2020 has sprung up so many surprises, and Black Friday is proving to be no exception. Officially, most of us starting to prepare for the holiday shopping season. Somehow the holiday season feels earlier than normal. Much like everything else in 2020, holiday shopping and Black Friday is going to look a little different this year. From early Black Friday sales to a greater focus on online shopping, 2020 will be a game-changing year for shoppers. Keep reading to learn what you should expect from the biggest shopping day of the year and the whole holiday shopping season.
There is no question that 2020 was a crazy year which undoubtedly left some shoppers questioning if Black Friday would be cancelled. Luckily, the answer is not at all. Yet this year’s annual shopping festival is going to look different. In general, retailers are announcing deals early, throwing numerous (month-long) Black Friday celebrations.
What you should know about 2020 Black Friday:
1- When’s Black Friday?
Black Friday is always the day after Thanksgiving, which means the biggest shopping day of the year in 2020 takes place on the 27th of November.
Keep in mind that holiday savings always start before Black Friday and 2020 won’t be any different from previous years, most Black Friday sales began during Thanksgiving week (or even before) and spread to the weekend till Cyber Monday. As expected we started seeing the Black Friday offer as far back as late-October.
2- What are the Black Friday predictions?
Now that we know when the biggest shopping day of the year is coming, it’s time to dig into some of the Black Friday predictions. Here’s what we’re going to see this year:
“Social distancing” was the word of the year which means that retailers would not be enticing customers to flock in stores this year. Although there will be in-store purchases, we expect that more retailers will be encouraging customers to buy online. This means we’re going to see more cyber offers for Black Friday. That’s probably the right approach with about 45% of shoppers predicted not to feel safe shopping in stores this year.
Retailers will launch their Black Friday sales earlier than ever before in 2020. And we’re not just talking about providing Black Friday discounts on Thanksgiving week. Many shopping destinations offer Black Friday-style savings activities that will run during November.
One last Black Friday trend that we expect to see in 2020 is sales that extend well to Cyber Monday. Although some doorbusters (including online “doorbusters”) will only be available for a limited time, several other offers will be available for the entire weekend.
How are you going to shop on Black Friday?
We already know that Black Friday 2020 is going to be a beast, so how are you going to shop this year? In addition to planning to buy more online sales, you can follow these tips to make the best offers while staying safe:
Preparation is important, so be sure to sign up for your favourite retailers’ email lists. It’s easy to do as most brands allow you to sign up on their website. When you get the emails sent to your inbox, you’ll hear about the upcoming promotions and collect money-saving coupons and promotional codes.
You’re also going to want to shop early and act quickly to make sure you get the offers you want. With more stores offering Black Friday-style discounts all November, you’ll need to be able to make your order with enough leeway for delivery. Also, bear in mind that these sales are mostly only available for a limited time and in limited amounts, so it is necessary to be a decisive shopper.
1- Use Slickdeals
Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for promotion codes from Slickdeals. Luckily, most major retailers are available on Slickdeals and coupons and promo codes offering as much as 40% will be up for grabs. Although promo codes are not always common during Black Friday, Slickdeals will offer them for even non-sale items
Don’t forget to do your research on Slickdeals to scope out phones you might want to buy. Slickdeals show you product reviews and price comparisons between retailers. This is a smart way to make sure you get the quality you want at the best price.
For example, visit AT&T Wireless Black Friday Deals Page on Slickdeals to compare.
2- What Black Friday offers are available on Phones?
When you think about what kind of Black Friday offers you might expect in 2020, crazy discounts are likely on major brands like iPhone and Samsung phones and tablets. These classic crowd-pleasers will also be joined this year by new favourites from LG and Google.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra is Samsung’s flagship phone, released earlier this year. We believe its greatest feature may be its camera packing a huge 108-megapixel sensor, 100x zoom lens with a 40-megapixel selfie camera. The phone also has a 5,000-mAh battery for extended battery life which will last most users through the day. There are currently deals on AT&T Wireless with savings of up to $450.
Apple cut $100 off the price of last year’s iPhone 11, and with the iPhone 12 already on sale, you can be picked up an iPhone 11 for as low as $600. With fast speeds, vastly improved battery life and excellent cameras, including a Night Mode feature, this could one of the best bargains on the market
If you have an eye on the flagship iPhone 12, you get $100 off all AT&T Wireless iPhone 12 Pro Max if you buy the phone upfront without a payment plan but If you buy the phone on a payment plan there will be no $100 discount.
- 128GB iPhone 12 Pro Max is $999.99
- 256GB iPhone 12 Pro Max is $1099.99
- 512GB iPhone 12 Pro Max is $1299.99
We expect some of these prices to drop further when Black Friday officially kicks off. So for all those who were eying an upgrade, Black Friday might be the best time to change devices,