One thing comes to mind from the words Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and that’s savings, lots and lots of savings. On these two days, retailers offer the best deals on various items in their stock so you can buy what you need at bargain prices. After the taxing months of 2020, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the lights at the end of the tunnel that everyone is looking forward to. What’s better than retail therapy to cheer you up and help you forget the long, difficult year 2020 has mostly been?
Like most things in 2020, this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping will be different; from bigger discounts to a larger stock of discounted items and a lot more. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing protocols, there won’t be much door-busting either. So, what exactly will Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 look like this year?
In this blog, we’ve provided vital details on significant changes to Cyber Monday and Black Friday deals and as always, some cool ways to ensure you get the best savings on whatever you buy. Even though things are a little different this year, you can still get the best deals without compromising your safety either. After all, different can be a good thing too.
Extended Shopping Period
The official Black Friday date is the 27th of November, a day after Thanksgiving. However, several retailers switched things up this year and moved their special shopping events up the calendar. Macy’s is one such store that’s released holiday sales information earlier to make it easier for you to plan for what you want to buy. This is mostly an effort to prevent the mad dash and overcrowding that’s typical of Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays.
Even though the store is still offering the traditional Black Friday shopping experience in stores (staying within COVID-19 regulations), Macy’s also has online deals and amazing discounts on the mobile app from November 24 through 28. If you’re shopping online, make sure you get Macy’s coupons and promo codes from our site for exclusive Black Friday deals.
Increased Online Shopping Activity
One major concern over Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping this year is how safe it’ll be. Before the Coronavirus pandemic, going to your favorite stores and mingling with countless strangers, racing to grab as many discounted items as you can was a no-brainer. Now that the world is battling a disease we can only protect ourselves from by staying apart, Black Friday madness is out of the question.
This year, most stores are opting to close on Thanksgiving, which was when most Black Friday door-busters normally started. Back in 2019, JCPenney went so far as to open doors at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving day for Black Friday sales. Now, it is among the many stores that’ll have its doors closed on Thanksgiving Day. Regardless, the traditional Black Friday in-store shopping event is still on and begins at 5 a.m. the next day, with several safety precautions in place to keep you safe as you shop.
To cater to those with great concern over coming into contact with larger crowds as they shop, JCPenney also has plenty of online deals and discounts you can get from the comfort and safety of your home. This year there’s a higher number of these online deals and more discounted items to choose from. For easy access to these special deals and other discounts, you can check the JCPenney page on our site and grab the coupons and coupon codes we have available.
Bigger, Better, and More Deals
In addition to kicking off Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales early this year, most retailers are offering bigger and more discounts than in previous years. While these two days are famous for the crazy discounts you can get on anything, from big-ticket items like smart TVs to smaller items like toys and perfumes, this year most stores have gone above and beyond.
The reason for this may vary from one store to another, but for a lot of them, Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer the perfect opportunity to bounce back from an otherwise terrible financial year. Due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, business was low for a lot of retailers for a greater part of 2020. Profits dropped and stock values took a hit. Offering the excess stock at higher discounts now is one way for these businesses to recover, hence the massive discounts and huge market stocks available for Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
Better Online Shopping Experience
Retailers aren’t the only ones benefiting from these big sales events. In addition to getting bigger savings, customers are guaranteed a better, safer shopping experience, thanks to the increase in online Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Shopping from your home not only guarantees you’re safer but also offers more convenience. Instead of racing from one store to another trying to find the best deal, you can easily compare prices from various stores online and get the best discounts without any hassle.
For example, if you want to compare the price of a handbag from Boscovs with another from Macy’s, you can simply do so by opening the websites for both stores on your browser. This will allow you to see which one offers the lower price, better deal, or any additional discounts like free shipping and returns. You can also check the Boscovs coupon codes available on our site and compare them with the ones from Macy’s to see which one will give you a bigger discount as well.
We’ve made online shopping even better with Promocodes Hero, a browser extension that ensures you always get the best deals when you shop online. This tool compares different promo codes for you when you get to the checkout page and selects the one that gives you the best discount on your entire purchase. With this, plus the coupons and promo codes we always have on offer, you're guaranteed to get great savings no matter what.
While we haven’t had a lot to celebrate this year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two big shopping events that are worth looking forward to. As you embark on your retail therapy, remember to stay safe by following each store’s safety precautions if you decide to go the traditional route.
If you’re doing your shopping from home this season, you can still get some awesome deals without busting the doors down at your favorite stores through online discounts, coupons, and promo codes. Everything else might be different, but you can trust that helping you save will always remain our priority.