Are you ready for Black Friday?

The savvy amongst us have already temporarily stopped shopping in suspense for the Black Friday sales. For those not quite up to speed with Black Friday, it’s basically a time when all high street retailers make huge discounts to entice us to part with our well earned money. It’s also a time when consumers can get their hands on a bargain IF you shop smart. To help you make the most of the sales, I’ve devised some simple rules to guide you through Black Friday, as well as sharing some of the best offers with you!

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1. Give yourself a budget

You should work out roughly how much you’re hoping to spend and devise a budget, which is all the more important if you’re buying for others.

2. Plan Ahead – Make a list AND keep to it.

Think of what you need before you get to the shops. By doing this you’ll give yourself a focused goal and it’ll speed up the whole shopping process! I like to think of this rule as “shopping like a man”, as we all know they’re the best at only shopping for what they need. You’re also less likely to get distracted by all the other pretty things in the shops which will take you WAY over budget!

3. Online or In store? (Both?!)

Retailers are getting ready to do massive sales both Online and in stores, so why not check out all the offerings Online first before you head into stores. This also gives you the opportunity to do a bit of a comparison shop while saving your feet all the pain!

4. Cyber Monday

A more recent phenomenon to hit our high street is the prospect of Cyber Monday. If retailers couldn’t do enough for us already this weekend, most will also be extending their discounts until Monday! Be wary though. It’s more than likely the item you’ve had your eye on all weekend will be gone by the time it gets to Monday so if you see it, buy it!


While this list isn’t exhaustive, I’ve added a number of offers ready for us to use this Friday!

Boohoo – 30% off and free delivery – no code necessary

Miss Guided – 20% off – code CYBER20

All Saints – 20% off – code CYBER

ASOS – 20% off – CYBERWKND20

River Island – 20% off – TREAT28

French Connection – 40% off – FC40B

Topshop – Up to 50% off selected lines only – no code necessary

Urban Outfitters – Up to 50% off – BFDELIVERY

Whistles – 30% off everything – no code necessary

Enjoy Shopping and comment below if you have any other useful codes to share!

Paige x



  1. Rebecca 27 November 2014 / 8:58 pm

    Hey! Love the post, some great advice! just a heads up that CYBER20 for Miss guided doesnt work xx

    • admin 27 November 2014 / 9:02 pm

      Thanks for the heads up! I’ll try and find out if there’s another code that works 🙂 x

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