Cyber Monday 2019: best deals, bargains and the latest news – live! – The Guardian

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Cyber Monday 2019: best deals, bargains and the latest news – live! – The Guardian




It would be remiss of me not to mention this Guardian offer. If you sign up to Guardian Soulmates today you can get 50% off, potentially meet the love of your life, and then apply to be in our ‘how we met’ column, citing this live blog – or should I say love blog? – as the cause.

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And…I’m back. It isn’t a Cyber Monday offer, but I noticed during my commute that the FA are advertising that if you buy your tickets for England’s friendly with Denmark next year before 13 December, you’ll get a Christmas card from Gareth Southgate. A Christmas card from Gareth Southgate. I can’t stop laughing.

Anyways, as I’ve mentioned, we are trying to do Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Whatsitsname Tuesday live blogs with a difference here at the Guardian this year, so here’s some advice from Madeleine Sugden on how, if you are cursed with having to do secret Santa in the office, you can do it in a way that doesn’t just mean swapping loads of plastic tat: Be a good Secret Santa 2019





Right, so far I’ve been doing this from home in between chucking corn flakes at the kids and shouting “Brush your teeth!” every two minutes, but I’m now going to make the mad dash from Walthamstow into the Guardian offices. Yes, of course I will be listening to East 17’s “Stay Another Day” on repeat on the commute, as is the law around these parts at this time of year.

Don’t forget to email me – [email protected] – if you’d like to suggest small, sustainable and ethical businesses who have special offers on today, and I’ll be carrying this blog on in about an hour’s time. See you then.





Sport & Fitness deals

Peloton have taken £209 off their Works Package, with free accessories – though that is still a hefty investment at £1,990. Powerhouse Fitness have a BodyMax B2 Indoor Exercise Bike and H2Row Rowing Machine for 51% off at £548.98.

The Life Fitness T3 Treadmill has £500 off on John Lewis.

On the bike front, Evans Cycles has 20% off Pinnacle hybrid bikes and 40% off Cannondale road bikes. They’ve also branded the whole thing “Black Rideay” which appeals to my sense of pun mischief. Halfords has a 20% discount on adult bikes and kids’ bikes, not to mention some car cleaning gift sets if you’re in the market for such a thing – maybe one for the Alan Partridge in your life.

Argos has £20 off selected Fitbits. Adidas has up to 65% off products today, and My Protein has 45% off everything.

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You’d think that John Lewis would have to put prices up to pay for their Christmas ads, but they are offering a big range of discounts on brands with offers that end today. They include 15% off Sonos gear, 40% off Emma Mattresses, 30% off Le Creuset, 20% off UGG, and you can Save £100 on a Dyson V11 although you have to be careful it doesn’t relocate to Singapore after having promised you that everything here is going to be wonderful. All the John Lewis deals are here.

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If cameras are your thing, then Canon are offering a puntastic Double Cashblack deal for all of Black Friday weekend, an offer that runs out at the end of tonight. You can get £160 “cashblack” on an EOS 77D, or £100 “cashblack” on an EOS 250D. There’s also “cashblack” on a load of lenses and accessories.

Please note that I do love a terrible pun, and if you spot an offer featuring one let me know straight away – [email protected]





Microsoft XBox and Surface Pro deals





I made it a running joke on Black Friday reminding you (i.e. myself) not to buy loved ones a vacuum cleaner for Christmas, regardless of how much of a discount was on it.

Where I have had some gifting success in the past was in getting my other half things purporting to come from the kids, which had been personalised with pictures of them. Other printing companies are available, but Vistaprint are offering up to 60% off today.

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As I mentioned in the preamble, I’m actually more interested in promoting sustainable small businesses that have got special offers on at the moment. On Black Friday we mentioned various things that caught my eye, like the kind of things you find on Not On The High Street.

There are also companies doing the whole early December sale thing in a totally different way. Lucy & Yak, for example, are offering donations to Fior Di Loto with every purchase to send girls to school. And fashion brand Pomp are among a host of people offering “Buy one, get one tree” supporting tree planting around the planet.

So if you are a smaller, sustainable, ethical business, please do get in touch with me via email and I may feature you.





Major supermarket deals

So, to start with some of the basics, a lot of the deals knocking around today look very similar to those that were knocking around on Black Friday – here, for examples, is what the major supermarkets are doing:

Argos

Cyber Monday ends on Tuesday at Argos – the deals are here. They are offering 25% off some indoor furniture, 20% off gifts including watches (do people still wear those?). There are also discounts specifically on KitchenAid products.

Lidl

Lidl have a page full of offers here – including on the retro Sega Mega Drive mini console which has instantly sent me into a nostalgia frenzy.

Tesco

Tesco were doing an in-store clearance for Black Friday, but that is over now.

Waitrose

There’s a free bottle of champagne when you order wine from the Waitrose Cellar apparently. They are also making a big deal about having the #1 Mince Pies – although we reckoned that the M&S ones were better.

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Good morning!

Martin Belam

Good morning, it is Martin Belam here, with our live blog for Cyber Monday. A live blog for Cyber Monday, you say? Are you sure Guardian?

Well, yes. There’s a couple of things different about the way we do it. It’s not just a long list of major retailers with affiliate links in – although full disclaimer, there will be some of that. What we did on Black Friday was try and shine a spotlight and some smaller and more sustainable and ethical businesses, gently steering you towards buying Christmas gifts from loved ones that aren’t going to ravage the planet to quite the same extent. And we try to avoid recommending companies with poor labour practices, and we don’t promote any offers on flights.

We also included some tips to reduce the impact of your Christmas shopping on the environment. And it is full of my terrible jokes, which are worth the price of the free admission alone.

Anyway, the main thing you need to know is if you email me at [email protected] with suggestions of smaller, sustainable, ethical businesses with special offers on today, and there’s a good chance that I will feature them…

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