Black Friday 2017: The best deals on offer

Black Friday 2017: The best deals on offer

Black Friday will be on 24 November in 2017.

The biggest shopping event of the year is well on its way and you're sure to be able to get your hands on some major savings.

Black Friday isn't just restricted to stores on the high street anymore, there are plenty of deals to be had online too.

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Similarly, in the past, deals and discounts were restricted to the days itself, but in recent years we've seen deals starting as much as a week beforehand.

Make sure you keep ahead of the deals by signing up for member emails, newsletters and sale alerts from your favourite shops.

While online shopping is undoubtedly more convenient than hitting the shops on the busiest day of the year, you can put yourself at risk by using the internet.

How to survive Black Friday and pre-Christmas 'sales'

To protect yourself against scams and fraud it's important to make sure all the anti-virus software on your computer is up to date.

If you're planning on paying for any purchases online then you're best off using a credit card rather than a debit card to protect yourself, alternatively using PayPal is another secure option.

Last year some of the best fashion deals on Black Friday included £113.50 off a Ted Baker shoulder bag, £20 off New Balance trainers, now on sale for £60 and £35 off a Le Breve men's Trench Mac.

The mistakes that make you spend more

Meanwhile Currys PC World was the place to go for top-notch tech deals. In 2016 they were offering £200 off the HP All-in-One PC as well as £150 off a Samsung sound bar and £80 off a Seiki LED TV.

We will be updating this page regularly in the lead up to Black Friday so be sure to check back to find out more about the amazing deals you can get hold of.

You can also keep up to date with all things Black Friday on our dedicated Aol Money page here.

Vintage money-saving tips
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Vintage money-saving tips
Back then there was no choice, because the mass-produced microwaveable meal was just a glint in a marketing guru's eye, but now, cooking from scratch can save substantial sums.
The older generation learned that there were meat-free days of the week to save money, and that if you had meat you''d stretch mince with breadcrumbs, or buy cheaper joints and use every scrap.
Perfect fruit and vegetables and top-of-the-range brands are a new phenomenon. Buy generic non-branded food and fruit and vegetables in whatever size and shape is most affordable

Nowadays we rush around the supermarket grabbing things we like the look of - with little idea of what we're going to do with it. Making a list and thinking about what you buy can save you thousands of pounds over the course of a year.

There's no such thing as 'left-overs' there's just the ingredients for tomorrow's dinner. The remains of the meat can be stir-fried the next day, the vegetables blended into  soup, and the potatoes saved for bubble and squeak.

Try an experiment and eliminate everything from your life with the word disposable in the title. Not only will you save money, but your bin will take far longer to fill too.

Before you bin anything, think twice about whether you can give it a second life. Think carefully, does your granny have her tried and tested tips that she has a habit of mentioning, for instance, washing out freezer bags? If you mock, you're missing a trick and wasting money and resources.
Cutting out draughts and insulating your home properly can cut 10% off your heating bill.
Back in the 1940s when no-one had central heating, people got used to wearing another layer at home. Try lowering your thermostat gradually, and only stop when those around you start to notice - you'll be surprised how much you can save.
If you save your washing and dish washing until you have a full load every time you'll save energy and save money.
Over the generations we have been sucked into believing the hype. In the days when adverts were few-and-far between, we managed without many of the things we consider essential nowadays. Re-consider what you buy, and why. Without advertising, would you buy any of it?
It's always cheaper to save in advance and plan a purchase than to rush in and borrow - which could end up costing you hundreds of pounds more in interest.
Older generations typically withdraw what they can afford to spend in cash and then leave their debit card at home or deep in their wallets. This has the advantage that they don't tend to reach for a debit or credit card and spend more than they can afford.
Because the older generations couldn't borrow their way out of trouble, they tended to plan more. Give your family a financial safety and a nest egg for the future.
Back when there were only a finite number of items of clothing to go around in a neighbourhood, people borrowed from each other for special occasions. Nowadays swapping and sharing can save substantial sums
Back in the 1940s when no-one had central heating, people got used to wearing another layer at home. Try lowering your thermostat gradually, and only stop when those around you start to notice - you'll be surprised how much you can save.
There was a time not so long ago when no-one could actually remember anyone who had actually bought a bike. They were passed through the siblings, then across family and friends networks, so that decades later, children were still learning to ride a bike for free. Of course it helps if you buy something gender-neutral, then you can hand it down, and reap the benefits as others hand expensive toys on to you.
In previous generations, neighbours would think nothing of asking each other to babysit, walk their dog, or to borrow a ladder. Nowadays we pay handsomely for babysitters and dog walkers, and each have an expensive ladder gathering dust in the shed.
The army of people who come to our homes to do odd jobs is a new phenomenon for all but the very wealthy. You may well have the skills required to complete these jobs, so get stuck in.

Ditch going out for dinner or browsing round the shops for taking a walk, visiting the beach with a picnic, or holding a family DVD night.

Nowadays we're constantly striving for a bigger TV, a flashier car and a better kitchen. Generations ago people never considered that they would ever be able to afford bigger, flashier and better, so they got on with the business of enjoying what they had.

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