How to bag the best deals on Black Friday 2020

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year and it’s now just weeks away. Don’t worry, though, there’s still time to plan out those purchases – we’ve got all the tips and tricks you’ll need to get your hands on the best deals come November 27.

 

Making its way over to the UK from the USA in recent years, Black Friday has now become something of an institution. Falling on the day after Thanksgiving in America, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year stateside, and it’s now almost as popular here in the UK, too.

 

It’s a day for bagging bargains – especially of the tech type – and since Black Friday marks the beginning of Christmas shopping season, it’s also prime time for getting cut-price presents in preparation for the festive period.

 

Here are our pointers for getting more for your money while avoiding the potential pitfalls of Black Friday 2020.

 

Look out for early bird Black Friday bargains

While Black Friday is, in theory, a single day of deals, lots of retailers get in on the act in the run-up to Black Friday, so there are plenty of offers available before the day itself.

 

If you’re worried about deals selling out on the day, or don’t want to engage in the last-minute mayhem, see what you can find in the week or so leading up to the shopping event. You might be able to find what you’re looking for at the right price without having to stay up until gone midnight to bag the best deal.

 

Research a product’s price history

If you know you’re looking for a particular product, it sometimes pays to do a bit of price research first. Product prices can change over time depending on a whole variety of factors, so do a bit of digging before parting with your cash.

 

Research a product’s price history and you should be able to see whether its Black Friday sale price offers good value. Try a website like PriceRunner to compare prices. A Which? magazine investigation found that the majority of Black Friday product deals are either cheaper or the same price afterwards – so it’s worth signing up with retailers to stay informed of any future money-saving opportunities.

 

Prep your Black Friday purchases

Get yourself in the best position to take advantage of the Black Friday deals without any of the stress of battling for bargains. If you know where you want to pick up a deal on the day, and you can order online, make sure you’ve created an account and registered your payment details in advance. It’ll make for a much smoother checkout experience on the day.

 

Some retailers will allow you to click and collect, so you can avoid the crowds by picking up your purchase after Black Friday – and don’t forget to check if your card provider offers rewards like Airmiles or cashback, so you can make a great deal that bit sweeter.

 

Spread the cost of Black Friday bargains

If you’re planning to part with a significant amount of cash or perhaps pick up presents in advance for Christmas, being able to spread the cost of a Black Friday purchase can give you a bit of reassurance that you won’t be blowing the budget.

 

DivideBuy works with hundreds of retailers to offer interest-free credit at the checkout. This allows you to pay for purchases over a period of between 2 and 12 months, without being hit with any additional costs like interest or administration fees. It only takes a minute or two to apply and we provide you with an instant credit decision.

 

Take a look at the retailers in our and bookmark any you’d like to visit this Black Friday. Set up your DivideBuy account in advance and you could also save valuable seconds in the rush to secure the best Black Friday deals!

Recent Articles
10 good financial habits that could change your life
Good financial habits can, quite literally, change lives. Being responsible with money and living within your means takes practice, but learning how to manage your spending habits now could make for a stress-free financial future. Spending more than you earn, not having savings and getting into unmanageable debt are all bad financial habits that make […]
9th September 2021
Self-care made easy with interest free payments
As the lockdown restrictions of the last year have been lifted, we’re now able to get out and let our hair down. In the last 18 months, the cosmetic industry is dubbing the rise in self-care tends the “Zoom boom”, with both men and women spending more on self-care than ever before. Our directory of […]
6th September 2021
Don’t sweat the cost of home fitness
In our fast-paced world, fitting in gym sessions around a busy work or home life can sometimes be tricky. The good news is, you don’t need to go to the gym to keep fit. There is a huge range of gym kit available from our retailers, including treadmills, cross trainers, rowing machines, exercise bikes and […]
19th August 2021

Subscribe & Follow

Customer
Newsletter

Sign up to receive news, offers and new retailers as it happens.

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this site will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page


Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.


Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our Cookies page .


Skip to content