Several studies have found that from loyalty events to weekend offers, putting reminders in your diary or phone is the key to saving.
I recommend setting memory-joggers for the items below — let me know if you make great savings from these tips . . .
- FREE-MAILS: Checking your emails at certain times pays off. For example, many brands send out offers and discount codes via email on a Sunday evening, so set a phone reminder to go through your inbox.
Insider info: Holiday company Travelzoo’s Sunday newsletter alerted me to dinner for two for just £49 at a five-star restaurant — where a main course alone usually costs at least £49.
POINT TO IT: Several stores run loyalty card points offers at weekends as Christ- mas approaches. So if you’re making a big purchase, save it until then.
Insider info: You can exchange your Nectar points for double-up vouchers in store at Sainsbury’s until November 18, to be spent between November 12 and 18. Usually 1,000 points equals £5 but during this period that would be £10.
TEA-TIME YOUR SHOP: From my research, most supermarkets mark down items at around 4pm daily — a good time to visit the reduced aisle. Aldi and Lidl bring out new deals on Thursdays and Sundays, such as Special Buys and Middle Of Lidl, but they sell out fast.
Insider info: This week’s Aldi Special Buy features toys but I know it has some huge pre-Christmas beauty launches ahead. Keep checking this page and I’ll soon reveal all.
- ENTER YOUR CODE: Don’t forget to use the code below or you will miss out on your free fiver — set an alert to remind you daily! You earn £5 for every 28 codes banked.
Insider info: If you’ve already started collecting codes, you can still get two FREE tickets worth £70 to Madame Tussauds London — and this weekend we are launching a competition to win a caravan worth over £14,000 — set a reminder to pick up Saturday’s paper for more details.
Deal of the day
PICK up this fox-print cushion from the British Heart Foundation. Was £9.99, now £6.99.
GET two Bannisters cheese & bacon potato skins for £2 in Tesco. Usually £1.39 each.
PRIMARK’s Polka fragrance, £6 for 50ml is a dupe of best-selling Paco Rabanne Lady Million, £62.50 for 50ml.
My Sun Savers fiver
LOUISE CEESAY, from Manchester, says: As a carer for my mum, I struggle financially. But now I treat my three grandkids by doing things like taking them to their favourite restaurant.”
- Upload your fiver news at sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if your story is used. Please include your name and town.
Shop & save
TREAT yourself to the Thorntons Continental Dark Selection, on offer at starbargains.co.uk. Was £9.99, now £5.99.
Reader's saving tip
FRANCIS QUITHER, from Bellshill, North Lanarks, says: “For men, if you happen to run out of shaving cream, then try using liquid handwash soap. You will find that it does the same job at just a fraction of the price.”
- Share your money-saving ideas at sunsavers.co.uk/tips and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if your story is used. Please include your name and town.
Get two free tickets to Madame Tussauds London with Sun Superdays
LAUNCH yourself on a trip to the Star Wars galaxy with our Sun Superdays offer of two free tickets, worth £70, to Madame Tussauds London.
See how you measure up against sinister Stormtroopers, witness Luke Skywalker battling Darth Vader and step aboard the Millennium Falcon to travel with your co-pilot Chewbacca.
To get your tickets, go to “Offers” in the Sun Savers app or sunsavers.co.uk and opt in to the Superdays promotion.
Collect NINE of the 18 codes, printed daily until Nov 13. Enter them on Sun Savers and click “Redeem”. You will get an email with a unique code and steps on booking a date and time.
Not a Sun Savers member? You can still collect ten of the 18 tokens and book online, but only Sun Savers get early booking.
- Subject to availability. Code Collect. 18+ T&Cs apply, see thesun.co.uk/superdays.
Play now to win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle
JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle.
Every Sun Savers code you enter will earn you a ticket for our £15k monthly Raffle. And for every ten tickets you collect in a calendar month, you get a GOLDEN TICKET for our £80k Raffle, which takes place every three months, with the first one at the end of June.
There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect. So the more you enter, the better your chances.
To take part go to sunsavers.co.uk or open the Sun Savers app. Then opt in to each month’s Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the Sun Savers codes printed daily in the paper.
Every time you scan or enter a code into Sun Savers, you get a Raffle ticket in the £15k Raffle.
Not yet a Sun Savers member? Just go to sunsavers.co.uk or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.
- T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs at sunsavers.co.uk/faqs.
Fancy a free fiver?
YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.
Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.
Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have collected 28.
This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.
For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver. So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.
We are keeping it super-simple. You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.
Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at sunsavers.co.uk.
To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.
With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.
TO JOIN: Don’t worry, folks — joining takes just 30 seconds, in three steps.
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