The best August Bank Holiday sales
The August bank holiday sales are kicking off this weekend, and we’re here to steer you through all the best tech deals available right now. That means cheap laptops, TVs, tablets, smartwatches, headphones and more, all discounted and all ready to ship. Not only that, but we’re seeing some top products like the AirPods Pro and Nintendo Switch seeing their own discounts as well. Plus, there’s plenty of home and garden offers bringing their own bank holiday sales to the DIY-ers out there as well.
We’re bringing you all the best bank holiday sales, all in one place. That means we’ve scoured the web for all the latest discounts in the world of tech, home and garden, to make sure you never miss out on this weekend’s top offers. Bookmark this page because we’re updating it regularly with new deals, though we’re already seeing plenty of discounts across a wide range of departments.
With so much on offer right now, there’s plenty of bank holiday sales to choose from, so sit back, relax and soak in the savings – once they’re gone, they’re gone.
Where to find the best Bank Holiday sales
- Amazon: regular deals on tech and more
- AO: home tech and large appliance deals
- Argos: big savings on toys, gaming, tech, and large appliances
- ASOS: sales on men’s and women’s fashion and accessories
- Boohoo: discounts of 50-80% live now
- B&Q: discounts on a range of outdoor and home goods
- Carphone Warehouse: save on the latest phone contracts and SIM-only deals
- CDKeys: big discounts on digital game downloads, Xbox Game Pass and PS Plus
- Currys: cheap tech deals and large appliances on sale now
- Dobies: plants, bulbs, and seeds available as well as all the equipment you need
- ebay: deals available on a massive range of products
- Express VPN: free VPN trials and discounts on secure surfing
- John Lewis: site-wide discounts on home and garden furniture and tech
- Lovehoney: big savings on adults-only products
- New Look: cheaper fashion now available for less
- Topshop: up to 25% off big brands
- Topman: big discounts on men’s fashion and accessories
- Very: regular discounts on tech, gaming, fashion and furniture
- Wayfair: big savings on garden and bedroom furniture
- You Garden: discounts on plants and seeds and hardware
Bank Holiday sales 2020
We’re rounding up all the latest bank holiday sales right here, with the very best graduating to this quick list of the top deals. Keep reading for more top picks in each category, but stay in touch because this list is updated regularly.
The best Bank Holiday sales
Bank Holiday laptop sales
Asus 11.6-inch Chromebook:
£209.99 £179.99 at Amazon
With 4GB RAM and 32GB of storage, you’re not picking up the most powerful Chromebook in the world here. However, for £179.99 you are getting an excellent price on a cheap, everyday machine for web browsing as well as a free mouse for good measure as well.
Acer Aspire 3 A315-42 15.6-inch laptop:
£399 £299.97 at Currys
There’s a fantastic 256GB SSD inside this Acer Aspire laptop deal from Currys, an excellent amount of storage for under £300. In order to make way for that price tag you’re dropping down to 4GB RAM where we’d usually see 8GB, but that’s a standard spec for this price range anyway. This laptop works best for heavier everyday use, perhaps if you think you’ll need to store more programs or files on your laptop but won’t be multi-tasking between heavy-duty processes.
Asus VivoBook 15.6-inch laptop:
£568.99 £449.97 at Laptops Direct
The Asus VivoBook is down to £449 at Laptops Direct in these bank holiday sales, which means you’re saving over £100. You’ll find an i5 processor, 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD inside here.
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14-inch laptop:
£599 £549 at Currys
There’s a standard 10th generation i5 processor and 8GB RAM in this Lenovo IdeaPad 3 – pretty standard for the £549 price point. However, with a 512GB SSD in there as well, you’re getting an excellent deal in Currys’ bank holiday sales.
2020 13-inch MacBook Pro:
£1,299 £1,192 at Amazon
Amazon’s own MacBook deals are also offering £100 off the latest 13-inch MacBook Pro. If you’re after speedier performance, more ports, and that all-important touchbar, this is worth the extra cash over the Air.
Bank Holiday tablet and iPad sales
Amazon Fire HD 8:
£89.99 £64.99 at Amazon
If you’re after a super cheap tablet for browsing the web, streaming, and playing some games, the new Amazon Fire HD 8 offers up an excellent £64.99 price tag this week. Plus, you can always expand that 32GB of onboard storage with a micro-SD card to make the most of it as well.
Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition:
£139.99 £94.99 at Amazon
If you need something a little more child-friendly, the Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is your go-to device. It’s essentially the same tablet but you’re picking up extra kid-focused software, a two year guarantee, extra privacy and safety features, and a bumper case as well. For those looking for something a little bigger, the 10-inch HD version is also on sale for £144.99 (was £199.99).
Samsung Galaxy Tab A – 32GB:
£199 £159 at Amazon
Save £40 on this 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab A at Amazon this week – a 20% reduction that puts it within £10 of its all-time low price. That’s an excellent deal considering we’ve only ever seen it cheaper over Black Friday.
iPad Mini 5 – 64GB:
£399 £349 at John Lewis
Grab the latest iPad Mini for £50 less in the John Lewis bank holiday sales this week. Compatible with the first generation Apple Pencil and the latest iPad OS, there’s plenty of power sitting inside this more portable chassis. Plus, you’ll get a free two year guarantee with John Lewis as well.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7:
£899 £759 at Currys
The entry level Surface Pro 7 is seeing a £140 discount at Currys this weekend, offering up 8GB RAM, 128GB of SSD storage, and a 10th generation i5 processor as well. That processor paired with 8GB RAM makes for a lightning fast computer, and the flexibility of the Surface Pro means this is a solid iPad Pro competitor.
Bank Holiday smartwatch sales
Fitbit Charge 3:
£99.99 £74.99 at Currys
Save £25 on the Fitbit Charge 3 at Currys this week. After the launch of the Charge 4, these fitness trackers received their own price cuts and now you can grab the exercise-focused smartwatch for a fantastic price in the Bank Holiday sales.
Huawei Watch GT:
£199.99 £99.99 at Very
If you want something that looks more like a smartwatch than a fitness tracker, but don’t want to break the bank, this Huawei Watch GT is available for under £100 at Very. You’re still getting some comprehensive fitness features in here, and a fantastic AMOLED HD screen to boot.
Huawei Watch GT2 46mm:
£199.99 £159.99 at Very
With a 1.39-inch AMOLED display, two weeks of battery life, 50m water resistance and support for a number of different satellite positioning services, the Huawei Watch GT2 is a fitness tracker that’s ready for anything. Plus, you can save £40 in the latest bank holiday sales at Very.
Fitbit Versa 2:
£199.99 £179 at Amazon
Grab the Fitbit Versa 2 for just £179 at Amazon this week. You’re picking up a fantastic fitness tracker here, with smartwatch capabilities all in there as well. Plus, there’s built-in Alexa available – perfect if you’re using Amazon’s music or audiobook services.
Apple Watch Series 3:
£199 £195 at Currys
You’ll find a £4 price cut on the Apple Watch Series 3 at Currys right now, down from the usual sales price of £199. That’s already a steep decline over the original RRP, so if you’re after an extra saving this week you’ll find it right here.
Bank Holiday speaker and headphone sales
Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation:
£49.99 £29.99 at Amazon
You can save £20 on the Amazon Echo Dot in the latest bank holiday sales from Amazon – a familiar price drop that we haven’t seen for a few months now. Centralise your smart home with this cheap Alexa hub, and make use of a surprisingly loud set of speakers as well.
Amazon Echo (3rd generation):
£89.99 £54.99 at Amazon
If you’re looking for a more premium listening experience over the weaker Echo Dot, you’ll be glad to know that you can also save £35 on the full Amazon Echo. You’re keeping all the Alexa smarts more commonly associated with the Dot but adding boosted audio quality for your tunes. You can also pick up the Echo Plus for just £59.99 if you’re looking for even better sound.
Jabra Elite 65t true wireless earbuds:
£149.99 £99.99 at Very
Looking for true wireless earbuds but don’t want to shell out for AirPods? The Jabra Elite 65t offer excellent features alongside audio quality that stands up against more expensive players in the market. With four-microphones working to keep you calls clear and intuitive connection to your virtual assistant of choice, you’re picking up some excellent buds here.
Apple AirPods with charging case:
£159 £119.97 at Laptops Direct
The cheapest AirPods are available for just £119.97 at Laptops Direct right now, £5 cheaper than their usual sales price at this retailer. That makes this the lowest price we’ve seen yet on the standard buds as well.
Sony WF-1000XM3 true wireless earbuds:
£219 £179 at Very
Sony’s own noise cancelling true wireless earbuds are available for £179 at Very this bank holiday weekend – a return to a familiar sales price that has been off the table for a couple of weeks. That’s great news for audiophiles seeking Sony’s famous buds for less.
£249 £199.97 at Laptops Direct
Laptops Direct is also chopping £40 off the standard £249 price of the AirPods Pro. That means you can add active noise cancellation, better fitting silicone tips, and a wireless charging case as standard to your roster for the lowest price yet this week.
Bose SoundLink Revolve+:
£248 £214.95 at John Lewis
Don’t want to plug your Bose speaker in? Grab the SoundLink Revolve+ instead. This smaller portable speaker doesn’t compromise on big audio and also keeps all the smarts of the older Home Speaker models as well.
Bank Holiday TV sales
Samsung TU8507UXXU 50-inch UHD HDR 4K TV:
£749 £549 at Currys
The Samsung 8-Series is a popular 4K TV choice for many, thanks to its crystal clear display, easy to use interface and 2800PQI with HDR10+. Those are some excellent features, especially at this £549 price point.
Samsung Q60T 50-inch UHD HDR QLED 4K TV:
£899 £699 at Currys
The latest Q60 QLED TV to come out of Samsung, you’re picking up a fantastic display here with an equally amazing £200 discount. There’s plenty to get excited about under the hood of this QLED panel, with premium tech offering up crystal clear 4K and intelligent sound.
Bank Holiday gaming sales
Discounted PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch games at CDKeys
Grab anything from Doom Eternal to Animal Crossing: New Horizons at digital download retailer CDKeys this week. We regularly see fantastic discounts on the latest games here, so if you’re picking up a new console to see you through the lockdown, there’s a much cheaper way to pick up all the games you’ll need as well.
Nintendo Switch bundles available at Currys
The Nintendo Switch is available at Currys right now, with plenty of bundles offering up games and accessories with your new console as well. With stock over the last few months dropping so low, you’ll want to move quick to grab these in the bank holiday sales.
Xbox One X refurbished console + Gears 5: £199.99 at Amazon
The Xbox One X is also coming out to play this bank holiday, with this fantastic offer on a factor re certified console coming in at just £199.99 at Amazon with a copy of Gears 5 included as well.
TechRadar Life: the best home and garden bank holiday sales
Bank Holiday garden furniture sales
Picnicware reduced to clear at John Lewis
There’s a massive selection of picnicware available with a 20% discount at John Lewis this weekend. Whether you’re shopping for hampers, coolers, cups, or plates, there’s plenty to choose from.
Garden-wide discounts on furniture, sheds, equipment, and appliances at Wayfair
Wayfair has discounted a wide range of garden furniture and equipment items in preparation for the bank holiday sales. That means you’re guaranteed to find something that fits perfectly in your space, with the price tag to sit even sweeter on the bank statement.
Bank holiday home and appliance sales
Up to 50% off selected home lines at John Lewis
From cookware to lighting, bedding to garden furniture, you’ll find a particularly large range of homeware items on sale right now at John Lewis. If you’re looking for a change of scenery, or as much of a change as you can get at the moment, head over to grab your bargains soon.
What to expect from August Bank Holiday sales 2020
It’s the last Summer bank holiday, so retailers are looking to end their summer sales with a bang this week. That, plus the increase in demand for home working equipment over the last few months will put laptops, tablets, and other productivity devices on sale for some excellent discounts right now.
However, with the Nintendo Switch back in stock and the Xbox One X making waves with deals of its own you’ll find plenty of entertainment-oriented offers out there as well. TV deals also usually do well in the bank holiday sales so if you’re looking to upgrade to 4K you’re shopping at the right time.
As the summer draws to a close, many retailers are looking to shift their stock of garden furniture and other outdoor products which means you’ll find an excellent supply of deals in this area as well.
How to find the best Bank Holiday deals
We’re highlighting all the best Bank Holiday sales right here on TechRadar, but if you’re flying solo you’ll want to take a look at the retailers who regularly discount the items you’re after. So, in the world of TVs, laptops, headphones and tablets, head over to Currys, John Lewis, AO, and Amazon. For larger home and garden appliances, you’ll also have luck with Argos, B&Q and Very.