Are You Ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
If retailers large and small across the UK have their way, then this time next week you and many others will be splashing the cash and scrambling to get the best deals over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend.
Black Friday was originally intended as a way for retailers to get the most money from consumers on what had proved to be the most popular shopping day of the year, as shoppers loaded up on gifts for the holiday period. Retailers started offering special discounts on this day to entice customers through their doors. As these retailers started to get more and more competitive with their offers, the Black Friday phenomenon was born. Of course, Black Friday was more focused on bricks and mortar stores in its early days. Nowadays, however, more of us are starting to shop online and because of this Black Friday has turned into a bit of an online phenomenon too.
This leads us to Cyber Monday. While Black Friday historically proved to be the most popular day of the year for shoppers in physical retail stores, it became apparent that the Monday just after Black Friday was the most popular shopping day for those who preferred to shop online. Not wanting to miss out on an opportunity, online retailers also began to offer big discounts on what became known as ‘Cyber Monday’, as they all vied for your business and your hard-earned cash.
Not Just About Gift Buying
Nowadays, Black Friday seems to have become much more than just a chance to load up on gifts on the cheap. These days it is an opportunity for consumers to treat themselves too, with consumers even putting off purchases they would have normally made until Black Friday, in the hope of picking up a bargain.
How to Find the Best Deals
So, how can you make the most of this mad weekend of deals both on the high street (and retail parks) and online? Well, the first thing you can do is to decide your own personal budget for the day so that you don’t overspend. You will also need to get down to the shops or get online as early as possible to make sure that all the best deals aren’t gone before you even have a chance to get your hands on them. Of course, this is just the very basics of what you’ll need to know if you are going to be able to root out the VERY best deals. If you want to learn even more tips and secrets, then you could check out the Black Friday e-book from MyVoucherCodes titled ‘How can consumers get the best deals over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend?’
So, are you ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Do you have a stash of cash ready to splurge? If so, then you will need to be at the very top of your game to get a hold of the very best deals. The rewards could be great, but don’t expect it to be an easy ride. Black Friday, after all, is not for the faint of heart.