From a pair of Birkenstock sandals to a cheap iPhone 12, we’ve got you covered on the best deals and sales to shop right now, from Amazon, Sweaty Betty and more
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 mattresses to robot vacuum cleaners, 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 the task of finding the product you want at the best possible price. 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 secret deals in its outlet
Amazon has it all, but, unless you’ve ventured to Amazon’s outlet section, you don’t know the half of it. If you’re unsure what it is, we’re here to let you in on the secret. The online giant has a lesser-known section of its website where you can save money on thousands of clearance products across all its ranges, from beauty to tech. Let’s go browsing!
Bondi Sands self-tanning mist: Was £14.99, now £10.04, Amazon.co.uk
One of our favourite fake tan brands, Bondi Sands delivers on its promise on a streak-free summer glow. This mist works to moisturise, while the tan applicator makes it incredibly easy to use. With 33 per cent off, and no sign of the sun, now’s the time to invest.
Lego 71711 Ninjago Jay’s cyber dragon mech building set: Was £44.99, now £34.99, Amazon.co.uk
If you’ve got a child’s birthday coming up, the Amazon Outlet is the place to buy kids’ toys at a discounted price. Case in point: this Lego set containing a dragon and five mini figurines, which is bound to be adored by fans of the Ninjago series.
Reformation’s sale is here for your hot girl summer (and winter)
One of our favourite sustainable brands, Reformation, has launched its biannual sale – and it is now offering up to 50 per cent off. It really is unmissable.
Reformation Kourtney dress: Was £248, now £124, Thereformation.com
This dress has a gorgeous design – it’s a midi length and features a fitted bodice that works to accentuate the silhouette, while the slim-fitting skirt has a thigh-high slit. As for the straps, they can be adjusted to how you like them. If you’re unsure how to style it, it’s incredibly versatile: you can dress it up for a night out or down with pair with a pair of trainers and a chunky knit.
Reformation Marla button sweatshirt: Was £80, now £40, Thereformation.com
While we’ve waited with bated breath for the August heatwave, it’s yet to materialise. So, we’re all about getting our wardrobes ready for the autumnal months to come. And there’s surely no better way to do it than with this button-up sweatshirt. Wear loosely tucked into straight-leg jeans or pair with the matching joggers (was £80, now £56, Thereformation.com).
Reformation Luce dress: Was £248, now £148.80, Thereformation.com
You simply can’t go wrong with a floaty cotton dress. This one boasts a sweetheart neckline and puff sleeves and would be ideal for any forthcoming weddings: simply accessorise with some colour.
Save on this iPhone 12
Apple iPhone 12, 64GB: Was £799, now £679, Amazon.co.uk
Consider your search for a new smartphone over, because the iPhone 12 really can do it all. With up to 17 hours of battery life, 5G capability, two rear cameras and a 6.1in super retina XDR display, it’s a real powerhouse.
This particular model featured in our round-up of the best smartphones for 2021, with our reviewer observing that it has the very same OLED display as its larger sibling, the iPhone 12 pro. “That makes it an enticing proposition for anyone who wants the best iPhone possible in a more convenient size,” they said.
“The iPhone 12 is almost as good as the pro models. It has spectacular battery life and two of the pro’s three cameras (it lacks the telephoto),” our tester added. “It’s also every bit as powerful as it has the same processor at its heart, so it can do all the standout things from the pro, such as the fast, effective face recognition.”
Move fast! The Sweaty Betty sale is here
Sweaty Betty is a popular go-to for reliable activewear, and it’s one of our favourite brands here at IndyBest. It’s currently offering 30 per cent off its shorts and skorts – here’s what’s worth buying.
Sweaty Betty power high-waisted 9in cycling shorts: Was £55, now £38.50, Sweatybetty.com
If you’re a keen cyclist or simply enjoy spin classes at the gym, these shorts are a no brainer. With a high-waisted design for extra support, they feature a handy side pocket for storing your phone. If the navy and green stripe detailing isn’t to your taste, they also come in back.
Sweaty Betty on your marks 4in running shorts: Was £55, now £44, Sweatybetty.com
If it’s running shorts you’re after, you simply can’t go wrong with this pair, which are the perfect two-in-one style. The inner shorts provide a little extra support, while the outer layer gives you more coverage. They also feature zip side pockets for storing your keys and other essentials.
Upgrade your summer footwear game with the Birkenstock sale
Birkenstock Arizona suede leather sandal: Was £75, now £49.00, Jonesbootmaker.com
Arguably the shoe of summer, the humble Birkenstock has gained cult status. 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.
Good morning shoppers!
Welcome back to our daily deals blog, where we’re on hand to bring you the very best deals, discounts and offers to save you some hard-earned cash.
From spa experiences and last-minute holidays to savings on iPhones, tablets and laptops, you’re in the right place to bag yourself a bargain. Without further ado, let’s get shopping!
Goodnight from your resident bargain hunters
That’s all from us today and we hope you managed to secure an impressive deal.
If not, don’t fear as we will be back bright and early tomorrow morning with more discounts, offers and sales, from last-minute holidays to Aldi launches. See you then!
Fancy a spa day? Snap up one of these offers
We could all do with some TLC from time to time, and Virgin Media Experience Days are helping you save your pennies with plenty of deals on spa days.
Relaxing spa day with three treatments for two at Bannatyne Health Clubs: Was £175, now £99, Virginexperiencedays.co.uk
Grab a friend or partner and head to your local Bannatyne Health Club for three treatments, totalling 40 minutes. Also enjoy access to the spa’s facilities, including a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation area.
One night pampering break with dinner for two in Berkshire: Was £304, now £225, Virginexperiencedays.co.uk
This relaxing getaway for two includes a three-course dinner and a full English breakfast in the morning. You’ll also receive two 25-minute spa treatments, with facials, scalp massages and mud therapy all being options.
Pay less for privacy with these VPN deals
Whether you’re looking for software for your phone or laptop, a VPN is essential for online privacy and protecting your browsing activity.
When you connect to the internet on your computer, the VPN creates an encrypted, virtual tunnel between your device and the VPN’s server, meaning your data is more protected. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and found the cheapest prices out there right now.
NordVPN: Was £8.84 per month, now £2.44, Nordvpn.com
According to our guide to the best VPN software, NordVPN is top for iPhone users. It’s one of the best-known apps and it allows you “access to its network of over 5,000 servers across 62 countries”, noted our writer.
In honour of the company’s birthday, you can now save 70 per cent on its two-year plan as well and get three months extra for free.
ExpressVPN: Was £9.65 per month, now £6.20, Expressvpn.com
In our guide to the best VPN software, our reviewer said this brand is best for your Mac or PC as well as Amazon Fire devices. With 35 per cent off its 12-month plan, you’ll be paying as little as £6.18 per month.
Browse more VPN deals for August below:
What is a VPN? It protects your data. Here’s how to get the software cheaper with the best VPN deals on ExpressVPN, NordVPN and more
We’ve found the best SIM-only deals from Three, O2 and more
Looking for a way to avoid those expensive monthly phone bills? The best way is to keep your handset at the end of your contract and get a cheap SIM-only deal instead.
For more discounts, check out The Independent’s SIM-only deals section
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