• By Amanda Blackburn.

Black Friday!

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday began in 1932 and is the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the U.S. It begins the day after Thanksgiving Day in the United States which is the fourth Thursday of November. Most major retailers open very early and are also open overnight offering promotional sales.

Black Friday in the UK!

Amazon.co.uk started offering Black Friday discounts in 2010 since then Currys and PC World also joined in with the Black Friday sales and offered an online price crash in 2012.

In 2015 John Lewis and Asda also started offering Black Friday discounts and it then really took off in the UK. This year UK shoppers are expected to spend even more online than previous years, so hopefully we can all get some bargains this November!

Shops in the UK that are offering Black Friday sales!

On Friday 25th November 2016 Black Friday sales will hit the UK!

The shops participating in the UK are-:

  • Nike

  • Argos

  • Ebay

  • John Lewis

  • Debenhams

  • Amazon

  • New Look

  • Gap

  • Boohoo

  • Adidas

  • Tesco Direct

  • Samsung

  • MandM Direct

  • a.o.com

  • TalkTalk

  • Currys

  • Groupon

  • Burton

  • Tokyo Laundry

  • Huawei Honor Store

  • Pizza Hut

  • CDKeys

  • Sky Digital

  • ELC Early Learning Centre

  • Greenman Gaming

  • Moss Bros

  • Ebuyer

  • 7dayShop

  • Halfords

  • Microsoft store

  • Park Resorts

  • Dyson

  • Deichman Shoes

  • JD Sports

  • Ark clothing

  • Blacks

  • Millets

  • Scotts

  • Tessuti

  • Millet Sports

  • giffgaff

  • Selfridges

  • Beauty Base

  • Hoppa.com

  • Shop To Black

  • Direct Mobiles

  • Figleaves

  • Thorntons

  • Fragrance Shop

  • Bensons For Beds

  • Living Social

  • Very

  • Ukecigstore

  • Disney Store

  • The Book People

  • Surfdome

  • Toys R Us

  • Quicksilver

  • Roxy

  • DC Shoes

  • Saltrock

  • Xtra-vision

  • Rakuten

  • Goggles4u

  • Asos

  • Ann summers

  • Game

  • Lenovo

  • Asda Mobiles

  • Thomson Holidays

  • First Choice

  • Appliances Direct

  • Laptops Direct

  • Carphone warehouse

  • Under Armour

So as you can see from the long list above there are so many retailers joining the Black Friday sales in the UK!

If there are any other retailers that I have not included please feel free to comment in the comment box below so I can add these to the list!

Most of these stores offer online sales and in-store sales but Amazon only offer online sales so be sure to check on the stores you are interested in before to find out what they are offering.

Apparently, Amazon will actually start running their deals before Black Friday and if you sign to Amazon Prime you get 30 mins early access to all of the deals!

You can also get some great deals on Cyber Monday (the first Monday after Black Friday) as a huge number of consumer electronics bargains are saved back for Cyber Monday.

Spend wisely, like any big sales event offering all kinds of exciting deals, a bargain is only a bargain if it's something you actually want!

Be flexible, for example, if you want a certain Sony TV and it is not on Sale for Black Friday look at the closest match that is available in the sale. Create a list of possible favourites and research and review them beforehand so you are guaranteed to bag yourself a bargain, the last thing you want to be doing on Black Friday is researching products as you may miss out on the sale.

Good Luck with your shopping, I hope you bag yourself some great bargains!


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