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Black Friday deals hit UK

Black Friday deals hit UK

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Updated: 28/11/2013
First Published: 28/11/2013

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Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving in the US, is traditionally seen as the start of the Christmas shopping season – and a day when retailers slash their prices. It's largely seen as a US phenomenon but over the years it's started trickling over to the UK, and this year consumers could easily take advantage of some Black Friday bargains when it hits tomorrow.

These limited-time-only offers, in a lot of ways similar to vouchers and exclusive discount codes, tempt shoppers to part with their hard-earned cash, and in the US it can result in exceptional queues and even people camping outside stores overnight.

In essence, Black Friday is similar to the Boxing Day or January sales seen here, and over the last few years Black Friday deals have been creeping over. This year it's expected to finally cement itself in the UK, with the likes of Amazon, Asda (owned by US giant Wal-Mart), Apple and even John Lewis launching spectacular promotions.

That means UK consumers look set to enjoy up to 70% off thousands of gifts, even high-end products such as tablets, TVs and coffee machines, with some online retailers adding to the impulse-buying mentality by offering deals that will only last for a few hours each.

Tomorrow could be the perfect opportunity to tick a few presents off your Christmas list, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a bargain at other times of the year. As mentioned above, time-limited offers are available year-round in the form of exclusive vouchers and discount codes, and luckily we can give you access to all the best codes and special offers to save you money as you do your Christmas shop – even if you miss out on Black Friday deals.

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