Black Friday: does the mere sound of those words strike fear into your heart? This frenzied day, in which the nation’s retailers slash prices for 24 hours in order to get buyers into the Christmas spirit (ie prepared to spend profligate amounts of cash) was an American tradition. It was introduced to these shores a few years back (you’ll recall the scenes of mobs scrapping over flatscreens), and has been wholeheartedly embraced ever since. This year, it falls on Friday November 24.
Black Friday can be a gruelling experience. But don’t worry: if the thought of joining those checkout queues – or scrolling through endless sales pages on websites – is just a little too much to bear, we’ve put together a list of all the things you can do on Black Friday that – shock horror! – don’t involve shopping. Take a look. Thank us later.
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