Just in case you haven’t heard, Friday 25 November is Black Friday. It’s one of the things the USA has given us like the high school prom, trick or treat and Gwyneth Paltrow.
It’s the day when some people go berserk and start punching each other to try to get their hands on an 85 inch TV or the latest Nutribullet.
Good luck with the queues if you’re thinking of grabbing a bargain. If you can’t be bothered queueing outside Asda at midnight, why not pay someone to do it for you?
The service is designed especially for time-strapped shoppers who hate missing a bargain, but are reluctant, or even too scared, to join queues themselves.
If, on the other hand, you love queuing and want to earn yourself a few bob for Christmas, why not register your interest in becoming a professional Black Friday queuer?
We’re more interested in Black Friday food and drink offers. Here’s a few we’d thought we’d share with you (and a great way to lose some weight, too).
Great deals at Chaophraya
For one day only get a £10 voucher worth £20 in store, Cooking School for Two for £80 (usual price £120) or a cocktail masterclass for 4 (standard package) for £90 (usual price £180). Click here for details.
Free pies at Pieminister
It’s Black Pie Day at Northern Quarter pie specialist Pieminister where they will be giving away frozen surplus pie stock in return for donations to homelessness charity Shelter. Head to 53 Church Street from 8.30 am. Get there early because in the best tradition of Black Friday sales, once they’re gone they’re gone.
MAD venue drink deals
Get two cocktails for £10, two beers for £5 or a bottle of wine for £10 until 10pm at Rosylee, The Fitzgerald, Hula, Walrus, Tusk, and Infamous Diner. Plus £15 bottles of Prosecco at The Fitzgerald and Walrus. T&Cs apply. Drinks offers vary by site.
Half-price vouchers at Thaikhun
This stylish Thai kitchen in Spinningfields are offering a £20 voucher for just £10 on Black Friday only. You can use it for a meal with your friends or the ideal Christmas gift for your loved one. The voucher is valid from 1st January for one year at any Thaikhun. Or why not make 2017 the year to learn to cook Thai food? Thaikhun have slashed 50% off the price of their cooking schools for Black Friday only, taking them down to just £25 per person. Buy a voucher on Black Friday to be redeemed in the New Year. Click here for more information.
The Liquor Store’s Dolly Club
Drinking 5 till 9? What a way to make a saving! If you’ve been working 9 till 5 like Dolly, there’s a range of deals from 5-9pm at The Dolly Club at The Liquor Store. Normally it’s Sunday-Thursday but as a special treat it’s open on Black Friday, too. Get your hands on 2 pints of Coors, 2 glasses of wine, 2 Jagerbombs or any cocktails for just a fiver.
Free cocktail at Busaba
Anyone dining at Busaba from 12pm – 5pm will receive a free Bangkok Christmas Sour cocktail or a Thai mulled wine.
No joining fees and free membership at Nuffield Health
If you managed to get your hands on any of these food bargains and want to lose a bit of weight, why wait until the New Year to join the gym? Beat the rush and take advantage of this special Black Friday offer. FREE membership for the rest of 2016. NO joining fees. Pay absolutely NOTHING until 2017. This offer is available on Black Friday in club or online. Call 0161 831 9922 or visit join.nuffieldhealth.com/join/manchester-printworks