SPRING has nearly arrived – and it’s time to start thinking about giving our homes a little refresh.
But you don’t need to spend a lot to update your house. I reckon you can inject some springtime cheer for less than £100.
Giselle hits the high street to find some bargains for spring
I hit the high street to see what bargains I could find . . .
1. Watch this: Head to Wilko and check out its incredible home department for bargain designer dupes. I love Oliver Bonas but candles start at around £12. I picked up a Wilko tea light holder in a similar style for just £3. I’d also been lusting after the marble-effect clock, £37.99 from wayfair.co.uk, but Wilko’s look-a-like is just £4.50.
SAVING: up to £33.49 on the clock
2.Picture perfect: Arranging photos on the wall is the quickest way to update a room. I’m a fan of Ikea’s oak-effect picture frames which are just £3.95 each, but if, like me, you don’t live near an Ikea, it means the delivery cost is the same price as the frame. Instead, I’d print off some favourite photos and pick up four wooden frames from Flying Tiger, just £2.
SAVING: up to £1.95 per frame
3. Light fantastic: Lighting is key, but the tripod floor lamp I like at Next is a cool £120. Imagine how chuffed I was to discover that this week’s Aldi Specialbuys includes an almost identical one for £49.99.
SAVING: a huge £70.01
4. Covered in glory. I want a new sofa but instead of forking out, I’m going to update it with a couple of throws from Primark’s pretty new pastel range, starting from just £4. It’s a big saving when Dunelm’s plain blankets start at around £10.
SAVING: At least £6
5. Table top. The Finn coffee table at made.com includes a magazine rack. However £299 is more than a little steep. The Range has a great collection of bargain furniture that looks way more expensive and I’m choosing its £19.99 Apollo Walnut coffee table. It’s a steal.
TOTAL SPEND: £93.48 — cheap enough to leave cash for a celebratory bottle of Lidl prosecco at £5.25.Want to see more of what I found in-store? Watch my Wilko shop-along at facebook.com/thesunsavers.
Morrison’s are selling this amazing coat at £22
This Harris London coat costs £329
SPRING into the new season with this designer double light coat from Nutmeg at Morrisons for £22, above, compared to Harris Wharf London version, £329.
Reader’s saving tip
BEZ CHATTERS, from Peterborough says: “Keep your Ferrero Rocher containers. The individual compartments are brilliant for storing small jewellery.”
Send us your tips to sunsavers.co.uk/tips and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Include your name and town.
Shop and save
Pick up this Pizza from Tesco
GET a Tesco Stonebaked Pepperoni Pizza for half-price as part of Tesco Weekly Little Helps deals. Was £3.60, now £1.80.
Hot right nowALDI is selling its new pink chocolate unicorn for just £2.99, while stocks last.
NYX’s new Velvet Matte Lipstick
ADD luscious colour to your pout with NYX’s new Velvet Matte Lipstick from fragrancedirect.co.uk. Was £7, now £2.49SAVE: £4.51
Deal of the day
Grab these towels in the Argos sale
MAKE the most of the Argos clearance sale. Grab a six-piece towel set for £8, which includes two face cloths, two hand towels and two bath towels in black, blue, dove grey or stone. Was £23.
My Sun Savers fiver
GLENYS MITCHELL, from Thetford, Norfolk, says: “I have used my Savers fivers to exchange for euros for my holiday.”
Send us your Savers fiver stories to sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Remember to include your name and town.
Your paper could be worth £50,000
Every code you enter is a ticket
YOU could win £50,000 in our Sun Raffle, just for reading the paper!
Whether you’re buying a new car, paying off the house or dreaming of a spectacular once-in-a-lifetime luxury holiday, The Sun could have you covered.
Every month we are giving away £50k to one lucky reader in our Sun Raffle.
To enter, download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk. Then, opt-in to each month’s Sun Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the codes printed daily inside the paper – scanning in the app or entering online. Today’s code is on page 20.
With every code you enter you’ll earn a Raffle ticket into that month’s £50k Raffle.
There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect per month, so make sure to enter as many codes as you can to give yourself the best chance of winning.
Start collecting your codes today as your next opportunity to win is on Thursday. Remember, you’ve got to be in it to win it.
Not already a Sun Savers member? Join Sun Savers today. It only takes a minute to sign up – just search “Sun Savers” in the app store and download the app, or head to sunsavers.co.uk. To get started all you need to do is enter a few details.
Why readers love The Sun Raffle
A GRANDMOTHER-of-four is celeb-rating a £50,000 cash win after landing the jackpot in the first Sun Raffle of the year.
Susan Richardson, 71, from Bridgnorth, Shrops, has been a committed reader of The Sun for more than three decades.
News Group Newspapers Ltd Winners Jeffrey and Susan Richardson entered The Sun Raffle on a whim
The retired carer says: “I always buy The Sun and recommend it to everyone. I only entered The Sun Raffle on a whim – I never imagined I’d win.”
Susan and her retired garage-owner husband Jeffrey, 69, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last year. Jeffrey turned 70 last weekend, so more celebrations are in store.
Susan says: “This amazing win couldn’t have come at a better time. Jeffrey turned 70 last weekend so now we can celebrate with the rest of our family in style.
“All four of our grandchildren are making the effort to come to our home for a big dinner party. We’ll be able to spoil them rotten with no expense spared.
“I want to spend some of our cash prize on decorating the house for Jeffrey’s birthday, and I’ve bought the best ingredients to make him a cake.”
Susan and Jeffrey love to treat grandkids Jade, 26, Ruth, 22, Ruby, 11, and Tristan, ten, and each year take them away for holidays in their caravan. Susan says: “Although we try our best to spoil the grandkids and our daughter Tamatha, 43, it’s definitely been harder since living off of our pensions.
“Our incredible Sun Raffle win has relieved all our money worries.
“Jeffrey and I love our little caravan holidays with the grandchildren, and with this prize money, we can finally look at upgrading our old caravan.
“This year’s road trip will be the best yet, and it’s thanks to The Sun.”Another chance to book a holiday
DID you miss out on booking a Hol from £9.50? Don’t worry – we’re giving you another chance to grab one of our bargain breaks.
With an incredible 260 holiday parks to choose from across the UK and Europe, and holidays available from this month all the way to November, you will be spoilt for choice.
Win another incredible holiday with The Sun
Visit somewhere new in the UK like Cornwall, Devon or East Anglia. Or venture abroad to one of our amazing European destinations such as France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Austria or Croatia.
We have been sending our readers on holiday for 29 years and you could be next. From relaxing spas to stunning golf courses and top evening entertainment, there is something for everyone at our holiday parks.
Choose from either a three-night weekend break or – for those who are able to go Monday to Friday – take advantage of our special midweek offer and get a fourth night FREE.
The deals don’t stop there, you will also get the very best price guaranteed on your Sun holiday. In fact, we are so sure of this that if you find your exact holiday cheaper within 28 days we will refund you the difference, plus an extra £10.
Booking your holiday could not be easier. All you need to do is collect SEVEN tokens, codewords or Sun Savers codes from the 15 printed daily inside your newspaper between today and Saturday, March 9.
Take a look at the table below to find out what to do once you have seven tokens, codewords or Sun Savers codes.
If you book with Sun Savers you can also pay or part-pay for your holiday using the cash in your Sun Savers wallet, making your break even cheaper.
Just make sure you book early, as the best holidays will go fast. For more information on the holiday parks available, plus your first token and codeword, check out the eight-page pullout in today’s Sun.
Price per person based on four sharing. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions and date restrictions apply. T&Cs apply, see thesun.co.uk/holidays.
3 ways to book your hol
Tokens: Once you have SEVEN tokens, use the booking form found in today’s pullout or online atthesun.co.uk/holidays.
Codewords: Once you have collected SEVEN codewords, head online to thesun.co.uk/holidays and enter your SEVEN codewords there. You will be taken to a page where you can chooseyour holiday parks and book a break.
Sun Savers codes: Go to the SunSavers app or sunsavers.co.uk. Log in or sign up then opt in to the “Hols from £9.50” promotion in the “Offers” section. Enter SEVEN Sun Savers codes then return to the “Hols from £9.50” page on Sun Savers and click “Book”.
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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