The shopping frenzy that is Black Friday has ballooned in South Africa to become a national event. Following in the footsteps of American retailers, brands in Mzansi have already started slashing prices across the board. That includes our major supermarkets of Woolworths, Checkers, Pick n Pay and Spar.
The big day may still be a week away, but there are already some brilliant bargains up for grabs. We’ve gone through what’s currently on offer, and everything shoppers can expect ahead of 29 November:
Woolies have focused their early efforts on fashion and retail. Starting from this Friday, the expense of clothing items and accessories will fall dramatically. Shoppers have a week to get their hands on these pre-Black Friday bargains:
A list of items hasn’t yet been made available by the store, but there is a way to get involved with their Black Friday offerings ahead of schedule: Members of the newly launched “Xtra Savings” rewards programme will be the first to receive advance notifications of the Black Friday deals on offer at Checkers. You can apply for a card in-store or via the Checkers app, and get great bargains on items including:
Those Checkers Xtra Savings are ridiculous ? I’m tempted to go do my grocery shopping right now ?— … (@Thulani_Dlamini) November 10, 2019
The store have gone for a tech-themed offering this year, with the bulk of their best deals coming from their electronics department. Big TVs, printers, washing machines are all on offer at insanely-discounted prices. We’ve picked-out the best of the bunch, and these deals will run right up until 23:59 on Black Friday:
You can view a full list of their deals here. We must warn you, all these offers are for online orders only.
The South African branches are keeping their cards close to their chest. We’re awaiting further confirmation of what exactly Spar will have on offer for Black Friday, but we have a feeling alcohol lovers are going to be well-looked after. The award-winning Darling Cellars wine will be on offer at 40% off next Friday:
#SaveTheDate ????? ?????? is on 29 November! Stock up on these award-winning wines at Tops at Spar in Yzerfontein at an unbelievable 40% OFF!— Darling Cellars (@DarlingCellars) November 20, 2019
Just in time to stock up for the holiday season! (you can thank us later ?)#BlackFriday #OneDayOnly pic.twitter.com/UeLSXg84ah
Meanwhile, if you happen to be in Nigeria between 23 – 30 November, you are ridiculously in-luck. They are offering an eight-day Black Friday extravaganza, with a number of items down by 70%. Hell, it might be cheaper to fly to Naija and do your next grocery shop there before the month is over.