The bank holiday sales are fantastic opportunities to grab a great deal on lots of our favourite gadget, electronics and gaming items from a wide range of retailers. It’s certainly something worth a look while weighing up the possibilities of the usual rain vs barbecue debacle of a British bank holiday weekend.
We usually get a cheeky heads-up on some of the discounts and will be putting together an extensive list of our deal highlights from the top retailers out there. Actually, we’ve seen a few decent deals make a break for it already, so why wait?
If you’d prefer to dig out a discounted treasure of your own, you’ll find links to the big stores that are sporting an August bank holiday sale below. Keep an eye on this article, as we’ll update it with some fresh offers due to appear each day.
Bank Holiday Sales: Quick Links
The retailers below are bound to be saving some special deals for the bank holiday sales starting in a few days. Some launch pages are live now, but we expect the real discounts to start from Friday.
When do the bank holiday sales start?
The next bank holiday technically starts Monday August 28 in the UK. But usually we see the bank holiday sales spread over the whole weekend. So we were expecting the deals to start on the Friday August 25.
As you can see below though, some retailers just couldn’t wait and there are some excellent deals to be had below. Order quick enough and you might get them delivered in time for the weekend! The best bargains will be made available on a first come, first served basis, so don’t leave it until the Monday to check out the bank holiday sale items – it might be too late!
The latest items in the Bank Holiday sales
Amazon Echo Dot £99.99 @ Amazon – was £149.99
That’s a massive £50 discount on both the black and white version of Amazon’s Alexa-ready smart speaker and the best price we’ve ever seen as the lowest it got around Black Friday was £120.
Amazon Echo Dot £44 @ Tesco – was £49.99
We see this dip to £45 every other month or so, with the lowest £40 price being reserved for the Christmas shopping season. So £44 is a solid price for one of the best smart home speakers on the planet and a lot cheaper than the regular full-sized Echo above albeit at the cost of quieter (but still decent) speakers. If this sells out at Tesco, we’ve spotted it for £44.99 at Amazon, John Lewis and Very too.
Amazon Echo and Echo Dot package £123.99 @ Argos – was £200
Compared to the usual prices for buying both version of the Amazon Echo speakers, you’re saving £76. Factoring in the deals above though, it’s more like £20. Still, this is the best bundle price we’ve ever seen. The link above is for the black tower speaker (then choose which Dot you want). Here’s a link for the white Echo tower bundle.
Google Home £99 @ Currys, John Lewis, Argos – was £129
Google Home has faced stiff competition from the Amazon Echo devices, but it’s arguably a better fit for you if you enjoy the Google/Android ecosystem already. Plus you can play the free version of Spotify on Google Home – Premium only on the Amazon Echo. We’ve seen this excellent price once or twice before, but rarely as the Google-flavoured smart speaker is usually £129.
Chromecast £19 @ Currys – was £30
Chromecast has always been a bit of a steal at just £30. So at £19, you really don’t have any excuses. Chromecast allows you to watch content from your mobile or tablet on your TV, via a wireless signal. Clips or playlists on YouTube, video downloads, Netflix, Amazon Prime and video content bought or rented from the Google Play store all looks fantastic in smooth HD. If you’re after something with a 4K kick instead though…
Chromecast Ultra £54 @ Currys – was £69
Discounts on the Chromecast Ultra are annoyingly rare and we always found the initial £69 price-tag a little steep given how cheap the regular Chromecast is. This bank holiday sale price is looking harder to resist though especially if you’ve been dying to get some more 4K content on your TV. Like the older Chromecast, you can stream content straight from your phone or tablet, but now in 4K (you’ll probably need to upgrade your Netflix membership to get 4K though).
PlayStation VR | Farpoint | VR Worlds | PS+ sub | £329 @ Tesco
Tesco currently has an offer where you can get the PlayStation VR headset, Farpoint, VR Worlds and a 3-month PS Plus subscription for just £329 by ordering this PSVR bundle adding the headset and games to your baket via the three steps, then adding the PS Plus sub manually and then using the voucher code TDX-WFTW at checkout.
Our favourite bank holiday sale picks from last time
To get a little taste of the kind of discounts and deals you could see in the August bank holiday sales, we’ve included some highlights of a previous bank holiday roundup.
Naturally, many of these items or prices are no longer available, but we’ll have some brand new deals for you very soon.
Digihome 55304UHDSM 55-inch 4K Smart TV | £379.99 @ Co-Op’s eBay outlet
While we don’t expect the picture to match some of the pricier TVs in the bank holiday sales this weekend, this is a fantastic price for the overall package. For £380 you’re getting a huge 55-inch 4K Ultra HD TV with Smart apps (hello, 4K Netflix!) and Freeview HD built in. Not so long ago we’d be happy paying this much for a 1080p screen this big.
View this deal: Digihome 55304UHDSM 55-inch 4K Smart TV – £379.99 at Co-Op’s eBay outlet
Amazon Fire TV | £64.99 @ Amazon
Bought a 4K TV without built-in Smart features? Then this is your best option to start enjoying 4K content without paying huge amounts to the likes of BT or Sky. Instead, you can use your Fire TV box with Netflix or Amazon Instant Video accounts to enjoy 4K visuals on selected shows or films and enjoy any of YouTube’s 4K content for free. Naturally, all these apps work with non-4K TVs too. Don’t miss out on this great deal, which sees £15 knocked off the price.
View this deal: Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD – was £79.99, now £64.99 at Amazon
Lenovo Yoga 300 11.6-inch 2-in-1 laptop | £229 @ Currys
This robust-looking 2-in-1 laptop has a rotatable touchscreen and packs a decent 4GB of RAM, making it ideal for casual use or as a student-friendly laptop. It’s already rocking Windows 10, so you don’t need to worry about having missed the free upgrade deadline.
View this deal: Lenovo Yoga 300 11.6″ 2-in-1 – was £349.99, now £229 at Currys
Best bank holiday deals by category
Looking for something specific? We’ve split up some of the best deals out there into categories like TV, laptops, speakers, watches and more.
TV deals and accessory discounts
Soundbar: Sony HT-XT1 2.1 channel TV base speaker with built-in subwoofer – was £299, now £149 at Amazon
4K TV: Samsung UE49KU6670 49-inch Smart 4K HDR curved TV – was £949, now £699 at Currys
4K TV: Samsung UE55KU6670 55-inch Smart 4K curved TV – was £1249, now £899 at Currys
4K TV: Sony 65S8005C 65-inch 3D Curved screen 4K Smart TV – was £2499, now £1269 at Amazon
4K TV: Samsung UE40KU6400U 40-inch 4K Smart TV – now £469 at John Lewis
4K TV: Digihome 55304UHDSM 55-inch 4K Smart TV – now £379.99 at Co-Op’s eBay outlet
4K TV: LG 55UH625V 55-inch Smart 4K HDR TV – was £1029, now £699 at Currys
4K TV: LG 49UH620V 49-inch Smart 4K HDR TV – was £779, now £499 at Currys
HD TV: JVC LT-42C550 42-inch 1080p TV – now £199 at Currys
Smart TV box: Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD – was £79.99, now £64.99 at Amazon
Smart TV USB stick: Fire TV Stick – was £34.99, now £29.99 at Amazon
Laptop and tablet deals
Laptop: ASUS TP200SA 11.6-Inch Touch screen, 360 degree rotatable notebook – was £249.99, now £149.99 at Amazon
Laptop: Lenovo Yoga 300 11.6″ 2-in-1 – was £349.99, now £229 at Currys
Tablet: Fire HD10 16GB 10.1-inch tablet – was £169.99, now £139.99 at Amazon
Tablet: Fire 7-inch tablet – was £49.99, now £39.99 at Amazon
PC and console accessory deals
Headset: Logitech G430 Gaming Headset with 7.1 Dolby Surround for PC and PS4 – was £69.99, now £47.99
Printer: Epson Expression Premium XP-630 All-in-One Inkjet Printer – was £149.99, now £59.99 at Amazon
Printer: Epson WorkForce WF-2750DWF PrecisionCore All-in-One Wi-Fi Printer with Duplex – was £99.99, now £54.99 at Amazon
Wi-Fi booster: TP-LINK TL-WA860RE 300 Mbps Universal Wall Plug Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wi-Fi Booster with External Antennas – was £39.99, now £17.99 at Amazon
Printer: HP OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer with Fax – was £99.99, now £49 at Currys
Headset: Corsair CA-9011128-EUCGH1500 USB Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset – was £84.99, now £54.99 at Amazon
Headphone and speaker deals
Speakers: Beats Pill+ Speaker – White – was £189.95, now £109.95 at Amazon – Saturday only!
Speakers: Beats Pill+ Speaker – Black – was £189.95, now £109.95 at Amazon – Saturday only!
Headphones: KEF M500 Over-Ear Hi-Fi Headphones – Black – was £249.95, now £149.99 at Amazon
Headphones: KEF M400 Over-Ear Hi-Fi Headphones – Deep Black – was £149.95, now £94.99 at Amazon
Headphones: KEF M100 In-Ear Hi-Fi Headphones – Champagne Gold – was £99.95, now £63.99 at Amazon
Headphones: KEF M100 In-Ear Hi-Fi Headphones – Titanium Grey – was £99.95, now £63.99 at Amazon
Headphones: KEF M400 Over-Ear Hi-Fi Headphones – Champagne White – was £149.95, now £94.99 at Amazon
Headphones: KEF M500 Over-Ear Hi-Fi Headphones – White – was £249.95, now £149.99 at Amazon
Fitness watch deals
Running watch: Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with Elevate Wrist Heart Rate and Smart Notifications – Black/Marsala Red – was £279.99, now £189.99 at Amazon – Saturday only!
Running watch: Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with Elevate Wrist Heart Rate and Smart Notifications – Black/Grey – was £279.99, now £189.99 at Amazon – Saturday only!
Sports watch: Garmin Fenix 3 HR GPS Multisport Watch with Outdoor Navigation and Wrist Based Heart Rate – Silver – was £429.99, now £279.99 at Amazon – Saturday only!
Running watch: TomTom Sports GPS Runner GPS Watch – Black/Grey/Pink – was £99.99, now £49.99 at Amazon – Saturday only!
SIM-free phone deals
Mobile: Wileyfox Spark UK SIM-Free Smartphone with Case, Screen Replacement & 16GB Memory Card- Sandstone Black – was £114.99, now £89.99 at Amazon – Saturday only!
Mobile: Blu Life Mark UK 4G SIM-Free Smartphone – Grey/White/Gold – was £139.99, now £79.99 at Amazon
Mobile: Wileyfox Swift UK SIM-Free Smartphone with Swift Hard Case and Screen Protection Card – Sandstone Black – was £154.99, now £109.99 at Amazon
Home: BT 9500 Halo Nuisance Call Blocking Cordless Home Phone with Bluetooth and Answer Machine – was £99.99, now £69.99 at Amazon
Home: BT 9500 Halo Nuisance Call Blocking Cordless Home Phone with Bluetooth and Answer Machine (Twin Handset Pack) – was £139.99, now £89.99 at Amazon
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