Black Friday Quick Guide: Time to start preparing for your Christmas shop

Christmas presents in trolley

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start planning your Christmas shop.

So many retailers participate in this retail event, making it the perfect opportunity to buy some early Christmas gifts while they are on sale.

At Mozo, we are here to help you get the most bang for your buck, so here are some tips to help you get ready for the biggest retail event of the year:

  • Do a budget so you know how much you can afford to spend
  • Make a list of what you intend to buy 
  • Do your research on the best Black Friday deals

Luckily, we have all the information you need about which retailers are having sales on our Black Friday sales hub.

How to implement these tips:

Do a budget based on how much you can afford

The holiday season can quickly become one of the more expensive periods of the year, which is why it’s important to plan ahead so you know exactly how much you can afford to spend. This will also help prevent you from impulse buying during the sales and spending more than your means.

If you need help making a budget, check out our Mozo budget calculator or try one of the many budget calculator apps on the market.

Or if you prefer a more old school method, you can use a spreadsheet (either on Excel or pen and paper!)

Having a savings and spending checklist in place is the most important way to ensure you are prepared for pre-Christmas sales.

Plan what you want to buy

If you want to buy Christmas presents at a discounted price, Black Friday is the way to do it. But to avoid being unorganised and buying unnecessary items, make sure you have a list of products you want to buy prior to shopping.

If you make a list of who you are shopping for, and what you want to buy them, you will have a good starting point! 

It is also worth comparing the price of an item at various retailers to make sure you are getting the best deal possible.

Find out which retailers are having Black Friday sales

Black Friday is a great chance to score savings on items both big and small. The good news is there are so many retailers participating in this year's sales event. So, no matter what you’re shopping for, you’re bound to find a good deal. Whether you’re looking for the latest tech, home appliances, clothing, shoes or beauty products, there will be a participating retailer selling these items.

Here’s a sneak peak at some of the retailers having sales:

Head to our Black Friday hub and continue your research on everything you need to know about this year’s Black Friday sales!