Ayrshire Extra News: When is Black Friday 2016? The deals and stores to watch out for
BLACK Friday is a one-day shopping event that's only really come in to conversation over here within the past few years. Up until then, it had been a purely American tradition.
It's 24 hours of more bargains than your credit card can handle. You can snap up deals both online and in stores (although we're all hoping for less of the crazy TV-grabbing scenes of the previous years).
f you're shopping online, be prepared for lots of website crashes. Curry's famously sold 30 TV's PER MINUTE last year - proving the popularity of the day-long deals.
So whether you're taking the day to blast all your Christmas shopping, sneaking a few online purchases on your lunch hour or simply looking to treat yourself to a bargain, we've got it covered.
Last year's Black Friday saw several websites crash with the demand
When is Black Friday 2016?
Black Friday is traditionally held the day after Thanksgiving in America, meaning that this year's falls on Friday November 25 . However, retailers usually extend sales to a full week, offering shoppers plenty of chances to hunt for a bargain.
What retailers do the best deals?
Amazon online only - Traditional offers range from jewellery and clothes, to video game consoles and laptops. TV's and electricals always prove popular. They often have flash deals throughout the day, too.
Currys in stores and online - you can view the deals online from 6am on the day itself, expect offers on Nespresso coffee machines, Dyson vacuums and Samsung Galaxy tablets.
Argos.co.uk in stores and online - 2015's Black Friday Deals included cheap laptops, tablets and toys.
Marks & Spencer in stores and online - Last year, the British retailing giant was offering 50 per cent off M&S fashion collections, homewares and more.
John Lewis in stores and online - This one is going to be HUGE. It will include from candles, telescopes, electricals and soft furnishings. Plus, they have their Brand Match Guarantee.
Halfords in stores and online - Nothing says Christmas quite like a new bike. The retailer is offering better than half price on a selection of toys, kids’ bikes and ride-ons.
Tesco in stores and online - Toys and consoles are usually the best sellers. If you're going to face the shops, be prepared for big queues and frantic fellow consumers.
GAME in stores and online - you'll find console deals, including Rise of the Tomb Raider, FIFA 16 and more throughout the weekend too.
House of Fraser - There are always amazing bargains to be had here over Black Friday, from Shabby Chic furniture to beauty electricals and Michael Kors handbags.
The likes of ASOS, Very, eBay and Debenhams also get involved both online and in stores, where applicable.
Is it just for Christmas gifts?
Not at all - last year many travel and flight website were offering cheap deals to Europe, starting at an astonishing £2. Everyone from Emirates to RyanAir, Aer Lingus to Cathay Pacific, Virgin and EasyJet got involved. These tended to be flash sales, though, so you would need to keep an eye out during the day.