Online retailers are looking for one of the largest Black Friday blow-outs on record, as consumers consider Christmas discounts amid growing lockdown bans.
But are deals valuable and where should you shop for your best discount?
Speaking on tonight’s ITV Money show, consumer expert Martin Lewis predicted some of the best savings before Black Friday, with some 19.99 discounts like Amazon Echo Dot.
Consumer Experts has released its big festival forecasts using its annual forecasting tool, which compares prices to the previous decade to reveal what to expect near this decade.
“We look at marketing over the past seven years and to predict what happened in previous years,” Martin said.
“It was tough this year but these are our forecasts – and there are already a lot of discounts due to the epidemic.”
Has everything been cracked up on Black Friday?
“Yes … and no,” Martin explained.
“If you’re going to buy a video game that costs £ 50, and it’s reduced to 25 25 on Black Friday, yes, the 25 25 you save is a good thing.
“However, if you are tempted to buy it simply because of the offer, then no, you have fallen into a trap.
“The best way to do this is to make a list of what you want, hold on to it and find the cheapest places on Friday.
“Don’t target these to motivate your spending.”
How to get extra discounts online
To save extra, here are his top tips:
Leave your basket: Sign in online, add items to your basket, and then leave. Many retailers will return to contact you to persuade you again – often with discounts, voucher codes or free delivery.
Shop Department Store: If you want a discount on the branded item, check out the department stores without getting any code online. La Redwit, for example, is currently offering 40% off several brands online. Martin received a Lewis t-shirt – which is currently 25 25 on Lewis ’website – dropped to রে 17.50 in La Redo.
Use cashback credit cards: American Express is currently offering 5% cashback up to 125% for the first three months – and you can use it in all your Christmas shopping. But I remember To pay it off perfectly.
Do not pay for delivery: What is the minimum cost and if you are a few pounds away from it, add something cheap to remove it i.e. paper wrapping add Amazon’s SuperSaverDelivery tool gives you the option to buy the key to further increase your cost.
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Using his festival predictive tool, he says there are some offers expected (or guaranteed) to run until Christmas.
Ikea: Buy a 29 29 Christmas tree from Flat Pack Furniture Giant and get your ড 20 voucher to spend in the New Year in store and online.
Selfridge: Selfridges are expected to start selling 20% of it online and in stores soon. Sign up for its mailing list for VIP access.
Amazon: Martin is predicting a. 19.99 Echo dot 3 – and this year, Ao.com will match it.
Boot: The beauty chain will return with its ‘Star Gift’ for Christmas. Soap and Glory reductions are also expected (gift sets reduced from £ 65 to £ 35) and No7 gift sets will likely be reduced from December.
Apple: Apple will offer high 100 100 gift cards for shoppers who spend extremely high amounts. It’s probably in the MacBook and more.
Argos: Homewear chain Argos will probably bring back its gift card promotions – giving you a voucher to spend when you buy an item online or in-store.
Dyson: ড 100 from specific models in the coming weeks.
John Lewis: The department store will match the price of the item so keep your eyes peeled.
Basis: Asos is expected to launch ‘up to 70% sales’ soon.
Microsoft – Marks and Spencer will give 30% to 50% discount.
GAP: Expect 50% offer of everything.
Topshop and Topman: 25% discount on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and 20% discount on December sales.
Body Shop: 40% off all sales expected next month.
Kurt Jigger and Miss Selfridge: Also expects a 50% discount on sales in December.
Should I sell early Christmas?
“The point here is, if you all go out and buy a lot this year and the sale ends, the dates above will probably change,” Martin explained.
“If you spend less, stores are in trouble and they will probably bring their sales much earlier because they need it.
“Basically, the earlier you shop, the lower the discounts – so it’s up to you.
“We expect H&M, IKEA, Topshop, Topman and ASS to launch their January sales on December 17.”
And to make their enthusiastic food stores, Martin will keep an eye on the week starting Dec. 17, when Aldi, Tesco and Asda are hoping to launch a bag sale on their 15-19p bag of products.