Grab the best Black Friday deals

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This week is Black Friday deals week on Amazon, which means that during the next few days the online retailer will heavily discount thousands of products and give us some great savings in the lead up to Christmas.

The American tradition that arrives to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday across the pond is believed to represent retailers moving into the black after nine months in the red. Amazon brought the tradition to the UK back in 2010 and has applied bigger and better discounts every year since then.

From now until Friday 23 November you can find an average of 40% off your favourite products – with more than 1,000 items included in their special Lightening Deals. This means they are only available for a limited time – so you need to be quick to bag the best bargains. However, Amazon has extended some of their savings to stretch up until Sunday 25 November so if you missed an offer this week you’ll get a second shot during ‘Black Friday Reloaded’ over the weekend.

When we say quick – we mean it – you must claim your Black Friday deals before it sells out by adding it to your basket and then check out within 15 minutes.  There is also a restriction of one order per Lightening Deal so you can’t buy loads of the same discounted TV for example.

Keep up to date with all the offers by checking out Amazon’s Today’s Deals page, or via their deals newsletter.

When you visit the Amazon deals page you’ll see that offers change quickly – each Black Friday deals product is available at that discounted rate for around an hour on that day and there are new products, with new discounts scheduled in throughout the day. So you need to check back to purchase before they all sell out.

Top offers so far have included 70% off a Kahuna women’s watch watch, 45% off Kenwood Multi Pro Compact FP225 Food Processor, and 31% off Kidizoom 3D camera.

Amazon is also running a series of themed hours so you can check in for particular categories where you’re interested in grabbing that deal, for example Fashion and Beauty – just in time for when the kids are occupied.

Apple will also be joining in the Black Friday fun with discounts expected of up to 10% on Macs, iPads and more in store during its one day event on Friday 23 November.

What bargains have you found online? Comment below!