Hey everyone! First of all, I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! You might have noticed that people in this country love to shop around this time of the day. That’s why you may have heard of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. My question is, what will they make Sunday after Thanksgiving be?!

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Black Friday

This is the Friday after thanksgiving, and the one that has been around the longest. I can’t tell you how much I dislike it enough times. First of all, businesses usually have deals around the whole week, and not only that one day. And second, only seeing how packed the stores are and how long the lines are makes me want to dye my hair pink more than shopping.

Black Friday is the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. In recent years, most major retailers have opened extremely early and offered promotional sales to kick off the holiday shopping season, similar to Boxing Day sales in many Commonwealth Nations. […] The day’s name originated in Philadelphia, where it originally was used to describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic which would occur on the day after Thanksgiving. Use of the term started before 1961 and began to see broader use outside Philadelphia around 1975. Full article here: wikipedia.org

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Small Business Saturday

This is pretty recent. I have been seeing a lot commercials about Small Business Saturday recently, and honestly I’m not sure how I feel about this. Will you decide to go exclusively to small businesses on Saturday just because it’s Small Business Saturday? I think this type of businesses are essential for economy, and they need to be supported, so I kind of hope this will work and will help them compete with the “big guys” that sell everything on Black Friday… Too bad I’m not going to be leaving my cabin in the mountain!

Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First observed on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local. Full article here: wikipedia.org.

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Cyber Monday

Finally, Cyber Monday! I had no idea about this one until recently, but it’s been around since 2005. People are encouraged to spend money online on Monday after Thanksgiving. Who will have a penny left after Friday and Saturday?! I think online shopping is already dangerous enough (one click away from anything and you don’t even see real money going out of your wallet!) so I will keep myself away from Amazon.com that day, sorry about that. However, if they have good deals for that particular day, it might be a good idea to browse a little bit!

Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after Thanksgiving in the United States. The term “Cyber Monday” was created by marketing companies to persuade people to shop online. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005 in a Shop.org press release entitled “‘Cyber Monday Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year.” Full article here: wikipedia.org.

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So, now almost the whole weekend is taken. Who has any ideas for Sunday? Be smart with your shopping and enjoy it! Thanks for reading and see you soon!

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About José Navarro

I grew up in Barcelona, Spain. I moved to New York City to get my BBA in International Business at Berkeley College after studying Advertising and Public Relations in my country and in Tallinn, Estonia. I love traveling; it's my biggest passion. I like learning about new cultures and traditions. I consider myself to be a very positive and active person.

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