Black Friday 2018: Here’s where you should be shopping

Black Friday happens this Friday, 23 November 2018 in South Africa and shoppers will be hunting down the best deals!

Malls are guaranteed to be busier than a Gupta wedding so make sure you are ready for the madness.

Here’s some tips to make your experience less stressful.

  1. Make sure you are early
  2. Check out mall websites or call them to find out their operating hours for Black Friday shopping
  3. Wear comfortable takkies as you WILL be running up and down aisles and stores
  4. Take water and snacks along with you and stay calm.
  5. Find a trolley immediately
  6. Secure your wallet phone and avoid wearing jewellery for your own safety.
  7. 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

B. Nagiahs Black Friday specials in Gauteng & Durban

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 23 November.

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 has launched its Black Friday 2018 sale, with as many as 26,000 deals on various products.

The Makro Black 5-Day sale runs from Wednesday 21 November and ends on Sunday 25 November. Shopping hours will be extended as follows:

  • Wednesday to Friday – 08:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday – 08:00 to 16:00
  • Sunday – 09:00 to 16:00

To ensure that it delivers on its promises over Black 5 Day, Makro said its online site will be functioning a little differently to normal. When shopping online over this period (21-25 November), you will only be able to buy Black 5 Day sale items.

The group has partnered with ride hailing app, Uber. “Grab an Uber on us! This Black 5 Day, Makro is giving you two R50 Uber vouchers to get you to our sale and back home again (Ts & Cs apply).”

“For five days only, Makro is giving all mCard users 10% discount off all purchases made in a Makro store, as long as these are non-Black 5 Day-marked promotional items,” it said.

Over Black 5 Day, all deliveries will cost just R70, Makro said. This includes orders made both online and in-store.

Whatever you need and want from Pick ‘n Pay

Pick n Pay said that customers can expect up to 60% off various items including fridges, televisions, appliances and pool products.

“We promised our customers our biggest Black Friday ever. We’ve worked closely with our suppliers to negotiate lower prices and extra stock so that we can offer our customers the best deals over a few days and not just Black Friday,” said John Bradshaw, head of marketing at Pick n Pay.

“We also wanted to do something different for our customers this year so that everyone can maximise their savings without having to tackle the store on Black Friday – one of our busiest trading days.”

Bradshaw further encouraged customers to get in-store early to avoid disappointment as some deals have limited units available.

Pick n Pay has also limited some of the deals to a specific number per customer to ensure more customers enjoy them.

On actual Black Friday – 23 November – more deals will launch across all Pick n Pay stores, including Hypermarkets.

All stores will open at 06h59 on Black Friday, and these deals will run over a three-day period until 25 November 2018.

Decor from Mr Price Home

Want to save on home decor? Great news – Mr Price Home will be handing out exclusive deals! Visit here

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. Keep checking their Facebook page for specials Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square will have FREE parking on November 23rd.

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre — This mall in Pretoria will be taking part of the Black Friday madness once again on the 23rd 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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