This year, Black Friday falls on 27 November and it’s a day we all look forward to because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love a good deal? We all remember the usual Black Friday queues and mad rush on the high street but Coronavirus and the recent lockdown have changed our lives and the way we work, and it is also changing the way we shop. This year, online is where most of us will be headed to do our shopping, swapping winter coats and queues with a steaming cuppa and our favourite pyjamas. It’s time to get comfy, check out some amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and stock up on smart tech (Internet of Things/IoT) gadgets. You won’t have to wait until the 27th either.
It’s safe to say that we’ve all had a pretty stressful go of things this year. Every aspect of our lives has been tested and turned upside down and that exhaustion can take its toll on both our physical and mental health. Many of us are probably feeling like it’s time to treat ourselves and if retail therapy was ever to work, the time is now. Thankfully, we’re seeing British retailers posting their deals weeks ahead of time to give shoppers more of what they love for longer. So, if you’re a smart shopper and a lover of smart devices, your lockdown shopping experience doesn’t need to disappoint or stress you out. You also have plenty of time to find everything you’re looking for because right after Black Friday comes Cyber Monday (30 November) when you will have yet another opportunity to shop online for more smart tech (IoT) deals and pick up anything you missed out on.
New offers are being announced every day and we’ve researched and tracked a variety of Black Friday smart tech deals* on offer and have also created our Black Friday Smart Tech Deals hit list. So, put the kettle on and let’s take a look at some of the best Black Friday deals on right now…
Curve – An Incredible Black Friday GPS Tracker Offer
We’re going to get started with our very own smart tech device: Curve, Vodafone’s ultimate smart GPS tracker that keeps you in touch with the things you care about. Curve is a sleek and stylish smart tech device that can be attached to almost anything to ensure you never lose touch with your favourite things. How many times have you left the house late because you couldn’t find your keys or bag? Or forgot where you parked the car after going shopping? Wouldn’t it be great to keep your pet safe by being able to find them if they run off in the park? Curve will keep your things safe and sound and this Black Friday, you can purchase Curve for just £12 each (T&Cs apply). Peace of mind has never been so affordable for you and your family.
Amazon Black Friday Smart Tech Deals
Most of us will be heading to Amazon (if we haven’t already) to take advantage of some pretty great smart tech (IoT) deals. Amazon is currently offering up to 30% off its range of smart home devices. Whether you’re looking for a gift for the tech lover in your life or thinking about upgrading and adding more IoT devices in your home, there are some serious deals to be had. With the whole family stuck at home during lockdown, save yourself the hassle of hoovering and treat yourself to the Lefant Robot Vacuum Cleaner on offer at £149.99 (you save £50). Since we’ll be staying home for the next few weeks, why not pick up a few WiFi smart light bulbs to make life easier and set the mood? They’re on offer at up to 20% off, starting from £9.59. Now could be the perfect time to upgrade your smart TV with a HISENSE 55 inch Smart LED TV at only £549 (you save £350). A comfortable home is a smart home and Amazon’s Black Friday deals on smart plugs guarantees even non smart tech items can now be connected to the Internet of Things for just £13.58. That’s one of the cheapest and smartest Black Friday deals this year. Whatever you’re in the market for, you can browse all of Amazon’s smart tech Black Friday deals here where special discounts and lightning deals are on offer until 30 November.
Black Friday Smart Tech Hit List
We all have our go-to retailers for our smart tech but here are some top ideas for all your smart tech needs:
- Vodafone – Smartphone, Tablets and Sim only offers starting from £18/month. Shop Vodafone’s Black Friday deals here.
- AO – Hive smart thermostats for £75. Shop AO’s Black Friday deals here.
- Currys – Chromebooks starting at £179. Shop Currys’ Black Friday deals here.
- Currys – Samsung Family Hub Smart Fridge Freezer slashed by £700, now only £1,499. Shop Curry’s Black Friday deals here.
- Argos – Google Home Max Smart Speaker £199.99, was £299.99. Shop Argos’ Black Friday Deals here.
- Dell – Save up to £319.99 on Dell laptops and an additional 12% or 15% off by using codes Flash12 or Flash15 plus earn double rewards when you sign up for Dell Rewards. Shop Dell’s Black Friday deals here.
- John Lewis – 2020 Apple Macbook Pro 13 inch for £1,649. You can claim up to £450 when trading in your old Macbook plus get Apple TV+ free for a year. Shop John Lewis’ Black Friday deals here.
- Wiggle – Garmin Edge 1030 Cycle Computer for £349.99, was £599. Shop Wiggle’s Black Friday deals here.
The key to a successful Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping experience is to plan ahead and do your research. Make a list of the smart tech products you’re interested in, head to your favourite retailers’ websites and check out their offers and do a price comparison to ensure you’re getting the best deals. Price comparison websites such as CamelCamelCamel (specifically for Amazon only), PriceHistory (specifically for Argos products only) and PriceSpy are great to find out the price history of the smart tech products you’ve got your eye on as well as to compare the current price across different online retailers. Sites like LatestDeals offer all the current deals in one place and they even have a handy Black Friday app you can download to find bargains and keep track of your favourite Black Friday deals.
With so much on offer and so many incredible Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals to be had, this lockdown could (fingers crossed!) fly by. Whatever you’ve set your heart on, we hope we’ve given you a lot to think about and a good starting point. Whether through home delivery or click & collect, stay safe and happy Black Friday shopping.