The Best of Black Friday 2018

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It’s Black Friday next week! The event always takes place the day after the U.S celebration of Thanksgiving, meaning that this year the shopping event falls on November 23rd (followed by Cyber Monday on November 26th). Stores such as Amazon, Currys PC World and Superdrug have already started their Black Friday sales!

For those of you looking to save money on specific items ahead of Christmas, then Black Friday is usually worth hanging on for. Here are some top tips to help you make the most of the shopping event…


Cashback on Your Black Friday Shopping

cashback on black friday

When it comes to making the most of Black Friday, preparation is key and, with 98% of the UK’s shoppers planning to buy online, that’s where you can expect to find the very best deals! But there’s also a way for you to save even more money when buying online.

Cashback allows you to get a % of the money you spend back when you purchase through a specific site. My favourite cashback site is TopCashback. TCB support most major retailers including John Lewis, M&S, Debenhams and lots more! I’ve made £350+ just by shopping through TopCashback over the past few years. You can find out more by following the link below.


Double Discount

There’s also a way for you to save money by using gift cards to your advantage! You can buy discounted gift cards from Zeek and use them to pay for already discounted items both online and in store during Black Friday.

When you visit Zeek, you’ll be able to buy gift cards for most major retailers at a discounted price (5%-25%). You’ll also get en extra £5 off your first gift card.


Amazon’s Seven Days of Black Friday Deals

Amazon's Seven Days of Black Friday Deals

Starting today, until the 23rd November, Amazon will be releasing thousands of deals each day. Amazon’s “Seven Days of Black Friday Deals” will include huge savings on electronics, kitchen appliances, toys and more.

Last year Amazon offered deals including price cuts to the Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Surface Pro and Fitbit Blaze. This year I’ve already spotted deals on the Echo Dot (£49.99 £19.99), Fire 7 Tablet (£49.99 £29.99), & Fitbit Charge 2 (£139.99 £74.99).


Curry’s PC World Black Tag Event 

Curry’s PC World has launched its second wave of pre-Black Friday sales with its Black Tag event. The retailer is dropping prices across on tons of great tech! If a 4K TV is on your list this year, then Currys PC World is likely to be one of the retailers to keep an eye on.

Last year Curry’s had deals on the Fitbit Ionic,  the Samsung UE49MU6120 4K 49-inch and the Amazon Fire TV stick with Alexa. This year Curry’s are already offering discounts on the Dolce Gusto by Krups Coffee Machine (£119 £49.99), the Samsung smart 32inch LED TV (£350 £249) and HP 15.6” Intel Core i3 Windows 10 laptop (£559 £329). You can also register your interest for their Black Friday deals on their site.


Superdrug Black Friday 2018

superdrug black friday

If you’re looking for perfume, makeup and beauty, then Superdrug’s Black Friday event is worth checking out. This year Superdrug announced their Black Friday deals early, you can shop them now online until the 27 November (or until stocks last).

Some of Superdrug’s top deals include the Sanctuary Spa Pamper Me Perfect Gift Set (£40 £20), Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml (£48.50 £33.50), Zoella Wish Upon A Spa Gift Collection (£40 £15), and Diesel Only the Brave 200ml (£84 £42). Remember you can earn points on your Superdrug shop with a Health and Beauty Card + get student discount with an NUS Card.


Black Friday Consumer rights

Unfortunately, the Black Friday sales make the perfect opportunity for online hackers to obtain your personal and sensitive data so be careful during the sales.

Avoid scams: Stick to trusted websites (that have a padlock symbol in front of the URL in the top left of your internet browser). And use a credit card for purchases over £100 but under £30,000.

Faulty goods: Under the Consumer Rights Act (2015) you have 30 days to get a refund if an item is faulty/damaged.

Online items stolen on your doorstep: Ensure that you always ask for items to be left in a secure place. But in most circumstances if an item is stolen from your doorstep, most retailers will agree to a refund.

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