Retailers participating in Black Friday 2018 UK
Most retailers are participating every year. Here’s a list of the most important stores with Black Friday offers in the United Kingdom.
Amazon UK: In 2017, Amazon launched their deals on 14 November, almost two weeks before Black Friday. Until 25 November (Saturday after Black Friday) they kept updating their offers several times throughout the day. It makes sense to follow the Amazon UK deals very closely, either via Amazon’s Social Media or on our website. For 2018 we expect Amazon to launch their first deals in mid-November. We expect deals on Amazon’s own devices such as Fire TV, Kindle or Echo, Smart TVs, smartwatches, game consoles and so on.
AO: The specialist for electrical appliances already revealed on its website that it will take part in the 2018 edition and that we can expect some “pretty huge discounts”. Last year, AO launched their first deals on 13 November. We expect AO to make a fortnight of deals this year, too. With AO, you get price match, next day delivery (7 days a week) and free 30 days returns.
Argos: Like the other UK retailers, Argos will launch almost two weeks of Black Friday offers. We expect Argos to make discounts on more than 60,000 items in 2018.
Asda: We’re not sure yet if Asda will participate in Black Friday 2018. For the last three years, the supermarket chain did not carry special promotions. Nevertheless, there were some pre-Christmas deals to be made last year.
Asos: The fashion retailer discounted almost everything with 30% last year. Some items were discounted with up to 60%. We expect no less for the 2018 edition.
B&Q: Offered savings on some of the most popular products last year. The deals were only available on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They already promised on their website that we can expect the same discounts for Black Friday 2018.
Bensons for Beds: Last year there were offers from the week before 24 November until Black Friday. We assume that the bed specialist will launch similar deals this year. You can expect the first offers in the week running up to 23 November.
Boots: With Boots you will make bargains for at least one whole week in 2018. It’s possible that the beauty and health specialist will launch its offers even earlier this year. We’ll keep you updated on this matter as soon as something comes up.
Carphone Warehouse: Last year: Black Tag sale for 18 days beginning on 17 November. It’s likely that Carphone Warehouse will start its promotion earlier this year. We expect the first offers from the mobile phone chain before mid-November.
Currys PC World: Another UK retailer who couldn’t wait last year. The “why wait” campaign started on 13 November 2017 with more than 4,000 special deals. It would be surprising if Currys PC World would not launch its 2018 offers mid-November, almost a fortnight before the big shopping event.
Debenhams: Debenhams launched last year’s deals on Monday before Black Friday. They knocked off up to 40% on selected toys and 10% on everything in beauty & fragrances. Additionally, there were special daily promotions on fashion articles. For this year, it’s possible that Debenhams will join the many other retailers and start its promotion earlier.
Habitat: Last year it was up to 50% on selected items from Friday to Sunday. This year, the homeware chain will quite likely also start at 8am on Friday.
Halfords: More than 5% of UK’s population visited Halfords website during last year’s Black Friday sale. The first deals have been kicked off on Thursday and lasted until Friday. The most popular item was a Carrera Hellcat mountainbike but there were other very popular items like the Pendleton Somerby or several kids’ bikes. For Black Friday 2018 it’s likely that Halfords will start its promotion earlier. Maybe on Monday, maybe even mid-November like many other UK retailers.
Harveys: Harveys joined late into the last edition. The sofa and furniture deals were valid only on Friday. Harveys did not make an announcement on its website yet if it will take part in the 2018 edition and from when on the promotions will be valid. We predict that Harveys will start with its 2018 offers on Monday.
John Lewis: On the search for electrical appliances, technology and fashion? You’re right at John Lewis. The company launched its last Black Friday promotion on Friday at 00.01. Unfortunately, the retailer withdrew its price-match promise so you will need to check the prices before you buy. For this year, too, we expect John Lewis offers to be valid for only 24 hours.
Lidl: Last year was Lidl’s first time taking part in this big shopping event. The offers were valid for 48 hours starting on Thursday. Only food articles were discounted last year. We expect LIDL to make a whole week of offers in 2018, starting on Monday. LIDL will most likely also discount non-Food items this year.
Marks & Spencer: Marks & Spencer will most likely not participate in this year’s Black Friday. Like Asda, Marks & Spencer did run some Christmas promotions during last edition like take 3 pay 2 on selected hats, scarves and gloves.
Morrisons: Last year at Morrisons it was “Black Five days” which started on Monday. A lot of alcohol was discounted. For this year’s edition we expect Morrisons to start their promotions again on Monday. Maybe they will also include more non-alcoholic items in their promotion.
Notonthehighstreet: It was up to 50% on selected items from Friday to Sunday in the previous edition. For this year, we’re quite sure that Notonthehighstreet will start with their offers earlier, either on Monday or mid-November.
Pets at Home: Pets at Home started 11 days of deals on 24 November last year. For this year we expect the pet store to launch it’s (at least) 11 days of deals BEFORE 23 November.
Sainsbury’s: In last year’s edition, there were only a handful of bargains to be made at Sainsbury’s. We’re unsure what will happen this year, but we will keep our eyes peeled on any new information regarding Sainsbury’s deals.
Superdrug: Like a lot of its competitors, Superdrug started the Black Friday on Monday in some stores and online. Selected items were discounted up to 65%. For this year, Superdrug will start on Monday or even earlier with its offers.
Tesco: One week of deals was the motto of Tesco in 2017. Starting from Monday and valid for seven days until Cyber Monday. Some stores even opened at 5am for early rising bargain hunters. We expect the same for this year’s shopping day.
Wickes: In 2017 Wickes begun with its deals on 22 November, two days before the main shopping event and lasting until 5 December. With the coupon code “Black15” you got 15% off of everything from the brands Bosch and Dulux. Other items were discounted with up to 30%. For the Black Friday UK 2018 we expect Wickes to start with its offers earlier around mid-November.