Bank holiday weekends are a great time to take advantage of the bank holiday sales from your favourite gadget, electronics and gaming retailers. Well, when you're not dashing outside to frantically light the barbecue whenever the rain teases a reprieve that is.
We usually get a cheeky heads-up on some of the discounts and will be putting together an extensive list of our deal highlights from the top retailers out there. If you'd prefer to dig out a discounted treasure of your own, you'll find links to the big stores that are sporting an August bank holiday sale below. Keep an eye on this article, as we'll update it with some fresh offers due to appear each day.
Bank Holiday Sales: Quick Links
- Amazon bank holiday sale + Lightning deals
- Currys bank holiday sale
- Tesco Direct bank holiday sale
- Argos bank holiday sale
- John Lewis bank holiday sale
- Sonic Direct bank holiday sale
- Jessops bank holiday sale
- ao.com bank holiday sale
- ebuyer bank holiday sale
- Zavvi bank holiday sale
- eBay bank holiday sale
When do the bank holiday sales start?
The next bank holiday technically starts Monday August 28 in the UK. But usually we see the bank holiday sales spread over the whole weekend. So we wouldn't be surprised to see the sales actually start on Friday August 25. Chances are, the best bargains will be made available on a first come, first served basis, so don't leave it until the Monday to check out the sale items - it might be too late!
Our favourite bank holiday sale picks from last time
Digihome 55304UHDSM 55-inch 4K Smart TV | £379.99 @ Co-Op's eBay outlet
While we don't expect the picture to match some of the pricier TVs in the bank holiday sales this weekend, this is a fantastic price for the overall package. For £380 you're getting a huge 55-inch 4K Ultra HD TV with Smart apps (hello, 4K Netflix!) and Freeview HD built in. Not so long ago we'd be happy paying this much for a 1080p screen this big.
View this deal: Digihome 55304UHDSM 55-inch 4K Smart TV - £379.99 at Co-Op's eBay outlet
Amazon Fire TV | £64.99 @ Amazon
Bought a 4K TV without built-in Smart features? Then this is your best option to start enjoying 4K content without paying huge amounts to the likes of BT or Sky. Instead, you can use your Fire TV box with Netflix or Amazon Instant Video accounts to enjoy 4K visuals on selected shows or films and enjoy any of YouTube's 4K content for free. Naturally, all these apps work with non-4K TVs too. Don't miss out on this great deal, which sees £15 knocked off the price.
View this deal: Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD - was £79.99, now £64.99 at Amazon
Lenovo Yoga 300 11.6-inch 2-in-1 laptop | £229 @ Currys
This robust-looking 2-in-1 laptop has a rotatable touchscreen and packs a decent 4GB of RAM, making it ideal for casual use or as a student-friendly laptop. It's already rocking Windows 10, so you don't need to worry about having missed the free upgrade deadline.
View this deal: Lenovo Yoga 300 11.6" 2-in-1 - was £349.99, now £229 at Currys
Best bank holiday deals by category
Looking for something specific? We've split up some of the best deals out there into categories like TV, laptops, speakers, watches and more.
TV deals and accessory discounts
Soundbar: Sony HT-XT1 2.1 channel TV base speaker with built-in subwoofer - was £299, now £149 at Amazon
4K TV: Samsung UE49KU6670 49-inch Smart 4K HDR curved TV - was £949, now £699 at Currys
4K TV: Samsung UE55KU6670 55-inch Smart 4K curved TV - was £1249, now £899 at Currys
4K TV: Sony 65S8005C 65-inch 3D Curved screen 4K Smart TV - was £2499, now £1269 at Amazon
4K TV: Samsung UE40KU6400U 40-inch 4K Smart TV - now £469 at John Lewis
4K TV: Digihome 55304UHDSM 55-inch 4K Smart TV - now £379.99 at Co-Op's eBay outlet
4K TV: LG 55UH625V 55-inch Smart 4K HDR TV - was £1029, now £699 at Currys
4K TV: LG 49UH620V 49-inch Smart 4K HDR TV - was £779, now £499 at Currys
HD TV: JVC LT-42C550 42-inch 1080p TV - now £199 at Currys
Smart TV box: Amazon Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD - was £79.99, now £64.99 at Amazon
Smart TV USB stick: Fire TV Stick - was £34.99, now £29.99 at Amazon
Laptop and tablet deals
Laptop: ASUS TP200SA 11.6-Inch Touch screen, 360 degree rotatable notebook - was £249.99, now £149.99 at Amazon
Laptop: Lenovo Yoga 300 11.6" 2-in-1 - was £349.99, now £229 at Currys
Tablet: Fire HD10 16GB 10.1-inch tablet - was £169.99, now £139.99 at Amazon
Tablet: Fire 7-inch tablet - was £49.99, now £39.99 at Amazon
PC and console accessory deals
Headset: Logitech G430 Gaming Headset with 7.1 Dolby Surround for PC and PS4 - was £69.99, now £47.99
Printer: Epson Expression Premium XP-630 All-in-One Inkjet Printer - was £149.99, now £59.99 at Amazon
Printer: Epson WorkForce WF-2750DWF PrecisionCore All-in-One Wi-Fi Printer with Duplex - was £99.99, now £54.99 at Amazon
Wi-Fi booster: TP-LINK TL-WA860RE 300 Mbps Universal Wall Plug Wi-Fi Range Extender/Wi-Fi Booster with External Antennas - was £39.99, now £17.99 at Amazon
Printer: HP OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer with Fax - was £99.99, now £49 at Currys
Headset: Corsair CA-9011128-EUCGH1500 USB Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset - was £84.99, now £54.99 at Amazon
Headphone and speaker deals
Speakers: Beats Pill+ Speaker - White - was £189.95, now £109.95 at Amazon - Saturday only!
Speakers: Beats Pill+ Speaker - Black - was £189.95, now £109.95 at Amazon - Saturday only!
Headphones: KEF M500 Over-Ear Hi-Fi Headphones - Black - was £249.95, now £149.99 at Amazon
Headphones: KEF M400 Over-Ear Hi-Fi Headphones - Deep Black - was £149.95, now £94.99 at Amazon
Headphones: KEF M100 In-Ear Hi-Fi Headphones - Champagne Gold - was £99.95, now £63.99 at Amazon
Headphones: KEF M100 In-Ear Hi-Fi Headphones - Titanium Grey - was £99.95, now £63.99 at Amazon
Headphones: KEF M400 Over-Ear Hi-Fi Headphones - Champagne White - was £149.95, now £94.99 at Amazon
Headphones: KEF M500 Over-Ear Hi-Fi Headphones - White - was £249.95, now £149.99 at Amazon
Fitness watch deals
Running watch: Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with Elevate Wrist Heart Rate and Smart Notifications - Black/Marsala Red - was £279.99, now £189.99 at Amazon - Saturday only!
Running watch: Garmin Forerunner 235 GPS Running Watch with Elevate Wrist Heart Rate and Smart Notifications - Black/Grey - was £279.99, now £189.99 at Amazon - Saturday only!
Sports watch: Garmin Fenix 3 HR GPS Multisport Watch with Outdoor Navigation and Wrist Based Heart Rate - Silver - was £429.99, now £279.99 at Amazon - Saturday only!
Running watch: TomTom Sports GPS Runner GPS Watch - Black/Grey/Pink - was £99.99, now £49.99 at Amazon - Saturday only!
SIM-free phone deals
Mobile: Wileyfox Spark UK SIM-Free Smartphone with Case, Screen Replacement & 16GB Memory Card- Sandstone Black - was £114.99, now £89.99 at Amazon - Saturday only!
Mobile: Blu Life Mark UK 4G SIM-Free Smartphone - Grey/White/Gold - was £139.99, now £79.99 at Amazon
Mobile: Wileyfox Swift UK SIM-Free Smartphone with Swift Hard Case and Screen Protection Card - Sandstone Black - was £154.99, now £109.99 at Amazon
Home: BT 9500 Halo Nuisance Call Blocking Cordless Home Phone with Bluetooth and Answer Machine - was £99.99, now £69.99 at Amazon
Home: BT 9500 Halo Nuisance Call Blocking Cordless Home Phone with Bluetooth and Answer Machine (Twin Handset Pack) - was £139.99, now £89.99 at Amazon