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|Observed by||United States|
|Date||Friday after Thanksgiving|
|2009 date||November 27|
|2010 date||November 26|
|Related to||Thanksgiving and Christmas|
Black Friday is a term for the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. The term dates back to at least 1966. Because Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, Black Friday occurs between the 23rd and the 29th of November.
Black Friday is not an official holiday, but many employees have the day off (with the exceptions of those employed in retailing and banking), which increases the number of potential shoppers. Retailers often decorate for the Christmas and holiday season weeks beforehand. Many retailers open extremely early, with most of the retailers typically opening at 5AM or even earlier. Some of the larger retailers (depending on the location) such as Sears, Best Buy, Macys and Walmart have been reported to open as early as midnight on the start of Black Friday in localized areas and remain open for 24 hours throughout the day until midnight the following Saturday. Upon opening, retailers offer doorbuster deals and loss leaders to draw people to their stores. Although Black Friday, as the first shopping day after Thanksgiving, has served as the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season at least since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the term "Black Friday" has been traced back only to the 1960s.
The term "Black Friday" originated in Philadelphia in reference to the heavy traffic on that day (see Origin of the name "Black Friday" below). More recently, merchants and the media have used it instead to refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers go from being in the red (i.e., posting a loss on the books) to being in the black (i.e., turning a profit).
YOUR BUSINESS is very important to each of us at Simon Says Stamp! We value and appreciate all of our customers and want to offer you something special for this holiday season! It is because of YOU that 5 ladies have full time jobs and several others have part time work. Five of us are mothers with families. We appreciate a sale! THAT IS WHY WE WANT TO OFFER YOU SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR THE HOLIDAYS!! SHOP NOW and SAVE! Need supplies for your Christmas cards and projects? SHOP NOW and SAVE! Glue, cardstock, envelopes, stamps, ink, paints, glossy accents, all of Tim Holtz' products, glitter, cards, embellishments, punches, stickers, flowers, ornaments ?! We have ONE STOP SHOPPING at Simon Says Stamp!
Simon Says Stamp is celebrating Black Friday with our own TWIST! First off, you don't have to live in the United States! Our sale is for EVERYONE who uses our promotion code on his or her order! The sale is valid starting NOW until midnight next Friday (Black Friday)! This way, you can get your shopping done early and get your projects started or even, finished!
I have to tell you, this is our biggest ( and one of our ONLY Sales of the year ) Our promotion is typically ONLY on shipping and handling, and most would agree, at FREE SHIPPING For USA orders over $60 and International orders over $150, is a great promotion. The shipping promotion is STILL ACTIVE During our Black Friday Sale!
In order to qualify, we do ask that you play by a few rules. Remember, this is our biggest sales week of the year and we are working HARD ( and during the Thanksgiving Holiday here in the USA) to keep up with shipping. All orders are being filled on a first come, first served basis, so please SHOP EARLY if you can! Thursday is a Holiday here in the USA and our offices and warehouses will be closed, but you will still be able to shop! YAHOO! We strive to ship all orders within a 3 business day period after receiving payment. HOWEVER, during this busiest week of the year, we might fall a few days behind. Just remember, first come, first served. We are open 24 hours 7 days a week at www.SimonSaysStamp.com
This sale is only in our store www.SimonSaysStamp.com. It is not valid for any purchases you make on ebay. Our ebay outlet has several other special sales and auctions starting at just 99 cents during this time. Click on the logo to see those specials ;)
You must enter the promotion code bf15 when you check out at www.SimonSaysStamp.com. Please please remember to do this. If you do not enter the code, you will not receive your discount. Entering the code triggers your order to receive 15% off all of your items. Please do not ask us to do this for you AFTER you place your order. We cannot. We simply do not have the manpower to go through all orders and adjust the invoices, answer phone calls and emails and manually refund 15% back to customers. Unfortunately, our computer system does not allow us to enter the code for you after you complete your order. I am really sorry, we are a small company and in order to be able to offer this promotion, we simply ask you to play by the rules. In order to receive this promotion, please keep in mind you must enter the promotion code.
Enter promotion code bf15 when you check out. There is a space at the bottom (after you enter your contact information and mailing address) where you can enter a promotion code.
Coupon code is valid from NOW until midnight Black Friday, November 27.
Orders are processed in a first come, first served basis. It is our goal to ship within 3 business days, but please remember Thursday November 27 is Thanksgiving holiday here in the USA so our offices are closed Thursday.
Please understand that this is our busiest time of year and we are working hard and around the clock to help you and to process your orders. If there is a delay in emailing or calling you back, it is only because we are swamped, NOT because we don't care. WE CARE! WE CARE A LOT! Your business is very important to us! That is why we want to offer you something special for your holiday shopping!!
What are you waiting for?! Get shopping! Supplies are limited and orders are filled first come, first served!
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