The Key To Surviving Black Friday

Fashion / November 24, 2019
by Johanna Roelich

Who even remembers Boxing Day sales anymore? No, we don’t either, it’s all about the Black Friday bangers now! The 29th November 2019 marks the return of Black Friday, a yearly event that follows the day after Thanksgiving where retailers offer time-limited quality bargains. Pretty great, right?

It’s the one day of the year where we find it reasonably acceptable to act out, possibly ruin some friendships and even lose a bit of self-respect over some clobber you’ve been after all season. It’s the judgement call whether to keep your sanity and integrity and walk away empty-handed or just completely lose all dignity you have and walk away with everything you wanted, along with the stuff you didn’t actually want but ended up buying anyway.

Don’t let Black Friday 2019 break you. This is your survival guide to make it through in one piece – whether it being the pressure of snappin’ up that Pretty Green number before the dreaded “item not available” message pops up, or the urgency of pushing your way through the crowd to get to that fresh pair of Gazelle’s you’ve been eyeing up for months before that kid beats you to it, we’ve got your back.

Get prepping

Preparation is key if you want to smash the Black Friday weekend. Even if you’re not after a new wardrobe, it’s best to ‘favourite’ or ‘bookmark’ the products you want to get your hands on – and check at least two of their competitors and bookmark those too! You can’t chance these things.

Need the full shebang? Download the apps, create your accounts and get those details saved so all that stands in the way of you and your new gear, is a tap of the finger. Add what you like to your wishlist pre-sale and all you need to do is check back on the day and head straight to the checkout. Stick with prepping guys and you’ll avoid the panic.

Sign up

Let’s be honest, Black Friday doesn’t start on the Friday anymore. A lot of retailers kick it all off about a week before, stretching out the top deals for as long as possible to give us the best chance and snapping up everything we wanted (or just everything…) But here’s a little tip; early access normally goes down via the app. So, what are you going to do with this vital information?

Keep to a budget

Black Friday might be landing on pay day for a lot of us but you’ve still got to be smart. Remember, this is your last payday before Christmas: cue warning sirens everywhere. Give yourself a realistic budget and stick to it. Easy.

Be strong-willed

You might try to outsmart Black Friday but it might end up outsmarting you. Top tips; use your judgement and keep your eye on the prize, stay cool and reserved, and just think, you deserve that pair of Air Force 1’s.

Timing really is everything

Black Friday isn’t going to wait until you’re sat at your desk at 9am sharp or whenever you have some spare time to pop down to the shops. Some of the best Black Friday offers start at midnight. Overload on caffeine – it could be a long night.

If you failed Black Friday

It’s alright mate, it happens. If you feel like Black Friday shopping has been a total fail and you’ve come away empty-handed, don’t panic, you’ve got the whole weekend to try again. Cyber Monday is another chance to get involved in all the flash sales and discounts. So if Black Friday just wasn’t your day, you’ve got a second shot to smash the sales.

Download our app now to be the first to know when our Black Friday sale kicks off.

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