Black Friday Bargains

Black Friday is almost upon us, and although primarily an American tradition, it remains one of the biggest dates on the calendar for Irish shoppers. Rachel Farrell takes us through some of this year’s best bargains and her inside tips for managing the day.

What started out as a post-Thanksgiving day shopping flurry has spread across Irish waters in recent years. On Friday, November 25th, hundreds of retailers nationwide will cut prices and provide massive savings, just in time for Christmas.

This year, Curry’s have up to 70 per cent off electronics, making it the perfect time to invest in a new laptop for 2017. Expect up to 25 per cent off in high-street stores like New Look and River Island, while larger retailers like Debenhams will have numerous deals both online and in store.

Last year, globe trotters nationwide rejoiced at Ryanair’s €2 European flights offer. Boots has up to 50 per cent off selected lines, making it easy to stock up on cheap Christmas gifts. While many other shops have yet to release details of what bargains can be found, signing up to your favourite retailer’s newsletter is a great way to keep informed.

Shop around online before you head in store so you know what you’re looking for to avoid the havoc. Expect long queues for major retailers, most shops open around 9am and most will be ready when doors open. Many brands will have offers online, despite Cyber Monday, the online version of Black Friday, taking place 3 days later. Have debit cards at the ready.

Rachel Farrell

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