the History of Black Friday + Local Deals
the day after Thanksgiving, regarded as the first day of the traditional Christmas shopping season, on which retailers offer special reduced prices.
>> History of Black Friday <<
The first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” describes a financial crisis of 1869: a stock market catastrophe set off by gold spectators, Jay Gould and Jim Fisk, who tried to buy as much as they could of the nation’s gold with hopes to drive the price sky-high and sell it. However, they failed which caused the market to collapse and stocks to plummet.
The most common story behind the term “Black Friday” is linked to retailers. Accounting records were kept by hand in black and red ink; black ink referred to a profit and red ink indicated a loss. On the day after Thanksgiving stores would supposedly earn a profit moving from red to black ink. This version of Black Friday’s origin is the officially sanctioned but not accurate story behind the tradition.
The true story behind the term “Black Friday” originated in Philadelphia. In the 1950’s, police in the city of Philadelphia used the term to describe the chaos of the congested streets, clogged with motorists and pedestrians on the day after Thanksgiving. Suburban shoppers and tourists flooded the city in advance of the big Army-Navy football game held on that Saturday every year.
Today, we know “Black Friday” as the most common story, which has expanded into a four-day event with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday/Sunday and Cyber Monday. Stores started opening earlier on Friday and now the most dedicated shoppers can head out right after stuffing themselves on Thanksgiving Day and start shopping.
>> Local Deals <<
Arcola Feed & Hardware
6215 FM 521 Rd
Arcola, Texas 77583
Deal: Holiday Sale starts on Friday – 11/23/18! Take 30 to 50% off ALL APPAREL! Take 20% off all tack, gift items and toys! *in stock only items, does not apply to special orders*saddles excluded*. Ariat has a rebate program on all Ariat purchases, spend $99, get $10 back, spend $149, get $20 back, spend $249, get $50 back! Rebate amount based on purchase price, after discounts, and before sales tax!
8790 Highway 6. Ste. 150
Missouri City, Texas 77459
Friday (After Thanksgiving) 9am – 7pm and Saturday – 9am – 4pm
Deal: Milagro Salons will feature limited edition Aveda gift sets at a 20% savings 11/23 – 11/24/18
Pure Barre – Sugar Land
4857 Sweetwater Boulevard
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Deal: No contracts. No commitments! Sign up now through this Friday – 11/23/18, to lock in these prices. All packages are month-to-month autopay memberships and you can cancel anytime before your next billing date. Please note that any 12-month members who choose to switch packages may lose perks. Call the studio to sign up now!
7435 Hwy 6. Ste B
Missouri City, Texas 77459
Deal #1: 11/23 – 11/26/18 – Book an appointment online and mention “Black Friday” in the appointment reason and get 10% off Botox. Booking starts 6am on 11/23/18 and ends 11:59pm on 11/26/18. Appointments must be for the dates of 11/26 – 12/7/18
Deal #2: 11/26/18 – Buy 2 Voluma syringes get 10 free units of Botox. Book an appointment online and mention “Cyber Monday ” in the appointment reason. Booking starts 6am on 11/23/18 and ends 11:59pm on 11/26/18. Appointments must be for the dates of 11/26/18 – 12/7/18.
Deal: All new bookings from 11/23 – 11/27/18 will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card* (Limit one per customer)
*All New bookings either Land or Cruise packages equaling $2,000 or more. Not valid with any other gift certificates or gift cards.*
Do you shop the day after Thanksgiving?