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With just nine days to go until Black Friday - aka the biggest and best shopping event of the year - brands and retailers have done us good by launching their deals in advance. The shopping bonanza offers you the chance to bag a bargain on everything from TVs, games consoles and laptops to home appliances, beauty products and mattresses from the likes of Amazon, John Lewis & Partners, Argos, Currys, Boots and Apple.
It really is the best time of year to find a deal, and of course, get your Christmas shopping lists squared away. In order to help you grab a bargain during the mammoth sales bonanza, our team of expert deal-hunters are on hand to find the best early offers. We've already seen some standout deals on everything from Amazon's Echo dot to a whopping offer on the highly coveted KitchenAid but will continue to reveal the hottest offers as soon as they drop.
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Asos warms up to Black Friday sale with 20% off on its app
Asos is already limbering up to its big Black Friday sale by announcing a saving of 20 per cent off (almost) everything across its app. Now is the perfect time to build your winter wardrobe, and a quilted jacket is a must.
Mango diamond quilted puffer jacket in cream: Was GBP49.99, now GBP39.95, Asos.com
Inspired by that jacket from The Frankie Shop, quilted coats can be seen all over the high street (and your Instagram feeds) right now and are one of autumn/winter 2021's biggest trends.
The lightweight style works as a great layering piece while they're still padded enough to see you through autumn and spring, making them a great all-year-round wardrobe staple. This one from Mango currently has 20 per cent off thanks to Asos and features a collarless style, press-stud placket, a cream diamond design and flattering cropped fit. Eleanor Magill17 November 2021 12:201637151619
Gamers rejoice: Best Nintendo Switch early Black Friday deals are here
Nintendo Switch grey bundle with PDP gaming headset: Was GBP309.98, now GBP268.99, Amazon.co.uk
This Nintendo Switch console in the classic grey colourway comes bundled with a PDP gaming headset.
With this versatile game console, you'll be able to blast red shells in either tabletop mode, handheld or on the big screen, plus it comes with a gaming headset, featuring 40mm audio drivers and a bi-directional noise-cancelling microphone. It has the biggest reduction out of all the Nintendo Switch bundles on Amazon, giving you a saving of GBP40.99. For more of the best early Black Friday deals on Nintendo Switch consoles, read our guide:
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Sky's Black Friday deals are unmissable
The tech giants offerings are already well underway with some great deals from super-fast broadband to the latest phones. So if you are looking for an upgrade, now is your time.
Apple iPhone 13: Was GBP30, now GBP15 for 60GB plan, Sky.com
Everyone knows deals on Apple products are few and far between. However, this one is a great deal of the early Black Friday offers.
Not only is the price of the all-new iPhone 13 has been slashed from GBP57 per month, now GBP46 per month available from Sky.com but you can get an incredible 50 per cent off Sky' Mobile's 60GB plan, with unlimited calls and texts for your brand new phone. In our review of the phone, our tester said the iPhone 13 really delivers a "blazing-fast performance" with "great design and great cameras". Check out our guide to discover more great Black Friday deals from Sky
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Peloton's Black Friday sale will put you in a spin
The New York-based fitness company has taken the world by storm thanks to its high-tech at-home spin bikes, which are loved by the likes of Barack and Michelle Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio. And now for Black Friday, it has launched a rare sale that means you can get the all-new Peloton bike+ (was GBP2,295, now GBP1,995, Onepeloton.co.uk) for less.
When it comes to Peloton, stellar deals are hard to come by - but the price of the brand's bike+ has now been slashed by GBP300. Featuring in our review of the best exercise bikes, our tester appreciated its large screen size, "so you can feel more involved in whatever class you've decided on", while the boosted surround sound offered "ear munching volume and clarity".
They also loved the exercise classes, which are "high in quality and intensity", and the upbeat instructors provide "the perfect amount of motivation needed". Eva Waite-Taylor17 November 2021 11:501637148019
Are you an aspiring star baker? Get 27% off KitchenAid now
As home appliances go, KitchenAid stand mixers are essential for keen home bakers, but they don't come cheap.
Luckily, we've found a whopping deal in Amazon's early Black Friday sale for 2021.
KitchenAid 5413184120696 artisan stand mixer: Was GBP599, now GBP440.02, Amazon.co.uk
We even reviewed the classic Kitchenaid stand mixer in our best stand mixer round up, naming it best for Bake Off quality. Our reviewer even shared that "as the best-selling stand mixer in the world, KitchenAid has built its reputation as a tried and trusted faithful". For now, only the empire red colourway has been treated to this discount, but it is rather snazzy so we can't complain.
With a whopping 27 per cent saving, we'd recommend adding this straight to your basket so you can whip up a storm this Christmas. Want to learn more about the KitchenAid artisan mixer? Read our detailed explainer:
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Does Zara do Black Friday?
Zara is known for its epic sales - case in point its summer clearance that sent the Internet into a spin with the brand's items going in and out of stock at lightning speed. As for Black Friday, it does take part in the event, and in 2020, the brand hosted a sale that lasted less than 48 hours, offering up to 40 per cent off selected items. Early access was given to app users last year, with its event launching at 6pm on the app the night before Black Friday while landing on the website at 7pm.
So, we'd recommend downloading the app in advance and adding your favourite items to your basket so you're good to go as soon as it drops. To find out more about Zara's Black Friday sale, read our explainer on everything you can expect: Eva Waite-Taylor17 November 2021 10:501637144440
On your marks, get set for Sweaty Betty's Black Friday sale
While you would be right in thinking that pretty much every retailer has kicked off their Black Friday sales early, there is a number still at the start line.
Namely everyone's favourite active brand Sweaty Betty. The good news is that the brand is notorious for getting stuck in when it comes to the shopping bonanza - last year the brand offered 25 per cent off everything, for example. And our fingers are crossed for something similar in 2021.
We're still not sure when the Sweaty Betty's Black Friday sale will begin, but we do have an exclusive discount code for you, which offers you 15 per cent off with the code SBWELCOME. There's more good news though, because we've rounded up some of the best early deals on sport and fitness equipment already: Eva Waite-Taylor17 November 2021 10:201637142640
In need of a break?
We've found the best early Black Friday holiday deals
If you've found 2021 a bit much and are looking to escape to a far-flung destination in 2022, then you're in luck because we've spotted some whopping early Black Friday deals on Secret Escapes.
Secret Escapes The Residence, Maldives: Was GBP1,139 a night, now GBP581, Secretescapes.com
While a bucket-list destination for many, if you're dreaming of a tranquil break then the Maldives is the answer. The Residence hotel has slashed the price of its nightly rate by nearly half for dates in January and February 2022. You'll get breakfast and dinner included in the package, and of course, the accommodation looks sublime - we're talking private decks and freestanding bathtubs, with fabulous views out over the lagoon.
If the Maldives isn't what you're after, our expert travel team have rounded up all the best early Black Friday holiday deals to book now: Eva Waite-Taylor17 November 2021 09:501637142040
There's 60% off at Joules in its Black Friday sale
Alexis waisted padded short jacket: Was GBP149, now GBP81.95, Joules.com
While we still have nine days to go until Black Friday, Joules has hit the ground running with 60 per cent off selected styles across its website. And while the brand is famous for its "country-wear", wellies and classic Breton tops, we think this Alexis waisted padded short jacket would be ideal for running about in the city as well as walks in the countryside.
Super snug, with a faux fur insert and water-resistant finish, it's designed to have an oversized fit, so there should be plenty of room for layering up underneath on particularly chilly mornings. Now with 45 per cent off, this jacket is just one great pick from the Joules early Black Friday sale. Eleanor Magill17 November 2021 09:401637141440
Does Apple do Black Friday sales?
Apple rarely ever reduces the price of its products, no matter the time of the year.
But on Black Friday, you'll be able to find discounts on the tech company's gadgets from almost every third-party retailer. A standout deal we've seen so far on Apple products is from Sky, which has slashed the price of the all-new iPhone 13 (was GBP57 per month, now GBP46 per month, Sky.com). But for more Black Friday deals on its covetable tech, read and bookmark our guide - it's filled with nothing but the best:
Eva Waite-Taylor17 November 2021 09:30
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