Black Friday is a day that many people want to make the most of, with thousands of deals being available online and in stores at hundreds of retailers.

Whether you're looking for a new phone, clothes, fragrances, laptops or even washing machines, you'll likely to be able to find some deals on almost every product.

Knowing ahead of time when Black Friday is might pay dividends, as several places start offering deals around a month before the actual day itself.

Here's when Black Friday is in 2022 and how to get the best deals.

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When is Black Friday 2022?

Black Friday 2022 will occur on Friday, November 25.

How to get the best deals on Black Friday

Shop around for deals

This may seem like an obvious tip, but shopping around and not taking the first deal on a product you see could be helpful.

You may end up getting more money off by checking out several websites or shops for the same item.

Check the price history of products

Checking the price history of an item through sites such as Pricerunner and PriceSpy can also help to ensure you are actually making a proper saving.

Avoid 'was' prices

The consumer champion site Which? recommend being wary of prices that say something along the lines of 'was £50, now £25' as they can be quite misleading.

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They found that sometimes items were listed "at their lower price for longer than they were at their full 'was' price" and that retailers have used RRPs (recommended retail prices) as the 'was' price so it reflects the value of the product when it was first released rather than what it is in the current moment.

Wait until shortly after Black Friday

Alternatively you could wait a couple of weeks until after Black Friday is over, and you may be able to get an even cheaper deal than previously offered.

Research conducted by Which? last year demonstrated that 92% of the 184 products they looked at were cheaper in the six months before Black Friday. 

Additionally, during the six months after Black Friday, nearly all (98.5%) of the products Which? looked at were cheaper or the same price at some point.

Being patient around this time of year may end up working in your favour.