Looking for an early Black Friday deal? Here’s the list of every bargain you can’t afford to miss
There are just five days to go until Black Friday 2021 officially begins, but that’s not stopping the UK’s biggest retailers from kicking things off a little early. Amazon, Currys, EE, Sky, Virgin Media and Samsung are just some of the names that have launched big savings ahead of the main event with broadband, smartphones, TVs and wireless earbuds all slashed in price. That means, right now, you can grab Apple’s AirPods for under £100, get an Xbox for free, or connect to speedy ultrafast broadband at a ludicrously low price. Sky has dropped its award-winning Sky Q box to its best-ever price, and you can nab an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Echo Dot for less than a fiver.
If you want to beat the crowds – not to mention the sold-out stock and delivery dates slipping on the wrong side of Christmas – Express.co.uk has been scouring every early Black Friday deal available right now. Here are all of our top picks of the biggest bargains available right now…
Amazon is known for its impatience for Black Friday – starting its discounts weeks before!
AMAZON BEST EARLY BLACK FRIDAY DEALS – AirPods For £99 and Amazon Echo For £19
Amazon started its big Black Friday sale earlier this month with the online retailer promising to add deals right up to the main sale event on November 26. As you might expect, some of the biggest discounts are available on its Alexa-powered gadgets with the Echo Dot dropping to just £18.99 and the Fire TV Stick now just £14.99.
However, there are also some other huge savings to be made including Apple’s AirPods for just £99, Samsung’s Galaxy S21 dropping by over £100 plus Sony’s and Smart TVs starting from just £299. There’s also money off Fitbit fitness trackers, Sony’s award-winning noise-cancelling WH1000-MX3s headphones, and Amazon’s brilliant Eero mesh Wi-Fi system has had 35% slashed off its price.
You can see all of the best Amazon deals here, or check out our top two top picks below.
Sky has whole-heartedly embraced Black Friday with discounts well before the day itself
SKY BEST EARLY BLACK FRIDAY DEALS – Best Ever Price On Sky Q!
Sky has slashed the prices of some of its most popular products – namely, its award-winning Sky Q set-top box and its superfast broadband plan. The Sky Q box can be yours for as little as £32 a month when paired with superfast broadband (given that Sky charges £25 a month alone for its broadband package, it’s an incredible deal). You’ll need to spend a little more if you want to watch Sky Atlantic, which is the home of US dramas like Succession, Mare Of Easttown, and Little Big Lies, Sky Cinema, or Sky Sports.
If you’re not interested in pausing, rewinding or skipping the adverts with a Sky Q box, you can secure the same broadband speeds for £25 a month. That’s a pretty good deal, although if you’re one of the 15 million or homeowners who have Virgin Media in their street, its Black Friday discounts are a little better.
There’s also an offer on the new iPhone 13 with Sky promising customers a whopping 50 percent off when they buy this latest Apple flagship. If you prefer Android over iPhone then you can save £500 on the new Galaxy S21 with this deal including a generous 60GB of monthly data.
Finally, there’s a good discount for anyone wanting a SIM card for their current phone with Sky featuring an 8GB plan for just £8 per month.
You can see all of Sky’s Black Friday deals here but check out our top two top picks below.
There are a bucket load of deals available from Virgin Media before Black Friday
VIRGIN MEDIA BEST EARLY BLACK FRIDAY DEALS – Save £342 On Superfast Broadband
Whether you’re looking to cut your broadband bills or unlock new speeds, Virgin Media’s Black Friday sale is the best place to go shopping. The firm, which recently completed its merger with O2 – and now offers all of the O2 Priority perks to its Virgin Media broadband customers, is offering some seriously tempting discounts on its speedy fibre service with its M100 plan (108Mbps speeds) dropping to just £25 a month and its M200 (218Mbps speeds) now £31 a month – some of the lowest prices we’ve seen!
If that’s not fast enough for your family then you’ll also find Virgin’s ludicrously quick M500 (516Mbps speeds) is now only £43 per month which is a total saving of £342 over the course of the 18-month contract. Woah.
Finally, if you fancy adding some TV to watch there’s a deal on Virgin’s bigger bundle which includes 190 channels, a landline with free weekend calls, and the speedy M200 broadband for £45 a month.
You can see all of Virgin Media’s Black Friday deals here, or check out our top two top picks below.
Three hasn’t waited until Black Friday to kickstart its deals
THREE MOBILE BEST EARLY BLACK FRIDAY DEALS – Free Samsung Laptop!
It’s not just EE giving away gadgets, Three Mobile also handing out some very generous free gadgets when you sign up for its services. Anyone who takes out the firm’s 5G-powered home broadband plan this Black Friday will get a Samsung laptop worth over £300 without paying a penny!
This 5G-powered connection can unlock Wi-Fi speeds at home in excess of 300Mbps, which is about 4x faster than the average fixed-line broadband speed in the UK. And better yet, it doesn’t require any installation – all you need to do is plug in the router and the SIM inside will do the rest. You can even unplug and move the router to boost Wi-Fi signal in your garden during the summer, for example.
Alongside the generous free laptop, Three is also offering a free £50 gift card when signing up for its unlimited SIM and there’s a £100 gift card for anyone who takes delivery of the Galaxy S21.
You can see all of Three’s Black Friday deals here, or check out our top two top picks below.
A free Xbox Series S is just one of a bunch of early Black Friday bargains
EE BEST EARLY BLACK FRIDAY DEALS – Free Xbox Series S!
Fancy a brand-new Xbox for FREE? Well, that’s exactly what EE is offering. The UK network will dish out this next-generation console with and a 3-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass (which is a Netflix-like service that lets you play some of the latest titles) when you buy select smartphones on contract. Handsets bundled as part of this incredible deal include the brilliant Google Pixel 6, and Samsung’s mid-range Galaxy A52.
Anyone who prefers an iPhone over Android shouldn’t despair as EE is also slashing the price of the iPhone 12 range by up to £260. Although, we’re sad to report there’s no freebie Xbox Series S included with that particular bundle.
If you don’t need a new phone, don’t panic. There’s also a mega SIM-only deal that includes a generous 150GB of 5G data for just £20 per month. That’s one of EE’s best-ever prices.
You can see all of the best EE Black Friday deals here, or check out our top two top picks below.
There are some brilliant Apple bargains available before Black Friday
APPLE BEST EARLY BLACK FRIDAY DEALS – Get £40 Off AirPods Pro!
If you’re waiting for Apple to drop prices across its online store, we’ve got bad news. Apple never takes part in Black Friday with price cuts, instead, the Californian company usually throws in a gift card to spend on accessories, apps, and extras from the Apple Store when you buy products such as the iPhone, MacBook and iMac, over the Black Friday weekend.
However, that’s not to say that other retailers don’t take some cold, hard cash off Apple products.
Shopping around right now, there are some brilliant discounts to be had on Apple goodies. Amazon, John Lewis and Argos are all offering the AirPods Pro for under £200, the regular non-noise cancelling AirPods for under £100 for the first time, and the iPad Mini for £449. You can also get double the mobile data allowance when buying the iPhone 13 from Sky Mobile – saving you money every month, and Tesco Mobile has also slashed the price of this popular device.
Vodafone has slashed prices across its products for Black Friday
VODAFONE BEST EARLY BLACK FRIDAY DEALS – Speedy Broadband From £20!
Vodafone is boasting that its latest Black Friday deal is its best ever. The company has dropped its broadband prices to just £20 a month for 67Mbps speeds, which is about £5 cheaper than you’ll get from Sky for the same speeds. Although, be aware that Vodafone contracts are six months longer, so it’ll be a little longer before you’re able to renegotiate your contract or take advantage of a shiny new deal.
If you want superfast downloads at home, Vodafone’s Ultrafast Pro service costs just £33 a month, which unlocks speeds of 200Mbps or above. That’s more than enough for busy households who want to stream Netflix in crisp 4K Ultra HD quality in different rooms.
If it’s a SIM deal you are after, you’ll find Vodafone’s Unlimited 5G plan available for half price meaning you’ll pay just £15 per month.
You can check out all of Vodafone’s Black Friday deals here, or find our top two top picks below.
Currys has started its Black Friday savings before November 26
CURRYS BEST EARLY BLACK FRIDAY DEALS – Smart TVs From £179!
Currys kickstarted its Black Friday sale earlier this month, with its “That Black Friday Feeling” event offering deals across a swathe of gadgets and gizmos on its site. There’s way too much to delve into here, but there were a couple of standout deals that caught our eyes.
First off, those who want to sort Christmas shopping early might want to take a look at the £60 off Beats headphones, Smart TVs that start from just £179 and Sony’s award-winning WF-1000XM4 buds for under £200.
There’s also money off Google gadgets including the firm’s Pixel phone for under £300, the new Nest Doorbell for £149, and Nest Mini smart speaker starting from just £18.
See all of Currys Black Friday deals here, or check out our two top picks below.
BT is offering free broadband and 50% off its TV packages before Black Friday arrives
BT BROADBAND BEST EARLY BLACK FRIDAY DEALS – Get Broadband For Free Until 2022!
BT is taking a very different approach to some of its rivals. While Virgin Media and Sky have slashed the cost of their broadband plans, BT has instead decided not to charge you anything for the first three months of your contract. Yes, rather than cut the price of its monthly bills, BT is offering three months free access to its broadband. On top of that, the company has also ditched its usual postage and set-up fees, so you won’t have to pay anything until February or March 2022.
This incredible deal is available across its download speeds, which range from 36Mbps (which is about half the average home broadband speed in the UK) to the lighting-fast 900Mbps full-fibre plan (which clocks in at around 13x faster than the average home broadband connection). The only real decision you need to make is what speed you need.
Not to be outdone by Sky Q’s best ever price, BT has also slashed 50% off the price of its telly offering. The company bundles a NOW membership with its BT TV box, which lets you pause and rewind live television, so you can watch the same line-up of exclusive US dramas available on Sky Atlantic.
Find all of BT’s Black Friday deals here, or check out our two top picks below.
Argos isn’t saving its sales until Black Friday arrives, with deals available right now
ARGOS BEST EARLY BLACK FRIDAY DEALS – Chromecast Price Cut!
The high street store has price-matched a number of the other retailers in this list, however, there could be some advantages of picking up the same deals from Argos over its rivals. While Prime members will get free next-day delivery from Amazon, if you’re lucky, you could pick up your Black Friday bargain from Argos on the same day by heading to your local shop. If you’re desperate to set-up your new television, listen on Apple AirPods for £99 …then this is easily your best bet!
As for our favourite deals, the Chromecast with Google TV, which unlocks access to all of the biggest streaming apps – from Netflix to Disney+ and Prime Video – as well as allowing you to wirelessly beam content from your smartphone, Chrome web browser, or tablet to the big screen with a couple of taps has finally dropped from its RRP.
Shark’s popular cordless vacuum cleaners have also seen price drops and come with a five-year warranty from Argos, which is much longer than you’ll get from Dyson. Speaking of Sir James Dyson’s cleaners, while the Dyson website might’ve run-out of stock of the V10 Animal – Argos still has a few available. Although with £150 off this cordless cleaner, we can’t imagine that stock will be around for much longer! Argos has also price-matched Amazon’s Black Friday deals by dropping the Echo Dot down to a ludicrous £18.99.
You can see all of Argos’ Black Friday deals here, or check out our two top picks below.
Samsung has kickstarted its Black Friday early
SAMSUNG BEST EARLY BLACK FRIDAY DEALS – £150 Off Brand-new Folding Phones!
Samsung fans are in for a treat this Black Friday. The South Korean firm is really embracing the mega sale on its online store. There are big savings on phones including up to £200 off the latest model Galaxy S21 and £150 off the new foldable Galaxy Flip 3, which features a water-resistant design, faster 120Hz screen, and handful of new colours.
If you fancy a new telly, you can also bag up to £500 off Samsung’s latest Neo QLED screens, which launched earlier this year, and interest-free credit will allow you to pay it over 36 months so you won’t have to worry about shocking your credit card with a single transaction.
You can see of Samsung’s Black Friday deals here, or check out our top two top picks below.
Dyson has a number of early Black Friday deals
DYSON BEST EARLY BLACK FRIDAY DEALS – Get £100 Off Cordless Vacuums!
Black Friday is always a good time to invest in a Dyson. These vacuums are not known for their affordable price tags, so you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to slash £100 off the cost. Dyson will be updating its website with deals throughout the week, but it’s already offering £100 price cuts to the V11 Absolute and Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute Pro. If you wanted to invest in the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer, the company offered a number of Dyson-exclusive accessories in the box, including a £65 display stand that uses magnets to store all of the attachments. Unfortunately, that’s now sold out – not all that surprising given the popularity of the Dyson Supersonic.
However, Dyson does offer a certified refurbished version of the design-focused hairdryer, which comes with the same one-year warranty and free delivery as buying a brand-new model from Dyson. Stock can fluctuate, so if there’s one available – we’d recommend you pounce as a £60 saving on the Supersonic doesn’t come around very often.
Dyson is also offering free delivery on all of its products.