We are only a few days away from Black Friday, and like most of you, I too want to get my hands on the best deals. My main game plan is to shop online from the comfort of my home. Travelstart have come up with a few much needed tips to make sure that you will not be missing out on any Black Friday deals, by Travelstart.
Create a list ahead of time of what you need to avoid being distracted by ‘great offers’ that you don’t actually need. be specific about your destination but flexible on your travel dates.
2. Set a budget
Set yourself a limit and leave credit cards behind to reduce the risk of impulsive shopping.
3. Do your homework
Research your product well so that you do not end up buying something inferior just because its marked at a cheaper price.
4. Sign up for newsletters and email alerts
Sign up for email alerts, newsletters and follow your brand / store on social media to receive special alerts and discounts before anyone else
5. Download the APP
Browse faster and receive exclusive Black Friday deals that may only be available on the app.
6. The early bird catches the worm
Set your clock for midnight on Thursday 22 November so you can get all your shopping done while everyone is still asleep.
7. Compare prices
Compare prices beforehand to see if you’re really getting a good deal and which store has the best offer. When booking flights, also check out hotel specials around your travel dates.
8. Be Prepared
If you plan on making an EFT payment, check that you have enough funds in your account. If you plan on booking flights, make sure you have your ID and passport numbers on hand. You don’t want to be scrambling around for documents at the last minute.
9. Collect Discount Codes
You might be able to add these to the discount price for an even further discount to your purchase.
10. Time it right
Shop online early in the morning and head to the shops later in the evening as some stores discount their products even further later in the day.
11. Bring a friend
Teamwork is golden so shop with a buddy and split up tasks to work through your list together and faster.
12. Fuel your mind and body
No one likes cranky shoppers so get a good night’s sleep and hit the shops with a positive mindset. Make sure you have a proper meal beforehand and stay hydrated.
13. Leave the kids at home
You will need to focus all your energy on nabbing those deals and staying calm. Having your kids tag along will be frustrating for you and them.
14. Ditch the trolley for carrier bags
Don’t even think about manoeuvring a trolley around the shops. Be smart and eco-friendly by carrying your items in reusable bags.
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