Posted on November 25, 2015
Bensons for Beds: 9am-8pm
Betta Living: 10am-8pm
Carpet Right: 9:30am-6pm
Furniture Village: 9:30am-8pm
Home Sense: 9am-9pm
Pixi Foto: 9am-6pm
Pets at Home: 9am-8pm
Wren Kitchens & Bedrooms: 9am-8pm
Ultimate Outdoors: 8:30am-8pm
1: Prepare for the worst…
Yep, you remember that iconic Black Friday video from 2014… who knew things could get so violent??
Let’s be honest though, I doubt very much Castle Marina will witness that scale of madness.
But either way, be prepared for it to be a little busier than usual – keep your kids where you can see them and your purses by your side…
You can never predict Black Friday madness!
2: Check the deals beforehand and write a list
The majority of the shops Castle Marina will start advertising their Black Friday offers this week.
Hard-core Black Friday shoppers will have a pre-browse on the shop websites to be clued up on the types of offers… serious hard-core shoppers will even write a list! Believe it or not, this is actually a good idea, especially if you’ve still got some of that dreaded Christmas shopping to do.
Have a browse at the offers beforehand, write a list of what you want, and hey-ho, you’re on for a successful day!
3: Impulse buying is a real thing, you know!
Agree on a spending budget!!! The aim of Black Friday is to entice you with amazing offers –and as incredible as that half price 50” TV is, it also has the tendency to drain your wallet and make you feel ‘guilt buy’ later on (oh yes, that’s also a real thing).
Go into a shop with a strict budget in mind and you’re more likely to have a successful, sensible and guilt-free day.
4: Remember those shopping bags
Don’t go spending 5p on a plastic carrier bag for every item you buy, bring your reusables – they’re not the coolest of things, we know, but every penny helps!
5: Think of alternatives…
Don’t say we didn’t warn you when the woman in front of you grabs that last special laptop that your son asked for this Christmas!!
Don’t let the perfect 50% laptop vanish before your eyes… find alternatives!
There’s bound to be another laptop just as perfect as this one. Just as we said in Tip 2, do your research – there might be an even be the same one next door.
6: Keep your sanity intact…
This sounds stupid, we know, but you never know how the Black Friday fever will affect you.
Have a break during the day, chill and treat yourself to a Costa, or even make an excuse for some lunch.
Who knew shopping could be such a stressful task? Sit down with your friends, order a grande gingerbread latte, and rave over the AMAZING deals you’ve just had!
Happy Black Friday shopping everyone!!