Amazon and Black Friday go together like Brits and complaining about the weather. It’s the perfect pairing for November! Amazon launched its Black Friday sale early for 2021—here's everything you need to know about the deals available right now.
The Amazon Early Black Friday sale 2021: The best offers available right now
When does the Amazon Black Friday sale start for 2021?
Black Friday officially starts on 26 November 2021, but Amazon is always one step ahead—the Amazon Black Friday sale is on right now!
Are Amazon Black Friday deals better than Prime Day?
It depends on what's on your wishlist! Prime Day is best for Amazon-own products like Kindles, Fire Sticks and Echo Dots. The Amazon Black Friday sale covers a wider range of products, with the biggest discounts on kitchen appliances, headphones and hoovers. Amazon’s Black Friday offers are your best bet for markdowns on Apple, Dyson and Gtech.
Does Amazon do Cyber Monday?
Yes! Amazon offers a whole bunch of lightning and flash sales throughout the Black Friday period, with special discounts reserved for Cyber Monday. Last year, we bagged 52% off the Amazon Echo Dot on Cyber Monday, so it’s worth waiting around for.
What’s the best way to get a Black Friday 2021 deal?
If you’re looking to snap up an Amazon Black Friday discount this year, make sure you’ve signed up for Amazon Prime—now’s a good chance to bag a free trial, if you haven’t already got an account. Amazon Prime members usually get access to exclusive Black Friday offers and lightning deals before anyone else!
The best Amazon Black Friday offers from last year
The 2020 Black Friday sale was Amazon’s biggest yet, starting three weeks early and dropping prices by up to 75%. These were some of the best deals we rounded up:
- 72% off Oral-B SmartSeries electric toothbrush
- 52% off the Amazon Echo Dot
- 50% off the Remington D3198 hairdryer
- 36% off the Fire TV Cube
Some of the bestsellers from Amazon’s 2020 Black Friday sale included Amazon smart plugs, Apple AirPods and Philips Hue bulbs. Here's where we reckon you'll see the best savings:
Amazon Apple Black Friday deals. Apple will be offering free gift vouchers with selected purchases for Black Friday 2021, but you can bag a true blue discount by shopping at Amazon. If previous years are anything to go by, we’re expecting up to 30% off Airpods, 20% off Apple Watches and 15% off Macbooks in 2021. Get in quick though—these discounts usually only last a day or two!
Amazon Black Friday TV deals. Last year, we scored 50% off selected Samsung TVs in the Amazon Black Friday sale—so we’re pretty excited to see what’s on offer for 2021! It’s worth waiting ‘til Cyber Monday for TV discounts, where Amazon is competing with other tech giants like Currys and AO to move the last of its sale stock. Our Samsung TV guide has some of the best deals available right now.
Amazon Black Friday Kindle & Tablet deals. Tech-savvy shoppers will have their eyes peeled for more discounts on the Paperwhite Kindle or Fire Tablet this Black Friday—we predict savings of up to 50% for this year, based on previous Prime Day and Cyber Month offers.
How to get the best Amazon deals this Black Friday (and beyond)
1. Sign up for Amazon Prime in advance.
Prime members get first dibs on the best Black Friday offers, including Amazon’s ‘Lightning Deals’. You can sign up for a 30-day free trial if you haven’t had an account before, which will grant you all the same perks as a paying member.
2. Or sign up for Prime Student, if you’re eligible.
Students can get a free six-month trial to bag Black Friday discounts. After this, it’s only £3.99 per month for all of the perks of a regular Prime account. You’ll get special student offers and discounts too—score!
3. Add items to your watchlist before the sales start.
Start working on your wishlist in advance to streamline your shop when the discounts hit.
4. Turn on notifications so you don’t miss out.
If you’ve got the Amazon app, you can turn on notifications for “Your Watched & Wishlisted Deals”. This is a must for bagging those Lightning Deals before they get snapped up.
5. Select 'No-rush delivery' to bag account credit.
If you can bear waiting an extra day or two for your delivery, opt for the 'No-rush' option—you'll be rewarded with a discount or account credit to use on future orders. Score!
6. Check the prices before you buy.
Amazon’s prices fluctuate a lot more than other retailers, so it can be tricky to spot a true ‘discount’. It’s worth checking in with other retailers before you hit the ‘buy now’ button, and using a tool like Pricerunner to compare the average RRP to the Black Friday price.