There is no doubt about it, since being introduced to the UK only a few years ago, Black Friday has stormed in, dominated the sales and claimed the title of the biggest shopping day of the year! Yes, I know what you are thinking, it does indeed sound very similar to the way customers tend to behave on the day itself.

It is however one day in the year when you are guaranteed to get your hands on some great deals, and here are out top 5 tips on how to get the best bargains (without having to risk an injury!)

1. Sign up for emails
A lot of companies will give early deals or exclusive offers to their loyal customers. Make sure you have signed up to the email newsletter to ensure you are on the VIP list and this simple task could double your Black Friday savings, and make sure you are in the know about any early shop openings or online sales starting before the rest of the crowds.

2. Shop online instead of in store
We have all seen the videos of the stampedes as shop doors open and fights as people grab for discounted products! At the end of the day no deal is worth risking life or injury, and its not even necessary. You can shop online from the comfort of your own home, where you can grab just as good a bargain, without being elbowed on the way to the checkout.

3. Shop early
As 'the early bird gets the worm', 'the early shopper will get the bargain'. Shop early on Black Friday to get the best deals, and keep your eyes pealed as some companies will offer a limited amount of deals on a certain product. This way they can advertise huge discounts, but its only on a limited number of sales, so make sure you are there first to get the real deal!

4. Check return policies for Black Friday
This is an important one especially if you are shopping for Christmas gifts. Normally retailers do not charge you to return purchases, but they do sometimes charge a restocking fee up to 15% for items bought on Black Friday.

5. Don't fall pray to scams
The holiday season is a prime time for identity theft, If you get an email that leads you to a website where you are then asked to enter personal information to receive a deal - watch out! Don't give over any information unless you are on a trusted website.

So there you have it! How to rock Black Friday in five easy steps. Good luck, and be sure to remember to check out our Black Friday deal this year..it's going to be fun!