Black Friday is a US tradition, which follows immediately after Thanksgiving to unofficially kick-start Christmas.
2014 witnessed a wave of bargain hysteria on our TV screens. Retailers were overwhelmed as people fought in the aisles over widescreen TVs & other bargains, mirroring what we witnessed in the US. We didn’t know whether to be appalled or amused (ok, it is a bit of both!).
This year to celebrate Black Friday, the likes of Amazon, Tesco as well as every pub, restaurant and shop on the high street are promoting tailored offers. True to the UK, this year people have been criticising Black Friday for being a ‘rip-off’ and a wider cynicism. According to The Mirror, ‘a study of 178 deals from Black Friday 2015 has uncovered only 90 were genuine offers – with many items seemingly dropped for clearance purposes.’
Gift ideas for you
Not everyone can afford a widescreen TV and in a rented flat, it doesn’t always sense. However, why not grab yourself a laptop or tablet instead!
Where to buy: Amazon, Currys
Get your new winter wardrobe!
Are you one of those people who go into shops and end up buying something from the new range instead of something in the sales? Yeah me too. Browse online and by-pass those in-store impulse buys.
Nothing beats an afternoon at work whilst you check out the bargains. At the end of the day, they benefit when you look and feel fabulous when next in the office.
If you have signed up to mailing lists, you will have found out Missguided, ASOS, Boohoo all have Black Friday offers.
Where to buy your Christmas presents
Study the deals to pick up some Christmas presents for loved ones! Obvs make sure you know what you are buying and check any money-back guarantees buying in advance.
Where to buy: Argos, Currys, Amazon, Game (sign up for this)
Now…go, go, go!
Author: Marie Ellis
People say write about what you know. So I did. I founded Broke Girl in the City – a smart girl’s guide to leading a fabulous lifestyle despite being broke! A career spanning entertainment, bars & nightclubs (and frequenting them), film, music and TV, there isn’t much I don’t know about how to have fun in the city when completely broke.