AS WELL as looking for savings on tech, toys and clothes this November, you should keep an eye out for Black Friday food and alcohol deals.
Getting all of your alcohol and food for cheap on Black Friday means that you'll be sorted for when Christmas comes around, giving you one less thing to think about — and your bank balance will thank you, too.
*Remember, just because an item is in the sale, it doesn't mean you can't find the same product, or similar, elsewhere. Always shop around to make sure you're getting the best price.
- Shop Amazon's grocery deals here
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday is a retail tradition that we've imported from the USA.
That's why it falls each year on the day after Thanksgiving is celebrated in the USA, which this year is November 26.
However, most supermarkets and other food and alcohol retailers start discounting their goods two weeks before Black Friday.
As you get ready to find the best Black Friday food and alcohol deals, it's worth remembering that you may be able to find the same product cheaper elsewhere – always shop around to make sure you're getting the very best price.
You can learn more about Black Friday and get tips on where to find the best bargains in all categories in our Black Friday explainer.
What Black Friday food and alcohol deals were there last year?
In order to give you an idea of what discounts you can expect this year, here are some of the best deals we found in the Black Friday sales in 2020.
- Majestic had 25 per cent off Fine Wine when you Mix Six or more. This included a great deal on Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, with six bottles costing just £44.94 (saving £21) – buy here
- Marks and Spencer tends to avoid taking part in Black Friday officially, but there's still savings to be found in its wine collection here.
- Masters of Malt sells a huge range of spirits and will be well worth checking out for Christmas gifts. Last year its sale began on November 23 here.
- Brewdog had a craft beer sale on November 27. Check out their site here.
- Beer Hawk released daily deals on Black Friday, on 48 packs, kegs and more – find them here
- Beerwulf is set to launch a sale on beer come Black Friday so keep their sale in mind if you're planning to stock up your cupboards. Shop their sale here.
- Tesco will be getting involved with Black Friday this year. At first it tends to focus on tech, but we'd expect to see some discount groceries and alcohol in time. Shop Tesco here.
- Morrisons has a few pre-Black Friday deals on its site including mix and match tubs of your favourite chocolate at 2 for £7. Shop Morrison's Black Friday sale here.
- The Bottle Club sells a range of alcohol and has some neat gift ideas. Check out their Black Friday deals when they're live here.
- Honest Brew had a range of beers on sale up to 40 per cent off here.
- Nespresso offered 100 free capsules with some of its coffee machines last Black Friday. Find that offer here.
- Whittard does a nice line in tea and coffee and last year had 20 per cent off gifts; perfect for Christmas. Shop their offers here.
- Laithwaite's wine has loads of wine on sale right now. Check out those deals here.
Deliveroo Black Friday deals
Last year, to celebrate Black Friday, Deliveroo gave takeaway fans a whopping 25 per cent off orders over £20 from thousands of participating restaurants.
The offer will ran from 23 – 27 November and restaurants that took part included Subway, Taco Bell, Tortilla, Wasabi, Creams, Byron, Bella Italia, Las Iguanas, LEON, Tortilla, Prezzo, BrewDog, Joe & The Juice and many more.
Foodies should keep an eye on the app from the 23 November and check what restaurants in their area are taking part.
When is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday falls on November 29 this year and many retailers will keep their sales going on this day, encouraging shoppers to go online for deals.
More Great Black Friday Deals
Take a look at some of the other Black Friday deals we’ve found around the web
- 101 Black Friday deals
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- Coffee Machines
Which supermarkets have Black Friday food and alcohol deals?
All the major supermarkets and other food and alcohol retailers are likely to offer unmissable discounts in the run-up to Black Friday, as well as on the big day and afterwards.
Last year, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Iceland, Lidl and others all had some excellent Black Friday food and alcohol deals.
Food-wise, prices were slashed on party nibbles, chocolate, coffee and roasting joints, along with other festive season essentials.
There were even some deals to be had on the supermarket petrol pumps, when you spent money on groceries.
Amazon Fresh, the online retailer's food department, could also have food deals this year, good news if you have an Amazon Prime membership and qualify for free delivery.
To help you keep ahead of what's on offer in the supermarkets in 2021, we'll be rounding up some of the best offers right here, and in the meantime, these links will take you directly to the retailers' Black Friday pages:
- Amazon – Black Friday page
- Aldi – Black Friday page
- ASDA – Black Friday page
- Lidl – Black Friday page
- Marks and Spencer – Black Friday page
- Morrisons – Black Friday page
- Sainsbury's – Black Friday Page
- Tesco – Black Friday Page
Our tips for finding the best deals this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
IT might be tempting to dive in and snap up LOADS of items on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but here’s how you can guarantee you’re getting a good deal.
PREPARE Research the items you want to buy and find out the cheapest price. Websites like PriceSpy, PriceHistory and CamelCamelCamel will give you historical data on prices so you can see how much you should pay.
GET FOLLOWING Follow your favourite shops on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and sign up to its deals newsletter to get the latest on any offers. We post the best deals in our Sun Money FB group too.
CHECK FOR CODES Take a look at The Sun Vouchers, and see if you can get extra savings with discount codes.
Discover more about Black Friday and where to find all the best deals in our Black Friday explainer.
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