We're looking forward to the bank holiday sales again this week, especially as many retailers have started their sales already - they want to actually get out in the sun this weekend it would seem.
Naturally, we're here to dig through them all to bring you lots of TechRadar-friendly deals on the latest tech, TVs, laptops, gaming consoles and other electronic devices. But we'll given a shout out to a few other deal types too. After all, you've got better things to do on over the long bank holiday weekend than trawling every retailer site's deals section, like trying to sneak the barbecue out of the shed without those rain clouds noticing.
We get 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.
Bank holiday sales: quick links
The retailers below are where we've been finding the biggest and best discounts so far this weekend.
- Amazon: expect discounts on a wide range but TVs especially.
- 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: expect discounts on pretty much every category.
- ebuyer: fresh discounts on the best laptops and TVs/
- Zavvi: discounted games, consoles and limited edition blu-rays for sure
- 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.
Our picks of the best bank holiday sales so far:
Bank holiday deals for TV
LG 43UJ630V 43-inch 4K HDR Smart TV | Now £319 | 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 £88 less than its regular price, this is certainly one to consider for LG fans.
Techwood 55AO6USB 55-inch Smart 4K TV | Now £359 | 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.
Samsung QE55Q6FAMT 4K QLED HDR TV | £879 | John Lewis
That's a massive price drop from £1799 on this QLED TV from Samsung. Actually, we don't recall seeing a QLED smart TV drop under a grand for quite some time. Nice to see a five year guarantee added too.
Hisense H65N5300UK 65-inch Smart HDR 4K TV | Now £699 | Currys
A similar set to the large Hisense TV deal above, but with a screen stretching all the way to 65-inches. This model is usually £849, so this massive discount shouldn't be missed. Time to get the tape measure out at home?
The best laptop prices of the bank holiday sales
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.
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.
Acer Aspire 15.6-inch laptop - now £299.99 at Argos
This Acer laptop costs just under £300 at Argos. While it's not the most powerful laptop ever but with 1TB storage and 4GB RAM it will do the job for most of your average tasks.
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.
HP 17.3-inch AMD A9 8GB 1TB laptop £449.99 at Argos
Wow, that's a big laptop. We rarely see 17-inch models in our selection of cheap laptops but this one is great value with a 1TB hard drive and the 8GB of RAM will allow you to multi-task like a beast.
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.
More great bank holiday deals
Save 49% on Express VPN and get 3 months free
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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.
Assassin's Creed: Origins on Xbox One | free code for Assassin's Creed: Unity | £21.99 at CDKeys
This is the cheapest price we've seen for Assassin's Creed: Origins in the UK. Plus you're getting a free code for Assassin's Creed: Unity. You'll receive the download code straight away, so you can download the game as soon as possible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sony Xperia XA2 and 32-inch Sony Smart TV from £20pm
This is a sweet mobile phone bundle, especially as contracts with free gifts don't seem to be as much of a thing as they used to be. Xperia XA2 contracts start from just £20 a month and you're getting a free TV too. Well worth a look if you're after a decent low cost phone.
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.
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.
When do the bank holiday sales start?
The next bank holiday technically starts Monday May 7th in the UK. But the deals have already been unleashed at many stores. So it might only be Saturday, but the bank holiday sales are in full swing 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!
If you do miss out though, there's actually another bank holiday later in the month on May 28th, so we'll be sure to bring you the best deals that weekend too.
Stay tuned for the latest picks from the May bank holiday sales. We'll be adding lots of fresh items soon once the deal start rolling in.