Black Friday 2020

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Black Friday has started at HookSounds and from November 23rd until December 4th we are offering a discount of 45% on all subscriptions! Yep, we are being very extra these days and want to offer the ultimate discount so you can enjoy our royalty free music and sound effects. 

By now you are probably used to all kinds of discounts around this time of the year, but have you ever wondered where does Black Friday actually come from? In the 19th century, then-President Abraham Lincoln designated the Thanksgiving holiday as the last Thursday in November, and for years Americans started to call in sick for work the day after to have a four-day weekend. But the day didn’t earn the name “Black Friday” until later.

The first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” was on September 24th, 1869, applied to the financial crisis that was happening at the moment. During the 50s, police in the city of Philadelphia used the term to describe the chaos that ensued on the day after Thanksgiving, when hordes of suburban shoppers and tourists flooded into the city in advance of the big Army-Navy football game held on that Saturday every year. Between fans, football and shoplifters, the local police had their hands on and had to make even more extra hours on the holiday. 

It was because of these that retailers didn’t like the term very much when it was later associated to this day in 1966, as they thought it had a negative connotation. Store owners even tried to impose the term “Big Friday”, but it clearly didn’t stick. In fact, using the word “black“ does make some sense when you think about it from a commercial point of view. Accountants use black to signify profit when recording each day’s book entries (and red to indicate a loss), this is why the day became known as Black Friday—or the day when retailers see positive earnings and profits “in the black.”

Since then, the one-day discounts have become so popular that they have been extended to the entire weekend and, in our case, for almost two weeks! Consider this as our pre-Christmas gift in a year in which we all need a little push. So enjoy a 45% discount on all subscriptions, both monthly and annual, with code BF45You won’t wanna miss this one!

To use it, you first need to choose a subscription – if you are in doubt about which one is the best for you, then check our article about which royalty free music license is better for you.  Once you’ve chosen one, click on “learn more” to see even more details, and finally, click on “buy now” and go to your cart (find it on your top right). On the order summary, enter the code BF45 and automatically you will see the final price with the 45% off. Complete the rest of the info and you are all set to enjoy and download our royalty free music and sound effects.