Tesco Black Friday website
The Tesco Direct website will launch at midnight on Black Friday, offering deals all weekend and into Cyber Monday Screenshot

While rival Asda has decided to keep its Black Friday discounts online this year to avoid the chaotic scenes of 2014, Tesco will stick to tradition by opening its stores at 5am. Braced for a barrage of bargain hunters, Tesco is expected to offer a wide range of technology discounts both in its stores and on its Tesco Direct website.

Let's hope the website works this year. On Black Friday 2014, the site failed to launch at midnight as planned and was not fully online until almost 12 hours later. It was something of a shambles which Tesco will be keen to avoid this time around.

For more Black Friday deals and discounts, visit the IBTimes UK Black Friday hub

With just five days to go, Tesco is keeping its cards close to its chest when it comes to the deals shoppers might see. Based on last year, however, we can expect to see money off a wide range of tech – including televisions, smartphones, tablets, cameras, headphones, video games and console bundles.

Last year, Tesco slashed £50 from the price of the iPad mini, took £40 off the Xbox One, and reduced the price of some Toshiba laptops by £100. We also saw 50% off some televisions; big TVs were probably the most popular purchases of Black Friday 2014, so we can expect a similar performance this year.

Tesco says 350 of its Extra stores taking part in Black Friday will close their doors at midnight on Thursday , 26 November, before reopening at 5am for the bargain hunters to rush inside. The supermarket says this strategy will give its staff more time to prepare than last year.

As for the Tesco website, there is already a countdown in place and the Black Friday event will span four whole days, cover the weekend and Cyber Monday, which this year falls on 30 November and is Black Friday's online alternative.

Here are some Tesco deals available now to whet your appetite for Black Friday itself:

  • Samsung UE40J6300AKXXU 40in Smart curved TV for £429, down from £509
  • Epson WF2650 wireless printer for £69, down from £119
  • Get Fallout 4 for free with £289 Xbox One Gears of War bundle
  • Get Fifa 16 for free with £299 PlayStation 4 Star Wars Battlefront bundle

We here at IBTimes UK will be keeping our eyes peeled for the latest deals and discounts to be offered by Tesco. These often leak before Black Friday itself, and we will update this article as and when we spot them.