Here are the best cheap fireworks deals to make sure Bonfire Night goes off with a bang.
With Bonfire Night fast approaching, many of us will be on the hunt for some cheap fireworks to mark the occasion.
We've rounded up the best deals so you can plan where to pick up your supplies for less.
A quick introduction to fireworks
Fireworks are great fun, but all these different names can be confusing. We’ve given you a quick rundown of the most popular types of fireworks.
Cake: A cake is a multi-shot firework which has its effects in tubes so they are aligned horizontally, so you’d have tubes side-by-side rather than stacked on top of each other.
(Roman) Candle: A firework with its effects packed in a cardboard tube, as opposed to the cake’s horizontal make-up.
Finale: Fireworks which are kept for the end and are noisier than the others.
Fountain: A static firework that creates a fountain effect a crackly sound when ignited.
Mine: All of the elements of the firework are lit at the same time and shoot upward from a card tube.
Rocket: A firework that takes off and displays its effects in the air.
Wheel: Also, known as Catherine Wheel, these fireworks spin quickly to create a wheel of sparks.
The cheapest firework deals
Here's a roundup of the best supermarket firework deals.
Aldi has a premium collection of fireworks from £1.29 up to £49.99.
A three-pack of 21 sparklers (10-inch) will set you back £1.29, while a 10-pack of 18-inch giant sparklers costs £1.65.
An Astro box is available for £4.49 and comes with a Catherine wheel, two Roman candles, one aerial shot, 10 fountains and a finale mine. It promises no bangs just crackles: great for people with pets.
The best of the rest
Rockets will give your firework display a bit more oomph. Aldi’s cheapest is the Star Striker (£5.99) which has eight rockets in a mix of bursting colours.
For a longer display, you can go for the Lol Fireworks selection box (£9.99), which comes with four aerial, sky fireworks, one Catherine wheel and 14 long-lasting fountains giving you a display of around 15 minutes.
Asda has a range of fireworks costing between 50p and £70 this year, but the deals will only be available in-store.
Selected fireworks are £7 each or two-for-£10, £15 each or two-for-£20, £30 each or two-for-£40 or £70 each or two-for-£100.
You can get a five-pack of Gold Sparklers for 50p or a five-pack of Giant sparklers for just £1.
We particularly like the look of the items in the two-for-£20 offer.
You can choose between the Monster Selection Box (17pcs), Massive Attack (multi-shot 13-shot), Air Assault rockets (9pk) which are all £15 each or two-for-£20.
If you really want to put on a display you can pick up some great deals in the party range.
The Ultimate (14pcs), Wham Bam (multi twin pack) and Cannon Strike (x4 5-shot roman candle pack) are £30 each or two-for-£40.
Lidl’s fireworks range is available from £1.99 up to £29.99.
You will be able to get a two-pack of six WECO sparklers for £1.99. Each sparkler lasts approximately two minutes and is 40cm in length.
The WECO New Fire Pack, Gothic Lights and Dancefloor rockets is available for £7.99 each or three for £20.
The WECO New Fire Pack comes with 18 fireworks including Roman candles, volcanoes, multi-coloured fountains and more.
WECO Gothic Lights contains a 19-shot cake with rising comet tails that give off ‘giant bouquets in ruby red, emerald green and blinking silver, each with a loud bang’ and has a display time of approximately 30 seconds.
The Dancefloor box contains seven rockets with glitter effects, colourful bouquets and brocade crown.
The best of the rest
To really put on a show, try the WECO Ghostbusters box, which includes a 92-shot cake and last for 85 seconds. It's on sale for £24.99
Morrisons is offering a range of fireworks starting from 50p up to £20.
There's a five-pack of 10-inch mega sparklers for 50p each or three for £1.
You can also get a pumpkin fountain firework for £6 or two for £10.
For something with a bit more bang, there is the Midnight Explorer set of rockets (five per pack) for £6 or two for £10.
The Titan Display Pack contains a whopping 30 pieces and costs just £20.
Sainsbury's is stocking a range of fireworks starting from £1.
You can pick up a five-pack of Giant Moonlight sparklers for £1.
There is a two-for-£25 offer on selected fireworks.
We like the look of the 12-shot Electric Storm cake (£17.50) and the Family Fun 16-piece selection box (£17.50).
The best of the rest
There is a two-for-£35 offer, which includes the Gala Blaze cake (£22.50).
Tesco Direct has a wide range that cost between £50 and £500.
It's offering free delivery on its whole range, plus 25% off when you buy two packs of selected fireworks.
We like the look of the Mayhem 45 Shot Firework for £60. It promises massive starbursts of red, white, green, gold and blue glitter, interspersed with silver chrysanthemum bursts and a finale of red and green starbursts with crackling flower tails.
This firework display should last approximately 45 seconds and reach a height of 30 to 40 metres.
Waitrose has got a huge range of fireworks priced between £3 and £90.
A pack of 10 Mega Sparklers is on sale for £3.
You can pick up a Monsoon Rocket Pack (six) or a 16 Shot Sonic Woof cake for just £15.
For £20 you can go for the Wild Whiska 25 Shot Cake, Clash of the Planets 18 Shot Cake or the Monsoon Selection Box.
You can purchase a 14-piece Volcano Rocket Pack for £30 or there's the Volcano Selection for £40 which comes with 19 fountains, four Roman candles, three rockets and a four-pack of sparklers.
Don't get hit by horrible surprise costs after the event. Make sure you have comprehensive buildings and contents insurance.
If you damage your property, with a stray firework, for example, this can be claimed for under a comprehensive buildings insurance accidental damage cover plan. Find out how to Cut your home insurance costs.
There are also certain precautions to keep in mind before the day.
Fireworks should always be kept in a sealed tin and used one at a time. Check for BS7114:1988, BS EN 15947:2010, or CE markings which confirms they’ve been made to meet British or European safety standards.
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