Online shopping: What’s your go-to this Black Friday weekend?

Bam! This weekend it feels like summer has arrived in Wellington and it’s Black Friday weekend. With only 3 weeks to go until Christmas, it’s a great chance to snap up some great deals in stores and online.

I’m definitely what you call an impulse buyer! So, this weekend I have decided to stay away from the shops, set a budget and spend a couple of hours shopping from the comfort of home. It’s also a great excuse to have some ‘me time’!

What are your go-to shopping sites?

What are your go-to sites when you are doing your online shopping? Wish? NZ Sale? I like to shop quickly and I don’t like paying too much for the delivery. I usually use Amazon.com for sending pressies overseas, but my go-to online shopping sites for my family and kids are TradeMe, KMart, MightyApe, FishPond and Book Depository. I tried AliExpress a few months ago and the item never turned up! I’m still waiting…hmm.

This weekend I have discovered a couple of cool new shopping sites. (I say new because they are new to me!)

Have you heard of Fruugo?

I stumbled upon Fruugo when I was looking for Pokemon stuff on Google. The search came up with Amazon.com and Fruugo. When I compared the same item on both sites, Fruugo had cheaper delivery. Fruugo has some really affordable deals from stores around the world. I snapped up two Pokemon duvet sets for $49.90 and delivery was only $17.60 NZ. For Christmas shopping, they recommend that you order before Dec 9th. You can order after that of course, but they do not guarantee it will arrive on time!

Have you been to TheMarket.com?

TheMarket.com is a New Zealand based one-stop-shop where you can shop for fashion, make-up, electronics, sports gear and kids stuff. You can find heaps of your favourite brands like Noel Leeming, Cotton-On, Sterling-Sports, and The Warehouse, plus fashion from top brands like Icebreaker, Barkers, Tigerlily, Kate Sylvester, Veronika Maine and more.

TheMarket.com

Christmas shopping is made easy with their gift section and if you want Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals there are those too. I got some great deals on kids sandals, make-up and the biggest surprise was a bargain new dome tent from Torpedo7. I really like this site, it’s easy to use, but just a tip.. if you order from a number of different stores you do end up paying a delivery charge for each store. But don’t worry, it’s clearly itemised before you pay at the checkout. If you buy the wrong size, they offer free returns to their ‘MarketPoint’ locations all around NZ.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday special offer from all of us at LittleMonkeys!

If you visit TheMarket.com this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend we can offer you a saving of $20 off everything with a minimum spend of just $99*! Just enter ‘Monkey20’ at the checkout. You better be quick as this offer expires at midnight on Monday 2nd December.

*This offer excludes shipping costs (if relevant). Single-use per customer.

Thanks for reading and good luck!! We’d really like to hear about your favourite online shops when buying stuff for your kids and family in New Zealand. Please leave your comments here or on our Facebook page!

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