The School-Days Black Friday Deal Round-Up

Don’t miss out on the deals this Black Friday. In this blog post, we round up some of the best Black Friday deals from School-Days and our School-Days partners. But first, let’s demystify this day that’s had South African shoppers going crazy in late November over the last few years. 

What is Black Friday?

On Black Friday, shops around the world welcome customers with great discounts and offers, both online and in-store. 

When is Black Friday 2019?

Traditionally, Black Friday is the day after American Thanksgiving (which is the fourth Thursday of November in the USA). In 2019, Black Friday falls on 29 November. 

How did Black Friday begin?

There are multiple theories about the origin of the name ‘Black Friday’, but there’s a general consensus that Black Friday became a popular shopping term in the 1960s. A popular explanation is that this day represented the point in the year when retailers begin to turn a profit, thus going from being “in the red” to being “in the black”.

Build your School-Days bursary with Black Friday deals 

Double your chances to WIN 200 days of school

#BLACKFRIDAY: DOUBLE your chances of winning 200 days – a whole year – of school fees! 

Shop at any School-Days Partner on Black Friday weekend (Friday 29 Nov – 2 Dec) and get 2 X competition entries every time you spend. 

Learn more:

A surprise sale at Dis-Chem

Dis-Chem is running a surprise sale over three days of the Black Friday weekend (29 November to 1 December). The deals have now been released, and you can check them out here:

Otherwise, be sure to pop into a Dis-Chem store to see what grabs your fancy.

Black Friday on

When it comes to booking a place to stay, Black Friday is conveniently scheduled at the end of November when you can plan and book hotels and more with great prices for the end-of-year or New Year trip. will be running a  Black Friday sale. Keep an eye on their site for more updates:

Black Friday at Exact 

Get deals on denims, jeggings and more. Visit the Exact website for their ‘Yellow Dot’ sale, ‘Denim is Everything’ promotions and ‘Cyber Monday’ deals:

Happy shopping – and building your bursary while you’re at it!

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