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Black Friday 2022: When is Black Friday 2022?

Danielle Amato Matt Reed
26 Jan 2022

We've got the lowdown on all the Black Friday 2022 rumours

Black Friday 2022 might be a while off yet but we're already wondering what amazing offers will be available over the deals period. 2021 saw some huge offers on everything from the ever-popular Nintendo Switch to incredible savings on the latest generation of TVs and smart speakers. Deals on mattresses and home workout equipment were also huge in 2021, as were savings on coffee machines, streaming service subscriptions and home broadband.

While we're not sure what the big deals of 2022 will be, we're hoping for big savings on the latest smartphones as well as some cheeky deals on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Also, there's some potential for some serious offers across Apple's back catalogue, including the thirteenth generation of iPhones generation and latest MacBooks.

Black Friday 2022: Everything you need to know

Black Friday UK 2022: When is Black Friday?

Black Friday always falls on the last Friday of November, which means Black Friday 2022 will take place on 25 November. As you might already know though, many retailers will extend their deals for longer than this. So if you want to get the lowdown on all the latest Black Friday rumours, bookmark this page now and check back in early November for more information.

What is Black Friday?

Black Friday is the name given to the last Friday in November when retailers offer big discounts on items across a range of categories. Black Friday wasn't always a tradition in the UK, though. It had started in the US and became a huge hit over many years prior to hitting our shores. It was only in 2010 when the day had its UK breakthrough after Amazon offered massive online discounts to British customers. In 2013, Walmart-owned Asda brought over the in-store traditions causing a frenzied chaos from UK customers, with many other shops taking part in their own Black Friday UK sales ever since.

Nowadays, Black Friday deals usually run for well over a week but the main day is still one of the biggest in the retail calendar. What's more, some shops will hold back the best deals for Black Friday itself, so it always pays to keep an eye out.

How long will Black Friday 2022 last?

Back when Black Friday was new to the UK, it typically only lasted one day, with some online-only Cyber Monday deals following after the weekend. However, last year Amazon held its longest Black Friday yet, with discounts appearing on the site up to four weeks beforehand. This means you could get your hands on some impressive Black Friday offers in early November – and maybe even late October if you’re sharp-eyed.

So whether you want a new addition for your kitchen or you’re looking for the latest tech for less, you're certain to find a great deal on something you've been pining for.

Black Friday 2022: How to find the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

If you're looking for the best Black Friday deals in the UK, you're in the right place. All of the deals we post here are checked by our team of expert deal hunters to make sure you're getting a REAL bargain. And we won’t cover sneaky, false discounts either as we always try to check out deals in relation to their average selling price where we can. We'll post the biggest discounts as and when they come in and change up our top finds every day, so keep an eye out regularly if you're looking for something specific.

As well as our main page, we'll also be adding the very best Black Friday deals to our dedicated deals pages on everything from toothbrushes to TVs. You can find these links below if you want to have a nosey at some of the great deals on offer now.

Check back here and on the Expert Reviews homepage throughout Black Friday to find some of the best deals on consoles, smartphones, booze, kitchen gadgets and more.

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Black Friday 2022: What is Cyber Monday and when is it?

Cyber Monday takes place on the Monday immediately after Black Friday and sees retailers offer even more discounts.

As the name suggests, Cyber Monday is a predominantly online event. It was first popularised in 2005 after research from the American National Retail Federation (NRF) found there to be a flurry of online sales the Monday following Thanksgiving.

Since then, the line between Black Friday and Cyber Monday has become ever-more blurred, despite them having separate names, with most stores running deals during the weekend between the two dates – often referred to as Cyber Weekend. Sometimes you’ll get the best deals first thing on Friday, other times it may be best to wait until the deals start wrapping up and prices drop more. It all depends on your desired product, so stay vigilant!

Not sure where to look for the best Black Friday deals? Don't worry, we'll be here to take the hassle out of shopping and researching, with stories on all the best deals across the week.