When is Black Friday 2020?

Want to know when Black Friday 2020 is? Find out when the deals bonanza will be taking place next year

When is Black Friday 2020? Real Homes real deals lead
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Already thinking ahead to Black Friday 2020 deals now you've snapped up your Black Friday bargains this year? Want to get all of your Christmas shopping sorted early next year and make great savings too? Of course you do! Find out exactly when Black Friday and Cyber Monday will fall next year and make a date in your diary for what will undoubtedly be one of the biggest shopping events of 2020. 

When is Black Friday 2020?

In 2020, Black Friday falls on 27 November and Cyber Monday follows on 30 November, so that's a whole weekend that will be packed with deals, with everything from technology to homeware and toys to appliances reduced to grab-me-while-you-can prices. And just like this year, we'll be covering every one of them to make shopping the Black Friday sales as easy as possible. 

When do the Black Friday deals start in 2020?

Black Friday is no longer just a one-day event, so deals typically start in early November as retailers try to get ahead of their competitors. So what does that mean for us shoppers? The earlier the deals are released, the longer they go on for and the more chance we have of securing a bargain TV or smart fridge that we've had our eye on for weeks. 

Once Black Friday 2020 rolls around, we'll be covering every deal as it happens, keeping you up to date with all the best offers out there. In the meantime, keep up to date on our deals page, where we publish the best offers on the high street and beyond, every single day. 

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 high 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 2020?

Cyber Monday is always the Monday straight after Black Friday, so next year Cyber Monday 2020 falls on 30 November. 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 in 2020?

Many people ask ‘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 that Amazon will be having a Black Friday sale in 2020, and as with Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019, Real Homes will be bringing you up-to-the-minute news on every deal and discount Amazon announces.

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.
  • 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 in 2020

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 2020.

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 on Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2020

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.