In the last couple of years, South African retailers have wholeheartedly adopted America’s Black Friday tradition and this year is no different. With specials on everything from appliances and tech to travel and wine, it can be difficult to cut through the noise and find what you’re looking for. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of Black Friday deals just for our readers.
1. Save on your favourite magazines
One of the best ways to make sure you never miss any of our stories is to sign up for a subscription and it just so happens that this Black Friday we’re giving you 50% off a year’s worth of magazines. So whether it’s a subscription for you, a friend or family member, head over to [email protected] to grab your copies. Our sister mags are going for a steal too!
2. Travel discounts are only a click away
Travelstart’s Black Flyday starts on 23 November and runs until 26 November. Find discounts on not only domestic and international flights, but accommodation and car rental.
Kulula’s Black Friday deals are already underway. They’ve dropped their prices on domestic airfares, car rental and hotel bookings.
Need a rental car? Europcar’s Black Friday specials are offering customers 50% off all reservations in Gauteng and 30% off rentals in the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape. And if you’re looking for a driver to pick you up from the airport during your holiday, then book Europcar’s Chauffeur Service and get 50% off this Black Friday.
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3. Winning wine deals
It’s no secret that the Country Life team are huge wine fans, which is why we have our sights set on Cybercellar’s specials to stock our wine buckets for the coming festive season.
Looking for a good selection of wine? Take a look at our Best Rosé Wines for this Summer
4. Eco-friendly specials
Support the Endangered Wildlife Trust while shopping Black Friday deals on Faithful to Nature. The website will be donating a portion of the sale’s turnover to the trust, so get shopping.
5. For the DIYers
Keep an eye on Builders’ website to see what deals you’ll find for your next DIY project. Find discounts on patio furniture, braais, gardening tools and pool cleaners.
6. Get your gadgets
Black Friday deals are already up and running on Incredible Connection’s website and include laptops, smart TVs and cameras. Not sure what to get for that tech fundi in the family? Then take a look at our November Country Kit for some gadget inspiration.
Takealot’s Black Friday is called the Blue Dot Sale and includes specials that are so sought after that customers ended up crashing the website last year. If you’re looking to get in early, then head over to the site at one minute after midnight on 23 November to capitalise on these deals.
Words Leigh Hermon
A journalist by trade, features writer on occasion and now the digital editor of SA Country Life. The first chance she gets, Leigh will tell you about a podcast she was recently listening to and how you simply have to make the move from radio. In a previous life, she once taught English on Jeju which left her with an insatiable craving for kimchi.