4 times Black Friday deals make sense

It’s that time of year again: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are around the corner, ready to shower us with deals we simply can’t ignore. As they come just before the holiday season, it’s easy to get caught up in a buying frenzy that ends up blowing your budget.

With many households still feeling the squeeze, the question is: Should you be spending money just because a store is offering a discount? This isn’t always an easy question to answer, especially when faced with a discount on something that you’ve been eyeing for a while.

So, to help you make the right decisions, here are 4 times it makes sense to take advantage of special deals on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.

Getting deep discounts on things you need

The easiest way to decide if you should buy a special offer is to think about whether you need this, or simply want it. There’s nothing wrong with wanting something that will improve your home or make your life simpler, and paying up to 50% less than usual is very tempting.

So, if you see something that you want but haven’t budgeted for, resist the urge to spend unless the discount makes it worth it. It doesn’t matter if you decide a worthwhile discount is 30% or 50%, but you need to feel that it’s a real steal at the discounted price.

You should consider a 15% or 20% discount only if it’s something you want and have been saving towards. While not a huge discount, this might suddenly bring your dream purchase within your available budget.

Best time to shop for 2022 school supplies

Stocking up on discounted school supplies and materials is a great way to plan ahead. The start of the new school year is usually a stressful time for parents needing to pay school fees and a mountain of other costs. You can reduce this stress by buying the essentials with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

Keep an eye out for deals on tech and other gadgets your kids will need next year. These items can be quite costly and buying them at a discount is always a good idea.

Taking a (cheaper) summer break

After almost 2 years of turmoil, everyone needs a break, even if it’s just a change of scenery. Look out for summer holiday offers from travel companies and destinations. Taking advantage of discounted holiday breaks requires some flexibility on your part, but you might be able to snatch up last-minute deals to magical destinations.

There’s no shortage of discounted deals at this time of the year, with many local options sweetened by the fact that international visitors haven’t yet returned to our shores. You can find travel deals regularly on the Avo by Nedbank app, offering local and international travel packages. Even a short break from your regular routine could be just what you need to feel rested and revived for a new year.

Getting your holiday shopping out the way

It’s no coincidence that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are so close to the year-end holidays and festivities. Retailers know we’ll be shopping for gifts and make it that easier to fill the holiday stockings with discounted deals and treats. And now, with so many online stores, you don’t even have to brave queues or crowds to get what you need.

If you’ve been holding back on buying gifts to see what year-end discounts are offered, then be sure to check out Avo’s Green is the new black deals. You can get up to 70% off top brands in categories ranging from homeware and kitchen appliances to the latest in tech and gadgets. Plus, you can find great discounts on takeaways, liquor, professional services, vehicles and so much more.

Avo is for everyone, no matter who you bank with. Best of all, new deals will be loaded on the app every Friday throughout November – so, unlike in previous years, you won’t have to rush to a store on Black Friday or worry about online stores crashing on Cyber Monday. With more time to browse deals, you’ll be able to make smarter money decisions on whether a discount is big enough to be worth the expense.