20th November 2017
Originating in America, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and marks the start of holiday shopping season. This year Black Friday is celebrated on 24th November. In recent years, Black Friday has come across the pond and is now celebrated in the UK.
Originally celebrated on one day, this bargain bagging day now extends before and after the designated Friday. In the last few years, Black Friday sales have started on Monday of the same week and run until the following Monday – a week long opportunity to get cut-price goodies!
Why it is called Black Friday?
Many high street and online retailers report some of their highest profits on Black Friday. The black element of the name, ‘Black Friday’, relates to businesses recording their losses in red ink and gains in black. This tradition continues in modern accounting software, hence the name.
Black Friday Shopping Tips
- Black Friday deals are often available before Black Friday itself. Check in-store for information and look at websites and social media sites this week to keep abreast. You can follow Garden Square on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date of offers in our stores.
- Deciding what you want in advance is another top tip. You may NOT be able to cover all the stores and may not be able to get ALL the early bird bargains. So, decide before the day what is the most important item that you want.
- Give preference to the high value items, as those are the items you’ll save most on.
- If possible, get together a group of friends and family members to visit to each shop! Each person can go with a list and buy an item for everyone else in the group.
Black Friday at Garden Square
Many of our retailers are offering customers Black Friday deals this week. Here is a selection:
Save hundreds of pounds on selected items in-store! See the range here.
Many products half price or less! View them all here.
Buy one, get one half price on EVERYTHING in-store at Bonmarché in Garden Square until Monday 27th November.
Buy one, choose one free on most items in-store!
Lots of reductions and promotions. Register on EE’s website to keep up to date with Black Friday offers.
Forget Black Friday, it’s Black Thursday to Monday at F Hinds the Jewellers in Garden Square! Get a 15% reduction on every single item in-store from Thursday 23rd to Monday 27th November.
25% off clothing, footwear and accessories.
50% off selected footwear and accessories. Plus more deals in-store.
Save up to 60% on many items. See more details here.
Get your favourite Trespass products at amazing prices during the Black Friday sale. From ski jackets and waterproof coats to winter accessories and hiking boots, they have everything you need to get suited and booted for your favourite outdoor activities, including skiing, hiking, walking and cycling. They have styles available for men, women and kids, so you can grab something for the whole family while still making outstanding savings. See all the Black Friday offers here.
The Body Shop
Get 40% off hundreds of items in-store on Black Friday.
Plenty of ‘Black Friday Mega Deals’ in-store now! Browse the selection here.