GETTING started on your festive season food shopping in the Black Friday sales is a brilliant way to save money.
Not only will you be able to save heaps of cash on party foods and stocking up the bar, but you'll be smugly ahead on your party planning, so you can relax in the run-up to Christmas. Read on to discover the best places to get Black Friday food and alcohol deals this November,
*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 2020?
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 27.
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.
When is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday falls on November 30 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
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 2020, 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
What Black Friday food and alcohol deals were there last year?
These are just a few of the great prices we saw on food and alcohol in last year's sales:
Masters of Malt
Shop Masters of Malt Black Friday deals here.
- Bombay Sapphire, £16.95, saving £6 - buy here
- Ableforth's Bathtub Gin, £25, saving £6 - buy here
- Aberfeldy 12-year-old Whiskey, £27.90, saving £5 - buy here
Shop Morrisons' Black Friday food and alcohol deals here.
- 10p off every litre of fuel when you spend £60 in-store. Shop here
- Palazzo Nobile Prosecco 1.5L for £10. Shop here
- British beef roasting joint, £5 per kg. Shop here
- Save ⅓ on all bottles of Champagne. Shop here
Marks & Spencer
Shop M&S Black Friday food and alcohol offers here.
- Buy 2 and save 25 per cent on selected cases of wine. Shop here
- 4 for 3 on selected party foods. Shop here
- £6 a bottle on selected wines. Shop here
Shop Tesco's Black Friday food and alcohol offers here.
- 25 per cent off when you buy 6 or more bottles of wine or champagne. Shop here
- Half price on a selected range of foods. Shop here
Which supermarket had the best deals on alcohol on Black Friday?
Generally, there's not just one supermarket offering great prices on booze for Black Friday.
If anything, it's the time of year where you should be keeping your options open for the best alcohol deals.
Last year, we saw some fantastic savings on wine, prosecco, whisky and other party spirits including Baileys at the likes of Tesco, Sainsbury's and Morrisons, but there are sure to be great deals at the other supermarkets too.
It also makes sense to keep an eye on specialist drinks retailers such as Master of Malt, so you can compare sale prices.
Finally, Amazon also stocks a variety of alcohol in its Beer, Wine and Spirits department, and the prices can be competitive.
As well as the supermarkets, you can also check these other retailers for Black Friday food and alcohol deals:
- Ebay - Black Friday page
- John Lewis - Black Friday page
- Majestic - Black Friday page
- Master of Malt - Black Friday page
- Musclefood - Black Friday page
- The Whisky Exchange - Black Friday page
To keep you ahead of the great Black Friday food and alcohol deals this year, we'll be keeping tabs on things right here, so check back closer to the time for everything you need to know.
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.
More Black Friday 2020 Offers
Discover more about Black Friday and where to find all the best deals in our Black Friday explainer.
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