Welcome to our guide to getting the best Black Friday deals for Black Friday 2022.
It used to be that Black Friday was a day-long thing, but now it lasts for weeks and that means that there are a whole manner of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales to be found and discounts to be had.
To some, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is practically a sport. If that’s you, then you’re all ready to shop for all those deals.
For the rest of us, Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be pretty overwhelming. Every online store seems to have an offer and it is difficult to know what’s actually a good deal, and what is just a discount on old stock.
That’s where we come in. This page has everything you need to know about all the major discounts.
We have compiled a list of what to look out for when searching for that ultimate Black Friday bargain, as well as showcasing the best Black Friday deals we have found so far. We are not going to overwhelm you with tons of deals, but a select few which we think are must buys. Enjoy!
The 15 best Black Friday UK deals... so far
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Simply one of the best TVs you can buy right now, with a whopping £500 off the price. If you are looking for an OLED which is the perfect size for the average living room, then this is most certainly it.
This limited edition gin is one of our favourites and currently in our best gin list. It's got a wonderful flavour, packed with citrus and light spice - a perfect one, then, for when the days are getting darker.
This is the perfect gin for those dreaming of sunnier climes, with the spirit packed with the taste of Amalfy oranges. This makes for a mouth-watering spirit base that goes fantastic with some tonic and lemon.
This David Beckham endorsed whisky is at a cracking price right now. Matured in bourbon casks, with a lovely bit of vanilla coming through when you are drinking, this is a whisky that goes well with cola - or as a dram on its own.
LEGO 10302 Icons Optimus Prime Transformers Figure Set
£106.50 - WAS:£159.99
This is the cheapest we have seen this LEGO Optimus Prime and we must admit we have fallen a little bit in love with this LEGO set. It comprises: 1508 bricks and once constructed, will actually transform from truck to robot!
Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. The phrase Black Friday was first used in the Fifties to refer to people calling in sick the day after Thanksgiving. The day was used by people who wanted to head to the shops to get buying ready for Christmas.
Black Friday also refers to the general chaos that is created on the day, which if you’ve ever watched those viral videos of people fighting over TVs is probably fair enough.
While the event has happened in the US for decades, the UK has only fairly recently embraced the tradition. Though, the manic scenes in shopping centres seem to have been replaced by furiously clicking away at home.
Is Black Friday Just One Day?
Officially yes, but the buying spree continues way beyond it. While many shops have early Black Friday events, the day officially starts at midnight on November 24 (aka late Thursday night). Amazon already has early Black Friday deals happening, culminating on Black Friday itself (25 November). You then have Cyber Monday - where there are exclusive deals online - so some discounts may continue throughout the weekend.
When Is Black Friday?
This year, Black Friday is 25 November (although there are many deals before this - some are already live) - then Cyber Monday always follows on the first Monday after Thanksgiving, so this year it will be on 29 November.
Where To Find The Best Black Friday Deals?
Let’s be honest, there will be deals everywhere. You probably won’t be able to click on site with being often some sort of discount. At Shortlist we will be on hand to curate the deals for you - making sure that you only see the deals that are truly bargains. So it is definitely worth bookmarking this page and keeping an eye on the above gift guides..
Let’s start with the obvious; Amazon. As one of the largest retailers in the world, Amazon takes events like Black Friday very seriously (you only have to look at Amazon Prime Day to see that). Often some of the best deals are on their own products, so keep an eye on their Echo Dots, Fire TV sticks and Kindles. We now know that its early Black Friday sale is happening - so get ready for a whole month of discounts.
It might even be worth signing up to Amazon Prime to get the most out of the day, as having a Prime membership will almost certainly get you extra savings. It’ll cost you £79 a year, or £40 a year if you’re a student. However, there’s an initial 30-day free Amazon trial if you just want to try it out (sounds like a win-win to us).
Currys PC World also had some major discounts on TVs last year so, if yours needs a bit of an update, maybe wait until Black Friday and buy yourself an early Christmas treat. There’s also likely to be some great deals on laptops, phones and cameras.
If you’re actually intending to venture out on Black Friday John Lewis and Next are the shops to make a bee-line for. John Lewis often drops the prices of a range of tech gadgets. It is also likely to be another retailer with some decent deals on TVs, too.
How Do I Know If I Have A Good Black Friday Deal?
That’s where Shortlist comes in. We will be busy compiling buying guides of all the best deals so you can check to see if the goods you are buying are worth it.
Until the deals roll in, have a look at what were some of the best deals of 2021, so you can get an ideas of the discounts to expect...