The August bank holiday 2019 sales are on! Here are the best deals

We give you the lowdown on which August bank holiday 2019 sales to look out for

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The August bank holiday is upon us, and we are ready to shop some sales! Yes, it might seem like some retailers have a permanent sale on, but this could be the last chance to see massive discounts ahead of Black Friday and the Boxing Day sales. 

What's more, summer sales lead to a very different set of items being discounted. So whether you want a last-minute garden furniture bargain or another end-of-season special, we have you covered.

Want to see all the current live deals? Check out our deals hub. Or, read on for the Real Homes insider info on the August bank holiday 2019 sales bonanza.

What should you buy in the August bank holiday sales?

Retailers are getting rid of seasonal stock, so this is the perfect time to grab an absolute steal on everything summery. We are talking garden products, holiday accessories and luggage and stuff like outdoor toys or leisure items. Had your eye on a fancy pants picnic basket? Now's the time to get it.

There are also great deals on appliances. While these tend to be less seasonal in function, many tech manufacturers release new models at the end of the year for peak trading (November through to January sales). A lot of the big tech trade shows (heard of CES in Las Vegas?) take place in autumn and winter so the months before are all about getting rid of old stock. Televisions are a common bargain as people want the best and latest models for the Christmas holidays. 

Finally, as we go into colder months, the interiors trends move towards making a space feel cosier. Goodbye summer brights, hello chunky knit throws, candles and cosy cushions. So, if you are someone who loves filling your home with pops of colour year-round, or just wants some floral bedding to stow away until spring, check out the sales.

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What shops are having bank holiday sales?

The following retailers have sales live NOW!

We also expect our favourite online mattress retailers will have big deals. Keep an eye on our mattress deals page for any offers. 

Keep an eye on our garden furniture sales article too. It has loads of great quality garden furniture on offer to get your garden spruced for these last few weeks of warm weather.

Amazon | Health & beauty, outdoor & leisure, small appliances and more

As summer comes to an end, it is no surprise Amazon is flogging paddling pools and hot tubs. They are also selling small appliances like irons and beauty electrics such as shavers and IPL hair removal devices. See our top picks from their End of Summer Sale.View Deal

AO | Large and small home appliances

If you want a TV we have spotted a few great deals. They are also selling off some fans which will be good as warm temperatures will persist into September. Finally, check out the range of washing machines on sale.View Deal

Argos | Tech, appliances, home & garden

Browse Argos' clearance page to find everything you need for your home and garden. They actually have a few winter bedding deals in so a great pick if you are preparing for the colder months.View Deal

B&Q | Home and garden sale

Get all those bank holiday projects done with these deals from B&Q. Paint, tools and even kitchen ranges are on sale.View Deal

Currys PC World | Appliance sale

From £30 off built-in furniture to £100 off the range cooker of your dreams, find all this and more in the Currys PC World summer sale.View Deal

Dunelm | 50% off indoor and outdoor

From garden furniture to soft furnishings, give your home a bank holiday makeover with Dunelm's 50% off sale.View Deal

eBay | Home & garden deals

Find everything you need for your home and garden in the eBay sale. They have discounted vacuum cleaners, power tools, washing machines and much much more.View Deal

Furniture Village | Furniture offers

Keep an eye on Furniture Village's offers page over the next few days. Sofas, dining tables and beds are already up for grabs with prices slashed left, right and centre.View Deal

Happy Beds | £25 off when you spend over £250, or £50 off when you spend £500

Use the following codes to save £25 or £50 when you spend over the threshold above. Enter at the checkout. Ends midnight on Monday 26th August. SUMMER25 for £25 off or BANK50 for £50 off.View Deal

John Lewis | Home & garden sale

Furniture, lighting, garden and electricals are all on sale for the next week.View Deal

Habitat | 25% off (almost) everything

Get 25 per cent across the whole Habitat site. That's a quarter off bedding, home decor, furniture, you name it. If you need some inspo, check out our best picks from the Habitat saleView Deal

M&S | Sizzling summer sale

Save 10% when you spend £500 or 20% when you spend £1,000 on furniture.View Deal

Oak Furnitureland | Bank holiday furniture sale

Refurbishing a living room, dining room or bedroom? Find everything you need in the Oak Furnitureland bank holiday sale.View Deal

Very | Home & garden

Very's Bank Holiday Sale is go go go! There is up to 50% off selected sofas, big savings on TVs and some garden furniture bargains, too.View Deal

Wayfair | End of season garden sale

Loungers and benches and chat sets – oh my! Get everything you need for chilling in your garden this bank holiday.View Deal

Wickes | Buy one get one half price on paint

Yep, if you are giving your home a makeover this weekend, get down to Wickes first thing to stock up on paint. View Deal

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Lindsey Davis
Lindsey Davis

Lindsey is Associate Editor of and has been working on our home interest websites for six years. When she isn't reviewing products for our buying guides, or searching for the best Black Friday bargains, she can be found rearranging her furniture or cooking something new. She aspires to build her own home, but for now is busy tackling the ever-growing list of projects in her Victorian cottage.