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Black Friday survival guide - How to beat the crowds

The first rule of Black Friday is: there are no rules. So, get your pads and helmets on, we're going shopping.

Black Friday is infamous for being the retail equivalent of a hard-fought rugby match – it's physical, but someone wins eventually. With that in mind, we put together a few tips on how to get through Black Friday if you decide to brave the shops.


Team up

The key phrase is "safety in numbers". Make sure your team is briefed on which bits to grab, where to go, and arrange a safety word you can shout if you need reinforcements.


Lurk and hover

You're not the only one eyeing up that 50" LED back-lit TV, get in position, lurk, hover, then pounce on the thing you want when the coast is clear.


Gear up

Wear the right clothes, something that allows you to move and won't heat you up, and put on some trainers so you can get to the deals quicker. You could also put on some extreme sports gear just for good measure.


Cyber Monday

Black Friday is all well and good, but nothing beats hoovering up the bargains from the comfort of your own home. Just remember that if you don't manage to find the deals you need today, you might find them online on Cyber Monday.


Transport is king

Having your own car with ample space for purchases is key to Black Friday success, and at the end of the day you won't have to squeeze onto the tube with everyone else. Perfect!


And if you need help with transport…

We have good news on that front! We're running our very own Black Friday Bonus this year where you can get £100 cashback if you lease a vehicle from us. Enquire at any time, but place your orders on Black Friday to be sure of getting your Black Friday Bonus.

So, you could strap on some safety gear, get psyched up and leap into the shops…or you could head to our sites and pick up your very own Black Friday Bonus by leasing a vehicle – check out our sites for more information, terms and conditions apply.