Black Friday 2021: Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of This Year's Event

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Photo credit: Stefanía Díaz - Getty Images
Photo credit: Stefanía Díaz - Getty Images

The biggest shopping event of the year is closing in, and we're preparing for price-cuts across a variety of best-selling products. Whether you're in the market for snapping up a brand-new coffee machine, state-of-the-art air fryer or even nabbing some top-quality casserole dishes (Le Creuset, we see you), we'll be live-updating all of our Black Friday content to make sure we bring you all of the best deals.

But first, here's everything you need to know about Black Friday 2021.

What actually is Black Friday?

Black Friday originates from America, and it marks the start of the post-Thanksgiving sales. Amazon brought the concept over to the UK in 2010 and it has since developed into the biggest shopping event of the year. Most retailers offer discounts of at least 20% over the majority of the weekend.

When is Black Friday and when is Cyber Monday?

This year Black Friday lands on Friday 26 November.

Cyber Monday comes just three days later, on Monday 29 November this year.

How long does Black Friday last?

Technically, Black Friday only lasts for one day. But, in recent years some retailers have chosen to extend sales over the course of a few days, and sometimes even for a full week.

What were the best deals from last year?

Last year we saw some impressive deals across various retailers and brands, with discounts of up to 50%. For a taste of what to expect from this year's deals, take a look at all the best deals from last year.

Our top tips for Black Friday shopping

It's no secret how hectic Black Friday can be. But, with online shopping comes the risk of products selling out super fast, websites crashing and impulse buying. So, we've put together a small list of tips to help you stay on top of your game this Black Friday, without spending the entirety of your wages.

  1. Stay informed and do your research.

  2. Compare prices.

  3. Plan where you want to shop.

  4. Set up accounts (e.g. Amazon Prime.)

  5. Use bookmarking to keep track.

  6. Set a budget.

  7. Sign up to newsletters.

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