Black Friday is an informal name for the day after Thanksgiving in America and is supposed to usher in the festive season shopping. Shoppers have been known to stand in long-snakelike queues outside shops before they open and then stampede in to get the best deals. Injuries and fights have often made the headlines.
But you don’t have to be in a bricks and mortar store to land a bargain. In South Africa some are offering online bargains too. I’d recommend avoiding the crowds and shopping online. It’s less hassle and less pressure. Remember, most stores will have their deals feature till what people often refer to as CyberMonday. So if any sites crash, look again over the weekend and on the 27th. Here, Mombabbles, has rounded up a few deals for moms and families.
First the wine! Priorities and all that. In a newsletter this week Fairview Farm said it would do a Black Friday special on its ‘Goats do Roam’ range, which includes the white, red and rosé. They said you’ll get discounts of up to 60% for one day only and that this deal will not be repeated again (stocks are limited too).
Winefolk is offering up to 60% off selected wine from 12am this Friday.
Checkers says it will offer up to 50% off its products in store. Deals include Papers Active Baby Dry Nappies (Giant pack) for R180 – a saving of R80.
Pick n Pay will also be offering Black Friday deals, check out their catalogue here.
Woolworths will get in on the act too. It’s offering free delivery on all orders for this week only.
Sorbet are offering customers 20% off all products and up to 50% off selected products in store. It includes skin, hair, body, nail care and more.
Don’t forget about your furkids with Absolute Pets. In their newsletter they said they’d be offering discounts on all products (online and in store) and you could also win a R500 voucher in a competition. Check out its Facebook pages for details.
Clicks is offering up to 50% off electronic products and 30% off Pampers boxes and up to 70% off some fitness trackers like Garmin, Fitbit and Jawbone.
BabyBelle, an exclusive child store will be offering 30% off its luxury feeding chairs.
Group buying website Hyperli have sent a mailer with a preview teaser saying that online bargain hunters will get up to 70% off this Friday.
Clothes, jewelry and design store deals
Clothes e-tailer, Zando, will have deals of up to 80% off on Black Friday. Bottoms will be priced from R99, bags and wallets from 99 and beauty products from R29. Shoes (heels) will be on offer from R175, while there will be up to 70% off swimwear, up to 60% off on jewelry and 60% off on dresses.
Cape Union Mart will be offering up to 50% off which will be valid from 24 November. They said there’s a limited selection online though.
Online e-tailor, Spree, is offering up to 80% off during Black Friday. The deals run from 24 – 26 November while stocks last.
Netjewel is offering 70% off selected personalized jewellery. If you’re on a hunt for a watch there’s 40% off Citizen and Sissy Boy brands.
Love Milo will be participating in Black Friday (24 Nov) and Cyber Monday (27 Nov) with all products priced at 40% off. Known for their signature blak and white look, Love Milo is revered for nature-inspired pieces that add creative simplicity to any setting; the perfect Christmas gift for a loved one or a well-deserved personal spoil.
Teljoy will be doing specials on its products that it sells in the rent-to-own model. They’ll be having sales on Xbox Ones, Blu-Ray Home Theatre Systems, dishwashers, microwaves, phones and pretty much everything else they sell!
Dion Wired will be offering discounts too which start from 12:01am instore and online.
Takealot is offering up to 60% but their sale started at 00:01am.
Via Afrikawill be doing 50% off its Digital Education Academy courses.