May Bank holiday sales 2018: get the best deals in our retailer roundup

May Bank holiday sales 2018: get the best deals in our retailer roundup

It’s the final day for the early May bank holiday sales, and we’ve seen lots of great deals over the long weekend. Don’t worry though, you’re not too late, as there are still plenty of discounts to enjoy before heading back to work tomorrow.

Naturally, we’ve dug out lots of TechRadar-friendly deals on the latest tech, TVs, laptops, gaming consoles and other electronic devices. But we’ve given a shout out to a few other deal types too. After all, you’ve got better things to do on over the long bank holiday weekend than trawling every retailer site’s deals section, like trying to sneak the barbecue out of the shed without those rain clouds noticing.

We’ve had advance warning on many discounts from the big retailers, so we’re in a great position to bring you the most up-to-date selection of the best offers. If you’d prefer to dig out a discounted treasure of your own, you’ll find links to the big stores that are having a May bank holiday sale below with deal highlights just underneath.

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The retailers below are where we’ve been finding the biggest and best discounts so far this weekend.

Keep scrolling to see our selected highlights across loads of different categories below. But if you’re after something specific that’s not included below, 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. (110) add

LG 43UJ630V 43-inch 4K HDR Smart TV | Now £339 | AmazonIf you’re looking for a cheap 43-inch 4K TV deal but don’t fancy the Hisense models, how about this discounted LG TV? Despite the super low cost you’re still getting a 4K HDR screen and a rich selection of Smart TV apps like Netflix, iPlayer and Amazon Video. At £88 less than its regular price, this is certainly one to consider for LG fans.View Deal

Techwood 55AO6USB 55-inch Smart 4K TV | Now £359 | AOYes, you really can get a 55-inch 4K TV for just £359. Better yet, it’s a smart TV, meaning you can enjoy watching Netflix and catch up apps like iPlayer, ITV Hub and All 4. The sound and picture quality won’t be as good as the pricier deals on this page, but if you just want a massive screen for a low cost then this is the cheap TV deal for you.View Deal

Hisense H50N5900 50-inch 4K HDR TV | Now £399 | AO This is something of a bargain given you’re getting a 50-inch 4K screen for under £400. Better yet, unlike some of the similarly priced TVs on this page, you’re getting the all important HDR too, which is especially good news if you’re into gaming.View Deal

Philips 55PUS6262 55-inch 4K HDR Ambilight TV | Now £499 | AO The Ambilight TV prices have been all over the price this year, but this is a great deal on this model. Amazon also has a few more discounted Ambilight models. Ambilight TVs are excellent for adding extra ambiance to your movies as colour radiates out from the sides of the TV onto nearby walls, matching the on-screen action.View Deal

LG 55SJ810V HDR SDmart 4K TV | Now £699 | Currys If you’re willing top spend a bit more on a 4K TV, you can get a really high quality model from the likes of LG. This has HDR10 along with a 200Hz screen ensuring super smooth motion and an even deeper range of colours.View Deal

Samsung QE55Q6FAMT 4K QLED HDR TV | £879 | John Lewis That’s a massive price drop from £1799 on this QLED TV from Samsung. Actually, we don’t recall seeing a QLED smart TV drop under a grand for quite some time. Nice to see a five year guarantee added too.View Deal

Hisense H60NEC5600 60-inch Smart HDR 4K TV | Now £589 | AOAn unbelievable price for a 60-inch TV with smart features and a 4K HDR display. This was our favourite TV deal of the week last week at £649, so we’re super happy to see it £60 cheaper this week. No other 4K TV in this size range gets close to this incredible price. Not what you’re looking for? Check out our full list of the best cheap TV deals this week.View Deal

Hisense H65N5300UK 65-inch Smart HDR 4K TV | Now £699 | CurrysA similar set to the large Hisense TV deal above, but with a screen stretching all the way to 65-inches. This model is usually £849, so this massive discount shouldn’t be missed. Time to get the tape measure out at home?View Deal

Acer Aspire 3 laptop bundle £299.99 at Argos This is one of our favourite bank holiday deals this week. This Argos bundle includes a McAfee security package and laptop bag. The Aspire 3 itself packs 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, which is plenty for solid performance of standard work/school/uni tasks like document editing, web browsing and media streaming. You can get this cheap laptop in black, red or blue.View Deal

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ACER CB3-131 11.6-inch Chromebook £199.97 at Currys 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.View Deal

Acer Aspire 15.6-inch laptop – now £299.99 at Argos This Acer laptop costs just under £300 at Argos. While it’s not the most powerful laptop ever but with 1TB storage and 4GB RAM it will do the job for most of your average tasks.View Deal

HP 14-bs100na laptop + McAfee Internet Security £479 at AOFor well under £500 you’re getting an i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a speedy 256GB SSD. Need a clincher? How about a free McAfee security package? It’s yours with this bank holiday special deal.View Deal

HP 17.3-inch AMD A9 8GB 1TB laptop £449.99 at Argos Wow, that’s a big laptop. We rarely see 17-inch models in our selection of cheap laptops but this one is great value with a 1TB hard drive and the 8GB of RAM will allow you to multi-task like a beast.View Deal

Asus VivoBook Slim S510UQ £649.99 at AmazonAt £150 less than the regular price, fans of this gorgeous VivoBook Slim from Asus may want to sit up and take noticed of this bank holiday deal. Spec includes 8GB of RAM, Full HD display, an i5 processor, a 256GB SSD and a GeForce 940MX graphics card.

Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop now £649.99 at CurrysHere’s another excellent gaming laptop deal, this time from Acer and Currys. We’re a lot lower than the original £999 price here and you’re getting some great spec for the price. The Nitro 5 has a GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card, 8GB of RAM, 1TB of storage and an i5 processor.View Deal

Save 49% on Express VPN and get 3 months freeIf 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.View Deal

Amazon Echo Dot £49.99 £39.99 at AmazonAmazon is always keen to knock money off its own devices and this is a regular favourite. The Echo Dot is the most popular smart speaker in in the world right now, with it’s Alexa voice-assistant technology proving popular in many homes.View Deal

Google Home Mini £49 £39 at Currys The Google Home Mini is arguably the better smart speaker right now as it’s powered by Google’s search engine and it syncs up nicely with your existing Google accounts too. We love how you can use the free version of Spotify too – Premium members only on Echo devices.View Deal

Nintendo Switch | Super Mario Odyssey or Mario Kart 8 | £279 at TescoUse voucher code TDX-RTJK, to knock £20 off this already discounted bundle and you can then choose between one of these two excellent games. At this price, you’re essentially getting the game bundled in for free.View Deal

Nintendo Labo Variety Kit £52.99 at 365games While everyone else is still charging the original £60 Nintendo Labo price, UK gaming specialists 365games.co.uk has knocked down the price a hefty amount just one week after release. Don’t forget you need a Nintendo Switch console to enjoy this new interactive toy that you and the kids can build together.View Deal

Xbox One X | Far Cry 5 | Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds | Halo 5 | Gears of War: Ultimate Edition | £429.99 at Very Wow, that’s incredible value from Very on this sweet Xbox One X bundle. Recent times have seen just the one game included with the 4K consoles £450 RRP. Here you’re getting four and  saving even more money. Far Cry 5 alone is worth about £45 usually. This is the best Xbox One X bundle we’ve seen this year.View Deal

Assassin’s Creed: Origins on Xbox One | free code for Assassin’s Creed: Unity | £20.99 at CDKeys This is the cheapest price we’ve seen for Assassin’s Creed: Origins in the UK. Plus you’re getting a free code for Assassin’s Creed: Unity. You’ll receive the download code straight away, so you can download the game as soon as possible.View Deal

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on Xbox One £15.99 at CDKeysPUBG is available at a super cheap price this weekend. Better yet, in addition to a code for the game, CDKeys.com is throwing in a free download code for Assassin’s Creed: Unity.View Deal

Ni No Kuni II £31.75 at Amazon This Studio Ghibli-flavoured JRPG from Level Five has had some great reviews this year and has been highly sought after ever since. That means most stores are still charging £40, but Amazon has broken away from the pack with this cheapest price on PS4.View Deal

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PlayStation VR | PS4 camera | Resident Evil 7 | Skyrim VR | VR Worlds | £269 at Tesco Not so long ago the PlayStation VR headset alone would have cost you a staggering £350. Now you can get it with the camera (an essential part of the setup) and three excellent games. This deal expires May 8th, but we;d be surprised if stock lasts that long to be honest. If you miss out, check out our other PlayStation VR deal highlights.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy S9 | £165 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £23pm at Mobiles.co.ukUse the £10 voucher code 10OFF to knock the upfront cost down to £165. With most stores still charging £739 for an unlocked SIM-free Galaxy S9, this contract will actuially cost you £22 less and you’re getting two years of 4GB data per month along with unlimited minutes and texts. There’s never been a better deal on the S9 and you can get it in black, blue or purple. The total cost over two years is just £717.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy S9 | Vodafone | £250 £115 | 16GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £30pm at Mobiles.co.ukUse £10 voucher code 10OFF to knock off the already discounted upfront cost. Need more data? Well you’re in luck as Mobiles.co.uk doesn’t just have the best price going for a massive 16GB of data on the Samsung Galaxy S9, but you’ll find this deal is significantly cheaper than most deals offering way less data. The total cost over 24 months is £835.View Deal

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 | £60 upfront | 20GB data | Unlimited minutes and texts | £38pmIf you’d prefer Samsung’s epic-sized phaplet mobile then you’ve probably been waiting for a decent data deal under £1000. Well we’ve got a real zinger for you with 20GB on EE, the UK’s fastest 4G network. £38 a month for this much data on this phone is a great deal and £60 upfront for the handset is absolutely fantastic. Total cost over 24 months is £972.View Deal

Sony Xperia XA2 and 32-inch Sony Smart TV from £20pm This is a sweet mobile phone bundle, especially as contracts with free gifts don’t seem to be as much of a thing as they used to be. Xperia XA2 contracts start from just £20 a month and you’re getting a free TV too. Well worth a look if you’re after a decent low cost phone.View Deal

Honor 9 Lite unlock SIM-free handset | £149 at AO.com Even before the £50 saving, the Honor 9 Lite is a very capable budget smart phone with the looks to match. So if you’re not ready for a new contract, this is a great cheap Android phone. We’ve rounded up the latest SIM only deals too if you need one.

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal  £519.99 £229 at Groupon Looking for a great Dyson deal on one of the brands most powerful vacuum cleaners? You’re in luck with this bank holiday deal as the new £229 price has come crashing down from the original £519.99. These kind of Groupon deals never last long though, so we wouldn’t wait on this one for long.View Deal

Paul’s Boutique Mid Season Sale 30-50% off There’s a huge bank holiday sale on loads of bags over at Paul’s Boutique right now with 30-50% off.View Deal

Foot Locker 25% off voucher code Use voucher code VIPDEAL25 to save 25%. This voucher code is available to use on most items at Foot Locker until May 6th. Trainers, clothes and accessories in men’s, women’s and kid’s sections are up for a discount. You can’t use it on items with an ‘Excluded’ sticker though.View Deal

The next bank holiday technically starts Monday May 7th in the UK. But the deals have already been unleashed at many stores. So it might only be Saturday, but the bank holiday sales are in full swing right now.

We’ll keep this page updated throughout the long weekend. The best bank holiday deals will be made available on a first come, first served basis, so don’t leave it until the last minute to check out the deals – it might be too late!

If you do miss out though, there’s actually another bank holiday later in the month on May 28th, so we’ll be sure to bring you the best deals that weekend too.

Stay tuned for the latest picks from the May bank holiday sales. We’ll be adding lots of fresh items soon once the deal start rolling in.

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