Black Friday 2021: How to get the best deals this year | IndyBest Guide
You’ll be pleased to hear that Black Friday – aka the biggest and best shopping event of the year – has finally arrived and a bunch of our favourite brand and retailers have outdone themselves for 2021.
The shopping bonanza offers you the chance to snap up a saving on everything from TVs, games consoles and laptops to home appliances, beauty products and mattresses from the likes of Amazon, John Lewis & Partners, Argos, Currys, Boots and Apple. It really is the best time of year to find a deal, and of course, make a dent in your Christmas shopping lists.
In order to help you grab a bargain during the mammoth sales bonanza, our team of expert IndyBest deal-hunters are on hand to find you the best offers throughout the sale . We’ve already seen some standout deals on everything from Dyson’s vacuum cleaners to a whopping deal on a Nintendo Switch console bundle, but will continue to reveal the hottest offers as soon as they drop. Happy shopping!
Black Friday quick UK retailer links:
Run, don’t walk, there’s 25% off site-wide in Nike’s Black Friday sale
A beloved brand for athleisure and activewear, Nike is one of the most recognisable sports brands. So if you’re looking to bag a bargain in its sale, here’s what we’ve added to our basket:
Nike air zoom pegasus 37: Was £109.95, now £82.46, Nike.com
If you’re looking for a new pair of running shoes, this is the pair to invest in since they took the top spot in our guide to the best Nike trainers. Our writer praised them for being versatile, “durable, lightweight – and not to mention comfortable”. To make sure you save, use the code “GAME21” at the checkout.
To find out more about the sale, read our explainer now:
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 08:05
Apple’s AirPods pro earbuds are just £185 right now
As brand’s go, Apple is notorious for not taking part in sales, but you’re likely to find competitive prices from third party retailers this Black Friday. Case in point on the tech giant’s popular earbuds.
Apple AirPods pro with MagSafe charging case: Was £239, now £185, Amazon.co.uk
These earbuds are pretty pricey but, thanks to Amazon’s Black Friday sale, you can snap them up for a fraction of the cost. When we reviewed the Airpods pro, our tester said they “are a high-end pair of earphones that are difficult to find much fault in”. As for the noise quality, our tester added that “it’s a sound topped by few rivals,” with an impressive active noise-cancelling function that shuts out ambient noise. The AirPods pro also come with Apple’s new MagSafe wireless charging case, released in October.
Want more deals on Apple products, check out our round-up of the best – there’s even an iPad in there!
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 07:55
Hoover up this Dyson Black Friday deal
Calling all pet owners, this nifty vacuum is reduced to less than £200 right now. While we’re yet to review this exact model, the similar Dyson V11 animal (£499, Ao.com) took the top spot in our guide to the best pet vacuum cleaners. Our writer praised its weight, which makes it “easy to use all over the home” (the V8 is actually lighter), and its superb suction, clearing up “even the most matted sections of animal hair in just one sweep”. As Dyson’s vacuums are popular, we think this will sell out fast, so add it to your basket now.
Of course, that’s not the only Dyson deal we have for you – we’ve in fact got a whole guide to the best
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 07:45
Beat the Christmas shopping rush with best Black Friday toy deals
Thomas & Friends trackmaster mad dash on sodor: Was £79.99, now £59.99, Smythstoys.com
With this remote-control train set, your children get the chance to become little engineers. They’ll help Thomas navigate a hectic day delivering cargo across the Island of Sodor. There’s more than 40 pieces of track to construct, and 50 pieces of play items, meaning every day can be different. It’s suitable for children aged three and over and is sure to delight all fans of Thomas.
To help you save while you shop, read our guide to the best Black Friday toy deals:
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 07:35
Get more from your gaming with this Oculus quest 2 Black Friday deal
Oculus quest 2 virtual reality headset: £299 with free £50 voucher, Currys.co.uk
While Black Friday deals on the Oculus quest are hard to come by, you can pick up a £50 voucher when buying the VR headset from Currys. The headset’s focus is on accessibility, and it remains the cheapest way for most people to get into virtual reality. It’s lightweight, wire-free and therefore easy to carry around and features a crystal-clear high definition screen.
For more details, read our explainer now:
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 07:27
The O2 Black Friday deal on iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12: Was £45.54 per month, now £38.54 per month, O2.co.uk
Pay £20 upfront and you can get Apple’s iPhone 12 with 64GB of storage for the reduced price of £38.54 per month in O2’s Black Friday sale. That’s a saving of up to £252 over the course of a 36-month contract. You’ll get 150GB of data each month, which is plenty enough to last you hours and hours of Netflix streaming on Apple’s first 5G phone. The iPhone 12 is a great all-rounder. “If having the latest model isn’t high on your list of priorities, consider the iPhone 12, which is designed to have the broadest appeal,” our writer said in our round-up of the best iPhones. “It is a comprehensive package, complete with upgraded specs packed into a familiar form factor.”
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 07:25
The Whisky Exchange launches Black Friday limited edition whisky
Admittedly it’s a little early to be talking about whisky, but when we saw that The Whisky Exchange had launched a limited edition Black Friday scotch we just had to share the news. While the retailer has revealed very little about it, it is rich and creamy on the palate. There are only 1,238 bottles left from the limited run, so you better be quick.
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 07:15
Is it Black Friday today?
Yes, it is indeed. Today is the day we’ve all been waiting for. There are thousands of discounts to be had across a range of categories – from tech to home appliances and beauty – and thankfully we at IndyBest are here to bring you the best offers as they drop. Unsure where to start? How about taking a browse of our guide to the best Black Friday deals, it’s a corker:
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 07:13
Looking for a Cricut Maker? This is the best deal we’ve seen
Cricut Maker DIY digital cutting machine: Was £379.99, now £229.99, Currys.co.uk
The original smart cutting machine gives you a range of possibilities when it comes to your design projects. It does everything you can want and more, including everything from sewing to cutting iron-on vinyl sheets. If this sounds like something you need, Currys has slashed the price of the machine by £150.
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 07:05
Looking to save on beauty? Check out the best Boots Black Friday deals
Kiehl’s midnight recovery concentrate: Was £41, now £32.80, Boots.com
Kiehl’s is a firm favourite for skincare fanatics, with this serum being one of the true treasures of the brand. The product claims to work by enhancing your skin’s natural night-time recovery process so you can wake up looking restored and rested by morning. With a soothing formula like lavender essential oil, primrose oil and, of course, Kiehl’s signature ingredient squalane, your skin will thank you for its all-natural ingredients. So if you are staying up late scrolling through Black Friday discounts – this is the deal for you.
For more great discounts from the Boots Black Friday sale, give our guide a read:
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 07:03
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