While it is still two weeks until Black Friday 2019 officially begins, the sales have started to roll in. Some are listing their deals as Black Friday deals, others are calling it a warm up, but one thing is for sure – now is the time to grab bargain appliances, smart tech, homewares and furniture.
Being the charitable folk we are, we have saved you the job of having to search out every sale and deal. Real Homes is reporting on the deals as they go live on this very page.
However, money off doesn't instantly mean it is a good deal. Online, you might get to avoid the frenzied scramble for sale items on the high street, but you still need to have your wits about you to avoid buying a dud.
Fortunately, that is exactly what we are here to help you find check. We’ll have a team of over 20 home experts working flat out through the Black Friday period to scour the sales and bring you the very best deals at the best prices. Our philosophy is simple – we’ll only recommend products we own or would buy ourselves.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday always falls immediately after Thanksgiving, which means Black Friday 2019 falls on Friday 29th November. However, many retailers are starting their sales now and the discounting will last for at least a week afterwards.
In other words, now is the time to keep your eyes peeled for great deals, whether you’re looking to treat yourself or secure bargains on Christmas gifts for friends and family.
- Find more Black Friday news, info and tips at our Black Friday listing page
Are any Black Friday sales live?
With Black Friday falling a little later this year, some retailers have jumped at the opportunity to do a whole month of sales, or start with some early deals now. These are the best pre-Black Friday and early Black Friday sales from top retailers.
Amazon UK Deals: experts in a sale, Amazon are gearing up for big things come Black Friday, but already have loads of great deals live. From Yankee Candles, to dehumidifiers find everything you need with these offers.View Deal
AO Black Friday sale: as they did last year, AO have started their Black Friday sale a fortnight early. Expect massive discounts on appliances including those from top brands like KitchenAid, Bosch, Samsung, AEG and more.View Deal
Argos Crazy Codes: in a ten week discount extravaganza, ending on Christmas Eve, Argos is cutting the price of selected furniture and toys. Save 20% on furniture when you spend £150 or more, with FURN20 at checkout. Use TOYS20 to save 20% on toys if you spend over £20.View Deal
Currys Flash Deals: save 10% on smart home products, 25% on small appliances and get £50 off on large kitchen appliances when you spend over £600, or £100 off when you spend over £1,000. With prices like that, it pays to buy now rather than wait for Black Friday!View Deal
John Lewis & Partners Laundry Appliance Sale: get a quality washing machine, tumble dryer or washer dryer in the laundry sale. Deals vary but include cashback up to £150 and savings of up to £120 depending on the model. With price matching and free extended guarantees, it is well worth a look now if you need a new machine. View Deal
Made Clearance: shop the clearance sale for end-of-line items and things like garden furniture that are going out of season. They are also offering £100 off beds and mattresses, or £50 off desks and office chairs.View Deal
Zara Home Mid-Season sale: the Zara Mid-Season Sale is serving up all kinds of loveliness, including tableware and storage. We are allover the selection of bedding though – perfect for piling your bed with layers of colour and texture. Cosy!View Deal
The best early Black Friday deals by product
Looking for something in particular? Perhaps a new mattress for Christmas guests, or some GHDs for a gift?
Jump to the best live deals on a wide range of products below:
- Mattress deals
- Washing machine deals
- Vacuum cleaner deals
- Coffee machine deals
- Health and beauty deals
- KitchenAid deals
Nectar mattress UK | £250 off and 2 free pillows
A mattress sale not to miss, this deal gives you £250 off a new mattress as well as two free pillows worth £70 of which aren't sold separately on the Nectar site! This means you can now bag a Nectar mattress from just £249. Even better? the deal will automatically be applied at checkout. Deal ends: 25th December 2019.View Deal
These British-made luxury mattresses carry a 365-day trial, forever warranty (with 10-year replacement guarantee) and are climate neutral. And if that wasn't enough, you can get £250 off across the site bringing their double down to just £699. Just enter your email address in the bar at the top of the site to receive your discount. Deal ends: 25th December 2019.View Deal
Mattress Online | Memory foam sale: Up to 70% off several mattress brands plus free delivery
Want to get an amazing mattress deal? Head over to Mattress Online where there is up to 70 per cent off several memory foam mattresses and free next day delivery! Brands include Sleepeezee, Silentnight, Sealy and more. Deals end: 17th November.View Deal
Eve | Early Black Friday sale 20% off mattresses and bed frames over £400 and FREE sloth toy
This Eve mattress deal gives customers a hefty 20 per cent off a new mattress. The Eve mattress, in our opinion, is the best mattress for back sleepers. Even better now there's money off and a freebie thrown in. How to claim? Sign up for their mailing list at the bottom of their website. Deal ends: 22nd November.View Deal
Tweak | £120 off a Nrem customisable mattress
An ideal purchase for those who suffer from back pain, especially now there's £120 off, this is our 11th pick of the best mattress you can buy. Use the code LOVESLEEP for the discount which means you can bag a single size for £475 instead of £595 and a super king for £1,017.24 instead of £1,095. Deal ends: Unknown.
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Washing machine deals
Hisense Washing Machine | Was £217.97 now £169.97 at Appliances Direct
This freestanding washing machine has a medium size capacity of 6kg, a spin speed of 1000rpm, and it’s rated A++ for energy. There are eight different programmes to choose from, and it has a delay timer. Those with kids needn’t worry about safety as it features a child lock, too.View Deal
HOOVER Dynamic Link DHL 1482D3 NFC Washing Machine | Was £299 now 249 at Currys
With a very efficient energy rating of A+++, this Hoover washing machine is ideal for those with large families. It has a capacity of 8kg, a quick wash programme that only takes 14 minutes and it’s smart, so you can control it from your smart phone when you’re not home. View Deal
Samsung WW10M86DQOA Washing Machine at Argos | Was £1,629.99 now £1,099 at Argos
Save an incredible £530 on the Samsung WW10M86DQOA Washing Machine as part of Argos' pre-Black Friday sale. Snap this up early to save big ahead of Black Friday 2019. In our eyes, this is the best washing machine deal on the web right now.View Deal
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Vacuum cleaner deals
Hoover WRC40IC Whirlwind Pets Bagless Cylinder Vacuum | Was £69.99 now £59.99 at Hughes
This bargain vacuum cleaner is a great choice for those with pets who love to shed hair 24/7. It comes with a pet turbo brush to make an easy job of removing pet hair, while it's also super lightweight and very easy to store.
Shark SA-VS3001RW Cordless Handstick 2 in 1 Vacuum | Was £129 now £89 at Hughes
This Shark vacuum is super affordable and very easy to use. It also has a battery life of 60 minutes which is amazing considering its price tag. It also comes with an upholstery toll, crevice nozzle and an animal jet included. View Deal
Numatic NRV 240-11 | Was £129.999 now £114.40 at Amazon
This well-known vacuum cleaner now has 12 per cent off. It also has a huge capacity of 9 litres, as well as 580 watts of power behind it. Not sure about purchasing a corded model? Its cord length is a huge 12.5 metres long. These are all the reasons we rated it our best budget buy vacuum cleaner.View Deal
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Coffee machine deals
Morphy Richards Filter Coffee Maker | Was £54.99 now £40 at Amazon
For those of you who prefer a straightforward filter coffee machine, then this Morphy Richards model is ideal. And it’s got £15 off right now. Have a look at more of the best filter coffee machines in our buying guide (this one actually nabbed top spot so you know it’s good). View Deal
Bosch Tassimo My Way TAS6002GB | Was £140 now £69.99 at Currys
This Bosch coffee machine can be personalised to suit your coffee drinking needs. It’s compatible with over 40 different brands of coffee so you can drink whatever you like; you can also set the strength, intensity and drink size to suit you. The machine has an auto-clean function that activates after each drink has been made to prevent mixing flavours, and it’s compact so won’t take up loads of valuable worktop space in the kitchen.View Deal
Swan SK22110BLN, Retro Pump Espresso Coffee Machine | Was £99.99 now £85 at Amazon
If you love a retro vibe in your kitchen, this is the coffee machine for you – we love that vintage baby blue and the shape. This is a modern coffee machine, however, which can make all sorts of barista-style coffees, thanks to the easy to use milk frother. View Deal
Lavazza A Modo Mio Milk | Was £129 now £99 at Amazon
For the cheap price of £110, you can bag this Lavazza coffee machine right now. It has a quiet operation so won’t wake the kids, you can choose between an espresso or a lungo to drink, and it has an integrated milk frother on the side.View Deal
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Health and beauty deals
Oral-B Genius 8000 Electric Toothbrush | Was £279.99 now £89.99 at Amazon
The Oral-B Genius 8000 electric toothbrush is rated our best electric toothbrush for a reason – it has a battery life for up to 12 days, it features five brushing modes and it connects via Bluetooth to your phone. It has had another £10 knocked off in the last week, so we think this is a great buy now before Black Friday as it can't get much lower.View Deal
Braun Series 7 Electric Shaver | Was £279.99 now £129.99 at Amazon
The Braun Series 7 is our pick of the best electric shaver you can buy. Why? It's among the best you can buy for a close, safe and intelligent shave. It also cleans itself, it has five different shaving modes, it's cordless AND waterproof and it can be used wet or dry and with shaving foam or gel...View Deal
GHD Gold Professional Styler from Amazon | Was £149 now £139
The dual zone technology used for this professional styler from GHD maintains and regulates an optimum heat from root to tip so you can protect your hair from damage while making it look fabulous! Takes 25 seconds to heat up and will turn itself off after 30 mins. What's not to love?View Deal
KitchenAid 5K45SS Stand Mixer | Was £399 now £299 at AO
This is the cheapest price we've ever seen the KitchenAid sell for. The chances of it being less than this on Black Friday are very slim. Buy now to secure a saving early and cross a Christmas present off your list. View Deal
KitchenAid 4.8 Litre Artisan Stand Mixer 5KSM125 | Was £549, now £379 on Amazon
This Artisan mixer is a baker's dream: it has ten different speed settings and all the right attachments for baking, namely a dough hook, a whisk, and a flat beater for heavier batter and dough types. And when you've done mixing, you can safely wash the attachments in the dishwasher. View Deal
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Best sellers from 2018
What is Black Friday?
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Black Friday started in the USA. The term had previously been used for bad economic events like Friday 24th September 1969 when a group of financiers tried to manipulate the gold market, leading to an economic crash. However, it was then applied to the shopping chaos that was noted in Philadelphia on the Friday after Thanksgiving in 1961 and the name has stuck. With many people taking this day off and using it to begin their Christmas shopping, it is one of the busiest days in the commercial calendar, both on the streets and online.
Black Friday is no longer just a US phenomenon – it's gained unstoppable momentum in the UK over recent years, too. Along with Cyber Monday, both events are loved by bargain hunters as they offer the chance to make big savings on everything from tech and to cushions.
With the weekend falling about a month before Christmas, it is a great opportunity to bag Christmas gifts and winter deals.
When is Cyber Monday 2019?
Cyber Monday is always the Monday straight after Black Friday, so this year Cyber Monday 2019 falls on 2 December. Traditionally, this is when you'll see lots of electronics and technology discounted.
What is the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Not a great deal really, since many deals run from Black Friday through to Cyber Monday and beyond.
Once upon a time, Black Friday offered great deals on consumer electronics, while Cyber Monday focused more on clothing and jewellery bargains. Now, though, you can get great deals on everything across the entire weekend.
What can you buy for your home on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
Lots of things! From mattress deals to TV sales, so it's possibly the best time of the year for shopping, big or small. With homeware brands ever more attuned to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday buzz, you can expect big savings from well-known brands.
When it comes to home tech and appliances, Amazon and John Lewis are probably your best bet. And then there's AO.com, and Currys , of course. Other retailers worth watching include Wayfair and Habitat . Big savings on furniture and homeware can be expected everywhere from Made.com to Anthropologie.
That said, sometimes, retailers opt out of Black Friday and Cyber Monday – which is why it's worth checking back here for updates because we'll be monitoring the best deals for you.
Will Amazon have a Black Friday sale?
Right now many people are asking ‘when is the Amazon Black Friday sale?’ because Amazon is by far the dominant Black Friday retailer, with 26 per cent of all online sales in 2018.
We can promise you with 100 per cent certainty that Amazon will be having a Black Friday sale because the retail giant already has a page live. Visit the Amazon Black Friday sale page now for a sneak peek.
As with Amazon Prime Day back in July, Real Homes will be bringing you up-to-the-minute news on every deal and discount Amazon announces. Bookmark this page now!
Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings real or not?
As with any sale, there are some end-of-line products as well as items that haven’t proved popular throughout the rest of the year in the mix on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. However, there are some genuine savings on offer. Here's what you can generally expect:
- TVs will be sold at massive discounts, ideal for the viewing-heavy festive season.
- Amazon will offer great discounts on its own products (think Echo and Echo Dots – both great Christmas gifts.
- Classic Christmas gifts – from cameras to smart home tech – will be way cheaper than usual.
- Power tools, kitchen appliances – such as washing machines, and even electric razors will all be discounted.
- It's not just coffee machines, microwaves and other must-have appliances that are up for grabs. Nope, off-season buys, such as lawnmowers, BBQs and more will be discounted, too.
- eBay even takes part, offering Black Friday deals.
- Home accessories will be up for grabs at brilliant prices – and we'll have the latest every day.
- Xbox One X, is expected to be discounted, as is the PS4 Pro. Perfect for that 'big gift' for the kids.
- Looking for furniture? You'll be able to check back with us for the best bed and sofa bed deals.
BUT... since many products' prices yoyo frequently, checking the price history of what you're planning to buy on CamelCamelCamel.com or PriceSpy will tell you whether the savings are real or illusory. These clever and handy sites show you whether a price is likely to re-occur, so, if you prefer, you can allocate your budget to something that is more rarely discounted on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Whatever you're shopping for, do bear in mind that as prices change frequently (no doubt arranged with the supplier way in advance), it's not always worth racing to get something you're still saving for, because the product is likely to be discounted again soon (think Boxing Day sales). Always check, rather than be distracted by the recommended retail price, especially on big ticket home tech like televisions.
Top tips for bagging a Black Friday deal
1. Sign up to mailing lists: Subscribe to newsletter lists from your favourite retailers to be informed of deals as they drop. You can also sign up for our newsletter because we will be sharing the best home deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
2. Be prepared to research: Retailers will surface some of their best deals on homepages and top pages, but also the ones they want rid of or the ones they think will get the most traffic to the site. This is why it pays to navigate away from the main Black Friday landing pages. If you know what product you are after, head to that section of the site and get ready to scroll.
3. Check out the lesser known brands: The biggest brands may have the buying power to offer the best discounts, but they will also be the busiest sites and stock is more likely to go quickly. Look for lesser known retailers (check their reviews on Trustpilot first) and see if they have the products you are after.
Shop safely this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Just as you would usually, ensure you're shopping securely. Paying by credit card will give you more protection than paying by debit card. If you pay with PayPal or another third party payment service, you may not be eligible for these payment protections.
Know you'll be in a hurry on the big weekend? Take time now to sign up to your retailer(s) of choice so you don't miss out. Some online retailers have already opened their Black Friday 2019 pages, and you can browse them below: