25 November 2020 | Written by Bachcare Holiday Homes

Best Black Friday Travel Deals NZ

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Best Black Friday Deals, NZ

Black Friday sales originated as an American retail phenomenon that occurs the day after Thanksgiving. It consists of wide-spread sales events with significant store discounts that signify the Christmas shopping season’s beginning. 

Over the past few years, Black Friday has been gaining popularity in New Zealand. And while it may not currently be New Zealand’s biggest shopping day of the year, it now ranks in the top three with Christmas and Boxing Day.

Many New Zealand retailers have begun offering a wide variety of Black Friday sales that last for the entire weekend. From clothing and housewares to games and events, we see deals for every type of commodity. There are even yearly Black Friday deals for travelling. 

We all know that planning for the holidays and trying to find the best deals can be stressful at times. To help make your holiday shopping as easy as possible, our Bachcare team has collated this list of New Zealand’s best Black Friday deals in 2020. 


Black Friday Flight Deals New Zealand

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There’s no better time to book affordable travel than during Black Friday. The Air New Zealand Black Friday Sale always offers some of the year’s best deals on flights. While the company has not posted all of its upcoming travel deals online yet, we expect a full list in the coming week. The company has currently listed an offer for flights from $75 each way to all supported airports within New Zealand. However, the team will be updating the official website with more deals before the shopping event commences.

During last year’s Black Friday Sale Air New Zealand offered deals to many locations, such as: 

-Seoul
-Taipei
-Shanghai
-Hong Kong
-Singapore

Due to evolving travel restrictions effective from Covid-19, Air New Zealand will likely focus on promoting flights within New Zealand. This is to help limit the spread of Covid-19 to keep your family and friends safe. 

You may be wondering whether you should shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday for flights. The answer is that there are often great deals on flights throughout the entire weekend.

If you plan to take advantage of the Air New Zealand Black Friday deals, plan to shop during the morning to book your trip. This is because certain deals may be only be offered during a certain time frame or for a certain number of people. However, this also means that if you happen to miss a deal on Friday, there’s no need to worry! With deals all weekend, you can still catch an Air New Zealand Cyber Monday deal!

Black Friday Tour Deals

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If you need to rent a vehicle during your travels this holiday season, Spaceships Rentals have a variety of options to suit your needs. For this year’s Spaceships Black Friday event, you can get a 50% discount on campervan rentals when travelling for at least four days between now and 15 December 2020. 

The deal applies to all NZ rental locations and is valid for new bookings on all campervans except the Dream Sleeper Mini Luxury Campervan. 

In addition to 50% off your booking rate, reserving a campervan through Spaceships has many other benefits as well. There is no limit on kilometres while using the campervan and no fees for online payments or one-way trips. The company also allows you to update and change your booking for free and guarantee you will never lose your deposits.

Committed to offering you a fun experience, campervans provided by Spaceships are named after different characters from sci-fi films, games, or cartoons. No two vans have the same name, giving you a unique adventure. This can also make for fun driving games, where you try to spot the names of other Spaceships while road tripping! If you don’t want your vehicle to be as easily identifiable, the company also offers models with a more discreet and premium appearance. 

Spaceships Rentals is offering this incredible cyber deal for all rentals booked before 30 November, or until they are sold out. So if you are planning a driving tour through New Zealand, make sure to book your campervan before they’re gone! 

Note

These are the only travel exclusive deals we were able to find when this article was being written. This is likely due to the effects of Covid-19 and the evolving restrictions placed on travelling this year. However, we are expecting more sales to be announced before Black Friday. 


Black Friday Homeware Sales

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Whether you are shopping for Christmas gifts for friends, family, or yourself, Briscoes Homeware’s Black Friday deals offer something for everyone. As a home goods retailer, it has a wide variety of items to choose from. Take advantage of its special discounts in every category, such as bags & luggage, kitchen appliances, bed & bath, dining, electrical, and more. 

Black Friday is an ideal time to shop at Briscoes for holiday gifts. In addition to the event-specific deals, if you find a lower price for any item advertised by another retailer, Briscoes will beat that price by 10%. This price topping applies to any New Zealand retailer except clearance outlets, warehouses, or online-only retailers. The best part is that this deal applies to orders made in person and online! This company also offers free returns for any purchase made online or in stores within 30 days of the purchase. This offers flexibility in case you change your mind on any purchases.

Leading up to Black Friday, the company plans to offer some early release deals that will only be available through the official website. You can also take advantage of its Click & Collect program that allows you to shop from the comfort of your own home and then pick up your items at your local Briscoes location. This can be especially helpful if you plan to do the majority of your Black Friday shopping online to avoid the crowds and save the extra shipping materials. 

Briscoes plans to continue following Covid-19 safety guidelines to make sure you and your family stay safe. Its Black Friday sales event will last from Friday 27th November until Monday 30th November. The shops will be open from 7 am until Midnight on Friday, and from 9 am – 9 pm Saturday through Monday. 

In addition to its Black Friday weekend sales, Briscoes also offers financing for your purchases. The brand utilises Laybuy, Afterpay, and Humm (which was previously called Oxipay). This allows you to partially pay for your purchase when you check out and pay the rest over a specified period of time to make it more easily manageable. You will be able to take part in these financing offers both in the store and online. 


Black Friday Tech Deals

Technology allows us to stay connected and navigate the outside world no matter where our travels lead us. For this reason, ensuring you are equipped with the latest gadgets can be essential to the success of your holiday adventure. Whether you require an up-to-date sat-nav, the newest GoPro or even a lightweight work tablet, TheMarket NZ Black Friday Sale has everything you need to make the most of your summer travels.

For those who love to capture every moment of their epic journey, a portable camera is absolutely key. This type of on-the-go photography comes in many forms, including smartphones, digital cameras, video cameras, and even the newly popular instant film cameras. For unbeatable phone and camera deals, check out the best Black Friday tech deals on TheMarket. They are offering a minimum of 10% off storewide, on top of huge discounts already on popular tech brands including Sony, Fujifilm, Canon, GoPro, Oppo, Samsung, Xiaomi, and many more.

Luckily, the deals don’t stop there and if you’re looking to deck out your bach with a new LG HD TV or cinema projector, then now is certainly the time to get shopping. For easy listening on the beach or the road, check out their incredible audio sales on bestsellers, including the waterproof UE Boom 3 and Beats wireless headphones.

Apart from their great deals in tech, TheMarket NZ has made a splash this year with their exciting discounts across all major categories including, health & beauty, toys, home & living, and fashion. If you’re looking to get your Christmas shopping all sorted before the holidays or even just a treat for yourself, we recommend checking out their massive 2021 Black Friday Sale.


Black Friday Entertainment Deals

Whether you are travelling to New Zealand for the holidays or live here as a local, be sure to check out Botany Town Center in Auckland. They have a wide variety of stores which can fulfil any of your holiday shopping needs. They are hosting a fun Black Friday prize event, which will extend throughout the center. The event will last for three days, from Thursday, 26 November, until Saturday, 28th November.

The rules to participate are simply to spend $150 or more in one day at Botany Town Center. Once you have done that, visit the Black Friday Pick a Prize wall to claim your reward! The prize wall will be situated between Life Pharmacy and Smiggle. 

When you arrive at the prize center, you’ll meet with one of the Brand Ambassadors, who will check your shopping receipts to verify eligibility. After your receipts have been verified, you’ll be able to choose an envelope from the prize wall. Each envelope will contain an instant prize! The prizes available range from movie tickets, coffee cards, official Botany Town Center gift cards, macarons, and more.

At that time, you can also sign up for the e-newsletter. If you decide to do so, you’ll receive extra gifts such as a free water bottle and tote bag. You’ll also be entered in a drawing for a chance to win one of two $500 gift cards for the Botany Town Center! 

The event will last for three days during the Black Friday Weekend. From 9 am on Thursday, 26th of November, until 6 pm on Sunday, 28th November. While these are the trading times for the Center, be sure to verify hours for specific stores you want to visit! The Botany Town Center has a wide variety of stores, so you’ll definitely be able to find something there for everyone on your list.


Conclusion

While some companies such as Air New Zealand are waiting to release details of all of their special deals, we can confirm that 2020 holds no shortage of discounts to take advantage of throughout New Zealand. 

Black Friday is the best weekend to book travel plans and the perfect time before Christmas to stock up on holiday gifts. Wherever you decide to do your shopping, just make sure to begin early before any deals run out! And if you want great deals on places to stay during your trip in New Zealand, book now through Bachcare! 

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