Black Friday: 5 best of the deals to look out for ahead of Christmas

Every year Black Friday rolls around and is certainly not without its controversies. In the age of mass consumerism, we are now more than ever aware of how our shopping habits affect our planet as well as the importance of buying sustainably. 

However, as long as we are selective and conscientious when we do treat ourselves, there’s no reason why we can’t take advantage of some of this year’s best annual deals. Whether you’re thinking ahead for Christmas presents or have finally found a great discount for that special treat you’ve been holding out for months, Black Friday 2021 may just be your time to shine. 

Here’s a guide of just some of this year’s Black Friday bests.

  1. Trainline: 50% off railcards: Use code RAILCARD50 at checkout

This year, one of the best Black Friday bargains is the Trainline’s wildcard. With select railcards, including the 16-25 pass, being slashed from £30 to £15 for a whole year, you can count on your festive train travel being a hell of a lot cheaper.

2)  ASOS: Up to 80% EVERYTHING online

Many of us are guilty of scrolling endlessly through ASOS for hours on end, but now’s the time to snap up that winter coat you’ve been eyeing up for months because it may just be an excellent price. ASOS’ Black Friday event has begun and everything is on offer with up-to 80% off original prices.

3) Sky: SkyQ and Superfast Broadband at lowest ever price

With ever-growing access to streaming services, TV and broadband nowadays can feel expensive at the best of times. This Black Friday is a good time to scoop up your monthly costs at new bargain prices. For £32 per month, Sky’s discounted deals are perfect for practical minds hoping to save some money this year. 

4)  LOOKFANTASTIC: Up to 40% off and free beauty box worth £50 when you spend £100+

This year’s LOOKFANTASTIC Black Friday event is a treasure trove of great deals and if you’re lucky enough to have a student promo code up your sleeve you can get 10% extra off products already included in the sales. So, whether you’re looking to splash out on a new eau de parfum or simply to restock on your beauty favourite, LOOKFANTASTIC is likely to tick some of your boxes. 

5) John Lewis: Black Friday offers across the board

If you use Black Friday as a way to kick-start your Christmas shopping, look no further than John Lewis if you’re hoping to find all your bargains in one place. With 20% off LEGO as well as Le Creuset, you can get gifts for your niece and your grandma in one swift tap on your chosen device. 

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