Black Friday bargains to look out for this year

If you don’t know what Black Friday is by now; where have you been?! What started as an American Thanksgiving holiday tradition has swept the globe, as shoppers enjoy a weekend of heavy discounts on big-ticket items such as TVs, kitchen appliances and games consoles.

Unfortunately, Black Friday can make headlines for the wrong reasons, with discount-crazed shoppers in stores physically fighting over items. For this reason, we recommend shopping online this Black Friday so you can avoid the queues and shop from the comfort of your home.

Black Friday falls on the 24th of November this year, so what should you be looking out for? Here are the Black Friday bargains we’re predicting this year:

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Smart home hubs

Amazon make a massive song and dance about Black Friday, and use the event to entice people to sign up for Amazon Prime. Those with a subscription membership get access to thousands of products at prices reduced by up to 50%. It’s very likely that those products will include their smart home assistants like the Amazon Echo and the Echo Dot. Been wanting to join the smart home band wagon? Black Friday is probably the best time to invest.

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Games consoles

Gamers rejoice – you are also guaranteed discounts on consoles and games on Black Friday (and Cyber Monday that follows). Reductions on the Xbox One and PS4 are likely, as well as laptops and other computer accessories. It’ll also be a great time to bag the latest games (if you haven’t already). Check out places like GAME for some great deals.

Kitchen appliances

Kitchen appliances

Black Friday is a great time to replace your washing machine/cooker/fridge freezer or other large appliance. There’ll be heavy discounts across many reputable websites – check out for a great range and easy-to-shop website.

It’s also a great time to get those small kitchen gadgets you’ve been lusting after. We’re predicting discounts of Nespresso coffee machines, Nutribullet smoothie makers and Kenwood mixers.

Be smart with the money you save

Whatever you buy, you’ll want to make sure it isn’t a wasted investment. With the money you’ll be saving off the RRP, you may want to protect it from damage caused by accident or break downs after the manufacturer’s guarantee has ended.

That’s where Domestic & General can help… we enhance your manufacturer’s guarantee and then extend the protection once your warranty is up – because you never know when you’ll need a repair.

Got any Black Friday shopping tips of your own? Post them in the comments below!