Last year, discounts of up to 60% were snapped up across travel, electronics, fashion and cosmetics retailers. Savvy shoppers made fantastic savings on smartphones, televisions, flights, clothes, makeup, household appliances and tech gadgets. Savoo’s money-saving gurus have scoured the web to round up some of last year’s highlights to help you picture the kinds of saving you could make this year.
Travel giant Expedia kicked off the holiday shopping season with two of its biggest sales of the year - Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Eager travellers had to wait until Friday itself for prices to drop last year, but the wait was well worth it.
There were discounts of up to 90% and exclusive vouchers on select hotels and package holidays to the hottest destinations including Las Vegas and the Dominican Republic. Most of the deals spanned holidays until 31st March - the perfect excuse for some last minute winter sun.
TUI Ireland, formerly Falcon Holidays boasted a full range of impressive Black Friday holiday deals last year. With fantastic discounts across package holidays, First Choice all-inclusive breaks and Marella Cruises starting midway through the week, savvy holidaymakers got their hands on some sensational savings. One of the most popular TUI Black Friday deals of last year was €100 off bookings over €1000 to Mexico.
The budget clothing retailer slashed prices by up to 75% for the entirety of the Black Friday week. Big brands like Adidas, X and X were up for grabs at fantastically low prices, with sportswear, womenswear, men’s clothing and trainers all heavily discounted.
Thrifty shoppers could get their hands on the Superga classic canvas trainers for just £24.99 - 50% cheaper than usual. The 60% discount on the French Connection women's’ watch also proved popular with fashion-conscious shoppers.
Dorothy Perkins’ Black Friday sale last year certainly blew the socks off thousands of shoppers. Fashion-savvy bargain hunters revelled in amazing discounts on the season’s latest looks. The hottest deals included up to £35 off stylish trench coats, 20% off a range of chunky knit jumpers and discounts on party dresses and stunning heels. This year, get set for even more irresistible bargains on a range of women’s fashion. Sign up to the Dorothy Perkins newsletter before the big day to beat the crowds.
Sportswear fanatics were sent into a frenzy last year, as JD Sports slashed the prices of over 3,000 items. With 30% off trainers from Adidas, Converse, Puma and Fila and epic discounts on sporting apparel, it was the biggest sale event of the year for the self-proclaimed King of Trainers.
This year is set to be even bigger and better. Expect unmissable discounts on heaps of popular trainers from Nike and Reebok. Plus, look out for bargain prices on this season’s football kits for the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspurs and Arsenal.
This year Black Friday falls on Friday 23rd November 2018. However, don’t wait until then to start bagging some bargains. This year prices are set to drop from Monday 19th November both instore and online. Prepare well ahead of time to give yourself the best chance of snapping up an epic deal. Thousands of discounts will roll over the weekend and into Cyber Monday, so keep your eye on the ball to catch the best Black Friday deals.
Black Friday has made a name for itself as the biggest shopping day in the Irish calendar. Hundreds of retailers up and down the country slash their prices, offering consumers unbeatable deals on tech, clothing, health, beauty and household gadgets.
In recent years, more and more shoppers have got involved with the mammoth sale event, securing fantastic deals on everything from fashion to flights. Nowadays you can find the best deals from the comfort of your own home as brands embrace digital and take their discounts online. Forget queueing in the cold, online is where it’s at. And here at Savoo we’ve got you covered with the best deals from all of your favourite retailers.
The Black Friday hysteria started in America as the day after Thanksgiving. While the term was originally associated with the stock market crash, retailers claimed it’s the day that businesses go from being in the red to in the black - making a profit.
The biggest shopping day of the year arrived in Ireland back in 2014, rivaling Stephen’s Day in the spending stakes. During its first year on Irish soil, the shopping day was record-breaking, with scenes of chaos emerging in the press. More recently, as deals have been increasingly snapped up online, it’s more a case of websites crashing on the stroke of midnight as high streets are shunted for online shopping sprees.