We’re gearing up for the holiday season, and want to share some tips for a successful Black Friday/Cyber Monday haul. As an international online boutique. we cater to customers from all over, some who may not be familiar with the rush and thrills of after-Thanksgiving shopping sprees- So here goes!
-American Thanksgiving is on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
-Thanksgiving is every fourth Thursday of November.
-The Friday after Thanksgiving is Black Friday.
-Most non-retail working Americans have a day off that Friday.
-Americans do not celebrate Boxing Day, and thus Black Friday is known as the busiest shopping day of the year.
-It is called “Black Friday”, as it is generally known as the day businesses would “get out of the red” and “in the black”, generating profits for the first time in the year.
HACKS TO SURVIVE THE BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY RUSH:
5. Black Friday shopping online is the only way to go.
Avoid the crowds, lines, cold, and craziness outside, and shop in the comfort of home- wrapped in blankets! We’ve all heard the stories at mega-box-stores, with shoppers and workers getting trampled, punched, and harassed amidst the frenzied crowds. Sometimes, a big-screen TV just isn’t worth the hassle.
4. Look for free shipping offers for your online purchases.
Most online retailers have special cyber weekend promotions that include free shipping, so there really isn’t a good reason to leave the comfort of home. You’ll even save on gas, which is an added bonus.
3. Follow your favorite retailers via Social Media for possible exclusive promotions. (@lastashop)
Many retailers have followed the trend, sending out special deals and promotions only through certain social media channels, as a reward for being a loyal fan. Look for coupons for free shipping, discount percentages, and even special item discounts only offered through social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
2. Sign up for Email Newsletters for possible exclusive coupon codes.
Similar to retailers’ social media channels, many retailers will reward their fans by offering special promotions that are only sent out via email, rewarding those who sign up to stay updated.
1. Mark your calendars for special LASTASHOP savings throughout Black Friday and Cyber Weekend!
Be sure to follow us on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts for the best deals. It all begins next Friday- we can’t believe it’s already that time!