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Bank holiday sales: these are the best deals from Amazon, Currys, AO, Argos and more

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The bank holiday sales are in full swing right now and there are some fantastic deals to end the summer sales season on a high. Digging out discounts is what we do, not just every bank holiday, Black Friday or Amazon Prime Day, but every day of the week, so you know we’ll steer you to the best ones.

There are some tempting offers for everyone this weekend with TVs, laptops, smart home devices, gaming consoles, Kindles, mobiles phones, cheap broadband packages, Sky TV deals, home and garden items and much more. September is usually the start of the sales lull ahead of Black Friday and Christmas with late October usually signalling the start of silly season again. So this could be your last chance for a while to get deals as good as these.

When do the bank holiday sales start?

The bank holiday itself technically starts Monday August 27th in the UK. The sales actually started super early this time though, with Amazon kicking off a week-long sale already with fresh deals arriving every day August 29th. We’ll be updating our highlights throughout the long weekend.

We’ve already been busy digging through the bank holiday deals to bring you lots of TechRadar-friendly discounts on the latest tech below. But we’re keeping a savvy eye out for plenty of other deals types too. So if you’re after a bit of home improvement, you’ll find discounts on multiple categories at the likes of Wickes and B&Q. If you’re looking for furniture, home decor, lighting and other home styling options then you’ll want to check out the bank holiday sale happening at Wayfair right now too. To stay tuned on all our regular deal updates, bookmark our deals page or follow us over on Twitter.

  • 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.
  • AO: going big on cheap TVs, laptops, household appliance and electricals.
  • ebuyer: fresh discounts on the best laptops and TVs.
  • B&Q: time for a bit of home improvement or a new BBQ?
  • boohoo: A different sale type every day!
  • John Lewis: home, fashion and electricals with a price match to boot.
  • Very: home, tech, outdoors, fashion and more.

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Our Top 10 bank holiday sale deals:

Philips Hue Starter Kit and Google Home Mini: £204 £149 at Currys
This an excellent bundle for the Philips Hue bulbs as it has everything you need to get started including three bulbs, bridge (the brain box) and a dimmer switch. You can then control the colours and tone of the bulbs via an app or better yet, with voice commands via the Google Home Mini smart speaker that Currys has thrown in. With a £60 saving today, you don’t want to miss out.View Deal

Hisense H60NEC5600UK 60-inch Smart HDR 4K TV £799 £649 at AO.com
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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Amazon Echo: £89.99 £69.99 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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NES Classic Mini: £49.99 £45 at Amazon
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 a new wave of stock below the original £49.99 price though.  

PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription: £49.99 £31.99 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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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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Lenovo Yoga Book 2-in-1 laptop: £549.99 £349.99 at Amazon
This beautiful laptop/tablet convertible is a fantastic piece of kit for regular PC work and artists alike. Instead of a regular keyboard you have a dynamic secondary touch interface where a keyboard will illuminate when required. Or you can use the bundled pen to draw and edit artwork on the same surface. This version comes packing Windows 10 Pro and is £200 cheaper than usual.
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Acer Chromebook 14-inch CB3-431: £249 £199 at AO
It’s not just the bling that caught our eye with this champagne gold Chromebook deal. Actually, it’s mainly that, but this is actually quite  a capable model too and a great price considering this is a larger 14-inch Chromebook and we usually only find great discounts on the 11-inch ones. This Chromebook deal comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage but should be fine for basic browsing, emails, document editing and streaming movie content. The silver version is on offer at £189.99 at Amazon.
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Bank holiday TV deals

TCL 43DP608 43-inch 4K HDR TV: £349 £279 at Amazon
TCL is new to these shores, but they’ve grown massively in recent years in other countries around the world, emerging as budget TV specialists. Amazon has just knocked £70 off this already cheap 4K TV deal too. Astonishing value given you’re getting a 10-bit HDR panel.
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Hisense H43A6250UK 43-inch HDR 4K TV: £359 £349 Argos
This is a new model from Hisense and the reviews have been strong  too. You’re getting a 4K screen with HDR features, which is great news for gamers with a PS4 Pro or Xbox One X. Movie/TV fans can enjoy the same high quality visuals via the built-in Netflix and Amazon Prime apps.
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Hisense H60NEC5600UK 60-inch Smart HDR 4K TV: £799 £649 at AO.com
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

HP Stream 14-inch laptop: £249 £169 at AO.com
Looking for a stylish cheap laptop deal? The HP Stream models are a popular choice in both blue and purple formats and this is a great back to school laptop as it comes with a year of Microsoft Office 365 access along with 1TB of cloud storage.
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Acer Chromebook 14-inch CB3-431: £249 £199 at AO
It’s not just the bling that caught our eye with this champagne gold Chromebook deal. Actually, it’s mainly that, but this is actually quite  a capable model too and a great price considering this is a larger 14-inch Chromebook and we usually only find great discounts on the 11-inch ones. This Chromebook deal comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage but should be fine for basic browsing, emails, document editing and streaming movie content. The silver version is on offer at £189.99 at Amazon.
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ACER CB3-131 11.6-inch Chromebook £199 at AO.com
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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Lenovo Yoga Book 2-in-1 laptop: £549 £349.99 at Amazon
This beautiful laptop/tablet convertible is a fantastic piece of kit for regular PC work and artists alike. Instead of a regular keyboard you have a dynamic secondary touch interface where a keyboard will illuminate when required. Or you can use the bundled pen to draw and edit artwork on the same surface. This version comes packing Windows 10 Pro and is £200 cheaper than usual.
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Asus FX503VM gaming laptop £899.99 £779.99 at Amazon
Amazon has just knocked £120 off this very capable gaming laptop. You’re getting a slick 120Hz Full HD screen, i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256SSD and a Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card. All of which adds up to a laptop that’ll have a crack at any game with some decent settings too.
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Bank holiday Amazon devices sale

Amazon Echo: £89.99 £69.99 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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Fire TV (4K) with Alexa voice remote: £69.99 £54.99 at Amazon
You can save £15 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 to, 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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Amazon Echo Plus and Philips Hue bulb: £139.99 £94.99 at Amazon
Amazon has knocked a massive £45 of this enhanced smart speaker and thrown in a free Philips Hue smart bulb too. Unlike the other Echo speakers, this has a smart home hub inside that can act as a bridge (something you usually need a buy separately) to connect the Philips Hue bulbs so you can control them via the app or voice commands.
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Smart home bank holiday sales

Philips Hue Starter Kit and Google Home Mini: £204 £149 at Currys
This an excellent bundle for the Philips Hue bulbs as it has everything you need to get started including three bulbs, bridge (the brain box) and a dimmer switch. You can then control the colours and tone of the bulbs via an app or better yet, with voice commands via the Google Home Mini smart speaker that Currys has thrown in. With a £60 saving today, you don’t want to miss out.View Deal

Google Home: £129 £99 at Currys
You certainly won’t find this deal on Amazon as it’s a direct rival to the Echo smart speaker range. The Google Assistant speaker is arguably much better thanks to Google’s powerful well of knowledge and this speaker is great for music too.
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Google Home Mini: £49 £34 at Currys
The main difference between the Mini and its larger sibling is the slightly less powerful speaker inside the Mini. It’s just as smart in all other aspects though. If you’re after a smart speaker for the voice-assistant tech more than playing music though then this is the one for you.
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Gaming bank holiday sales

NES Classic Mini £49.99 at Amazon
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 with hugely inflated prices. We’re super excited to see a new wave of stock at the original £49.99 price though.
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Grand Theft auto V £19 PS4/Xbox One at Amazon
Featuring a huge range of improvements over the original PS3/X360 release, GTA V is still enormously popular thanks to its in-depth campaign and still-growing online options. It’s never too late to find out why this is the most popular game yet in the series.
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Bank holiday broadband deals

Onestream Flow Unlimited Broadband | 18 month contract | 11Mb average speed | Line rental inc. | FREE activation | £9.99 delivery | £15.99 per month
Dear reader, we organised this super cheap broadband only deal just for you. It will cost you £15.99 for the first year of the contract, and then £24.99 for the other six. Nobody beats that price for the first 12 months.
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TalkTalk Fast broadband | 12 months | 11Mb avg. speed | Line rental incl. | £9.95 upfront | £17.95 per month + £55 Gift Card
TalkTalk’s entry-level ADSL broadband is already cheap enough, but add a £55 Gift Card for your choice of Amazon.co.uk, Argos, Tesco or Ticketmaster in to the mix, and you’re laughing. HAHAHAHAHA!

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Sky Fibre Unlimited | 18 months | 36Mb avg speed | Line rental inc. | £9.95 delivery | £25 per month + £75 prepaid Mastercard
Dammit – a few days ago, the reward card you got with this Sky fibre deal was up at £100. Still, you can’t sniff at what is effectively free money just for taking out broadband with one of the biggest names in the industry.
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Vodafone Superfast 1 | 18 months | 35Mb avg speed  | Line rental inc. | FREE upfront | £25 per month + FREE tech gift
Vodafone used to be outright the cheapest fibre broadband deal provider. Prices went up, but then they unleashed some pretty eye-catching free gifts up to the value of £200. Choose from GoPros, Fitbits, Amazon Echos and more.
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BT Superfast Fibre Unlimited | 18 months | 50Mb avg speed | Weekend calls | £9.99 delivery | £29.99pm + FREE BT Sport
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 £90 reward card to spend. And 50Mb speed is nothing to be sniffed at.
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Bank holiday mobile phone deals

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 | O2 | £160 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £46pm
This immediately jumps out at us as the very best Samsung Note 9 deal you can order today in terms of overall value. It’s actually less than we predicted in the run up to launch, with monthly bills coming in under the £50-mark. The upfront price is high, but check out all of that beautiful data. A fair price on a phone this good…and big! Total cost over 24 months is £1264

Get the best value Galaxy Note 9 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

If the above deal isn’t for you, our exclusive promotion from Carphone Warehouse may just help you make your mind up. Order by September 1 from Carphone, and you’ll get your choice of £40 Gift Card from Amazon.co.uk, Currys/PC World or Marks & Spencer – and that’s as well as the free wireless charger it’s also giving away.

Click here to take advantage of TechRadar’s exclusive Note 9 offer

Samsung Galaxy S9 | Vodafone | £100 upfront (with DEAL20 code) | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm
Yes! This best ever Samsung Galaxy 9 deal is back. £650-odd overall for a phone this good is exceptional, so we’d recommend buying it while you can and before it disappears completely. 4GB data will suit a lot of people just fine and those £23 monthly bills are just staggering value. Just make sure you tap in that DEAL20 voucher code at the checkout to get the best price. Total cost over 24 months is £652

View this Galaxy S9 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

Samsung Galaxy S9 | EE | £15 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £33pm
If you require 30 glorious GB of data for all your streaming and surfing needs away from Wi-Fi, then look no further than this Samsung S9 deal from Affordable Mobiles. You won’t pay much upfront and then it’s a perfectly reasonable £33 per month. Tremendous value, and it just came down in price…again. Total cost over 24 months is £807

Get this Samsung S9 deal at Affordable Mobiles

iPhone X 64GB | Vodafone | FREE upfront | Unlimited calls and texts | 40GB data | £59pm
If it’s an iPhone X deal on Vodafone that you’re after, then you may as well just forget about the rest at the moment and go straight for the big guns at 40GB worth of data. This is relatively good value for a monumental amount of data on Vodafone, and going for less barely costs much different over the two year term. Total cost over 24 months is £1416

Buy this iPhone X deal from Affordable Mobiles

iPhone 8 64GB | Vodafone | £200 upfront (with DEAL20 code) | 4GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £23pm
This is currently one of the cheapest ways to get the iPhone 8 on Vodafone, but it involves a huge spend upfront (slightly dampened by Mobiles’ DEAL20 code). You get 4GB of data for your money, which will suit a lot of people. But the standout feature here is those delectable £23 bills. Total cost over 24 months is £752

View this iPhone 8 deal at Mobiles.co.uk

iPhone 8 64GB | Vodafone | £99.99 upfront | 15GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £34pm
O2 is so often the go-to network where decent data plans on the iPhone 8 are concerned. The best of those at the moment comes from Carphone Warehouse and it’s 15GB of data a month tariff. Unlike many, this has actually just fallen in price. So at £34 a month and a penny less than £100 to pay at the start, this is one of the cheapest ways to go for the iPhone 8 right now. Total cost over 24 months is £915.99

Take advantage of this iPhone 8 deal from Carphone Warehouse

More great bank holiday sale picks

Fitbit Alta HR: £138.99 £119.99 at Amazon
This is one of the most popular fitness trackers in the Fitbit range thanks to its discrete lightweight design, built-in heart-rate monitor and low cost. And Amazon has knocked £19 off the price for the bank holiday sales too.

Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch: £159 £129.99 at Amazon
If you’re looking for a fitness tracker with a more traditional watch design then this deal is for you. Amazon has knocked £30 off this Fitbit today but stock is already running low. This price is currently available on the black and plum versions in small and large sizes.
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boohoo Holiday shop from £5
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 £5 in the boohoo sale. So if your wardrobe needs a late 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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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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5 Blu-rays for £30 at Amazon
Oh this is a great Amazon Prime deals, as you can even get them delivered tomorrow for no extra charge if you’re on Prime. There’s a wide range of movies to choose from including Kong: Skull Island, Heat, Interstellar, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Deadpool, Batman Vs Superman: Ultimate Edition (urgh with an extra 30 mins over the cinema version if you can imagine), Jurassic World and more.
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If you’re after something specific that’s not included above, 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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