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Get the Best Black Friday Shopping Tips for 2023

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You’ve been watching. You’ve been waiting. And it is finally here. November 2023. Black Friday is around the corner, so you can buy that dream bed you’ve been saving up for at long last (and grow your moustache). 

But jokes aside, if you have been on the lookout for Black Friday deals, or you’ve been figuring out how to best go about finding those deals, you’re in the right place. In this blog, The Mattress Warehouse will give you great advice on how to hunt for deals. Moreover, we’ll throw in a couple of deals to boot. Keep reading.

And the first deal is… (drum-roll) the Blackvember Promotion in November!

From today, the first of November through to the 30th, you’ll have access to only the best Black Friday bed deals (and lowest prices) on a wide range of our beds and mattresses.

But that’s not all. To add to all of the excitement, we are giving away a luxury queen bed daily during Blackvember.

Enter our Black Friday Bed Sale Competition

We’re giving away a top-quality queen bed every single day during the month of Blackvember 2023! And it’s really easy to be part of this super BedVember promotion.

How can I enter The Black Friday beds competition? 

Glad you asked! Each time you purchase one of our Black Friday sales items, you will automatically be entered into our lucky draw competition for that particular day. Winners will be announced the following day on our website and social media channels. And as per usual, T&Cs apply.

Get Ready for Black Friday

To help you sharpen your teeth for Black Friday 2023, we decided we’d share some top tips for getting the most out of this sale hunting day. Therefore, whether you’re a newbie or an avid sale hunter, dive in with us as we reveal all our best shopping hacks.

South Africans have become big fans of Black Friday.

With massive year-on-year growth in the South African eCommerce sphere, a lot of your Blackvember shopping can be done from the comfort of your home (or wherever you prefer to chill and scroll the web).

Cool. So now that you’re getting into the shopping vibe, here are some tips to help you secure that dream bed… Cough* – item that you’ve been longing for:

Be Prepared 

Wooden Scrabble blocks spelling out the words, "Success favours the prepared."

Sale hunting starts before sale day. Ensure you get a good deal by scouting for prices beforehand.

1) Create a shopping list

It is quite daunting to blunder into a shopping mall (or online catalogue) on the day without a clear goal in mind. So, write down a list of things you want to buy beforehand.

And then prioritise the items on your list. This way, you know what you want most and are less likely to be distracted by all the shiny ads.

2) Do some product research

Seeing an irresistible deal can make you completely forget your motive for choosing that specific brand or product. So make a list of why you want a certain brand instead of the others. Keep that list with you as a reminder when you shop.

For example, if you’re looking for a new bed, do your research on bed brands and bed types that suit your sleeping style before you start dishing out cash. You’ll be paying more in the long run if you get a product that doesn’t completely fit your needs. Fortunately, our Black Friday bed sale offers shoppers a wide variety of beds to choose from.

3) Sign up for mailing lists

Most stores offer a promotional email mailing list. Utilise those lists to see in advance what your favourite stores are doing this Black Friday. You can also add goodies to your wishlist on certain websites and get notifications when those goodies go on sale.

4) Take those early-bird deals

Black Friday has become such a popular shopping event that some stores pre-release their deals (like us – Blackvember, remember?).

Sometimes, these specials are released as early as the Wednesday before (unlike us – Blackvember, remember). Therefore, if you are set on making your purchase in-store, visit the chosen store a day or two before Black Friday and see if you can score early. 

5) Stick to your budget

Keeping to your budget is crucial to ensure a satisfying shopping experience. 

If your spending gets out of hand, you may struggle with limited cash flow throughout December. Which isn’t really what you want, is it?

But all of those Black Friday sales look so enticing, how on earth will I stick to my budget?

Good question. Love where your head’s at. Let’s walk you through it.

a) Create a budget

You can’t stick to a budget if you haven’t made one first, now can you?

You know what you want and what you are willing to spend on it. So use those mailing lists to narrow down the options and create a budget from there.

Young hands packing three stacks of coins.

b) Be careful – not everything is a deal

Even though this day is notorious for amazing deals and specials, beware of sneaky  “deals” that really aren’t there to help you save money.

So keep track of prices a few weeks before the actual sale. This way, you will be acquainted with pre-sale prices (through your mailing list) and quickly know the difference between a good deal and an artificial markdown. 

What to do on the big day 

Fast forward to Friday, 24 November 2023 – Black Friday.

Websites are slow. Networks are flooded. Shopping malls are overflowing, people are queuing in the parking lot and it feels like a stampede is about to occur.

How do you navigate the chaos?

Long exposure photo taken of people walking in a mall.

1) Shop at the right time (or from home)

On Black Friday, malls are busiest between 2-4 pm. So try to get there early in the morning. 

But if you can buy that coveted item online, why go to the store at all? Save yourself the trouble and have those desirables delivered to your doorstep. Just make sure you have a stable internet connection to avoid disappointment.  

2) Cross-reference Black Friday prices in-store

If you decide to go to the physical store, keep those email lists handy so that you can show sales representatives the advertised prizes to ensure that you get what you came for (at the right price).

3) Stick to your list (sometimes)

Don’t fall into temptation.

If the product was not on your list, ignore it. Unless it’s something you’ve been dreaming of having for years but never thought you’d be able to afford it. Then go for it.

4) Shopping for days

Make use of the recent trend to extend the shopping frenzy throughout the month. With the build-up to Black Friday, you are sure to get some special deals earlier, or later in November. So at the risk of losing out on the item you want, you can do your shopping before or after the 24th of November 2023..

And remember those online buying options (any time, any place)!

Mannequins in store window with 20%, 30% and 50% sale signs

5) Keep your receipt

You might be allowed to return your goods if unsatisfied with your purchase. But just double-check with the sales consultants before securing a big swipe.

At The Mattress Warehouse, we have a 100-day comfort trial on all our beds and mattresses. So, if you’re buying a bed during our Black Friday bed sale month, rest assured that you have 100 days to return your bed; as long as you’ve kept the pristine mattress covered with a waterproof mattress protector.

Shop online

Woman getting ready for the Black Friday bed sale on her bed with her laptop.

The iconic shopping trend (Black Friday, not online shopping) has been reported from as early as the 1960s!

Traditionally, this day is observed as a shopping mall frenzy day. However, we’re living in the 21st century now, and shopping in-store is steadily becoming a less popular option.

Keep in mind that increased site traffic comes with its own challenges. With sites crashing or failing to load as the user tally increases on this big shopping day, it can definitely add to your frustration levels.

If you’re opting to stay at home and shop from the comfort there, follow these tips on how to get the best user experience out there.

1) Beware of dodgy websites

Along with the growing need for deals online, comes the sour taste of scammers and other cybercriminals that are out to steal your money and info.

Therefore, if you’re shopping for Black Friday deals online, make sure you shop with trusted, well-known names in the industry.

2) Compare prices

The great thing about online shopping is that you can shop from the ease and comfort of your own home. What’s more, you can compare prices between stores with the click of a button! 

Open up a few tabs of your favourite stores and compare products and prices by scrolling through the tabs.

Shop Black Friday Deals with The Mattress Warehouse

As mentioned earlier, The Mattress Warehouse is so excited that we decided to dedicate not just one day, one weekend or even one week to Black Friday.  We’re giving you a whole month of amazing Blackvember deals on everything bed-related!

Think about it – this month you’ll find the lowest bed prices of 2023! With up to 50% off on selected beds, you would be unwise not to make use of this incredible opportunity. So visit our Black Friday page to take part in our Blackvember promotion!

Be sure to come back every day to check out our daily promotions and remember, with each item you buy from us this month, you stand the chance of winning a luxury bed! So check out The Mattress Warehouse’s great Black Friday bed sale now!

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