I recently wrote how to save money in the run up to Christmas and briefly touched on using the Black Friday sales. 

Using a website such as MyVoucherCodes can help you get further discounts on the already reduced Black Friday prices. In the lead up to Black Friday, the MVC Savvy Squad has been dedicated to searching the web to find and bring you only the best Black Friday vouchers and offers.

Joining loyalty clubs is an easy way of gaining points to spend. The Boots Parenting Club is my favourite as you get 10 points for every £1 you spend on baby products which soon add up. I save throughout the year and then they can be used for extra treats at Christmas time. The regular Boots Advantage Card gives you 4 points for every £1. There is also an Over 60s Club that gives 10 points per £1 spent on Boots branded products.
I am also in the Christmas Saver Club for Tesco Clubcard, all my points are saved and in November my vouchers get sent to me. These are great for doubling up when Tesco have a Clubcard Boost promotion on.
Other loyalty cards I like are Nectar, SuperdrugToys R UsThe Co-opMorrisonsWaitrose and John Lewis.

I also use cashback sites for my shopping to earn cashback on what I buy, my favourite is Top Cashback. I get my cashback paid onto my Love2shop card as it earns me an extra 6% on my payout. There is also Quidco for cashback. When there isn’t any cashback available on those for a certain store I check KidStart, KidStart pays cashback into a nominated childrens savings account.

Get organised, write down what you want and a RRP for it so you can stick to what you went shopping for, especially if you are going instore and can easily get carried away with seeing bargains and other shoppers going mad for something. Writing down the RRP also ensures that you are actually getting it at a good price and not being tricked into paying more.

Don’t just think about Christmas, if you can afford to, get some gifts for next years birthdays, Vaentines Day, Mothers Day etc. I try to get all of next years presents bought either in the Black Friday sale or Boxing Day sales. Oh and don’t miss out on the goodies in the Boxing Day sales by waiting until Boxing Day, most start online on Christmas Eve x

 

How to make the most of Black Friday #blackfriday #christmasshopping

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17 Comments

17 Comments on How to make the most of Black Friday

  1. Scandi Mummy
    November 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm (5 months ago)

    Great tips. I might be looking for winter gear in the sales as we are now off to Italy for a ski trip. Big fans of MyVoucherCodes too.

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  2. Lucy Melissa Smith (@hellobb_lucy)
    November 22, 2017 at 8:03 pm (5 months ago)

    Oh I never thought of looking past Christmas and getting presents for upcoming events in the New Year, what a great idea! x

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  3. Sarah Bailey
    November 23, 2017 at 6:10 pm (5 months ago)

    These are some great tips, I have to admit I’m going to miss most of Black Friday, but I might have to try and check it out a bit and see if I can grab some bargains.

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  4. Lilinha Espindula
    November 23, 2017 at 10:26 pm (5 months ago)

    I agree that it is very easy to get carried away when shopping. Great tips!

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  5. Melanie
    November 24, 2017 at 1:06 am (5 months ago)

    Some good sound advice here. I always use vouchers points cards Tec. Could do with a M&S code but can’t find one and my sparks offers are rubbish at the moment x

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  6. Anosa Myrabev Malanga
    November 24, 2017 at 3:03 am (5 months ago)

    Black Friday is one of the most awaited by many. I love shopping as there are so many good deals and discounts! I love earning points too!

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  7. Rhian Westbury
    November 24, 2017 at 9:15 am (5 months ago)

    I do buy quite a few things around the Boxing Day sales to keep until next year x

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  8. Super Busy Mum
    November 24, 2017 at 10:13 am (5 months ago)

    Amazing, thanks so much for this! I think this is such a huge success – Black Friday because, err HELLO Christmas around the corner and amazing savings to be had!!

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  9. countryheartdeb
    November 24, 2017 at 10:26 am (5 months ago)

    Great advice and i love collecting points in stores. Its not like it use to be though with tesco clubcard points – they use to give away loads!

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  10. Anthea
    November 24, 2017 at 1:24 pm (5 months ago)

    Great advice. I’m a black friday failure. I find it all too stressy trying to search around for things

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  11. Kitty Kaos
    November 24, 2017 at 10:40 pm (5 months ago)

    These are some fab money saving tips! I always use cash back websites when I am shopping online and lots of loyalty cards Instore x

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  12. Shahneela
    November 25, 2017 at 11:39 am (5 months ago)

    those are some great tips. I too buy things on boxing day for the next year!

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  13. Katrina
    November 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm (5 months ago)

    I love to shop in this years sales for next year- I already have the xmas tshirts for this year from last year too

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  14. Leah LS
    November 26, 2017 at 5:50 pm (5 months ago)

    There have been some amazing deals. Beauty Bay had 30% off across the whole site! Amazing x

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  15. dearmummyblog
    November 26, 2017 at 9:08 pm (5 months ago)

    Black Friday seemed to last for ages and start early this year. We picked up some good bargains off Amazon 🙂

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  16. Louise x (@withlovefromlou)
    November 27, 2017 at 11:32 am (5 months ago)

    Great tips! I picked up quite a few Christmas presents this Black Friday as I found some awesome discounts online 🙂

    Louise x

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