Black Friday – How To Be Sure You’re Saving

Sometimes Black Friday deals aren't always as good as they first seem. Luckily we've compiled some useful tips to keep you shopping safely and smartly.

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Since starting in the US, Black Friday has rapidly grown to be one of the biggest days in the shopping calendar in the UK, too. According to Finder, 51% of the UK plans to spend money during the Black Friday sales, with a predicted £3 billion to be spent.

The National Cyber Security Centre analysed that shoppers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland were scammed out of £15.3m between November 2021 and January 2022, and average losses rise yearly. 

Jordan Alexander
Food & Drink Editor

I’m Jordan and I’ve been working at MyVoucherCodes since the summer of 2021. Outside of money-saving, I’m a keen musician and guitar player and can regularly be found in a dingy venue somewhere in Bristol or perched in front of my laptop recording. When I’m not doing this you’ll find me exploring the city, watching cult B movies, reading a Stephen King or Murakami novel, or guiding the mighty Bath City to Champions League glory on Football Manager. All the cliches, I know.

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