Black Friday Deals 2022
It's Black Friday, which means you'll see deals from almost every retailer - both good and bad.
On this page, you'll see a roundup of some of the best deals you can find, as well as what your favourite retailers are offering. You can find some analysis too as to how good each deal is.
Of course, make sure you don't get sucked into the hype of the day, and stick to a list if you wanted to buy something.
3 Top Tips
- Prices may change throughout the day, so do your own checks and price comparisons to make sure it's the cheapest price.
- There are a number of retailers that have announced that their prices will not drop before Black Friday, and some including Curry’s and Halfords are offering to pay the difference back to you if an item drops in price after you’ve bought it - so do have a look out for those price guarantees.
- There are also some extensions to returns policies for items bought during Black Friday week - for example anything bought at John Lewis or Curry's can be returned for a full refund until January - which is much longer leeway than the usual 14 days for online purchases.
Whether it's a Nintendo Switch, an iPad or an Amazon Echo, here are some of the most searched for products and the cheapest place to find them:
Amazon Products (Eg, Echo Dot, Fire TV etc)
If you're looking for any Amazon products like smart speakers, Black Friday should be one of the cheapest times to get them.
Don't automatically assume that the cheapest place to go is Amazon however. In years past retailers like John Lewis have undercut its rivals on price.
Without further ado, here are the cheapest places for your Amazon items:
Echo Dot (3rd Generation) - £16.99 (Norm: £39.99)
Matching cheapest ever price - Found on Amazon here
Echo Dot (5th Generation) - £26.99 (Norm: £54.99)
Matching cheapest ever price - Found on Amazon here
Echo Show 8 (2nd Generation) - £69.99 (Norm: £119.99)
Currently matching the cheapest it has been since release - Found on Amazon here.
Amazon Fire TV Stick - £22.99 (Norm: £39.99)
Currently MORE EXPENSIVE now than last Black Friday (£19.99)
Nintendo Switch Console Bundles
Last year there were lots of offers on the Switch Lite & OLED consoles - but there are very few offers around this year. They're all tracking around the same in price.
Here are the best deals so far:
Nintendo Switch Console Bundles - From £259.99
At Smyths Toys Superstores, both online and in store, you can get a Nintendo Switch bundle including the game Mario Kart 8 + 3 month digital subscription for £259.99.
This same bundle was £20 CHEAPER just one year ago.
Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset Bundle
This has been a popular item for a lot of people, and although the price has increased from last year (where you could get a headset for £249) - this is a decent bundle deal.
This offer gets you the Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset, with the games Resident Evil 4 & Beat Saber included for £349.
This deal is an Amazon Black Friday offer. Between them, the games normally cost £40ish to buy.
For full details, head to the deal on Amazon.
If you wanted to check out the offers at a specific shop, here are some of the round ups of the best deals they have.
Amazon - 10% Off Amazon Warehouse & Lightning Deals
Amazon is one of the first retailers you think of when it comes to Black Friday - often matching or bettering prices from Prime Day.
All of the Amazon own brand devices are reduced to some of the lowest prices seen (see the Amazon Products above for a full run down).
Aside from that, you'll be seeing a few other deals on the retail giant's website:
- 'Lightning Deals' - Limited time offers on random items, with new ones released every 15 minutes.
- 10% Extra Off Amazon Warehouse - Amazon's returns section, where you can get a discount on returned items. Save even more with 10% off (but last year it was 20% off).
To see all of Amazon's Black Friday offerings, head over to their website.
Apple - Up To £160 In Gift Cards With Purchase
If you're buying an Apple product, you can get an Apple gift card worth up to £160 along with your order.
This is a very similar offer to Black Friday deals in past years. Obviously the more you spend, the higher the gift card value you'll receive.
Here's a run down of what value gift card you'll receive for each item, when buying through Apple:
Up To £50 Gift Card:
- Apple Pencil (2nd generation)
- Beats Fit Pro
- Beats Flex
- Beats Solo3 Wireless
- Beats Studio Buds
- Beats Studio3 Wireless
- iPad (9th gen)
- iPad mini
- iPad Air
- Magic Keyboard
- MagSafe Duo Charger
- Powerbeats Pro
- Smart Keyboard Folio
£50 Gift Card:
- Apple Watch SE
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 13
- iPhone 13 mini
- iPhone SE
Up To £75 Gift Card:
- AirPods (2nd gen)
- AirPods with Lightning Charging (3rd gen)
- AirPods Pro (2nd gen)
- AirPods Max
Up To £250 Gift Card:
- Mac Mini
- MacBook Air
- MacBook Pro
Argos - Price Matching Other Brands
Argos for Black Friday seem to be price matching other retailers on a variety of items including Echo Dots, Ring Doorbells and more. It's a shame, as Argos used to be one of the places that had exclusive deals.
They're currently doing 1/3rd off toys, whereas last year it was 50% off.
Asos - Up to 80% Off Clothes
This year, Asos is offering up to 80% off everything - which matches the best offer that they have released on a Black Friday sale.
This doesn't mean that everything is 80% off, and there are likely only few items that are - but it still makes it a good time to shop there if you needed a new wardrobe.
See what's included in the Asos sale here.
Boots - Up To 50% Off Beauty & Fragrances
Boots have never been a huge player on Black Friday, but this year they are doing 50% off fragrances, beauty products and more.
The Boots Black Friday offers are available both in store and online. For full details, head to the Boots website.
Just Eat - 25% off Takeaways
This Black Friday you can get 25% off takeaway orders when you spend £20 or more at selected restaurants.
You can get this both online or via the app, and the discount will be applied at the checkout - there's no codes to enter.
The same offer will also be happening on Monday (Cyber Monday). For full details, head to the Just Eat website.
Your Requests - Deals On Items You've Asked For
We asked you on Instagram what you were looking for this Black Friday - and we've been flooded with requests. Some items didn't have many genuine deals on, but there were a few items that were the cheapest it's ever been.
Here are a few of the best deals on items you requested:
Playstation 5 Digital Console + Just Dance 2023 Bundle - £414.98
Was £499+ for Playstation 5 Bundles, now £414.98 at Very.
Cheapest I've seen a PS5 bundle. Must pre order for December delivery (but before Christmas)
Sharp 50" 4K Smart TV - £239
Was £339. This is available in store only at Tesco. You must scan your Tesco Clubcard to get the deal.
This is the cheapest I've seen this, or any 50" TV today.
Tefal Actifry Advance Airfryer - £99.99
Was £149.99. Only available at Aldi Online - not available in store.
This is the cheapest price it's been. Airfryers are scarce this Black Friday due to popularity.
Ring Video Doorbell 2nd Gen (+ Echo Show 5 Bundle Deal) - £66.99
Was £84.98. Only available at Argos - this is one of the only places doing bundles this Black Friday.
Good price for the two together. Doorbell currently priced at £59.99 everywhere.
Laptop - Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook - £129
Was £179.99. Only available at Lidl in store. Stocks might be limited, so go quick.
Cheapest it's ever been - and one of the only laptop deals around this Black Friday.
Phillips 3 In 1 Air Purifier, Fan and Space Heater - £199.99
Was £399.99. Available at Amazon.
Cheapest it's ever been - and a good alternative to the Dyson Hot & Cold.
Oculus Rift VR Headset & 2 Games - £349.99
Was £399.99. Includes the games Resident Evil 4 & Beat Saber.
Was cheaper last year, but a decent price for more recent pricing.
Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Slow Cooker - £59.99
Was £89.99. Available at Amazon.
Has been cheaper in the past, but a decent price.
Pokemon Violet/Scarlet On Nintendo Switch for £9.99 (norm £49.99 each)
You can get a copy of Pokemon Violet or Scarlet for £9.99 at Game in store.
To get it, you'll need to trade in an old version of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Splatoon 3 to get the discount down to £9.99 (saving £40).
If you didn't have those games, you could always pick an old copy up from Facebook Marketplace for a cheap price, and still make a saving on an expensive game.
HP DeskJet 4130e (with 9 Months of Instant Ink) - £49
Was £74.99. Cheapest deal I've seen for a good spec printer.
You also get 9 months worth of instant ink, which is a nice bonus.