The IndyBest team knows a thing or two about online shopping. Whether it’s providing advice via tried and tested product reviews of everything from robot vacuum cleaners to mattresses, or bringing you with the very best deals on VPNs, laptops, TVs and more, we’ve got your back when it comes to navigating to the virtual shelves.
But with retailers launching new offers and savings on an ever more frequent basis, the world of online shopping can feel a little daunting. So, our liveblog is here to help you navigate it, making sure you get the best possible price for the thing you’re after. Monday to Friday we’ll be bringing you the latest offers and sales as they come.
Whether you’re looking for a new broadband deal, a whopping offer on an iPhone 12 or simply want to discover a handy voucher code, we’ve got you covered. Keep scrolling for today’s bargains – you can thank us later!
The biggest sales and offers from top retailers to shop today:
Hello! We hope you had a lovely weekend, welcome back to our daily deals liveblog.
If you’re new around here, consider the IndyBest team as your dedicated personal shoppers. We’re all about providing you with the knowledge and intel you need when it comes to shopping so you can make informed decisions on the products that are worth your money.
But, we’re also pretty savvy when it comes to deal-hunting, which is why we’ve got this liveblog ticking. Here we will be keeping you updated on the latest news on shopping events (namely, Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day), the discount codes worth making use of as well as the best deals of the day.
Without further ado, let’s get shopping!
Eva Waite-Taylor16 August 2021 09:00
Start the morning off with this Samsung Galaxy S10 deal
The handset might now be two generations behind, but it’s still a great choice for those wanting a high-tech device that’s got one of the best smartphone cameras around.
And because it’s an older model, there’s plenty of deals out there. This is one of the best we’ve found:
With no upfront cost, this EE deal on Samsung’s device is a bargain. Boasting 100GB of data, unlimited minutes and unlimited texts, you can lock into a 24-month contract for under £50.
Daisy Lester16 August 2021 09:10
There’s loads of great deals on laptops at Currys right now
Whether you’re heading to university or want to upgrade your current model, Currys has plenty of stellar deals on laptops. If you’re looking to invest, we’ve scoured through the discounts to bring you two offers that are definitely worth snapping up.
This advanced Asus zenbook is an impressive everyday laptop with a an efficient Intel Core i5 processor and 32GB of memory. The impressive 22-hour battery life means you can use it all day without worrying about recharging, while the 5126GB SSD hard drive gives you plenty of storage to play with.
Ultra thin, more than 11 hours of battery life and weighing just 1.2kg, this if the perfect on-the-go laptop. There’s also a powerful processor and an impressive 256GB of storage space.
Shop more laptop deals for August 2021 here:
Daisy Lester16 August 2021 09:20
Make your next day out a trip to The Shard with bottomless pizza
Looking for weekend plans? We’ve got you covered. Take a friend or partner and experience London’s most impressive panorama with these tickets.
First, enjoy The View from The Shard, with access to both Level 69’s indoor viewing gallery and Level 72’s open-air platform. Once you’ve taken in the view, indulge yourself with two hours of bottomless sourdough pizza at Gordon Ramsay’s Street Pizza restaurant – all for just £86. We’re sold.
Daisy Lester16 August 2021 09:30
We’ve found the cheapest SIM-only deals
The best way to avoid expensive monthly phone bills is to keep your handset at the end of your contract and get a cheap SIM-only deal instead.
Daisy Lester16 August 2021 10:00
Get all the latest on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
What began as a one-day event in the US is now a weekend-long bonanza that concludes the following Monday, also known as Cyber Monday.
With so many participating retailers and millions of deals dropping over the weekend, we’ll be on hand throughout this year’s sale to bring you expert shopping advice, the best discounts and all the details you need to navigate the mammoth event. Check out some of our guides below to get the lowdown on the event:
Daisy Lester16 August 2021 10:30
Book lovers, Amazon’s Kindle daily deals start from 99p
Amazon’s always reliable for a great deal and one of its best is on Kindle books, with selected titles reduced every single day. From British classics and historical fiction to romance novels and memoirs, there’s something for everyone in Amazon’s extensive online library. Here’s what we’re adding to our reading list.
‘Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind’ by Yuvol Noah Harari, published by Vintage Digital: Was £10.99, now £1.99, Amazon.co.uk
A nonfiction bestseller, Sapiens is a deep dive into everything we know about being human and how we got here. Engaging and informative, Harari’s tome is an accessible way into the history of our species.
‘The Weekend’ by Charlotte Wood, published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson: Was £8.99, now £4.99, Amazon.co.uk
Cited as one of the books of the summer, Wood’s novel explores the lifelong friendship between four women. When one of the group unexpectedly dies, the grieving women gather for one last weekend at their late friend’s beach house where the ground shifts dangerously between the remaining three.
Daisy Lester16 August 2021 11:00
The best broadband deals
Whether working from home or streaming media, there’s no denying the importance of broadband in our day-to-day lives – but tariffs are an increasingly costly. As such, we’re on hand with our handy comparison tool that helps you find out the best broadband deal in your area.
Whether it’s EE, BT, Sky or Virgin Media, there’s an offer for you. Make sure you read our broadband buying guide, too, for all the information you need when choosing a provider.
Daisy Lester16 August 2021 11:30
Raise a glass to these champagnes deals for August 2021
Want bubbles for every occasion at purse-friendly prices? We’ve found the best deals on champagnes to snap up right now, whether it’s an anniversary, a birthday, job promotion or you’re already stocking up the cabinets for Christmas.
Laurent-Perrier brut NV magnum, 12%, 150cl: Was £86, now £64.50, Waitrose.com
Splashing out on a bottle of Laurent-Perrier is the perfect way to celebrate an anniversary with a partner, or to mark a friend or family member’s birthday. Infused with hints of citrus and stone fruit, it’s been aged for three years and has a pretty impressive saving – what better time to indulge?
Taittinger brut prestige rose, 75cl: Was £40, now £34.99, Asda.com
This Taittinger brut prestige rosé has notes of red summer fruits, wild strawberry and raspberry, for an elegant but flavourful palette. Asda recommends this as “the perfect summer aperitif” and suggests to pair it with fruit-based desserts and cheeses.
Daisy Lester16 August 2021 12:00
Want a tablet upgrade? We’ve found the biggest discounts on Apple iPads
It’s been 11 years since Apple launched the iPad and it remains one of the most popular tablets to invest in. But they don’t come cheap and the retail giant rarely takes part in sales events. Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered on the best discounts right now.
Apple iPad pro, 12.9in: Was £1,069, now £829.40, Amazon.co.uk
You can enjoy a saving of nearly 20 per cent on Apple’s iPad pro with Amazon’s latest reduction. Though a slightly older model, the iPad was praised in our review of the best tablets, with our technology critic noting that “the design is the same as last year,” and that it still “looks amazing”.
Similarly to Apple’s other tablets, this eighth-generation original iPad has been designed with ease of use and versatility at the fore. With a crystal clear 10.2in retina display, you can connect it to an Apple Pencil (£119, Apple.com) and a smart keyboard (was £99, now £85, Very.co.uk), which only adds to its appeal.
Browse more iPad deals below:
We found the cheapest Apple iPads
Whether it’s a mini or a pro, there’s always a discount to be had and we’ve found the cheapest and best Apple iPad sale at Amazon and Laptops Direct
Daisy Lester16 August 2021 12:30
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