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Black Friday 2020

Black Friday 2020

With the 2020 year that we’ve had, Black Friday feels like a great chance to spoil ourselves at the end of an otherwise awful year. We totally get that, but it’s wise to keep the bigger picture in mind when looking at the specials being thrown at us with every passing advert.

If you have a little extra cash saved for specific expenses that have been on your wishlist, then now is a good time to look for a Black Friday special. Here are a few tips to keep our fingers restricted to the sensible BUY button.

PLAN AHEAD! Make a list of all the things you have been eyeing, with their prices and only get them if, and only if, they are less than what they normally cost. Don’t spend what you can’t afford: Work out how much you can afford to spend and stick to that budget.

  • • Check out the ads and the Apps for deals
  • • Do your research before you buy
  • • Compare prices at different online shops
  • • Ask for Gift Receipts

A lot of stores have pre-Black Friday specials and even whole November specials.

Final tip: while you’re looking for those amazing deals, keep the long view in mind - in a year from now (or 5?), will you be happy that you spent your money on this glitzy blingy beautiful thingy you’re buying right now?

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