With the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales imminent, we thought it would be fun to share some of the items the QLS team have on their wish list to buy in the upcoming sales.
But first, let’s look into the history of Black Friday and some fun statistics!
Did you know, ‘Black Friday’ is a colloquial term for the Friday following Thanksgiving in the United States? The sales season began when many stores in the US offered discounted prices and often opened very early to allow for shoppers to recover from their stocks getting used up when all the family was home.
Over the years and as e-commerce grew, Black Friday sales moved to online and went global! Now it’s an annual and globally recognised sale that many use as an opportunity to get all of their Christmas shopping sorted and maybe even check off some items from a personal wish list.
Now for the stats! Are you sitting for this?
Finder’s recent survey reveals that 35% – equivalent to 6.8 million Australians – plan on shopping this Black Friday and Cyber Monday with the average shopper expected to fork out an average of $394 per checkout. Interestingly, clothing and shoes are pegged to be the most popular category consumers will be shopping in this year! (If only they got access to the QLS Black Friday sale through member benefits – we hear some fancy shoe brands are heavily discounting their stock, just for QLS members!)
Not sure what to buy in the sales? Let the QLS team’s wish lists give you some inspiration!
Nicole (People and Culture)
“I actually love that Deciem (parent company for The Ordinary skincare brand) does 23% off all month. They want people to shop slowly, consider their purchase and make sure that the item they want is one they actually need.”
(Is that not the most HR-y answer you have ever read?) Thanks Nicole!
Tony (QLS Proctor)
“A new tie! Does QLS have any of theirs still in stock?”
We do indeed have some QLS ties in stock but only a few! So if you would like to rep your membership, join Tony on that journey!
Geoff (our in-house Videographer and Photographer (aren’t we so lucky!)
“It’s got to be audio-equipment!”
We love a person who knows what they want!
Janelle (Ethics and Practice Centre)
“Always gym clothes! I’ve been needing some for such a long time and they’re always on my list. I hear QLS Member Benefits have an extra discount on Lacoste and New Balance so will have to check that out on Friday.”
Who doesn’t love new gym gear?! Always super motivating and what a vibe for the New Year health kick! Thanks Janelle!
Matt (Advocacy, Guidance and Governance)
“Coffee machine or the QLS solicitor advocate course! Ideally both!”
Matt’s a bit of a prolific coffee drinker in the QLS office and the Solicitor Advocacy Course, while not included in the sale, is a great course to check out.
Amy and Emma (Events)
Ok, so here’s how this conversation went down!
“Me: Hey team, what’s on your Black Friday sale wish list this year?
Emma: Does Eden’s (also a QLS team member) Marc Jacob’s bag count?
Me: No Emma!
Amy: Gosh – I need a new personal laptop! Preferably a Dell one!
Emma: Anything wireless! Literally, anything wireless. ;)”
So to conclude, anything wireless and a new laptop from the events team. Luckily enough, Dell are offering an awesome discount to QLS members through Member Benefits (up to 40% off) so I think they’re going to get their wish!
“Honestly, it’s a Dyson Vacuum, dog hair from a Labrador is hard to pick up from the carpets. I was actually having a look at these this morning when I got up!”
We feel you Eli and what a practical and considered purchase. Nicole would be proud!
Sharon and Sarah (Professional Development)
“Gotta be a Dyson Airwrap and the Introduction to Family Law course! 6 CPD points?! Love!” – Sarah
“I’ve been hanging out to do the ‘Advising clients on small business sales’ on-demand program! It’s a super practical session that educates on the purchase or sale of a business. Oh, and makeup!” – Sharon
The most on-brand (although still slightly off-brand) response I received!
Well that wraps up our staff wish lists! Hope you loved reading it as much as I loved writing it.
Don’t forget, the QLS Black Friday Sale is live Friday only! Keep an eye on socials for all of the details on Friday morning (including the codes you need to access to discount). Here’s what on offer: Save up to 40% thanks to Member Benefits Australia and get 25% off QLS On Demand and Self Paced Education.
Oh – also in a bid to grant Tony his wish of a QLS tie, and also to thank him for his dedication and hard work for QLS over the years – we decided to gift him a QLS tie.
See here a picture of him holding his new tie for your viewing pleasure!
More information on the QLS Black Friday Sale:
To access 25% OFF QLS On Demand and Self-Paced Education, just add your selected program to your cart and then enter the code (will be shared on Friday across our social channels) before checking out. If you are having any issues with your code, please contact email@example.com or call 1300 367 757.
To access up to 40% OFF QLS Member only Black Friday discounts on brands such as Lacoste, Endota Spa, New Balance and more, log into your QLS Member Rewards account. If you are having issues with your logins or accessing your member benefits, please contact our Records and Member services team on 1300 367 757 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.