Black Friday Food Deals
There are great Black Friday food offers to be had. Whether you're looking for restock the drinks cabinet, fill the pantry with Christmas food or simply take advantage of the offers on food & drink products, there's a plethora of deals to be had.
But, let's start with the basics...
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday and Cyber Monday mark the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season. The term 'Black Friday' has had references back to the 19th Century but, more recently, Black Friday has become synonymous the a day of deals from retailers to have a day of discounts. In recent years, this has been coupled with Small Business Saturday, where consumers are encouraged to shop for local and independent retailers/brands, and Cyber Monday, a 24 hour online shopping event.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving, the fourth Friday in November. In 2022, Black Friday is on Friday 25th November. Cyber Monday is the Monday after Black Friday and Small Business Saturday is the first Saturday in December.
Why is it called Black Friday?
There are various historical references to the origination of Black Friday. Historically, popular belief dates Black Friday back to an unrelated shopping incident when in the 19th Century when Wall Street Financier, Jay Gould, and Railroad Magnate, James Fisk, tried to manipulate the gold market, buying up large quantities of gold. The US Government intervened, selling off large quantities of its gold reserves, sending the price of gold tumbling and with it the US economy. The repercussions of this were disastrous and felt as far as Europe.
Others believe that that name 'Black Friday' refers to the name that factory managers named the Friday after Thanksgiving when workers would call in sick in order to extend their weekends.
Some also believe that 'Black' in Black Friday refers to the showing a profit given the boost in sales on this particular shopping orientated Friday.
Black Friday 2022
Black Friday 2022 is on Friday 25th November and promises to be the biggest in history. With 2022 being such a disruptive year for business and with a glut of unsold stock, it gives businesses a chance to heavily discount excess inventory to make way for Christmas season.
The consumer will be spoilt for choices but, with cost of living crisis and the current inflationary environment, you've got to shop smart this Black Friday.
How to prepare for Black Friday 2022
Planning ahead is essential to save those last minute impulse buys on things that you don't really need.
Try to hold off spending in the lead up to Black Friday. With deals on everything from fashion, food & drink, health & beauty and household products, the likelihood is that what you are looking for is going to be discounted.
Shop smart - whether you're looking to replenish household essentials or buy Christmas presents, make a list of things that you're looking for this Black Friday. When you have your list, find the brands that you are interested in and sign up to their newsletter. Email marketing is one of the most effective ways for brands to communicate their seasonal events. There may even be early access to deals or extra discount for subscribers. Many Black Friday deals are Flash Sales format and will be limited on time or even the amount of stock available.
Black Friday Food Deals
With the grocery shop getting more and more expensive, stocking the cupboards have never been so challenging.
Your email inbox is going to be a barrage of offers trying to claim your business, encouraging you to impulse buy products at large discounts. Deals will vary from 10% up to 80% off. The larger discounts are likely to be on end of season or seasonal stock. Knowing where to shop for the cheap food this Black Friday is essential.
The likelihood is that most brands or website will run some sort of Black Friday deal so making sure that you get the best deals is down to you.
Amazon deals are always popular and they regular run extended sales windows in the lead up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The problem with Amazon is that, with the amount of deals that are run over the sales window, it's difficult to find things that you're actually interested in and you find yourself browsing for hours.
If you have planned your Black Friday Wishlist and you know what you are looking for, brand websites regularly run more aggressive discounts that you would find on Amazon. Subscribe to their newsletters and follow their social media channels in order to be the first to find out about their deals.
Marketplaces like liquidation.store will be busy on Black Friday helping food and drink brands to sell their surplus stock. With limited, one-off deals, there's an even greater incentive to be subscribe and be first to take advantage of the flash sales. You can subscribe at the bottom of the page for this.
Your local store is likely also to take advantage of the extravaganza and mark down food and drink in store. This can be a great time to do some cheap Christmas food and drink shopping.
Can you hold your nerve?
If you can hold your nerve, some retailers use Black Friday to start their own Christmas sales season. The closer you get the Christmas, any unsold stock could go for even greater discounts than the Black Friday extravaganza. This is always a risk if you're holding out for particular products and they sell out whilst you're waiting for further discounts.