UK Online Sales Days: A Full List (How to Make Huge Savings)
How to Make Huge Savings
We’re a small island but a proud one. And one of our biggest achievements is just how good our postal and online delivery services are. You need something? It’s usually there the next day.
If your New Year's resolution was to save money, here are some ideas.
I’ve created this comprehensive guide for every major online sale this year. Feel free to bookmark it, print it out, or stick it to your fridge; up to you.
However, before we get there, let’s talk about how you can get ahead of these deals long before they go live. So, when the time comes to shop, you’re loaded with LifePoints reward gift cards that’ll mean massive savings on the day. Here’s how:
- Join LifePoints
LifePoints works with some of the UK’s biggest brands to gather opinions on how you, the consumer, feel about their products. These are done as surveys, and when you fill in a survey, you earn points, or ‘LifePoints’.
- Swap your LifePoints for Gift Cards
The more surveys you do, the more LifePoints you earn. The more LifePoints you earn, the more gift cards you get. It’s that easy. It’s a great side hustle you can do in your spare time and on the go using our app.
- Use your Gift Cards During the Online Sale
If you’re a LifePoints member, you can combine your gift cards with the sales and score incredible deals, often getting your goods for free. So, sign up and get 10 points immediately. Then, start your survey journey, and when the online sale day goes live, you can take massive advantage of the discounts in combination with your gift cards.
You can earn rewards from top e-commerce brands like PayPal and Amazon.com. As well as famous high-street retailers like ASDA, Marks & Spencers, and more.
Sales Day 1: Boxing Day
When: 26 December– 1 January
Boxing Day Sales are a significant retail event in the UK, marking the start of the post-Christmas discount season. Historically, this day was when servants received gifts from their employers, known as "Christmas boxes," hence the name 'Boxing Day.'
Over time, it evolved into a significant shopping holiday akin to Black Friday. It's an ideal time for consumers to snag deals on items that were perhaps too pricey before Christmas or to spend their holiday gift vouchers.
If you join LifePoints today, it means by the time Boxing Day sales start at the end of the year, you could already have thousands.
Sales Day 2: New Year’s Day
When: 1 January
The New Year’s Day sales are a one-day-only event on the first of Jan and a continuation of Boxing Day sales – usually blending into one.
Following the festive frenzy of December, these sales offer consumers attractive discounts across various categories, including electronics, fashion, and home goods. It's a chance for shoppers to grab deals on items for the upcoming year.
Again, if you fill in enough surveys this year, you could stock up massively for the year ahead.
Sales Day 3: Valentine's Day Sales
When: Early Feb
Valentine's Day sales in the UK are a cornerstone of early-year retail, capitalising on the spirit of romance and affection. Around this day, retailers offer various deals, especially on traditional gifts like jewellery, chocolates, flowers, and romantic getaways.
These sales cater to those looking to express love through thoughtful presents, supplying a range of options from luxurious items to more affordable yet meaningful alternatives. Online and brick-and-mortar stores take part, often starting promotions in early February.
Sales Day 4: St Patrick's Day
When: 17 March
St. Patrick's Day sales in the UK offer a unique shopping experience, blending Irish-themed merchandise with attractive discounts. Retailers, both online and in physical stores, feature promotions on various items, including clothing adorned with shamrocks, traditional Irish foods, and festive decorations. Electronics, home goods, and even travel deals to Ireland often see price cuts. It's an opportunity for consumers to embrace the Irish spirit while enjoying savings.
If you join LifePoints now, by the time St Paddy’s comes around, you’ll be in an excellent position to take advantage of the savings.
Sales Day 5: Mother’s Day Sales
When: 27 March
It's a great time to spoil mum (or yourself), with retailers nationwide offering special deals and discounts. These sales encompass a wide range of products, from jewellery and fashion to home appliances and beauty products, catering to the diverse interests of mums nationwide.
Sales Day 6: Easter
When: 7-10 April
Easter sales are probably the most underrated and under the radar, but in our experience, one of the best. Last year saw thousands of British businesses taking part, with millions of pounds saved by thousands of shoppers. Also, don’t forget the huge savings on chocolate on Easter Sunday!
Sales Day 7: May Bank Holiday
When: May 2
Summers almost here! This means it’s the ideal time to purchase a new BBQ, gardening goods and even a new wardrobe. Hundreds of shops and online stores across the UK will offer various bits and pieces for discounted prices ahead of the long weekend.
Sales Day 9: eBay Plus Weekend
When: 24 – 31 May (exact dates TBC)
eBay Plus Weekend, a yearly exclusive event for subscribers, usually spans a week, starting on a Friday. The previous year's sale kicked off on May 24 and concluded on May 31. Shoppers are treated to a standard 20% reduction on many products, alongside short-duration offers that slash prices by as much as 80%. As LifePoints members are rewarded with eBay gift cards, the potential for savings is incredible.
Sales Day 10: Father’s Day
When: 19 June
While Father's Day is officially on the 16th, sales leading up to it will kick off weeks in advance. Expect hundreds of dad-friendly deals online, with dozens of opportunities to use your gift cards to treat the old man (or yourself, why not).
Sales Day 11: The Euros
When: June 14 – July 14
The football isn’t the only thing ‘coming home’ this year – discounted furniture, tech and shoes are as well. Across the tournament, there’ll be guaranteed sales. We can’t say from who yet, but check out who’s sponsoring this year’s tournament and see if there’s an opportunity to combine your gift cards with the sponsors. Plan ahead and save thousands.
Sales Day 12: Amazon Prime Day
When: 11-12 July
Amazon Prime Day offers impressive gaming, home goods, and technology savings. This event primarily targets Amazon Prime subscribers, but non-members can access these deals. This year, Prime Day is scheduled for July 11-12.
If you’ve been with LifePoints for the year so far, you’d have possibly hundreds of pounds in Amazon gift cards to spend on Prime Day!
Sales Day 13: International Charity Day
When: September 5
International Charity Day was established in 2012 by the United Nations. This special day highlights the significance of acts of kindness, volunteerism, and philanthropic efforts. Aligning with the commemoration of Mother Theresa's passing, it serves as a reminder and celebration of how charitable deeds can play a vital role in reducing poverty, addressing emergencies, and enhancing governmental services.
This isn’t an online sales day, but we’re including it because we think it’s a great time to share the rewards you’ve earned with someone less fortunate. In the UK, we work with The Red Cross, the Trussel Trust, Cancer Society UK and UNICEF on charitable drives and initiatives.
Sales Day 14: Amazon Prime Big Deal Days
When: 10-11 October
Like Prime Day, Amazon’s end-of-year sales are 65 hours of unbeatable deals. Another excellent opportunity to build up LifePoints ahead of time is to swap for Amazon gift cards, meaning you could save hundreds of pounds.
Sales Day 15: Halloween
When: October 31
Nothing spooky about the thrilling hunt for deals. Halloween is a bargain hunter playground, with retailers using the holiday to add advertise exclusive online deals, flash sales and scarily good offers. All treats, no tricks, especially when you’re using your gift cards.
Sales Day 16: Bonfire Night
When: 5 November
Remember remember the 5th of November, discounts, deals and what not. I see no reason, why this saving season, should ever be forgot. There may be fireworks in the sky and bonfires on the ground, but the real heat is on the UK’s biggest ecommerce sites where there’s plenty of one-day sales launched. The perfect time to spend those PayPal gift cards you’ve earned on LifePoints.
Sales Day 17: Black Friday
When: 26 November
What more needs to be said about Black Friday? Not much. Long story short, the best day for online shopping. If you’ve been earning LifePoints this year, you could do all your Christmas shopping until 2028 with all the money you could save.
Sales Day 18: Cyber Monday
When: 28 November
Cyber Monday offers excellent opportunities to snag incredible deals. It often merges with Black Friday sales on the Monday following Thanksgiving in the US, with many brands and retailers prolonging their discounts throughout the weekend. This extension supplies ample time for shoppers to explore and enjoy the lowest prices at their preferred stores, ensuring they don't miss out on the best bargains.
Sales Day 19: Free Shipping Day
When: 14 December
Free Shipping Day is a major online retail event, typically taking place in mid-December. This one-day extravaganza promises free shipping with the assurance of delivery by Christmas Eve. Perfectly timed for last-minute Christmas shopping, it's convenient for those seeking gift ideas, particularly jewellery. This event is a boon for both procrastinators and bargain-hunters alike.
Sales Day 20: Christmas Day
When: 25 December
Sure, by the 25th, you should have all your Christmas shopping done. But, while Santa may have come and gone, there are still loads of deals to be had. Retailers offer fantastic discounts on Christmas Day for canny shoppers like you, so why not use the most festive day of the year to fill your basket and ensure you kick off the year after this one with a bang?
Save Thousands of Pounds This Year With LifePoints
All you need to do is join us, fill out surveys in your spare time, and earn them. It’s easy to do, doesn’t take long, and is the best way to make extra income on the side.
There’s an incredible year planned on LifePoints and you’re welcome to join. From more surveys, more points and more giving to those less fortunate – there’s never been a better time to earn more and spend less.
Make this year the year of savings and ensure your New Year's Resolutions come true.