They are the words every online shoppers love. Yes it is that time again for the amazing Black Friday and #CyberMonday (or should that be Cyber Monday) deals to fill our computer and mobile screens.
A craze which was built around the US tradition of Thanksgiving has in very recent years blown into a global phenomenon. The trading days post Thanksgiving Thursday can make a retailers year, but only if they can lure shoppers in with unbeatable deals.
Well, we in the UK and in fact people around the world don’t share the US Thanksgiving tradition. However we are drawn to the commercial appeal of shopping specials and deals not to be missed.
Here is a selection of some of the best deals that I’ve been notified of which can benefit both travellers and travel bloggers.
Black Friday Deals for Travellers
How is this for a deal? London Heathrow to LAX for £199 return! Yes that is LA people. This is a very limited offer available from 10am UK time Monday 30th November. Terms are: outbound flight between 1-3rd Feb 2016 or 8-9th Feb 2016. Return 8-11th Feb 2016 and 15-17th Feb 2016. To find out who offers this fare busting offer click here at 10am on Cyber Monday.
People focus so much on saving for their flight that they don’t realise you could save 70% or more on airport parking if you book smartly. Throughout November if you can get an extra $5 off your booking.
“THANKSGIV5” for Exclusive $5 Off for November at AirportParkingReservations.com through November 30!
Save up to 75% off the cost of big name brands in luggage and get free shipping in the US for orders over $75. From great carry ons to the essential checked bag, they have it all. Offer is available through IRV Luggage. Don’t miss their amazing Star Wars collection!
Every cost conscious traveller in the UK knows of the amazing value you get by staying in a Travelodge Hotel. Now you can save a further 30% January stays in the UK (stays 2nd January – 11th February) if you use code BOOKJAN4 if you book by 2nd December. (Look for blackout dates when making your booking.) To get this amazing discount use this link.
Get an amazing 15% off a package holiday booking with departures from the UK when you make a new booking for a minimum of 3 nights from easyJet holidays before midnight on 01 December 2015 for travel up to the 4th September 2016. You must enter the promo code ORANGE15 when booking. Your voucher code can only be used once per booking and can’t be used on top of any other voucher offer.
Holiday search engine
Still unsure of where to go, stay or what to do? Just know you want to get away? Then why not use one of the biggest holiday search tools in the world to find the best prices on flights, hotels and car hire. Perform a free search now to check the latest prices by clicking here.
Don’t fancy a hotel and want to for a more cost effective option? Then why not consider the growing trend of Housesitting. Whether you want to look after a house for someone or maybe pet sit then register with Trusted Housesitters. Between now and Monday 30th November you can save 30% off membership plans if you use the code “BLACKFRIDAY30” and click through on this link.
Save up to 20% on car hire from one of the biggest car hire firms in the world. Deal applies to bookings made online between 27th – 30th November for hire between 27th November 2015 – 23rd March 2016. To get this great discount click here.
Sail away, sail away. Don’t fancy flying? Well try a ferry for a change. If you book between now and 30th November for sailings between 15th December 2015 – 5th January 2016 you can save 10% off your entire booking on a trip to the Hook of Holland. Use code CHR3 after clicking here.
#CyberMonday and Black Friday Deals for Bloggers
A domain name to remember
Forget the dot coms and be unique. Take advantage of Black Friday with your very own “.blackfriday” domain name! This and many others from my go to point to find domain names, GoDaddy. Domains start at £0.99 for your first year!
Help Google to rank you higher in search results
All the big name bloggers are using, are you? If you haven’t heard Long Tail Pro is the ultimate tool for keyword research for your blog posts. I first heard Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income talk about it a few years ago then everybody was. I now use it almost every single day. As a special deal from 27th – 30th November you can get a $50 discount so the price will only now be $47! That is amazing value. I personally like the product so much I opted for the extra value of Lifetime Long Tail Platinum which allows you to check Keyword Competitiveness without a monthly subscription. During this sale period Lifetime Long Tail Platinum will be discounted by $100 to now only cost $297. This is an offer any serious blogger can’t miss up.
The old ideas of just writing great content and pressing publish is no longer a guaranteed way to online success. The landscape is changing constantly and this could be the next step you should take. Not sure what I’m talking about? Well have a look at this.
A number of months ago I reviewed an Unconventional Guide written by the very knowledgeable fellow travel blogger Nora Dunn. For a limited time only (until Monday 30th November) this guide now has 25% off the list price if you use the code GRAVY. Don’t miss this fantastic guide to Working on the Road – click here Working on the Road
If you were one of the many to buy Nora’s fantastic guide then maybe this could interest you? Upgrade Unlocked is a comprehensive guide to get luxury travel on a budget. Find out more here – Upgrade Unlocked: The Unconventional Guide to Luxury Travel on a Budget Don’t forget to use code GRAVY for 25% off until Monday evening.