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How To Win at Black FridayBlack Friday is just around the corner and that can mean only one thing - it’s nearly time for those savvy shoppers to begin their annual quest for the biggest bargains retailers have to offer! With huge discounts up for grabs and both online retailers and bricks and mortar competing to offer huge savings, it’s hard to know where to start when seeking out the items on your wish list. Ever the bargain hunters, we at Tower HQ have gathered together a few of our top tips to help you get prepared to bag the best deals without having to brave the crowds or hit F5 several hundred times in quick succession.
Do Your ResearchAs is true of most things, it pays to do your homework and be prepared. Never has this advice been so true when it comes to finding the best deals. Get online and check out the kinds of deals retailers will be offering before you start shopping. Many, like us at Tower for example, will advertise their deals on their websites and social media channels well ahead of the big day itself, so it’s wise to keep checking back.
Get SocialGet social and keep an eye on the social media pages of your favourite brands and retailers – there’ll often be exclusive deals advertised well in advance and special bonus offers for followers and/or subscribers to mailing lists. It’s also wise to keep a close eye on your email inbox as brands that you’ve shopped with before will often send out special deals via email.
Set a BudgetIt’s easy to get carried away when confronted by all those bargains and could end up buying a lot of things you don’t actually need as you get swept up in the excitement. Avoid this unwelcome scenario by setting yourself a strict budget and ask yourself if the items that you’re looking to buy really are must haves! Multi-purpose appliances like the Tower 8-in-1 Multi Cooker or the Tower 5 Litre Multi Function Pressure Cooker are great to look out for as they offer a huge amount of functionality in one cost effective package. Combine all of that functionality with a Black Friday discount and you’re onto a winner.
Quality over QuantityRemember, quality over quantity always wins out, so if you’ve got a few items earmarked, it’s better to go for long lasting items that will serve you well over the lifetime of the product. Items like the Tower Cerasure 5 Piece Pan Set that come with a standard 1 year warranty, extendable for a further 9 years when you register. Opting for lots of lesser quality items that appear to have the biggest discount is a false economy - it’s better to seek out bargains on a few durable, dependable products you know will have paid for themselves with the money you save by using them.
Unsociable HoursThe early bird catches the worm as they say and that goes for Black Friday too. A lot of deals will be released at what many would consider unsociable hours, so if you want to bag the best bargains, it’s worth being ready to grab them when everyone else is tucked up in bed. There’s usually only a limited number of each item in retailers’ Black Friday sales, so it’s better to be prepared and online when the discounts are released. Hopefully that little lot will give you a few pointers for when the big, bargain-laden day arrives. Be sure to keep checking back to the Tower blog and keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook channels for details of awesome Black Friday discounts.