How to plan for Black Friday weekend

How to plan for Black Friday weekend

In the wise words of Eleanor Roosevelt "it takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan." So if this Black Friday Cyber Monday weekend your wish is to get your Christmas shopping list ticked off, within budget and with some room for a treat or two for yourself, it's time to get planning! We've made it easy to 'sleigh' your Black Friday shopping (get it?) with our 3 tips for nailing Black Friday weekend...

1) Join your favourite brands' newsletter lists

More so than ever brands are keen to look after their most loyal supporters and give back to them for their custom throughout the year. Not only will joining your favourite brands' newsletter lists mean you'll stay up to date with their latest product launches and behind the scenes action, many brands also offer their newsletter subscribers early access to the best offers, as well as exclusive offers only available to their subscriber list. With Black Friday coming up, now is the time to jump onto those newsletter lists!

Here at the Home County Co. we'll be launching our best Black Friday deals to our newsletter subscribers 48 hours before everybody else, so to ensure you're in the know subscribe below...

2) Make your list, check it twice

This might sound like an obvious one but Black Friday Cyber Monday deals are often a bombardment of urgency and panic-inducing countdown timers. Avoid over-spending or buying for the same person twice by making a list of every person you need to buy for, along with your ideal budget for each individual and an idea of the type of gift they'd like most.

Here at Home County HQ we opt for an excel spreadsheet with links to our favourite brands, which makes checking those brands for Black Friday deals on the big day super speedy.

Download Printable Shopping List
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3) Fill your baskets

Most good ecommerce websites will hold the items in your basket for 48 hours or more, so get adding early to avoid hours of surfing on Black Friday itself. Having your baskets already filled with items you're after will also help you to avoid overspending on Black Friday. You already know what you want, so add those items to your basket, follow our advice in step 1 and wait for the discount codes to land in your inbox!

Shopping early on Black Friday will also give you the best chance of securing the best deals whilst the products you want are still in stock.

Start Shopping Early

Black Friday deals start for our newsletter subscribers...