Black Friday happens this Friday, 24 November 2017 in South Africa and shoppers will be hunting down the best deals on a variety of items and it just happens to be payday for most us!
Malls are guaranteed to be busier than a Gupta wedding so ensure you are ready for the madness.
Here’s some tips to make your experience less stressful.
- Make sure you are early
- Check out mall websites or call them to find out their operating hours for Black Friday shopping
- Wear comfortable takkies as you WILL be running up and down aisles and stores
- Take water and snacks along with you and stay calm.
- Find a trolley immediately
- Secure your wallet phone and avoid wearing jewellery for your own safety.
- Remember to make sure your car is locked and check your doors when you hit the remote as car jamming is a reality.
Shopping deals you should look out for
Phones, TVs and other usually expensive things from Samsung
If something from Samsung has been on your wish list for a while, then you should know that Samsung stores will be cutting prices come 24 November. Register online to get Black Friday updates from Samsung delivered straight to your inbox.
Big brands from Edgars
The giant retail store will be taking part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday. No details have been released yet but you can sign up to get inside scoop on all the deals coming to Edgars. There’s also a countdown timer which is pretty useful if you want to start shopping as soon as the last second ticks over.
Groceries from Checkers
As the pioneer of Black Friday sales in South Africa, we know Checkers will be giving us amazing savings. And this year Checkers is running a competition where 10 people could win a VIP Black Friday shopping experience – the lucky winners will get to beat the queues and shop from home with a R5 000 voucher. You can sign up and find out more about Black Friday deals at Checkers here.
Useful stuff from Makro
Makro is bringing Black Friday to their stores AND online. If you want to gain early access to the stores around 7am on Friday morning, all you need to do is get a R100 or more in your mWallet. Don’t have an mWallet or extra cash in it? There’s still time to get one!
Whatever you need and want from Pick ‘n Pay
Pick ‘n Pay has promised to go big this Black Friday, and we’re a little excited about it. You can expect to save on appliances, toys, tech goods, and yes, even food. Keep an eye on their Facebook event page for any updates or specific details about the upcoming specials.
Trends from Superbalist
Online retailer Superbalist are taking things up a notch with a four-day mega sale from 24-27 November. Klyne Maharaj, Head of Brand at Superbalist, advised for users to start creating a wishlist as soon as possible as the site usually provides a discount on ALL items. Last year there was a discount of 25% on all products, but Klyne has promised that this year will be ‘even bigger and better’! Make sure you’re in the loop by keeping tabs on the Facebook Superbalist Black Friday events page.
Decor from Mr Price Home
Want to save on home decor? Great news – Mr Price Home will be handing out exclusive deals all week long from 20-27 November! Now, you can finally update that spare room or bathroom you’ve been meaning to get around to.
If you’re in Joburg, here’s what some of our malls are up to for Black Friday:
Rosebank Mall — Follow them on Facebook to see specific offers from Rosebank stores. Plus, there’s FREE Parking all Day from 8am – 7pm, so the only thing you’ll be spending money on is the sales.
Sandton City — Last year, the mall created a photo album of their Black Friday deals. But, so far nothing has been announced so we’ll just have to keep checking their Facebook page for specials and so should you. Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square will have FREE parking on November 24th.
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre — This newly-renovated mall in Pretoria will be taking part of the Black Friday madness once again on the 24th of November. With Black Friday specials and over 500 stores, get ready for the ultimate shopping experience in your most comfortable sneakers. If you want to see what stores will be participating, head to their Facebook page.
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