Amazon Black Friday deals 2021: What to expect this November
AMAZON'S Black Friday deals are highly anticipated year after year. And whilst the shopping holiday might still be a few months away, it's never too early to start preparing your wishlist.
We'll be providing all key information on this page, including what to expect from the retailer, dates and timings, and the best early deals.
*Remember, just because an item is in the sale, it doesn't mean you can't find the same product, or similar, elsewhere. Always shop around to make sure you're getting the best price.
- Shop Amazon's current sale here
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday 2021 takes place on November 26.
It follows Thanksgiving in America, which occurs on the fourth Thursday of November, and sees stores across the pond slash prices the following day so people can bag incredible deals.
Offers usually continue over the weekend, now commonly referred to as Cyber Weekend and then onto Cyber Monday.
But sometimes retailers start sales a few days early, so make sure you keep an eye on Amazon's website throughout the week, if not sooner.
Amazon launched its Black Friday deals at the end of October last year.
Can't wait until November to grab a bargain? Check out Amazon's current deals here.
Is Amazon taking part in Black Friday in 2021?
We'd say it's safe to assume Amazon will be taking part in Black Friday – it has done for several years and we'd be very surprised if that changed this year.
What to expect from Amazon's Black Friday sale
Based on previous years, we'd expect Amazon's Black Friday deals to start rolling in ahead of the big day – last year they introduced their early bird deals four weeks ahead of the main event.
We also expect there to be hefty discounts on Amazon's own-brand devices such as Kindles, Echo devices and Fire Sticks, as well as on sister brands like Eufy and Ring.
Previous years has seen the online giant put a large amount of its stock on sale during the annual event, with smart devices, TVs, home appliances, beauty products, headphones, Nintendo Switches and smartwatches all being slashed last year. Fingers crossed for a similar story in 2021.
- Shop Amazon's current sale here
When is Cyber Monday and will Amazon be taking part?
Cyber Monday falls on November 29 in 2021, and it's usually the final day for shoppers to make savings.
In the past, Cyber Monday deals were only accessible online and were tech-focused (hence the name), compared to Black Friday deals which were available both online and in-store and focused on big-ticket items.
However, in recent years (in the UK, at least) we've seen a shift in the way the deals come through. We now often see the same offers for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with most stores ending their sales on the Monday.
So will Amazon be taking part? Yes, we believe the retailer will be taking part in Cyber Monday again this year.
What Amazon Black Friday deals were available last year?
There were literally thousands of deals on offer last year. Here's a handful of them:
- Echo Dot Fourth-Generation, £28.99, save £21 – buy here
- Ninja Air Fryer Max, £89.99, save £59.01 – buy here
- Eufy RoboVac 11S Max, £179.99, save £60 – buy here
- Philips Lumea Prestige IPL, £299.99, save £25.01 – buy here
- GHD Original Styler, £80.99, save £28.01 – buy here
- Yorkshire Tea Bags 3.25kg, £16.99, save £7 – buy here
- Nike Women's Venture running shoes, £36, save £4 – buy here
- Shop all Amazon's Black Friday Deals here
More Great Black Friday Deals
Take a look at some of the other Black Friday deals we’ve found around the web
- 101 Black Friday deals
- Vacuum cleaners
- Advent calendars
Will Amazon Black Friday deals be better than Prime Day?
Last year we saw very similar discounts over Prime Day and Black Friday.This was possibly due to Prime Day taking place in October, very close to Black Friday.
This year Prime Day took place in July, so it's possible the discounts will be bigger during Black Friday with differing seasons, new product launches and stock levels all playing a part. It's hard to say for certain though.
Here are some of these Amazon Prime Day deals we saw in July. They might be an indication of things to come in November:
- New Apple iPhone 12 mini, £639, save £110 – buy here
- Echo Dot 4th Gen, £24.99, save £24.99 – buy here
- Shark Upright Vacuum Cleaner, £183.99, save £196 – buy here
- Ninja Air Fryer, £129.99, save £49 – buy here
- Apple Airpod Pro, £187.99 (lowest price ever) – buy here
Our tips for finding the best deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
IT might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but here’s how you can guarantee you’re getting a good deal.
PREPARE Research the items you want to buy and find out the cheapest price. Websites like PriceSpy, PriceHistory and CamelCamelCamel will give you historical data on prices so you can see how much you should pay.
GET FOLLOWING Follow your favourite shops on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and sign up to its deals newsletter to get the latest on any offers. We post the best deals in our Sun Money FB group too.
CHECK FOR CODES Take a look at The Sun Vouchers, and see if you can get extra savings with discount codes.
Will there be exclusive deals for Amazon Prime members?
While we're not entirely sure what Amazon will do this year, but a couple of years ago it had an exclusive 30-minute early access to all lightning deals in the sale for Prime customers.
Prime membership costs £79 a year or £7.99 a month. New users can get a free 30-day trial.
Does Amazon offer any other discounts?
Students can get Amazon Prime for free for six months. After the trial ends, you can get 50% off full Prime membership making it £3.99 a month.
- Sign up to Prime Student here
You must be a UK student aged 18+, with an .ac.uk email address, or if you've not got one of those, send an email from the address that's linked to your Amazon account to [email protected] giving proof of enrolment.
We'd also recommend checking around for Amazon voucher codes.
How much will my Amazon delivery cost?
If you've got Amazon Prime, your delivery fee will be free.
Amazon typically offers free delivery on orders over £20 if you're happy for your purchase to arrive three to five business days after you've bought it from the company itself.
Otherwise, its fees start from £2.99. You can see the full list of Amazon's shipping costs here.
For orders from third party sellers on Amazon, prices can vary depending on the seller, so make sure you check out how much a product is, with shipping, before purchasing it.
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