What’s the Buzz About Black Friday?
If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet fear not Black Friday is coming to town.
Hundreds of retailers slash their prices on the last Friday of November to tempt bargain-crazy shoppers to part with their hard-earned cash.
The tradition has become increasingly popular in recent years, leading to frenzied scenes at the checkouts. Last year, a reported £200 million was splashed out on Black Friday in the UK alone.
Here is everything you need to know about the day:
What is Black Friday?
Originally an American tradition, Black Friday happens in the States on the day after Thanksgiving, just like the Boxing Day sales.
UK retailers have jumped on board in recent years with huge festive discounts to get people spending.
When is Black Friday?
This year it falls on Friday, November 28, but keep an eye out for bargains all that week as some retailers will start offering deals from Monday, November 24.
What time do the sales start?
Many high street retailers will fling their doors open at 8am, but some of the best deals will go live online at midnight.
Why ‘Black Friday’?
This one is still up for debate, but a popular theory is that many businesses detail their gains in black ink and losses in red ink. With Black Friday being the day that many retailers see their biggest profits of the year, that means a lot of black ink.