Black Friday

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Christmas shortage fears push up retail sales in Great Britain
But analysts say November figures could be high-water mark after arrival of Omicron variant

Phillip Inman

17, Dec, 2021 @11:41 AM

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Boots slashed the price of morning-after pills on Black Friday. Why not every day? | Rose Stokes
The pharmacy’s 50% discount proved it can afford to make this essential medication much more accessible, says women’s health writer Rose Stokes

Rose Stokes

01, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Is a crush on Shaun Evans enough to sustain me through a theatrical turkey? | Rachel Cooke
With tickets to the much-maligned Manor burning a hole in the bank balance, I’m blue for Terence Rattigan and a decent play

Rachel Cooke

27, Nov, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Shoppers go to town as UK rings in biggest-ever Black Friday sales day
Data from banks and card issuers suggests consumers on track to spend almost £9.2bn this weekend

Sarah Butler

26, Nov, 2021 @6:43 PM

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Don’t add to e-waste mountain, campaign urges UK shoppers
Material Focus says tech superseded by purchases on Black Friday and beyond can be donated or recycled

Dan Milmo

26, Nov, 2021 @5:16 PM

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Down with Black Friday! Seven readers on how they turned their backs on consumerism
As the annual Christmas shopping frenzy begins, readers discuss how they have challenged this culture – from sewing to buying secondhand to instituting a ‘90 day rule’

As told to Alex Mistlin

26, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Black Friday: how readers’ shopping went from frenzy to frustration
Shoppers share some of the purchases they’ve made that they are already regretting

Sarah Ayoub

26, Nov, 2021 @2:43 AM

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Black Friday: how to avoid scams when shopping for deals
Fraudsters aim to exploit shoppers’ desire to save money, but follow these tips before splashing out

Hilary Osborne

25, Nov, 2021 @5:41 PM

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Overspending got me £30k of credit card debt – this is how to resist Black Friday | Clare Seal
Each year, retailers manipulate us with emails, ads and discounts – it’s time to switch them off, says author Clare Seal

Clare Seal

25, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Holiday shopping ‘hell’: workers brace for unruly customers and labor strikes
Holiday retail sales are expected to increase up to a record 10.5%, despite supply chain issues and employee shortages

Michael Sainato

25, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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UK delivery drivers: share your experiences of Black Friday 2021
We would like to hear from delivery drivers on their experiences with Black Friday orders

Guardian community team

23, Nov, 2021 @9:38 AM

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Tell us: how have you challenged consumerism?
Ahead of Black Friday, we would like to hear about the ways you have challenged consumerism or turned your back on it altogether

Guardian community team

22, Nov, 2021 @1:14 PM

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