As the year draws to a close and the lockdown restrictions are getting less stringent, a lot of people are making plans to spend the festive season with friends and family. After not being able to see extended family for what feels like forever, we’re pretty sure the Christmas gift wish list is unbelievably long! And that’s where Black Friday will come to the rescue. Major retailers in South Africa like MakroPick ‘n Pay, and Superbalist are gearing up and getting ready to offer their BIGGEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS yet.

 

Is there a Black Friday in 2020? 

Yes, there will be a Black Friday in 2020. That is a good question seeing that we’re still in the thick of a global pandemic, and even though we are on lockdown level 1 and most economic activity has resumed, some people still don’t feel safe. Be cautious when venturing to shopping malls. If you are anxious about being at an overcrowded mall, consider doing your Black Friday shopping online. Most brick and mortar stores have websites and mobile apps that will allow you to shop in the comfort of your home.

 

When is Black Friday 2020? 

Black Friday this year falls on the 27th of November 2020.

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Black Friday Shopping Tips 

If you’re in the process of drafting your Black Friday 2020 wish list, we have a few tips to help you stay ahead and make the most of your Black Friday shopping.

Do your research 

Stay updated on which retailer has the best discounts and to compare prices. Research the items you want to get in advance and have options in case it sells out quick at one store, then you know where to go to get the item.

Sign up to mailing lists 

Sign up to receive news on Black Friday deals and other specials leading up to Black Friday.

Prioritise your shopping list 

Prioritise your shopping list by order of importance so you can get what you need first before you spend on unnecessary, and unplanned items. Purchase the expensive or essential things before browsing other items.

Shop online instead

Shopping malls get crowded around Black Friday, and the crowds can be overwhelming, especially when you add the fact that we’re still in a pandemic. If you can avoid going all together by shopping online and on shopping apps; rather do that. Online shopping will also help you not get sidetracked. 

Know the store policies 

Read up on the return, exchange and money-back policies, especially when purchasing big-ticket items. Certain stores don’t allow for returns on sale items or have a fixed period for allowing returns or exchanges – ensure that you are clued up on the policies.  

Remember to set your alarms, and be agile because fastest fingers to checkout, get the best deals!