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What is “BlackFriday” and “CyberMonday”?

        Black Friday is a bit like a retail version of the Hunger Games, it turns retail shopkeeper’s balance sheets from red (loss) to black (profit). It’s an informal name for the day following Thanksgiving in the United States of America which falls every fourth Thursday of November. This year, the event falls on Friday, November 24 (TODAY).

In U.K the term “Black Friday” is the day when emergency services activate contingency plans to cope with the increase in workload due to many people going out drinking on the last Friday before Christmas. But Nowadays it all about shopping.. shopping.. and just shopping.

Black Friday is a shopping day for a combination of reasons. As the first day after the last major holiday before Christmas, it marks the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Additionally, many employers in the US give their employees the day off as part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. In order to take advantage of this, virtually all retailers in the country, big and small, offer various sales including limited amounts of door-busting items to entice customers new and old.

Cyber Monday… Probably the only time of the year people look forward to Monday mornings! Just like the now infamous Black Friday Events across the globe, “Cyber Monday” to has become an international marketing term used by online retailers across the world. It’s quickly becoming one of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year. This year, the event falls on Monday, November 27.

Online retailers have stated in the past that their sales increased substantially on the Monday after Thanksgiving, a trend that is driving serious online discounts and promotions on Cyber Monday this year. UK online retailers are now referring to “Cyber Monday” as the busiest internet shopping day of the year that commonly falls on the same day as the US Cyber Monday.


Top 10 “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” 2017 Stores:

  1. Walmart
  2. Amazon
  3. Sam’s club
  4. Target
  5. Kohl’s
  6. Best Buy
  7. Toys R Us
  8. HP
  9. American Eagle (AEO)
  10. Macy’s

 How to get the best discounts?

  • Prepare tonight
  • Stack your vouchers
  • Shop early in the day
  • Watch out for doorbusters
  • Start early.
  • Do your research.
  • Compare prices.
  • Create a budget—and stick to it.
  • Avoid pricey accessories.
  • Check all store policies in advance.
  • Don’t just focus on Friday.

 NOT to Buy on Black Friday!

The days surrounding Thanksgiving offer up a seemingly endless smorgasbord of deals. But not every Black Friday offer is truly worthy of your cash. To help you sort the doorbusters from the filler deals, here is a list of things you should skip this Black Friday.

  • iPhones
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Tools
  • Jewelry: Wait until January to make your jewellery purchase, and get a head start on Valentine’s Day.
  • 1080p TVs
  • Black Friday Models
  • Final Sale Items
  • Gift Cards
  • Winter Clothing
  • Holiday Decorations

Tips to Do a Safe Online Shopping

  1. Check the seller’s customer satisfaction ratings.
  2. Check the Better Business Bureau site to see if there are a large number of complaints about the seller.
  3. Whenever possible, use a credit card for payment.
  4. Never enter your credit card information on a page that is not encrypted.
  5. Go directly to the seller’s site rather than clicking a “coupon” link that was sent to you from an unknown source.

Where to go Christmas 2014

Christmas time in London is the jolliest period of the year.  A number of special events, Christmas markets and the winter sale elate the spirit of Christmas in London every year. Below is our pick of the anticipated Christmas events for the year.

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

The Winter Wonderland at the Hyde Park offers a wholesome fun filled family package of food, frolic and festive shopping. This free-to-enter event showcases a whole bunch of activities and stalls that are based on a unique Christmas theme. This is a complete family entertainer and popular activities of the event include the Magical Ice Kingdom, The Angels and Yuletide Market, The Observation Wheel, and the Zippos Circus. The event starts on the 21st of November and runs till the 4th of January. The show also includes a night bus tour that takes you along some key places in Central London.

Christmas at Kensington

How does it feel to celebrate Christmas like you were a Royal? To find out how the festival of Christmas has been commemorated in the early centuries by the Royal family members visit the Kensington Palace this year. A special tour across the palace has been arranged this Christmas for the public to enjoy games, food and music based on the 17th century. The best part of the event is a special game that allows the winner to be the King or the Queen for a single day. The classic style of the Royals combined with the grandeur of the palace is sure to take your Christmas spirit to another higher level.

Christmas Carols in Trafalgar Square

A larger than life size Christmas tree, soulful music and Christmas carols that are termed the classics of the world will be brought together to the viewers this Christmas at the Trafalgar Square. The event will host different groups of people singing their favourite carols to raise cash for charity. The event starts on the 8th of December and will run till the 23rd of Christmas. Be a part of this simple yet fun event and stand up for a noble cause.

Christmas markets and fairs

Any festival in London is incomplete without a generous touch of retail therapy and would Christmas be an exception? The Christmas markets and fairs across the city are almost instrumental is starting the mood of the festive season in London. The Christmas Kew market, Dusty Fingers, The White Christmas Fair, More London and Winter Village are some the famous Christmas markets that specialise in chocolates, festive sweets, unique crafts, special Christmas merchandise and food.

Christmas Ice Rinks

Christmas marks the peak of winter season in London and it is also the time for temporary ice rinks all over the palace. This Christmas visit one of the special ice rinks in London and enjoy skating under the evening stars. The Broadgate Ice Rink, Canary Wharf, Somerset Ice Rink and the Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink are the popular tourist attractions for skating in London.

Best Christmas Party 2010
Venues in London

London has lots of spectacular events and shows for Christmas 2010. Christmas parties are integral part of Christmas and you can enjoy partying with family and friends. The amazing decorations, special food and drink menus make the season super festive. Restaurants and lounges are decorated for Christmas parties. Get into the festive mood; explore the best Christmas party venues for Christmas 2010. A wide array of options is available in different party venues.

Drapers Hall in Throgmorton Street is an ideal venue with hosting space for 400 guests and offers all amenities to host small and big functions. As it is in the center of City of London, it is mostly preferred for business conferences, (more…)