The hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday seem a bit daunting. But it’s the perfect time of the year to hunt out a bargain, without leaving a dent in your wallet.
How did Black Friday and Cyber Monday come about?
In the 1950s, Police officers in Philadelphia, USA were the first to use the term “Black Friday” as they sighted large crowds of tourist shoppers creating traffic the day after Thanksgiving. During the Christmas season, brands started to offer the best deals and till this day sales have grown immensely.
Whereas, the term “Cyber Monday” was created by Ellen Davis and Scott Silverman to encourage people to shop online in comparison to brick and mortar stores.
In 10 minutes, I’ll give you the truth about these ‘shopping sensations’ and the ultimate guide to succeeding!
‘We’re making a list and checking it twice’
For savvy shoppers, it’s easy to go on a spending spree and you may find yourself with items you don’t actually need. Being mindful of your budget is always a good thing to do. So it’s essential to search for the best deals beforehand as this will save you a lot of time and money.
Note: Stick the list no matter how good the deals are!
Shop at your own comfort AKA in your PJs
Why trample yourselves during this busy weekend? There are hundreds of deals online at your service but just one click away. Start early and take advantage of shopping online. So, take a step back and unwind with your favourite cup of tea.
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By doing this you may bombard your inbox with junk mail, but nearly all of the retailers release Black Friday ads in the weeks leading up to the big event.
Precautions. Precautions. Precautions.
It’s ideal that some deals may look too good to be true, it’s possible they are just a click-bait. But, don’t fall into their nasty trap. We’ve got the tricks to catch them out.
1. Be aware of all the emails you receive. During this busy period, scammers are most likely to invade your inbox. It is essential that you inspect the grammar, spelling and more importantly the URL and email of the sender. Instead go directly to the brand’s site to verify the deal.
2. Be aware of items that are too cheap or too good to be true. Brands do this to stand out from the array of discounted items, thus grabbing your attention.
3. Free items can sometimes be a trick. The item alone could be priced at $0 to lure you in, but the shipping costs are highly-priced.
4. Never provide your personal details to untrusted sites. Do a little bit of light research about the brand before you swipe that card.
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