Black Friday is now one of the biggest shopping annual events in the retail calendar. So here are some key dates and how to be prepared.

Black Friday 2017

Black Friday has gained notoriety in the UK over the last few years. This shopping frenzy which is a massive craze in the US baffled us when it first came popular in the UK. People were fighting each other in store over Black Friday bargains – although let’s face it, it made great TV watching. It is now a date for the calendar!

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday always takes place the day after Thanksgiving. This year it will take place on 24th November 2017.

And Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday continues after Black Friday so keep a beady eye on deals throughout the weekend!

What deals can I expect

Start looking around 1 November for brands to start their promotional campaigns for Black Friday. If you need a new laptop, TV, something for the home, then hold out for some Black Friday bargains.

Who will be taking part

Many retailers will be taking part this year, including Amazon, Argos, Currys, Boots. No need to queue up in store. Simply check out what you would like to buy and then watch this on Black Friday. However, don’t be fooled. Check the prices before you go online this Black Friday to make sure you get the best offers.


Amazon is at the forefront of Black Friday in the UK. This year Broke Girl in the City will be listing some of the bargains you will be able to find online. Countdown to Black Friday deals start on November 1 including Cyber Week deals, according to Amazon so keep checking back to find out more.

As part of Black Friday, Amazon offers ‘Deal of the Day’ and ‘Lightning Deals’. Just like the name suggests, the Deal of the Day is an item that Amazon has deeply discounted for the day. As for Lightning Deals, these are deep discounts on items that are refreshed as often as every five minutes during Black Friday week.

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Read our 2016 Black Friday article for more information.


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