Aldi Black Friday deals 2021: When the sale starts and what deals to expect on Nintendo, Apple and more

Asia's Tech News Daily

The budget supermarket is expected to slash prices on big-ticket items such as the Nintendo Switch and Apple AirPods (iStock/The Independent)

The countdown to Black Friday, the sale which is undoubtedly the biggest shopping event of the year, is officially on. And once again we’re hoping to see prices slashed across tech, beauty, home appliances and more at some of our favourite stores.

Though the event may have got its start as a one-day sale in the US to mark the beginning of the festive shopping season, it has since spread worldwide where many retailers joined in on the weekend-long event, concluding on Cyber Monday.

Year-on-year increasingly more retailers are taking part in the sale but, while the likes of Amazon, John Lewis and Argos are veterans to the event, this is only the second year that Aldi has taken part. However, just because the budget supermarket is still relatively new to it all, don’t rule it out.

During 2020’s event Aldi gave shoppers some amazing deals and discounts, slashing the prices of big-ticket items such as the Nintendo Switch and Apple AirPods, along with a collection of own-brand favourites. So, it’s fair to say, we’re expecting big things from the retailer this year, too.

To make sure you don’t miss a deal or discount, we’ll be bringing you all the details throughout the 2021 sale. For now though, here’s everything you need to know ahead of the mammoth event, as well as what you could be looking forward to from Aldi.

    What is Black Friday?

    Traditionally, Black Friday is a one-day, in-store shopping event to mark the start of the Christmas season after Thanksgiving in the US. However, in 2010, Amazon first brought the sale to our shores.

    The event really gained traction in 2013 when Asda introduced its first Black Friday sale. And now, many UK retailers have followed suit, offering huge discounts on big-name brands such as Apple, Dyson, and Samsung as well own-brand products both in-store and online.

    For our extensive list of retailers that took part in Black Friday 2020, you can read our guide here – make sure to bookmark it too, because once brands start talking about the sales later in the year, we will be updating it regularly with all the latest discounts.

    What’s the history of Black Friday?

    The concept of Black Friday dates back to the Fifties when shops in Philadelphia decided to discount products to mark the beginning of the festive shopping season.

    However, the term itself is believed to have been first coined in the 1960s when police officers described the traffic congestion after Thanksgiving as “Black Friday”.

    It was only in the Noughties though – as the internet and social media took off and videos of American shoppers raiding shelves for discounted TVs, toys and tech went viral – that the sale became more well known. Now the sale is just as much of a major fixture in the UK with more and more retailers joining the event every year, both in-store and online.

    When is Black Friday 2021?

    This year, the event falls on 26 November with deals dropping throughout the whole weekend, concluding on Cyber Monday on 29 November.

    That being said, in 2020 Amazon launched its early-bird deals more than a month before Black Friday itself. Discounts began on 15 October, and we’re expecting the retailer to follow a similar timeline for this year’s event.

    What is Cyber Monday?

    Traditionally the online day of the event, when, historically, online sales peak. As it’s very much all an online event now, Cyber Monday is the final day of the sale.

    Read more: Best fridge freezer deals for August 2021

    It’s also worth noting too, that it is the last mass sale event before the Christmas period and January sales, so you won’t want to miss out.

    How can I get the best Black Friday 2021 deals?

    Throughout both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we here at IndyBest will be continually updating our comprehensive guides to the best discounts you’ll want to snap up across tech, beauty, fashion, home appliances, toys and TVs, to name just a few.

    We’ll also be handpicking deals from specific retailers, including Aldi, so make sure you watch this space during the sale. Unlike last year, we’re predicting Aldi’s deals to be available in-store as well as online, so it’s worth keeping an eye on your local shop as well.

    Tips for shopping Aldi Black Friday 2021 sale

    IndyBest will be on hand throughout the sale to help you navigate the discounts and bring you the best hand-picked bargains – as this is Aldi’s second year in the sale, we’ll be keeping a close eye on what exactly it is they’re bringing to the table.

    We’d recommend signing up for an Aldi account in the run-up to Black Friday as this will make checking out a lot quicker on the day. That way you won’t miss out if an item gets really popular.

    Lastly, if you’re planning to buy furniture, make sure you measure up first. And that means the space you’re buying for as well as the entrance, including doors and hallways.

    What were the best Aldi Black Friday deals last year?

    In 2020, Aldi offered some of the most competitive Black Friday prices we’ve ever seen. Considering it was the brand’s first time getting involved, that’s a pretty impressive feat indeed.

    The retailer had an impressive range of products up for grabs, with discounts on everything from tech and homeware to health and beauty, and toys. Not only this, but it had deals across a range of its own-brand items and big household names too – Nintendo, Apple, Samsung, and Lego, were just some of those featured in 2020.


    We’ve been keeping a close eye on the Nintendo Switch all year and it featured heavily throughout our Amazon Prime Day coverage. In last year’s Black Friday sale, you could save just shy of £50 on the original Nintendo Switch (£279.99, at Aldi and we expect to see similar discounts on the console this November.

    You may not expect it, but Aldi is pretty up to speed with its tech offerings too. In 2020, Aldi’s sale featured Apple AirPods at their lowest ever price, as one of the supermarket’s “special buys”. Slashing its cost by a huge £110, you could bag a pair of the popular earbuds for just £89.99.

    Last year, shoppers could bag a smart fitness watch (£19.99, that came complete with a heart rate monitor, pedometer, sleep tracking and was dust and waterproof. Basically, it could do everything a more expensive smartwatch could but without the steep price tag. There were also offers on speakers, including the Reka portable Bluetooth speaker (£24.99, which could easily rival pricier models.


    We also saw great deals across gaming gear, including this Ture RGB gaming mouse (£9.99,, which our reviewer said makes “your gaming experience as smooth as possible”. “It’s designed with a metal bottom, so you’ll always be ahead of your competitors,” they explained. And there was a matching headset (£14.99, to go alongside it too.

    Meanwhile in health and beauty, Aldi offered this Philips beard and stubble trimmer (£49.99, for £29.99 which was 40 per cent off its regular retail price.


    Where can I find the best Black Friday 2021 deals?

    You will be able to easily find all the best deals, discounts and special offers by checking back here at IndyBest in the lead up and throughout the sale, so make sure to bookmark our dedicated Black Friday page to be in the know.

    For all the details on the best discounts across participating retailers, browse our guide to the shopping event, where you will also find out what to expect from Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021.

    Voucher codes

    For the latest discounts on home appliances, tech, toys and more, try the links below:

      Read more on Black Friday 2021

      How to get the best Black Friday deals this year – when the sale starts and how to prepare

      Best Black Friday tech deals – whether it’s a new phone contract or noise-cancelling headphones, you’ll find the best offers here

      Best Black Friday home appliances deals – now’s the time to upgrade your vacuum cleaner or coffee machine

      Best Black Friday gaming deals – Xbox or Playstation? Here’s our expert guide to discounts on consoles, controllers and games

      Best Black Friday beauty deals – stock up on your favourites across make-up, skincare, haircare and fragrance

      Best Black Friday laptop deals – there are hundreds of pounds to be saved on laptops from big-name brands such as Apple, Microsoft and HP

      Best Black Friday TV deals – update your at-home cinema experience without paying full price

      Best Black Friday fashion deals – whether it’s a pair of boots or a coat, treat yourself to some wardrobe essentials

      Best Black Friday kids’ toys deals – get your Christmas shopping done and dusted with offers from Disney, Lego, Playmobil and more

      Best Black Friday sports deals – kit out your home gym or build your winter workout wardrobe

      Best alcohol Black Friday deals – whether you’re a fan of gin, vodka, tequila, beer or wine, you’ll be able to bag a bargain

      Best Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals – whether it’s the OLED, lite or original you’re after, level up with these discounts

      Best Black Friday mattress deals – rest easy with big discounts on brands such as Emma, Eve Sleep and Simba

      Best Black Friday Aldi deals – the budget supermarket is expected to slash prices on big-ticket items like the Nintendo Switch

      Best Amazon Black Friday deals – our pick of the best bargains from the millions out there

      Best Apple Black Friday deals – discover rare offers on the brand’s bestsellers, from AirPods to iPhones

      Best Argos Black Friday deals – find discounts on everything from kids to homeware, fitness and DIY

      Best Boots Black Friday deals – there’s no better time to save on beauty, skincare, electric toothbrushes and more

      Best Currys PC World Black Friday deals – for everything from TVs and laptops to kettles and coffee machines

      Best Black Friday Dyson deals – bag a bargain on the brand’s corded, cordless and handheld vacuum cleaners

      Best John Lewis & Partners Black Friday deals – the high street stalwart will have great prices on fashion, beauty, tech, kids and homeware

      Internet Explorer Channel Network
      Asia's Tech News Daily
      News Related


      US to restrict travel from southern Africa over Omicron Covid variant fears

      Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said on Friday there was “no indication” the new “Omicron” coronavirus variant discovered in southern Africa had reached the US. © Provided by ... Read more »

      Paytm's loss inches at Rs 474 crore, revenue from ops grows 64%

      © Shylaja Varma Paytm’s loss inches at Rs 474 crore, revenue from ops grows 64% One 97 Communications which operates Paytm, on November 27, said its losses inched up at ... Read more »

      Petrol, Diesel Price Stable for Over Three Weeks. Check Fuel Rates in Your City

      © Provided by News18 Petrol, Diesel Price Stable for Over Three Weeks. Check Fuel Rates in Your City In order to give relief to consumers, who were battered by record-high ... Read more »

      Crowdfunding from Crypto Investors Pools in Rs 3.72 Crore for IBC DAO

      © Provided by News18 Crowdfunding from Crypto Investors Pools in Rs 3.72 Crore for IBC DAO ItsBlockChain (IBC), a decentralized autonomous organization, recently announced a “successful end” to their crowdfunding ... Read more »

      Weekly Horoscope Nov 26 to Dec 03, 2021: Astrological Predictions For All Zodiac Signs

      Is there an urgent assignment or personal work that’s keeping you worried? Are your relationships getting you worked up? Fret no more! Our astrologer Mr. Pankaj Khanna, Chairman, Gem Selections ... Read more »

      This Is Govt's New Plan To Make More People Use UPI And Other Digital Payments

      © Provided by News18 This Is Govt’s New Plan To Make More People Use UPI And Other Digital Payments The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a proposal ... Read more »

      The Whisky Exchange Black Friday 2021: 1800 limited edition bottles on sale

      (The Whisky Exchange) Black Friday this year is taking place today – on November 26. What began as a simply sale over in the US many years ago has come ... Read more »

      WTO postpones major meeting after new COVID-19 variant outbreak

      © Subhayan Chakraborty WTO postpones major meeting after new COVID-19 variant outbreak The World Trade Organization (WTO) became the first major diplomatic casualty of the new coronavirus variant on November 26 ... Read more »

      Indian Railways: IRCTC Launches Bengaluru, Mysore With Dakshin Darshan Yatra From Mumbai; Check Details

      © Provided by News18 Indian Railways: IRCTC Launches Bengaluru, Mysore With Dakshin Darshan Yatra From Mumbai; Check Details The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has come up with ... Read more »

      James Scott primed for Hibs return as Jack Ross speaks on Nathan Wood exit

      Nearly a month ago the Easter Road boss explained why the former Motherwell attacker had been omitted from recent matchday squads and revealed the 21-year-old had to “be at his ... Read more »

      Gove-led cabinet committee makes fresh bid for progress on levelling up

      Gove-led cabinet committee makes fresh bid for progress on levelling up Weekly meetings of ministers chaired by Michael Gove expected to lead to new policies on reducing inequality Michael Gove ... Read more »

      Joe Harper: More Scotland goals, more caps, but no word from SFA - 'Alex Ferguson gets special treatment'

      “Go see Joe Harper, Saturday morning kid,” sings Van Morrison in a song dating back to 1967. It so happens that this was a good year for Scottish football as ... Read more »

      Ange Postecoglou insists lofty Celtic ambitions are reachable as he responds to Josip Juranovic penalty poser

      Ange Postecoglou admits some may find his ambitions too lofty. But that’s not going to stop the Celtic boss believing he can reach his targets. And, as Postecoglou looked around ... Read more »

      Is Kevin Nisbet facing a 'Christian Doidge moment' as Hibs striker looks to rediscover scoring touch?

      As things stand he has 33 goals and ten assists in green and white. It could well be more had he not contracted Covid-19 followed by a nasty Achilles injury. ... Read more »

      Best Black Friday camera deals for 2021

      There are some great Black Friday camera deals landing this year, with some companies offering the lowest-ever prices on popular models. One of our favorites that we’ve spotted is Fujifilm’s ... Read more »

      Shruti and Akshara reunite amid dad Kamal Haasan Covid-19 treatment. See pics, video

      (R) Shruti Haasan, Akshara Haasan and Santanu Hazarika reunite as Kamal Haasan gets treated for Covid-19 in Chennai. Kamal Haasan is currently admitted to Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre in Chennai ... Read more »

      Philippines cuts target for ambitious three-day vaccination sprint

      © Reuters/LISA MARIE DAVID FILE PHOTO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Manila MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines has slashed its inoculation target for an ambitious three-day national vaccination push due ... Read more »

      Chennai goes under water, red alert issued for several Tamil Nadu districts

      © Provided by Zee News Chennai: The Singara or Beautiful Chennai turned into Venice with roads waterlogged and several homes getting inundated owing to the heavy rains that poured throughout ... Read more »

      Ravindra Jadeja's batting has improved, but bowling has gone down: Kapil Dev

      © Provided by The Times of India KOLKATA: Can Hardik Pandya be called India’s best all-rounder at present? Kapil Dev, without doubt the country’s best all-rounder ever, isn’t sure. “Can ... Read more »

      Was Ravana the first man to fly? Sri Lanka to resume study on Pushpak Vimana, wants India to join

      © Provided by Zee News New Delhi: In 2019, the Sri Lankan government had sanctioned 50 lakh rupees to conduct research into the claims of King Ravana being a skilled ... Read more »

      Bigg Boss 15: Shamita Shetty tells Nishant Bhat about feeling trapped and being constantly judged by everyone

      © Provided by Pinkvilla In the upcoming episode of the reality show Bigg Boss 15, the contestants will be getting new surprises. In the Weekend ka Vaar episode, the contestants ... Read more »

      87 TMC ex-councillors get tickets for KMC poll

      © Provided by The Statesman 87 TMC ex-councillors get tickets for KMC poll Trinamul Congress today announced its candidates for Kolkata municipal corporation elections late in the evening. TMC MP ... Read more »

      Punjab Vs Delhi govt schools, Twitter war between Pargat, & Sisodia escalates

      © Provided by The Statesman Punjab Vs Delhi govt schools, Twitter war between Pargat, & Sisodia escalates The ‘Twitter war’ between the Delhi and Punjab education ministers over the condition ... Read more »

      Capt denies ‘hand in glove' with PM Modi & BJP as Punjab CM

      © Provided by The Statesman Capt denies ‘hand in glove’ with PM Modi & BJP as Punjab CM Former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday lashed out at Congress ... Read more »

      Delhi air pollution: Only CNG and electric vehicles allowed entry from today

      © Provided by DNA With air quality showing no visible improvement, only CNG-run and electric vehicles will be allowed entry into Delhi from today. All petrol and diesel-run transportation will remain banned ... Read more »

      'Omicron' Covid variant: Did WHO skip two letters of Greek alphabet to avoid 'Xi'?

      Chinese President Xi Jinping (Photo: AP/PTI) When news of the new SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1529 first began to emerge, many expected that if it was flagged by the World Health Organisation, ... Read more »

      'Gutka khana galat baat hai': Cricket fan from Kanpur Test displays poster after going VIRAL

      © Provided by DNA As the first Test between India and New Zealand is underway in Kanpur, one man that grabbed the attention of the cameraman was not any cricketer, ... Read more »

      Cristiano Ronaldo was robbed of a goal vs Chelsea from genius Man Utd corner routine

      On Sunday afternoon, Cristiano Ronaldo will come face-to-face with Chelsea in a competitive setting for the first time since January 2009. © GiveMeSport Should the goal have counted? The Manchester ... Read more »

      IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021: Admit cards for prelims exam out at; check direct link here

      © Provided by Firstpost IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021: Admit cards for prelims exam out at; check direct link here The hall tickets for the prelims exam of the Institute ... Read more »

      BCCI top brass likely to meet on Saturday, discuss roadmap for South Africa tour amid Covid-19 new variant

      The top bras of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to meet on Saturday to discuss the possibility of going ahead with India’s tour of ... Read more »

      Is this how Hearts' 3-4-3 could be more dangerous - Josh Ginnelly, creating better chances and the elephant in the room

      Ahead of this weekend’s cinch Premiership clash with St Mirren, Hearts boss Robbie Neilson played down any suggestion of moving away from the 3-4-3. © Hearts manager Robbie Neilson will ... Read more »

      Thiago Alcantara rejects easy option and now his Liverpool situation has changed

      It was the kind of goal that took the breath and drew the gasps of those fortunate enough to witness it But while Thiago Alcantara’s moment of genius understandably took ... Read more »

      Jurgen Klopp knows what Ralf Rangnick can do for Manchester United

      Manchester United are on the brink of securing their man to steady the ship until the end of the season, with Ralf Rangnick coming in on an interim basis. The ... Read more »

      Sunderland mixed fortunes make Motherwell star eager to grab Fir Park chance

      Connor Shields has had a career of twists and turns – but he hopes to pick up some consistency after a frustrating start to life at Motherwell. After 11 goals ... Read more »

      Soccer-Five men charged after disorder at Leicester v Legia Europa League game

      (Reuters) – Five men have been charged following disorder during Leicester City’s 3-1 win over Legia Warsaw in Thursday’s Europa League match, Leicestershire Police said. © Reuters/CRAIG BROUGH Europa League ... Read more »

      'I can't accept this' - but why there is no panic at Hibs right now

      Nine points adrift of third place in the cinch Premiership and just six clear of bottom spot, there is no disguising the precariousness of Hibs’ situation at the moment. © ... Read more »

      'Whichever opinion donates the highest amount, wins': Dave Chappelle launches fundraising challenge to let public decide whether his old high school names its theater after him - days after its students heckled him

      Dave Chappelle has  urged people to donate to his alma mater stating whether they are in favor or against the naming of a theater after himThe comedian wants to raise money either in favor or objecting to a building on the campus of Duke Ellington School of the Arts bearing his nameChappelle was heckled on Tuesday by students while visiting his old schoolOne pupil branded the comedian 'childish' and a 'bigot' during the appearanceDave had reportedly encouraged audience members with issues over his comedy to ask questionsAround 580 pupils were in attendance for Chappelle's appearance  Read more »

      Ange Postecoglou and breathless Celtic summed up in one moment but he needs backed for title chance - Chris Sutton

      It was maybe one of those moments which sums up Celtic right now under Ange Postecoglou right now. Martin O’Neill ’s Panenka penalty took a lot of balls – but ... Read more »

      Rangers 'no doubt' poser as ex-boss claims Hamilton talisman could have played Premiership football for Ibrox side

      Des McKeown handed David Templeton his debut at Stenhousemuir – and he reckons injuries have stopped the winger from reaching his true potential. The 32-year-old’s retirement from playing was confirmed ... Read more »

      Rangers' James Tavernier speaks on Livingston's plastic pitch and how it impacts on game - 'no excuses'

      Rangers captain James Tavernier admits the pace of the Scottish champions’ play could be impacted by the playing surface at Livingston on Sunday. © Rangers captain James Tavernier says the ... Read more »
      On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic