Originally an American tradition, it’s thanks to the internet that Black Friday has become a global event and at times like these, I couldn’t be more thankful for the existence of the internet. Black Friday comes around the day after Thanksgiving, bringing us all of the best discounts that seem to get better and better each year. Black Friday sales are the perfect time to get started on your Christmas shopping or for stocking up on winter wear like I did in the pre-cyber week Missguided sale last Friday.
In preparation for Black Friday this year, I thought I would put together a list of my top tips and discount codes so that hopefully, you can get the most out of the Black Friday deals online.
To start off here’s what I bought in the Misguided sale last Friday:
Thanks to the 50% discount on all stock the grand total of my Misguided shop was £62. It all arrived yesterday and I am definitely one happy customer.
Top Tips for Winning at Black Friday Shopping Online
1.Preparation is key
In order to make the most of all of the sales going on you need to do your research beforehand. If you’re planning on making a start on your Christmas shopping make sure you have made a list of what you’re getting for who and where you’re planning to get them. If you’re stuck for inspiration you can check out my gift guide edit of personalised gifts. Make sure you have a back up plan in case you find that the product is out of stock where you had originally planned to get it. Strategy is key when it comes to online shopping in the sales.
2. Have your wishlist at the ready
I don’t know about you but I have a constant wishlist on the go on my favourite sites so that at times like these or like last week when everyone went crazy for Missguided’s surprise super sale, I knew what I wanted. Keeping wish lists online is handy because most sites will tell you the availability of the items included and some even send you alerts when your items go on sale. Sizes and products sell out very quickly thanks to all of the amazing discounts going on so you need to be able to act fast on Black Friday. Having a wishlist ensures you can get in and out of there as quickly as possible without the disappointment of missing out on a product.
3. Don’t forget about Cyber Monday
With that being said, don’t be disheartened if you do miss out on an item because you still have Cyber Monday to look forward to with discounts continuing through to Tuesday morning in some cases. If you don’t see a code or discount promotions available at your favourite online shop just yet, don’t give up – some stores don’t release their discount deals until Monday so check back then and use the extra time of the weekend to carefully plan exactly what you want to buy.
Discount Codes & Deals
Now for the best bit – all of the online discount codes you need to know about. Some of the sales have already started and some of them you don’t need a code for. All Black Friday discount information is outlined in the below list.
Now all that’s left to do is shop!
ZARA – 20% off on selected items. In store and online.
Missguided – 50% off everything. Code: GOGOGO
boohoo.com – Up to 50% off & Free Super Saver Delivery. Sale has started online. Ends 27th November.
Selfridges – 20% off your Christmas Shopping. 10% off Beauty & Fragrance with code SELFCCE
ASOS – 20% off everything with no minimum spend. Offer ends Tuesday 9am. Code: GOGOGO
Glamourous – 40% off everything with code BF40
New Look – Up to 50% off selected styles.
River Island – Up to 50% off selected lines, online and in-store.
The Body Shop – 40% off with code 19805
Boux Avenue – 20% off everything. 40% off selected lingerie and nightwear.
House of Fraser – Up to 50% off. Ends Monday.
Urban Outfitters – Up to 50% off selected lines online and in-store
Public Desire – 30% off online using code CYBER30
Pretty Little Thing – Up to 50% off everything online
OFFICE – 20% off everything. Enter code WONDER at checkout.
Topshop – Up to 50% off selected lines online and in-store. Ends 28th November.
Good luck & happy shopping!