Calgarians bargain hunt on Black Friday

JONATHAN MUMA/660 NEWS by Jonathan Muma and 660 NEWS Staff Posted Nov 27, 2015 7:19 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Expect to see some empty chairs at the office as many will skip work in favour of trying to score some sweet deals at the American import known as Black Friday.Weak economy or not, a poll from BMO shows Alberta’s love of Black Friday will see 42 per cent of us out there throwing an average of $457 at businesses.Bev was at Chinook Centre, as the mall opened early at 7 a.m.“I looked online and there’s some good deals to be had,” she told 660 NEWS. “Christmas gifts, shoes, clothes, things for my kids.”She says she probably wouldn’t have come out if she hadn’t already have had the day off.Joelle had her eye on purse.“I work evenings, that’s why I’m here early,” she said, adding she wasn’t too worried about crowds. “I just wanted to get a parking spot.”Diego’s first day of work happened to be Black Friday.“I’m actually not too sure what to expect,” he said. “I’m excited to see what’s going to happen but we’ll see.”Millennials are the most likely to take part in the frenzy, and the older you are, the less likely you are to shop.Nine per cent of Canadians say they’re looking out for number one Friday, 12 per cent will shop for others, and almost a quarter will do a bit of both. Calgarians bargain hunt on Black Friday

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