Massmart-owned retailer Makro will run Black Friday deals throughout November instead of releasing deals for a restricted three to five-day period from 26 November.
The group said that it will run an extended Black Friday campaign throughout the month of November and new Black Friday deals will be released each week.
The deals will feature four weeks of sales events across a range of products, from TVs and air-fryers to cell phones, laptops and gaming available online and in-store.
Makro said that these deals will only be available during the week in which they are announced, and will not be offered again.
“This Black Friday will be bigger than ever before – customers can look forward to great savings on the most sought products. Makro will also be offering free delivery to customers for purchases over R500 as well as same-day delivery on grocery and liquor orders through the One Cart App.
“Makro continues efforts to minimise the spread of Covid-19, which include frequent disinfecting of high touch areas, trolleys and till-points at stores.”
Customers can also register for access to Makro’s online deals here.
Massmart-owned Game also plans to offer Black Friday deals throughout November instead of releasing deals just on Black Friday
The group will also introduce its ‘Price Beat Promise’ for the month, which will guarantee consumers the lowest possible pricing on every item Game stocks, it said.
To provide a safer and more accessible Black November experience to all South Africans, the retailer will have four sets of weekly deals rather than launching all sales on a single day.
The deals will only be valid for the week they are launched and will not be available again, Game said.
“Our merchandising teams have been hard at work over the past 12 months securing the best possible deals on popular items for our customers, including TVs, appliances, electronics, outdoor equipment and homeware,” said Andrew Stein, vice president of Game.
Stein said that the group’s in-store and online customer service teams are also undergoing additional training to ensure a seamless experience over the month.
“Where our shoppers find a product cheaper, whether in-store or online, they are now able to make use of our Price Beat Promise, which guarantees them the lowest price on every item we stock – both before and after their purchase.
“This means that there is no need to hold off on their purchase to see if there is a better price in the market at a later date as they can always claim their Price Beat after their purchase.”