Back to Black…Friday
Black Friday is back for 2023 and so is our most popular Black Friday deal…and more. Don’t miss our deals for this Black Friday taking place on 24th November. In the meantime, find out more about Black Friday and our amazing offers…
When did Black Friday start?
Black Friday started in November 1951 in the USA.
Why did Black Friday start?
Black Friday originated as an in-person shopping experience the Friday after Thanksgiving, which was a paid holiday for many people. Retailers saw an opportunity to get people at home in to their stores so began slashing prices on merchandise to draw in shoppers, offering discounts on big-ticket items like televisions, electronics and appliances, giving shoppers a reason to jump out of bed and go shopping and even queue up to go in.
Why is it called Black Friday?
Historians say that Black Friday originally started in Philadelphia, where Tourists would descend on the city on the day between Thanksgiving and the annual Army-Navy football game held on Saturday. The Philadelphia police took to calling the day Black Friday because officers had to work long hours and deal with terrible traffic, bad weather and other crowd-related miseries.
When did Black Friday start in the UK?
It wasn't until 2010 that the Black Friday shopping phenomenon arrived in the UK. Unsurprisingly it was Amazon that introduced the Black Friday sales to this country and that first sale was so popular that customers complained that items sold out too quickly and the traffic volumes actually crashed the Amazon website.
How much did UK consumers spend on Black Friday in 2022?
In 2022, UK consumers spent a record £9.42 billion over the Black Friday weekend. Of this, 61% was spent online.
Will Aspire be offering Black Friday deals this year?
Yes, without a doubt, this will be our biggest and best Black Friday, and our most popular deal of £150 worth of injectable vouchers for just £49 is back!
When can I purchase my Black Friday voucher?
Like many retailers, we shall be offering our Black Friday deals ahead of the 24th November. You will be able to purchase your Black Friday deals from Monday 20th November. But you can register your interest here to receive an early bird notification.