How To WIN Black Friday

How To WIN Black Friday

Black Friday is almost here. For the uninitiated, the 4th Thursday in November (the day after American Thanksgiving) is the year's biggest shopping day. For me, Black Friday involves comfy pants, leftovers, and online shopping! If you play your cards right, you can bag some of the year's best bargains. Get it wrong, and you'll bust your Holiday budget before the leftovers gone.

Like all things, preparation is key. We’ve created this handy guide to help you navigate the sales without getting sidetracked by stuff you don't want or need. Stay focused, make a plan, and stick to our Black Friday Hacks to get the biggest bang for your buck.

  1. Black Friday Sneak Peek. It's not just a one-day affair! While officially Black Friday kicks off after American Thanksgiving, savvy shoppers know the game starts early. Retailers worldwide are unleashing sales as early as September now. Start your research now; the early bird gets the discounted worm.
  1. Make a Budget. It's not technically a "hack," but it's the linchpin of your Black Friday success. Set a budget, stick to it, and avoid the deal-induced spending spiral. Your wallet will thank you later.
  1. Make a list (and check it twice)! Craft a meticulous shopping list for everyone on your gift orbit. Say goodbye to last-minute panic purchases at the full retail price. The result? A stress-free, well-planned shopping spree! 
  1. Code Cravings: Beyond the giants like Amazon, explore hidden gems and boutique brands you don’t normally shop. Are you a new customer? Grab those discount codes by sharing your details. Unsubscribe later if you must, but the savings will be worth it.
  1. Social Savvy Shopping: Stay connected with your favourite brands on social media platforms. Exclusive early or additional discounts are offered to loyal followers on Instagram, Facebook, or TikTok. Subscribe to the brands you covet and follow them to stay in the loop about private community sales. 
  1. Account Advantage: Black Friday is the most heavily shopped day online. That means websites can crash. Don't let an overcrowded site ruin your Black Friday triumph. Play it safe, and create customer accounts on the sites you like right now to safeguard your cart and those precious discounts. Some brands will honour the discount even if you miss their posted sales day, especially if you are a "known" customer!
  1. Don’t Sleep on Cyber Monday: Black Friday isn't the only game in town. Keep an eye on the following Monday for potentially deeper discounts. Just beware – popular items might vanish, so stay vigilant!
  1. VIP Subscription Advantage. You should do this for repeat or replenishable items like shampoo, pet treats and your favourite cleaning products! Brands (like ours) offer the deepest discounts to loyal subscribers, and they get priority when inventory is running low. Subscribers get the absolute best pricing of the year without stressing about the sales. It's one less thing to think about, and you know you're getting the best deal, delivered right to your door.


BTW: This is what I’m eyeing for Black Friday this year:

1. Love this All-Clad Non-Stick Grill Pan for when it’s too cold and dark to stand outside and barbeque.


2. This Decorative Altura Step Stool because I’m shorter than I look.

3. Our traditional Zwilling steak knives are 27 years old (we got them as a wedding present). We’re ready for an update, and I really like the look of these modern steak knives from Material Kitchen.

4. I bought this GreenPan cooking set for Charles The Younger last year so he could cook in his dorm. It got pinched from the communal kitchen, so I’m getting it again for him this year. Fingers crossed it lasts until graduation!

5. I bought the ivory cable knit version of this heritage Norwegian Sweater for Mr. Handsome last year. It’s pricey, but he’ll wear it forever.


6. I’ve been an awfully good girl this year, so I’m treating myself to these Big Buckle Birks, because I’ve never seen a khaki I didn’t like. 


Happy Hunting!

Xx, mlk