Here are all the details we know about two key retail events for 2020 and BBQ deals available on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Hey! Who here is swimming in extra cash this year? Yeah, no, me neither.
So far, 2020 has been a tough one financially for most of us. That means we need to be savvy shoppers, whether we’re indulging our favorite hobby – outdoor cooking – or looking to get our first grill or smoker.
Fortunately, we’re coming up on some of the best sales of the entire year. Don’t be surprised to see some aggressive pricing from many manufacturers to recoup some earlier losses.
This should also be an excellent time to take advantage of replenished inventory after an early run on barbecues left some of us trying to stretch another season out of aging gear.
Keep reading to get a bit of a background on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when they happen in 2020, and a look at past deals to whet your appetite for what’s to come.
Get those credit cards ready, cos it’s going to be fast & furious shopping when the big days arrive.
What is Black Friday?
For many, Black Friday is the “official” kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. It falls on the Friday after the American Thanksgiving holiday, which itself falls on the fourth Thursday of November.
It began as a day when many Americans called in sick to work, giving themselves an extra-long weekend, and another day to get over the turkey hangover. It was also a perfect chance to get out and do some holiday shopping.
The name “Black Friday” first appeared in print in 1966, but in a negative fashion; police in Philadelphia used it to describe the chaos in the downtown shopping district.
Eventually, the name became associated with the black ink bookkeepers historically used to record profits. For sure, it’s one of the most profitable days of the year for retail stores.
What is Cyber Monday?
Since 2005, Cyber Monday has been positioned as the day for online shopping deals.
Remember, it wasn’t so long ago that online shopping was a small, niche market.
Cyber Monday happens on the Monday after American Thanksgiving.
Over the years, Cyber Monday evolved into a massive event, and it now generates more revenue than Black Friday. In 2019, consumers dropped $9.4 BILLION for online deals.
When Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2020
As mentioned above, the dates for Black Friday and Cyber Monday are based on American Thanksgiving.
This year, Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 26. That means Black Friday 2020 is November 27, and Cyber Monday 2020 is November 30.
Are There Good Black Friday and Cyber Monday BBQ and Grill Deals to be Had?
If the past is any indication, there will be smoking good deals waiting for shoppers on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Last year, Walmart had Traeger pellet grills (which I love) for up to $225US off.
Amazon boasted savings of up to $210 on Weber gas grills, and over 40% off many other brands, including Green Mountain and George Foreman electric grills.
Not to be outdone, Cyber Monday also featured a ton of can’t-miss-it sales.
Smokers jumped all over deals of up to 33% off Smoke Hollow smokers on Amazon.
Walmart took 50% off many grills by Traeger and Weber.
Meanwhile, Pit Boss knocked $100US off several of their most popular smokers and grills.
If you’ve been holding off on upgrading your equipment, or waiting for the right time to get started on your backyard cooking journey, on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, your time will have come!