Black Friday and Cyber Monday (sometimes called Mega Monday in the UK) are US inventions, but they’re catching on fast in the UK, with bargain hunters spending well over £200m on Black Friday last year.
When are Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
- Black Friday immediately follows the US Thanksgiving holiday.
So Black Friday 2014 is on 28 November and is traditionally a day for
big in-store price cutting – although there are lots of bargains to be
had for UK customers online.
- Cyber Monday is always the first Monday after Thanksgiving. Cyber
Monday 2014 is on 1 December, and as the name suggests, is when
online retailers offer big discounts.
Making the most of Black Friday and Cyber Monday Know what you want to buy and how much you want to pay so you avoid being overwhelmed by the amount of choice.
Start looking now to find the best bargains. More UK retailers are joining in these two events every year, so keep searching to find out who’s going to be cutting prices.
Sign up for emails to keep yourself informed on the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
Amazon had great deals on Xbox, big screen TVs and DVD box sets last year, and this year promises deals on everything from TVs to tablets to books. Also look out for Amazon’s Lightening Deals – time-limited discounts on a number of products. And if you miss out on Black Friday at Amazon, you can catch discounts over the Black Friday Reloaded weekend which follows on from Black Friday.
Look for deals on electricals including tablets, laptops, TVs and electrical appliances and more. The Black Friday sale kicks off at midnight online, with stores opening at 8am.
Currys promises huge Black Friday savings on TVs, washing machines, cameras, tablets and more online and in-store.
Apple doesn’t normally do sales, but has previously discounted on Black Friday. So if you’re looking for a deal, it may well be worth waiting.
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