A week before the main event and the emails have already started to drop into my inbox. Black Friday (26 November 2016) or Cyber Monday is a perfect opportunity to grab some pre-Christmas bargains. Here are my top five tips for surviving the online shopping mall rush and a little video to help out.
Make a list of what you would like to buy, check the website and find out exactly when that sale is starting. Set an alarm on your phone or your email.
Follow The Band
Find your favourite stores on Twitter and Facebook and watch out for alerts and social media special deals.
Check It Out
Compare the price on other websites by using Google Shopping or PriceRunner to ensure you are getting the best deal. Just because one store says it's a bargain, it might not necessarily be the best bargain.
Get Even More Discounts
See if there are more savings to be had by checking out websites such as myvouchercodes.co.uk or to see if there is local collection or free delivery offers.
Set A Budget
Just because there's a sale on, make sure you are sticking to your budget. Also, ask yourself if you really need that item; would you have bought it if it hadn't have been on offer?