But, hot on the heels of Black Friday, the online world had to have its day, too, and, before you knew it Cyber Monday was the new Black Friday. With sales increasingly going online, cyber Monday is hardly competing with Black Friday; it’s taken it over, the most gentle coup de etat ever.
Of course, the timings all overlap, too—our online sale, to coincide with the booking platform’s requirements, runs from Wednesday before Black Friday, to Thursday following it.
The charity world wasn’t naïve, either. While people are in a spending mode—and before they dish out all of their dollars, they’d better get in on the cash handouts, too. Voila! Giving Tuesday is now on the calendar. It used to be that the big charity push was at the end of the year, reminding everyone to grab their tax credits before the stroke of Midnight Dec. 31—or when the office closes that day. Now it starts with Black Friday, or rather, Giving Tuesday, and just lasts until the New Year’s Eve party ends.
So, this year, I’m seeing a new day added to the mix. The big Flyer that came to my door proclaims “Black Friday starts with Red Thursday.” Really!
While our American neighbours are stuffing themselves with Turkey, we Canadians are going to scoop up all the hot deals before they get to Black Friday? “Take the left-overs, you lucky, over-stuffed Americans!”Seems like the only weekday we don’t yet have nicknamed on this week is Wednesday.