For great deals, discounts, products and services from reputable businesses in the Canberra region and beyond, check out the advertisers in this special Black Friday feature.
What is Black Friday?
Though plenty of retailers have jumped on the bandwagon, Black Friday is still a relatively new concept for Aussies. It is an international retail sale traditionally held in November on the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the USA.
It has become increasingly popular in Australia in recent years, with bargains being offered by bricks and mortar retailers and online.
Why is it called Black Friday?
According to Wikipedia, the earliest evidence of the phrase Black Friday was used to “describe the heavy and disruptive pedestrian and vehicle traffic that would occur on the day after Thanksgiving”.
However, a popular – and more positive – suggestion is for economic reasons; it represents when retailers turn a profit from “in the red” to black.
When is Black Friday?
This year, Black Friday is on 27 November. However, many retailers tend to spread out their promotions to more than just one day.
From 23 November to 13 December, customers who spend $50 or more at any Canberra Centre retailer, excluding supermarkets, will go in the draw to instantly WIN a $50 Canberra Centre Gift Card, with 20 winners drawn at random each day. All entries will also go in the major prize draw to WIN a $1,000 shopping spree, with the winner to be drawn on 14 December – just in time for Christmas!
Visit Canberracentre.com.au for further details and terms and conditions.
The team at Annabel’s Bridal Studio, led by Misty Annabel, will ensure every bride coming through their doors will find the dress of their dreams.
With an elegant and glamorous range of wedding gowns from Australian and European designers, including Rosa Clara and MarJna Liana, as well as Australian- and Canadian-designed jewellery and accessories, there is something for every bride at Annabel’s Bridal Studio.
The experienced consultants lead brides-to-be through a 90-minute, one-on-one appointment at the Kingston studio, where Annabel’s have been for over 15 years, with weekday appointments to ensure privacy and the team’s undivided attention.
Every woman is assured they will feel comfortable, beautiful and elegant when finding the right dress for her big day. The studio team make every bride feel pampered and take them on a journey of transformation, from being unsure about which style they want to that priceless moment of finding ‘the one’.
With the arrival of new gowns into the studio each week from various designers, Annabel’s Bridal Studio will be holding a Black Friday sale from Friday 27 November to Tuesday 1 December. Selected gowns in-store will be reduced to 70%.
Book your personalised appointment today.
The Kennedy, 2/28 Eyre Street, Kingston
Curves Belconnen owner, Anita O’Meara, says Curves gyms in Canberra create a lovely, nurturing environment.
“If I had a dollar for every lady that said to me she wished she walked in that door a few years ago, I’d have quite a few dollars!”
There are always trainers on the circuit to provide advice and support, not just about how to safely and effectively perform the exercises in the 30-minute circuit, but also to give tips on nutrition, balance and stress management.
“Women who need community look to Curves to provide that.”
Exercise is important for women as they age, and Curves provides a supportive environment to begin strength and resistance training.
Anita says Curves is fantastic for newly retired women because it provides the social and emotional interaction that women find at work.
This year, Curves expanded its online presence. MyCurves On Demand brings the Curves trusted 30-minute workout to your own home – anytime, anywhere, on your favourite device.
There are Curves gyms located in Belconnen, Tuggeranong, Gungahlin and Weston Creek. Visit www.curves.com.au to find out more.
Endeavour Carpets offers the largest range of top-quality floor coverings in Canberra and Queanbeyan.
Established in 1970, Endeavour Carpets remains a family-run business and have maintained our original objective of displaying exceptional choices of carpet, timber, laminate and cork floating floors, vinyl, vinyl planks, hybrid planks and rugs.
Canberra Greatest Floorshow displays thousands of samples and an experienced team of flooring specialists will make your experience as easy as possible.
The Endeavour Carpets showroom gives customers such a great experience, we have had competitors send customers our way!
When you visit Endeavour Carpets, you experience the good old-fashioned service of a long-standing local family business.
This is what really sets Endeavour Carpets apart from any regular carpet store. At Endeavour Carpets, We Don’t Just Endeavour, we do!
We’ve got you covered, our family looking after yours.
Endeavour Carpets showroom is open 6 days:
Monday – Friday 9am-5.30pm
Sunday closed (but will open by appointment only)
33 Isa Street, Fyshwick
Frawley’s Shoes in Canberra City are your one stop shop for comfort, quality and fashion, offering 20% off their already reduced styles for Black Friday this November.
The experienced retail outlet boasts decades of expertise, holding only tried, tested and trusted brands for their valued customers.
With a large selection of shoes for all seasons and events, Frawley’s has something for everyone with its vast size range, stocking half sizes in numerous styles and shoes for orthotics.
It’s the perfect time to head down to Frawley’s and pick out new summer styles before the Christmas season, or stock up on winter shoes while the prices are low.
While the friendly team specialise in women’s footwear for those hard to fit or who are seeking comfort, the store also stocks a range of men’s footwear as well.
The 20% off already reduced styles sale will run from 26 to 30 November, while stocks last.
Open six days: Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-6.30pm, Saturday 9am-4pm.
- 26 Garema Place, Canberra City
- T: 6247 9104
Foot, ankle and leg pain detract from quality of life, which is why podiatrist Jane Earl and Canberra’s only podiatric surgeon, Dr Clayton Clews, run a specialty shoe store and lead ACT Podiatry clinics in tandem.
Happy Fit Footwear is two doors down from ACT Podiatry’s Tuggeranong clinic and it’s the best place to go to find stylish shoes that provide proper support.
“No foot pain is normal,” Jane says. “I’ve been a podiatrist for a long time, and I’ve spent a lot of my career trying to get people into the right shoes.”
All retail staff are personally trained by Jane to ensure each customer finds the best fit.
ACT Podiatry has clinics in Tuggeranong and Weston Creek where a team of four dedicated foot health practitioners – Jane, Clayton, Romany and Aaron – look after patients of all ages.
To book an appointment with ACT Podiatry, call the friendly reception staff at your preferred clinic, or head to actpodiatry.com.au
- T: 6287 4889
- Suite 8 (Ground Floor)
- 146 Scollay St, Greenway
- T: 6287 2818
- Suites 16-17 (First Floor)
- 14-16 Brierly St, Weston
Riana Janse van Rensburg is a specialist and highly-regarded expert in the world of beauty therapy and skin treatments.
As the owner of Riana’s Health Skin Care Clinic in Tuggeranong, Riana and her dedicated and experienced team provide a wide variety of skin and beauty treatments, including facials, laser, IPL, skin needling and anti-ageing treatments, perfect for some pre-festive season self-care.
Riana is also an expert in the field of dermaplaning. As the director of DermaplanePro Australia, she provides education, supplies and support, training students on the dermaplaning treatment and product protocols. DermaplanePro Australia has an international beauty therapy academy, providing training in line with international standards, working with students through online courses and one-on-one training.
DermaplanePro Australia is currently offering a discount on their training services. For $400, students can receive their training, product kit and their certificate of completion for the course.
Contact Riana today to indulge in a beauty or skin treatment at her clinic, or for more information about DermaplanePro Australia’s training courses.
More than just your one stop shop for tyres in Fyshwick, the locally owned, family run Tyreright Fyshwick offers a mobile car service, Tyreright 2 U, that can visit you at home, at work or by the side of the road to fix your tyres.
Available Monday to Saturday, Tyreright Fyshwick’s mobile car fitting service offers convenience or gives you a hand in case of emergency, completing everything on site with 24-hour roadside service.
“Give us a call come and we do everything there on site with your tyres,” says Tania Bailey, Tyreright Fyshwick co-owner.
If you’re looking to knock over a DIY project before your Christmas visitors arrive, there’s no better time to head down to the Floor It Floor Coverings Fyshwick showroom.
With a massive supply on sale to all customers, you can expect to find hybrid floors, engineered timber, vinyl and laminate at discounted rates for self-installation.
With deals too good to pass up, like laminate flooring for $24.99/sqm and hybrid flooring for $29.95/sqm, it’s best to get in quick while stocks last.
Boasting an experienced retail team, you can rest assured you will walk away with the right product to suit your DIY project needs.
Drop into the showroom or contact the team at Floor It Floor Coverings with all of your product questions.
Shop local this Christmas at KimoYes, specialising in traditional vintage kimono fabrics and treasures from Japan. At KimoYes you’ll find ikebana vases, calligraphy sets, tea, small Japanese antiques, curios, children’s dolls, and a lot more!
We stock a beautiful range of modern Japanese ceramics including tableware, tea canisters, and sake sets. Some of our precious fabrics are hand spun and dyed cotton over 100 years old, and we offer a wide range of modern silks, wools, synthetics and yukata cottons.
Browse imported Japanese kimono, obi and haori, often worn by westerners with a modern twist. Our cotton yukata kimono are available in large sizes – we can fit anyone up to 6ft 6inches! Unique sewing and craft kits start from $5 – the perfect stocking stuffer or Secret Santa.
Open: Wed-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-3pm.
2/60 Dundas Court, Phillip
BMW’s end of year sale event is on now.
Get in, sit down, and fast track your way to your Ultimate Driving Machine at Rolfe Classic BMW.
With exciting opportunities across our range of demonstrator models, welcome in the New Year in a BMW with complimentary 5 year/80,000km BMW service inclusive*.
Offer ends 31 December 2020 and applies to demonstrator vehicles only.
*T & C apply, check the website for details.
Summer is fast approaching, and the Total Body Contouring team are the ultimate body specialists with the latest technology, here to help you achieve your summer body dreams.
Three of their treatment offerings work synergistically to contour the body with non-invasive treatments that can be targeted to specific areas of the body – and no downtime. The Cooltech uses cryolipolysis, or cryotherapy, to target fat cells and destroy them by freezing, the TESLAFormer device stimulates muscle contraction to burn fat, while the VelaShape III works hard on stubborn cellulite.
Whether you book in for multiple treatments or just one, rest assured you’ll be in the best,
nurturing hands with the Total Body Contouring team.
Victory Offices is the incubator of business success providing unique spaces, lounges, and opportunities for our members to future-proof their business. We are industry leaders who continue to set the benchmark in flexible and sustainable workspace solutions. We build an experience, create value, and deliver a sustainable business for the future.
Our team of handpicked experienced professionals genuinely care about you, your business, and your success. Ensuring our teams are adaptive and extensively trained in all areas of the business means that you and your guests receive an exceptional experience from the moment you enter our floor.
Our award-winning 6-star service and standards allow us to remain a professional and valuable extension of your business.
$1 Deposit Promotion: With nothing else to pay until March 2021, seize this opportunity to save some money whilst you finish your current lease before joining the Victory Offices Community.
For a tailored solution, perfect for your business and budget needs, talk to our team today!
With international borders closed, there has never been a better time for Australians to explore their own backyard. Offering both tailor-made and off-the-shelf programs, Agricultural Tours Riverina can give you a snapshot of Australian food and fibre production in your designated timeframe. Whether it’s for academic, commercial or recreational purposes, the professional team specialises in the NSW Riverina but can cover all Eastern states. So, if you’re busting for a holiday after a horrible 2020, contact the team at Agricultural Tours Riverina.
Let the light in with Artboxo
Replacing a damaged or unsightly acrylic skylight doesn’t have to be a hassle, thanks to local replacement service, Artboxo.
A cracked acrylic skylight can lead to extensive water damage and a repair bill adding up to thousands of dollars.
In two weeks or less, Artboxo will remove your old set-up and install an attractive, custom-made, double-glazed replacement unit – no fuss.
Artboxo units provide better insulation and a clean, modern look.
The team can also remove your diffuser and remodel the ceiling to transform your living space.
Get in touch today for a measure and quote!
Located in Jamison Plaza, family-based independent retailers Cassidys are the experts in customer service.
With more than 25 years’ experience, the Cassidys crew connect with their loyal customers on an individual basis to deliver the latest in ladies wear, menswear, and accessories.
Cassidys are proud to offer a huge range of handpicked colours and styles, so you can relax knowing your outfit is unique to you.
Catering to a mature market, Cassidys are taking 30% off storewide on Black Friday, 27 November, creating the perfect opportunity to update your summer wardrobe with quality fashion items at bargain prices.
T: 6251 1911
Head out for a drive on the weekend to Debbie Maree’s fashion boutique in Queanbeyan. There’s a great new range of summer lines in Debbie’s boutique, and you’ll be sure to find something for yourself and the people on your Christmas list! There is a wide range of Australian and international women’s brands, with clothes, shoes and accessories for the most discerning fashionistas, as well as ranges from local artisan producers and a number of gorgeous gifting options.
Open weekdays 10am-5pm and weekends 10am-2pm.
234 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan
T: 6299 3335
There are many people in Australia flying drones recreationally with few skills and no understanding of the potential dangers they face.
To ensure recreational fliers are confident and competent, Drone-wise is offering training to strengthen the knowledge and skills base of recreational drone flyers, covering the rules, knowing your aircraft, preparation, risk management and flying skills.
Their first Canberra course kicks off on Saturday 12 December, running four hours at Hall with a maximum of 12 participants. The cost is $285 per person. Bookings essential.
MIT Automotive have been looking after Canberra’s automotive service and repair needs from their Fyshwick workshop for over seven years now.
The locally owned and operated workshop offers a ‘one stop’ service that looks after logbook servicing, maintaining manufacturer’s warranty, ACT roadworthy inspections, brake and clutch repairs, wheels and tyres, exhaust and suspension, air conditioning servicing, audio and accessories and more.
As a Repco authorised service centre, MIT Automotive’s work is also backed by a nationwide warranty, with over 370 service centres across Australia.
72 Kembla Street, Fyshwick
SleepKeeper is the best way to ensure you have a good night’s sleep on your next getaway. The waterproof pillow carrier allows you to take your own pillow on holidays with you and transport it at a third of its original size. It works for all standard-size pillows and ensures that during these unprecedented times you have peace of mind that you have a hygienic and comfortable place to rest your head at the end of a busy day, wherever you might be.
Shop online now via sleepkeeper.com.au
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