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How To Get The Best Accommodation Deals On Black Friday And Cyber Monday

By Budget Motels on 24 May 2018

Whilst the famous Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are hugely popular throughout America, they have only started to gain traction in Australia and beyond over the last few years. Over the weekend, all sorts of things go on sale – including holidays and accommodation – so this is a great time to snap up a bargain or two. So, how can you go about getting the best accommodation deals?

What is Black Friday?

Held each year on the Friday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday signals the start of the holiday shopping season with a huge day of discounts in actual brick-an-mortar retailers. With some stores opening as early as 4am, shoppers are always out in force, trying to make the most of the savings on offer. The biggest shopping day in America, it’s beginning to turn into a worldwide phenomenon.

What is Cyber Monday?

With the growing popularity of online shopping and international retailers shipping globally, Cyber Monday is what occurred when the sales shifted into the online realm. Held each year on the Monday following Black Friday, those in other countries (such as Australia) are given the opportunity to make the most of the sales on offer. More locally based websites are also choosing to participate.

So, how can you get the best accommodation deals by shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday? We’ve got a few tips to help you get started:

  1. Make sure that you follow your favourite retailers and travel providers on social media (such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and even Instagram). They will often post sneak peeks of sale offers or even early access to discounts, ensuring that you don’t miss out.
     
  2. Keep your eye on prices in the lead up to the sales (especially when it comes to booking travel), as this will give you a good idea of whether you’re actually getting a good deal or not. Sometimes, accommodation might appear to be cheaper but is actually not.
     
  3. Don’t fall into the trap of overspending. Map out exactly what you’d like to purchase (such as 3 nights at the beach or 2 nights in a particular city), set a budget and be sure to stick to it. It can be very easy to get caught up in the hype and spend more than you wanted.
     
  4. Sign up to email mailing lists well in advance of the sales starting. Deals are often known to kick off earlier than the official start date of the sale weekend (or will continue on afterwards), so if you’re a subscriber you can rest assured that you’ll be the first to know.

Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday have predominately been viewed as American shopping phenomena, their popularity in Australia and around the world in general is on the rise. With plenty of months before the 2018 sales kick off on the 23rd and 26th of November, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your next getaway – you’ll be able to use the sales to pick up some of the best accommodation deals.