The Black Friday period is upon us, meaning some of the biggest high street stores are slashing prices on everything from fashion to furniture.
No longer just the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday now refers to both the day, the weekend and the following Monday, also known as Cyber Monday.
Last year, it even saw some retailers having deals the week before too.
Due to the coronavirus, there's no need to venture out to the shops because most retailers will be hosting their sales online and big names such as Argos, Currys and John Lewis who offer some of the best deals around when it comes to electrical and household appliances.
Here, we 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 Currys Black Friday deals to expect
In years previous, Currys often hosts a week-long sale as a warm-up to its mega Black Friday event, so if you’re in the mood to shop, but don’t fancy trawling through thousands of products, hit the sales early for 30 per cent off items in its clearance.
Throughout Black Friday, keep your eyes peeled for savings on speaker brands such Sonos, Sony and Sennheiser, with soundbars and headphones often found in the Black Friday deals.
Home appliances often feature too, last year a Samsung American-Style fridge freezer in black steel was £1,699 at full price but was reduced to jsut £400, as well a £220 off KitchenAid artisan stand mixers, and £100 discount on the cord-free Dyson V8 vacuum cleaner.
The Google nest hub also had more than 50 per cent off, as it was reduced from £119 to £59.
How to get the best Black Friday deals at Currys
You can create a personalised Black Friday Wish List on Currys' website where you’ll be able to keep an eye on your most wanted tech products throughout the weekend.
If you’re worried about price differences between retailers, Currys is a wise choice thanks to its Price Match Promise. Last year it matched the prices of high street retailers like John Lewis & Partners and Argos, but it has also been known to match prices on Amazon too.
If you find a product you’ve bought cheaper elsewhere, you have seven days to contact Curry’s to be refunded the difference.
How long will the discounts last?
Black Friday 2019 was the longest running event to date, which saw sales covering more than two weeks. Previously the event ran for just a weekend, while before that it had been only days.
This year it could be longer, but at the moment it's not clear how long it will last due to the pandemic.
Another major retailer taking part is of course Amazon, who is running a mammoth Black Friday event, that’s expected be even longer than it’s 15-day sale last year, to stay ahead of the deals to look out for, we’ve got you covered in our guide here.
For a full list of stores expected to get involved, we’ve rounded them up here, and they range from fashion, homewares, tech, beauty and gaming brands, such as Asos, AO, BT, John Lewis & Partners and M&S.
It’s the ideal time to start your Christmas shopping and treat yourself along the way or tick off those less exciting, but necessary purchases such as sofas, TV’s and home devices.
For more on Black Friday, read our guide to the stores in the UK who are predicted to be taking part