It's exactly a week until malls experience more traffic than a TMZ clickbaited article, and websites crash faster than a child whose sugar rush has finally worn off.
Yep, Black Friday 2018 is here and we can't wait to get our hands on all the things we've been eyeing for months on end now that they will be handsomely marked down.
On Friday 23 November you can start shopping as early as 00:00 online as well as in some stores too. But the hustle and bustle of Black Friday can be rather daunting for some, which is why it might be best to start working through your wishlist now, so you can simply hit 'checkout' at midnight next Friday.
These are the top Black Friday bargains to look out for:
This year, Travelstart is offering discounts on both local and international destinations at the lowest prices you will ever flights all year round. These specials have already kicked off and you can get R300 off local hotels using this promo code.
Perhaps we can't all book international holiday destination flights at a whim, but a local getaway is worth some consideration. Safari Now is offering 20% discounts on various popular South African weekend getaway hotspots for anyone who enjoys being outdoors. Use your discount this Black Friday to either explore the Garden Route or to appreciate some wildlife from as little as R235 per night.
Check out Traveller24 for some ideas on places you'd like to go to or experiences to try.
If you're going on a weekend getaway, you will most likely need cute swimwear to take along with you as well as a few more key summer essentials.
SALT fixed bikini set - 50% off
Sneakerheads will be happy to know that Adidas' official Black Friday deals start at midnight on 23 November, but if you're signed up to their newsletter you can look forward to even earlier deals, plus 15% off your first purchase.
Women's Originals - crossing fingers for a Black Friday discount
More pre-Black Friday alerts to sign up for:
According to Business Insider, the following retailers have got you covered if you're keen on early bird deals.
Woolies will reveal all their specials on Monday 19 November, giving you the whole week to start shopping.
Also running five-day specials is major online retailer Superbalist, which will be offering up to 70% off selected items. Business Insider reveals that "shoppers are encouraged to build their wishlist in advance so that they can quickly check out. The store also recommends downloading its app to make the most of app-only deals."
Sign up for your alerts here.
90 is Zando's magic number this Black Friday, as they have 90% off deals on all the most influential brands from the 90s. Puma and Adidas discounts are going for up to 70%. Yes, please!
Got your heart set on a new fragrance or a few high-end skincare purchases? You can sign up to the following newsletters to get access to specials in advance:
Edgars Red Square
Red Square hasn't hinted at anything yet, but they assure you if you sign up to their newsletter, you will be the first to know.
Clicks spokesperson Susann Caminada told Business Insider they will be offering "spectacular discounts on everything from technology and accessories, to beauty, electrical, health, household and baby items.
And 50% on beauty products sounds like a pretty good deal to us.
Can't wait to overdo our makeup just because we can with our new beauty bargain finds.
Technological gadgets are highly sought after on Black Friday, and Makro is set to be the leading retailer for all things tech.
Their sales will run from 21 to 25 November, including extended trading hours; Wednesday to Friday- 08h00 to 18h00, Saturday from 08h00 to 16h00 and Sunday from 09h00 to 16h00. Before you start stressing about stampedes, Business Tech has shared the followng details, which might make getting your new iPhone X much easier than you think:
“[Makro] will be rolling out new a mobile pay-point systems to assist customers in purchasing a small number of items to pay while standing in the queue."
“[Makro] has introduced an online drive-thru service at the Makro Riversands store, which is a never-been-seen before feature at a retail store in South Africa, enabling customers to collect their online items in an even more convenient manner.”
Alright then, let the games begin and may the odds be ever in your favour.
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