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John Lewis launches Black Friday

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John Lewis has today [4 November] launched its Black Friday event. Starting earlier than previous years1 in a bid to help shoppers spread the cost of Christmas, customers can snap up compelling offers across its technology and fragrance ranges, with other categories including home, fashion and beauty following in the coming weeks. 

Kathleen Mitchell, Commercial Director for John Lewis said: “We’re launching Black Friday earlier than ever this year, with hundreds of fantastic deals to support customers looking to save money and start their Christmas shopping early. 

“We know that, despite the rising cost of living, our customers still want to celebrate Christmas, so our teams and suppliers have worked incredibly hard to make sure we can offer our customers great value deals on the products they love. With new deals being launched daily, we'd encourage shoppers to keep an eye on our website and shops over the coming weeks, so they don't miss out.” 

Many of our Black Friday offers will run up to and include 1 December 2022, although specific offers may end pre- or post- this date. Additional benefits, unique to John Lewis customers, like our standard two-year guarantees on electricals and five-year guarantees on TVs are included (Terms & conditions apply). 

Customers also have the option of paying monthly interest-free instalments for selected items over £500, when they order in-store, online or via the app (0% APR, credit subject to status. No deposit required. Terms and conditions apply. John Lewis plc is a credit broker and not a lender, introducing credit under exclusive arrangements with the Lender Creation Consumer Finance Ltd2.

In addition, customers can enjoy free delivery on orders over £50, or benefit from the ease of collecting their John Lewis parcels from one of our many Click & Collect points, including Booths, Co-op, Shell as well as Waitrose and John Lewis shops. 

We also introduced our Christmas returns policy earlier this year - allowing customers to buy from September and still exchange or return unwanted gifts after the festive season [up until 28th January 2023].

As a purpose-led brand, we’re always looking for better ways to support more sustainable shopping. We recently launched our new FashionCycle scheme for pre-loved clothes, which rewards My John Lewis members with £5 off any fashion or home purchase when they donate five pre-loved clothing items3.  We also offer a free recycling service for waste electrical and electronic equipment. 

Top offers include (correct at time of issue, but subject to availability):

Tech Offers

We have hundreds of products on offer across Mobile, Camera & Smart Tech and great savings within Computing & Gaming. Save up to £400 on selected TVs, £100 off selected Dyson Vacuum cleaners. 

Fragrance Offers

Save up to 20% off selected fragrance. The likes of YSL, Prada, Guerlain, Maison Margiela, and Acqua Di Parma will have 20% off full price lines, with Lancôme, Clarins and Estée Lauder all offering high-value gifts with purchase. 

To support the busy Black Friday and Christmas period, this year we’ve recruited some 6,000 temporary Partners. This includes 2,000 roles in our 34 John Lewis stores and 4,000 across our supply chain. 

As well as competitive pay, all our Partners receive free meals at work until January 2023. For current vacancies in our stores visit jlpjobs.com/Christmas. Supply chain roles can be found here.

ENDS

Notes to Editors 

1In 2021, John Lewis launched Black Friday on 19 November.  

2 John Lewis PLC is a credit broker and not a lender, introducing credit under exclusive arrangements with the LenderCreation Consumer Finance Ltd) John Lewis PLC, 171 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NN (FCA No. 724309) introduces credit provided by Creation Consumer Finance Limited, Wellington Buildings, 2-4 Wellington Street, Belfast BT1 6HT (FCA No: 311518). Both are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit is available subject to status. Credit subject to status to UK residents aged 18 or over.

3 We'll give you £5 off your fashion or homeware purchase that day when you spend £20 or more.

 

Contact Details:

For more information please contact:
Eleanor Gillingham - [email protected] 
Florence Bretherton - [email protected]

About the John Lewis Partnership
The John Lewis Partnership owns and operates two of Britain's best-loved retail brands - John Lewis and Waitrose. Started as a radical experiment over a century ago, the Partnership is now the largest employee-owned business in the UK, with over 80,000 employees who are all Partners in the business. The Partnership is purpose-driven, existing to create a fairer and more sustainable future for our Partners, customers, suppliers and communities. Our Purpose not only inspires our principles, drives our decisions and acts as our guide to be a force for good, it steers us to do things differently and better - all in service of creating a happier world for everyone and everything we touch.

John Lewis

John Lewis operates 34 shops plus one outlet across the UK as well as johnlewis.com. Waitrose has 331 shops in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands, including 59 convenience branches, and another 27 shops at Welcome Break locations. The retailer's omnichannel business includes the online grocery service, Waitrose.com, as well as specialist online shops including waitrosecellar.com for wine and waitroseflorist.com for plants and flowers.