The second set of May’s Bank Holiday Sales have launched early at many stores and we’re here to roundup the best deals and tell you who is having the best sales events from now and throughout the long weekend. This way you can have a quick look and then get back to chilling – hopefully in the sun.
There’s lots to choose from too in the world of tech and beyond too. So sit back and check out our picks that include TVs, laptops, consoles, fashion brands, furniture and smart home gadgets are all getting big discounts. Digging out discounts is what we do, not just every bank holiday or Black Friday, but every day of the week, so you know we’ll steer you to the best ones.
Bank holiday sales aside, this is a quiet time of year for great deals, so be sure to grab anything that takes your fancy as you might be waiting a while again for a decent deal, although we’re expecting to see some fantastic offers in our Amazon Prime Day deals roundup later in July.
Bank holiday sales: quick links
- Amazon: great discounts on Amazon devices and more.
- John Lewis: save up to 30% on multiple categories.
- AO: going big on cheap TVs, laptops, household appliance and electricals.
- Argos: Big Red Sale on home, garden and tech this weekend.
- Currys: “A-May-zing deals”. Worth a click for the bad pun alone.
- Sky TV: Now available from just £22 a month.
- ebuyer: save up to 40% on computing, laptops and TVs.
- B&Q: 20% off outdoor even is live now.
- boohoo: Massive discounts that change each day.
- Very: Bank holiday deals on home, tech, outdoors, fashion and more.
More retailer bank holiday deals
Bank holiday TV deals
Hisense H43A6250UK 43-inch HDR 4K TV:
£359 £299 Argos
This is a tempting offer 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.
Bank holiday laptop deals
Lenovo Yoga Book 2-in-1 laptop:
£449.99 £229 at Amazon
This beautiful laptop/tablet convertible is a fantastic piece of kit for regular 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 the Android OS making it much cheaper than the Windows version, which, even with the £150 discount available via the same link, comes to £399.
Asus VivoBook E201NA 11.6-inch laptop | £149.99 at Amazon
If you need a basic, super cheap laptop that won’t take up all the space in your bag when you’re mobile, this is a real contender for a seriously low price. 4GB of RAM is enough to run basic tasks easily enough and the 64GB of storage will easily handle the Windows updates that the 32GB models struggle to cope with.
Lenovo V110 15.6-inch laptop | £249.96 at ebuyer
Like the idea of a speedy SSD instead of a regular mechanical hard drive but don’t want to spend a lot of money? Well this may be the cheap laptop for you today. The V110 comes with a 128GB SSD, AMD A9 processor and 4GB of RAM. All in all, a very tidy machine for day-to-day work or uni activities.
Smart home bank holiday sales
Amazon Echo Dot |
£49.99 £29.99 at Amazon
The Echo Dot goes from strength-to-strength with each iteration and this modern 3rd-gen version is the best yet with refined audio that’s louder than ever. The built-in Alexa assistant is getting smarter all the time too and is great for requesting random information, playing music or controlling your smart home devices.
Gaming bank holiday sales
PlayStation Plus 12-month subscription:
£49.99 £33.99 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.
NES Classic Mini £47.99 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, actually a few quid less today!
Grand Theft auto V £17.99 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.
Bank holiday broadband deals
BT Superfast Fibre | 18 months | Avg. speed 50Mb | Weekend calls | £9.99 delivery | £29.99pm + £30 reward card + £70 M&S voucher
The most affordable of BT’s three main fibre packages, going with Superfast Fibre 1 will reward you with average speeds of 50Mb. On top of that you’re also getting a £30 pre-paid Mastercard and a £70 M&S voucher, making this already brilliant value package even better.
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BT Superfast Fibre 2 | 18 months | Avg. speed 67Mb | Weekend calls | £9.99 delivery | £39.99pm + £60 reward card + FREE tech gift
Want faster speeds? Jumping up to an average of 67Mb, the Superfast Fibre 2 package is perfect for those big households who need faster speeds to get through all of their downloads. Combine that with a £60 reward card and your choice of a free gift (as listed above) and this is one of the best.
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Vodafone Superfast 1 | 18 months | Avg speeds 35Mb | Line rental incl. | FREE activation | £21pm
Coming in at £21 each month, Vodafone has reclaimed its crown as the most affordable big name passage to fibre broadband in the UK. With speeds of 35Mb and no activation fees, there is a lot to love about this offer. Not least the fact that Vodafone will guarantee minimum speeds of 25Mb or money back. Total cost over 18 months is £378
Virgin Media VIVID 50 | 12 months | 108Mb avg speed | Weekend calls | £25 set-up | £33 per month
Quite simply, this is the best value you can pay for Virgin’s super fast internet. It costs just £33 per month for speeds of over 100Mb. Weekend calls are included, too. It’s a fantastic price for speeds so fast. Only around 60% of the UK can get Virgin broadband though, so use our postcode checker above to see if you qualify. Total cost of 12 months £421
See more on this fast broadband at Virgin Media – or call 0808-281-2998 to order by phone
Now Brilliant Broadband + Entertainment Pass | 12 months | 11Mb Avg speed | Landline incl. | FREE upfront | £22.99 per month
At just over £20 each month this is an excellent price to get not just your internet, but also a NowTV Entertainment subscription. You pay nothing upfront and get speeds averaging 11Mb.
Bank holiday mobile phone deals
More great bank holiday sale picks
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.
Now TV 3-month Entertainment pass | £17.99
Now’s TV’s Entertainment pass offers Sky’s hottest TV content at a ridiculously low price and with no contract tying you down either. After the three months are up, the pass auto-renews at £7.99 a month, but you can cancel at any time if you don’t want to continue the service. With so many other shows to enjoy that you won’t find on Netflix or Amazon Prime though, you’ll probably stick around. Don;t forget, you can use this to watch all 73 episodes of Game of Thrones too.
Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch:
£159 £99.99 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 £40 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.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 |
£599 £429.99 at Amazon
The 10.5-inch tablet is aiming at the likes of the iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface tablets, while coming in way cheaper even at the full RRP. So when we see a £150 discount off the starting price you should seriously consider taking advantage. The pencil stylus is included too.
boohoo up to 50% off everything
This ever-popular online fashion retailer enjoys a sale on most weekends, but there are some huuuuge savings today with loads of holiday items available for up to 50% off in the sale. So if your wardrobe needs a spring update ahead of 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.
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.