SHOPS are slashing their prices over the Bank Holiday weekend, with huge savings to be made on electricals, clothing and beauty.
Boots, ASOS and Currys are among the retailers treating shoppers to discounts over the long weekend.
Beauty fans can expect to get up to 20% off premium brands at Boots, while huge sales at Currys, Very and AO.com mean it could be a good time to snap up the latest tech product you’ve had your eye on.
You should make sure to shop around before making a purchase because you could find a better deal somewhere else.
And remember, it’s not a saving unless you were planning to make a purchase anyway.
How to compare prices to get the best deal
JUST because something is on offer, or is part of a sale, it doesn’t mean it’s always a good deal.
There are plenty of comparison websites out there that’ll check prices for you – so don’t be left paying more than you have to.
Most of them work by comparing the prices across hundreds of retailers.
Here are some that we recommend:
- Google Shopping is a tool that lets users search for and compare prices for products across the web. Simply type in keywords, or a product number, to bring up search results.
- Price Spy logs the history of how much something costs from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and the supermarkets. Once you select an individual product you can quickly compare which stores have the best price and which have it in stock.
- Idealo is another website that lets you compare prices between retailers. All shoppers need to do is search for the item they need and the website will rank them from the cheapest to the most expensive one.
- CamelCamelCamel only works on goods being sold on Amazon. To use it, type in the URL of the product you want to check the price of.
Here are the biggest Bank Holiday sales where you can secure a bargain this weekend.
Boots have several different deals on this Bank Holiday weekend, including up to 20% off premium beauty brands and a 15% discount on selected No7 products.
Shoppers can bag cult beauty favourites including Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation, which is on sale for £30.40 – a discount of £3.40. However, we found the foundation for the cheaper price of £27.20 at Lookfantastic.com.
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Starter Kit is £24.22, down from £28.50, saving you £4.28.
And Mac’s Matte Lipstick is available in a range of colours, coming in at £15.75, down £1.75 on its usual £17.50 price tag.
Shoppers can also save £5 for every £40 spent on a range of baby essentials and secure £10 worth of loyalty points for every £60 spent on certain electrical beauty and Fitbit products.
Boots offers free home delivery on orders over £25, and free delivery to your chosen UK store if you buy more than £15 worth of products.
Currys is offering up to 30% off hundreds of products this weekend, including deals on TVs, smart phones, kitchen appliances and gaming.
This 43-inch smart TV, with in-built Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, is on sale for £429 – a saving of £120.
Caffeine addicts will be pleased to know that this Breville one-touch coffee machine in black and chrome can be snapped up for £149 – a whopping £150 discount.
And if you’re keen to get your hands on a new phone, the iPhone 12, in blue with 128gb of storage, is on offer for £774, saving you £75.
Currys offer free delivery for small items – meaning anything smaller than major kitchen appliances and TVs over 40-inches.
But if you want your bargains delivered on a specific day, delivery costs will range between £5 and £10.
The tech store also has a price-match promise, meaning if you are able to find your item with a heftier discount elsewhere, Curry’s will meet that price.
Online department store Very has deals on tech and clothing this Bank Holiday, meaning there should be something for everyone in the sale.
Music lovers can save £35.02 on 2019 Apple Airpods with a charging case, which are on sale for £123.98.
If it’s time for your kids to get new shoes, these Chuck Taylor All Star Hi children’s trainer are £30 – a discount of £10.
And to complete the outfit, Very has cut the price of its girls Tommy Hilfiger t-shirts, which are reduced from £20 to £14.40.
Standard delivery will add £3.99 on to your order and nominated day delivery will cost an extra £4.99.
Very doesn’t have physical stores – but click and collect orders can be picked up from a Post Office or Collect+ store.
Click and collect is free for orders over £30, otherwise a £3 charge will apply.
Online shopping haven Asos says it is offering up to 70% off Bank Holiday styles in its outlet section, although most products seem to be discounted by between 5% and 30%.
Whether you’re shopping for a summer wedding, beer garden drinks or date night, you could bag a deal in the sale.
Asos’ standard delivery costs £4 or it’s free on orders worth more than £35.
Fastest or nominated day delivery is £5.95 – but bear in mind that your parcel won’t be delivered on Bank Holiday Monday.
Premium delivery is £9.95 for a year and includes free and unlimited next day delivery. However this service has not been rolled out across the whole of the UK yet.
AO.com has plenty of deals to keep you busy this Bank Holiday weekend.
It has wiped £130 off the price of its Beats Studio3 Bluetooth Headphones, which are now £169 down from £299. Curry’s and Very are also selling them at this lower price, although Curry’s has sold out at the time of writing.
Delivery costs vary depending on the size of the items you have ordered, but AO.com said it will always offer a free option.
Next day delivery and specific time slots will cost more.
If you’re considering doing some spring cleaning or pottering in the garden this weekend, it might be worth popping down to your local B&M to see what bargains you can find.
The retailer doesn’t offer online shopping but has highlighted what deals you can find in store. You can find your nearest B&M store using its online store locator.
If you’re having more people over now the lockdown restrictions have eased, it could be time to invest in a new kettle.
This Blaupunkt kettle is on sale with £8 off, down to £12 from £20.
Online toy store Poundtoy has already launched its sale – with prices starting at 1p.
There’s still time to get away this weekend with this guide to last minute Bank Holiday breaks.
And as you prepare to enjoy the long weekend – here’s the latest Covid rules and restrictions.