When is Black Friday 2021 and How to Shop the Best Deals?

It’s that time of year again, when we kickstart our holiday shopping, and what better time to start than on Black Friday. Already? Yep, and we’re here to get you ready. If there are still some of you out there wondering what (or when) Black Friday is and where to shop the best deals, wonder no more. We’ve got you covered.

When is Black Friday 2021 and How to Shop the Best Deals?

What and When is Black Friday?

Traditionally American, Black Friday has a very negative origin when in 1890, two investors drove up the price of gold and caused the stock market to crash. It wasn’t until the 1980s that it garnered its more positive spin as a way for Americans to turn their losses into profit on the Friday after American Thanksgiving Day (which always falls on a Thursday). So it was with turning losses (red) into profits (black) that they coined the term Black Friday for this day of shopping bargains. What started in the US has since spread worldwide to become a pre-holiday season phenomenon, where retailers the world-over offer customers offers and deals on popular products. 

Black Friday 2021 is on Friday 26 November, but many retailers have already started offering deals online and here in the UK – with major retailers already offering deals throughout November.

When is Black Friday 2021 and How to Shop the Best Deals?
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What and When is Cyber Monday?

History gave us Black Friday, and the age of the Internet gave us Cyber Monday, its promotional sibling, where all those deals and offers roll over throughout the weekend and spill onto Monday. This year, Cyber Monday falls on 29 November. Always landing on the Monday following American Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday quickly became the online equivalent to Black Friday. With the rise of online purchasing, both days are merging in popularity and customers have access to even more deals. 

Some retailers have separate Cyber Monday deals, while some extend their existing ones through to Monday. Digital Spy and Tom’s Guide are some great places to keep your eye out for deals this Cyber Monday.

When is Black Friday 2021 and How to Shop the Best Deals?

How do I find the best Black Friday deals?

A great place to start is directly on your favourite brand’s website or social media. There will be banners about sales on their website or posts. Visit websites like Black Friday Sale, Cosmopolitan, Radio Times, or Tech Radar, who have done the groundwork for you and listed the different retailer’s deals and deals based on product category.

If you’ve found what you want but aren’t sure if you’re getting the best Black Friday deal, visit Camel Camel Camel to check the price history on Amazon or Price Spy. Whatever deals you’re looking for and whatever you have your eye on, the best advice we can give you is to shop around. So before you hit that buy button, add it to your cart and use the time left on the offer to shop for a better deal. That’s how the expert Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers do it. At least it would help get rid of that Buyer’s Remorse Tuesday feeling, right?

When is Black Friday 2021 and How to Shop the Best Deals?

What deals can I get on Vodafone Smart Tech?

Vodafone Smart Tech is offering some great deals across our most popular UK products. Here’s what’s on offer this Black Friday 2021:

When is Black Friday 2021 and How to Shop the Best Deals?

Curve Smart GPS Tracker

50% off the upfront device cost and 50% off a 24-month Vodafone SIM subscription*

Our Curve, the smart GPS tracker is the perfect gift for the people you love this Christmas, allowing them to keep an eye on the things that matter most. The smart tracker has 4 different types of tracking technology (GPS, Wi-Fi, Cellular and Bluetooth) to give you a reliable connection whether at home or outside, with an updated location every 3-5 seconds for up to 15 minutes if tracking in real time in the app. 

When is Black Friday 2021 and How to Shop the Best Deals?

Curve Pet Tracker Pack

Save a total of £57 on the upfront device cost and a 24-month Vodafone Smart SIM subscription*

The Curve Pet tracker pack includes a Curve tracker and pet clip for you to securely attach to your pet’s collar or harness to follow their adventures using the Vodafone Smart App. Waterproof certified IP67 and with different sized collar adaptors, you’ll get the perfect fit to be able to follow your pet in Realtime, create personalised alerts and save their favourite walks, all from the app.

When is Black Friday 2021 and How to Shop the Best Deals?

Neo Smart Kids Watch

Save a total of £92 on the upfront device cost and a 12-month Vodafone Smart SIM subscription* plus a £20 Disney voucher

Existing Vodafone Pay Monthly customers also now have the choice to spread the cost of their device over 11 equal monthly payments.

Keep your kids’ favourite characters from Disney, Pixar, Star Wars and Marvel close at hand with the Neo, the smart kids watch. Kids can explore using the step count and activity tracker, take photos with the 5 MP camera and create events and reminders in the Smart App’s calendar section. Stay connected with them through calls and chat between the watch and your phone, the ability to view Neo’s location on a map from your phone and manage their screen time with Quiet Mode. 

When is Black Friday 2021 and How to Shop the Best Deals?

Curve Bike Light & GPS Tracker

25% off upfront device cost

Stay confident while you ride with the Curve Bike light & GPS tracker. This all-in-one cycling device clips easily to your seatpost to help you feel safer when out on the roads, and connected to your bike when you’re not. With a smart brake light that shines brighter if you brake suddenly, impact detection in the event of a fall and a 107 db Siren sound if your bike is moved without you, you can have total peace of mind

*Offer provided by Vodafone Ltd, subject to the terms and conditions, to access Smart SIM connectivity (‘Service’). To claim offer activate by 7th of January 2022, offer commences on the date you register on the Vodafone Smart App and activate the Service. After the offer period the service automatically renews onto a standard monthly plan unless you terminate the Service 48 hours before the offer period ends. Full terms and conditions can be found at: http://www.vodafone.co.uk/VSim and charges at: https://www.vodafone.co.uk/Charging-Guide/  
Curve pet tracker pack £57 saving made up of 50% off Curve (RRP £30, offer price £15), 50% off Curve pet clip (RRP £12, offer price £6) and 50% off monthly Service charge for 24 months (RRP £3 per month, offer price £1.50)
Neo smart kids watch £92 saving made up of £20 off Neo (RRP £99, offer price £79), 50% off monthly Service charge for 12 months (RRP £12 per month, offer price £5.99)
Vodafone reserves the right to suspend, restrict or review the offers without notice if we believe they are being used in a way we don’t allow or if your use is fraudulent or a law or regulation is passed which means we need to do so. No cash alternative is available, and the offers are non-transferable by the customer. The offers may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.  Service subject to Vodafone network coverage and GPS signal. 
As a Vodafone Pay monthly customer, you can now spread payments for the device into 11 interest-free monthly payments which will be charged to your mobile bill. The first charge for your device will be added to your next mobile bill right after you buy. The remaining charges will be automatically added to your mobile bill each month. Upon termination/cancellation of a Vodafone pay monthly agreement, you will need to provide an alternative payment method to continue spread payments for your Neo.
Curve Smart GPS Tracker battery life and features dependent on tracking mode. For land based tracking only. Zone notification frequency dependent on tracking mode. Not to be used to track people. Connectivity subscription required and Terms apply. Subject to Vodafone network coverage and GPS signal. See FAQs for more info.
All Neo communication between approved contacts only. Neo is not a tracker. Smart SIM works in over 100 countries. Features and accuracy of location subject to Vodafone network coverage and GPS signal. Connectivity subscription required and Terms apply. See FAQs for more info. © Disney. © Disney/Pixar. © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd. © 2021 MARVEL.
Curve Bike light and GPS Tracker app controlled features and accuracy of location subject to Vodafone network coverage and GPS signal. Not all movements or impacts may be detected and the device is not connected to the brake on the bike and instead detects deceleration, so may not detect all braking occurrences  Connectivity subscription required and Terms apply. See FAQs for more info. Never operate your phone when cycling and continue to use all additional safety measures you would normally take when operating a bike.
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