This time of the year is highly anticipated for two major reasons: the holidays and Black Friday savings. At no other time in the year can you get those sneakers you’ve been eyeing for months and get that slow cooker you’ve been wanting, both hugely on sale. It’s a great time to do some shopping for yourself and for others.
For the savvy spender, waiting until the annual big sale is a great way to be able to afford those more expensive big-ticket items, like kitchen appliances or athletic equipment. And, as every sale-savvy person knows, there are a few hacks to getting even better deals than what’s advertised.
While most retailers, big and small, have their own offers for Black Friday (and Cyber Monday), there are a few tricks to getting the best deal possible. Whether you’re comfortable shopping in person or prefer to hit the virtual sales this year, using the egift card app Moola will get you even sweeter deals to a huge selection of well-known Canadian brands.
Here’s how it works: download the Moola app, where you can then browse their featured retailers, which ranges from clothing stores to local restaurants.
Here, you can buy egift cards for all your favourite brands and restaurants, which are then stored in the app so you can have them with you wherever you go — no losing gift cards ever again! The egift cards can then be used in person or online.
The best part about using Moola is that it lets you save even more on the best Black Friday deals. If you buy a $100 gift card to one of their retailers, you’ll get up to 20% more, which means the deals offered by that retailer on Black Friday will go even further. We’re all about being smart with our spending, and this hack is a no-brainer.
Here’s a look at some of the participating brands that Moola is featuring with a special up to 20% bonus this Black Friday:
- American Eagle
- Nordstrom Rack
- Foot Locker
With the large variety of retailers available on Moola, you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your list — like that new cookbook your dad has been eyeing from Indigo, along with some bespoke cookware to inspire some new kitchen adventures.
This also means you can surprise your BFF with the cashmere sweater you know she’s been coveting from Nordstrom, or your significant other with some high-tech hiking boots from Atmosphere. It feels good to get to treat the ones you love, especially when it’s not going to cost you an arm and a leg.
No matter which sales you’re saving up for this Black Friday, be a smarter shopper by buying egift cards to your favourite stores in advance — it’ll probably save you more than you think.
Check out the full list of available retailers on Moola’s website.