It's THE shopping event of the year: Black Friday will take place on November 26th, 2021, one day after Thanksgiving, the American harvest celebration. Huge savings are in store for bargain seekers.


The official Black Friday, according to tradition, is not only held in the United States the day after Thanksgiving, but also around the world. It's meant to be interpreted as a sort of prelude to the Christmas season. And, because Christmas Eve typically comes around faster than you think, you can use the shopping event to make your initial purchases for the approaching holiday. To encourage this, huge online merchants such as Amazon, Ebay, and Otto entice customers with tempting deals from a variety of product categories, including household and technology, hardware, and health. You can also get even more benefits and discounts as a Prime member.

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What are the benefits of Amazon Prime membership?

On Black Friday, even if you are not an Amazon member, you can take advantage of all of the deals. However, if you have a Prime subscription, you will be able to see all lightning deals - that is, extraordinary discounts that are only available for a limited time and sell out quickly - 30 minutes earlier. Furthermore, Prime purchases do not need you to pay any delivery fees. Orders are sometimes even delivered the same day, if it is a "same-day" delivery. That isn't the end of the advantages. As an Amazon Prime member, you can:

  • You can buy products on credit, but you don't have to pay for them until the new year.
  • You have until January 31st, 2022 to return any items that were dispatched before December 31st.
  • For their first delivery, new customers who order something from Amazon for the first time do not have to pay shipping expenses.

Extra savings tip:
If you are not (yet) a Prime Member, you may sign up for a free 30-day trial subscription - but only for Black Friday. If you do not cancel your subscription before the end of the free time, you will be charged: After that, you'll have to pay 7.99 euros every month. You can get even more benefits for the price given, such as:

  • Stream unlimited films and series
  • borrow eBooks for free
  • Hear over two million songs
  • unlimited storage space for photos

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Who Was the Inventor of Black Friday?

How could Black Friday's origins be any other than in America, the home of opportunity? This holds true not only for the company's name, but also for the shopping event: In the United States, the day is commemorated in many stores, although in Germany, it is mostly promoted through internet stores. But what exactly is the meaning of the term? There are some outlandish theories regarding who or what began Black Friday. One of them is that post-Thanksgiving sales have always been, and continue to be, profitable for most retailers.


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