Black Friday Deals

When is Black Friday?

This year the shopping extravaganza falls On the weekend starting 29th November with a new day (cyber Monday) added on 2nd December to keep the deals going for four days

When do deals start?

Based on how retailers are operating this year the deals have already started from the beginning of November and shall continue until  first week of December. 

Amazon Black Friday has been confirmed starting 22nd November. You can make use of 30 day free trial prime membership if you haven’t signed up for one already

While the likes of Tesco mobile, Amazon, John Lewis, Curry’s have already started offers since the beginning of the month, the biggest discounts should start to show closer to 29th November. 

Some of the biggest discounts can be found in stores below

Amazon

Curry’s

Argos

Game

John Lewis

Carphone warehouse

Tesco mobile

Apple

We keep track of all deals that are released. You can visit our page to find latest bargains as they’re released.

Televisions

4K televisions are very popular these days. Although 8k televisions have already been released and available they’re quiet expensive and there isn’t enough content for 8k to justify the purchase. 4K content is widely available with most streaming services and live broadcast now switching over to 4K. There is still some way to go before all content is 4K so a television with 4K capability should last you at least for the next 5 years before 8k starts to make in roads. We’ve short listed the best 4K deals on the best televisions currently available in the market. There’re cheaper alternatives available but won’t be much of an upgrade over the HD television you already own. 

Key selling point for 4K has been OLED and we agree it has the best blacks of any television. They’re ideal for watching in low lights. LED technology has had a major improvement as well and we would recommend LED for anyone not wanting to spend as much on an OLED. Also, LED are ideal for bright rooms and for rooms and for watching in daylight.

Best 4K on Amazon

Philips 55inch 4K OLED 15% off @ £1099.00

LG 70inch 4K LED TV 31% off @ £764.10 Save £355.89

HiSense 50inch $H UHD HDR Smart TV 33% off @ £299.00 Save £150.00

Headphones and Speakers

If you’re looking for headphones this year then wireless is the way to go. There’s a debate about sound quality among audiophiles however what you miss out is minuscule compared to the advantages you get from wireless headphones.

Apple has upped its game with the AirPod pro this year as the competition in that segment is very close.

You need to consider the battery life, charge times, form factor and ease of connection to various devices.

Laptops and Tablets

These are mostly essentials now and not a latest must have. Most standard laptops offer decent performance for most task you expect to carry out on a Laptop. You may want to budget differently if you’re looking for a specific application to run that requires lots of resources.

Mobile phone and plans

Foldable seem to be latest trend this year with offerings from Samsung, Huawei and Motorola. Although with the latest offering Motorola seems to have got the design and pricing right.

Kitchen

Home Gadgets

Gaming and Console

Kids toys and gifts

Stocking fillers

Chessington World of Adventure – New Year Party

New Year Celebration for the whole family at Chessington

Deals keep coming around Black Friday. Now this one is not a Black Friday deal however it is something that can be budgeted during Black Friday so that the New Year Celebration is sorted in time allowing you to spend Christmas knowing that you’ve something to look forward to after all the celebrations and presents.

New Year’s Eve at Chessington promises to be a wild celebration for the whole family with overnight stay, dinner, evening entertainment, buffet breakfast, animal character meet & greet, 2 day theme park entry and entry to Zoo and sea life centre on New Year’s Day. Now that’s a whole lot of food activities for two days.

Click here 👍 to book your place

Packages include:
– Overnight stay at the Chessington Resort Hotel
– New Year’s Eve dinner in the Temple Restaurant
– Family evening entertainment and Kids disco
– Buffet Breakfast the next morning
– Animal and character meet and greets
– 2-day Theme Park entry (selected rides open)
– Entry to the Zoo and SEA LIFE centre on New Year’s Day
– Late check out at 12pm on New Year’s Day

Book on your New Year’s Eve package today to avoid disappointment from £528 per family – rooms selling out fast!

Click here 👍 to book your place

Black Friday – Thorpe Park Deal

Everyone’s in on the Black Friday deals. I’ve recently come across the Thorpe Park Black Friday deal which seems great for a family looking to spend time together having fun. You get up to 40% off plus a free season pass upgrade with the deal. I’ve copied below details from the promotion and you can click on the link below to get this deal. Remember! Deal ends on 2nd Dec 2019 so you have time to think before you sign up 🙂

Click here for the deal 👍

Up to 40% off your 2020 short break plus a Free Season Pass Upgrade

Breakdown of what is included with 40% off:
● Overnight stay at either onsite Shark Cabins or one of our Nearby hotels
● Enjoy over 30 rides and attractions with the Free Standard Season Pass Upgrade
● Delicious Breakfast

Benefits of your FREE Season Pass Upgrade:
● Free access to Thorpe Park throughout the 2020 season*
● Cheaper tickets for up to 5 of your friends on selected dates*
● Up to 20% off future breaks in the Thorpe Shark Cabins and in Park discounts*

Additional benefits for guests staying onsite in the Shark Cabins:
● FREE Parking and WIFI
● One Hour Fast track from 10-11 to beat the queue the morning guests wake!
● Stay within the Thorpe Park site and heart of the action

Treat your family with a lovely Black Friday gift Click here for the deal 👍

Smart Online Shopping

How to be smart while online shopping and how to make the best use of various tools available to ensure you always get the best deals. We’ve outlined few tools that should help you to be a savvy shopper

CamelCamelCamel (The Camelizer)

This is an extension that can be installed for your browser. Click on the icon for The Camelizer when you’re are on the product page. Once pressed, the tool should give you privce history of a product on Amazon and third party sellers. A great tool to check if the current price is actually the lowest price. You can also use their website instead

Pricespy

Pricespy a price comparison site and is simple to use. It provides comprehensive list of prices from various retailers. You just have to type in the product name and allow the site to do it’s magic

Flubit

The site says 20% off everything. You can buy everything with points on the site. Good thing is that you can buy points with you card to buy stuff and ensure 20% off everytime

Quidco

Quidco can be used through its site or mobile apps for iOS and Android. Quidco makes money by sending customer to online store and in return it pays the customer part of the commission it gets from the store.

Honey

Honey has browser extensions for chrome and Firefox. The extension comes in to action as soon as it notices a product page that it has discount codes available for. It works 9 times of out 10 and is a great way to save some money through discount codes. They also have a website called joinhoney which is similar to the Camelizer in terms of providing price history

How To Safely Shop Online

Online shopping can be a bit overwhelming especially during the days when deals are being offered by almost every website in existence. This also leaves you vulnerable to bad players (online scammers) lurking on the net and waiting for you to make a mistake that they can capitalise on. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not just the bad players that can cause harm but it also helps if you’re bit cautious and follow few rules to keep yourself safe.

We’ve listed down few measures that you can take to ensure you don’t end up having a bad experience while shopping online.

Use Credit Card or Paypal:

It is always safer to use credit card compared to a debit card as credit card offers additional protection in case the product fail to arrive or if is not as described. If you don’t own a credit card then we would recommend signing up for PayPal and paying through it as PayPal provides similar protection for online purchases.

Check final total before checkout

Sometimes you’d come across a deal too good to be true on a genuine website and in the excitement may miss checking final total. You need to check the final total properly before checkout to ensure that the quantity is right and that the shipping cost is not too exorbitant and does not exceed the original product price without discount.

Ensure you’re using Secure checkouts

When you’ve decided on what to buy and filled your online basket with goodies the next stage is to check out. This is when you provide your personal like shipping address and phone number. The next step is where you provide credit card details. When you’re on this page ensure that it provides an encrypted checkout and that you see a green padlock in the URL space (webaddress). We recommend running miles from any site not providing an encrypted checkout even if it is the product you’ve been saving for.

Setup Alerts

All banks now have online banking available and in most cases they also provide mobile banking. There would be a feature that allows you to opt-in for notifications (email or text alert or onscreen notification on mobile) that is sent to you as soon as there’s a purchase made of certain amount with your card. This will alert you of anything unusual that you may think is potential scam purchase using your account

Phishing emails

You’re likely to receive numerous offers during the sale season. You need to be alert about the emails you receive and who you receive them from. It is likely that a scammer is sending email about an irresistible offer and will run away with your money as soon as you provide your details online by clicking their link. Always check senders email address (not just the name) and if it looks suspicious to you in any way then it is advised you mark the email as spam/junk

Be wary of details you share online

Some of the phishing scams mentioned above may request additional information like your date of birth, mother’s maiden name, card PIN etc. While your shipping address and your name is required for purchase other personal information is not required especially your card PIN. This could be a someone after your card details by posing to be a shop. Be alert about such information request and stay away from such sites.

Manage your online passwords 

It is difficult to remember all passwords you create for online shopping. However it is important you create different accounts using different passwords and store them in a password manager to ensure your account is not compromised. There’re free password managers like Keepass that’ll do the job just well.