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Black Friday 2019: the best early deals for your home

Black Friday 2019 is still just over three weeks away, but with early deals being released daily by major brands and retailers, the four-day shopping event has essentially started already.  So if you want to bag the best deals on homewares, appliances and smart home tech this Black Friday, you need to start paying attention right now. The good news is you're in exactly the right place to secure what you want at the best price because Real Homes is reporting on the deals as they go live on this very page.

We'll have a team of over 20 home experts working flat out through the Black Friday period to sift through the sales and bring you the very best deals at the best prices. Our philosophy is simple - we'll only recommend products we own or would buy ourselves.

When is Black Friday?

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Black Friday always falls immediately after Thanksgiving, which means Black Friday 2019 falls on Friday 29th November. However, many retailers are starting their sales now and the discounting will last for at least a week afterwards. 

In other words, now is the time to keep your eyes peeled for great deals, whether you're looking to treat yourself or secure bargains on Christmas gifts for friends and family.

The best early Black Friday deals

We can't call all of our deals Black Friday deals, but these really are too good to miss. From buys under GBP50 - perfect if you are getting ahead on your Christmas shopping - to deals on top tech, grab it now.  Deals at our top retailers:

Early mattress deals

Nectar mattress UK | GBP250 off and 2 free pillows
A mattress sale not to miss, this deal gives you GBP250 off a new mattress as well as two free pillows worth GBP70 of which aren't sold separately on the Nectar site!

This means you can now bag a Nectar mattress from just GBP249. Even better? the deal will automatically be applied at checkout. Deal ends: Unknown.View Deal

Black Friday 2019: the best early deals for your home

Tweak | GBP120 off a Nrem customisable mattress
An ideal purchase for those who suffer from back pain, especially now there's GBP120 off, this is our 11th pick of the best mattress you can buy. Use the code LOVESLEEP for the discount which means you can bag a single size for GBP475 instead of GBP595 and a super king for GBP1,017.24 instead of GBP1,095. Deal ends: Unknown.
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Early Black Friday homeware and furniture offers

Black Friday 2019: the best early deals for your home

Very | GBP10 cashback on purchases over GBP100
Shopping for something at Very soon?

Perhaps you need a new vacuum cleaner, you're buying a sofa bed ready to sleep more heads at Christmas or are replacing your TV with a newer model. Whatever the reason, if you're spending over GBP100, use the code 10BACK at checkout.View Deal

Other deals:

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Black Friday 2019: the best early deals for your home

Alexa compatible Smart Plugs | Was GBP27.99 now GBP15.99 at Amazon
A set of plugs might not sound like the most exciting of gifts, but with these you are actually buying the gift of peace of mind. How?

They can be used to control lighting when you are out, check you have switched off those dreaded straighteners or just use them to turn the radio on and off to spook your granny...View Deal

Black Friday 2019: the best early deals for your home

Bosch IXO Cordless Screwdriver | Was GBP41.99 now GBP28.77
This handy cordless screwdriver makes the perfect stocking filler for anyone who does lots of DIY. It features a forward/reverse operation, as well as 10 standard screwdriver bits and a carry case for easy storage. It charges through a micro-USB system and can work for 3-hours straight without needing to be charged.View Deal

Black Friday 2019: the best early deals for your home

Anthropologie Eula Bedding | Was from GBP68 now from GBP34 at John Lewis
Know an Anthropologie fan?

Give them the cosiest of gifts with this bedding set which features beautiful hand knotted and machine embroidered embellishment. It's available in a double or king size, and right now is reduced to clear at John Lewis.View Deal

Black Friday 2019: the best early deals for your home

Bosch Tassimo My Way TAS6002GB | Was GBP140 now GBP69.99 at Currys
This Bosch coffee machine can be personalised to suit your coffee drinking needs. It's compatible with over 40 different brands of coffee so you can drink whatever you like; you can also set the strength, intensity and drink size to suit you.

The machine has an auto-clean function that activates after each drink has been made to prevent mixing flavours, and it's compact so won't take up loads of valuable worktop space in the kitchen.View Deal

Black Friday 2019: the best early deals for your home

 Oral-B Genius 8000 Electric Toothbrush | Was GBP279.99 now GBP89.99 at Amazon
The Oral-B Genius 8000 electric toothbrush is rated our best electric toothbrush for a reason - it has a battery life for up to 12 days, it features five brushing modes and it connects via Bluetooth to your phone. It has had another GBP10 knocked off in the last week, so we think this is a great buy now before Black Friday as it can't get much lower.View Deal

Black Friday 2019: the best early deals for your home

Braun Series 7 Electric Shaver | Was GBP279.99 now GBP129.99 at Amazon
The Braun Series 7 is our pick of the best electric shaver you can buy. Why? It's among the best you can buy for a close, safe and intelligent shave.

It also cleans itself, it has five different shaving modes, it's cordless AND waterproof and it can be used wet or dry and with shaving foam or gel...View Deal

Black Friday 2019: the best early deals for your home

KitchenAid 5K45SS Stand Mixer | Was GBP399 now GBP299 at AO
This is the cheapest price we've ever seen the KitchenAid sell for. The chances of it being less than this on Black Friday are very slim. Buy now to secure a saving early and cross a Christmas present off your list. View Deal

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What is Black Friday?

Black Friday started in the USA.

The term had previously been used for bad economic events like Friday 24th September 1969 when a group of financiers tried to manipulate the gold market, leading to an economic crash. However, it was then applied to the shopping chaos that was noted in Philadelphia on the Friday after Thanksgiving in 1961 and the name has stuck. With many people taking this day off and using it to begin their Christmas shopping, it is one of the busiest days in the commercial calendar, both on the streets and online.

Black Friday is no longer just a US phenomenon - it's gained unstoppable momentum in the UK over recent years, too. Along with Cyber Monday, both events are loved by bargain hunters as they offer the chance to make big savings on everything from tech and to cushions. With the weekend falling about a month before Christmas, it is a great opportunity to bag Christmas gifts and winter deals.

Click to see our Black Friday retailer deals pages

When is Cyber Monday 2019?

Cyber Monday is always the Monday straight after Black Friday, so this year Cyber Monday 2019 falls on 2 December.

Traditionally, this is when you'll see lots of electronics and technology discounted. What is the difference between Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Not a great deal really, since many deals run from Black Friday through to Cyber Monday and beyond.

Once upon a time, Black Friday offered great deals on consumer electronics, while Cyber Monday focused more on clothing and jewellery bargains. Now, though, you can get great deals on everything across the entire weekend.

What can you buy for your home on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Lots of things! From mattress deals to TV sales, so it's possibly the best time of the year for shopping, big or small.

With homeware brands ever more attuned to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday buzz, you can expect big savings from well-known brands. When it comes to home tech and appliances, Amazon and John Lewis are probably your best bet. And then there's  AO.com, and Currys , of course.

Other retailers worth watching include Wayfair and Habitat . Big savings on furniture and homeware can be expected everywhere from Made.com to  Anthropologie.  That said, sometimes, retailers opt out of Black Friday and Cyber Monday - which is why it's worth checking back here for updates because we'll be monitoring the best deals for you.

Black Friday 2019: the best early deals for your home

It's not all about punch ups for the last TV on Black Friday.

Invest in quality furniture at discounted prices. Sofa beds like this chair bed from Dunelm are a great purchase at this time of year

(Image credit: Dunelm)

Will Amazon have a Black Friday sale?

Right now many people are asking 'when is the Amazon Black Friday sale?' because Amazon is by far the dominant Black Friday retailer, with 26 per cent of all online sales in 2018.  We can promise you with 100 per cent certainty that Amazon will be having a Black Friday sale because the retail giant already has a page live.

Visit the Amazon Black Friday sale page now for a sneak peek. As with Amazon Prime Day back in July, Real Homes will be bringing you  up-to-the-minute news on every deal and discount Amazon announces. Bookmark this page now!

Are Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings real or not?

As with any sale, there are some end-of-line products as well as items that haven't proved popular throughout the rest of the year in the mix on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

However, there are some genuine savings on offer. Here's what you can generally expect:

  • TVs will be sold at massive discounts, ideal for the viewing-heavy festive season.
  • Amazon will offer great discounts on its own products (think Echo and Echo Dots - both great Christmas gifts.
  • Classic Christmas gifts - from cameras to smart home tech - will be way cheaper than usual.
  • Power tools, kitchen appliances - such as washing machines, and even electric razors will all be discounted.
  • It's not just coffee machines, microwaves and other must-have appliances that are up for grabs. Nope, off-season buys, such as lawnmowers, BBQs and more will be discounted, too.
  • eBay even takes part, offering Black Friday deals.
  • Home accessories will be up for grabs at brilliant prices - and we'll have the latest every day.
  • Xbox One X, is expected to be discounted, as is the PS4 Pro. Perfect for that 'big gift' for the kids.
  • Looking for furniture?

    You'll be able to check back with us for the best bed and sofa bed deals.

BUT... since many products' prices yoyo frequently, checking the price history of what you're planning to buy on CamelCamelCamel.com or PriceSpy will tell you whether the savings are real or illusory. These clever and handy sites show you whether a price is likely to re-occur, so, if you prefer, you can allocate your budget to something that is more rarely discounted on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Whatever you're shopping for, do bear in mind that as prices change frequently (no doubt arranged with the supplier way in advance), it's not always worth racing to get something you're still saving for, because the product is likely to be discounted again soon (think Boxing Day sales).

Always check, rather than be distracted by the recommended retail price, especially on big ticket home tech like televisions.

Top tips for bagging a Black Friday deal

1. Sign up to mailing lists: Subscribe to newsletter lists from your favourite retailers to be informed of deals as they drop. You can also sign up for our newsletter because we will be sharing the best home deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

2. Be prepared to research: Retailers will surface some of their best deals on homepages and top pages, but also the ones they want rid of or the ones they think will get the most traffic to the site. This is why it pays to navigate away from the main Black Friday landing pages.

If you know what product you are after, head to that section of the site and get ready to scroll.  3. Check out the lesser known brands: The biggest brands may have the buying power to offer the best discounts, but they will also be the busiest sites and stock is more likely to go quickly.

Look for lesser known retailers (check their reviews on Trustpilot first) and see if they have the products you are after.

Best deals to expect on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

We don't yet know exactly what Black Friday UK 2019 and Cyber Monday UK 2019 will offer in terms of deals, but, from past experience, we can make some good guesses, so keep your fingers crossed for: 1. Amazon's Alexa devices and Amazon products

Amazon's Black Friday sale last year saw massive discounts on its own devices. Their Prime memberships and Amazon services were also reduced, too. So, if you're thinking Christmas gifts expect sales on the Echo Dot, Amazon Fire TV Stick and more.

See the latest offers on our Amazon deals page. 2. Smart home tech

As we said above, Amazon slashed prices on their own smart products last year - think the Echo, Echo Dot, Kindle... and also helped customers save on the Hive thermostat. John Lewis also knocked money off the Google Home smart speaker. Amazon Prime Day also saw massive savings on everything from video doorbells to smart plugs.

In other words, it's the perfect time to do your shopping. Bargain Christmas gift anyone?  See our round-up of the best Black Friday smart home tech deals.

3. TVs TVs are always sold at great prices on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Currys knocked loads off TVs last year, and Amazon typically has some cracking TV deals.

Best page to bookmark? Our TV deals page has all the latest.  4.

Mattresses You'll sleep in comfort going into 2020, as you can expect offers on all of the best mattresses over the Black Friday weekend. Last Black Friday saw big online mattress brands such as Simba and Casper get in on the action, with some of them offering 30 per cent off over the Black Friday weekend.

We will keep you up-to-date on all the best mattress deals. 5. Bedding

It would be rude not to get some brand new bedding considering the low prices, right? Everyone from John Lewis to  Marks & Spencer cuts prices on items such as bedding and towels - and it's a particularly good time to buy extras. See our bedding deals page for the latest bargains.

6. Beds Guaranteed a good night's sleep after all of the money you'll be saving, last year saw homeware haven Habitat cut their prices during the event, and a couple of years back, Very offered a 50 per cent discount on several beds and sofas.

Keep ahead of the deals by checking out our bed sales page - or see our round ups below. 7. Sofa beds

Sleeping a few more family members this Christmas? Treat yourself to a new sofa bed from John Lewis or Dunelm. It was only a couple of years ago that they had the deal of the century on their Sacha sofa bed, dropping the price by over GBP400.

Peruse our list of the best sofa beds to get an idea of what you might want to buy come Black Friday, and keep an eye on our sofa bed deals page. 8. Sofas

Buying a new sofa is a big investment both financially and in terms of the time it takes to choose the right one. Start your search now by checking out the best sofas, then when Black Friday is here, see what is on offer from the best brands. Those on the hunt for a sofa deal will be pleased to hear that Marks & Spencer knocked a huge amount off products across all its departments last year.

We expect more big savings online from high street retailers and web-only shops looking to maintain the competition. 9. Fridges and freezers

Buying the best fridge freezer is another purchase that will set you back a pretty penny. It is an appliance that you really don't want to skimp on either, buying cheap is a false economy (they don't last and tend to be less energy efficient) so take the bargain bonanza that is Black Friday as chance to buy something you would not usually be able to afford.  A purse-friendly fridge freezer deal to store all the Christmas grub you've pre-ordered is definitely in the running for one of the best Black Friday deals this year.

Currys PC World offered top-class deals on their fridges and freezers last year, as did AO.com. 10. Washing machines

Whether you want to upgrade to the best washing machine you can, or your current one is on the blink, Black Friday is a great time to buy. Good washing machine deals are a definite during Black Friday, especially from brands such as John Lewis , who, tends to slash prices. Currys are also known to offer up to GBPGBPGBPs off selected models. 

Shop safely this Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Just as you would usually, ensure you're shopping securely.

Paying by credit card will give you more protection than paying by debit card. If you pay with PayPal or another third party payment service, you may not be eligible for these payment protections. Know you'll be in a hurry on the big weekend?

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