Counting the days til the holiday shopping frenzy begins? So are we! We love holiday shopping so much, we’ve decided to share our tips to crush Black Friday Shopping. And yeah, Black Friday is totally a thing in the UK. This seemingly odd American shopping craze has caught on here (and all of Europe, for that matter). Why? The sales!
Here’s the thing — the secret to crushing Black Friday shopping (and all shopping) is to shop online. Queuing up at a shop is so last decade.
Plus, paddle board lovers would rather be paddle boarding than shopping any day of the year. Why should the holiday season cut into time on the water?
We won’t make you wait. Now, without fuss or further ado, here are the iROCKER and BLACKFINN team’s top tips to crush Black Friday Shopping in 2019.
But first, a little hint: Free shipping!
For this post, we’re want to spell out all of the good news about online shopping for Black Friday:
How to Crush Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping
You’re like us — you love to SUP and loathe sitting around, right? There’s just nothing more dull or irritating than sitting on the train when you could be paddling.
With this in mind, it’s key to master all the top tips for crushing Black Friday shopping. And let’s not forget Cyber Monday! The online deals this one day each year can add up to massive savings.
To get started on the right foot, you want to be prepared, especially because there’s less sun this time of year, so getting enough SUP time is already a challenge.
Because of this, is our absolute top tip for crushing Black Friday shopping is this: get started with shopping at midnight so you’ve got the daylight for stand up paddle boarding.
Our holiday tradition here at iROCKER is our annual holiday paddle and it’s way more fun than the average office party. Trust us!
You can do this with your SUP mates, too. Holiday paddles aren’t just for work. Start the planning now and you’ll be everyone’s favorite mate by putting the fun in the 2019 holiday celebrations. (An ugly sweater contest is totally optional and absolutely recommended!)
Why Organization is Key to Black Friday Wins
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again and again — preparation and organization are absolutely critical to crush Black Friday (and Cyber Monday) shopping. Otherwise, you might find yourself fighting crowds instead of paddling.
To be fully prepped and organized for Black Friday shopping, you’ve got to be keen to online shopping, (And since you’re a SUP fan, you probably are.)
Our second top tip for crushing Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping is to do the hard work online before Black Friday arrives.
Start by making a list. Then check it twice.
Then do your price research. Paste the product links into your shoppign list to make things fast and easy when you’re ready to buy.
Scoping out the Best Cyber Monday Sales
Some of what you want to buy just might sell out on Black Friday. Other things might go on sale for Cyber Monday. This is another reason that pre-shopping prep is so important.
And this is the reason our third top tip to crush Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping is to have a Plan B in place.
Identify at least two online spots for every item on your list. Find out in advance if any of those items will go on sale after Black Friday. If they will, plan to buy them on Cyber Monday instead.
Creating Your Own Holiday Gifts List
Enough about all your mates. Let’s talk about you for a bit.
Do you have your gift list ready for all your mates and family to use when they’re buying for you? If not, it’s time to get to work on that. Trust us, your loved ones will love you for it.
Our top-most tip for crushing Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping is: let your loved ones know what you want.
You already know what you want, right? Plus, you’re doing all of this pre-holiday work to find the best SUP gear online at the best price. Help your loved ones out by sharing your list (and your valuable research) with them.
Why the Early Bird is the Real Winner on Black Friday
The old adage about the early bird getting the worm sounds great but what’s better? Getting the best products at the best price. So what are you waiting for? Get your shopping list and your personal wish list ready now.
Literally, right now.
When your lists are ready, tell us all about them on our social. Your friends and family might get the message about how to shop for you.