Black Friday UK 2020 - Confirmed date and what deals to expect
With most of the world in lockdown, Black Friday is predicted to mainly be an online affair in 2020, set to be even bigger and better than previous years with companies taking advantage of the fact it's safer to order items to your home than to go out and purchase them yourself.
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What is Black Friday?
Originating in the US, Black Friday is the informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day but it has now become a day that is widely celebrated throughout the rest of the world, often seen by many as the official start to the Christmas shopping season. With big-name brands such as Amazon, John Lewis, Argos and Topshop slashing prices up to 50% off in 2019, Black Friday is the day where you will often find considerable discounts on products from industry-leading brands in tech, homeware, toys, fashion and many more.
When is Black Friday in the UK?
Black Friday will be on November 27th in 2020, a little earlier than 2019, closely followed by Cyber Monday on the 30th November.
How long will Black Friday Last in the UK?
Black Friday usually lasts the whole weekend between the 27th November and Cyber Monday on the 30th November. Some retailers, however, will start off the shopping season up to one week earlier, counting down deals and slashing prices each day on the run-up to the main Black Friday event, giving customers plenty of time to bag a bargain.
Black Friday Deals in the UK, what to expect?
Building off the success of previous years, you can expect some of the biggest names on the UK’s high street to capitalise on COVID-19 keeping shoppers at home this year and providing shoppers with huge discounts online instead. We’ve rounded up some of the key retailers we expect to drop the best discounts in 2020 below!
Amazon 2020 Black Friday Deals
Once they have got Amazon Prime Day out of the way in mid-October, Amazon will turn its attention to providing us with impressive deals on all manner of items from technology, homeware, Christmas gifts and more during Black Friday. Last year Amazon were slashing 23% off the Fitbit Charge 3, up to 40% off Hive with Echo Dot and up to 21% off TVs, to name a few of their big-name Black Friday deals, so keep your eyes peeled on their page for even more great deals from the e-commerce giant.
Argos 2020 Black Friday Deals
The much loved UK retailer spoiled shoppers in 2019, launching their Black Friday deals a week early than Black Friday itself. This meant they were able to offer countless discounts on a full range of products to fill your home, including 423 discounts on gaming products. In 2020, Argos is encouraging shoppers to add products to their wishlist and check back on the day to ensure you'll be first in line when the deals are available. You can also sign up to their email list to discover the bargains as they drop and get ahead of the crowd.
John Lewis 2020 Black Friday Deals
Another major UK retailer who will be getting in on the Black Friday action is John Lewis. Predicted to give discounts on hundreds of products across multiple categories from beauty, home entertainment and home appliances, the upmarket department store is gearing up to provide you with some of the best deals on the high street.
Highlights from last year included price cuts on the popular Dyson V8 vacuum cleaner (saving £100), John Lewis & Partners Beauty Advent Calendar (saving £45) and Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling headphones (saving £50). They will also price match your products, even those that are already heavily discounted, if you find them cheaper elsewhere under their Never Knowingly Undersold promise meaning you could save even more with John Lewis.
Currys PC World 2020 Black Friday Deals
If you’re looking to make huge savings on technology and appliances, Currys PC World is the place for you. The technology giant refers to its Black Friday deals as Black Tag deals. Last year, we saw discounts on OLED TVs, streaming sticks, laptops, washing machines, vacuum cleaners and more, saving shoppers hundreds of pounds on big players in the industry including Sony, Samsung, Apple and Microsoft.
In 2020, Currys PC world is encouraging shoppers to download their app in advance to beat the queues and reserve the products you want most ahead of time.
Apple 2020 Black Friday Deals
With the launch of their latest iPhone 12 range, you might not see many discounts from Apple directly. However, you may expect to receive a free gift card worth up to £160 when you purchase selected products, for example, a MacBook or MacBook Pro (from £1,249). Your best bet for grabbing discounts on these premium products directly is finding them in a Black Friday Deal from other retailers on our list!
GAME 2020 Black Friday Deals
Perfect for picking up big savings on the latest video consoles and games ahead of Christmas, Game is the go-to retailer in the UK for anything gaming related. For the avid gamer, you should be able to get discounts on big-name titles such as FIFA 21, Cyberpunk 2077 and Call of Duty: Cold War and brands such as Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo. Keep a lookout for amazing bundle offers as Game is set to slash prices ahead of the new generation console releases in November.
Boots 2020 Black Friday Deals
Looking to bag the best beauty and baby care bargains? Boots is the ideal place for you to pick up these and other items including premium and everyday skincare, makeup and electrical beauty goods in the sale. Renowned for their Christmas gift packs on big-name beauty brands like Lynx, Ted Baker, No 7 and many more, Boots Black Friday deals are perfect for picking up gifts and stocking fillers for your loved ones. Last Black Friday, Boots announced three waves of deals ahead of the big day, including offering half prices on gift sets, £200+ off Beauty tech, and 15% off fragrance which we hope they will replicate this year too!
Pandora 2020 Black Friday Deals
Finally, jewellery giant Pandora is set to bring the 2020 Christmas season in with style, especially with the launch of their amazing Star Wars,Disney and Harry Potter collections this year. Treat yourself or a loved one to a bit of sparkle to remember a special moment or celebrate a big occasion. Last year Pandora were offering 20% off all products instore and online, which we are hoping they will at least match if not better this year.
Tips for Black Friday online shopping in the UK
With the world still dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Black Friday will look very different this year. You won’t be seeing hordes of shoppers on the high-street clambering over each other to grab a big-screen TV, instead, it’s predicted most of the action will be taking place online.
As this will probably be the case, make sure you get yourself properly prepared to tackle the sales ahead of time. To do this, ensure you have signed up for an account with your favourite retailers to start building your wishlist, sign up for their email newsletters to be alerted of deals and discount codes as soon as they drop and download any applicable apps to make picking up your products as seamless as possible.
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