Not that long ago getting excited about a discount on a vacuum was a sign that you were either deranged or dull, but in the modern age of cordless cleaners and sci-fi Dyson designs, we've probably all flirted with grabbing a hoover in a Black Friday sale.
On the other hand, as vacuums have gotten more and more high-tech - and started being sold by a wider variety of retailers - it's trickier to make sure you find the right model for you, and to be sure that what looks like a bargain really is worth the money. That's where we come in.
If you know you're desperate for a Dyson, you might have better luck in our dedicated Dyson deals guide.
Best vacuum cleaner deals right now
Best hoover discounts: What to look for
Buying a vacuum used to be a lot simpler. You basically had to decide between an upright or a cylinder and then pick how much you wanted to spend. But these days, with battery-powered cordless options and even automated robot vacuums that connect to the cloud, there's a lot more to think about.
This is the modern style popularised by Dyson - though just about every vacuum manufacturer makes their own cordless variant these days. Freeing you from a cord means there's no need to limit where you can clean or get caught up in the cable, making these a lot more convenient - especially for large houses or anywhere with multiple floors.
Battery life is the main thing to look out for - the best go up to an hour, the worst sometimes just 15 minutes - and suction power also varies considerably. Make sure to think about weight too: not all cordless vacuums are as light as they look, and you'll have to carry the whole weight as you go around, so it's important to factor in. Bear in mind that you'll probably also pay a bit more than for traditional vacuums.
The humble Roomba has spawned a whole market of robot vacuums which have been to take off in the last few years. Advancements in AI tech mean most modern versions do a much better job of learning and navigating the environment (so they don't get stuck on your shoelaces quite so often) and have enough battery to clean a decent area.
Look out for robot vacuums with app support, which let you monitor progress remotely, trigger a clean from work, and sometimes even draw out no-go areas on a digital map of your home. The only downside? Again, these are expensive, with top models selling for as much as £800/$800 at full price. Hence looking for deals.
The classic Henry the Hoover design, cylinder vacuums consist of a large cylindrical vacuum on wheels with a separate hose attachment. That makes them flexible for reaching remote spots or ceiling corners, and also means the bit you have to carry is lightweight, though you do have to keep repositioning the main base.
A little less common now, upright vacuums build the vacuum element into the handle, so you have to carry the whole thing around, but don't have an awkward wheely base. These are essentially the more powerful, corded forebears of modern cordless designs, but have mostly been superseded since.
Finally, keep an eye out for multifunction vacuums. As the name suggests, these include extra functionality on top of vacuuming: usually either a mop or a carpet cleaner. That's obviously more convenient than having to keep multiple appliances, but makes the vacuum bulkier and usually more expensive too.
Where to find vacuum cleaner offers
You'll be able to find savings on vacuums from plenty of different retailers, especially towards the end of the year as we get into Black Friday and Christmas season.
If you find a model you like, we would also advise comparing the price against at least two to three other retailers and of course against Amazon if you haven't already.
As with most things, Amazon is one of the best places to look first, especially if you look in the Deals of the Day. These discounts offered for a limited time (often for a few hours only), or until stocks run out - they're also known as Lightning Deals. See Amazon's dedicated Vacuum Cleaner page for deals across all types of vacuums.
We'd recommend signing up to Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime, which will not only get you access to Lightning deals 30 minutes earlier than non-Prime members, but will also get you free next-day delivery. Plus, you'll get access to Prime Video, which you can access through your smart TV, and other benefits during your trial, too.
If you're in the UK, other great places to look include Argos, Currys, AO, and Very. It's always worth keeping John Lewis in mind too - the company's price match policies mean it often matches some of the best deals from other retailers, while including better customer service and warranty policies.
Best vacuum deals
1. Shark Lift-Away Vacuum Cleaner
Now: £199 (£80 off)
Save £80 on this Shark upright vacuum, which you can lift away to use as a handheld
2. Neato Robotics Botvac D7 Connected Wi-Fi Robot Vacuum
Now: £650 (£150 off)
Save a whopping £150 on one of the best robot vacuums we've ever reviewed
3. Muzili Cordless Vacuum
Now: £69.99 (£20 off with code 5D8CMNSK)
You can save £20 off this cordless vacuum with the exclusive code 5D8CMNSK
4. Dyson V7 Motorhead Cordless Vacuum
Now: £248.99 (£121 off)
This is the best price we've found right now for Dyson's V7, which is a few years old but still a phenomenal vacuum
5. Ecovacs Deebot N79S
Now: £209 (£40 off)
Ecovacs' affordable robot vacuum is now even more affordable. Get the cleaning done for you.
6. iRobot Roomba 671 Smart Robot Vacuum
Now: £279 (£120 off)
Save £120 on this smart robot vacuum you can control remotely
7. Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Vacuum
Now: £349 (£50.99 off)
Get £51 off Dyson's V8 vacuum.
8. Morphy Richards Cordless Vacuum Cleaner
Now: £89.99 (£10 off)
This lightweight cordless vacuum has £10 off right now.