There are only 2 weeks left until the best day for shopping, Black Friday 2019. Undoubtedly, this is the most anticipated sale of the year not only for deals hunters, but also for those who simply want to get particular goods or services at discounted prices.
This year’s official event date is Friday, November 29. However, this does not prevent the period of discounts from expanding. Most merchants are starting to make available or at least announce some of their Black Friday deals a whole month before the set day. For example, now you can already find all major retailers full of so-called pre-Black Friday deals.
Every year, more and more companies join to participate in Black Friday. Surely, your e-mail box is full of emails from all kinds of stores promoting their special Black Friday offers. By now, it already seems impossible keep track of all the discounts. No doubt, shopping on this day can turn out to be very beneficial. Besides the discounted items you often can get such perks as free shipping, extended return policy and others.
Nevertheless, according to statistics, more than 30% of those who shop on Black Friday or following it Cyber Monday later regret their spending. That is why it is extremely important to prepare for this event in advance. Here are some tips to help you meet a situation head-on and avoid unplanned expenses:
• Make a list of what you want to buy to focus only on what you really need;
• Set the maximum budget to avoid overspending;
• Start monitoring prices on the chosen items in good time to make sure the store doesn’t raise them on the day of sale;
• Use the right credit card with good rewards program and low or 0% intro APR to save even more and earn cash back, points or miles on the purchases;
• Avoid suspicious websites and make electronic payments only to trusted ones to prevent fraud when shopping online;
• Take some time to think to make a sound assessment and decide on whether to buy or not to buy.