It’s easy to get caught up in the madness of the sales and the desire to buy things that you otherwise wouldn’t.
If you do decide to take part, here are 4 ways you can make the most of the sales and still save money for your family
Get clear on what you actually want or need
Instead of just looking around the shops and checking out the sales, set yourself some clear goals as to what you actually want or need to get.
Having a clearer idea of what you want to come away with will help you to stick to your budget and avoid any unnecessary impulse purchases.
Do your research online
Once you’ve decided that you need, it’s important to research where you can get the best deal. On high-profile shopping days, such as Black Friday, a lot of shops will often price match or drop their prices further based on competitor behaviour. Make sure you’re getting the best available deal.
Set yourself a budget, and stick to it!
Knowing your budget before you start is good money management. It will help prevent overspending and lower your chances of going beyond what is financially viable.
In fact, setting and sticking to a budget is something that should always be practised, but particularly around Black Friday.
Check the returns policy on the things you buy
Retailers can often alter their returns policy during sale periods. Check these before you buy; they will be available online, in-store or via customer service.
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