While the number of retailers hoping to capitalise on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday excitement is nearly too high to mention them all, these are some of the big retailers to keep an eye on if you’re hoping to score a sweet deal.
Takealot: Takealot will be cutting prices by up to 60% overall, and on selected products by as much as 80%, in its Blue Dot Sale, which commences at 12.01 am on Friday, 24 November and runs through the weekend, for Cyber Monday and Takealot Tuesday. App users can exclusively access some early bird deals from 21 to 23 November.
Spree: Subscribers to Spree’s Black Friday alerts can look forward to a midnight email when Black Friday goes live, early access to preview deals in the days leading up to Black Friday and exclusive discount coupons during the weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Spree is also once again offering a ‘little black dress’ for R20, available from 9am on Black Friday. Consumers will need to shop using Spree’s app to get the R20 dress, and will need to search for ‘Black Friday LBD’ and be armed with the coupon code LBD20 to be applied on checkout to secure the deal.
Superbalist: Superbalist is supersizing Black Friday 2017 with a four-day mega sale from Friday 24 to Monday 27 November. The sale will include major discounts on big brands like G-Star, Missguided and Cotton On.
Makro: Massmart’s Makro is expected to run a Black Friday Weekend sale from 24 to 26 November, promising hundreds of deals both in-store and online. Shoppers with the Makro app can gain early access to enter the store from 7am if they have R100 or more in their mWallet. For those that don’t, there’s still time to download the app, register, login and shop in store and online and earn R100 or more in your mWallet to qualify for the Black Friday early access.
MRP: MRP is promising Black Friday discounts on denim, dresses, tops, shoes, shorts and more for an extended period. Shoppers can sign up online to get notified about daily promos.
Faithful to Nature: Faithful to Nature is giving back this Black Friday by donating a portion of its #Black5DaySale sales to Saving The Survivors, an organisation that assists in attending injured rhinos that have fallen victim to traumas of poaching. Faithful to Nature’s five-day sale begins on 20 November and offers up to 50% off stock.
Wellness Warehouse: Wellness Warehouse is celebrating a Black Friday week, with new deals launched at 8am every day offering up to 60% off. The deals are only available online and at the Kloof store.
Pick n Pay: Pick n Pay has kept rather mum about its plans for Black Friday, but shoppers can keep up to date with announcements by keeping an eye on the Black Friday at Pick n Pay Facebook event page.
Clicks: Clicks is offering early access to its Black Friday and general festive season online savings to those that click ‘attending’ on its Facebook event. New deals will be announced every week.
Checkers: Checkers has once again confirmed Black Friday participation across SA this year, promising “record-breaking prices”. The supermarket is also running a competition where 10 people could win a VIP Black Friday shopping experience – the winners will get to beat the queues and shop from home with a R5,000 voucher.
Game: Shoppers hoping to score deals at Game can sign up to the newsletter to get the first scoop on all Black Friday discounts.
Pricecheck: Product discovery and comparison service, PriceCheck, says it will be offering deals and discounts on 24 categories for 24 hours on Black Friday.
CNA: CAN already has its Black Friday deals listed online, and offers free delivery for purchases over R350.
Zando: Zando is offering up to 80% off fashion on Friday, 24 November. Interested shoppers can sign up to the Zando newsletter or visit the retailer’s dedicated Black Friday page to keep abreast of deals