Financial Wellness

Black Friday already?
Here are some tips to prep for our favourite shopping day

27 November is around the corner and shoppers from all across South Africa are getting ready to shop!

With great deals around every corner it’s a great time to finally get those things you need – or get ahead with some early holiday shopping.

Here are some tips to get the most from this Black Friday.

Do research and find the best deals
Now’s the time to start looking around! Most major retailers across the country already have deals on the go, with others coming soon, so get searching and start pricing. Ask yourself though: Do I actually need it?

With the festive season around the corner, saving should be a priority. But, if what you need is there for the taking, make sure to search online daily for the best deals.

Did you know that Black Friday’s spend last year amounted to $4.7-billion nationwide with 93.2 million shoppers buying online.

Shop from home. Shop online.
With innovative technology that will see some retailers redefine how we shop this Black Friday, it may be worth your time, money (and even sanity) to shop online.
But, be wary of scams and crooks this time of year. Do your best to avoid third party purchasing sites and social media scammers!

Haven’t got the money? Maybe a little online cash injection could help?
As the most convenient place to get small online loan, nifty might just be able to help. A small online loan can give you the boost you need to help avoid those Black Friday spending blues.

Pace yourself! The day is longer than you think
With many Black Friday deals starting a week early and finishing a week later, there is more than enough time to get what you need without rushing around in a sweat.

Look out for Cyber Monday deals on 30 November too. The dry month is renowned for great deals too and your pocket might be grateful for your patience.

Black Friday is coming in hot, but for many of us it comes at the most inconvenient time: On 27 November, around payday, and the festive season.
With smart budgeting or a small loan, you’re in for some money-saving treats!
And the most important tip is to ensure you do not spend more than you can afford and get yourself in to unnecessary debt. There will always be other opportunities.

Have a great black Friday and we hope you get the deal you have been searching for.