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I have been counting down the days to Black Friday because we desperately need a new TV. My little engineer Kiaan broke our TV more than 2 months ago! I know, I know you may be thinking why would you put yourself through all that craziness in store to save a few rands? Well, I don’t. I shop smart, I shop online at


What is Black Friday?

Black Friday is undoubtedly the biggest shopping occasion in the Western world. It is marked as the beginning of the festive season shopping in the USA. Traditionally, Black Friday falls on the day after Thanksgiving. In 2012 – the online retailer – brought the global shopping phenomenon to South Africa. The event has since taken South Africa by storm, growing exponentially year-on-year.

Black Friday has always been exciting for me. It has become a tradition to stay up that night sipping coffee and counting down the clock to midnight. It also gives me a bit of an adrenaline rush because you have to be super-fast to secure the deal!


I use this opportunity to do my Christmas shopping and save money all in the comfort of my own home – without having to visit the busy malls and stand in long queues waiting to pay.

Online shopping is as simple as 1, 2, 3 with

The best part is that this year they are offering shoppers a ‘bigger than ever’ series of sales – which has already started!


You can expect HUGE discounts on TVs and other electronics, beauty products, toys, games and of course baby products! This is the perfect time to stock up on essentials for the festive season.

With over 15,000 dramatically discounted deals, the retailer is cutting prices by up to 60% overall, and by as much as 80% on selected products in the iconic Blue Dot Sale – it is definitely not a sale to be missed.

I have already made a list of items that I am after. It is mainly for family and my kids – especially since Kitana already has a Christmas Wishlist.

Our list includes the following items on

  • A new TV.
  • Diapers for the boys.
  • A scooter for Kitana – Christmas present.
  • A Trampoline for the kids (if on sale).
  • A few Xbox games for my nephew.

Here are some tips for you this Black Friday:

1. Use your phone

  • You might not have access to a computer or laptop, but most online stores have great mobile sites and apps. This means you can literally shop from anywhere – even from bed if you want to catch those midnight deals!
  • There’s even more reason for customers to shop from their phones – the Takealot mobile app will offer shoppers exclusive Black Friday deals from as early as Tuesday 21st November, so app shoppers can bag selected discounts before anyone else!
  • If you haven’t already then I would suggest downloading the Takealot mobile app now.

2. Plan your shop

  • What are the top deals that you are really looking for? It can be easy to get caught up in the chaos and miss out on some of the best deals.
  • At Takealot, shoppers can create a wish list – this allows you to start short-listing the items you really want ahead of time, and watch closely if they go down in price on the day.


3. Be first in line

  • Online stores have the advantage of being able to open their virtual doors ahead of most malls – the Takealot Blue Dot Sale starts at 00:01AM on Friday 24 November.
  • Fire up the kettle and keep the coffee brewing! Also make sure you sign up to any newsletters the stores have as their email database is often the first to hear of the specials.

4. Plan your payments and set a budget

  • If you’re worried about over-spending, set a budget and stick to it. For Takealot customers who prefer to pay cash on delivery, take the cash out ahead of time. Or, if you’re looking to pay for your new TV with credit like Mobicred, make sure you set up a credit facility before the big day.

Takealot’s Blue Dot sale officially starts at 12.01 am on Friday, 24 November and runs through the weekend, for Cyber Monday and Takealot Tuesday so that you have enough time to secure those deals. 😉

App users can exclusively access some early bird Blue Dot Sale deals from 21 to 23 November to start snapping up certain deals before anyone else so make sure you download the app.

For me, it is about making the best of my budget and stretching my rands. It seems that everything is going up. I need to budget and for me is living up to its name – giving me a lot more for my rand.




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Hi, I’m Shan. I’m a wife, mom to 3 kids and a businesswoman who works from home and gets very little sleep at night. My days are filled with dirty diapers and toddler tantrums, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. I am in the Forbes 30 under 30 list for Forbes Africa 2019 and just recently launched my start-up – MomSays.

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  1. Bianca Govender
    2017-11-22 / 17:58

    I would be looking for a frozen doll for my sister . Who deserves it. She has been through so much this year. With her accident. She is only 8 and is unable to walk and go to school due to her accident

  2. Kristi Fraser
    2017-11-22 / 17:58

    I’m definitely looking at getting my kiddies.Christmas gifts this black friday, if if an save enough then my hubbys Christmas wish too.

  3. Sumaya
    2017-11-22 / 18:09

    Tablet for my daughter
    Beauty products for me
    Kitchen appliances for my mom.(Health Grill, Microwave, Toaster and Cooking Pots)
    I am taking advantage of all the specials:)

  4. Natasha
    2017-11-22 / 18:09

    I’m looking out for a digital kitchen scale, the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid for my older son and a new cellphone battery and earphones for me too.

  5. Nicolette Venkiah
    2017-11-22 / 18:14

    Looking out for a Barbie for my little one and a hatchimal for my big girl Also looking for Marshal (paw patrol) for my nephew

  6. Mogau Shogole
    2017-11-22 / 18:29

    I will buy my baby nappies and formula

  7. Christelle
    2017-11-22 / 19:13

    I will be keeping a close eye on the violet and scout leapfrog plush toys for my baby girl. It’s her 1st birthday on the 27th of December so really want to get those for her. Will also be looking at diapers, wet wipes, hopefully formula will also have a slight discount. Then a toddler splash pool for Christmas, yes for her and maybe a camera if the price is right.

  8. 2017-11-22 / 19:17

    Nappies, Lego for my boys, hopefully some baking goodies for me and braai things for hubby

  9. Shaaista jassat
    2017-11-22 / 20:06

    Samsung 55′ smart TV

  10. 2017-11-22 / 21:24

    I have been laying my eyes on that beautiful Smeg Stand Mixer!

  11. Suvena
    2017-11-22 / 21:27

    Christmas gifts for my son

  12. Ruweida Muhammad
    2017-11-22 / 22:57

    Summer essentials; swimming costumes for kids, pool floats, sunblock, beach umbrella and an ice-cream maker.

  13. Kelly Jennings
    2017-11-23 / 06:02

    I would love to get kida toys, stationery and books

  14. Tashlyn
    2017-11-23 / 07:13

    Definitely diapers and wipes for my daughter, any thing paw patrol and cars for my son. If there is a bicycle or something along the lines of riding – I’d like to get that for my son for Christmas ♡

  15. Bongiwe Mbhele
    2017-11-23 / 07:54

    I will be looking to buy a hoover and an oven stove

  16. Pegglet2004
    2017-11-23 / 08:14

    I have shared on facebook and Twitter – I would LOVE to win this voucher. I am really really hoping they have nappies on the #BlackFriday #BlueDotSale SALE – because we all know how expensive nappies are #BlueIsTheNewBlack #YouBabyandI

  17. Kent
    2017-11-23 / 09:25

    Study desk for my daughter

  18. Henriette
    2017-11-23 / 10:01

    Crockery for my kitchen, nappies and wipes for baby and beauty products for me!

  19. Jacqueline Engelbrecht
    2017-11-23 / 10:05

    definitely hoping to get a head start on my Christmas shopping!

  20. Liezel Pienaar
    2017-11-23 / 10:08

    I’ve got some Christmas pressies lined up as well as DKNY perfume

  21. Tania Brewis
    2017-11-23 / 10:34

    Toys for my daughters, SMEG kettle, PS4, Instax camera

  22. Zeenat Carrim
    2017-11-23 / 10:58

    Toys for the kids and nappies, kitchen accessories

  23. Faeza
    2017-11-23 / 11:20

    Diapers for my little guy, Legos for my kids, stationary for next year. Pop up tent, pool for the kids. These are top of my list

  24. 2017-11-23 / 11:47

    Tablet for my son and some perfume for me

  25. flutterbymegs
    2017-11-23 / 12:10

    Looking mostly for electronics…like ipod, speakers etc and this voucher will help a lot.

  26. Sofiah
    2017-11-23 / 12:55

    Would love to get my baby some baby products, some toys to stimulate him and a bouncer or swing

  27. Carolyn Augustus
    2017-11-23 / 12:59

    The Fossil Ladies ES4038 Gwynn Leather Watch – Silver. I’m a sucker for watches and just can’t stop buying them

  28. riaz
    2017-11-23 / 13:16

    has to be nappies and toys

  29. Gaelyn Cokayne
    2017-11-23 / 14:54

    Baby products for my first child due in Feb!

  30. Irfaan
    2017-11-23 / 20:46

    A PS4 and a gaming laptop

  31. Jackie Katzen
    2017-11-24 / 15:12

    a car seat

  32. Rehana Seedat
    2017-11-25 / 18:22

    i need an iron and kettle

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