Clicks’ Black Friday promotion includes 50% discounts on Safeway and Kambrook electrical products. Clicks kicks Black Friday off with half price discounts on home appliances
With Covid-19 regulations Clicks’ Black Friday promotion has entered the Black Friday frenzy by offering both online and in-store discounts between 26 November and 2 December.
This follows a savings countdown throughout November which formed part of an extended Clicks’ Black Friday promotion.
Shoppers who wish to avoid storefronts during the Black Friday rush can explore Clicks’ online-only deals,
which currently lists more than 50 items, ranging from baby strollers to beauty products with discounts of up to 40%.
These exclusive online offerings will be updated throughout the promotional period.
Clicks Clubcard holders have been advised to download the mobile app and take advantage of the loyalty cashback option to optimise Black Friday savings.
Clicks’ Black Friday promotion biggest discounts apply to Safeway and Kambrook electrical products.
Both online and in-store offerings range from 20% to 50% savings depending on the number of items purchased.
Shoppers who purchase four Safeway or Kambrook products in the same cart will receive a half price discount.
Clicks’ Black Friday promotion on Safeway products on special include microwaves, toasters, kettles, and electric frying pans.
This four-pack kitchen outfit will cost less than R2,000 during the Clicks’ Black Friday promotion.
Kambrook kitchen appliances, which are considered to be of superior quality to Safeway’s offerings,
are, on average, 35% more expensive, making half price savings more valuable in the long-term.
Clicks’ featured haircare products, which are only available online, include L’Oréal, Matrix, Redken and Mizani. Shoppers who purchase any two of these products will receive a 30% discount.
Clicks’ Black Friday promotion will also be running a Cyber Week promotion from 30 November until 6 December.
SANParks offers 40% discount on Black Friday with campsite and chalet bookings valid until March
Travellers looking to explore the country’s natural wonders can take advantage of the South African National Parks’ (SANParks) Black Friday special.
On Friday 27 November, all online bookings will be discounted by 40%.
This one-day deal applies to campsites, chalets, trails, and wilderness activities. Bookings made on Black Friday apply to stays between 27 January and 18 March 2021,
with weekends included. This online-only offer requires visitors to register via the SANParks portal.
“Online booking for game drives and walks is limited to specific camps in Kruger National Park.
Trails that can be booked online are the Otter Trail in Garden Route National Park and Kruger’s 4×4 Trails,
Backpack Trails and Wilderness Trails,” explained Reynold Thakhuli, SANParks’ Acting Head of Communications.
The Black Friday promotion includes access to 18 national parks across all provinces.
The only park which is not available at the 40% discount is the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park which straddles the border between Botswana and South Africa.
Popular parks and accommodation
on offer include the Addo Elephant National Park which includes stays at the Spekboom Tented Rest Camp and Langebos Huts which usually cost over R1,000 per night per person.
South Africa’s most popular safari destination, the Kruger National Park, will offer discounts on more than 30 campsites, cottages, leisure tens and luxury lodges.
Hamilton’s 5-star luxury tented lodge, which would ordinarily cost a couple over R10,000 per night, is also part of the Black Friday offering.
In the Western Cape, discounted accommodation in the Knysna Lakes district, Nature’s Valley, Storms River Mouth and Wilderness –
which form the Garden Route National Park – will be popular with Capetonians looking to escape the city with a six-hour drive.
Pick n Pay sold enough chicken to fill two Airbus A380s last Black Friday – 2020 could be bigger
Pick n Pay is hoping to outdo its previous Black Friday performance by extending online offers and updating daily in-store specials.
Following this year’s digital trend,
which has been bolstered by health concerns around physical shopping experiences, Pick n Pay launched a series of online-only deals on 13 November.
The retailer’s popular on-demand grocery and liquor delivery app, Bottles, can be used to order goods.
To ensure fair stock availability, shoppers won’t be able to order more than six of the same item.
As usual, Pick n Pay Smart Shoppers stand to gain more from their Black Friday experience, earning extra rewards, discounts, and early alerts about special savings.
“We’ve secured the best deals on essentials and popular Black Friday buys,” says John Bradshaw, retail executive of marketing at Pick n Pay.
“Customers are encouraged to swipe their Smart Shopper card to unlock Smart Price Black Friday savings, but we will have plenty of other deals offering huge savings.”
While Pick n Pay’s online-only deals lean towards specials on small appliances, the retailer is looking to attract shoppers to grocery savings in store.
The retail giant says that while cash-strapped consumers will be even more eagle-eyed in 2020, the previous year’s sales point to popular grocery aisle products.
If the amount of UHT Milk sold by Pick n Pay over Black Friday weekend in 2019 were liquid hydrogen, there would be enough to get to the moon and back four times.
Pick n Pay customers bought enough Sparletta to fill two Olympic sized swimming pools and the supermarket chain sold the mass of two Airbus A380s in frozen chicken.
One million peppermint crisp tarts could have been made with the quantity of tennis biscuits sold.
Expecting online sales and deliveries to surge, Pick n Pay says that it has significantly increased the number of drivers available over the course of the Black Friday promotion.
The number of floor staff has also been adjusted upwards to assist customers with in-store queries.
“Safety measures will remain our top priority to ensure a safe shopping environment,” says Bradshaw.
“Queues will be closely managed, and we have also spread out our Black Friday deals in-store to help maintain physical distancing.”
Builders launches Black Friday DIY deals with big discounts on JoJo water tanks
South Africa’s largest DIY, building and construction retailer, Builders, has launched a five-day discount promotion which will run from Monday 23 to Friday 27 November.
Deals offered by Builders as part of its extended Black Friday promotion will be updated on a daily basis and stock is limited.
The first day of Builders’ Black Friday promotion looks to service home improvement,
with in-store deals on lawnmowers, trimmers, chainsaws, and geysers. While the five-day rollout has gotten off to a conservative start,
with 15 products listed in Builders’ in-store catalogue, the hardware giant is expected to expand its list of discounted goods every 24-hours.
First day deals include unbeatable discounts on popular JoJo water storage tanks. The 750L Slimline tank –
available in grey and wintergrass brown – has been discounted by 28% and is now selling at R1,500.
The price of the larger 2,000L JoJo water tank has been slashed even further, by 38%, and now costs R1,700.
Builders is also offering online specials through a voucher system. To receive 15% off silicones, power tools and measuring and marking tools,
online shoppers can use the BFM15 voucher code on checkout. The code BFM20 can be used to shave 20% off paint accessories.
Builders has urged shoppers to act quick on specials as both in-store and online stock is limited.
OneDayOnly back with 100% Black Friday discounts for products worth R3.5 million
Popular South African e-retailer, OneDayOnly, will be running special deals on selected products in the run-up to Black Friday.
Starting on Monday 23 November, OneDayOnly will begin a week of bargains, with discounts increasing in value over the five-day period.
Shoppers will be able to take advantage of discounts between 70% and 90% as Friday 27 November draws nearer.
On Black Friday, Clicks’ Black Friday promotion will return with its 100% off promotion.
Free products will pop up at random times throughout the day and shoppers with the fastest fingers first will score big.
This promotion was well received in 2019 and, despite Creative Director Matthew Leighton hinting that this year’s 100% off deals would be limited to app users only,
shoppers can still have an opportunity to access the specials via the web-based platform. While the products may be free, customers will still need to pay for shipping.
Support for OneDayOnly’s Black Friday promotion has doubled since 2018, with the e-retailer expecting an even bigger rise in 2020 due to a surge in online shopping.
This growth is underpinned by a rapid shift in traditional consumer habits, hastened by the global pandemic and lockdown restrictions.
OneDayOnly expects tech deals to be the most popular in 2020, pointing to drones,
action cameras, TVs, fitness watches, gaming consoles and audio equipment as likely top sellers.
Special Black Friday offers on kitchen appliances, including dishwashers, washing machines, coffee machines, and blenders are also expected to attract a lot of interest this year.
OneDayOnly will have more than 6,400 units valued at over R3.5 million as part of its free, 100% off deals campaign to give away.
Smeg, Weber, Samsung, Huawei, Hunter, Ginologist, Carter, Instax, Reebok, DGI Drones, Ramos, Helly Hanson are just some of the brands on offer.
OneDayOnly is currently running a five-day giveaway promotion ending on Sunday 22 November.
Followers can enter by commenting on the daily offer via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Winners will be announced on Monday 23 November,
at the start of the Black Friday promotion.
Game lists new Black Friday specials with surprising tech discounts
Game has updated its extended Black Friday catalogue, with deals valid for seven days only, running from 18 to 24 November.
After complaints about stock shortages during previous weekly promotions, Game has vowed to keep inventory at optimal levels but warns “when it’s gone, it’s gone”.
In keeping within the range of discounts offered during the two previous weeks of specials, Game customers can expect to find prices cut by 20% to 30%.
Some shoppers argue that these discounts fall short of the Black Friday mark, with extended specials offered by competitors seeing prices slashed in half.
Still, Game’s Black Friday specials compete well with goods offered by other retailers at reduced rates.
While some products are matched, and in some cases even beaten,
by competitors, discounts in the tech and home entertainment departments deserve special mention.
A WD 2 terabyte Elements Hard Drive is going for R999,
beating Massmart affiliates Makro by R100, and slashing other competitors’ prices by upwards of 20%.
Similarly, the Samsung 500W Sound Tower Speaker has been discounted by 25% and is now retailing for R4,499.
The JVC 2.1Ch Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer, discounted by 15%, edges the competition at R1,799.
The Hisense 299L Bottom Freezer Fridge, with water dispenser, selling for R3,999,
also beats prices offered by competitors and is one of the more affordable freezer-fridge on offer during the extended Black Friday promotion.
Addressing the issue of stock shortages, Game has encouraged customers who find stores lacking to contact 0861 426 322 73 and provide feedback.
Makro updates weekly Black Friday deals – but PS4 ‘special’ fails to impress
As Black Friday draws nearer, Makro has ramped-up its extended weekly discount offers which began on 2 November.
Now in its third instalment, weekly deals running from 16 to 22 November promise savings of up to 30% on televisions, laptops, and appliances.
Featured specials include a 28% discount on the Samsung 75″ Smart UHD LED television, which is now selling for R19,999.
This price is matched by Takealot’s Blue Dot sale. The LG 601L Side-by-Side Fridge,which includes a freezer with water and ice dispenser, has been discounted by 20% to R23,999.
This deal is beaten by Hirsch’s Homestore and Kloppers,which have both shaved more than R1,000 off the price offered by Makro.
The third-week deal which has received the most criticism is the PS4 1 TB Slim, which includes an extra DualShock Controller, priced at R7,999.
This deal is easily beaten by Takealot,which has the same bundle on offer, without a Blue Dot sale discount, for R6,935.
Makro’s PS4 ‘special’ is also a victim of poor timing, with the PS5 release scheduled for 19 November and retailing for R9,999.Potential customers took to social media to voice their disdain,
Makro’s latest catalogue does, however, have some redeeming discounts although they are few and far between.The Canon PIXMA G7040 Ink Tank Printer is priced at R5,999,
which Makro says is a saving of R1,300, and competes well against offers from other retailers. Better deals can be found when browsing for small appliances.
The price of a Philips PerfectCare Steam Iron has been slashed by 53% to just R699,easily beating all other offers for the same product. Similar discounts extended to toaster and kettle bundles.
Pick n Pay launches early Black Friday sale with 260 products discounted
Following in the footsteps of other major supermarket outlets and continuing the trend from the previous year, Pick n Pay launched its extended Black Friday deals on 13 November 2020.
In the two-week runup to retail’s favourite day of the year, Pick n Pay has listed 260 products which are available for online purchase and delivery only. If you’re looking to score big in the home entertainment department,
Pick n Pay has 16 items listed at discounted prices. The biggest TV on offer,the Samsung 82″ Smart UHD, has been marked down by 25% to R29,999,easily beating prices listed by Pick n Pay’s competitors.
The price of the Samsung 2.1 Soundbar Wireless Subwoofer 200W has been slashed by 40% and is now going for R2,799,competing well with prices offered by e-retailers.
Pick n Pay has listed 14 appliances as part of its early Black Friday promotion. If you’re looking to keep cool this summer,
the price of an AIM High Velocity Fan (30cm) has been cut by 38% and now costs just R399, which is the best offer, on this particular product, that we could find.
The discounts peak in the kitchen department, where the price of a 7 Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set has been halved to R499.
Selected cutting boards, cheese knives and frying pans are also at half-price.Pick n Pay is also offering bulk buy specials across most aisles but ‘two-for-one’ deals are most common in the grocery section.
Most 2L soft drinks are selling at four for R60.If you’re looking to restock your hygiene supply cabinet, which during the current pandemic is more than likely,
selected Dettol products have been grouped into bulk buy specials, with body wash’s selling at three for the price of R84.(750ml) has been cut by 39% and now costs R45