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Black Friday is becoming bigger and bigger South Africa, but for many people in can be very overwhelming. Which stores are running Black Friday specials on 29th November 2019? Should I buy online or in the store? When will I get time to get to the shops or spend hours online? So many questions but luckily we are here to give you some advice.

When will I get time to get to the shops or spend hours online?

You can shop online or in the brick and mortar stores this year as 90% of the shops will be running specials at both “locations”. Online is always everyone’s favourite go-to when buying Black Friday specials but there are always pros and cons. Black Friday has become as popular a Kylie Jenner’s new lipstick launch. Therefore, online can be a problem when you have a website that has many different vendors and gets a lot of traffic like TakeAlot as their servers can’t handle so many people at the same time. Another con of buying online is that if you go to individual stores there will be a shipping fee (mostly if your item is less than R500). So what do we suggest? Well, if you are committed to the cause then I say you wait until 12am, that is when the websites will open the Black Friday specials and there won’t be too many people that the website crashes.

Buying in the store, we all know the cons of that… the ques, the out of stock and sizes issue and the effort of not doing it from your couch of course. BUT it is always less dangerous than buying online as you know the specific quality of the product and you typically spend more online than in the store because it’s a lot easier to just put things in your online basket.

Which stores are running Black Friday specials in 2019?

Shoprite and Checkers*

Shoprite and Checkers are running specials for the 6th Black Friday and they have said their discounts are going to be bigger than before. If you use your Xtra Savings card you will get notifications of the best discounts and if you swipe it at the till you stand a chance to win your whole cart for free. You can shop Black Friday online or in the store.


There will be deals on products including furniture, foods, automotive, cellular, baby products, and DIY tools and more. You can also shop online or in the store here with a flat fee of online delivery of R90.


Dis-chem has said that they will be running the Black Friday deals from the 29th November to 1 December so there’s no rush, unless they run out of stock of course. They have also promised online and in-store exclusives.


Make sure you have your Makro card ready to go if you are buying in the store, you can however also buy online without a Makro card.

Pick n Pay

Many people don’t know that they can also buy from Pick n Pay online and they announced that they are releasing online exclusive deals for Black Friday. But you can also shop in-store to get the normal deals.


Superbalist’s Black Friday deals are going live at 00:01 AM on Friday, 29 November 2019, running for 5 days. For Superbalist, Black Friday 2018 saw record traffic to the site and generated over R40-million in revenue on that Friday.


Deals will be on makeup, bath and body products, towel sets, headphones, Bluetooth earphones, household appliances, electrical beauty products, and diagnostic products such as blood pressure monitors and more. Shop at Click online or in store.


This is probably the most convenient online store to shop from as you can get a range of products from different stores and you won’t pay delivery if you spend more than R400. Let’s hope that they can stay up long enough for us to finish browsing this year.

Sportsmans Warehouse

They’ve hinted that deals will cover a wide range of products. Specifically look out for deals on footwear, sports tech e.g. GPS and Heartrate Monitors, apparel, cycling and sports equipment. They have said that the Black Friday sale will open normal trading times on Friday 29 Nov and will only end on Sunday 1 Dec.


“We have many more surprises for our customers up our sleeves over the whole Christmas trading period so watch this space,” said a spokesperson.


“This year we’ve put a dedicated focus on ensuring massive discounts across all ranges of categories – tech, toys, TVs, kitchenware, apparel, sports equipment,” said Franco “We want to make sure that there’s something for everyone, no matter how vague or weird your tastes are.”

Toys R Us & Babies R Us

Black Friday deals start on November 29 & stores will remain open for trade until late.

Goodluck friends, we hope this information helped and that you slay this Black Friday