WITH the sun shining, I’m already getting into holiday mode.
Today marks three months until the start of July, so it is the perfect time to get your finances in check so they are ready for a summer getaway.
iStockphoto – Getty With three months until the start of July, so it is the perfect time to get your finances in check so they are ready for a summer getaway
With the launch of Sun Hols From £15 today, planning a family break just got a whole lot easier.
Here’s how to start stashing dosh for your hols.
❶ Check your loyalty points and pocket the money you would have spent: The most valuable loyalty points are to be found at Boots. Plus, this week, Nando’s revealed that the nation has up to £13million worth of rewards sitting on their loyalty cards! So you could use your points to nab, for example, a quarter chicken and pocket the £4.10 it normally costs for your holiday fund.
Getty – Contributor Start saving cash now and enjoy later
❷ Buy holiday gear now, not later: The sales have started. Buying your gear out of season could be the key to stopping last-minute binge-spending. Debenhams currently has selected swimsuits with up to 60 per cent off.
Pick up a Lands’ End black swimsuit, usually £39, now £14. In summer, you’ll be paying high prices as shops encourage you to spend more and make the most of your holiday feeling.
SAVING: Up to £25
❸ Use your Sun Wallet: If you’ve already been building up your Sun Savers fivers, you can put them towards your spending money plus you can use the cash from your wallet to pay for your Holiday From £15. Not a Sun Saver yet? You could earn £5 every 28 days.
SAVING: Up to £15
❹ Trim the cost of your food shop: Downgrade your brands, buy dry goods in bulk and look to store away the BOGOF “free” item, which you could take on holiday. If it’s a self-catering break, Tesco has Comfort Fabric conditioner for just £2.50, down from £5.
SAVING: Up to £2.50
How to get two free tickets to THORPE PARK Resort worth over £100 from Sun Savers
Deal of the day
Pamper your mum with this Ted Baker Mother’s Day gift
TREAT your mum this Mother’s Day to a Ted Baker Pause For A Pamper gift set, which includes shimmer body wash, body lotion, hand cream, body spray and a lip balm. Now £17 at Boots. Worth £40.22.
Chocs and Prosecco – the perfect Mothers Day combination
SURPRISE your mum (or treat yourself) with this La Gioiosa Prosecco Handbag & Chocolates gift set from B&M for £10. Was £11.99.
MY SUN SAVERS FIVERELIZABETH BUTTERLEY, from Sheffield, says: “I save my Savers fivers towards theatre tickets. I like to take my granddaughters.”
Send a Savers fiver story to sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and get 28 codes worth £5 if yours is used. Please include your name and town.
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READER’S SAVING TIPLINDA CHATTEN from Blyth, Northumberland says: “To clean gold jewellery on the cheap, dilute washing-up liquid in a container and leave your trinkets to soak before cleaning off – it comes up like new!”
Send tips to sunsavers.co.uk/tips and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.
Book a holiday from just £15
The Sun Our Hols From £15 are peak dates, giving you a bigger choice of European holidays
PACK your bags and prepare for some rest and relaxation with the return of our Hols From £15. Choose from more than 290 holiday parks across the UK and Europe, with holidays available until August.
Our Hols From £15 are peak dates, giving you a bigger choice of European holidays compared to our Hols From £9.50 dates.
Pick from either a three-night weekend break or a four-night midweek break. For those who are able to go midweek, you will get your fourth night completely free.
Find out all you need to know here.
Price per person based on four sharing. Subject to availability. Code/token collect. T&Cs and date restrictions apply, see thesun.co.uk/holidays.
‘Savings are amazing’
BEST friends Yasmin Hunt and Jessica McFarling have been going to holiday parks since they were tots.
And now they’ve discovered Sun Holidays there’s no looking back.
“The savings are amazing,” says student midwife, Yasmin, 28, who was holidaying with her children, Eliana, five and four-year-old Dylan.
Jessica, Eliana and Yasmin
“Friends recommended Sun Holidays and we can’t believe the incredible value for money.
“I must admit that it did sound too good to be true – but it has lived up to everything we were told. The break has been fantastic.
“Eliana and Dylan loved the idea of staying in a caravan and as for the entertainment with cuddly colourful characters, they couldn’t get enough.
“The entertainment staff were superb and the show-time dancing and sing-a-longs had all the youngsters on their feet. My two really had the time of their lives.”
Yasmin and Jessica, also 28, an events manager, both live in Stroud, Glos, and said they were taken aback by the number of parks on offer with The Sun. Jessica said: “There really is an incredible choice both throughout the UK and abroad.
“The hardest thing about our next Sun holiday will be where to go!”
This time around they picked Haven Weymouth Bay in Dorset.
They had such a great time, while they were there, Yasmin called younger sister, Natalie, 25, and within minutes she had also booked up – with Sun Holidays, naturally.Grab two FREE tickets to Alton Towers Resort worth more than £100 with Sun Superdays
SUN Superdays is back – so grab your two FREE tickets to Alton Towers Resort worth more than £100!
This year, unleash the “Power of the Towers” and share even more fun and thrills as the resort launches amazing new attractions.
� Mikael Buck Ride the Wicker Man, a thrilling Alton Towers rollercoaster, for FREE
You can enjoy the UK’s latest wooden rollercoaster experience on Wicker Man and feel G-forces greater than a space shuttle on Nemesis.
Brave Oblivion’s iconic vertical drop, ride The Smiler’s 14 loops or satisfy your need for speed on Rita – but hold on tight.
To get your tickets, download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk. Then go to the “Superdays – Alton Towers” page in the “Offers” section and click “Start Collecting”.
Next, collect NINE Sun Savers codes from those printed daily in the paper until Tuesday, April 9.
Lastly, enter your NINE Sun Savers codes on the app or website to unlock booking.
Exclusively with Sun Savers, you can pick the date you go so no one has to miss out. You will also get the very best dates.
Dare you add a visit to the new Alton Towers Dungeon?
Here, you can journey through Staffordshire’s darkest history. This does cost extra but book your free tickets with Sun Savers and you can get a Dungeon ticket for just £5 on the day, instead of £7.50. Simply take your Sun Savers e-ticket to the Resort Box Office.
Subject to availability. Multiple Code Collect. Sun Savers £2.00 booking fee applies. T&Cs apply – visit 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.
Join thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle
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.
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.
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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.
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