Two of the biggest days for retail in 2016 are now just a month away, and UK consumers are after a bargain to kick off their Christmas shopping.

But how can shoppers make the most of the deals they find in store and online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

1. Use a price comparison website or app.

On (, consumers can compare the prices of nearly all the big ticket items on their families’ Christmas lists.

Prices for everything from the latest smartphone to top toys, games and other tech items can be scouted out online to ensure the price paid is the best available.

Tip: Download the idealo app
( (free) before hitting the high street. Use the barcode scanner to see if your purchase is cheaper online.