Okay, yes I know we’re awash with the Black Friday offers. But there’s a few big ones for Clubcard holders in Tesco stores right now that definitely need considering… And yes, I’m aware Tesco isn’t your first thought for Black Friday deals – that’s exactly why I’m shouting about them! These are all in store deals, so you will have to get outside to go shopping.
To get your hands on the deals you do have to be Tesco’s Club Card member, but don’t despair if you’re not, signing up is free and easy – get your clubcard here.
This is a paid collaboration with Tesco, who have compensated me for sharing with you their latest product range. All opinions & reviews are my own.
The Yankee Candle Exclusive Gift Set – HALF PRICE at £20
Fair warning here – this is massively popular and is selling out as swiftly as it arrives in stores. BUT – a £40 Yankee Candle set for £20? Come on! There are two different gift sets, and each one includes five winter-themed candles of varying sizes.
Get to your local big store and go straight to the candles section. And save one for me would you? I can’t get hold of one!
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Mini Me Automatic Coffee Machine – HALF PRICE at £29
Coffee lovers at the ready. And don’t be fooled by the Nescafé branding – the DOLCE GUSTO Mini Me Coffee Machine is made by serious coffee machine engineers De’Longhi. The compact design means the Mini Me is perfect for a small kitchen – how many of us have room for one of those monster coffee machines?
It’s a pod machine, so there’s no mess, and the High 15-bar pressure provides thick velvety crema – just like coffee shop coffee.
And at under £30? Total bargain. Again, you’ll need to hunt your local shelves for this one, it’s not available online. This would make a terrific Christmas gift too.
THE AIRFRYER! The Tower 9L Dual Basket Vortx Air Fryer – £25 off, down to £114.
If you’ve not got an airfryer yet, you know you’re looking for one. Honestly, I think every kitchen needs one – they really are as good as the hype suggests, AND as cheap to run.
And this is a big ole family version, with two 4.5 litre baskets.
I got one during the first lockdown, and it’s now literally used daily.
They’re so easy – make use of the pre-set functions for the basics (any of the freezer ‘orange food’ dinners gets thrown into ours now – why heat the whole oven for one bag of breaded scampi or a couple of vegeburgers?), and then why not search tiktok for some amazing recipe ideas. Our default dinner go-to is throwing some chunked chicken breast into a bowl, add a little oil and a hefty slathering of your flavouring of choice (garlic and herb and a knob of butter, some barbecue sauce, some pre-bought seasoning – we’re MASSIVE fans of the 25p Prymat seasoning sachets which for some reason are not with the other food seasonings, but are hidden away in the world foods aisle, which is also the best place for nuts, seeds and rice …) and give them a good swoosh about until the chicken is coated. Then throw the lot into the basket, and put it on the chicken setting for about 13 minutes. Hey presto, dinner done. Serve with a pouch of flavoured microwave rice if you’re 15, or cook up some veg to accompany it if you’re an actual grown up who likes proper food.
(just a note that the Tesco own-brand GoCook 4l air fryer is also reduced to £43 if you want a smaller one, and their GoCook pressure cooker – similarly excellent for cheap winter cooking – is reduced to £50)
Sharp 50″ Smart TV – £100 OFF at £239!
The Sharp 50″ LED ultra high definition smart television (model no. 4T-C50BJ2KE2FB) is a stunning 4k TV which comes with pre-loaded apps such as Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, the ITV Hub, All 4, Demand 5 and UKTV Play. There’s a built-in Freeview HD tuner, it’s Wi-Fi enabled and you can also cast from your phone with the Miracast screen mirroring function.
Unbelievably for this price, it has a Harman/Kardon custom-designed audio system, giving you a powerful cinematic sound for your home. You can also wirelessly connect your PC or Android device to your TV and immediately send media files to the big screen – a great way to enjoy photos and videos together with friends and family.
With 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports plus a SD Card Reader, this smart TV is the modern and intuitive approach to TV.
(If you’re looking for a new smart TV, do have a look around in store – there’s a number of similarly big discounts; Toshiba 50″ and 55″ TVs which have the same £100 discount, a Sharp 65″ with £110 discount, and a Toshiba 65″ which is £130 off at £339)
Intempo PC Gaming Bundle – HALF PRICE at £25
Okay, I can’t find a single picture of what’s included except the keyboard. BUT. If you have a young budding gamer that’s making do with your standard PC keyboard, this would be a definite step up for a bargain price. And yes – a gaming keyboard really is different to a normal one, and not just because it lights up. If you’re on a budget Christmas, your young gamer will be super-happy with this, I promise. Intempo make decent base level tech gear that is perfect for young or novice gamers – and if it’s labelled as a bundle it should include keyboard, mouse and headset. Everything a PC gamer will need (note – for a PC gamer – this is NOT for the Xbox or Playstation!).
Mixx Smart Watch – HALF PRICE at £25
You can’t argue with £25 for a smart watch – and this one comes in that lovely rose gold but also space grey and black, so there’s a style for everyone.
It has an LCD touch screen and works as a helatha nd fitness tracker as well as acting as a smartwatch when paied with your phone for all the usual notifications, timers, alarms etc.
Again, perfect teen gift.