So Black Friday is nearly upon us and the deals are starting to come through thick and fast.

The Student Squirrel has his nose to the ground and is sniffing out the best ones and listing them below. The Guardian says you should be prepared to get the best deals and we agree with them!

We’ll be updating this throughout the week so make sure you keep coming back to find the best Black Friday deals.

Amazon Echo Dot Reduced Plus Student Programme

Amazon have kicked off their Black Friday deals already. Head to this page with some great reductions on their Echo speakers.

The Echo Dot is now just £34.99 and the larger Echo starts at just £69.99.

Plus there are some great savings of a 20% discount to be had on Samsung phones, with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phones reduced to just £349.99.

Amazon have now added more deals such as £30 off Kindle White and 25% off Absolut Vodka!

Plus did you know that there is a Amazon student discount programme which offers extra discounts?

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Superdry Black Friday Reductions

Every day Superdry are knocking 20% off certain lines such as jackets, coats for both men and women. Plus there is extended returns until the end of January.

Take a look at what they are offering here.

They don’t often have sales or discounts so it’s a great time to save and if you want the full lowdown of how to get the best bargains, take a look at our Superdry student discount guide.

Google Home Mini Discounted at plus other deals

In a move to match it’s Amazon competitior. The recently released Google Home is now just £34 at

These are fantastic little gadgets and if you are a fan of Google already they really are invaluable.

Voice activate your lights, get answers to questions, easily add appointments to your diary, the choices are endless and this is a really good price.

Other good deals at include:

google home mini student discount

Clarks Voucher Code for 20% Off

Clarks currently have a short-term student discount code to get 20% off all adult shoes.

To get it, head to this page, pick up the voucher code and plug it into the discount code box on the online check-out.

For even more ways to save, check out our Clarks student discount page.

Huge Argos Discounts

Argos is really going out on Black Friday this year already. They have a dedicated sales page which lists all of the best bargains.

So far the Squirrel has seen:

  • A HP laptop bundle for £279.99
  • These cool Bush turntables at just £24.99
  • Some great tablets starting at just £49.99
  • This Russell Hobbs kettle boils one cup in just 45 seconds! Perfect for a brew or a pot noodle

Plus there is an Argos student promo code to get 25% off furniture.

body shop student discount code

Currys PC World Black Tag Deals

There are A LOT of Black Friday offers going on at Currys PC World. The best place to start looking for where they are discounts is here listing some of the best and claiming that there are 100s of their best Black Tag prices.

The Student Squirrel suggests going to this page if you want the best computing deals, such as a HP 15 Laptop that’s been advertised on TV for £349.

Plus there are some promo codes for saving on PC Gaming.

Need the full lowdown on the Currys student discount? Then head to our useful guide page.

Black Friday Offers At Boots

Boots have gone big on their Black Friday deals. Students should head here to see the dedicated page.

They’ve also helpfully broke them down into sections such as fragrance, electricals and beauty.

Some offers that took the Squirrel’s eye include:

  • Emporio Armani He and She fragrances are half price
  • Lots of excellent electric toothbrushes are reduced. See here
  • Save a third on Opium frangrace half price

If you want the latest on more ways to save, head to our Boot student discount guide.

black opium at boots black friday deal

What is Black Friday?

According to Wikipedia, Black Friday originates from the USA and is a name for the day following Thanksgiving Day, which takes place on the fourth Thursday of November.

This was actually considered as the beginning of the country’s Christmas shopping period. The phrase is thought to have come about in Philidelphia, where the city’s roads and shopping malls would become so congested it was considered a black time. Who knew!

For the UK, it was actually first coined by the NHS and Police for the time in December where office workers and students go out for their Christmas parties and have one glass of mulled wine and baileys too many, as according to trusty Wikipedia:

Remember, the Squirrel only advocates responsible drinking!

Retailers tried bringing it in as a day since the turn of the century, but it has only really taken off since 2013. It has become increasingly popular, with a £1.23 billion spend in 2016 which was an increase of 12.2%.