How to maximize your post-Black Friday savings
Black Friday is just the tip of the iceberg. After this big discount event there are other dates worth keeping in mind to buy cheap. During Cyber Monday the sales continue, December is an ideal month to liquidate Christmas gifts and in January the summer season liquidations start. In Australia, as in other countries around the world, the possibilities of finding bargains are endless. They begin with Black Friday, but they don't end there. So don't feel bad if you couldn’t buy something on that date. Australian stores are now gearing up for their most important selling season, which even extends into February with Valentine's Day. How to maximize your post-Black Friday savings? Take note.
Join social media
The Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter) profiles of your favorite stores are a great way to learn about exclusive deals and promotions. Retailers often reward customers who like or follow them on social media with special alerts about discounts and incentives. And, of course, text messages and social media posts are also an easy way to share shopping information with your friends.
Set a budget and stick to it
Yes, this sounds simple. The special discounts that stores promote in limited quantities are designed with the intention of attracting your attention so that you enter the store or buy things online that you had no intention of buying in the first place. It is very easy to get excited and end up overspending. Decide early on how much you want to spend on your purchases and do your best to resist impulse buying, especially if you're not sure how good the deal is.
Use loyalty programs
Loyalty programs offer members access to coupons, deals and promotions in advance, plus they allow them to accumulate rewards for what they buy. So sign up to receive deal alerts. In some cases, you can even check to see if the products you want are available in-store or if you can buy them online and pick them up later in-store, which can save you money on shipping costs.
Review all store policies in advance
It's always good to know a store's return and price-matching policies. Almost all major retailers have some type of price-matching policy and have been extending it almost every year. However, some stores suspend their price match guarantees on certain items during and after Black Friday, so be sure to read the fine print. Check the return and exchange policies for sales to make sure the store won't charge you a restocking fee if you return an item.
Avoid store sales and shop online
While many deals will be available in person and online, you may have better luck and more options shopping from your phone or computer. In recent years, we've seen retailers offer more promotions online than in-store.
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