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When is Black Friday 2021 due to start? Black Friday is celebrated on the fourth Friday in November each year, with Cyber Monday the following Monday, where you will get another chance to bag a bargain.
Black Friday is another US tradition that we UK folk have embraced. It is now one of the biggest sale dates in our calendars, with savvy shoppers saving their hard-earned cash all year, in the hope of finding some amazing deals.
Black Friday 2021
Bargain Hunters looking for cut-price Christmas gifts should really take advantage of the biggest shopping day of the year...
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday is the biggest shopping sale day in the world, with deals that used to be mainly centred around tech, but since it has taken hold in the UK, we are now seeing savings across multiple different categories and retailers - with Amazon being the most popular.
During the Black Friday event, retail prices (are supposed to) heavily decrease for 24 hours, although recently, it has turned into a two-week shopping event.
Each year, more retailers start their Black Friday sales earlier, as they try competing against each other, in the hope of being the first to get people splashing their cash in the run-up to Christmas
What is this Year's Black Friday Date?
Friday, 26th November 2021
Previous Year's Black Friday Dates
Friday, 27th November 2020
Friday, 29th November 2019
Friday, 23rd November 2018
Friday, 24th November 2017
Friday, 25th November 2016
Black Friday Sale Tips
But, is Black Friday as good as it sounds? Personally, I have found it can be if you follow these tips…
Tip 1 - Plan Ahead
Planning and keeping a list of what you need to buy is the cornerstone of all Black Friday shopping tips. If you spend money on something you didn't need or won’t use, regardless of how cheap the item was, it’s wasted cash.
Tip 2 - Timing is Crucial
Most Black Friday events start at midnight, expect a late night if you want to get your hands on one of the most sought-after items going into the sale.
Tip 3 - Be aware of your Payday
As Black Friday is usually a week before the end of the month, a lot of people can't afford to purchase any deals. Remember to save some cash from October's wages if you get paid monthly and are likely to splash out during the event.
Tip 4 - Shop Savvy
Just because it's Black Friday, don't assume you will be getting the best deal. I have been monitoring these events for many years and I don't wait until the black Friday event. In fact, every year eBay offers a generous 20% off voucher code around mid-October which has always enabled me to purchase my larger tech deals for less than any black Friday deals I have seen. Plus you have the added bonus of items actually being in stock!
I have found over the past few years that some of the items I price checked were put up in price in the lead up to Black Friday and they were reduced back to their original price on the big day as a *sale* price - naughty!
Tip 5 - Look for Extra Savings
Tip 6 - Stick To a Budget
If you do decide to head in store for a look around to see what bargains you can find, set yourself a budget and stick to it. It is so easy to get carried away when prices are so cheap and before you know it you have spent a fortune on items you wouldn’t have usually bought.
TIP 7 & Most Important - We will be posting the very best Black Friday deals throughout the day so make sure you follow our Facebook Page to stay up to date with the latest bargain we find. We also frequently post deals and sales information on our social media, so follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you can keep informed.
The Best Black Friday Retailers
The Entertainer usually have some great Black Friday deals, this is the perfect opportunity to grab some Christmas presents for the kids at a fraction of the cost.
Amazon starts its Black Friday event early. They usually have a week-long event with new products added numerous times a day.
Currys PC World has some amazing offers on every year, great if you have a teen who would like a laptop for Christmas.
Game is another retailer that have some great offers for those who love game consoles.
Holiday companies have started getting involved with the trend and it could be a fab time to book yourself a little getaway for next year after such a difficult year being cooped up indoors.
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