FNB and eBucks have unveiled their Black Friday specials for 2018 – which will run for two weeks.
FNB said that in 2017 it processed an average of over 800,000 card transactions per hour – which peaked at 1.5 million card transactions between 16h00 and 17h00 – during last year’s Black Friday shopping spree.
“The transaction volumes give a firm indication that Black Friday has become one of the important days for South African consumers,” said FNB Retail CEO, Raj Makanjee.
“Many see this as an opportunity to stretch their budgets amid unrelenting pressure on household income.
“Consumers who have set aside a budget will be in a better financial position and we encourage those who need to use credit to do so responsibly. It’s vital for consumers to consider that there’s still a long festive season ahead, therefore, it’s important to reserve some funds for unforeseen emergencies.”
FNB’s deals have been running from 19 November, and will run through to the end of the month.
Customers can get discounts of up to 60% on the eBucks Shop for tech, gaming, travel accessories and gifting items.
In addition, FNB Connect will save customers up to 40% through great deals on smartphones, laptops, TVs, gaming devices and wearables.
Instalments on the tech deals will be fixed for 24 months to help customers manage their monthly budgets.
The FNB Connect deals include:
- Apple iPad (6th Gen) 32GB with Pencil bundle for R369 over 24 months;
- Apple Watch Series 3 (38mm) with Airpods bundle at R399 over 24 months;
- Land Rover Explore outdoor phone with a free bike mount at R689 over 24 months.
- Xbox One 1 S TB for R199 over 24 months if taken between 23 – 27 Nov 2018; comes with a controller, 3 months Xbox Live.