Bank holiday sales 2018: these are the best deals today

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The bank holiday sales are back again today and many retailers are absolutely nailing it so far. This bank holiday’s deals are much better than the holiday we had at the start of the month with top-notch discounts on a huge range of items including TVs, laptops, gaming, smart speakers, cheap broadband, mobile phone deals and lots more. And considering the weather has taken a turn for the thundery today, we think it’s time to get the kettle on and take advantage of the new cheapness while you wait for the sun to make a comeback.  

We’ve been busy digging through the early deals to bring you lots of TechRadar-friendly deals on the latest tech. But we’re keeping a savvy eye out for plenty of other deals types too. After all, you’ve got better things to do over the long bank holiday weekend than trawling every retailer site’s deals section – although you may want to put that round of golf on hold while Zeus stops throwing a strop outside.

We had advance warning on many discounts from the big retailers, so we’re in a great position to bring you the most up-to-date selection of the best offers. If you’d prefer to dig out a discounted treasure of your own, you’ll find links to the big stores that are having a May bank holiday sale below with deal highlights just underneath. These could be the best discounts we see before Amazon Prime Day rolls into town in July.

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The retailers below are where we’ve been finding the biggest and best discounts so far this weekend.

  • Amazon: great discounts on Amazon devices and more.
  • Argos: cheaper items for your garden and lots of tech inside you home.
  • Currys: another huge clearance of TVs, fridges, laptops and much more.
  • Sky TV: available from just £20 a month or £35 with broadband too.
  • Now TV: save up to 50% on Sky cinema or Entertainment packages.
  • AO: going big on cheap TVs, laptops, household appliance and electricals.
  • B&Q: time for a bit of home improvement or a new BBQ?
  • boohoo: The UK fashion retailer has been having a sale every day at the mo.
  • John Lewis: home, fashion and electricals with a price match to boot.
  • Tesco Direct: toys, electricals, appliances, outdoor items and more.
  • Very: home, tech, outdoors, fashion and more.
  • eBay: discounts on pretty much every category.
  • ebuyer: fresh discounts on the best laptops and TVs. 
  • Zavvi: discounted games, consoles and limited edition blu-rays.
  • Jessops: cheap cameras, lenses and accessories for all.
  • Dyson: get a discounted vacuum cleaner from the best of the best.

Keep scrolling to see our selected highlights across loads of different categories below. But if you’re after something specific that’s not included below, you’ll probably find it in one of our other regular updated deals hubs. We’ve got a massive list of super cheap TV deals, or maybe it’s time for a new cheap laptop? If gaming’s your thing and you’re looking for a new console we’ve got you covered for a cheap PS4, or maybe Xbox One deals, or maybe you’re after a Nintendo Switch bundle? We’ve seen some fantastic mobile phone deals too. Bank holidays are also usually a great time to get a cheaper Sky TV deal.

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Our Top 10 bank holiday sale deals:

#1: Hisense H60NEC5600UK 60-inch Smart HDR 4K TV £589 at AO
An unbelievable price for a 60-inch TV with smart features and a 4K HDR display. This was originally an already-decent £799, so we’re surprised to see the price go this low. You only have to look at the other prices in the size category to see what a huge saving this Hisense TV deal provides even before today’s discount.
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#3: Acer Aspire 3 laptop bundle £299.99 at Argos
This is one of our favourite bank holiday deals this week. This Argos bundle includes a McAfee security package and laptop bag. The Aspire 3 itself packs 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, which is plenty for solid performance of standard work/school/uni tasks like document editing, web browsing and media streaming. You can get this cheap laptop in black, red or blue.
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#4: Amazon Echo £74.99 at Amazon
Originally £90 this is an excellent discount on the Echo smart speaker. We’d go for this version over the smaller Echo Dot as the speaker packs more of a punch, making it far superior as a music player.
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#5: GoPro Hero5 Session £129 at Argos
That’s a huge reduction over at Argos in this bank holiday sale. The big red store has knocked £70 off the usual RRP of this compact action camera. This could well be the bargain action camera deal of the summer.
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#6: Nintendo Labo Variety Kit £52.99 at 365games
While everyone else is still charging the original £60 Nintendo Labo price, UK gaming specialists 365games.co.uk has knocked down the price a hefty amount just one week after release. Don’t forget you need a Nintendo Switch console to enjoy this new interactive toy that you and the kids can build together.
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#7: NES Classic Mini £49.99 at Argos | Amazon | Smyths
The original batch of NES Mini console sold out pretty much straight away at launch, with stock proving impossible to find at the proper price – eBay resellers had a field day. We’re super excited to see pre-orders open for a new wave at the original £49.99 price though. You can order now, but you’ll have to wait until June 27 for delivery. Stock is already running low, so we’ve provided links to all stores currently taking orders.

#8: PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription | £35.99 at CDKeys
This is far and away the cheapest PlayStation Plus deal in the UK for a 12-month subscription with other retailers only knocking a few quid off the £49.99 RRP. CDKeys will send you a digital PSN code straight away, so you don’t even have to wait for delivery. We’ve been using the site for years for PS Plus, Xbox Live Gold codes and game codes and we’re not surprised to see it with the cheapest price as it has great form.
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Bank holiday TV deals

LG 43UJ630V 43-inch 4K HDR Smart TV £328 at Amazon
If you’re looking for a cheap 43-inch 4K TV deal but don’t fancy the Hisense models, how about this discounted LG TV? Despite the super low cost you’re still getting a 4K HDR screen and a rich selection of Smart TV apps like Netflix, iPlayer and Amazon Video. At £100 less than its regular price, this is certainly one to consider for LG fans.
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Techwood 55AO6USB 55-inch Smart 4K TV £359 at AO
Yes, you really can get a 55-inch 4K TV for just £359. Better yet, it’s a smart TV, meaning you can enjoy watching Netflix and catch up apps like iPlayer, ITV Hub and All 4. The sound and picture quality won’t be as good as the pricier deals on this page, but if you just want a massive screen for a low cost then this is the cheap TV deal for you.
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Philips 50PUS6262 50-inch Ambilight 4K HDR TV £379 at Argos
That’s the cheapest price we’ve seen on an Ambilight TV of this size and by some distance. The extra light that emits from the sides of the screen match the colours of the on-screen action, adding extra ambience to every scene. We’re loving this price, especially on a HDR 4K screen too.
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Philips 49PUS7502/05 49-inch 4K HDR TV £499 at AO
This Ambilight TV is a newer version of the one above and emits light from three edges of the screen instead of two. This enhances the colours on your TV, pushing scenes beyond the bezel. The screen itself it excellent too with a 4K picture with HDR 10 technology and a full suit of smart TV apps inside too. This cheap TV is £100 less than earlier in the week and £400 under the RRP now. AO also has the larger 55-inch version available for £649.
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Hisense H60NEC5600UK 60-inch Smart HDR 4K TV £589 at AO
An unbelievable price for a 60-inch TV with smart features and a 4K HDR display. This was originally an already-decent £799, so we’re surprised to see the price go this low. You only have to look at the other prices in the size category to see what a huge saving this Hisense TV deal provides even before today’s discount.
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LG 60UJ634V 60-inch Smart HDR 4K TV £649.98 at Currys
This is the best price we’ve seen for a 60-inch LG 4K TV in a long time and we can’t see stock lasting long. You’re getting a 100Hz screen in 4K with High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology. You’re getting all the best smart TV apps too like Netflix, Amazon, Now TV, iPlayer and more. There’s also a World Cup promo on at Currys at the moment where there’s a 1-in-20 chance you’ll get your money back on any 55-inch (or larger) TV.
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Hisense H65N6800 ULED HDR 4K TV £798 at John Lewis
This ULED 4K TV has a higher quality picture then most 4K TVs, being more comparable to the higher-end OLED screens. And at just £978 for a huge 65-inch version, it’s way cheaper than OLED TV. Better yet, this massive 4K HDR beast comes with some great smart TV apps and a five year guarantee.
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Bank holiday laptop deals

Acer Aspire 3 laptop bundle £299.99 at Argos
This is one of our favourite bank holiday deals this week. This Argos bundle includes a McAfee security package and laptop bag. The Aspire 3 itself packs 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, which is plenty for solid performance of standard work/school/uni tasks like document editing, web browsing and media streaming. You can get this cheap laptop in black, red or blue.
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ACER CB3-131 11.6-inch Chromebook £199.97 at Currys
If you’re happy to say goodbye to Windows and take advantage of the very capable Google/Android ecosystem services for basic laptop needs this 11.6-inch Chromebook comes with a respectable 9-hour battery life. Shame about the small 16GB hard drive, but you can always expand with a portable drive or USB.
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Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop now £649.99 at Currys
Here’s another excellent gaming laptop deal, this time from Acer and Currys. We’re a lot lower than the original £999 price here and you’re getting some great spec for the price. The Nitro 5 has a GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, 8GB of RAM, 1TB of storage and an i5 processor.
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Bank holiday Amazon devices sale

Amazon Echo £74.99 at Amazon
Originally £90 this is an excellent discount on the Echo smart speaker. We’d go for this version over the smaller Echo Dot as the speaker packs more of a punch, making it far superior as a music player.
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Echo Spot £99.99 at Amazon
The newest member of the Echo family hasn’t had many discounts yet, so we’re super happy to see £20 knocked off for the bank holiday sales. The Echo Spot comes with a small screen making it ideal for a bedside table.
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Fire TV (4K) with Alexa voice remote £59.99 at Amazon
You can save a tenner today on the regular price of the Fire TV 4K dongle. This is essentially a 4K upgrade over the Fire TV Stick allowing you to stream 4K content. Netflix in 4K is the more expensive tier you may need to upgrade too, while Amazon Prime’s 4K content comes at no extra charge. You could always sign up for an Amazon Prime free trial to check out the video streaming service and free next day delivery options for thousands of items on Amazon.co.uk.
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Gaming bank holiday sales

NES Classic Mini £49.99 at Argos | Amazon | Smyths
The original batch of NES Mini console sold out pretty much straight away at launch, with stock proving impossible to find at the proper price – eBay resellers had a field day. We’re super excited to see pre-orders open for a new wave at the original £49.99 price though. You can order now, but you’ll have to wait until June 27 for delivery. Stock is already running low, so we’ve provided links to all stores currently taking orders.
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SNES Mini £69 at Tesco
The Super Nintendo Mini Classic console was, like the NES Mini above, super hard to find at the RRP for months after launch. Things have calmed down a bit now though and Tesco seems to have a decent supply of the SNES Mini at the proper £69 price. Considering they still go for around £100 on eBay, this is a great chance to get a better deal.
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PS4 Pro | Detroit: Become Human | Destiny 2 | £359.99 at Game
Game has been a bit quit on this page recently, but there are some excellent PS4 Pro deals this week if you can get in there while stock lasts. Detroit: Become Human is the brand new narrative-driven adventure from the team behind Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls and is racking up great reviews already. You’re also getting Destiny 2 and a two-month Now TV entertainment pass. All this for just a tenner more than the console’s RRP.
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PS4 Pro | God of War | Destiny 2 | £359.99 at Game
This is another excellent PS4 Pro deal from Game giving you two games and Now TV pass for just £10 on top of the price of a PS4 Pro on its own. And given many stores have sold out of the 4K console, Game could have got away with charging a lot more for this.
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PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription | £35.99 at CDKeys
This is far and away the cheapest PlayStation Plus deal in the UK for a 12-month subscription with other retailers only knocking a few quid off the £49.99 RRP. CDKeys will send you a digital PSN code straight away, so you don’t even have to wait for delivery. We’ve been using the site for years for PS Plus, Xbox Live Gold codes and game codes and we’re not surprised to see it with the cheapest price as it has great form.
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Overwatch: Game of the Year Edition £15 at Tesco
Find out why the world has fallen in love with Overwatch with this super cheap discount on the Game of the Year edition. This is one of the most varied multiplayer shooters around thanks to the unique selection of characters who all have different playing style. An absolute steal at this price.
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Battlefield 1: Revolution Edition  £15 at Tesco
This is exactly the kind of discount you should jump on if you’ve not played Battlefield 1 yet. The series takes the action all the way back to the first World War and this edition comes with all of the multiplayer season pass expansion content. Originally the pass and the main game were worth over £80, so this is quite the steal.
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Bank holiday broadband deals

Plusnet Unlimited Broadband | 12 months | 10Mb avg speed | Line rental inc. | FREE activation | £18.99 per month + £50 cashback
This is our favourite of the new cheap broadband deals to have come to the fore this week. £18.99 a month and nothing to pay upfront makes Plusnet pretty competitive anyway. But it’s the £50 cashback cheque that they’ll send you that makes this effectively one of the cheapest ways you can get internet at the moment.
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Sky Broadband Unlimited | 12 months | 10Mb avg speed | Line rental inc. | £9.99 upfront | £18 per month + £50 pre-paid Mastercard
This is very close to what Plusnet is offering above – indeed the monthly bills are cheaper and the overall one year cost is a couple of quid less. The only reason we’ve given the nod to Plusnet is that you get pure cash back, rather than remembering to spend your £50 pre-paid reward card. Still tremendous value from Sky, mind.

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Vodafone Superfast 1 | 18 months | 35Mb avg speed | Line rental inc. | FREE activation | £20 per month
This isn’t new, but it sure is impressive. Vodafone has a real stranglehold over the competition when it comes to fibre broadband deals. Nobody comes close to matching £20 per month and a zero upfront spend. And Vodafone guarantees a minimum speed of 25Mb -go for this if you need faster internet.
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BT Superfast Fibre Unlimited | 18 months | 50Mb avg speed | Weekend calls | FREE activation | £9.99 delivery | £31.99pm +£120 pre-paid Mastercard
BT broadband deals are constantly being chopped and changed. Bad news for us trying to keep tabs, great news for you as it means some great offers. For example, it’s just removed its activation fee  for Superfast fibre and is offering a £120 reward card to spend. And 50Mb speed is nothing to be sniffed at.
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Virgin Media Full House Bundle | 12 months | 108Mb avg speed | Weekend calls | 230+ channels incl. BT Sport | £20 activation fee | £55 £49pm
Want to do the double header and sort out your broadband AND television plans this weekend? Then take advantage of this discount from Virgin Media, which ends on Tuesday. As well as unfeasibly rapid internet, you also get tonnes of TV channels , BT Sport and a plush TV V6 box to boot.

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Bank holiday mobile phone deals

More great bank holiday sale picks

boohoo up to 60% off flash event
This ever-popular online fashion retailer enjoys a sale on most weekends, but there are some huuuuge savings this weekend with up to 60% knocked off some prices in the boohoo sale. So if your wardrobe needs an update for summer this is a great chance to do it for less. The sale includes thousands of items in both women’s and men’s categories.
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GoPro Hero5 Session £129 at Argos
That’s a huge reduction over at Argos in this bank holiday sale. The big red store has knocked £70 off the usual RRP of this compact action camera. This could well be the bargain action camera deal of the summer.
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Save 49% on Express VPN and get 3 months free
If you’ve been considering a VPN for a while this is TechRadar’s #1-rated service. Express VPN is ideal for changing your location and keeping your internet usage private. Fans of the US version of Netflix especially love this VPN. Better yet, there’s a 30 day money back guarantee.
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Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal  £519.99 £229 at Groupon
Looking for a great Dyson deal on one of the brands most powerful vacuum cleaners? You’re in luck with this bank holiday deal as the new £229 price has come crashing down from the original £519.99. These kind of Groupon deals never last long though, so we wouldn’t wait on this one for long.
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When do the bank holiday sales start?

The next bank holiday technically starts Monday May 28th in the UK. But the deals have already been unleashed at many stores. So the weekend’s barely here, but the bank holiday sales are well under way right now.

We’ll keep this page updated throughout the long weekend. The best bank holiday deals will be made available on a first come, first served basis, so don’t leave it until the last minute to check out the deals – it might be too late!





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