JUST when you think spring is here, an April shower slaps you in the face and puts a dampener on things. But keeping warm and dry need not cost too much.
Here’s some top tips for how to keep up your defences, on a budget . . .
Getty – Contributor Get prepared for the wet April weather with these top deals
REBOOT YOUR FOOTWEAR: Wellies are not always the most attractive of footwear but, when it is pouring down with rain, they are indispensable. But while sploshing through the puddles you can keep up a stylish appearance with Tu Black Riding Wellie Boots, £18, exclusively online at Sainsbury’s — they look nearly identical to designer brand Hunter’s riding wellies, £93.71.
BROLLY GOOD DEAL: A trusty umbrella is a must at this time of year and if yours has been wind-battered and seen better days, you needn’t pay a fortune for a new one. Nab a smart, windproof golf brolly from susino.co.uk for £9.99 — less than half the price of the Fulton Stormshield Umbrella, £27 at John Lewis.
DO NOT ANORAK UP COSTS: Water-proof coats need not be boring. Roman Originals has a range of hooded Rain Mac Coats, in various patterns and colours, for just £15 — down from £25 — and it is definitely worth keeping one handy for those soggy mornings.
CUPPA LOAD OF THIS: You can cover yourself head-to-toe in rainproof gear, but the likelihood is you will still feel a chill if you stay out in the rain for too long. Warm yourself up while you dry off with a good old-fashioned cup of tea. You can grab 80 bags of Lidl’s Gold Brew for just 99p — a decent saving on Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Tea Gold, £3.59 at Waitrose.
All prices on page correct at time of going to press. All deals and offers subject to availability.
Deal of the day
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SPOTIFY is giving away a free Google Home Mini worth £49 with its Premium For Family service at £14.99 a month. All customers can get the offer, which is valid until May 14.Cheap treat
You can’t say no to a £4 pizza
TRY Co-op’s new Spinach & Ricotta pizza or Truffle Salsiccia pizza for £4, RRP £5.50.
My Sun Savers fiver
LINDA DUNLOP of Basildon, Essex, says: “I’m saving my Savers fivers so I can treat my granddaughter to have her make-up done for her prom.”
Send your Savers fiver stories to sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.
Why spend £40 on this cushion…
…when you can buy this one for only £16.99
LIKE fringe benefits? Then this cushion from HomeSense will fit the bill for a lot less than the tasselled Elizabeth Scarlett one at John Lewis.
Reader’s saving tip
KATHLEEN MEADS, of Abingdon, Oxon, says: “Put banana skins around plants – they act as a natural and cheap source of compost.”
Do you have a saving tip? Send it to us at sunsavers.co.uk/tips and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.
Shop & save
Celebrate the Grand National with this great deal on Strongbow
HAVING a Grand National party? 4-packs of Strongbow and Fosters (568ml price marked cans, RRP £5.50) are now £4.50 at Costcutters.
Hols from £15 are back
OUR bargain breaks are back – so don’t miss your chance to join in.
Our Hols From £15 feature more than 290 holiday parks across the UK and Europe.
�Graham Hunt Debbie Edwards with Harrison Pengelly-Hall at Weymouth Bay Holiday Park
See all the destinations and holiday parks at thesun.co.uk/holidays. The breaks are 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 a three-night weekend break or four-night midweek getaway. Go midweek and you will get a fourth night FREE.
To book, collect EIGHT tokens, codewords or Sun Savers codes from those printed daily in The Sun until April 14.
Once you have collected EIGHT codewords, go to thesun.co.uk/holidays and enter them to book. Or to book by post, send your tokens along with the online booking form.
If collecting with Sun Savers, go to the Sun Savers app or sunsavers.co.uk and click ‘Start Collecting’ on the “Holidays from £15” page found in the “Offers” section.
Next, enter your EIGHT Sun Savers codes to unlock booking. You can even pay using the cash in your Sun Savers wallet.
And book early, as the best holidays go fast.
Price per person based on four sharing. Subject to availability. Code/token collect. T&Cs and date restrictions apply, see thesun.co.uk/holidays.
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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