How to save on World Book Day costumes for your children without the panic — plus how to book your £9.50 holiday

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How to save on World Book Day costumes for your children without the panic — plus how to book your £9.50 holiday



WORLD Book Day is almost here. The annual event takes place on Thursday, when schoolkids dress up as their favourite book character.
Avoid a last-minute panic with my top suggestions.
Harry Potter costumes are easy to come by — at a price, but you can find great savings at Primark
Aldi’s £4.99 blue Cinderella outfit includes tiara, ring, sparkly purse, a princess skirt and the Disney book is also a cracking deal

Everyone’s favourite wizard. Harry Potter costumes are easy to come by — at a price. While outfits on Amazon start at around £29.99, Primark has a Hogwarts robe, glasses and wand for just £12. SAVE: £17.99.
Be a Poppins star. After Mary Poppins Returns packed out cinemas, the practically perfect nanny is bound to be a popular choice. Very.co.uk has a convincing costume, including hat, on offer for £18.99, down from £23.99. But Lidl’s outfit is just £4.99. SAVE: £14.
Gran designs. Are your little ones fans of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny? The book has been top of the World Book Day costume searches this year. If you are lucky, you already have Asda’s £8 outfit. But as it is sold out in many stores, head to B&M, where they have slashed the price of the seven to nine-year-olds outfit to just £2, down from £4. SAVE: £6.
Superhero powers. Comic books count! Whether your child is barmy about Batman barmy or has tingling Spidey senses, Poundland has you covered. Get all the props they need, including capes and masks, for a quid each, compared to Matalan’s Marvel range from £12. Get creative with the face paint to really bring their heroes to life. SAVE: Up to £11.
Perfect princess. Aldi’s £4.99 blue Cinderella outfit includes tiara, ring, sparkly purse, a princess skirt and the Disney book is also a cracking deal. If you don’t want to fork out on a costume they will soon grow out of, Flying Tiger has a range of fairy wings, hats, tiaras and wand bundles from £3. Ask a friend or neighbour if you can borrow a tutu on the day or get your tot to pop on their favourite dress. SAVE: £1.99.

Prices correct at time of press.
Deals and offers subject to availability.

Here’s six World Book Day costume ideas that you can make at home with your kids
Deal of the day
Get ready for Pancake Day with deals for ProCook’s 24cm carbon steel crepe pan
Gear up for Pancake Day with ProCook’s 24cm carbon steel crepe pan. Was £14, currently just £6.99.
SAVE: £7.01
Cheap treat
This Cadbury’s Creme Egg treat is half-price at Tesco and you can save 75p
Can’t wait for Easter? This Cadbury’s Creme Egg treat is half-price at Tesco, down from £1.50 to 75p.
SAVE: 75p
My Sun Savers fiverJOYCE DALE, from Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, says: “I saved my fivers to pay for my car’s MoT and service!”

Send your Savers fiver stories to sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours here. Please include your name and town.

Top swap
Wow in this £20 Nutmeg belted denim shirt dress from Morrisons and save money for Spring
This stylish French Connection frock could set you back £80
Love denim? Nutmeg’s belted shirt dress at Morrisons is a quarter the price of French Connection’s frock.
SAVE: £60
Shop and save
Save on vanilla-flavoured or unsweetened Califia Farms Almond Milk from Morrisons
Get baking with vanilla-flavoured or unsweetened Califia Farms Almond Milk from Morrisons. Was £2.28, now just £1.50.
SAVE: 78p
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JUSTEAT now delivers KFC FREE. There is no minimum spend either.
Reader’s saving tipTRACY SMITH, from Shepperton in Surrey, says: “Collect the spare receipts people leave at supermarket tills. You can usually claim the loyalty points.”Send your tips to sunsavers.co.uk/tips and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours here.
Please include your name and town.

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HERE is your chance to book one of our Hols from £9.50.
Pick from 260 parks across the UK and Europe, with holidays available until November.
Getty – Contributor Here’s how to book Hols From £9.50 – and have your pick of 260 holiday parks in the UK and Europe
Choose from a three-night weekend break or a four-night midweek break.
To book, collect SEVEN tokens, codewords or Sun Savers codes from those inside The Sun until March 9.
If you choose to collect seven codewords, go to thesun.co.uk/holidays and enter them to book.
To book by post, send back your printed tokens with the booking form found online.
Collecting via Sun Savers? Go to the Sun Savers app or sunsavers.co.uk and click “Start Collecting” on the “Hols from £9.50” page found in the “Offers” section.
Then enter your seven codes to unlock booking.

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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.
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Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have ­collected 28.
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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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