If you have been waiting for to score the biggest deals for the festive season, then you probably already have your Black Friday and Cyber Monday plans mapped out. However, if you’re curious about how to take advantage of the biggest shopping day of the year, then we have some tips for you as well as some discounts our exhibitors are offering.
According to Wikipedia, Black Friday is an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States which has been regarded as the beginning of the country’s Christmas shopping.
To break it down for you, here are some simple steps to ensure your Black Friday experience goes as smoothly and successfully as possible:
Step 1: Prioritise your shopping list to determine what you actually need to buy.
The rule applies that it’s only a good deal if you were planning on buying it before it was on sale. Otherwise, you’re just spending money you could have spent elsewhere. Create a list of what you need, or create a wish list on the websites you want to shop from so that when Black Friday starts you can put it straight into your basket.
Step 2: Take advantage of early deals when available.
Major retailers, are offering Black Friday deals ahead of the actual shopping day. They even offer deals both in-stores and online for those extra early shoppers. If you want to, you can even start shopping Thursday night.
Step 3: Keep up to date on all the deals.
Sign up for newsletters to all the big retailers so that when they start with their Black Friday deals you are right on top of it. You’ll get it all straight to your inbox, which means less work for you.
Step 4: Have a plan of action on Black Friday
Some of your purchases may be in the stores and some online. A good plan is to start with online purchases early and then head off to the stores once the craziness has calmed down.
Step 5: Set a budget
Decide ahead of time what you plan to spend on the Black Friday sales and stick to it. You could quickly find yourself shopping for Christmas 2018, 2019 and 2020 if you are not careful. Be responsible and remember that the expensive festive season is coming up, so you’ll need a bit left over for this!
See below for Black Friday specials from some of our exhibitors
- BED KING
Bed King will be running a Black Friday weekend sale from 23 to 26 November. They have a wide range of products on sale which includes the following:
30% off selected headboards, 20% off selected sleeper couches. 20% off Comfort Solutions, Comfort Air and Mewer bed sets and mattresses, 30% off all pillows, Mewer Black Double or Queen mattress 40% off. Flash sales to watch out for on Black Friday!
Those who are interested in getting early access/reminder to their Black Friday Sale can sign up at this link: https://www.bedking.co.za/black-friday-sign-up and they can also be entered into a draw to win one of five R1000 vouchers to use on any purchase over R5000 during the Black Friday Sale.
- BLUE BAY
40% Discount on all stock off the floor at Parkview Shopping Centre in Pretoria.
Blue Bay Outdoor Furniture Pty (Ltd) is a local manufacturer of exclusive outdoor furniture. Blue Bay undertakes all the manufacturing of its ranges of quality lifestyle furniture at its factory located north of Durban in Ballito on the Kwazulu Natal north coast. Throughout Southern Africa, Blue Bay has gained increasing popularity for its beautiful craftsmanship and unsurpassed quality.
- BOLAND CELLAR
Buy any 5 bottles of Talent & Terroir from the Boland Cellar tasting room and get the 6th bottle for free. Offer only valid from 23 – 24 November.
Boland Cellar is a regional specialist with a long history of producing internationally-acclaimed wines. Extensive prime vineyards across the Paarl Region guarantee consistency in style and quality year after year, which, with collaboration, dedication and expertise, have led Boland Cellar to become one of South Africa’s top wine brands.
- CORNICE CORNER
Running specials on Black Friday + Cyber Monday. 5% off on all cornices only.
- HELMUT LUBBERT ARTWORKS
Helmut Lubbert Artworks is offering 20% off on all available paintings from 23 to 26 November 2018. Helmut Lübbert, an fulltime artist from Pretoria, produce most outstanding paintings in Charcoal, acrylics and oil on canvas, in small, medium and large format. Helmut excel in wildlife as his subject matter but also produce commission work. Anything from family portraits, pets and landscapes or that which is true to the clients heart.
Homewood are having a Black Friday special. Visit any of their showrooms and get 30% off your order on all of their woods and Smalls range (not applicable to upholstery). Place order and pay deposit on the day – delivery for January 2019. www.homewood.co.za
Melonwoods is running a 20% off discount of everything from the 23rd to the 25th of November – online and in store, while stocks last.
- POWER PLASTICS POOL COVERS
PowerPlastics Pool Covers is the largest, oldest and leading pool cover company and will be running a 5% discount on their thermal, EnergyGuard and Sol+Guard Geobubble covers and their Solid Safety Pool Cover and accessory range on Friday.
- STUDIO MASSON
Studio Masson are offering a 50% off discount on selected tiles are slabs from the 23rd to the 30th of November.
Yale are running a Black Friday special on their online store: www.yaleshop.co.za.
All of the below will be available online on 23 November 2018: http://www.yaleshop.co.za/c167/Promotions.aspx
Since 1843 people in over 125 countries have been securing their home or their business with the name they trust the most, Yale. 175 years in the making. Still Pioneering. That’s why we proudly call Yale “the world’s favourite lock”. Explore and shop Yale’s extensive range of traditional security products as well as Yale’s range of Smart Living products online.
The following items will be on special for the day (23 November 2018) only and only available online:
1. Yale 38mm Steel Satin Chrome Trio Padlock Pack
– Keyed alike (Supplied with 4 keys)
– Boron shackle & Double ball locking mechanism – Suitable for high security applications & outdoor use
• Was R599, Now R299.
2. Yale Electric Strike kit plus FREE Door Chime
– Mortice mount electric strike kit
– Wirefree Door Chime/ Bell – Ideal door buzzing/opening solution for home or small businesses
• Was R1,118 Now R599.
See these exhibitors and more at Decorex SA in 2019.
21 – 24 March 2019
Durban Exhibition Centre
Decorex Cape Town
1 – 5 May 2019
7 – 11 August 2019
Gallagher Convention Centre