Black Friday: where are the best deals in the UK?

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Many retailers have already launched pre-Christmas online and in-store offers. Here are some of the discounts available

Black Friday is imminent and many retailers have already unveiled pre-Christmas online and in-store discount offers. Here is a roundup of the best deals*, with retailers listed alphabetically – we will update the list as more deals are announced:

Amazon

What’s happening: Black Friday Deals Week started on Monday and runs until 11.59pm on Sunday 29 November.

How do I find out what’s on offer? You can see all the Black Friday deals on this page or sign up to a deals newsletter.

Best deals: Shoppers are offered Lightning Deals that run for a short period of time as well as Deals of the Day – promotions for one day. Deals of the Day include 72% off a Philips S5320/06 Series 5000 electric shaver at £47.49; 30% off The Walking Dead season 1-5 box set at £34.99 and 26% off a Lenovo 21.5in desktop PC at £259.99; Pure Evoke D4 digital radio with Bluetooth reduced to £85 from £150.

AO.com

What’s happening: The online retailer launches thousands of deals on Black Friday.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Sign up to the newsletter here.

Best deals: Offers include up to £100 off washing machines, more than 25% off American fridge freezers and up to 70% off vacuum cleaners and small appliances. Up to £500 off 4K TVs and an average £150 saving across all TVs and sound.

Argos

What’s happening: Argos has been running Red, White and Blue Fridays leading up to Black Friday as part of its Christmas campaign.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Go to the website.

Best deals: The LG 4K Ultra HD Freeview TV has been reduced by £300 to £399; Beats Solo 2 on-ear headphones down £70 to £99.99 and the Canon SX410 20MP Camera is reduced to £99.99.

Asda

What’s happening: Asda has drastically scaled back on Black Friday discounts after chaotic scenes at some outlets last year, but is still doing offers in store and online spread over several weeks into the new year on toys and gifts, Christmas food and drink, and household basics.

How do I find out what’s on offer? The deals are advertised in store, online and in Asda Price News, a leaflet delivered to customers’ homes.

Best deals: Deals include half-price toy sales and deals on skincare, fragrance and gifting with Asda’s three for £10 offer. There are also offers on beef, salmon, wine, spirits and champagne, as well as consoles and televisions, and gift ideas such as the Oral B 2500 electric toothbrush, down to £29.97 from £75.00.

Asos

What’s happening: The online fashion retailer has kicked off its Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale early.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Go to the website.

Best deals: Up to 70% off men’s and women’s fashion at Asos Outlet in the run-up to Black Friday.

Boots

What’s happening: Boots has started its Black Friday promotion early.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Keep an eye on the website.

Best deals: Half price on some Elizabeth Arden lipsticks; Mark Hill hairdryer reduced to £29.99 from £59.99; Oral-B Pro 3000 electric toothbrush down to £33.99 from £89.99; Remington MB4045 beard trimmer for £29.99, down from £49.99.

Carphone Warehouse

What’s happening: Carphone Warehouse launched its 10-day Black Tag promotion on Monday. It runs until 2 December and includes savings on Samsung and HTC phones on selected contracts, as well as pay-as-you-go and sim-free offers.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Keep an eye on the website.

Best deals: Samsung Galaxy S6 available free at £22 a month (a £200 saving on the upfront cost of the handset); HTC A9 available free at £23.50 a month (a £200 saving on the handset); Huawei P8 Lite available free at £9.50 a month (a £200 saving over the life of the contract); Samsung Galaxy Edge available for £50 at £32.49 per month (a £100 saving on the handset). Its midweek Spike Deal offers a £200 saving on the Sony Z5 Compact along with a free pair of headphones worth £99.

Currys PC World

What’s happening: Currys PC World has increased stock by more than 40% compared to last year. The 10-day sale kicked off on Monday with more than 3,000 deals. On Black Friday, the sale starts online at 6am and the larger stores will open at that time, while smaller shops open at 8am.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Go to the Currys website.

Best deals: Promotions across brands including Nespresso, Dyson, HP, Bosch, Samsung, Sony, Beats and LG. The Samsung 60JU6000 60in 4K TV is on offer at £899, a saving of £600, while the Samsung 58J5200 58in Smart TV is £549, a saving of £150.

Debenhams

What’s happening: This week, Debenhams is running one of its Christmas promotional events in store and there will be extra deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On Friday, a number of stores will open their doors at 8am and close at 10pm.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Go to the website.

Best deals: Up to 30% off every department. Half-price women’s shoes, handbags, hats, gloves and scarves.

Dyson

What’s happening: Black Friday is Dyson’s biggest sale yet and customers can save up to £350 on some of the latest technology.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Sign up here to receive details of offers.

Best deals: The DC41 Multi-floor has been reduced by £120 to £199.99. There are also a couple of Black Friday bundles, for example the Dyson AM09 Hot + Cool and V6 Cordless for £449.99, a saving of £250.

eBay

What’s happening: The auction site is running a Black Friday promotion all week, with daily deals.

How do I find out what’s on offer? You can find a selection of eBay deals here.

Best deals: Wednesday’s daily deals include a Philips Men’s Series 3000 Multigroom Kit for £27.99; Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Summer 125ml Cologne Tonique Fragrance For Him for £19.99; Xbox One Console 1TB and Fallout 4 for £279.99 and a 17-piece fruit and vegetable multi-blender for £17.49.

Game

What’s happening: Game’s sale has started early, ahead of more weekend deals.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Keep an eye on the website.

Best deals: Xbox One 500GB with Star Wars: Battlefront and three games with £90 off at £299.99; Disney Infinity 3.0 starter packs from £29.99; Warhammer 40,000 collection on PC reduced to £19.99. Black Friday games from £14.99.

Halfords

What’s happening: For the first time, Black Friday weekend will land in store as well as online.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Follow #HalfordsBlackFriday on Twitter or visit Halfords.com/blackfriday for the latest deals and to sign up to the mailing list.

Best deals: An early deal has already started with 50% off selected kids’ bikes (eg Apollo Cupcake and Apollo Firechief reduced to £59.99), scooters and ride-ons until Christmas Eve. Black Friday week sees further bargains on kids’ bikes, technology and motoring.

Homebase

What’s happening: Homebase kicked off its Black Friday sale early – it runs until 30 November in store and online “while stocks last”.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Go to the website.

Best deals: Three for two on all interior paint; Keter Store It Out Garden Storage reduced to £79.99 from £114.99; Karcher WV50 Handheld Window Vacuum Cleaner down to £29 from £49.99.

House of Fraser

What’s happening: The sale launches at 5pm in store and online on Wednesday and runs until midnight on Sunday 29 November.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Download the mobile app and keep an eye on the website.

Best deals: Up to 50% off selected lines across fashion, beauty and home departments.

illy

What’s happening: illy is selling all its coffee machines half price on its UK website on Black Friday.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Check the website.

Best deals: You can pick up a coffee machine from £65, for example the Francis Francis X7.1.

John Lewis

What’s happening: The department store is offering to price-match its competitors on Black Friday and has recruited 2,000 extra staff to deal with deliveries.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Keep an eye on the website.

Best deals: Hundreds of offers across electricals.

 

Magnet

What’s happening: Magnet kicked off its Black Friday sale early, on 21 November, and it finishes on Friday.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Go to your local store or the website.

Best deals: 70% off some kitchens from the Simply and Purely collection.

Maplin

What’s happening: Maplin is running a one-week Black Friday sale online and in store.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Go to the website.

Best deals: Swann DVR4-41004 Channel CCTV kit with two cameras reduced by £30 to £169.99; ION Tailgater Bluetooth Portable PA System for £99.99, a £50 saving; Rockjam Karaoke Party Pack reduced by £20 to £29.99.

Marks & Spencer

What’s happening: The M&S sale has started early on its website, with 50% off “hot buys”. The full Black Friday event will run across stores from Thursday until Monday.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Check out the website.

Best deals: Up to 50% off some clothing, beauty and homeware with its early Black Friday deals, online only. Includes champagne case at £96; Christmas wreath at £7.50; Christmas lights at £9.75; Rosie fragrance at £14; girls’ star pyjamas at £8; men’s cashmere jumper at £32.50 and Autograph Leather Boxy Shoulder Bag half price at £39.50.

Morrisons

What’s happening: Morrisons launched a Black Five Days sale on Monday which runs until Friday, with daily offers.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Go to the website or your local store.

Best deals: Deals include 1.5l Prosecco Magnum for £10; whole lamb leg for £4 per kg; David Beckham Duo gift sets for £6 and Canadian whole lobster 300g for £4.

New Look

What’s happening: The fashion chain’s Black Friday sale runs online and in-store from 27-30 November.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Go to the Black Friday page and sign up to the newsletter.

O2

What’s happening: O2’s Black Friday sale starts at 9pm on Thursday 26 November.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Go to the website.

Best deals: £120 off the HTC M9, Samsung Galaxy Alpha, Samsung Galaxy S6, Nokia Lumia 930 and Sony Z3. The Ultimate Ears Boom at £84.99, half price; £104.99 off the iPad Air 2; savings on accessories.

Pets at Home

What’s happening: The pet retailer will be offering more than 75 Black Friday deals including half-price treats, cut-price toys and discounted leads. Online deals are already available. For every Pets at Home VIP club member who makes a purchase in-store or online on Friday, the firm will double the amount of points received – called “VIP Lifelines ” – which will be turned into donations to local and national animal charities.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Go to the website.

Best deals: 40% off several items, including a guinea pig den hutch, reduced to £30 from £50; RSPCA plush igloo grey cat bed reduced to £16 from £28; and RSPCA Faux Leather Chocolate Dog Mattress, reduced to £18 from £30.

Poundland

What’s happening: Deals are online only. They will run for 10 days until Saturday 28 November.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Sign up to the discount chain’s emails here.

Best deals: Bargains include a Fine Elements double electric blanket reduced to £12 from £29.99; Akai Pro Series headphones for £8, down from £49.99; and a Russell Hobbs pressure cooker 4l for £18, reduced from £69.99.

Sainsbury’s

What’s happening: Sainsbury’s will run its promotion from Friday until midnight on Sunday online, and 5pm on Sunday in stores.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Go to the website.

Best deals: Bargains include the Celcus 32in HD ready LED TV with Freeview at £100, down from £180; Bosch Sensixx Steam Generator iron half price at £100; Krups Mini Me coffee machine at £45, down from £100; Breville sandwich press at £20, reduced from £30; Dyson DC44 vacuum cleaner for £270, down from £190; Sony ZX610 headphones down from £50 to £20.

Starbucks

What’s happening: Starbucks is running two offers on Black Friday.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Go to a store or the website.

Best deals: Buy one, get one free when you buy the Starbucks Christmas Blend. Customers who buy a £20 gift card will get a tall beverage.

Superdrug

What’s happening: Deals are now live online and run until 11.59pm on 1 December, and during normal shopping hours in store.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Keep an eye on the website.

Best deals: Offers include the Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference gift set (75ml) reduced to £20 from £60; Colgate C250 electric toothbrush at £17.49, down from £49.99; Philips Sonicare Diamond gift set for £100, down from £250.

Tesco

What’s happening: Black Friday offers will kick off at 5am on 27 November at Tesco’s 250 Extra stores. Stores will close at midnight. There will be additional security guards, barriers and queuing systems to try to prevent a repeat of last year’s chaotic scenes, when police were called to more than a dozen stores.

How do I find out what’s on offer? You will have to go to an Extra store or log on to Tesco Direct.

Best deals: The sale will include more than 200 electrical, entertainment and mobile products with discounts of up to 70%.

The Fragrance Shop

What’s happening: The sale runs for just over a week until Tuesday 1 December. The retailer is offering 15% off all gift sets in store and online.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Check out the website.

Best deals: Highlights include a Gucci Guilty Black 50ml bottle for £36, reduced by £17; Hugo Boss Bottled Sport 100ml for £39, saving £19; Estée Lauder Beautiful 75ml for £39, £25 off.

The Original Factory Shop

What’s happening: The discount department store runs a Black Five Days extravaganza at its 210 UK stores and online, from 25 until 29 November.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Check out the website.

Best deals: You can save £171 on the Vax Air 3 hoover, reduced to £99, or £181 on the Dyson Animal, down to £199. Beauty deals include a Jimmy Choo gift set, down from £72 to £40, and homewares including the Milan sofa bed, down to £99, a saving of £300.

Thorntons

What’s happening: The chocolatier is running online promotions to mark Black Friday, but is not doing anything in stores.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Go to the website.

Best deals: An online exclusive, the Christmas Mega Bundle (a chocolate hamper) can be had for £25 between Black Friday and 9am on Cyber Monday, down from £60.

Three Mobile

What’s happening: Black Friday offers will run in store and online from 27 until 30 November.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Sign up for the newsletter here.

Best deals: Deals include £121 off the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and £125 off the Samsung Galaxy S6, as well as £159 off the Sony Xperia Z5. Selfie sticks for £5.50, stocking fillers from £10 and 20% off selected accessories with any other purchase.

very.co.uk

What’s happening: The website is running a week of deals.

How do I find out what’s on offer? Check out the website.

Best deals: Samsung Smart 4K Ultra HD Freeview TV reduced by £660 to £739; Samsung curved full HD Freeview Smart TV down £500 to £799; Epson XP-235 printer reduced by £25 to £44.99.

Retailers not taking part in Black Friday:

Aldi

Jigsaw

Lidl

Bicester Village

* Some prices listed are available for a limited time only

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