Experience your way through this Black Friday

At Curve, our mission is to help you simplify and take control of your finances, so you can focus on living life’s rich experiences.

Today is Black Friday! Traditionally the day after Thanksgiving in the United States and the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season, it probably brings images of frantically browsing the web in an attempt to snatch up the best cut-price products on offer.

Whether you participate in the annual shopping spree or not, it’s easy to get caught up in the Black Friday shopping madness, with retailers fueling your inbox and the word “DISCOUNT” being plastered everywhere you look.

But is it all worth it? It’s certainly easy to be swept along by the excitement of the day with the idea of bagging the Christmas gifts early; but a study found that 60% of Black Friday deals could actually be purchased for cheaper at other times of the year. Hmm.

As shoppers are beginning to lose trust with retailers on the day branded as the ‘sale of the year’, more and more people are opting out of deal-hunting for physical products, instead going for great experiences at a fantastic discount, such as holidays or family activities.

For example, holiday sales increased by a whopping 21% over the Black Friday weekend in recent years, and this is only expected to increase.

At Curve, we believe it’s time to take this approach. We see Black Friday as a great opportunity to not only put the stresses of deal-hunting Christmas shopping aside, but to take advantage of some of the amazing cut-price experiences that are widely available to buy on Black Friday.

Why not compliment the experience deals with Curve? Connect all your cards into one and give them access to premium cashback from experience providers, such as EasyJet, FourSeasons, Uber and more. Planning to snap up a Black Friday holiday deal? Enjoy 0% FX when you spend with your Curve card abroad*. Find out more at the Curve website.

Still looking for some inspiration? Here are some of the best Black Friday experience deals we found in the UK:

Supercar Driving Experience
Spend your afternoon researching what the best deal is for that new jacket, or behind the wheel of a Lamborghini? I know what I’d prefer!

iFLY Indoor Skydiving for Two
Many people are fascinated with what it feels like to skydive, but don’t quite have the nerve to throw themselves out of a plane. Book in a skydive experience, but without the terror at half price this Black Friday.

Heavenly Spa Days Smartbox Experience
Transform the stresses of Christmas shopping for a day of relaxation, and save £60 while you’re at it by picking up on the Black Friday deal.

2 for 1 Winning Raceday Package
Visit one of the country’s top racecourses for a day at the races. With this experiences’ huge popularity, the Black Friday odds are in your favour as you can snap this up at half price!

Will you join in on the Black Friday bargain chaos this year, or avoid it and focus on pampering your mind with a great experience instead? Leave us a comment!

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Charlie Paris-McKenzie

Digital Marketing Apprentice at Curve

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