Bank holiday sales 2018: get ready for more deals in late August

Enjoying the summer sales? Well we expect them to go out with a bang with the final Bank Holiday sales rolling into Deals Town later this month. And just like every Bank Holiday, Black Friday or Amazon Prime Day, we're here to point you in the direction of the very finest deals.

So if you're after a new TV, a special price on a smart home device, a console bundle, a cheap phone contract or maybe something for the garden (it's totally not too late to buy a barbeque by the way) then we'll help you out below.

When do the bank holiday sales start?

The next bank holiday technically starts Monday August 27th in the UK. That doesn't mean that's when the sales begin though. They'll really get going a few days before on the Friday. We'll keep this page updated throughout the long weekend. A word of warning though, 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!

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. so you might want to check out the excellent garden/outdoor sale over at Argos, or if you're after a bit of home improvement, you'll find 15% off paint, woodcare, tiles and full kitchens over at Wickes. Not to be outdone, you'll find plenty of similar discounts over at B&Q too. 

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. To stay tuned on all our regular deal updates, bookmark our deals page or follow us over on Twitter.

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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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#2: Samsung Galaxy S9 | Vodafone | £250 £115 | 16GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £30pm at Mobiles.co.uk
Use £10 voucher code 10OFF to knock off the already discounted upfront cost. Need more data? Well you're in luck as Mobiles.co.uk doesn't just have the best price going for a massive 16GB of data on the Samsung Galaxy S9, but you'll find this deal is significantly cheaper than most deals offering way less data. The total cost over 24 months is £835.
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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 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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#9: 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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#10: Fire TV Stick with Alexa voice remote £34.99 at Amazon
The Fire TV Stick is already ridiculously cheap at £40, but we'll happily take the £5 discount today. This is the latest version that comes with an Alexa voice-remote too. Simply plug into an HDMI slot on your TV and enjoy access to content on the best streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video (fancy a free trial?), iPlayer and more.
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Bank holiday TV deals

LG 43UJ630V 43-inch 4K HDR Smart TV £319 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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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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Samsung 55MU6220 55-inch curved HDR 4K TV £569 at Argos
Curved TVs are a fantastic experience and are cheaper than ever nowadays. This superb Samsung TV has a 4K HDR screen and a brilliant suite of smart TV apps. This is a great pick for gamers too with the new God of War looking absolutely jaw-dropping on it.
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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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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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HP 14-bs100na laptop + McAfee Internet Security £449 at AO
For well under £500 you're getting an i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a speedy 256GB SSD. Need a clincher? How about a free McAfee security package? It's yours with this bank holiday special deal.
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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 Stick with Alexa voice remote £34.99 at Amazon
The Fire TV Stick is already ridiculously cheap at £40, but we'll happily take the £5 discount today. This is the latest version that comes with an Alexa voice-remote too. Simply plug into an HDMI slot on your TV and enjoy access to content on the best streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video (fancy a free trial?), iPlayer and more.
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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

Nintendo Switch (neon) | £259 at AO.com
The Nintendo Switch with the neon red/blue Joy-Con controllers has been very popular since launch and is increasingly difficult to get a hold of, so don't miss this super low price if you prefer the more colourful option. To be honest, we only usually see the grey version drop to this price.
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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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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Xbox One £11.99 at CDKeys
PUBG is available at a super cheap price this weekend. Better yet, in addition to a code for the game, CDKeys.com is throwing in a free download code for Assassin's Creed: Unity.
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Bank holiday broadband deals

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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Bank holiday mobile phone deals

Samsung Galaxy S9 | £165 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm at Mobiles.co.uk
Use the £10 voucher code 10OFF to knock the upfront cost down to £165. With most stores still charging £739 for an unlocked SIM-free Galaxy S9, this contract will actuially cost you £22 less and you're getting two years of 4GB data per month along with unlimited minutes and texts. There's never been a better deal on the S9 and you can get it in black, blue or purple. The total cost over two years is just £717.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 | Vodafone | £250 £115 | 16GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £30pm at Mobiles.co.uk
Use £10 voucher code 10OFF to knock off the already discounted upfront cost. Need more data? Well you're in luck as Mobiles.co.uk doesn't just have the best price going for a massive 16GB of data on the Samsung Galaxy S9, but you'll find this deal is significantly cheaper than most deals offering way less data. The total cost over 24 months is £835.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £59 upfront | 20GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £38pm
If you'd prefer Samsung's epic-sized phaplet mobile then you've probably been waiting for a decent data deal under £1000. Well we've got a real zinger for you with 20GB on EE, the UK's fastest 4G network. £38 a month for this much data on this phone is a great deal and £60 upfront for the handset is absolutely fantastic. Total cost over 24 months is £971.
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iPhone 8 64GB on O2 | £90 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £34pm
The iPhone 8 is coming out a little bit more expensive than the S9 at present, except when it comes to big data deals. The mighty 30GB data allowance means this is the tariff to go for if your Spotify and Netflix streaming appetite is usually too big for your belly. Total cost over 24 months is £906
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Huawei P20 Pro on Vodafone | £125 upfront (with 10OFF code) | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
Coming in £20 cheaper than the S9 deal above, the Huawei P20 Pro is a bigger, newer and (arguably) better Android smartphone than the Samsung. Paying £23 a month for it is nothing short of spectacular. Total cost over 24 months is £682.
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OnePlus 6 on O2 | £19.99 upfront| 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £40pm
Those rambunctious young upstarts at OnePlus have been providing a genuine alternative to iPhones and Galaxys for a few years now. Their latest handset just hit the shelves this week, and this is the cheapest way you can get it on contract with decent data. Total cost over 24 months is £979.99.
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LG G7 ThinQ on O2 | FREE upfront| 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £33pm
Talking of brand new mobile phones, the LG G7 ThinQ just hit the shelves, too. We 're not entirely sure what we think of the name, but we love this just-reduced price. Absolutely free upfront, reasonable bills and stacks of data. Total cost over 24 months is £792.
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Honor 9 Lite unlock SIM-free handset | £159 at AO.com
Even before the £40 saving, the Honor 9 Lite is a very capable budget smart phone with the looks to match. So if you're not ready for a new contract, this is a great cheap Android phone. We've rounded up the latest SIM only deals too if you need one.

10GB SIM on iD Mobile | 1 month contract | 300 minutes | Unlimited texts | £10 per month
Carphone Warehouse-owned iD only just launched this SIMO deal, but we've already taken it to our hearts. Paying a tenner for your new SIM is probably the sweet spot you were looking for, and this is the deal that gets you the most data possible. It's a real bargain, this.
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More great bank holiday sale picks

boohoo Holiday shop from £3
This ever-popular online fashion retailer enjoys a sale on most weekends, but there are some huuuuge savings this weekend with loads of holiday items available from just £3 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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