A collection of Black Friday captions, quotes, and jokes is a great resource for shoppers (and those who love them).
Black Friday is a shopping tradition that dates to at least 1952. It is the Friday after Thanksgiving and a date many shoppers write in their calendars.
It signals the beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Because of this, it may have started organically stemming from Thanksgiving Day parades that celebrated Christmas.
The name Black Friday symbolizes stores being in the black and turning a profit. For some stores, sales on Black Friday can mean the difference between a good year and a bad year. Recently Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving) and Super Saturday (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) have eaten into Black Friday’s sales.
Black Friday Instagram Captions
Black Friday captions enable shoppers to brag about their purchases. Here are some ideas.
Black Friday Shopping is my cardio.
Keep Calm and Shop On.
Can’t wait for Cyber Monday.
Life is short; buy the shoes.
When I get tired of shopping, I sit down and try on shoes.
After all that shopping, sitting is good.
Coffee + Black Friday Shopping = Heaven.
Three little words that warm my heart: There’s a sale!
I have no idea what it is, but it was on sale.
I bought a bunch of stuff I don’t need.
Not sure what it is, but I got a great deal.
Work hard; Shop hard.
When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.
When in doubt, shop it out.
Ready to shop til I drop.
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Funny Black Friday Captions
Black Friday: Bring on the Crazy!
Life is too short to wear boring clothes.
Nothing that a few deals can’t fix.
Lifting shopping bags is my arm workout.
It’s shop o’clock somewhere in the world.
In my defense, I was left unsupervised.
You don’t scare me. I shop on Black Friday.
Bad Black Friday puns are how eye roll.
Shopping is cheaper than therapy.
Shopping is my hobby.
You mean for 364 days I’ve been overpaying?
Shopping = Never a bad idea.
I could give up Black Friday shopping whenever I want. But I’m not a quitter.
Happiness is only a pair of jeans away.
All you need is a sale.
Treat yo self. I did.
Cinderella is proof that a pair of shoes can change your life.
I wrestled three people to get this toaster.
These Black Friday captions are great for social media.
Quotes About Black Friday
I approximated the Black Friday experience at home by hurling myself into a wall a number of times and then ordering online.
Everyone knows about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now help me spread the word about Giving Tuesday.
Don’t even front like you love your family, America, or God, if you don’t have a detailed and rehearsed Black Friday tactical shopping plan.
Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness simply doesn’t know where to shop.
Once again, we come to Holiday Season. A deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice.
Black Friday is not another bad hair day on Wall Street. It’s the term used by American retailers to describe the day after the Thanksgiving Holiday, seen as the semi-official start of the Christmas shopping season.
For some, shopping is an art; for others, it’s a sport. It can be a vice, and it can be a cause. Some love it. Some hate it. Rarely is someone indifferent.
I really enjoy the shopping and going out and getting stuff for other people. I couldn’t really give a damn about getting gifts for myself, but I really enjoy giving gifts.
Black Friday is a media trap, an orchestrated mass hallucination based on herd dynamics and the media cycle.
For those of us in the financial world, Black Friday has a strong negative connotation, referring to a stock market catastrophe.
Jokes About Shopping
Besides Black Friday, what is the only thing people will wait in line for? A double latte at Starbucks.
I saved a lot of money on Black Friday; I didn’t go anywhere.
Why is the day after Thanksgiving a day of giving thanks for what we have, a day devoted to getting more stuff?
I braved big crowds, elbowed my way to the front of the line, and woke up at three in the morning. All I got was the flu.
I got a great deal on a vacuum on Black Friday. It sucks.
Make sure you pay the electric bill before you go shopping on Black Friday. Otherwise, next Friday could be Black Friday too.
Many years ago, Black Friday fell on Friday the 13th. Prices were slashed.
What’s the day after Black Friday called? Broke Saturday.
Some people don’t shop on Black Friday. They are too busy sleeping off their Thanksgiving food.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. This year, Black Friday is Friday, November 26, 2021.
Here are frequently asked questions about Black Friday.
How do I Celebrate?
If you are brave and you like to shop. Go shopping on Black Friday. Remember that most retailers offer the same in-store deals online.
Watch the chaos on TV No need to put your body in harm’s way. Just pull up a chair and watch shoppers across the country battle it out.
Host a Black Friday party as an alternative to shopping. You can offer Black Friday appetizers (at a discount) and play one of the Friday the 13th movies.
Call a friend and discuss the fact that neither of you is out shopping on Black Friday. You can recall memories of Black Friday’s past and the horror stories of trying to find the perfect gift.
Many people like to document the ordeals they have endured on Black Friday. If you do and you post to social media, be sure to use the hashtag #BlackFriday.
What is the Best Black Friday Deal Ever?
In 2013, Sears offered shoppers a fantastic deal. $1,300 off a refrigerator and $1,000 off a washer and dryer set. That would be a savings of $2,300 if you purchased all three. Hard to beat.
Why is it Called Black Friday?
As stated earlier, Black Friday refers to stores turning a profit. But for years in Philadelphia, it meant something completely different. The Army vs. Navy football game is usually played in Philadelphia the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Thousands of shoppers and tourists would pour into town for the game.
The Philadelphia police started calling the Friday after Thanksgiving Black Friday. While people happily shopped, the police dealt with traffic problems, crowd control, and shoplifters.
Black Friday also refers to the Stock Market Crash that took place on September 24, 1869. After investors vigorously speculated on gold prices, the price of gold plummeted. The markets crashed, and many speculators lost all their money.
How did it start?
One theory on how Black Friday started is attributed to President Franklin Roosevelt. Traditionally, Thanksgiving was the last Thursday in November. This meant a shorter Christmas shopping season. President Roosevelt signed a proclamation in 1939, moving Thanksgiving to the fourth Thursday of November. Thus, lengthening Christmas shopping by a week.
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Black Friday in Other Countries
Mexico – In Mexico, Black Friday has evolved into El Bien Fin or The Good Weekend. Since 2011, Mexican Retailers have created discounts for the entire weekend following Thanksgiving.
France – Black Friday is referred to as Vendredi Noir. It has been slow to catch on in France, but retailers are giving it a chance.
Belgium – Beginning in 2016, Belgium has started a strong marketing push for Black Friday. By 2018, 119 stores were participating in Black Friday promotions.
Australia – Unfortunately, in Australia, Black Friday also refers to tragic bushfires in 1938-39. Only in the last few years have Australian retailers started to promote shopping deals on Black Friday.
United Kingdom – While some retailers offer deals on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday means something else in the U.K. Black Friday is a term used for the Friday before Christmas. It is named Black Friday by the Police and National Health Service to refer to workload increases. On the Friday before Christmas, many people go out drinking, and crime and injuries rise.
Germany – In Germany, Black Friday promotions are often titled Black Week or Black Shopping. The retail discounts are continued for an entire week. Sundays are an exception because most stores are closed on Sundays.
Fun Facts About Black Friday
- Walmart’s records show that more than 22 million people have gone to its stores on a single Black Friday. That is more people than visitors to either Disneyworld or Disneyland in a year.
- Since 2006 seven people have died while shopping on Black Friday. In addition, over 98 people have been injured.
- Because of the convenience of online shopping, many people do not venture out on Black Friday. They stay at home and order online.
- Because of backlash from employees and customers, at least twenty major retail chains will not open on Thanksgiving.
- A retail survey revealed that over 30% of the items advertised on Black Friday will be priced at or above the original price.
- Pajamas are a big seller on Black Friday. Walmart will stock its shelves with ten million pairs of pajamas for Black Friday.
- If you have the patience to wait, the last several days before Christmas have the best deals. Products are ten to fifteen percent less than they are on Black Friday.
- California has voted the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) a holiday for government employees.
- The term Christmas Creep refers to the phenomenon of Christmas sales and promotions moving earlier. Stores begin decorating and promoting immediately after Halloween.
- Jewelry is only discounted four percent on Black Friday. Jewelry is a high-margin item.
By Tim Moodie
Tim Moodie is a writer, inventor, and creative director. He recalls a Black Friday when he acquired two TVs for crazy, low prices.
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