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When is Black Friday 2019?
By Ellie Simmonds
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When is Black Friday?
Black Friday is on 29 November 2019, so save the date if you're keen to do some serious shopping.
This year, Black Friday falls on 29 November. You can expect to see shops competing to bring you the best deals, and shoppers competing to get them in their trolley.
If you're on the lookout for a bargain tech or home product this year, we've got you covered.
Here, we explain a bit more about how Black Friday and Cyber Monday work, and reveal some of the best deals that were available last year so you can get an idea of what might be on offer in 2019.
We'll keep this page updated with deals as we uncover them in the run-up to Black Friday 2019.
How did Black Friday begin?
Black Friday originated in the USA. As Thanksgiving always falls on the fourth Thursday in November, the following Friday is often observed as an unofficial holiday.
Because many people are off work, shops drop prices, usually for one day only, to start the Christmas season.
UK shops have since caught on to this trend and it was brought across the pond a few years ago. Between 2010 and 2013, Black Friday gradually built up momentum in the UK. In 2014, Black Friday was the peak pre-Christmas online sales day.
In 2015, 2016 and 2017, increasing numbers of retailers launched sales in the days leading up to Black Friday – extending the peak period further still.
Shops don't typically announce their Black Friday plans until fairly close to the big day, so we'll release news as we get it to tell you where the best deals are.
Set your alarm early if you plan to shop on the high street this Black Friday – some UK stores opened their doors as early as 6am last year.
When is Cyber Monday 2019?
This year, Cyber Monday is on 2 December. It follows Black Friday and continues the bargain-hunting frenzy.
Cyber Monday started in 2005, when the National Retail Federation, an American trade association, noticed a spike in online sales on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
Online deals can be a minefield if you don’t know what you’re looking for. We have thousands of product reviews designed to help separate the genuine bargains from dubious discounts. We test hundreds of products, from cut-price coffee machines to newly reduced tablets.
Get a great deal on Black Friday 2019
Amazon, Argos, Boots, Currys, Debenhams, Halfords, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Littlewoods, Morrisons, Tesco and Very have all offered Black Friday deals in the past and are likely to do so again.
Our research has shown that while Black Friday offers can look too good to miss, they don't always represent great bargains. Some discounted products aren't actually models worth buying, while others can be found for cheaper prices at other times of year.
Make sure you look at our reviews to find out how well products will work once you get them home. If you're still interested, look into the normal price for that model to make sure it's a good deal.
Armed with this knowledge, you'll be able to spot a real bargain when the discounts hit the shops – you don't want to be left with a cordless vacuum cleaner that only lasts five minutes or a mediocre TV that was discounted by only a few pounds.
Find out more on how to check if a Black Friday deal is real.
Black Friday Deals in 2018Here are some of the highlights from 2018; check back over the coming weeks for 2019 deals.
Home and baby deals on Black Friday
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Tech deals on Black Friday
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Best Deals at popular Black Friday retailers
You can also check out our top 10 shopping tips for Black Friday deals.