black friday

Black Friday will return in 2016
on Friday 25th November

Black Friday is on 25th November 2016. If you can't wait that long for a bargain, check out our other deals.


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Top Black Friday tips
from the Blogging community

  • "Take advantage of shopping at unsocial hours to snap up the deals before they are gone."

    Elizabeth Williams - whererootsandwingsentwine.com

  • "We strongly advise you to clinch your Black Friday deals online. Not only can you scour the internet for the best deal possible, you also save yourself from the madness of in-store Black Friday shopping!"

    Adam Neaves - nextgengamingblog.com

  • "Don't be afraid to plan a long way ahead; last year we bought things on Black Friday that we gave as birthday presents to friends and family as recently as July! (Just make sure you have somewhere to store them!)"

    Alex Walsh - daddacool.co.uk

  • "Sign up for newsletters so you get a heads up on all their deals before the doors open."

    Ian Garstang - Daddy-Geek.com

  • "Twitter is your Black Friday friend. In our digital age, companies are happy to announce to the world their plans for what they are going to do next."

    Omar Alleyne-Lawler (Editor) - studenttimes.org

  • "Take advantage of shopping at unsocial hours to snap up the deals before they are gone."

    Elizabeth Williams - whererootsandwingsentwine.com

  • "We strongly advise you to clinch your Black Friday deals online. Not only can you scour the internet for the best deal possible, you also save yourself from the madness of in-store Black Friday shopping!"

    Adam Neaves - nextgengamingblog.com

our black friday
top tips

Clicking and collecting? Remember to check your store's opening times so you don't miss out on picking up your order.

Why not use Black Friday to do a bit of early Christmas shopping? You may be able to get a bargain on something really special, so you can make someone's Christmas without breaking the bank.

Keep a list of all the products you've bought so that when you're clicking and collecting you can be sure you've got everything you ordered.

Get your friends and family involved! Black Friday is far more fun when you share it with others. This way no one will miss out on great deals and you can head out together to collect any orders.

Look out for the extra special help we are providing to make Black Friday as stress-free as possible. We'll have more Argos colleagues than ever before in store, so don't be afraid to ask for help.

Where did Black Friday come from?

The term "Black Friday" originates in America. It refers to the day after Thanksgiving when retailers traditionally offer deals and discounts in what has become the unofficial launch of the festive shopping period.

This shopping phenomenon dates back as far as the Great Depression in 1939 when retailers successfully petitioned the President to move Thanksgiving to an earlier date so the Christmas shopping season would be longer!

The name "Black Friday" was created later on by the Philadelphia Police Department in the 1950s and 1960s. They used it to describe the chaos in the cities caused by the traffic jams and sheer volume of shoppers who came out to grab the best deals.

Not wanting to miss out, people began extending leave or calling in sick at Thanksgiving to get a four day weekend. Since stores were open on the Friday, many people

would make a start on their festive shopping. Due to this growing trend, many businesses started adding the Friday as an official paid holiday.

In the UK, the term Black Friday didn't really exist until 2010 and there was a real turning point in 2013 as public awareness grew. Last year Black Friday was the most popular to date in the UK and this year looks to be bigger and better.