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?
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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.
- Check out the Amazon End of Summer Sale
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 (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab).
AO | Large and small home appliances (opens in new tab)
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.
Argos | Tech, appliances, home & garden (opens in new tab)
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.
B&Q | Home and garden sale (opens in new tab)
Get all those bank holiday projects done with these deals from B&Q. Paint, tools and even kitchen ranges are on sale.
Currys PC World | Appliance sale (opens in new tab)
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.
Dunelm | 50% off indoor and outdoor (opens in new tab)
From garden furniture to soft furnishings, give your home a bank holiday makeover with Dunelm's 50% off sale.
eBay | Home & garden deals (opens in new tab)
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.
Furniture Village | Furniture offers (opens in new tab)
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.
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.
John Lewis | Home & garden sale (opens in new tab)
Furniture, lighting, garden and electricals are all on sale for the next week.
M&S | Sizzling summer sale (opens in new tab)
Save 10% when you spend £500 or 20% when you spend £1,000 on furniture.
Oak Furnitureland | Bank holiday furniture sale (opens in new tab)
Refurbishing a living room, dining room or bedroom? Find everything you need in the Oak Furnitureland bank holiday sale.
Very | Home & garden (opens in new tab)
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.
Wayfair | End of season garden sale (opens in new tab)
Loungers and benches and chat sets – oh my! Get everything you need for chilling in your garden this bank holiday.
Wickes | Buy one get one half price on paint (opens in new tab)
Yep, if you are giving your home a makeover this weekend, get down to Wickes first thing to stock up on paint.