What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is a tradition that started in America and that other parts of the world, including the United Kingdom, have embraced in the recent decades. It usually marks the beginning of the holiday shopping season, so large retailers offer a lot of great deals and discounts to attract customers to their stores. You can get sales on all kinds of things from furniture to tech gadgets and vacations.
This day is called Black Friday because it is when large crowds of shoppers rush to stores and when retailers earn huge sums of money. On income statements, black usually signifies profits while red signifies losses. Hence, the term Black Friday is used to mark the day when retail stores profit the most.
However, the Black Friday sale is not limited to a single day anymore. Many stores start offering deals and discounts days before Black Friday and may stretch until the weekend as well.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the day after American Thanksgiving. This year, it falls on November 24, 2017.
Where are the best Black Friday deals?
With the increasing popularity of online stores like Amazon, big-box stores have begun to embrace online retailing in the recent years as well. Now you can find awesome Black Friday deals both online and in retail stores. However, some retail stores don’t offer the same discounts on their online stores. Doorbuster sales, for example, are limited mostly to physical stores.
How can I get the best Black Friday deals?
The first rule of Black Friday shopping is to set a budget for yourself. If you know your limit, you can properly delegate your budget to the different items you want to get during the Black Friday sale. It will also help you determine the kind of discounts and deals that you need to be looking for.
Most retailers start informing their customers about their Black Friday deals days (and sometimes weeks) before the day arrives. So, before Black Friday comes, do your research. Find which stores have discounts for items that you want to buy. You can do this by searching online or looking in newspapers. Once you find the deal you want, compare it with what other stores are offering. Most of the time, there’s a retail store that’s offering the same product for a much lesser price.
Since Black Friday sales now stretch for days, you can do your shopping both online and in physical stores. Start with online shopping because Black Friday sales usually start earlier in online stores like Amazon, but only get the items that will be harder to get in physical stores. By combining both online and physical shopping, you can take advantage of more discounts, allowing you to save more money.
Lastly, loyalty programs are another great way to save money during Black Friday. They allow customers like you to get even bigger discounts during the sale. Shopping on Black Friday is a great way to save money on your holiday shopping. Hopefully, with these tips, you can take advantage of more awesome deals and discounts.