Black Friday 2019 live: make BIG savings right now!

Find out when Black Friday 2019 is and how to bag the best bargains on everything from an Amazon Echo Dot to a Dyson Supersonic hairdryer

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With a little over a week until Black Friday 2019 (29th November) officially begins, the sales have already 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.

Our top 5 Black Friday deals

Our mission is to save you time. So here you go – the best five deals that are live right now. This is what we want to buy so grab them before they go – or before we get there first....

Looking for a particular product or appliance? Skip to the best deals by type below...

Fitbit Inspire HR + Google Nest Mini Bundle | Was £138.99, now £74.99
We are trying very very hard to make sure we move more (hard when you are glued to your desk checking for the best deals... you're welcome) so this Fitbit and Google Nest Mini bundle is just what we need. Both parts are available in a range of colours and both can be connected to your smartphone. The Fitbit can receive messages and calls and is water resistant. The Nest features Google Assistant and can keep you up to date on the news and weather, plus play your favourite music and much much more.View Deal

De'Longhi ECAM23.460 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine | Was £699, now £349 on Currys

The good ship Real Homes is powered by caffeine so you can imagine our joy at this better than half price deal. It has personalised settings so you can choose you favourite strength, size and coffee temperature. It also cleans itself!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. It is the best mattress for those who sleep on their backs (we tested it) and it has an adorable sloth toy thrown in. How to claim? Sign up for their mailing list at the bottom of their website. Deal ends: 22nd November.View Deal

KitchenAid 4.8 Litre Artisan Stand Mixer 5KSM125 | Was £549, now £369 on Amazon

We are suckers for a KitchenAid and this one is a steal. It has ten different speed settings, a whisk, dough hook and flat beater. Oh and the parts are dishwasher friendly which makes it a real winner for us.View Deal

50% off Oral B Genius X electric toothbrushes at Boots
Right now, ALL Oral B Genius X electric toothbrushes have a huge £210 off at Boots. Your dream electric toothbrush awaits for just £130... A great model that offers an expert clean in a pretty metallic pink package!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

The online mattress market has become increasingly competitive in recent years and there are loads to choose from. Of course, some mattresses suit some people better than others depending on your sleeping position, whether you tend to overheat when you sleep and what kind of firmness you like. However, one thing all of these mattresses have in common is that they are massively discounted for Black Friday – so, whether you have a particular brand in mind or not, you are sure to bag a great deal.

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

DreamCloud | £250 off across all mattress sizes

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

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

With the big holidays approaching, you definitely don't want to be without a washing machine. If yours is on its last legs replace it now. If it works but washes inefficiently, Black Friday is the perfect time for an upgrade.

We have selected some great models below whether you want a budget buy under £300, or are looking at a high-end model with lots of money off.

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

Fridge freezer deals

Worried your current fridge freezer won't be able to hold all of the Christmas food shop? Us too. Check out these larger fridge freezers, including an American style one – you'll never have to play fridge Tetris again.

Samsung Frost-Free Fridge Freezer at Very | Was £629.99 now £499.99
The tall Samsung RB31FDRNDSA fridge freezer features a water dispenser in the door and No Frost technology that eliminates frost and icy build-ups. Plus there are a load of other nifty features, like easy slide shelves for quick access and in door storage designed specifically for drinks. View Deal

Hotpoint Day 1 FFU4DK American Style fridge freezer | Was £919.99 now £879.99 at Littlewoods
With a lovely £40 off right now, this American-style fridge freezer is a steal. We love that it features freezer draws at the bottom to easily organise your food, while its A+ energy rating is a huge bonus.View Deal

Vacuum cleaner deals

Black Friday is a good time to get a new vacuum cleaner as the leading brands slash prices not only on models that have been about a while, but also new versions they want to create a buzz around. The best vacuums can often feel a bit pricey for something you are basically going to fill with dirt, so look out for them on discount. We have done the legwork for you though... Here are some of our favourites currently on sale.

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 £119.70 at Amazon
This well-known vacuum cleaner 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

Dyson V8 Absolute | Was £399.99 now £299.99 at Currys
The Dyson V8 Absolute is one of the most popular vacuums out there, and it's easy to see why – it's cordless, lightweight and very easy to manoeuvre. With the V11 out now, we are seeing major discounts on the older (but still really good) models.View Deal

Coffee machine deals

If you regularly grab a coffee on your way to work, being able to make your own at home could save you hundreds of pounds. These discounted coffee machines suit every level of barista, whether you like the ease of a pod mechanism, or love concocting the perfect macchiato.

Morphy Richards Filter Coffee Maker | Was £54.99 now £39.99 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

De'Longhi ECAM23.460 Bean to Cup Coffee Machine | Was £699, now £349 on Currys

This better than half price deal means the perfect chance to get a leading brand coffee machine for an absolute steal. It has personalised settings so you can choose you favourite strength, size and coffee temperature. It also cleans itself!View Deal

TV deals

Black Friday is notorious for its TV deals and this year does not disappoint. So far we have seen hundreds of top models from the likes of Samsung and Philips. 

SAMSUNG UE50RU7020KXXU 50in TV | Was £449 now £379 at Currys PC World
A verrry cheap price for a 50-inch Samsung TV (thanks, Black Friday), this is a pretty incredible offer from Currys PC World. For just £379, you can bag a 50-inch Smart 4K Ultra HD TV as well as a free six month Spotify premium membership and if you like, and a Google Nest Mini for just £10. Even better? If the price of this model drops come Black Friday, you'll be refunded the price difference.View Deal

Philips 50PUS6814 50in Smart Ambilight 4K Ultra HD TV | Was £499 now £399 at AO
We loooove this Philips TV: it looks the part, features Alexa built-inside and it's smart. It's the TV to purchase if you're worried about buying a large model and ruining your decor. View Deal

Smart home deals

Smart home tech is still seen as somewhat of a luxury, but is changing the way we run our homes. If you have been intrigued by what you can do to better connect your home, but put off by price, now is the best time to buy.

Hive Active heating | Was £249, now £186.75 on Hive

Come home to a warm welcome with Hive Active Heating smart thermostat. It lets you control your heating and hot water from your smartphone, tablet and laptop, so you can keep your home warm without wasting energy.

Plus, get a free Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Generation).

Echo Show and Ring Video Doorbell 2 Bundle | Was £398.99 now £318.99 on Amazon
If home security is your priority, Amazon have an excellent bundle offer. Echo Show is a great product on its own, allowing you to stream movies, make video calls, and do online shopping. But it can also connect up with the Ring smart doorbell, allowing you to see who's at your front door in crisp HD.View Deal

Health and beauty deals

These deals will make great Christmas presents for close friends and relatives. Practical, but they still feel rather special!

 Oral-B Genius 8000 Electric Toothbrush | Was £279.99 now £87.99 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

GHD Creative Curl Wand from Amazon | Was £129 now £109
Create elegant curls and waves with this creative curl wand from GHD. It heats up in just 25 seconds!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 deals

The KitchenAid mixer is the Holy Grail for many bakers, but are somewhat of an investment. Right now they are on offer so if you have been holding back on your KitchenAid dreams, you are in luck.

KitchenAid 5K45SS Stand Mixer | Was £399 now £324 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 £369 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

The best Black Friday live sales

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 Get Ready sale: 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 toys. Use the code STAR20 at checkout to save on Disney Frozen, Star Wars and Marvel Avengers toys. You can check out their clearance sale too if you are after other products.View Deal

B&Q Kitchen Clearance: hundreds of cabinet doors, fitted appliances, accessories and more are priced to clear in the latest B&Q sale.View Deal

Boots Black Friday Warm-Up: grab a gift or a treat for yourself as there are offers on a range of lines including make-up, fragrance, seasonal and more.View Deal

Cox & Cox Grey Friday event: if you can't wait for Black Friday, Cox & Cox are a shade ahead with their Grey Friday sale. Use the code Hurry25 at checkout to get 25% off full-priced items. Ends Sunday 24th NovemberView Deal

Currys Why Wait Sale: As the name suggest, why wait until Black Friday when Currys PC World has released their deals now? Furthermore, they have a lowest price guarantee, meaning that if they do reduce prices on Black Friday, they will refund you the difference if you have bought it now. Go. For. It!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

M&S Wine Offers: stock the bar cart in time for Christmas with offers on wine, Prosecco and Champagne. There are also offers on party food – we know what we will be doing this weekend...View Deal

Very Smart Home Sale: save on products from brand leaders including Arlo, Hive, Ezviz and more.View Deal

Wayfair Christmas Sale: ready to get festive? Or just looking for furniture, bedding and accessories to spruce your home ahead of the holidays? Wayfair has you covered. Obviously Christmas decorations and the like are plentiful so you can stock up now to turn your home into a winter wonderland in December.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

Best sellers from 2018

"Why do we care what sold well last year?" you say. Well, chances are, if it was on sale last year and is in stock this year, the prices will be slashed again. Here is a selection of the best sellers from Black Friday 2018. Some are already discounted, others are already a good price – either way, you'd be a fool to miss out this time.

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.

What is Black Friday?

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, and Currys , of course. Other retailers worth watching include Wayfair and Habitat . Big savings on furniture and homeware can be expected everywhere from 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.

Dunelm chair bed in grey folded up with a scatter cushion

It's not all about punch ups for the last TV on Black Friday. Invest in quality furniture at discounted prices. Sofa beds like this chair bed from Dunelm are a great purchase at this time of year

(Image credit: Dunelm)

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 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: