Originating in America, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and marks the start of holiday shopping season.
In recent years, Black Friday has come across to the UK (and other countries) and is now a highly anticipated bargain-bagging occasion. This year Black Friday is celebrated on 29th November.
Originally celebrated on one day, this 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 ‘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.
Top Shopping Tips for Black Friday
- 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 The Pantiles
Many of our retailers are offering customers Black Friday deals this week. Here are a few:
And So To Bed:
- 30% off Aireloom
- Free size upgrade on selected king and super king mattress and divan sets
- Tempur: 40-night trial or your money back!
- Two free pillows when you purchase a J Marshall double mattress and divan set
- Up to 70% off selected items
- Claim up to £230 cashback on selected Sony items
- Claim up to £180 cashback on selected Fujifilm items
- Save up to £350 cashback on selected Nikon items
- Claim up to £125 cashback on selected Canon items
For more details about our stores and their Black Friday promotions, visit their individual store pages on our website or follow us on social media.