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:
Amazon’s £3.99 air fryer is now sold out
A number of the team here at The Independent ordered the £3.99 air fryer, did you? Unfortunately, it’s now sold out. But fear not, we’ve only gone and found another air fryer deal at Amazon.
Morphy Richards health fryer: Was £98.99, now £68.07, Amazon.co.uk
Having featured in our review of the best air fryers, you can trust that this is a very worthy purchase. Producing great chips – “crisp and golden on the outside, fluffy and flavoursome inside”, while chicken “comes out succulent and tasty too”, praised our writer.
What’s more, it “has other talents besides air frying, including baking, roasting and grilling, all using minimal oil” and “stores away easily too”.
Eva Waite-Taylor20 August 2021 12:30
Today’s Kindle daily deals
On the daily, Amazon slashes the price of leading titles to just 99p for the Kindle. And today is no different.
‘Nobody Tells You…’ by Becca Maberly, published by Bluebird: Was £14.99, now £0.99, Amazon.co.uk
New parents have always sought advice about parenting. And this title featured in our review of the best pregnancy books thanks to the fact it manages to avoid scaremongering, “without shying away from the nitty-gritty bits of parenthood”. “Covering the good, the bad and the ugly, it includes more than 100 real-life experiences,” and shows you “that there really is no one-size-fits-all approach”. Our writer praised it for being ideal for those who are short on time.
Eva Waite-Taylor20 August 2021 12:00
Co-op deals you need ahead of the weekend
Whether you’re out out this weekend or just having a quiet one, Co-op’s whopping food deals are worth a look.
First up, the £5 supersaver deal includes two pizzas and a choice of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream – a perfect Friday night dinner (£5, Coop.co.uk).
Alternatively, while it might not feel like barbecue weather, the supermarket is offering any two for £7 or any three for £10 on its meat and fish (Coop.co.uk) – ideal for a sizzling session on the barbie.
Eva Waite-Taylor20 August 2021 11:30
Amazon is selling an air fryer for £3.99
This is not a drill. Amazon is selling an air fryer for just £4: that’s a whopping 92 per cent off the RRP. While we’ve not tested this exact model, it has 4.5 stars and some very positive reviews from happy customers, with one person writing “Easy to set up, use and clean. Great quality food too.”
If you’re wondering how an air fry works, food doesn’t actually fry. Rather it is placed in a basket where the airflow is designed to replicate that of deep frying in hot fat. The force of the air produces a convection effect that cooks, crisps and browns food.
Eva Waite-Taylor20 August 2021 11:18
Move fast! Gymshark sale is here
Whether you’ve returned to the gym or are using your home to keep fit, to make sure you’ve got the kit you need, Gymshark has launched a whopping sale. It’s offering up to 30 per cent off selected pieces, so run, don’t walk!
Gymshark training cropped leggings: Was £20, now £14, Gymshark.com
If it’s a pair of leggings you’re after, you simply can’t go wrong with these – especially with the £14 price tag. With a high-rise cut and cropped length, they look like they’ll have the right amount of stretch for any workout session.
With a slim-fit design, this is hoodie is both stylish and practical – ideal if you’re looking for a layer that will take you from the gym to the pub.
Gymshark medium resistance tubes: Was £12, now £8.40, Gymshark.com
If you kitted out your home gym during lockdown, it might be time to incorporate these resistance bands into the setup. They can be used in any part of your routine, from complementing weight training or as a warm-up.
Eva Waite-Taylor20 August 2021 11:00
Rare Birkenstock sale
It is rare to see such a whopping discount on Birkenstock sandals, so you’ll want to act fast to get your spring/summer shoe game on point.
The humble Birkenstock has gained cult status of late. You may have seen the celebrity pack wearing these sandals on a daily basis, and for good reason too. The suede leather is soft and comfortable, while the design makes sure you have plenty of arch support. If you’ve been considering them, now’s the time to invest while they have a whopping 40 per cent off.
Eva Waite-Taylor20 August 2021 10:30
Prepare for the weekend with this M&S meal deal
This isn’t just any meal deal… as the OG founders of the “dine in for £10” craze, it should come as no surprise that M&S’s offerings are a firm favourite with us.
For just £10, you’ll get a three-course meal. Starters include everything from baked camembert to duck croquettes, while for the main event there is a lot to choose from, be it paella, beef bourguignon or stroganoff.
On the side, there’s truffle cauliflower cheese, glazed carrots or peas, spinach, spring greens and samphire. But, the goodness doesn’t stop there – if you’d rather forgo a starter, the desserts sound pretty enticing. For pudding, you can choose tarte au citron, sticky toffee pudding or a cheeseboard. See all this and more at Marksandspencer.com.
Eva Waite-Taylor20 August 2021 10:00
Sweaty Betty’s unmissable sale
Cycling shorts and oversized T-shirts have become a fashion statement of late – so if you’re looking to tap into the trend, we’ve found the perfect pair for you (they’re also great if you just want to wear them for you know, working out).
Sweaty Betty super sculpt 8in cycling shorts: Was £60, now £48, Sweatybetty.com
We’d go as far as to suggest these are the ideal shorts for any type of activity – whether you’re wearing them as the aforementioned fashion statement or to the gym for a spin class, they’re pretty versatile. With high compression and a high-waisted cut, we think these will make for a comfortable fit.
Eva Waite-Taylor20 August 2021 09:30
Amazon Warehouse deals
A lesser-known part of the retailer’s website is Amazon Warehouse, where you’ll find deals across used, pre-owned and open-box products. To save you hours of scrolling, we’ve made a shopping list of the best finds.
Samsung Galaxy tab A7 wifi android tablet: Was £219, now £148.77, Amazon.co.uk
This 32GB tablet doubles up for both work and downtime thanks to its 10.7in screen and speakers that promise immersive sound. In our guide to the best tablets, The Independent‘s technology critic David Phelan also rated the Samsung galaxy tab S7 plus, noting that: “The design is light and thin – the thinnest tablet of any brand at 5.7mm [and] a little thinner than the iPad pro.” This whopping discount is too good to miss, so snap it up ASAP.
Instant vortex four-in-one air fryer: Was £99.99, now £65.92, Amazon.co.uk
Featuring in our review of the best air fryers, our writer praised the “generous capacity of this machine” and noted that it’s “good for larger families and entertaining”. “It works particularly fast and does a decent job of roasting, baking and reheating in addition to air frying,” she noted. The “eight touchscreen controls are simple to use” too. If you’re looking to save money on a big purchase like this one, Amazon Warehouse is the place to do it.
Eva Waite-Taylor20 August 2021 09:15
Very has launched its bank holiday weekend sale early
Shark lift-away upright vacuum cleaner: Was £349, now £249, Very.co.uk
As a leading brand when it comes to household appliances (even Mrs Hinch is a fan), if you’re looking to upgrade your vacuum cleaner, this is the one to go for. It featured in our guide to the best pet vacuum cleaners thanks to its versatility across hard floors and carpets, and its anti-hair-wrap brush, which prevents hair (pet or otherwise) from getting tangled in its mechanisms. With an 8m cord, it’s a great option for cleaning larger spaces. It typically retails for around £349.99, meaning this deal saves you £100.
Panasonic NA65 hair dryer and HS99 hair straightener bundle: Was £310, now £130, Very.co.uk
We had to double-take when we saw the price of this bundle, which includes hair straighteners and a hair dryer. The latter features three speed and temperature settings to make sure your hair dries fast, while with the straighteners you have the choice of five temperatures, from 150C to 230C – ideal for preventing hair damage.
Eva Waite-Taylor20 August 2021 09:05
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