5 Sensible Black Friday Shopping Tips

Sensible Black Friday Shopping

I’ll keep this speedy because I am sure some of you have shopping to do!

I don’t want to tell you not to shop completely as som 9f you will make some brilliant saving s on Black Friday and it may well worthy of a browse if you intended to buy something anyway. But, please before you shop do yourself a favour and bear these points in mind

1) Stuff doesn’t really make us happy..lots of research has been done on this,  experiences are what make us happy. So don’t just buy stuff thinking it will change how you feel for any more than about 10 mins.

2) Debt is horrible and never ever worth it (unless it is for a life-saving operation or some such event) A new smart TV is not worth getting into debt for if you have one that already works fine.

3)  Just because its a good deal or a bargain it does not mean you have to buy it. Nope. No. Not at all.

4) Temptation is hard to resist. 30% off at Boden? oh yes, please. Maybe you are enticed by a fabulous new pair of geometric curtains or that perfect velevet cushion? I click through like everyone else. Maybe you’d be wise to have a the weekend free of the internet.

5) Take a deep breath, make a cup of tea, ask someone else’s opinion before you press buy. Pausing can make all the difference. Just wait, a few minutes might just clear your head and make you reconsider.

You coulseven pop over here and enter a competition to WIN some money rather than spending it! (Lovely prezzybox voucher up for grabs)

I wish you a THRIFTY and thoughtful Black Friday

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  1. November 24, 2017 / 09:49

    This is a fantastic reminder for shopping at any time, but particularly for Black Friday when people have been primed to shop for weeks. Thanks Becky!

    • Becky Goddard-Hill
      November 24, 2017 / 13:28

      Most welcome!

  2. November 24, 2017 / 15:13

    These are great tips. It can feel like we have to buy stuff because of all the hype but the reality is we don’t have to.

  3. November 25, 2017 / 07:52

    This is brilliant! It’s so easy to get sucked into buying ‘bargains’ for the sake of it or to make you feel good. This is a great reminder.

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