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8 Black Friday shopping tips

    Not too much happens in November to get excited about, however, there is something to look forward to if you love to shop. Black Friday takes place this year on November 23rd and it’s a day when you can expect to find tasty deals on the High Street and online.

    If you want to take advantage of some of the online Black Friday deals, here are some tips to help you stay safe and find the best bargains.

    1. Set a Budget

    There are still a few days for you to get ready and you can start by working out what you can afford to spend. Setting a limit on your spending means you won’t get carried away and find yourself paying for your purchases for the next twelve months.
    You’ll be pleased to learn that a LeoPay VISA card allows you to put limits on your spending, so you won’t have to worry about keeping tabs on what you spend.

    2. Do Your Research in Advance

    When it comes to making online purchases, it pays to do some research in advance. It tends to be electronic goods and gadgets that feature heavily in the sales but look hard enough and you’ll find most online retailers offering some kind of special deal. Browse several different websites for a good idea of what is being offered as part of their Black Friday promotions.

    3. Sign Up for Newsletters

    A great way to find out about the latest deals is to sign up for retailers’ newsletters. Many of them send out emails a few weeks before the big day providing you with details of their secret deals or extra discount coupons.

    4. Set up Online Accounts in Advance

    Things can get a little hectic on Black Friday and to save missing out on any deals because you’re trying to open an account it’ll pay to open one in advance. You’ve already done some research and decided on the sites where you want to shop, so save yourself some time and be prepared when the deals are ready and waiting.

    5. Only Purchase from Trustworthy Websites

    On the whole, online shopping is relatively safe, however, there is still a risk if you don’t take certain precautions. For example, only provide your card details if the website has an SSL certification. You can also check whether a seller is trustworthy by looking at their rating and online product reviews.
    Using a public Wi-Fi service to shop online is not the best idea, as it is not always secure. It’s far better to do your online shopping in the comfort of your own home.

    6. Check the Discount

    It’s very easy to get carried away by the whole Black Friday shopping experience. Be very careful to check the details and beware of misleading sale prices. The internet is a wonderful tool and you should use it to your advantage. Check the price of items elsewhere to ensure you’re not being conned.

    7. Beware of Scams

    If you see a deal and think it’s too good to be true, it probably is. While there are going to be plenty of special offers and amazing price reductions, you’re not likely to find retailers giving their products away.

    8. Don’t Forget About Cyber Monday

    Black Friday is something to look forward to but don’t be too disappointed if you miss out on a deal. You’ll find many retailers extending their promotional offers over the weekend, and they’ve even thought to introduce a Cyber Monday. How fantastic is that?

    Whether you want to get ahead with your Christmas gift shopping, treat yourself to something you’ve longed to buy, or want to take advantage of low prices, Black Friday is a great time to do it. Follow our tips and you’ll stay safe and not overspend.