Once again, December is creeping round the corner and it’s almost the most wonderful time of the year – Christmas! If you’re planning out your gifts, dinner and decorations and wondering if your budget can stretch then making the most of the festive sales can really help your money go further. Logbook loan provider Auto Advance have some tips that will allow you to take the stress out of buying presents.
Beating the Black Friday rush
This big shopping day has really grown in popularity in the UK in the past few years. Made famous in America, Black Friday marks the busiest shopping day of the year with huge sales and plenty of bargains. Shops, supermarkets and online sites all partake in slashing prices to help shoppers snap up some christmas bargains. We’ve all seen the mad rush and stampedes associated with this major shopping event on the news but you don’t need to get caught up in the crowds the get yourself some savings.
Online retailers like Amazon and eBay also participate in Black Friday with some fantastic deals to be had. Plenty of high street shops will have their deals online as well as in store so you won’t be missing out. The biggest reductions are usually on more expensive electrical goods like TVs, tablets and PlayStations – so if you’re getting one as a gift, it’s worth looking for one next Friday. You can also expect to see this year’s must have toys cut down in price in anticipation for Christmas. If you already have your child’s letter to Santa then you will know which gifts to look for!
We all know someone who sets their alarm super early on Boxing Day to head out to the shops and make the most of the sales. In recent years, most Boxing Day sales begin online on Christmas Day itself. Last year, an estimated £700 million was spent on Christmas Day by revellers keen to get themselves some extra presents. The boxing day sales are famous for picking up some reduced price clothes with clothing shops opening as early as 5am to prepare for shoppers. If you are serious about kitting yourself out with a new wardrobe then the key is to get yourself up and out early. Boxing day is known as one of the busiest shopping days of the year with people also heading out to spend gift vouchers and exchange unwanted gifts.
Last but not least in the shopping sale calendar is the big January sales. As shoppers look towards their new year resolutions, expect a reduction in health products from gym equipment to juicers. If you are looking towards summer and the warmer weather than January could be the perfect time to book your holidays. Make the most of the new year sales and shop around online for the perfect getaway. Save some money and give yourselves something to look forward to at the same time