Martin Lewis issues warning over certain Black Friday deals ‘Be careful!

Martin Lewis' tips for saving money on Christmas shopping

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Martin Lewis was back with a bumper The Martin Lewis Money Show: Live. He had the best advice and shopping tips for Black Friday and Christmas – including all the biggest discount and deals for many popular stores. The financial guru also shared a “nifty trick” which could see the brand give an extra discount code at the online checkout. 

Price Comparison

The Money Saving Expert started off: “If you’re shopping on Amazon at this time of year, you want to know if it’s really cheap. 

“Camelcamelcamel.co.uk maps the prices, so you can see if they’ve gone up or down. 

“If you go and see the price now and it’s saying it’s discounted, you can see if it’s really the cheapest time of the year. 

“Price comparison for your Christmas shopping; pricespy.co.uk is a good comparison to see if it’s cheaper in different stores. 

“Then there’s a good little trick to use this time of year; go into your shopping basket, when you’ve logged in online, put the items you want in and then walk away. 

Checkout tip

“What often happens, a couple of days later, if you haven’t bought, they will send you a discount code to make it cheaper.

“Some of them [stores and brands] are getting wise about this and it doesn’t always work. 

“But it’s a nice nifty trick for this time of year.” 

Gift Card advice 

He continued: “And a final note – gift vouchers and gift cards, understand they are not protected. 

“If the firm goes bust, the money is gone. 

“Personally, I’m in favour of cash, it’s the most flexible gift voucher you can give.” 

Black Friday 

Later on in the show, Martin moved onto the current deals ahead of Black Friday officially starting tomorrow and going through to Cyber Monday. 

“I’ve tried to do this in order of worst to best,” he told ITV viewers. 

“The one off deals are the ones that scare me – they’re trying to get you to buy things you wouldn’t otherwise – just be careful with this. 

“We’ve got a whole host of big names.”

Martin Lewis reveals some of the best Black Friday deals

Best current deals and discounts 

One off items – many price match too 

Amazon – until Monday (including daily deals) 

AO.com – until Sunday 

Apple – Friday until Monday 

Argos – until Tuesday 

Curries – until Tuesday 

Dyson – until December, 7 

Ebay – until Monday (including daily deals) 

Google store – until Tuesday 

John Lewis – until Tuesday 

Shark – until Tuesday 

‘Up to’ sales 

Adidas – until Sunday, 50 percent off 

Asos – until Tuesday – 80 percent off 

Halfords – until December – 40 percent off 

La Redoute – until Tuesday – 50 percent off everything 

M&S – until TBC – 20-50 percent off homewares

New Look – until Monday – 50 percent off 

Ralph Lauren – Friday until Monday – 20-30 percent off 

Reebox – until Sunday – 65 percent off 

Superdrug – until Tuesday – 55 percent off 

Urban Outfitters – until Monday – 50 percent off 

Flat discounts off full price 

Benefit.com- until Monday – 20 percent off code 

Matalan – until Monday – 20 percent off code/voucher 

Office – until Tuesday – 20 percent off code 

Shopdisney.co.uk – until Monday – 20 percentile off sub £60, 30 percent off over, code 

Whistles – until Monday – 25 percent off automatic discount 

Flat discounts off everything 

French Conneection – until Monday – 20 percent off 

GAP – until Sunday – 50 percent off 

H&M – until tomorrow – 20 percent off code 

NIKE – until Monday – 25 percent off code 

Selfridges – until Monday – 20 percent off clothes code, 10 percent off beauty/tech code. 

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