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The Groupon guide to AirPods deals and offers in 2021

7 May 2021

Apple AirPods deals

Love them or hate them, Apple AirPods certainly have style - and you’re likely looking for an AirPods discount code to cut the cost. Unless you’ve been living under a rock since 2016, you’ve probably noticed Apple’s wireless Bluetooth earbuds go from a meme to a must-have. They’re just so handy, with built-in Siri capabilities and seamless connection with phones, TVs and tablets - shining particularly when it comes to connecting with other Apple products. AirPods also won’t randomly fall out like other wireless earbuds, and they’ll even automatically pause videos when you remove them. Trouble is, AirPods sales are pretty rare at the Apple Store and it can be difficult to find the cheapest Apple AirPods while avoiding dodgy online retailers. We can definitely help with that. 

 

When investing in a bit of tech, it really helps to know you’ve found the best price on the market. That’s why we’re constantly scanning the web for AirPods discount codes and the cheapest place to buy AirPods. You’d be surprised by how much the price can fluctuate across different retailers, so if you’re looking to buy Apple AirPods for cheap, you’ve come to the right place. 

 


Apple AirPods Pro deals (2019)

airpods pro deals

The AirPods Pro is a clever piece of technology building on the standard AirPods model. If sound quality is an important factor for you, then you’ll want to buy AirPods Pro. Active Noise Cancellation blocks out any external noise, or you can flip to Transparency mode to stay alert to your surroundings. You can charge them wirelessly for up to 24 hours of battery life. Built-in, voice-activated Siri will assist in answering calls, playing music or adjusting the volume. You’re more likely to find the best AirPods deals from other retailers running AirPods Pro sales, but don’t rule out the value of a freebie. Currys regularly throws in free Apple Music subscriptions on top, although you’ll pay a slightly higher price unless there’s also an AirPods promo code.

OnBuy £174.99 for AirPods Pro
Laptops Direct £179 for AirPods Pro
ao.com £195 for AirPods Pro
Amazon £189.99 for AirPods Pro
Very £196 for AirPods Pro

 


Apple AirPods deals - 2nd generation (2019)

airpods wireless

The AirPods second generation is cheaper than the AirPods Pro, and with a more powerful H1 chip than the first generation. It doesn’t come with noise cancellation or water resistance like the AirPods Pro, but it’s also significantly cheaper and you’re much more likely to find AirPods promo codes or sales for this model. With a one-step setup, you’re constantly connected to in-built assistant Siri, so they’re practical for hands-free listening while cleaning, working out or just about anything else. This generation comes with either a wired or wireless charging case. If you’re happy with wires, then opt for the wired version, to cut the cost while keeping the same features. 

 

Apple AirPods with wireless charging deals

OnBuy £130 for Apple AirPods (wireless)
ao.com £159 for Apple AirPods (wireless)
BT £159 for Apple AirPods (wireless)
Very £159 for Apple AirPods (wireless)

 

Apple AirPods with wired charger deals

OnBuy £111 for Apple AirPods (wired)
Laptops Direct £109 for Apple AirPods (wired)
Amazon £123.99 for Apple AirPods (wired)
Very £124.99 for Apple AirPods (wired)

 


Apple AirPods deals - 1st generation (2016)

cheapest airpods

The first-generation model comes in as the cheapest Apple AirPods on the market, although it’s currently being phased out so it’s rarer to find a set brand new. This model has slightly lower audio quality and doesn’t include in-built Siri like later models, but it’s still a great piece of tech and you’re likely to find the best AirPods discounts on this version. If you’re looking to buy AirPods cheaply, this is a great product to get your hands on. Check eBay or Apple’s refurbished section for secondhand first-generation AirPods deals.

OnBuy

£111 for Apple AirPods
My Trendy Phone £135.40 for Apple AirPods

 


Apple AirPods Max deals

airpods max deals

This over-ear wireless headphone has all the best features of AirPods in a more premium package. It’s currently the most expensive set of AirPods on the market, so if price is a factor you might want to look at the cheaper Apple AirPods. This is a headphone for sound maximalists, featuring spatial audio, comfortable memory foam and up to 20 hours of listening time. AirPods discount codes crop up from time to time, and you can usually find less popular colours in AirPods sales. 

OnBuy £455 for Apple Airpods Max (silver)
Currys  £549 for Apple Airpods Max (black, blue, green, pink or silver/grey)
Amazon £549 for Apple AirPods Max (space grey, green, pink or silver)
John Lewis £549 for AirPods Max (space grey, green, pink, silver or sky blue)
ao.com

£549 for Apple AirPods Max (sky blue or space grey)

 


Apple AirPods Black Friday deals

The words “Black Friday” instil us with excitement, because it’s undoubtedly the optimal time to invest in new gadgets, including Airpods Black Friday deals. For a comprehensive Apple guide, take a look at the Apple Black Friday deals to see if there’s an Apple AirPods discount code to take advantage of. Last year, Apple offered customers a £20 gift card with AirPods purchases. We’re expecting bigger AirPods Pro Black Friday sales this year as this model will be two years old in 2021. 

 

You’ll usually find the best price for Apple AirPods on older models from technology retailers like Currys, as well as freebies like Apple Music subscriptions on top. In 2020, O2 ran a 30% off AirPods discount code, which made it one of the cheapest places to buy the product. 

 

This year, Black Friday falls on the 26th of November and Cyber Monday is on the 29th. The discounts usually start a week or two before, so check out Groupon’s Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday deals pages in November.

 


Apple Airpods student discount

Apple offers students up to 10% off with a Student Beans or UNiDAYS account, although unfortunately there isn’t an AirPods student discount. Your best bet is to look for an AirPods discount code or check the Apple back to school sales, which usually start around the beginning of a new term. Last year, Apple ran a promotion offering free AirPods with MacBook and iPad purchases. 

 


Other ways to get an AirPods deal

  • Keep Groupon’s Apple promo codes page on your radar, as any codes direct from the retailer will crop up here.
  • Check Groupon’s discount code pages for tech retailers stocking AirPods. Argos discount codes, Amazon discount codes and Currys discount codes are good places to start. Keep your eyes peeled for electricals discounts too.
  • You can often find AirPods accessories like charger cases on the Groupon website.
  • Wait for the next AirPods model. As soon as the next model drops, you can expect to see the price of previous generations decrease and appear in clearances. 
  • Check the refurbished section on the Apple website, or try second-hand Apple product retailers like KRCS.


Price research done with Pricerunner.com