Originating in America, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and marks the start of holiday shopping season. This year Black Friday is celebrated on 24th November. In recent years, Black Friday has come across the pond and is now celebrated in the UK.
Originally celebrated on one day, this bargain bagging day now extends before and after the designated Friday. In the last few years, Black Friday sales have started on Monday of the same week and run until the following Monday – a week long opportunity to get cut-price goodies!
Why it is called Black Friday?
Many high street and online retailers report some of their highest profits on Black Friday. The black element of the name, ‘Black Friday’, relates to businesses recording their losses in red ink and gains in black. This tradition continues in modern accounting software, hence the name.
Black Friday Shopping Tips
- Black Friday deals are often available before Black Friday itself. Check in-store for information and look at websites and social media sites this week to keep abreast. You can follow PE1 on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date of offers in our stores.
- Deciding what you want in advance is another top tip. You may NOT be able to cover all the stores and may not be able to get ALL the early bird bargains. So, decide before the day what is the most important item that you want.
- Give preference to the high value items, as those are the items you’ll save most on.
- If possible, get together a group of friends and family members to visit to each shop! Each person can go with a list and buy an item for everyone else in the group.
Black Friday at PE1
Many of our retailers are offering customers Black Friday deals this week. Here is a selection:
Buy one, get one half price on EVERYTHING in-store at Bonmarche in PE1 until Monday 27th November.
– Up to 70% off selected items.
– Up to £50 off selected jackets.
– Up to 50% off Columbia products.
Great savings on many products in-store. See the range of offers here.
Head in-store to Pavers in PE1 and get 60% off selected lines from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November.
£10 off everything when you spend £60, including sale items! Details: romanoriginals.co.uk
Plenty of ‘Black Friday Mega Deals’ in-store now! Browse the selection here.