How to brighten up wet and windy days by saving money on planned trips — plus win £50k in The Sun Raffle – The Sun

How to brighten up wet and windy days by saving money on planned trips — plus win £50k in The Sun Raffle – The Sun

LEFT a bit washed out by all this wet weather?
It’s easy to feel like your plans (and the money spent on them) have literally gone down the drain — but don’t let the rain dampen your spirits.
9 Don’t let the wet weather ruin your plansCredit: Getty – Contributor
I have some ideas and savings that are sure to brighten things up…

TRAIN, TRAIN, GO AWAY: Planned a trip that doesn’t seem worth it now it’s wet? You can get your money back with certain train tickets from Southern Railways — if you booked online.You can get a full refund, no questions asked, if you have paid but don’t collect your tickets as part of its “money-back ­guarantee”. This applies to tickets including Anytime, Off-Peak and Southern Advance. For more info see
RAINY DAY FUND: Dripfeed your savings fund by creating a literal rainy day fund with IFTTT (which stands for “If this, then that” technology). The free platform allows devices to talk to each other. If you link it to a weather app it can transfer cash to a savings account if rain is predicted. This only works with Monzo or Dozens accounts at the moment. If you don’t have one of those, then just pop a couple of quid into a piggy bank every time it rains.
EVERY LAST DROP: While your garden might be getting a good watering now, it might pay to think ahead and buy a water butt to collect rainwater. Depending on where you live, research suggests it can cost up to 50p an hour to water your garden with a watering can. Wickes sells a 200litre water butt with tap for £20, which is the best value I’ve seen but check Gumtree and eBay too, as I found people selling them from £10.
BIG DRIPPER: Booked a day at a theme park for it to be a wash-out? It may be worth checking if your chosen park has a “rainy day guarantee” — but check the small print. Parks including Chessington, Thorpe Park and Legoland all offer this but it only applies to tickets pre-booked online and there needs to be one hour of rain before it kicks in. Check the website list of “rainy days” and you can swap old tickets for new ones. This applies to certain dates only and school summer holidays are excluded.

UK weather for ​Wednesday 12th June – Adverse weather and heavy rain ​is expected across Britain
Deal of the day
9 These earrings are a steal at £94
LOVE bling? Then get down to Warren James. There’s a range of stunning jewellery on offer, including rose gold earrings with Swarovski crystals for just £32. Was £41, RRP £126.
SAVE: £94
Cheap treat
9 A £1 off Cabury Heroes
TREAT the family with a box of Cadbury Heroes – Tesco has them reduced from £3 to £2. You can fight over your favourite flavours.
SAVE: £1
My Sun Savers fiver
LESLIE GEE, from Steyning, West Sussex, says: “I will put my Sun Savers fivers towards a few extras at Christmas time.”

Send your Savers fiver stories to and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.

Top swap
9 Audenza is selling a £58 heart lamp
9 But you can get a similar one at Then Home Bargains for £9.99
ARE you into quirky interiors? Then Home Bargains’ £9.99 neon heart lamp,  is just as cool as Audenza’s £58 piece.
SAVING: £48.01
Reader’s saving tip
JEANNE CLARKE, from Stourbridge, West Mids, says: “When cooking mince for a spag bol or similar, add a handful of porridge oats to make the mince go further.”

 Send us your tips to and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.

Shop & save
9 Save some money on this Agave Nectar Sauce at Ocado
GET 15% off a multi-buy discount on two or more of the Groovy Food Company’s popular Agave Nectar Sauce range at Ocado. Usually £2.50 each. Select flavours.
SAVE: 75p
Hot right now
RYANAIR has a huge sale on June flights. Prices start at just £5.99, with destinations across Europe – but you’d better be quick.
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