Did you know the origins of Black Friday Deals/Sales?
Being an Aussie, I didn’t know much about it at all. It has only been from 2017, since becoming a member of the global community, Wealthy Affiliate, that I became aware of this annual phenomena. It is not as well known here DownUnder possibly because we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving as a majority, but I am happy to take advantage of online retail opportunities just the same. So for those of you that were like me…
What are Black Friday Deals and Sales?
Black Friday Sale occur the day after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is always on the fourth Thursday of November.
But… did you know?
According to these sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(shopping) and http://www.history.com/news/wh…
The contemporary/modern use of the phrase is apparently when retailers go ‘into the black’ in other words profits. It also kicked off the US Christmas shopping or holiday season, as per the quote below.
But historically, it was first used in reference to a financial crash in 24 Sept 1869 – it was a Friday…
I found this interesting.
According to Wikipedia:
Black Friday is an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, the fourth Thursday of November, which has been regarded as the beginning of the country’s Christmas shopping season since 1952.
I was curious to know if it was an official holiday. This is not the case, I’m sure retailers would support it, although some US states do observe it.
My experience of a Black Friday Sale
Although 2017 was the first time I was really aware of Black Friday Sales due to researching what it was all about, here is a short blog I did at the time: ‘Did you know? Origins of Black Friday‘ I was vaguely aware of it, in terms of having heard that there was one weekend a year where retailers offered great sales. I took the time to do a little bit of research because I was interested in taking up a Black Friday Sale offer. Therefore by doing this research I felt more confident spending the money. So what did I buy?
Wealthy Affiliate Annual, Black Friday Sale
I had been a member of Wealthy Affiliate since April 2017. In my connections and research within the community I began to hear snippets about the annual Black Friday deal as we got closer and closer to November. By October, I had decided to commit to my Wealthy Affiliate membership more (and therefore my blogging goals) by upgrading from a monthly subscription to an annual one. My renewed committed attitude was most important and the the reduced financial cost was an added incentive.
Wealthy Affiliate Premium Membership costs are:
Monthly is $47 per month ($564 per year)
Annual is $359 per year and
Black Friday Annual is usually $299 per year. Savings of 47% compared to monthly membership. Please note, ****Black Friday 2018**** Dates this price is available is: November 23rd, 2018 (Friday) – November 26th, 2018 (Monday) only.
Therefore it was a ‘no brainer’ for me, almost half the price of monthly membership. So I took the plunge and haven’t regretted a moment of it. Plus not long after making this commitment I was accepted into the 12 month pilot Super Affiliate Challenge (at no extra cost to my annual membership). Win/Win!
Therefore, this year I will definitely be renewing my membership at this price. Plus I am considering another Black Friday deal for another service to support my blogging goals and take advantage of some great savings. This has therefore motivated me to create a blog devoted to only the Black Friday deals and sales that I use and take advantage of here. So bookmark that site and stay tuned!
If you’re reading this and you’re not a member of Wealthy Affiliate yet, then sign up for your free account to try it all out before taking advantage of the annual Wealthy Affiliate Black Friday Sale price here.
What Black Friday Deals have you taken in the past or are considering for this year?
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