Black Friday Shopping: Tips for Students in Bristol - Urban Student
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Black Friday Shopping: Tips for Students in Bristol

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Black Friday is next week! The frenzy and deals of Black Friday are right around the corner! It’s the perfect chance to grab that item you’ve been eying up for months, or to get great discounts on early Christmas shopping!

For students in Bristol looking to score discounts on everything from fashion to tech, here’s a guide to making the most out of the day:


Plan Ahead
You don’t want to spend half your day trying to remember what it was you were planning on buying. Grab those highlighters and make a shopping list! Note down items you need and research prices and deals so you can act fast when discounts hit. Setting a budget prevents overspending too.


Hit Cabot Circus Early
I know early mornings and students don’t stereotypically go together…but trust me, for Black Friday shopping, it’s worth it! To snag the best deals at big retailers, get to Cabot Circus as early as possible. Shops like Apple, Urban Outfitters, and Primark draw long queues. Arrive before opening for first dibs.


Check Small Businesses Too
While national chains boast big discounts, don’t overlook local independent shops throughout Bristol. There are some brilliant independent stores in Bristol and many offer special Black Friday promotions both online and in-store.


Use Student Discounts
Not all retailers allow you to use your student discount on top of Black Friday deals, but some legendary ones do, so make sure to check it out before you shop. Boost your savings by stacking store student discounts with Black Friday deals for mega bargains. Retailers like ASOS, Samsung, and Adidas offer student codes year-round.


Download Apps
Retailer apps can provide exclusive access to Black Friday offers, sometimes before everyone else! Download your favourite shops’ apps ahead of time to get a jump on promotions.


Stick to Your List
It’s easy to get tempted by impulse deals. Stay strong and stick to your budget and list to avoid overspending!


The last tip…have fun and enjoy the organised chaos that Black Friday can bring!


Published: Monday 13th November by Phoebe Clutton