Black Friday is
a fantastic shopping day that is usually described as a chaotic shopping experience.
Previously, Black Friday sales were only in physical stores, but as our world has
become more digital, Black Friday has come to exist both online and in person.
Black Friday is
most certainly an essential event for both saving and spending. Amongst all the
hype and chaos in this “saving experience”, it becomes so easy to end up
spending a lot more than what you are saving.
Here is a list
of ways to save money on Black Friday deals.
Develop a game plan
Through all the
chaos, it is impossible to navigate your way through each store, that is why
you should create a shopping list of everything you want to get for the day and
where to get it. Make a schedule of when you want to get to these particular
stores by, to make sure that you get to all your desired deals. Start with your
most desired purchased first just in case they are sold out before you get a
chance to buy them.
Know how much
you can spend, whether that is cash or credit. Once you know what you want,
work out how much you can spend. Keep in mind the festive season approaching in
Compare deals on items
Just because one
store has a specific product on sale doesn’t mean another store won’t have the
same product for a better price. Check online for the specials of the different
stores that sell the product you want and compare which one has the better
Follow your stores’ social media pages
Sign up to the
newsletters and visit the social media pages of your favourite stores so that you
can stay informed on what they have on offer. This means you’ll be one of the
first to hear about the Black Friday specials they are running.
If you’re not a
people person or if you don’t live close to a shopping centre, don’t feel left
out. Specials for Black Friday and Cyber Monday are abundant online. Many
online retailers are offering huge discounts.
Be responsible with your credit
As tempting as it is to splurge during Black Friday, it’s essential to keep in mind the rest of the year. Before Black Friday, take a look at your credit report at www.mycreditcheck.co.za to see what your accounts are looking like. You can use the information on your credit report to determine if you can afford to spend more on your credit accounts.