Black Friday is becoming an increasingly popular date on the shopping calendar – as retailers opt to slash their prices in the build up to Christmas, and shoppers flock to stores in order to find the best discounts and bargains for products like electronics and clothing.
Where did Black Friday originate?
Starting in 1950’s America, Black Friday originally had no correlation to shopping at all, and the term was coined by policemen to describe the immense traffic seen entering Philadelphia in the day following Thanksgiving. It then evolved to represent the point where retailers begin to generate profits, going from “red” to “black” as referenced in American newspapers at the time.
As the financial incentives around the Christmas period grew in the United States, there was an unspoken rule about advertising before Thanksgiving, so Black Friday was the first opportunity for retailers to promote their Christmas products. This also coincides with the Christmas parades that are renowned in the US, the most famous being Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
Black Friday in the UK
Conversely, in the UK, we are more familiar with Black Friday being the last Friday before Christmas, and a popular day for office or workplace parties before the Christmas break.
Retailers in the UK were introduced to Black Friday deals through Amazon, who slashed their prices in the early 2010s, and in the years following, many retailers began to piggyback on the trend.
Black Friday at Aberafan Shopping Centre
We cannot wait for Black Friday, and seeing all the amazing bargains and sales that our stores display ready for your Christmas shopping.
If you’re looking for the best gifts for the whole family, make sure you pay us a visit on Black Friday!
Argos has its own dedicated online Black Friday section, which can be found here: https://www.argos.co.uk/events/black-friday .
The landing page does have some popular gift suggestions, like a Sony 65” smart TV and SteelSeries headphone for your PC, Xbox or Playstation. The page also outlines the delivery and collection options available and also Black Friday tips including how to shop safely in store.
Find the best deals for boys’ and girls’ toys, stocking fillers, and fun for the whole family at The Entertainer.
10% off everything when you spend £30 or more at The Entertainer!*
Use code: BF10
*This offer does not include gift cards and will end on Monday 29th November.
Don’t miss out on visiting JD Sports this Black Friday! The sports retailer is having the biggest ever Black Friday event with up to 50% off a wide range of products.
You can view the products that are included in the Black Friday offering here: https://www.jdsports.co.uk/campaign/black+friday/sale/?facet-campaign=black-friday
Black Friday deals are not hard to find at Boots, with discounts seen across its beauty, fragrance and electrical ranges.
The deals are not just available on Black Friday, but also Cyber Monday which gives you double the chance to find a bargain!
All the information on Black Friday can be found at: https://www.boots.com/seasonal/black-friday