icon  What sets us apart

  • Africa’s largest retailer is gearing up for its seventh Black Friday and as a responsible retailer, both Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets will for the first time extend their Black Friday deals to run across more days and keep the deals valid for longer in response to COVID-19.
  • Checkers was the first supermarket to bring Black Friday to South Africa in 2014 and for the past six years have stayed true to the Black Friday tradition of one day of deep-cut specials that offer real value.
  • Considering the pressures many households are under given the current economic environment and the challenges posed by COVID-19, the retailer decided to extend its Black Friday deals and will offer deals and discounts of up to 50% on everyday essentials as customers are increasingly looking for value given the pressure many households are under.

icon  Customer health and safety

  • Stringent hygiene and sanitising protocols will be in place to help protect customers and employees as far as possible including the use of face masks, hand sanitiser, social distancing and limited entry where necessary to avoid overcrowding. Additional security measures will also be employed.
  • Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets will run Black Friday deals across several days to give  customers enough time to plan and shop, so as to offer all an improved shopping experience with health and safety the top priority.

icon  Extended trading hours

  • Shoprite and Checkers stores will have extended trading hours, which will differ per region. Extended trading hours are communicated to customers closer to the time with their respective Black Friday leaflets.

icon  Online shopping

  • The COVID-19 pandemic heightened the demand for online grocery shopping.
  • To meet the massive increase in demand during lockdown, Checkers rapidly expanded Sixty60 to provide a much-needed service to its customers.
  • Sixty60 offered early app-only Black Friday deals from 19 - 21 November.  Download the app for more details.
  • Black Friday online deals at Checkers Food Services are valid from 23 – 28 November 2020.

icon  Black Friday deals

  • Early Black Friday deals were valid at Shoprite from 20 - 22 November 2020 and will be valid at Checkers from 23 - 24 November 2020.
  • Shoprite and Checkers Xtra Savings members will be alerted to deals first once they are made public and some deals will only be applicable to Xtra Savings members.
  • Deals will be offered on selected products across a range of categories including groceries, electronics, small appliances, toys and more.
  • In recent years there has been an increased demand for Black Friday specials on electronics and appliances, but 2020 has been a particularly tough year and given the current economic climate, Shoprite and Checkers are expecting customers to welcome the discounts on everyday essentials.



icon  Interesting facts

On Black Friday in 2019

Together Shoprite and Checkers sold enough Ultra Mel custard to make trifle for more than five million people

Together Shoprite and Checkers sold Coca-Cola equivalent to almost 2 000 000 quarts (750ml beer bottles)

Shoprite Black Friday in 2019

Sold enough Omo washing powder to wash more than 11 million loads of washing

Sold Rama spread equivalent to the weight of 240 average-sized cars

Checkers Black Friday in 2019

Sold enough Oros concentrate to fill an Olympic sized swimming pool with ready-to-enjoy Oros

Sold enough Bakers Eet-Sum-Mor biscuits for more than one million people to enjoy a tea time treat to enjoy a tea time treat

icon  Tips on preparing for Black Friday

Sign up for Xtra Savings

To get access to Checkers Black Friday deals, sign up for your Xtra Savings card. In under 3 minutes you’ll be signed up and able to shop the biggest deals of the year.

Get savvy

Visit your nearest Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper store before Black Friday and familiarise yourself with the layout of the store. This will save you valuable time on the day.

Plan your purchases

Even though you won’t know what our exact deals are going to be until Black Friday, you can make a wishlist. Think about what you need and what you want – we’ve got it all.

Find your nearest store

Time is of the essence so make sure you know exactly how to get to your nearest Shoprite, Checkers or Checkers Hyper store on Black Friday. You could even pre-program it into your GPS.