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!
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Deal-hunting is hungry work, these are the best Black Friday food deals
We get it, shopping is hungry work. So if you’re looking for a deal on your next dinner, we’ve got you sorted:
- Our eyes are on Pasta Evangelists – a pasta subscription service that featured in our review of the best – is offering you 40 per cent off your first order, plus a free charcuterie board and cocktails for two. All you need to do is enter “VIP40” at the checkout
- Foodie favourite Deliveroo has revealed it is giving hungry shoppers 25 per cent off orders over £20, the discount is applicable with any restaurant with the “Black Friday” tag
- Just Eat is catering to your needs by slashing the price of popular restaurants, including Greggs, Pret and Frankie & Benny’s, by 25 per cent off
- Finally, there’s 50 per cent off the six-piece family feast at KFC if you order via the app
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 13:35
A rare Apple iPad pro deal
You can currently save money on Apple’s “fastest and most powerful” tablet in the Currys Black Friday sale. The iPad pro (was £749, now £699, Currys.co.uk) is “not only the fastest and most powerful tablet you’ll come across, but it also outdoes most laptops – even high-end ones”, noted The Independent’s technology critic, David Phelan, when he reviewed the tablet.
If this sounds like something you need in your life, head over to our explainer to read more:
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 13:30
Transform your at-home cinema with the best Black Friday TV deals
Samsung QE43QN90AATXXU 43in smart 4K ultra HD HDR neo QLED TV: Was £1,299, now £949, Currys.co.uk
This Samsung set is special for a few reasons: it launched in 2021 so it’s still very new; it’s relatively petite for a QLED TV and so it’s ideal for smaller rooms; and it uses the brand’s latest “neo QLED” pixel technology for improved contrast and image quality over previous QLED panels. It might be the best 43in television you can buy, and right now there’s a generous £300 discount at Currys.
There are more where that came from:
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 13:15
Get your Christmas shopping done in John Lewis’s Black Friday sale
John Lewis & Partners is undoubtedly the destination for Christmas shopping, with TVs and laptops to fashion and beauty under one roof. So, if you’re stuck for shopping inspo, we’re luckily on hand to help.
On our buying list is this Fitbit charge 4 (was £118.99, now £89.99, Johnlewis.com), which we think will make the ideal gift for the fitness fanatic. And we think these Hobbs cashmere socks (was £38, now £25.99, Johnlewis.com) would be great in a stocking.
For all this and more, we’d recommend checking out the IndyBest guide to the best John Lewis & Partners Black Friday deals
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 13:00
If all you want for Christmas is speedy broadband, see Virgin Media’s Black Friday deals
For eligible customers who just want a fibre broadband connection without a packaged phone line and TV service, there’s a £342 discount applied across Virgin Media’s M100, M200, M350 and M500 fibre broadband deals from now until 1 December. These tiered services offer increasingly fast speeds for homes with more or fewer devices, and the Black Friday discount can slash the monthly cost of your internet bill by almost 50 per cent. The M100 package falls from £44 per month to £25 per month, while the fastest M500 deal drops from £62 per month to £43 per month.
These are 18-month contracts, which will return to full price once they roll over at the end of the term. There’s also a £35 set up fee and, as with all broadband contracts, your download speeds can vary.
If it’s a cheap phone contract you want for Christmas, check out Virgin Media’s Black Friday deals now
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 12:45
“Alexa, what’s the best Black Friday deal on an Amazon Echo dot?”
OK, we’ll take Alexa’s place here and share the best deal we’ve spotted on Amazon’s Echo dot.
Amazon Echo dot, 4th gen: Was £49.99, now £28.99, Amazon.co.uk
Chances are you’ve seen one of these Alexa devices in action – and that’s because they’re just so good – so now’s the time to join the party. We can vouch for how well the fourth-generation device performs as it featured in our review of the best smart speakers. “If you’re an Alexa user, or dipping your toe into the world of smart speakers, the Echo dot is a great choice for a non-invasive speaker that produces great sound and slots nicely into the Amazon ecosystem,” noted our writer.
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 12:30
Join the dark side with this ‘Star Wars’ Lego deal
If you’re shopping for a Star Wars fan this Christmas and have a generous budget to spend, this Black Friday Lego deal might catch your eye. The brand is offering two free goodies with its Star Wars AT-AT set (£699, Lego.co.uk), one being a set up of Santa’s front yard – which makes the perfect stocking filler – and the second is a free lightsaber suitable for none other than Luke Skywalker himself. This mega set is sure to make someone’s day.
For more details, read our guide to the Lego deal here:
Ellie Fry26 November 2021 12:17
Black Friday theatre tickets for cheaper West End shows
The thespians among us will be glad to hear that London Theatre Direct has slashed the prices of a number of west end shows. For example, tickets to go and see the family favourite Mary Poppins have been reduced by up to £46. Similarly, you can save up to £27 on tickets for Les Miserable during December.
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 12:15
Lunch is sorted thanks to Deliveroo’s Black Friday deal
Foodie favourite Deliveroo has revealed it is giving hungry shoppers 25 per cent off on orders over £20.
We all know deal hunting is hungry work so why not treat yourself this lunchtime with everything from a curry to a pizza from thousands of restaurants available on the delivery service.
The discount is applicable to any restaurant with the “Black Friday” tag and you can access the offer via your email.
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 12:00
High-quality gymwear for less? Gymshark’s Black Friday sale is here
A beloved brand for gym bunnies and athleisure fans, Gymshark has grown to be one of the most recognisable names in the fitness space. And if you’re looking to bag a bargain in the brand’s sale, here’s what we’ve added to our basket:
Gymshark energy seamless cropped leggings: Was £40, now £24, Gymshark.com
Available in an oh-so-luxe brown, eye-popping blue and simple yet stylish black, you can now shimmy into this cropped pair from Gymshark for nearly half price. In or out of the gym, a great pair of leggings can offer oodles of confidence, and from their ribbed waistband to their high-waist fit, this curve-hugging pair is crafted to do just that. Sitting pretty on the waist, you can just about peep the mesh patterns, creating a subtle contoured effect, with eyelet details adding a touch of personality to your look. We’ll take two.
For a greater selection, head over to our guide to the best Gymshark Black Friday deals:
Eva Waite-Taylor26 November 2021 11:50
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