Holidays are coming! That means sales season is also around the corner. While you’re mentally getting ready to spend money on presents and treats, retailers prepare to hit their sales’ calendar. The variety of discounts may overwhelm you even before the sales start. That’s why we have prepared some tips and tricks to make your Black Friday shopping safe and beneficial.
A range of cashback websites and credit card companies offer you getting money back on purchases. Some of them return the money as reward points, other – as discounts on other purchases. Such bonus system will come in hand on Black Friday if you are going to spend a fortune anyway.
If you think huge lines in the stores are a nightmare, believe websites’ overload is no better. Thousands of clients try to make their purchases online and the system often breaks down. In such a way creating an account on the store’s website on Black Friday is a hopeless affair. Take care of it ahead of the bargain.
Unlike the usual shopping day, a credit card is your friend on Black Friday. It will make your transactions safe, as a bank deals with the retailer. Plus, credit cards allow you to refund the money in terms of liability program. To provide the bank with proofs for the case, don’t forget to take screen-grabs of your purchases.
Shopping online doesn’t mean you can’t haggle as on the market. Use live chat to contact the seller and ask for discounts or discuss the desirable price. It won’t cost you anything, but if you don’t try, you’ll never win.
Sometimes, when you are not sure about the purchase, simply leave it in your basket. It may happen that a retailer will contact you soon via email with the special deal or discount if you implement the purchase. It’s not a 100% trick, but you can try your luck.
To be aware of all deals, sign up for your favorite stores on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc.). However, make sure you follow the verified pages, to avoid frauds and cyber-crimes. Also, pay attention to message ads and newsletters, there can be worthy discounts as well.
Black Friday preparation buzz may blow your mind with the choice of stores and deals. It’s easy to lose that one special deal among dozens of web pages you look through in one day. Use bookmarks to keep track and then simply delete them from your browser.
First of all, avoid dubious sellers who try to contact you directly, especially if they have little selling history. Always, use PayPal on the auction site because of its customer protection system. Finally, be careful of fakes and counterfeit items.