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Tesco Direct to offer Cyber Monday deals from 00:01 Monday morningReuters

UPDATE 12:30am: At the stroke of midnight, Tesco Direct switched from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, bringing with it a new range of deals and special offers.

Unlike the problems experienced by many Tesco shoppers on Black Friday, the website appears to be working fine today - a welcome relief for Tesco, we imagine, given the site was offline for around 10 hours on Black Friday morning, such was the demand by shoppers.

Tesco has announced a range of discount codes, including:

  • £10 off when you spend £75 or more on technology and gaming - Code is TDX-WPTY
  • £20 off when you spend £150 or more on technology and gaming - Code is TDX-KPMG
  • £10 off when you spend £75 or more on home electricals - Code is TDX-WPTY
  • £20 off when you spend £150 or more on home electricals - Code isTDX-KPMG
  • £5 off when you spend £30 or more on entertainment - Code is TDX-FXRT
Tesco Cyber Monday
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Tesco is also offering £10 off Google Chromebooks, and a third off the price of accessories for its Hudl 2 Android tablet.

ORIGINAL STORY: Tesco will be running a Cyber Monday event on its Tesco Direct website from midnight tonight, the supermarket has confirmed to IBTimes UK.

Following Black Friday, Cyber Monday is set to be the biggest shopping day of the year so far, with almost £650 million expected to be spent online in 24 hours.

A Tesco spokesperson told IBTimes UK: "We will be running a Cyber Monday event on the Tesco Direct website and customers will be able to find out more on Monday."

They added: "Black Friday deals run until midnight Sunday, the website then switches straight into Cyber Monday."

Tesco Direct was meant to launch a whole host of Black Friday deals at midnight on Thursday night, but a torrent of eager shoppers all visiting the site at once brought it to its knees, with some users unable to access the online store until 10 hours later.

One of the most popular items for Tesco on Black Friday was the iPad mini, which sold more units that day than in the whole of October.

The supermarket's in-store deals also sparked chaos, with shoppers scrambling and fighting over discounted televisions and other products. Police were called to some stores, one of which was forced to close just 35 minutes after opening its doors at midnight.

Tesco said its Direct website received five times more traffic than it did on Black Friday last year, and more orders were placed by 11am than in the entire 24-hour period in 2013.

For more Cyber Monday deals and discounts, check out our live blog.