What is Black Friday?
If you’re yet to shop during Black Friday, you’re in for a real treat. The shopping event started in the US as a one-day event the day after Thanksgiving, offering people the chance to get their Christmas shopping done. But now, it’s a worldwide affair, with huge discounts on offer.
When is Black Friday 2022?
The date of Black Friday 2022 in the UK is 25 November. But, for most brands and retailers, the sale spans the weekend until the following Monday, known as Cyber Monday.
That being said, each year, retailers and brands that take part in the big Black Friday sale start their deal events earlier and earlier. The likes of Boots, Currys, Argos, and Dyson have already kicked off their sales with some impressive deals, and you can expect Amazon to follow suit.
While this may sound daunting, this guide will be on hand throughout the event.
When will the Black Friday 2022 sales start?
The Black Friday sales in 2022 will officially start on Friday 25 November. However, as we’ve touched on, a huge number of brands and retailers have already kicked things off, really ramping up the excitement for the big day itself.
When is Cyber Monday 2022?
Cyber Monday is the following Monday after Black Friday, and will therefore be held on Monday 28 November in 2022. It’s traditionally an online-only event, but many deals are now also available in-store. It serves as your last chance to bag a bargain across tech, coffee machines, air fryers, gaming, TVs, and laptops.
What’s the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
Traditionally, Black Friday was hosted online and in-store, while Cyber Monday used to be exclusively an online shopping event. But now, this isn’t the case, so there’s not much difference between the two events.
In terms of the difference in deals, some of the best discounts on big-ticket items may sell out before Cyber Monday. But, this isn’t always the case.
Will the Royal Mail strike affect Black Friday deliveries?
Due to an ongoing dispute over pay and conditions, Royal Mail workers will strike throughout November. Unfortunately for shoppers, that means there could be a delay in deliveries during the sale event.
Workers announced they will stage two 48-hour strikes around Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The exact dates are Thursday 24 November, Friday 25 November (Black Friday) and Monday 28 November (Cyber Monday).
The best Black Friday 2022 shopping tips
Owing to being the best and biggest shopping event of the year, it can feel overwhelming trying to navigate the discounts on offer. To help ensure you make the most of the best Black Friday deals, our crack team of deal hunters will be on hand, as always.
Leading up to and throughout the shopping bonanza, we’ll be reporting on all the news and intel, and we’ll even launch a liveblog where you’ll find minute-by-minute updates on all the best deals.
What were the best Black Friday deals from last year?
Black Friday 2021 was a momentous occasion, as it always is. During the shopping bonanza, our team handpicked some of the biggest and best deals, which of course we will do this year. Below is a selection of the top offers we saw – some of which we expect to see this year too.
Best Black Friday TV deals in 2022
During the Black Friday shopping event last year, we saw some particularly impressive savings on TVs from Samsung, Philips, Toshiba, LG and more.
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If it’s gaming devices you’re after, last year the price of the Nintendo Switch saw a rare discount.
The Nintendo Switch bundle with Just Dance (Amazon.com) was reduced to the lowest price we’d ever seen it in.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo Switch
- Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere. Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode for new and returning battle courses
- Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track of the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return
- Plus, the Inklings appear at all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.
- Players can choose a new Smart Steering feature which makes driving and staying on the track easy for novice players and kids even at 200cc
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Best Black Friday laptop deals in 2022
Laptops are undeniably a large investment, so it pays to shop around during sale events. Luckily, Black Friday offers the perfect time to bag a bargain on popular and powerful laptops.
Last year, we saw the Apple MacBook pro (Amazon.com), have a sizeable £100 discount. This was particularly impressive because at the time it was the latest and greatest MacBook pro with the then-new M1 Pro chip and launched only a month prior.
Best Black Friday Tech deals in 2022
Razer Kraken Gaming Headset
Razer Kraken Gaming Headset: Lightweight Aluminum Frame – Retractable Noise Isolating Microphone – for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & S, Mobile – 3.5 mm Headphone Jack – Black/Blue
Best Black Friday home appliances deals in 2022
From vacuum cleaners and steam cleaners to air fryers and stand mixers, you can expect to see some huge savings across home appliances. If 2021’s event is anything to go by, you’re likely to be very impressed with this year’s deals too.
Star bakers were able to benefit from 25 per cent off the popular KitchenAid stand mixer last year, which was particularly impressive considering the appliance retails at £599.99.
Best Black Friday coffee machines, headphones, air fryers, and tablets deals in 2022
Best Black Friday Amazon deals in 2021
Last, but by no means least, Amazon’s 2021 Black Friday sale was of course an event like no other. The online giant started its sale a whole month in advance, dropping early deals regularly.
Its own brand devices were heavily discounted, which we expect will happen again this year. The price of the Amazon fire HD 8 tablet (Amazon.com) was slashed by a whopping 56 per cent to just S39.99. Similarly, the Amazon Fire TV stick 4K max (Amazon.com) was reduced to £36.99 from S54.99.
Those that were looking to ramp up their home security last year were luckily rewarded because the Ring video doorbell ( Amazon.com) was taken down from £89 to £67. If you’re looking to bag a bargain, Amazon is a great destination to know during Black Friday.
What will be the best Black Friday deals this year?
While we are some of the best shoppers in the business, the best Black Friday deals this year still remain unknown. But if last year’s discounts are anything to go by, you’ll be in for a real treat. Owing to the sheer amount of offers made available, the shopping bonanza is the perfect time to get your Christmas shopping done.
What were the best Cyber Monday deals in 2021?
Cyber Monday – which this year will fall on 28 November – is the last day to benefit from the huge discounts available.
Last year, we saw a final reduction on the Apple AirPods pro with MagSafe charging case (amazon.com), which saw them cost S185. Owing to the fact that there is an all-new pair of the earbuds, we expect to see the second generation AirPods pro be reduced once again.