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The IndyBest team knows a thing or two about online shopping. Whether it's providing advice via tried and tested product reviews of everything from the all-new Samsung Galaxy Z fold 3 to silk pillowcases, or bringing you with the very best deals on VPNs, tablets, mattresses and more, we've got your back when it comes to navigating to the virtual shelves. But with retailers launching new sales and products on an ever more frequent basis, the world of online shopping can feel a little daunting.

So, our liveblog is here Monday to Friday to help you navigate the task of finding the product you want at the best possible price .

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Whether you're looking for a new SIM-only contract, a whopping offer on an iPhone 12 or simply want to discover a handy voucher code, we've got you covered. Keep scrolling for today's bargains - you can thank us later! Read more:

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  • Boots GBP10 Tuesday sale is unmissable

Save up to 50% in Emma's bank holiday sale

12:35 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Well-known, reliable brand when it comes to bedding, Emma, is currently offering up to 50 per cent off its leading mattresses, bedding and pillows in its summer bank holiday sale.

Emma original pillow: Was GBP69, now GBP37.95, Emma-sleep.co.uk

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"While this wonderfully technical pillow would suit every kind of sleeper, it was our front sleeper's favourite," noted our writer in her review of the best memory foam pillows.

It's made up "of three separate layers of foam, all supportive but with a nice bit of spring, you can remove sections to bring the profile of the pillow up or down". We can't believe this is reduced by 45 per cent. Buy now

Emma hybrid mattress: Was GBP809, now GBP444.95, Emma-mattress.co.uk

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While the original (was GBP699, now GBP384.45, Emma-mattress.co.uk) is the bestseller, the hybrid is said to be even better, yet still affordable.

Luckily, we put it to the test. "If you like your mattresses on the slightly softer and bouncier side, you're bound to love this Emma mattress that would be right at home in a five-star hotel," praised our writer. "Whatever position you sleep in, you'll enjoy the benefits of the support". If you're looking for a versatile option for people who sleep in different positions throughout the night, this is the bed for you.

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Cheap school uniform deals

12:05 , Eva Waite-Taylor

If you're fretting over the back to school rush and are looking for cheap uniform deals, we've got you covered. Morrisons: You can get a uniform bundle from GBP7.95, with three white polo shirts (GBP3.95, Nutmeg.morrisons.com), two sweatshirts (GBP5.50, Nutmeg.morrisons.com), a skirt (GBP5, Nutmeg.morrisons.com) and two pairs of trousers (GBP8, Nutmeg.morrisons.com) Matalan: A great destination for affordable clothing and its uniform shop is no different: two long sleeve shirts (GBP5.50, Matalan.co.uk), two short sleeve shirts (GBP4, Matalan.co.uk), two pairs of trousers (GBP10, Matalan.co.uk) and two skirts (GBP8, Matalan.co.uk)

Need more? Read our guide to Aldi's back to school range

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Aldi's back-to-school range has a complete uniform bundle for just GBP4.50

This face tanner is our editor's favourite - and it's currently on sale

11:35 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Whether it's for your body or face, here at IndyBest we know a thing or two about fake tan. And we've just spotted that our deputy editor Ellie Fry's favourite face tanner is currently reduced by 20 per cent.

Tan-Luxe superglow hyaluronic self-tan serum: Was GBP35, now GBP28, Lookfantastic.com

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This "truly is a hero tanning product that we can't live without", praised Fry in her in-depth review of the product.

It's easy to use, simply massage two to 12 drops of the gel-like formula into your face and decollete and it'll deliver "natural-looking, even coverage" that leaves skin looking "healthier, brighter and more supple". "Not only does the serum give the skin a subtle tint (no orangeness here), but it also colour corrects and evens out your skin tone; the exact opposite of what many other face tanners do," she added. "It works wonders on our acne-prone, sensitive skin and has replaced our usual hyaluronic acid thanks to its glow-giving properties," she added. With such high praise, we'll be adding to our beauty arsenal ASAP.

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What SUP! You need to see this paddle board deal

11:05 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Gul cross 10ft 7in: Was GBP449.99, now GBP399.99, Sportsdirect.com

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If you're just dipping your toes into the world of SUP, this is for you. It featured in our review of the best stand-up paddle boards with our writer praising it for its "fantastic job of instilling confidence after the first few paddle strokes".

What's more, the "well-designed deck pad was comfortable and lent itself to good movement from the middle to the back for faster turns and more manoeuvrability", while tracking "was excellent and there was a reassuring stiffness". Buy now

Northern rail launches flash GBP1 sale

10:26 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Yes, you read that right. Northern has launched a whopping sale, slashing the price of more than a million train tickets to just GBP1. This is all part of the rail company's call for people in the north to "go do your thing".

You can find all the stations offering flash sale on the Northern website, but you can take a day trip from Manchester to Leeds for a change of city scenery, or if you'd like to visit the seaside, why not explore Morecambe. Simply travel between 6 September and 22 October to get your journey for just a quid! Visit Northernrailway.co.uk to find out more

The Boots GBP10 Tuesday sale is so good you don't want to miss it

10:05 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Every Tuesday, Boots slashes the price of some of its bestselling products to just GBP10.

And this week is no different. Here's what we're adding straight to our basket!

White Glo white accelerator blue light kit: Was GBP30, now GBP10, Boots.com

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If you're looking for a way to brighten your smile at home, this teeth whitening kit might just be the answer. It features a blue light device, which works to activate the gel and lift existing stains.

While we've not tested this exact product, we have tried the White Glo coffee and tea drinkers formula (GBP4.20, Boots.com) in our review of the best teeth whitening kits, which our writer noting that her teeth looked brighter after just two weeks. Clearly, it's a brand you can trust. Buy now

Skinnydip peach water bottle: Was GBP20, now GBP10, Boots.com

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It's that time of year again where you're frantically preparing for the back to school rush.

Thankfully the Boots GBP10 sale has come to the rescue by slashing the price of this school essential. It's a fun design and there's also a matching lunchbox (was GBP14, now GBP10, Boots.com), which has also been reduced. Buy now

Visit Boots.com for the full GBP10 Tuesday sale

Aldi slashes price of its playground slide in summer sale

09:05 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Aldi kids' wooden playhouse with slide: Was GBP199.99, now GBP164.99, Aldi.co.uk

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School holidays might be nearly over, but that doesn't mean the fun should stop. This playground slide set-up is the ideal way to keep kids entertained while you sit back and relax. Best of all, it's reduced in Aldi's summer sale.

It's two-storeys and features a lookout deck perfect for letting their imagination run wild. If your little one is obsessed with pirates, this galleon wooden playhouse (was GBP224.99, now GBP117.99, Aldi.co.uk) looks equally as exciting. Buy now

Good morning bargain-hunters

08:58 , Eva Waite-Taylor

As promised, we're back for yet another day of rolling coverage of the best sales.

We're expecting some more whopping discounts across some big-name brands and retailers. Yesterday we noticed that B&Q has slashed the price of its garden furniture by 50 per cent, while there's also huge savings to be had at FatFace. So, you've got all that and more to look forward to today.

Stay tuned for the best deals and discounts!

Goodbye from your resident bargain-hunters

Monday 23 August 2021 17:30 , Eva Waite-Taylor

And that's it for another day of deal-hunting. While we've not seen a GBP3.99 air fryer on Amazon like Friday, we have found some of the best deals in the sales, including a whopping mattress bundle (was GBP1,716, now GBP1,029, Simba.com). We'll be back bright and early tomorrow, but if you can't wait until then, head over to the IndyBest deals section where you'll find all the latest discounts on everything from laptops to Lego.

Save GBP100 on Recovapro lite mini massage gun in the sale

Monday 23 August 2021 17:00 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Recovapro lite mini massage gun with charging mat: Was GBP259, now GBP159, Recovapro.co.uk

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Recover like a pro with this massage gun, which featured in our review of the best thanks to its "super lightweight" design. "Gentle, quiet and with a smaller range of attachments than some models, it's an ideal massage device for anyone who wants to use a gun for everyday aches and pains," praised our writer.

This is deal to too good to miss, it also comes with a charging mat worth GBP59 included in the bundle as well as a 90-day risk-free trial and two-year warranty. Buy now

Back to school deals from Moleskine

Monday 23 August 2021 16:30 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Known for its sleek diaries and notebooks, Moleskine is offering a back to school bundle. When you choose three items, including a bag (was GBP169, now GBP118.30, Moleskine.com), you'll get a whopping 30 per cent off.

We've got our eye on the classic 18-month planner (was GBP18.99, now GBP13.29, Moleskine.com) and this set of three cashier journals (was GBP18.99, now GBP13.29, Moleskine.com). Visit Moleksine.com now

Our top picks from the Oliver Bonas sale

Monday 23 August 2021 15:30 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Oliver Bonas super star mug: Was GBP12.50, now GBP6, Oliverbonas.com

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If you're looking for a small gift for someone special, this mug is bound to cheer up anyone's morning coffee. Best of all, GBP5 of the sale will be donated to UK youth, a charity working to better the future of young people.

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Oliver Bonas Winnie weave brown bucket tote bag: Was GBP41, now GBP21, Oliverbonas.com

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Wicker bags are always big news for spring and summer, so why not get ahead of next year with this bargain purchase. The weave design instantly transports us to the south of France. Buy now

AmericanGolf sale is a tees

Monday 23 August 2021 14:30 , Eva Waite-Taylor

TaylorMade SIM2 driver: Was GBP449, now GBP399, Americangolf.co.uk

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Whether you're a regular at the driving range or consider yourself a pro, it might be time to upgrade your golf drivers.

This one took the top spot in our review of the best thanks to the "multi-material engineering" which means "you can really unleash your inner Rory McIlroy off the tee, without having to worry too much about adding to your lost ball tally", praised our writer. "The club imparts bags of confidence as you stand over the ball and that really frees you up to attack the course and get those scores down. A real game improvement club."

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What to shop in the Fatface sale

Monday 23 August 2021 13:30 , Eva Waite-Taylor

FatFace Clayton dungarees: Was GBP59.50, now GBP30, Fatface.com

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Release your inner Donna Sheridan with this pair of dungarees. A wardrobe staple, particularly for autumn, they can be styled in a plethora of ways: at the weekend wear with a lace cami (GBP39.50, Marksandspencer.com) underneath, while for more formal occasions, opt for a pretty blouse (GBP27.99, Zara.com) underneath. With 50 per cent off, now's the time to invest.

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Fatface lewes plain crew neck jumper: Was GBP45, now GBP20, Fatface.com

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The FatFace men's sale is also excellent. Give your knitwear collection a refresh ahead of autumn and winter with this wool jumper. If the stone colour isn't to your taste, it's also available in black - both just as smart.

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The Jigsaw sale pieces we're adding to our baskets

Monday 23 August 2021 12:30 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Jigsaw Ava leather footbed sandal: Was GBP110, now GBP66, Jigsaw-online.com

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If like us you're hoping for an Indian summer, make sure you've got a pair of shoes to see you through. This pair featured in our review of the best dad sandals with our writing noting that these are the "perfect investment". Instead of "squishy foam soles (which can wear down over time) and canvas straps, these are made from buttery leather with a sturdy base", and the "straps are padded for extra comfort".

Depending on your preference, they're available in black and cream. Buy now

Jigsaw viscose twill fluid trousers: Was GBP90, now GBP36, Jigsaw-online.com

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The best clothing items to buy in the summer sale are those that can be worn pretty much all year round. These loose-fitting trousers look like they'd be ideal for spring as well as winter - wear with a thick, chunky knit jumper when the cold hits, but when the sun's out, style with an oversized white T-shirt.

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What to shop in the JD Sports sale

Monday 23 August 2021 12:00 , Eva Waite-Taylor

There's up to 50 per cent off some big-name brands in the JD Sports sale, including Nike, adidas and Puma.

Nike air max 2090: Was GBP130, now GBP90, Jdsports.co.uk

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If you're after a pair of fresh creps, then you need to know about these trainers. Inspired by the air max 90, these feature Nike's signature cushioning for extra comfort, while the design is edgy and modern. Buy now

Best iPad deal in Amazon sale

Monday 23 August 2021 11:30 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Apple iPad pro, 12.9in: Was GBP1,069, now GBP883.81, Amazon.co.uk

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While this is a slightly older model, the iPad air shone supreme in our review of the best tablets, with The Independent's technology critic David Phelan noting that "the design is the same as last year," and that it still "looks amazing".

Plus, its "flat edges allow the magnetic attachment of the optional Apple pencil accessory (GBP115.40, Amazon.co.uk)". If you're looking for a powerful machine to replace your laptop, this is the one for you, especially now that Amazon has a fairly hefty reduction. Buy now

For more deals on iPads in the sale, read our extensive round-up

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We found the cheapest Apple iPads

Save on a new TV and Ring doorbell in Currys bank holiday weekend sale

Monday 23 August 2021 11:00 , Eva Waite-Taylor

The bank holiday weekend is nearly here and retailers are making it even better by launching its sales early. Case in point: Currys PC World. To save you from endlessly scrolling, these are the best deals to snap up now.

Samsung QE65QN85AATXXU 65in TV: Was GBP2,199, now GBP1,799, Currys.co.uk

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This smart QLED TV comes equipped with Bixby, Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as a quantum 4K processor, which automatically adjusts the brightness and upscales everything you're watching, no matter the original source.

With a GBP400 saving, it's seriously good value and will prove a wise investment for boxset bingers and gamers alike. Buy now

Ring video doorbell pro with plug-in adapter: Was GBP159, now GBP123, Currys.co.uk

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This smart doorbell from Amazon-owned brand Ring allows you to answer your door from anywhere in the world using your smartphone, and alerts you when it detects somebody approaching your home. The pro version has a slim design, high-quality 1080p HD video and comes with a plug-in adapter that makes installation super simple with the use of a standard electrical socket.

Buy now For more whopping discounts in the sale, read our round-up of the Currys PC World sale

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Currys launches early bank holiday sale with deals on TVs and Apple products

Sleep easy knowing you've saved in Simba's mattress sale

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One of our favourite mattress brands Simba has launched its bank holiday sale already - and we're here for it. In honour of the three-day weekend, it's offering 35 per cent off its mattresses and 40 per cent off its sleep bundles.

Simba hybrid mattress: Was GBP879, now GBP571.35, Simba.com

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This featured in our review of the best mattresses, with our writer noting that it's "best for side and front sleepers, and that goes for people of any shape or size".

Plus, if "you're prone to waking up with aches and pains, especially in your back, you'll really notice the spinal support", while the "sinkage is spot on too". It has a 200-night trial, so if the unlikely happens and you decide it's not for you, Simba will collect it for free. There's also the option to get the hybrid mattress in a bundle (was GBP1,716, now GBP1,029, Simba.com), which currently has 40 per cent off and includes two hybrid pillows, a duvet and a mattress protector.

Buy now Read our guide on the best mattress deals for more of the same

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Simba currently has 35% off its bestselling mattresses in its sale

Back to school deals: Get the best discounts on school uniform

Monday 23 August 2021 10:00 , Eva Waite-Taylor

The new school year is only days away, so if you've not got your child's uniform sorted yet, now's the time time to do it. Marks & Spencer is selling a pack of two polo shirts for GBP3, while trousers, skirts and sweatshirts will set you back GBP6.

If you're looking for something a little cheaper, George at Asda is the destination to know. With prices starting at GBP6 for five polo shirts and skirts and trousers costing GBP6 for a two-pack, getting ready for September needn't be an expensive affair. The great thing about George is that it also has an "easy on easy wear" collection, which is sensory king and designed to be especially comfortable.

B&Q is offering up to 50% off its garden furniture and more

Monday 23 August 2021 09:30 , Eva Waite-Taylor

This is not a drill, there's a whopping 50 per cent off garden furniture in the B&Q sale.

B&Q santorin metal 5 seater coffee set: Was GBP513, now GBP256.50, Diy.com

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If you've been debating whether to upgrade your garden set-up, the B&Q summer sale is the time to do it.

This five-seater set comes with two armchairs, a sofa and a table: perfect for sundowners. The cushion covers can be machine-washed, so you won't need to worry about spillages. An absolute steal worth snapping up now.

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Aldi's summer sale is here: Discounts on pizza ovens, fire pits and garden furniture

Monday 23 August 2021 09:20 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Aldi is known for its pocket-friendly prices, so when it launches a sale, you bet we're going to let you know. From fire pits to garden furniture, here's what's worth shopping in the clearance.

Gardenline 2 in 1 grill and fire pit: Was GBP149.99, now GBP74.99, Aldi.co.uk

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After the sell-out success of this fire pit, we were pleasantly surprised to see it in the sale. It's the perfect way to add some flair to your next garden party and will have you polishing off your culinary skills in no time.

It has two grill plates - with one that's raised so you can fit as much food as your guests need - three wooden side shelves, different grill zones so you can separate your vegetables from the meats and two handles for removing the grill plate and settling down in front of the fire pit once the sun has gone down. It also comes with a trio of accessories - the grill lifter, a spatula and tongs - so once it arrives on your doorstep, you're ready to fire it up. Buy now

Aldi wicker garden coffee set: Was GBP299.99, now GBP239.99, Aldi.co.uk

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Ideal for your decking or conservatory, it comes with a coffee table, two-seater sofa, two armchairs, four seat cushions, four back cushions and a screw pack to help you assemble it with ease.

Your morning coffee or post-work glass of wine has never looked so stylish. If you're still working from home, it could also double up as an outdoor workspace - simply add a parasol to keep the shade off your computer screen. Find the perfect one in our guide to the best garden parasols.

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Gardenline mini gas pizza oven: Was GBP149.99, now GBP119.99, Aldi.co.uk

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Bring the taste of Italy to your garden with this pizza oven that certainly is worth your dough. It's gas-powered and has wheels and handles for easy manoeuvring. The best thing of all though is that it works as a barbecue, oven and smoker, and is said to heat up quickly.

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Good morning deal-hunters

Monday 23 August 2021 09:10 , Eva Waite-Taylor

Hello and welcome back to yet another week of our deals of the day liveblog, where we're bringing you all the latest discounts and top offers from some of our favourite retailers. Last week, we spotted that a GBP48 air fryer was on sale for GBP3.99 at Amazon, and we dropped the news that Aldi was launching a new beauty box. This week we're expecting similarly as exciting stuff.

So, make sure you don't miss out and follow live.

Without further ado, let's go shopping!