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When Is the John Lewis Sales Start Date in 2022?

Written by, Bojana Atanasovska

Updated October, 17, 2022

John Lewis may not be a brand one associates with bargain shopping, but the retailer does offer some great discounts and chances to save up to 50% on selected items.

So what is the John Lewis sales start date and what can you expect to see at a discounted price?

When Are the Next John Lewis Sale Dates?

John Lewis is one of the biggest high-end retailers in the UK, in business since 1864. Perfect for style-conscious shoppers as well as those on the hunt for quality and value, John Lewis department stores offer a variety of products ranging from home furniture & appliances, sports & leisure equipment as well as fashionable clothes, make-up and skincare. 

Typically, John Lewis has ongoing sales throughout the year that can give you 20 to 30% off major brands like Ted Baker, Hobbs and the company’s own Anyday collection. 

In addition to these, there are three major sales that the company launches annually:

  • Summer Sale—usually takes place in the middle of June, but this year the sale began on the 1 of July and lasted all the way to the end of August, with special offers of up to 50% off on selected categories, including clothing, makeup, electricals and furniture.
  • Black Friday Sale—Last year’s Black Friday sale had huge discounts with offers ranging from 70% off on tech and electronics, 45% off on homeware, and up to 30% off on beauty and fashion collections.
  • Boxing Day/ Winter Sale—Shoppers can take advantage of great savings opportunities, going up to half off on various sale items. This seasonal deal begins on 26 December and lasts until the end of January (combining the Boxing Day and John Lewis winter sale dates into one event). The Boxing day sale at John Lewis is usually on both online and in-store. 

Plus there are exclusive chances to get gift cards and vouchers—currently there is a £100 e-gift card on offer if you buy one of the qualifying TVs or electricals between 7 and 31 October.  

On top of that, John Lewis runs clearance sales on items about to be discontinued or other selected products. These sales are held twice a year—in June and after Christmas in-store and from 5 pm on Christmas Eve online. 

John Lewis Sale Dates in 2022

When should you expect the next John Lewis sale in 2022?

EventsSale Dates 2022
Black Friday25 November (Friday or even one week earlier)
CyberMonday28 November (Monday)
Boxing Day21 December (Friday)–26 December (Monday) and continuing after Christmas 

So far, John Lewis has only confirmed the Black Friday and CyberMonday sale dates which this year fall on the 25 November/28 November weekend. However, given their track record, the John Lewis Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale could start as early as 18 November 2022. 

The traditional John Lewis sale on Boxing Day is not confirmed yet, but it is rumoured that the sale will start online on Boxing Day and in stores on 27 December. Judging by sales in the past, the winter John Lewis sale could start on 21 December and continue well after the Christmas holidays. 

John Lewis sale dates in 2021

For reference, here’s what John Lewis’s sale dates looked like in 2021.

EventsSale Dates 2021
Black Friday Sale19 November (a week earlier)
Cyber Monday Sale29 November
Boxing Day Sale26 December 
John Lewis Summer Sale1 July–31 August 
John Lewis Summer Bank Holiday Sale31 August 
John Lewis Spring Bank Holiday Sale31 May 
John Lewis Early May Bank Holiday Sale3 May 
John Lewis Easter Monday & Good Friday Sale2–5 April 
John Lewis January Sales1–31 January 
John Lewis New Years Day Sale1 January 

What Will Be on Sale at John Lewis This Year?

Buyers can expect to get huge savings ranging from 20% off to up to 50% off on selected items from various popular brands. 

Here are some of the products you should get discounted prices on during the next John Lewis sale this year:

  • Up to 50% off clothing and footwear for adults and children
  • 20% off on a huge range of laptops, Chromebooks, tablets and Macbooks.
  • Up to 50% off selected homeware items like bedding, tableware, cookware and other accessories.
  • Up to 25% off top beauty and fragrance products such as Bobbi Brown, TilBury, YSL and more.
  • 20 to 30% off on furniture items, such as armchairs, side and dining tables; 
  • 20% off electricals, such as home security cameras; 
  • Up to 30% off toys and baby equipment on brands like Lego, iCandy and Joie Baby.
  • Up to 20% off appliances including vacuum cleaners, coffee machines, cookers and tumble dryers;  
  • Up to 50% off handbags and purses from DKNY, Fiorelli, Ted Baker and more.

Tips for Shopping the John Lewis Sale

Here are some tips to make your John Lewis shopping much easier.

1. Get a Partnership card

The Partnership credit card is a great way to get extra perks when shopping at John Lewis department stores. 

New customers can sign up for a John Lewis & Partnership credit card, use it at John Lewis department stores and Waitrose supermarkets and get points and vouchers in return. 

The deals available include, but are not limited to:

  • Triple points for new customers on eligible John Lewis and Waitrose purchases. This deal is only available for the first 90 days of opening an account.
  • Get 5 points for every £4 spent, or 1 point for every £4 spent (depending on the rate)
  • Get a £5 voucher for every 500 points (points can be redeemed three times a year in February, June and October)

The John Lewis Partnership Credit Card may not be the best choice for people with bad credit and the APR can be a bit high, but frequent shoppers at John Lewis stores can use it to get even more out of their shopping experience. 

Are you a frequent flyer? You could earn cashback and points with an air miles credit card.

2. Join My John Lewis

Unlike Sainsbury’s Nectar card that lets you earn redeemable points, the John Lewis loyalty scheme is based on providing personalised offers, early access to new products, member events, like cooking classes and crafting tutorials, and other exclusive rewards.

Do you get similar perks with a Waitrose card? Find out here.

3. Check the company’s website

As mentioned earlier, John Lewis has sales all year round with up to half off on selected items. Be sure to check their site regularly for the best deals and offers. Information on the site will also tell you if certain sales (like the upcoming Black Friday sale) will start a little early (they usually do). 

4. Look into free delivery 

The standard fee is £3.95, but if you spend £50 and over you can get the items delivered for free. So pick the items now and wait for the next John Lewis sale. Then order several items at once and get them delivered without any charge whatsoever. Alternatively, you could order online and collect your shopping in any of the John Lewis locations across the UK. Click and collect is free for all orders over £30. 

5. Save more with cashback

Using cash-back shopping apps is another great way to save more when shopping at John Lewis or any retailer for that matter. You may be unable to use cashback cards and apps when shopping the sales, but they are a great way to get more for your money outside the sale dates. 

6. Use vouchers and discount codes

There are plenty of promo codes to be found on coupon sites that can give you anything from 10% off selected electricals to 20% off or more on clothes, homeware and beauty products. 

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7. Plan ahead

Since John Lewis offers lots of premium brands in addition to their own range of products, make a wish list beforehand by browsing through their website or shops. Along with the list, decide on a budget and try to stick to it. It can be very easy to overspend during sales, so only purchase items you have selected before.

8. Make sure it’s not cheaper somewhere else

Don’t be quick to jump on sale dates, especially those released by high-end retailers. Before heading to John Lewis stores, make sure you’ve checked elsewhere for the products you want to purchase in case they are cheaper at another department store. It never hurts to shop around for the best deal. 

Bottom Line 

There you have it! You are now ready to get the best deals at John Lewis department stores. Check what is available today and get your shopping list ready for the next John Lewis sale. 

Frequently Asked Questions And Their Answers

Is the John Lewis sale online and in-store?

It depends on the sale, but generally, John Lewis sales take place both online and in-store. Keep in mind that the start date might be different, for instance, the Boxing Day sale at John Lewis might start online on 26 December and in-store the next day. 

Does the John Lewis staff get discounts on sale items?

Yes, John Lewis staff can get discounts on sale items, once they’ve worked 3 months for the company. Employees can get 25% (depending on the products) at John Lewis & Partners, and 20% discount at Waitrose & Partners.

How long is the John Lewis Black Friday sale?

The Black Friday sale at John Lewis can start as early as one week before the actual holiday (25 November) and typically lasts till Cyber Monday.

Can you return items bought during a John Lewis sale?

Yes, the company has a two-year warranty on all electricals and a 5-year warranty on TVs. You can send the item back by post or courier, but you will need to pay the return postage yourself. 

What day does the John Lewis sale start?

Although the exact John Lewis sales start date can be hard to determine if the company does not officially confirm it, customers should expect discounted prices and sales around the big shopping events like Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Boxing Day.

Bojana is my name and writing is my game. I am a content writer from Bitola who is always interested in the latest research in almost all areas of life. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English literature and a perfectionist character, both of which help me find the most accurate data and information available. Although I have my head stuck in studies and reports most of the time, I still have a bit of free time during which I enjoy knitting and watching classic 90’s Disney movies.