We love a bargain, and thankfully we’re nearing the Black Friday period, which means there’s huge savings to be had, as some of the UK’s biggest high street stores take part in the annual shopping event.
Originally, it was limited to just one day, following Thanksgiving, but now Black Friday encompasses the day, the weekend and the following Monday, also known as Cyber Monday.
This year, it’s expected that the majority of deals will be online, as the coronavirus rumbles on, and you can find some of the biggest discounts from major retailers including Argos, Currys and John Lewis & Partners.
Here, we will be constantly updating the best deals throughout the run up to Black Friday, the main weekend and Cyber Monday.
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The John Lewis Black Friday deals to expect
The retailer will have offers across it’s homewares, fashion, nursery beauty, electricals and technology, which will include appliances, computers and TVs.
While it’s keeping hush on the specific products to be snapped up, last year some of the bargains to be had included; Bose quietcomfort noise cancelling QC35 II over-ear wireless bluetooth NFC headphones which were reduced from £299 to £249, the Philips sonicare healthy smile gift set with expertclean and airfloss pro has a discount of £110.
Other products included the LG OLED55C9PLA (2019) 55" HDR 4K ultra HD smart TV that was discounted from £1,499 to £1,399 and a Charlotte Tilbury the gift of magic skin skincare gift set that was full-price at £55, but across the weekend was reduced to £46.75.
How to get the best Black Friday deals at John Lewis?
Back in March, the retailer announced that it was going to review it's long-standing promise to be “Never Knowingly Undersold”, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it harder for the shop to adhere to this.
Although the price match promise could change, John Lewis & Partners has said that it will still be in place for this year's promotional period. And this means it consistently offers some of the most competitive prices on brands such as Bose and Philips.
On the store’s website, it says: “You may not always see these offers in-store as it’s quicker to make price changes online, but do check if you're visiting your nearest John Lewis & Partners and we’ll honour our online price in each case if the price has gone down."
Therefore we’d recommend shopping online this year in order to access the best deals.
How long will the discounts last?
Like most retailers, John Lewis’s sale will run from Black Friday (27 November) through to Cyber Monday (30 November).
We’d recommend setting your alarm for this sale, as unlike Amazon’s Black Friday sale which is expected to be longer than its mammoth event last year that spanned 15 days, it’s a flash sale you’ll need to be quick in order to snap up a bargain.
It’s not the only retailer slashing prices however, so for a succinct guide to all those participating, read our roundup here, whether you’re on the lookout for luxury beauty treats, must-have home appliances or early Christmas shopping.
For more on Black Friday, read our guide to the confirmed date and deals to expect