The hype for Aldi’s first ever Black Friday sale has been real, and it’s finally here.
With some of the most competitive prices we’ve seen, it’s currently offering exclusive discounts on the big-ticket items, such as the Nintendo Switch and Apple AirPods, along with its collection of own-brand favourites.
As well as Aldi, other retailers, including Currys PC World, John Lewis, Amazon, and Argos have kicked off their sales with a bang, slashing prices on big-name brands including Gtech hoovers, iPhones and Le Creuset cookware.
As with all of Aldi’s special buys, once these sell out, they are gone, but below we’ve rounded up the very best deals to be had. Run, don’t walk.
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Nintendo Switch: RRP £279, now £229.99
Discounts come few and far between on these consoles, so if you’ve got the Nintendo Switch on your Christmas list, snap up this deal from Aldi where you’ll save a whopping 23 per cent.
The Independent’s technology editor and avid gamer, Andrew Griffin, explains what makes the Switch such a great choice, whether you’re looking to update your gaming kit or shop for a loved one’s Christmas present. "The games are incredible, the console is packed with fun, and Nintendo has pulled out a stroke of genius all around.”
As the most competitive price we’ve seen, it’s unlikely that you’ll find it cheaper anywhere else.
Aldi gaming mouse: £14.99
This year the supermarket has you well and truly covered when it comes to all your gaming needs. According to Aldi, this mouse comes equipped with seven adjustable buttons and LED illumination. To make sure your gaming experience is as smooth as possible, it’s designed with a metal bottom, so you’ll always be ahead of your competitors. Purchase alongside the gaming keyboard (£14.99), which has been designed especially to make sure you can press multiple keys at once.
Aldi gaming headset: £14.99
We weren’t lying when we said Aldi has you sorted in the games department – case in point this headset. Thanks to the microphone, you can quickly and easily chat to friends while you play, and the soft over-ear pads look like they’ll be comfortable to wear over long periods of time. We also think these will work well while WFH and on conference calls. Multipurpose and an absolute steal at £14.99.
Aldi fitness watch: £19.99
A smartwatch can be an expensive purchase, and perhaps it’s something you’re after but not willing to fork out on. Luckily Aldi’s own-brand fitness watch seems to do everything you’d expect and some. The brand says it can count your steps, monitor your heart rate, analyse your sleeping pattern and even acts as an alarm clock. All this for £19.99, we know what we’re putting on our shopping list.
Reka portable Bluetooth speaker: £24.99
Owing to lockdown restrictions, many of us are spending more time outdoors, so make sure you are equipped with the tech so you can bring the party to you. This Bluetooth speaker looks like the real deal and Aldi claims that it has up to five hours playtime. It certainly looks like it’ll rival it’s big brand competitors.
Philips less mess vacuum beard and stubble trimmer: RRP £50, now £29.99
From stubble to big beards, maintaining your look is important, so why not give Aldi’s own-brand stubble trimmer a whirl. While we can’t testify, the supermarket claims that the vacuum technology will catch 90 per cent of your hairs.
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