Are you hoping department store House of Fraser will be releasing a number of Black Friday deals this year?
Whether you’re looking for savings across fashion, home, beauty or tech, shoppers can expect to save on Christmas shopping in the huge annual shopping event. Last year discounts at the popular department store included big brands such as Tefal, Biba and Magimix.
Like in previous years, House of Fraser will likely run discounts from Black Friday on 23 November to Cyber Monday on 26 November, but savvy shoppers will know that you’ll need to get online or in store early to bag the best deals.
However, with new ownership of the retailer under Mike Ashley, who bought the company out of administration for £90 million, this year’s event could buck the trend completely – but for now consumers will have to wait and see.
If you do have your eye on a few items, take a look at our top shopping tips below.
Shopping tips for the big day
If you’re on the hunt for a House of Fraser bargain this Black Friday, you should start by scouring the brand’s official Black Friday page. But not before reading these tips from the department store to help you pick up the best deals.
Create your House of Fraser account and enter all your details in advance for a quick and fuss-free checkout on the big day.
Use Black Friday to do a bit of Christmas shopping so you can treat your loved ones without breaking the bank. Do research ahead of time as preparation is key, and don’t forget to read the reviews and expert round ups for an independent recommendation.
Have your eye on something specific? Use our ‘Save for Later’ website feature or the Wish List function of our iOS app to save items beforehand so you can quickly see whether they’ve gone on sale.
The early bird catches the worm so arrive at stores early to beat the the 9am rush to be in with the best chance of snagging a great deal. If shopping online it’s worth burning the midnight oil if you really want to score huge deals as more and more consumers are opting to shop from the comfort of their sofa.
Have somewhere to be but don’t want to miss out? Use our House of Fraser app or mobile site to shop the Black Friday sales on the move.
Regular shoppers can also maximise their savings by joining up to the store’s Recognition reward card .
The loyalty points system allows you to earn one point for every £1 spent online or in-store and for every 500 collected you’ll get £5 to spend.
As well as access to exclusive discounts, events and offers, students can get an extra 10% off at the luxury department store all year round through Unidays .
What to expect for 2018 and how to find the best deals?
If 2017 is anything to go by, Black Friday is more than just an opportunity to pick up cheap tech gadgets.
Last year everyone from major fashion brands and luxury department stores to airlines and tour operators got in on the action, offering huge discounts across a range of product categories.
This year we predict more of the same. It’s also likely some retailers will opt to launch deals earlier to get ahead of rivals – and we’ll be the first to let you know when that happens.
Black Friday 2018 retailers to watch
Argos (in store and online) – great for picking up discounted toys, tech and electronics like laptops and TVs.
Amazon (online) – a huge range of tech and gaming items including the retailer’s own-branded items like the Echo speaker and Fire tablets. Also tons of discounted jewellery, fashion, beauty and booze products.
John Lewis (online and in store) – with they’re ‘Never Knowingly Undersold’ tag line, the retailer is price matching rivals on popular tech, home and fashion lines.
Tesco (in store) – the supermarket giant offers huge discounts on popular electrical appliances like smart HD TVs and Dyson vacuum cleaners.
Currys PC World (in store and online) – shoppers can expect offers on smart home devices, Apple laptops and tablets and video games consoles.
GAME (in store and online) – huge discounts on the latest PS4 and XBOX console bundles and top games like FIFA 19.
Very (online) – expect a wide variety of products discounted, ranging from furniture to electrical appliances, as well as toys and fashion.