Sales up to 70% off at Next, Debenhams and John Lewis ahead of Monday reopening (2023)

SHOPS including Debenhams, Next and John Lewis have sales of up to 70% off ahead of the high street’s bounce back on April 12.

Covid-battered non-essential retailers can welcome customers back once more on Monday after more than three months of lockdown.

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Some are already offering big bargains online and will be having sales in stores to get customers spending after missing out on crucial pre-Christmas and Easter trade.

UK sales are now down £27billion in lost sales caused by lockdown, according to British Retail Consortium figures.

Many brands have gone bust with thousands of jobs axed or put at risk.

There will also be notable absences including Arcadia stores like Topshop, Topman and Miss Selfridges, which will leave a major hole in high streets up and down the country.

How to compare prices to get the best deal

JUST because something is on offer, or is part of a sale, it doesn't mean it's always a good deal.

There are plenty of comparison websites out there that'll check prices for you - so don't be left paying more than you have to.

Most of them work by comparing the prices across hundreds of retailers.

Here are some that we recommend:

  • Google Shopping is a tool that lets users search for and compare prices for products across the web. Simply type in keywords, or a product number, to bring up search results.
  • Price Spy logs the history of how much something costs from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and the supermarkets. Once you select an individual product you can quickly compare which stores have the best price and which have it in stock.
  • Idealois another website that lets you compare prices between retailers. All shoppers need to do is search for the item they need and the website will rank themfrom the cheapest to the most expensive one.
  • CamelCamelCamel only works on goods being sold on Amazon. To use it, type in the URL of the product you want to check the price of.

The Government has relaxed rules on trading times and many stores are planning to extend hours, with Primark adding two hours a day and Smyths toy store open until 8pm, Monday to Friday.

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Brits have been warned not to expect Black Friday or Boxing Day sales-style offers - since stores have done record levels of home deliveries and most have been open for click and collect.

However, some stores are rolling out massive discounts.

Debenhams, which is due to close for good after going bust, will open around 100 stores in England and Wales for two to four weeks from Monday to complete its final closing down sale with deals of up to 70% off.

Which shops are having sales?

A NUMBER of high street favourites are having big sales in stores when they reopen on April 12.

While not every shop is planning a clearance in stores, many are still trying to shift stock on their websites.

Here's the bargains that are online now - and the in store clearances to look out on Monday:

Debenhams

  • The shop is reopening stores in England and Wales from Monday to clear stock before shutting stores for good.
  • There will be sales up to 70% off on fashion and homeware
  • If you don't fancy shopping in store, you can still get up to 70% off in its online clearance

Next

  • Next has launched a massive sale online, and we've spotted nearly 70% off clothes, homeware and more
  • All products that don't sell out in the online sale will be available in stores - but this will vary by shop

Currys PC World

  • Currys PC World told The Sun that there would be up to 70% off on some items in stores when they reopen on Monday 12.
  • If you want to grab a bargain now, head online - there's currently up to 40% off TVs, laptops and more

John Lewis

  • The high street giant is still trying to shift stock online, so head to its special offers page to grab a bargain.
  • We've asked if there are going to be sales in store, and we will update you when we know more

Matalan

  • Matalan has a sale of up to 50% off on menswear, womenswear, kids' clothes and homeware online
  • It hasn't yet confirmed if there will be in store clearances but we have asked and will update this article when we know more

Dunelm

Sports Direct

  • Sports Direct is having a “Lockdown Sale” online, with up to 50% slashed off items from brands including Adidas, Nike and Puma.
  • It is yet to confirm if it will be having a sale in stores next week

Next has also told The Sun that it will be having sales in stores in order to shift stock.

The retailer launched a huge online sale earlier this month, and we spotted that some items were up to 70% off.

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Currys PC World chief Mark Allsop also told The Sun the brand would be slashing up to 70% off some products in store, with “extra savings to be made online”.

Here’s a round-up of homeware, clothes and tech products we’ve spotted at rock-bottom prices which you can get now in the online sales.

Stock may vary, so not everything you see online will be in stores when they reopen on April 12.

Before you splash out, make sure you compare prices as you could find the same - or similar - item for less elsewhere.

John Lewis - Cotton Towels, Pack of 2, Pool Blue

  • Was: £16. Now: £8. Save: £8 (50%) - buy now

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If you’re looking to freshen up your towels and bed linen, it might be a good idea to see which ones are on sale.

You could get these cheerful blue towels for half price at John Lewis.

However, we’ve spotted these two grey Habitat towels from Argos going for £3 less at a fiver.

Currys PC World - Hotpoint NSWR 943C GK UK 9 kg 1400 Spin Washing Machine

  • Was: £369.99. Now: £269. Save: £100.99 (27%) - buy now

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Washing machines can be expensive, so any money taken off can help ease the strain on your bank balance.

This one in Currys PC World from Hotpoint is going for £269 - over £100 cheaper than its original price tag.

But we saw this Bush washing machine for nearly half the price in Argos for £145.

Debenhams - 4 Seater Chenille 'Broadway' Sofa

  • Was: £1,450. Now: £870. Save: £580 (40%) - buy now

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Almost £600 has been knocked off the price tag of this four seater sofa from Debenhams.

It comes in a bright turquoise colour and looks like there’ll be plenty of room for the whole family.

However, we’ve seen this light blue sofa going for £650 in Wayfair if you don’t want to spend as much.

Debenhams - Dorothy Perkins - Brown Sustainable Top

  • Was: £24. Now: £5. Save: £19 (80%) - buy now

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In another Debenhams bargain, shoppers can bag this brown top from Dorothy Perkins for just a fiver.

We like the ruching detail on the shoulders and the floaty fabric.

If you’re not a fan of the colour, we saw this burgundy top with lattice neck detailing going for the same price in New Look.

Next - Navy Double Breasted Funnel Neck Coat

  • Was: £99. Now: £39. Save: £60 (60%) - buy now

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In Next’s huge online clearance sale, we spotted this men’s navy coat for £39.

You’d be saving £60 on it, as it was originally £99.

But we spotted a very similar looking coat in Matalan, which was £9 cheaper at £30.

The Entertainer - Little Tikes Sport Racer Ride On

  • Was: £129.99. Now: £64.99. Save: £65 (50%) - buy now

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You might not think it after the cold spell we’ve been having this week, but it’s summer soon - and you could keep the kids entertained for hours with this toy racing car.

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The Entertainer has knocked 50% off it in its online sale, so you’d be saving £65.

However, we spotted this kids quad bike from Robert Dyas going for a bargain £30 if you want to spend less.

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