How to Survive Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Unlike Black Friday, Cyber Monday is exclusively online discounts, and is basically the online equivalent to Black Friday (which is in stores AND online). Whether you’re looking to save a bit on that luxury handbag you’ve been eyeing up or after some incredible bargains, the bloggers Anna ( … previously viviannadoesmakeup) and Victoria ( have each written very helpful blog posts about getting some amazing deals online.

Cyber Monday only lasts 24 hours, but you can sometimes find even greater bargains than in the days running up to Black Friday.  My inbox has been hammered with emails from all kinds of online retailers offering me all kinds of incredible discounts for almost every product under the sun!  But it’s knowing WHEN to get them that I find the biggest problem of all.  I quickly got fed up of the seemingly endless run up to Black Friday but I have discovered a few helpful tips to making the most of it.

Firstly, in terms of Black Friday, I tend to avoid going into any stores at all.  I hate crowded places and it is 10x nicer online shopping from the comfort of your own home than being pushed around by other bargain hunters.  If I’m looking for anything in particular I tend to write down a big list of ideas and scour the internet looking for the best price, it helps to keep me focused and not get distracted by other deals out there.  That being said, I also sometimes write down any other bargains I’d seen to go back to later.  For me it’s all about prioritising my purchases – seems crazy, I know!

Most deals start at midnight and you can guarantee that a lot of websites will crash as hundreds of thousands of customers begin their search for the best deals.  I avoid this completely and give myself time to have a look during the day itself.  Getting the best deal is all about perseverance, the willingness to search the internet, through hundreds of retailers, to find the perfect products.  It is a great way to kick off your Christmas shopping (that is if you haven’t already started) or to treat yourself to something you’ve been eyeing up for some time.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

Topshop – up to 50% off

Argos – bargain electrical & homeware

Amazon – Black Friday deals end 27th November 23:59

Boots – get the Real Techniques Mega Set (pictured) for just £40 (worth £100)

Selfridges – 20% with code SELFCCE

Feel Unique – 15% off everything* with code MAKEITMAGIC

John Lewis – price match deals

ASOS – 20% off everything with code GOGOGO

Debenhams – up to 50% off huge brands and 10% off all beauty & fragrance

and many, many more…!

*code cannot be used with sale items



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