Black Friday Is In Sight…

Just like that, fall has taken over. Along with its crisp air and cozy vibes, fall brings with it some killer sales. You've probably heard the term "Black Friday," but what's all the buzz about? Let me break it down for you.

What Exactly Is Black Friday?

Black Friday is the day right after Thanksgiving when stores drop some of their biggest discounts of the year. Got your eye on a high-end gadget or some designer clothes that have been just outta reach, budget-wise? Black Friday could be your golden opportunity!

When Does Black Friday Happen?

Thanksgiving is always on the fourth Thursday in November, so Black Friday is the Friday right after. The exact date changes from year to year, but it’s always in late November. In 2023, mark November 24th on your calendar. Some brands get a jumpstart and launch their sales even before the official day, turning it into more of a “Black Week.” And the Monday after Black Friday? That’s Cyber Monday, the online shopping extravaganza.

How to Crush it on Black Friday?

Navigating the sea of Black Friday deals can get intense. Here’s your game plan: start with a list. Focus on items you really need and those you’ve been mulling over for a while. A well-thought-out shopping list can help you avoid those impulsive buys. Also, keep your eyes peeled for “doorbusters”—these are the super-discounted items, often in limited supply, meant to pull you into the store.

Who’s Dominating Black Friday?

Look out for heavy-hitters like Amazon and Macy’s. But they are not the only ones joining… These were some shops with last year’s standout deals, for a sneak peek at what to expect:

Target: Best deals on electronics, toys, home goods and more.
Victoria’s Secret: Stunning lingerie, night- swim- and loungewear for a steal.
Walmart: Not only did they deliver Black Friday savings, but also pre-Black Friday.
Nordstrom: Save up to 60% on a whole bunch of items.

Fingers crossed this year’s deals are just as epic as last year’s! Mark those calendars, set those alarms, and may the odds of scoring amazing discounts be ever in your favor.

Florence Stroink