By Lyre's Spirit Co
10th Nov 2022
Wondering what the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is? We’ve got you covered! Read on to learn more about Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the deals and discounts you can expect as we start this extraordinary season of sales.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is a huge sales event held the day after Thanksgiving (the fourth Thursday in November). It's often considered the first day of the Christmas shopping season and is well known for offering some of the year's best discounts.
There are two different beliefs about why we call it ‘Black Friday.’ Many believe the term was first used to refer to retailers being “in the black” (turning a profit) after an influx of shoppers the day after Thanksgiving. Others believe it was first coined in Philadelphia to refer to the heavy traffic that descended on the city each year to watch a locally-held Army-Navy football game (which was always held the Saturday after Thanksgiving). Whatever the reason, Black Friday has since become one of the year's busiest sales events. Products tend to sell out quickly, so save the date (and keep that wishlist ready).
This year, Black Friday is on Friday, 25 November 2022.
What is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday (the Monday after Black Friday) is traditionally a 24-hour online shopping event and is often seen as an extension of the limited-time discounts seen on Black Friday.
Wondering why it’s called Cyber Monday? It’s believed the term ‘Cyber Monday’ was first used during the infancy of the internet age (the early 2000s) and originated as a way to persuade people to shop online. Thanks to the fantastic Cyber Week sales online retailers offered, Cyber Monday quickly became a much-anticipated date each year.
This year, Cyber Monday falls on Monday, 28 November 2022.
Is Cyber Monday only online?
While Cyber Monday was initially created to persuade shoppers to visit their favourite online stores for deals and discounts, today, it’s viewed as more of an extension to Black Friday.
Discounts take place in-store and online, so you'll be able to pick up great bargains whether you visit a store in person or would rather shop from the comfort of your own home.
Black Friday vs Cyber Monday: what's the difference?
There are a few traditional differences between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
The first involves the type of products sold. In the past, Black Friday has mainly been for more expensive items, like large electronics, while Cyber Monday has focused on discounts for smaller items, like clothes.
Alongside this, Black Friday traditionally took place in-store, while Cyber Monday was an online sales event. A quick look on your favourite shopping sites will show that these two differences are no longer the case! You can now pick up great bargains across a variety of products both in-store and online on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Are Cyber Monday deals as good as Black Friday?
Generally, Black Friday and Cyber Monday both offer exceptional discounts. Neither offers better deals than the other; what they offer are different opportunities to hold a 24hr sales event.
At Lyre’s, we’re offering Cyber week sales that will be the same across Black Friday and Cyber Monday while stocks last. To avoid missing out, save the date (and your favourite Lyre’s spirits) and shop online to receive fantastic Cyber Monday and Black Friday deals with Lyre’s.
Stock up on your Lyre's favourites
What’s better than Lyre’s exquisite range of lovingly crafted non-alcoholic spirits? Stocking up on Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits when they’re on sale!
This year, we’re offering fantastic Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to help you prepare for the festive season with spirits that make the impossible possible. Drink your drink, your way with ‘Spend and Save’ deals that ensure everyone can enjoy the mirth and merriment of the season without imbibing in alcohol:
- Spend £50 to save £5
- Spend £80 to save £10
- Spend £140 to save £30
You’ll also receive a complimentary bottle of Classico when you spend over £80. Our award-winning Classico Grande is the epitome of celebrations in a bottle, with generous aromatics, classic green apple tartness, and a soft richness of pear, peach and red apple on the palate. Don’t miss out on your complimentary bottle this Christmas.