Everything You Need to Know about Black Friday 2017

Everything You Need to Know about Black Friday 2017

The holiday season is just around the corner. The shopping season, which traditionally runs through most of December, is set to begin on November 24th. This is the day after Thanksgiving popularly referred to as Black Friday. Black Friday sees people snap up all kinds of products from high-end electronics to the latest in fashion at a bargain. This American tradition has become so big that it now lasts for seven days or more.

Traditionally, the first deals usually appear from November 20th as competitors try to get ahead of one another. This year however, Black Friday starts early and businesses have already begun revealing their black Friday deals. Major retail outlets including Amazon and Walmart have already opened their Black Friday stores and deals are already live. Additionally, Black Friday ads have been leaking every day from the likes of Kohls over the last few days.

What kinds of deals should you expect?

Black Friday sales are always ubiquitous and this year will be no different. You should expect great deals from all players big and small. Given the reveals and leaks in recent days, we already have a sense of the trends that will define this year’s Black Friday.

Here are some of the deals to watch out for from the biggest retailers this Black Friday.

  • Best Buy will be offering free shipping on every purchase with no minimum purchase requirement until December 25th. They will also be offering gift card incentives with highly sought after products
  • Amazon will encourage shoppers to sign-up for Amazon prime to enjoy a free two-day shipping and a 30-minute early access to Amazon’s Black Friday deals. The deals will feature Amazon’s signature items including Echo, Echo Dot, Fire TV, Samsung electronics and much more.
  • Kohl’s best Black Friday deals will as expected be centered on kohl’s cash. Every $50 spent between the 20 and 25 of November will earn you $15 to be redeemed between November 26th and December 6th. You can expect discounted 4K TVs, Apple products, game consoles from Sony and Microsoft, to mention but a few.

Over the last few years, online sales have continued to consume an increasing portion of Black Friday spending. For the first time, shoppers are expected to spend more online than in physical stores this year.  This has led retailers to focus on optimizing the online shopping experience. Some outlets are already planning to launch their online offers long before the in-store offers. You can therefore easily secure a bargain from the comfort of your home this coming holiday shopping season.

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