Black Friday is a huge shopping day in the US. Increasingly though, it is “celebrated” around the world too with lots of sales, discounts, and special promotions. Apparently, a couple of Costco locations have taken that to heart and are having special deals today as well. Just like in the US, the Black Friday sales at Costco are nowhere near what they are at other stores but still offer a good chance for some pretty substantial savings on a small selection of items.
In the UK, Black Friday spending has been growing by leaps and bounds for the last few years. This year Visa is estimating that spending will be up 22% for Black Friday over last year, with £1 million being spent on their cards alone every three minutes of the day! That’s a lot of spending. I must say I’ve gotten some very tempting and substantial offers in my email inbox today, so I might doing a bit of shopping today too. To get in on the Black Friday hype, Costco UK has a special selection of Black Friday hot buys that you can only find at Costco.co.uk. Their hot buys cover everything from a Dyson DC35 vacuum cleaner to a stuffed turkey breast that would look great on your holiday table. You can get jewellery, toys, and electronics items too, there really is a tiny bit of something for everyone in the mix. I wish they would say how much the discounts are, but unfortunately, they just have the price with no mention of the kinds of discounts you are getting. I just did a really quick check on the Dyson DC35 and accessories because I’d like to get one and found that it is at least £70.00 off the price today at Amazon; just the vac is £30 more at Amazon and then the accessory toolkit are another £40-ish at Amazon. Of course, there’s always lots of other great buys available at Costco.co.uk, so take a browse around because you might be able to save some time, money, and aggravation by doing some of your holiday shopping at Costco UK online.
Costco Spain is celebrating their first Christmas season this year by kicking things off with a special Black Friday promotion too. Much like in the UK, the selection isn’t huge, but every little bit helps. They only have seven items making up their special Black Friday deals and not all of them are fantastic, to be fair. The best discounts are for €30.00 off a Mini Jambox, a Jawbone Up, and/or a Motorola 120Blink baby monitor camera. I had expected something a bit more wow from them because they had a bit of a teaser graphic up earlier this week acting like this was going to be really a special bunch of deals for Black Friday, but I feel a bit let down by the selection. Of course, I’m not sure how big a deal Black Friday shopping is in Spain either. I’m guessing not very much of a big deal at all.
If you somehow missed it, I posted about the Costco US Black Friday deals earlier this week.
Of course, the other Costco locations around the world all have coupons right now too, but they’re not specifically for Black Friday, they’re just part of their regular coupon book cycle:
Costco Australia: Adelaide Grand Opening Specials, runs through November 30, 2014. This is a great selection of special deals to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Adelaide Costco on November 19, 2014. These deals are only good at the Adelaide store unfortunately.
Costco Korea: Coupon Booklet running from October 23, 2014 to January 18, 2015. I love the Costco Korea coupon books because they have special deals every week and they have a lot of spectacular deals in their coupons.
Costco Taiwan: Coupon Book from November 7 – December 21, 2014. Costco Taiwan also offers a different selection of deals every 10 days, so you get a nice variety of deals throughout the whole coupon book.
Costco Canada: Deals from November 27 – December 7, 2014. Costco Canada breaks their deals down by province, but they really look pretty much the same to me, and their current instant savings are mostly movies and television boxsets.