Shop like a pro this Black Friday

Tips & Tricks

Shop like a pro this Black Friday with these insider tips and tricks

Black Friday is so close we can taste it; are you ready to scoop up all those incredible deals you’ve been waiting for all year? Make 2019 the year that you enjoy the best savings yet by being 100% prepared when you hit the stores on 29 November. Here are a few insider tips and tricks to smooth the way for ultimate shopping success:

Start planning early

Visit our Somerset Mall news and blog sites for our lists of retailers offering Black Friday deals. Bookmark the Somerset Mall website and follow us on social media for updates. Also note store opening times, stock availability, and in-store/online restrictions. With all this info on hand, you’ll be able to which stores to visit first and how you’d like to make your way through the mall.

Create a shopping list

Prioritise your must-have items, but remember to add more in case some items are already sold out by the time you reach the shelves. It helps if you know the lay-out of larger stores like Game, Pick n Pay and Woolworths, so you know in which direction to head when you get through the doors.

Set up a budget

Don’t shop on impulse – only buy what you can afford and remember to research payment options in advance. In 2018, major news outlets predicted that the average South African would spend up to R2,000 on Black Friday sales. In December 2018, IOL reported that South Africans had spent R2,9 billion in total throughout the Black Friday  sales, which is a 15% growth compared to 2017’s R2,5 billion. That’s a lot of hard-earned bonusses. Be cognisant of what you spend and how it may affect you in coming months.

Shop with friends to find deals

When shopping in person, buddy up with friends or family members, and split up to go to different stores and sections to cover more ground. You can also do this online by adding items to a friend’s wish list or cart in advance (and vice versa).

Sign up for newsletters

Take advantage of sign-up promotions and stay in the loop with exclusive Black Friday deal alerts. For instance, you may want to sign up to receive the Computer Mania or Dion Wired email blasts if you are interested in tech deals; or opt in on Sorbet or Deluxe Laser & Spa contact list if you’d prefer more info on health and beauty offers.

Look out for pre-sales

Retailers, and more specifically niche online shops, are launching Black Friday sales earlier and earlier each year, taking up most of the month, hence the adage Black November. Jip, shopping during November has become more popular than growing a moustache (Movember).

Plan your shopping trip

Plan your routes first by store and then by product of importance. Also, leave small children at home for safety reasons. IOL reported that in 2018, the most card swipes were between 4pm and 5pm, and the second highest at half past midnight. You may want to steer clear of those hours if you prefer not to be caught up in the thickest of the thick of things.

Have a back-up plan

The store may be busy or what you wanted is sold out, so have backup stores and items in mind before you start shopping.

Start early & shop till late

The early bird catches the worm, but many retailers also extend their hours during Black Weekend, so be sure to take note when planning your route.

Price check before you buy

Research pre-BF pricing and use online price comparison tools as not everything is really the deal it pretends to be.

Know the return policy

Understand the return policies and fees of the items you purchase and make sure you get a receipt. Also look out for options to collect in-store after shopping online, if you prefer.

Stay safe & keep calm

Avoid unsafe situations and sketchy websites. Wear comfortable clothes, get a good night’s sleep, and replenish your energy with food and water so you can bring your A-game on the day.

There you have it, 12 top insider tips and tricks to help you make the most of the excellent specials available at the stores at Somerset Mall this year. We look forward to welcoming you at your mall and providing access to some of the very best deals around. Happy shopping!

Participating Stores

Here is a list of all the stores participating in Black Friday, their amazing offers and extended trading hours! All stores will be trading from 8am-8pm on Black Friday unless specified below.

A

@home | Discount on selected items | (special offer ends 2 Dec 2109)  
Absolute Pets | Up to 50% off selected items 
Ackermans | Discount on selected items | (special offer ends 1 Dec 2019) | 7am - 8pm 
Ambeans | 7am - 9pm
American Swiss | Discount on selected items
Archive | Up to 60% off selected items

B

Bacon Bikinis | Discount on selected items
Browns The Diamond Store | Buy 1 get 1 free 
BT Games | Discount on selected items | 7am - 8pm
Burger King | First 4000 guests will receive a R20 coupon 

C

Cape Union Mart | 50% off selected items
Carlton Hair | Buy 2 Davines products and get 20% off
Carrol Boyes | Discount on selected items 
Cell C | Discount on selected items
Cellini | Discount on selected items
Cellucity | Discount on selected items  
Clicks | View their offers leaflet here 
Computer Mania | Discount on selected items   
Coricraft | Discount on selected items
Cotton On | 30% off storewide (special offer ends 1 Dec 2019) 
Crocs | Up to 60% off selected items
CUM Books | 20% off selected items
Cybertronics Cell | Discount on selected items 

D 

Deluxe Laser & Spa | 50% off services & 3 for 2 on selected items
Dermalogica | Discount on selected items  
Dion Wired | View their offers leaflet here | Midnight - 8pm
Dis-Chem | View their offers leaflet here 
Donna | Discount on selected items
Due South | Up to 50% off selected items

E

Edgars | View their offers leaflet here 
Edge for MEN | Discount on selected items
Exact | Discount on selected items
Exclusive Books | Discount on selected items 
Experimax | Discount on selected items
Expedition North | Discount on selected items | 6am - 8pm
Eye Q | 50% off on selected eyewear

F

Falco Milano | Discount on selected items 
Flight Centre | Discount on selected items
Forever New | Up to 70% off selected items
Foschini | Discount on selected items
Fragrance Boutique Kiosk | 25% off ladies &men’s fragrances 
Frasers | Discount on selected items

G

Gadget Time | Discount on selected items
Game | View their offers leaflet here | Midnight - 8pm
Game4U | Discount on selected items
GX&co | Discount on selected items 

H

H&M | Up to 70% off selected items
Havaianas | R99 on selected items

I

Identity | Up to 50% off selected items
Incredible Connection | Discounts on selected items 
iStore | Discount on selected items 

J

Jet | Discount on selected items | Midnight-10pm 
John Dory's Fish & Grill | R99 ribs 300g & chicken
Joubert & Monty | Spend R200 or more & get R100 worth of droewors free 

K

Keedo | Discount on selected items
King Pie Food Court | Double deal: 2 large pies for R39.90
King Pie Entrance 1 | Double deal- 2 large pies for R39.90

L

Le Coq Sportif | Discount on selected items
Le Creuset | Save between 30%-50% on selected items | (special offer ends 2 Dec 2019)
Lovisa | Discount on selected items 


M 

ManiPedi | 30% off all treatments & 20% off all products
Marcel's Frozen Yoghurt | Discount on selected items 
Markham | Up to 50% off selected items
Mat & May | Discount on selected items
Miladys | Discount on selected items | Midnight - 8pm
Montagu Trading Co | Discounts on selected items | 6am - 8pm
Mr Price | Discount on selected items | 10:30pm - 8pm
Musica | Discount on selected items




N

Nepresso | Up to 50% off your purchase (special offer ends 2 Dec 2019)
NWJ Jewellery | Discount on selected items

O

Old Khaki | Discount on selected items |

P

Partners Hair Design | Pop a balloon to receive a free gift 
Partners Hair Design for Men | Pop a balloon to receive a free gift  
Pentravel | Discount on selected items 
Pick n Pay | View their offers leaflet here |
Pick n Pay Clothing | Discount on selected items 
Pick n Pay Liquor | Discount on selected items
Poetry | Discount on selected items |  
Polo | Discount on selected items

Q

Queenspark | Up to 70%off selected items 
Quicksilver | Discount on selected items

R

Refinery | Discount on selected items | 7am - 8pm

S

Samsung | Discount on selected items 
Sheet Street | Discount on selected items
Shoerama | Buy 1 get extra 10% off, Buy 2 get extra 20% off, Buy 3 get extra 30% off (special offer ends 1 Dec)
Sorbet Face & Body Professionals | Discount on selected items 
Spec-Savers | Discount on selected items
Sportscene | Sneakers from R399 | Midnight - 8pm
Sterns | Up to 70% off selected diamonds & Up to 50% off watches
Sunglass Hut | Discount on selected items
Sunglass Hut | Discount on selected items 
Superfoto | Discount on selected items
Swarovski | Discount on selected items

T

Tallahasse Spur |
Telkom | Discount on selected items
The Body Shop | Discount on selected items | 7am - 8pm
The Cross Trainer | Discount on selected items
The Fix | Discount on selected items
The Health Kick
Time Watch Specialists | Discount on selected items
Torga Optical | Get 50% OFF on selected items
Totalsports | Discount on selected items | Midnight - 8pm
Toy Kingdom | 50% or more off selected items & Buy 4 pay for 3 on everything
Tread+Miller | Discount on selected items
Truworths | Up to 50% off selected items
Typo | 30% off everything 

U

Under Armour | Up to 30% off selected items

V

Verimark | Discount on selected items
Vodacom | Massive savings on a variety 
Vodacom 4UMassive savings on a variety

W

Wimpy | Double Double Cheese Burger For Only R69!
Woolworths | Up to 50% off selected items
Wordsworth | Up to 40% off selected items

Y 

Yokico | Discount on selected items  
Yuppiechef | Discount on selected items

 



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OTHER TRENDS

Shop like a pro this Black Friday with these insider tips and tricks

Black Friday is so close we can taste it; are you ready to scoop up all those incredible deals you’ve been waiting for all year? Make 2019 the year that you enjoy the best savings yet by being 100% prepared when you hit the stores on 29 November. Here are a few insider tips and tricks to smooth the way for ultimate shopping success:

Start planning early

Visit our Somerset Mall news and blog sites for our lists of retailers offering Black Friday deals. Bookmark the Somerset Mall website and follow us on social media for updates. Also note store opening times, stock availability, and in-store/online restrictions. With all this info on hand, you’ll be able to which stores to visit first and how you’d like to make your way through the mall.

Create a shopping list

Prioritise your must-have items, but remember to add more in case some items are already sold out by the time you reach the shelves. It helps if you know the lay-out of larger stores like Game, Pick n Pay and Woolworths, so you know in which direction to head when you get through the doors.

Set up a budget

Don’t shop on impulse – only buy what you can afford and remember to research payment options in advance. In 2018, major news outlets predicted that the average South African would spend up to R2,000 on Black Friday sales. In December 2018, IOL reported that South Africans had spent R2,9 billion in total throughout the Black Friday  sales, which is a 15% growth compared to 2017’s R2,5 billion. That’s a lot of hard-earned bonusses. Be cognisant of what you spend and how it may affect you in coming months.

Shop with friends to find deals

When shopping in person, buddy up with friends or family members, and split up to go to different stores and sections to cover more ground. You can also do this online by adding items to a friend’s wish list or cart in advance (and vice versa).

Sign up for newsletters

Take advantage of sign-up promotions and stay in the loop with exclusive Black Friday deal alerts. For instance, you may want to sign up to receive the Computer Mania or Dion Wired email blasts if you are interested in tech deals; or opt in on Sorbet or Deluxe Laser & Spa contact list if you’d prefer more info on health and beauty offers.

Look out for pre-sales

Retailers, and more specifically niche online shops, are launching Black Friday sales earlier and earlier each year, taking up most of the month, hence the adage Black November. Jip, shopping during November has become more popular than growing a moustache (Movember).

Plan your shopping trip

Plan your routes first by store and then by product of importance. Also, leave small children at home for safety reasons. IOL reported that in 2018, the most card swipes were between 4pm and 5pm, and the second highest at half past midnight. You may want to steer clear of those hours if you prefer not to be caught up in the thickest of the thick of things.

Have a back-up plan

The store may be busy or what you wanted is sold out, so have backup stores and items in mind before you start shopping.

Start early & shop till late

The early bird catches the worm, but many retailers also extend their hours during Black Weekend, so be sure to take note when planning your route.

Price check before you buy

Research pre-BF pricing and use online price comparison tools as not everything is really the deal it pretends to be.

Know the return policy

Understand the return policies and fees of the items you purchase and make sure you get a receipt. Also look out for options to collect in-store after shopping online, if you prefer.

Stay safe & keep calm

Avoid unsafe situations and sketchy websites. Wear comfortable clothes, get a good night’s sleep, and replenish your energy with food and water so you can bring your A-game on the day.

There you have it, 12 top insider tips and tricks to help you make the most of the excellent specials available at the stores at Somerset Mall this year. We look forward to welcoming you at your mall and providing access to some of the very best deals around. Happy shopping!

Participating Stores

Here is a list of all the stores participating in Black Friday, their amazing offers and extended trading hours! All stores will be trading from 8am-8pm on Black Friday unless specified below.

A

@home | Discount on selected items | (special offer ends 2 Dec 2109)  
Absolute Pets | Up to 50% off selected items 
Ackermans | Discount on selected items | (special offer ends 1 Dec 2019) | 7am - 8pm 
Ambeans | 7am - 9pm
American Swiss | Discount on selected items
Archive | Up to 60% off selected items

B

Bacon Bikinis | Discount on selected items
Browns The Diamond Store | Buy 1 get 1 free 
BT Games | Discount on selected items | 7am - 8pm
Burger King | First 4000 guests will receive a R20 coupon 

C

Cape Union Mart | 50% off selected items
Carlton Hair | Buy 2 Davines products and get 20% off
Carrol Boyes | Discount on selected items 
Cell C | Discount on selected items
Cellini | Discount on selected items
Cellucity | Discount on selected items  
Clicks | View their offers leaflet here 
Computer Mania | Discount on selected items   
Coricraft | Discount on selected items
Cotton On | 30% off storewide (special offer ends 1 Dec 2019) 
Crocs | Up to 60% off selected items
CUM Books | 20% off selected items
Cybertronics Cell | Discount on selected items 

D 

Deluxe Laser & Spa | 50% off services & 3 for 2 on selected items
Dermalogica | Discount on selected items  
Dion Wired | View their offers leaflet here | Midnight - 8pm
Dis-Chem | View their offers leaflet here 
Donna | Discount on selected items
Due South | Up to 50% off selected items

E

Edgars | View their offers leaflet here 
Edge for MEN | Discount on selected items
Exact | Discount on selected items
Exclusive Books | Discount on selected items 
Experimax | Discount on selected items
Expedition North | Discount on selected items | 6am - 8pm
Eye Q | 50% off on selected eyewear

F

Falco Milano | Discount on selected items 
Flight Centre | Discount on selected items
Forever New | Up to 70% off selected items
Foschini | Discount on selected items
Fragrance Boutique Kiosk | 25% off ladies &men’s fragrances 
Frasers | Discount on selected items

G

Gadget Time | Discount on selected items
Game | View their offers leaflet here | Midnight - 8pm
Game4U | Discount on selected items
GX&co | Discount on selected items 

H

H&M | Up to 70% off selected items
Havaianas | R99 on selected items

I

Identity | Up to 50% off selected items
Incredible Connection | Discounts on selected items 
iStore | Discount on selected items 

J

Jet | Discount on selected items | Midnight-10pm 
John Dory's Fish & Grill | R99 ribs 300g & chicken
Joubert & Monty | Spend R200 or more & get R100 worth of droewors free 

K

Keedo | Discount on selected items
King Pie Food Court | Double deal: 2 large pies for R39.90
King Pie Entrance 1 | Double deal- 2 large pies for R39.90

L

Le Coq Sportif | Discount on selected items
Le Creuset | Save between 30%-50% on selected items | (special offer ends 2 Dec 2019)
Lovisa | Discount on selected items 


M 

ManiPedi | 30% off all treatments & 20% off all products
Marcel's Frozen Yoghurt | Discount on selected items 
Markham | Up to 50% off selected items
Mat & May | Discount on selected items
Miladys | Discount on selected items | Midnight - 8pm
Montagu Trading Co | Discounts on selected items | 6am - 8pm
Mr Price | Discount on selected items | 10:30pm - 8pm
Musica | Discount on selected items




N

Nepresso | Up to 50% off your purchase (special offer ends 2 Dec 2019)
NWJ Jewellery | Discount on selected items

O

Old Khaki | Discount on selected items |

P

Partners Hair Design | Pop a balloon to receive a free gift 
Partners Hair Design for Men | Pop a balloon to receive a free gift  
Pentravel | Discount on selected items 
Pick n Pay | View their offers leaflet here |
Pick n Pay Clothing | Discount on selected items 
Pick n Pay Liquor | Discount on selected items
Poetry | Discount on selected items |  
Polo | Discount on selected items

Q

Queenspark | Up to 70%off selected items 
Quicksilver | Discount on selected items

R

Refinery | Discount on selected items | 7am - 8pm

S

Samsung | Discount on selected items 
Sheet Street | Discount on selected items
Shoerama | Buy 1 get extra 10% off, Buy 2 get extra 20% off, Buy 3 get extra 30% off (special offer ends 1 Dec)
Sorbet Face & Body Professionals | Discount on selected items 
Spec-Savers | Discount on selected items
Sportscene | Sneakers from R399 | Midnight - 8pm
Sterns | Up to 70% off selected diamonds & Up to 50% off watches
Sunglass Hut | Discount on selected items
Sunglass Hut | Discount on selected items 
Superfoto | Discount on selected items
Swarovski | Discount on selected items

T

Tallahasse Spur |
Telkom | Discount on selected items
The Body Shop | Discount on selected items | 7am - 8pm
The Cross Trainer | Discount on selected items
The Fix | Discount on selected items
The Health Kick
Time Watch Specialists | Discount on selected items
Torga Optical | Get 50% OFF on selected items
Totalsports | Discount on selected items | Midnight - 8pm
Toy Kingdom | 50% or more off selected items & Buy 4 pay for 3 on everything
Tread+Miller | Discount on selected items
Truworths | Up to 50% off selected items
Typo | 30% off everything 

U

Under Armour | Up to 30% off selected items

V

Verimark | Discount on selected items
Vodacom | Massive savings on a variety 
Vodacom 4UMassive savings on a variety

W

Wimpy | Double Double Cheese Burger For Only R69!
Woolworths | Up to 50% off selected items
Wordsworth | Up to 40% off selected items

Y 

Yokico | Discount on selected items  
Yuppiechef | Discount on selected items

 



Posted in Tips & Tricks on Nov 25, 2019