What Is Black Friday And Cyber Monday?

Are you bemused by Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Well here’s what you need to know if you’re looking to save money, grab a bargain or do your Christmas shopping. 

Black Friday is the name given to the day following Thanksgiving in the US and is said to be the beginning of the Christmas Shopping season. For this reason shops open early and offer amazing sales to kick off the shopping season. As a result it is routinely seen as the busiest shopping day of the year.

Of course, like all things it’s now come to the UK and the shopping extravaganza of Black Friday is happening all over the high street and online today. At KidStart for instance there is a special Black Friday deal with the Apple Store where you can get 1.5% back on most purchases. Look elsewhere and you’ll find nearly every brand and shop is offering sales and deals anywhere from 10% to 30% off purchases. Meaning it’s a good day if you’re looking to start or finish your Christmas shopping.

By comparison Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after Black Friday. It was created to persuade people to shop online and made it’s debut 7 years ago. As a result of even more deals on Cyber Monday 77% of online retailers said that their sales substantially increase on this day. So much so that we apparently spent billions online last year making it the highest spending day of the year.

You may hate being manipulated into spending like this but personally I find both these days save me a fortune on things I have to buy anywhere. I’m particularly loving all the online deals where free P&P and returns are included. It’s making my life a lot more simple. But how about you? Will you be shopping Black Friday or Cyber Monday let us know.