Will Black Friday Still Happen This Year?


Most retailers are back open after the 2020 pandemic, but some restrictions remain in place. Some stores have announced their Thanksgiving Day closures, and online deals are already starting to roll out. With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, we’re all asking the same question. Is Black Friday canceled this year?  

Let’s take a closer look at what Black Friday might look like this year.

Are Stores Open the Day After Thanksgiving 2020?

Black Friday falls on November 27, 2020, and quite a few major retailers have already announced that their brick-and-mortar stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day.  Don’t worry! Plenty of stores like Macy’s and Best Buy open early on Black Friday with major savings throughout the weekend and on Cyber Monday. P.S. You can get 2% cashback at Macy’s and Best Buy in November with a MoneyLion Debit Mastercard!

With COVID guidelines in mind, expect the in-person shopping experience to take even longer than a normal Black Friday. So many reasons to shop online!

Online vs In-Person

Online shopping has continued to increase over the years, especially with Amazon Prime free shipping perks, most retailers have tried to follow suit. With this year’s stay at home orders, eCommerce sales increased by 44.4%!  That being said, the biggest shopping day of the year is Black Friday, and people line up hours before stores open to get their hands on their Christmas gifts at a discount. This year you can expect to see more online deals and in-person deals spread out over the next few months to keep shoppers safe. 

Stores like Walmart are opting to do a “Black Friday Deals for Days” to spread out customer savings over the course of 3 days. Starting online November 4th and continuing both online and in stores until November 7th. This is to prevent an overcrowded single day of shopping and adjust to the needs of their customers. Expect to see this trend amongst your favorite stores.

Curbside Pick Up

One bright side to shut down restrictions was the increased use of curbside pickup. From sporting good stores to pet stores, nearly every kind of business offered curbside pickup. This form of nearly contactless shopping helped consumer get their goods, businesses stayed afloat and everyone remained safe. Welcome to a world where you can pick up your groceries for Thanksgiving and then pick up your Christmas presents without stepping foot into a crowded store. Curbside pickup for the win!

Check out these curbside rockstars for your Black Friday shopping.

Should I Wait Until Black Friday to Start Shopping?

No, deals are already available and will continue to roll in until the end of the year. This year you won’t be limited to one day of hot deals. Stores like Best Buy launched their Black Friday deals early when you sign up for their free My Best Buy membership. Log into your free member account and access instantly.

Take a look at these early risers who are looking out for their customers with early Black Friday deals.  

It’s forecasted that the weekend after Black Friday through Travel Tuesday is going to be a hot weekend to look out for noteworthy online sales. Shop around for upcoming deals online and make a list of you what you want to purchase on those deal days. With a bit of organization and research, you could have all your shopping done well before Christmas arrives – and save tons!

Are Black Friday Deals Worth It?

Overall, yes. But, it’s not the only day you can find out of this world deals. Especially this year, where companies are adapting to the needs of consumers and company safety regulations. For example, Best Buy is taking $1,000 off this 65 inch smart Android TV for Black Friday (on sale now!). So I think we’d agree that the deals are definitely worth it! You’ll get 2% cashback on that TV if you pay with a MoneyLion Debit Mastercard too.

Additional Holiday Savings Days

While Black Friday has become the official Christmas shopping savings day, there have been a few others added to the mix in recent years. 

Check out these other holiday shopping days to take advantage of this year. 

Cyber Monday – Electronics Deals

The term Cyber Monday was coined back in 2005 and has grown to a billion-dollar online sales day for online marketplaces like Amazon. Known for having sales on your favorite electronics like cameras, computers, and cell phones most businesses with an online presence tend to extend savings on Cyber Monday no matter what business sector they are in. 

Be sure to hop online on November 30, 2020, to cash in on major savings, including at Best Buy and Macy’s where you can get 2% cashback with RoarMoney!

Travel Tuesday – Travel Discounts

Travel Tuesday is the day after Cyber Monday where you can snag killer travel deals. Keeping safety restrictions in mind when traveling, there’s going to be tons of deals to look for this year.  

People have been cooped up and are ready to get out once bans are lifted – both domestically and internationally. Looking to reschedule your family trip next year? This is one of the best days to buy flights and vacation packages for 2021.

Travel Tuesday is November 31, 2020

Super Saturday – The Last Saturday Before Christmas

The Saturday before Christmas boasts huge sales and savings on your last-minute shopping needs. You can find these deals online and in-person. Luckily, Super Saturday allows for 6 whole days before Christmas this year!

Super Saturday falls on December 19, 2020

The New and Improved Black Friday

This year Black Friday is looking very different and we’re here for it. Expect more deals with plenty of opportunities for major savings. No more waking up early trying to beat the crowds to get your hands on the hottest gifts. 

You also don’t have to pass up these deals because you’re running short on cash! 

Download the MoneyLion app, apply for Instacash up to $250, or a Credit Builder Loan up to $1000 right from your phone. This year, spend more time enjoying the holidays and less time stressing over money.

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