It’s less than a day to the Olympics of Fashion: Black Friday & Cyber Monday weekend. If you’re still clueless, or haven’t formulated a plan yet, or just simply been too busy to read up on the sales, we’ve got you covered. Here, BAZAAR‘s editors give you insight to their shopping strategy when it comes to the best time of the year (right behind the upcoming Christmas sales, of course).
1. DO YOUR RESEARCH IN ADVANCE
Always read up on the best sales to hit up at least three days in advance so you can plan ahead, prioritise and set those calendar alarms to fire when the time comes. For example, Robinsons is having its annual Black Friday sale with up to 80% off store wide, on 25 November. Put that down on your iPhone calendars, pronto! Pro tip: Read our ultimate Black Friday & Cyber Monday guide right now to be prepared.
2. GET YOUR CREDIT CARDS IN ORDER
By now you should already know which of your credit cards will give you the best deals in terms of rebates and points that they allow you to accumulate. Line those up and get ready to burn plastic over the next few days. Pro tip: OCBC Robinsons Visa cardmembers get irresistible deals from 2pm onwards hourly in stores!
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3. HAVE A PURPOSE IN MIND
Are you shopping mindlessly? That’s not a good strategy to have when you want to WIN the best deals this weekend. Shop with purpose! Christmas is just around the corner, so this is the perfect time to shop for your loved ones, friends and colleagues. Pro tip: Check out our shopping guides for the luxe ladies and sophisticated gentlemen in your life for inspiration.
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4. STAGGER YOUR SHOPPING HOURS
And like all cardio, shopping should only be done in short bursts. Why? Because different websites and departments stores may roll out special deals and discounts either hourly, or daily. Sign up for email notifications, Google Alerts (if needed) or better, bookmark the pages with items you’ve got your eye on. Pro tip: We use our Pinterest board to keep track of things we want to buy!
So there you have it: four easy, actionable, instantly doable tips from us that you can put into play this weekend. Good luck, fellow shoppers!