Search for voucher codes and discount coupons for your favourite retailers on the DailyMail website. These can be used at any time of the year and are regularly updated. You can even use them during Black Friday to increase your discount.
If you’re going to shop online during Black Friday, we strongly recommend creating an online account right now. Visit the websites for your chosen stores and open an account. It only takes a few minutes but will save you valuable time on the day itself.
Many retailers announce their sales to subscribers first. Some even give subscribers early access to the best deals. Sign up for newsletters at your favourite stores and check your inbox regularly. If there’s no newsletter option, follow the retailers on social media.
Many retailers offer free delivery with a minimum spend. By shopping carefully during Black Friday and grouping your purchases, you can avoid paying any delivery charges. Check the delivery webpage for your favourite stores and plan your shopping around that.
Yes, it is safe to shop online in the UK. In fact it’s a very popular way to shop. 80% of internet users in the UK shop online and the UK has one of the largest e-commerce markets in the world. You can increase your online safety by paying with Paypal or with a credit card as both of these methods offer some protection to the buyer. Only buy from recognised retailers and check the website address to make sure it is legitimate. Use a private internet connection, for example at home, if possible.
You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to save money. There are several other big sales events during the year that are well worth a look. In August and September there is the Back to School sale. The sister event to Black Friday, called Cyber Monday, is another good shopping opportunity. If you don’t want to wait for a sale and want to buy something right now, you can still save money by shopping with a discount code.
Cyber Monday is another great sale that comes right after Black Friday. It is always held on the following Monday. This year it will fall on 26th November. Cyber Monday began as an online-only sale, while Black Friday was focused on in-store reductions. Now you can shop online on both sale days. Cyber Monday tends to be more focused on electronics and tech gadgets. Many retailers hold a weekend-long sale that covers both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.