UBA offers customers opportunity for US ‘Black Friday’ shopping


MastercardThe United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has confirmed plans to ensure that all its cardholders are able to take advantage of the huge discounts that will be on offer from the comfort of their homes in Nigeria.

Described as the biggest shopping weekend in the United States of America (USA), Black Friday’ is the Friday following thanksgiving day in the United States, which is usually held on the fourth Thursday of November annually and is often regarded as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season and marked with huge discounts on all items on sale by major retailers across America.

This year’s ‘Black Friday’ sales fell on November 28, 2014 but sales are expected to start early on thanksgiving day, that is tomorrow and extend throughout the ‘Black Friday’ weekend and into ‘Cyber Monday’ 2014.

On the other hand, ‘Cyber Monday’ is the Monday after Thanksgiving Day in America and was created by marketing companies to encourage Americans to shop online.

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A statement from UBA explained that “the Black Friday weekend to Cyber Monday has become the busiest shopping days in America with billions of dollars of deals executed in stores and online.

“To ensure that UBA’s Nigerian and African customers do not miss out on the huge deals that will be up for grabs from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, UBA has gone into partnership with Shoptomydoor, a service of American AirSea Cargo, that allows Africans, individuals and business owners, shop from thousands of stores in UK, US and China have the items delivered to their door steps in Nigeria or anywhere in Africa.”

It explained that the partnership, which is exclusive to UBA MasterCard and Visa cardholders would offer unbelievable rates to help people to ship items purchased to Nigeria at amazing shipping rates.

The Divisional Head, e-banking, UBA, Yinka Adedeji said: “There will be significant discounts on laptops, tablets, phones and many other items. With the UBA offer, many Nigerians will be to take advantage of these deals.

“Our partnership with Shoptomydoor will enable Nigerians unable to travel to America to take advantage of the significant discounts available on Black Friday to shop comfortably from their homes in Nigeria and still have the goods delivered to their door steps.” .Source of Story: Thisday