Yes I know, you’re sick of Black Friday already and we’re not helping. We apologise profusely, but we have a job to do, and there are some great deals out there.
Black Friday tactics
Don’t just buy things that are cheap. Buy what you need to buy and if they’re discounted, great.
In particular there are some boosted miles-earning and cashback deals. These are great because they allow you to get extra savings or miles on purchases you would have made anyway. Rather than simply being a case of you booking that flight or buying that new electronic gadget because it’s on sale.
So what are the headline deals?
First up, you can get mega points bonuses at the Avios eStore and Virgin Shops Away.
Zeek is offering a £13 rebate (£3 sign up bonus plus £10 cashback), enabling you to buy extremely discounted gift cards (with your American Express, if you want).
Air New Zealand is offering some superb fares this morning from London, including London to Los Angeles return for just £175.
Hotels.com is offering up to 60% off, plus a guaranteed 12% off (app) and 11% off (desktop).
Premier Inn is offering a “Purple Friday” mega-sale, with London nights being offered from £40 a night, and rooms nationwide from £35 (and indeed slightly below).
TopCashback is offering a massive 5% off at eBay, plus boosted cashback at a variety of online travel agents, airlines and hotels (e.g. 10.5% cashback at certain AccorHotels brands, 11% at Expedia, and 7% at Radisson). Remember that with TopCashback, the cashback will be in addition to whatever bargain is being offered on site.
Further to the cashback above, you can save £40 on a £150+ hotel booking with Expedia using the promo code UKHOLIDAY40
You can also save up to 50% off AccorHotels.
From Friday 24 to Monday 27 November, book on the Addison Lee app with promo code BLACKFRIDAY10 to receive £10 off your booking. But hurry – there are only 1000 uses available each day before the code becomes invalid!
20% off all flights to all destinations with Wizz Air.
20% off Finnair Economy Class flights and 3,000 bonus air miles. Although don’t forget the great value you can (almost) always get in Finnair Business Class, too.
Mercure hotels are offering 30% off.
The Global Hotel Alliance (Kempinski, Corinthia etc) is offering up to 45% off hotels worldwide.
Right, I’m going for a lie-down.