Ah, 'tis the season again. The season of Christmas sales!

This year's sale season begins on Black Friday (the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US) and extends to Cyber Monday (the Monday after Thanksgiving in the US), and it's when companies and retailers offer deep discounts to encourage copious amounts of holiday shopping.

So, check your bank accounts and figure out how many pay cheques you have left before Christmas, because we've rounded up a selection of the best tech-related deals that are worth your hard-earned cash. Some are week-long store sales, while others are early online previews, etc.

You'll therefore have to be a savvy shopper, of course, and figure out for yourself which ones you can manage. Check back too - because we plan to update this guide (it's in alphabetical order) over the course of the month.

Good luck out there. And try not to get trampled.

Black Friday site and Cyber Monday site

Amazon has kicked off its sales season with a “Countdown to Black Friday” event. These are just early Black Friday sales. It's hard to tell the difference between the sales page and Amazon’s usual Lightning Deals, so be sure to read carefully. Here are some of the highlights, but it looks like Amazon plans to switch up the deals and availability daily. You’ll probably need to regularly check.

Black Friday site

Nothing has been announced yet, but Apple’s website asks you to check back on Friday for a "one-day shopping event". Last year Apple skipped Black Friday altogether.

Black Friday site and Cyber Monday site

Best Buy has announced its Black Friday sale, and it includes discounts on 4K HDR TVs and a $125 discount on Apple’s 9.7-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 tablets. The deals will be available online from 24 November through 26 November, with doors opening on Thanksgiving day at 5 pm EST in stores. We’ve put together the best deals for you below.

Black Friday site and Cyber Monday site

Costco’s Black Friday deals leaked early, thanks to BFAds.net. The members-only warehouse store will be open at 9 am EST on 25 November, with deals running through to Cyber Monday. Costco also isn’t announcing prices for most of its sales, but it has listed the discount.

It also may have more deals planned, but there are the highlights so far:

Black Friday site and Cyber Monday site

Early deals will be available 1 November at 8 am EST. This sale lasts 48 hours only. Then, Dell Advantage Loyalty Rewards members can shop early doorbusters from 16 November to 18 November and 21 November to 23 November starting at 11 am EST each day. Rolling Black Friday doorbusters will be available 24 November to 25 November, while rolling Cyber Monday doorbusters will be available 28 November.

See the scanned advert here.

Here's some of the Black Friday highlights:

  • Inspiron 11 3000 for $99.99 (save $100)
  • Inspiron 15 3000 for $199.99 (save $100)
  • Inspiron 15 5000 for $379.99 (save $320)
  • Inspiron 20 3000 all-in-one for $249.99 (save $130)
  • Inspiron Micro desktop for $99.99 (save $100)
  • Inspiron desktop for $279.99 (save $220)
  • Alienware Alpha for $299.99 (save $250)
  • Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 for $299.99 (save $150)
  • Dell 24 gaming monitor for $99.99 (save $110)
  • Dell 27 curved monitor for 199.99 (save $200)
  • 500GB Xbox One bundle with Battlefield 1 and Gears of War 4 with extra controller for $249 (save $170)

Here's some of the Cyber Monday highlights:

  • Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 for $699.99 (save $150)
  • XPS 13 for $949.99 (save $150)
  • Alienware 17 for $1999.99 (save $500)
  • Inspiron 24 5000 All-in-One for $399.99 (save $250)
  • Inspiron desktop for $299.99 (save $200)
  • Dell UltraSharp 24 monitor for $179 (Save $190.99)
  • PlayStation 4 Slim 500 GB Uncharted 4 bundle + NBA 2K17 + $25 Dell promo eGift card for $279.99 (save $80)
  • IZIO 50-inch 4K Smart Ultra HDTV + Free Logitech Harmony 650 V Universal Remote for $399.99 (save $279.99)

Black Friday and Cyber Monday site

Here are some of the highlights:

Black Friday site and Cyber Monday site

Gamestop has sales running from November 21 until November 23, leading up to the retailer's full slate of Black Friday proper deals that start on November 25. One of GameStop's featured pre-Black Friday deals is $20 off all versions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, which brings the game's price down to $40. The Legacy bundle, featuring the game and the Call of Duty 4 remaster, can be bought for $60.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday site

Google hasn't announced holiday deals for 2016 yet. However, it did say that Google Home would be marked down to $99 from $129.

Black Friday site and Cyber Monday site

HP hasn't announced holiday deals for 2016 yet.

Black Friday site

HTC recently announced a big Black Friday sale that’s already running on its site.

The highlight is the $200 discount on the HTC 10 flagship. HTC is also discounting other phones, such as the HTC One A9, which is just $275, and last year’s flagship, the HTC One M9, which priced at just $300 right now. Other products, like the UA Healthbox and UA Band are also discounted to $300 and $79, respectively. HTC’s RE Camera, is priced at just $75. HTC also has discounts accessories and cases up to 40 percent off.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday site

Huawei hasn't announced holiday deals for 2016 yet.

Black Friday site and Cyber Monday site

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Surface Pro 4 with Core i5/256GB and Type Cover (save $429)

Black Friday site and Cyber Monday site

Newegg has deemed this month "Black November", and it lined up several deals that run for several day. It will run a gaming sale from 8 November to 14 November, as well as extra special deals on Black Friday itself.

See the scanned advert here.

Here's some of the highlights:

  • Lenovo 12.5-inch ThinkPad Yoga 12 2-in-1 touchscreen ultrabook for $500 (save $100)
  • CyberpowerPC Desktop PC with a 1TB hard drive for $750 (save $100)
  • HTC One A9 32GB 5-inch Topaz Gold unlocked phone for $330 (save $170)

Black Friday site and Cyber Monday site

Office Depot hasn't announced holiday deals for 2016 yet. Last year, doors opened at 6pm on Thanksgiving and lasted all day on Thanksgiving.

Black Friday site and Cyber Monday site

Sam's Club hasn't announced holiday deals for 2016 yet, but a leaked advert has already landed online.

See the scanned advert here.

Here's some of the highlights:

  • Vizio 50-inch 4K SmartCast TV for $348 (normally $498)
  • Vizio 60-inch 4K SmartCast TV for $548 (normally $698)
  • Vizio 70-inch 4K SmartCast TV for $928 (normally $1,198)
  • Samsung 75-inch 4K smart TV for $1,998 (normally $2,599)
  • Samsung 78-inch curved 4K smart TV for $3,498 - online only (normally $4,997.99)
  • Nest Cam for $149 (normally $198)
  • GoPro Hero4 Silver bundle for $199 (normally $249)
  • Nikon D3400 two-lens bundle for $499 (normally $649)
  • PlayStation 4 with Uncharted 4 for $249 (normally $299)
  • Xbox One S with Battlefield 1 or Minecraft and extra controller for $249 (normally $353)

Black Friday site

Samsung hasn't announced holiday deals for 2016 yet.

Black Friday site and Cyber Monday site

Staples' deals will be available all-day Thursday for those who want to shop online, with the company offering next-day pickup at its physical retail locations. The Black Friday in-store sales begin at 6 am EST on 25 November.

Here are the highlights of what Staples is offering on Black Friday:

Black Friday site and Cyber Monday site

Target’s Black Friday ad includes some steep savings on tech. The retailer is offering some deals as part of an “early access” sale starting now through 24 November at Target.com and in-store. The other deals start on at 6 pm EST on Thanksgiving Day.

Here are some of the highlights:

Black Friday site and Cyber Monday site

Toys R Us opens on Thanksgiving Day at 5 pm. Online deals begin Wednesday at 9 pm ET. Doorbusters run from 5 pm to midnight on Thursday.

Here are some of the highlights:

Black Friday site and Cyber Monday site

Walmart is offering deep discount on TVs, along with deals on consoles and computers. The first sale begins now and runs until Thanksgiving, while a second sale of Black Friday discounts start on Thanksgiving Day. Online sales begin at 12:01 am EST on Thanksgiving morning, while in-store sales begin Thursday night at 6 pm. Like last year, you’ll need to download Walmart’s app to take advantage of the online deals.

Early deals (10 November to 24 November)

Black Friday deals (24 November to 25 November)

Several sites, such as SlickDeals, post scanned versions of all the retailers' adverts and holiday catalogues, so go there to discover more sales.