Treat yourself to a Friday night feast on the cheap with our great money-saving tips

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Treat yourself to a Friday night feast on the cheap with our great money-saving tips



TREATING yourself to a Friday night feast? Chances are you may plump for a pizza, as a recent YouGov survey revealed Italian food is the most popular cuisine in Britain.
But don’t just reach for that menu from your local takeaway menu — pizzas from the top outlets cost an average of £15. Grab a slice of the action for much less with my handy guide . . .
Getty – Contributor Enjoy pizza and make a saving with these great tips
Slice your price: This week, everyone has been going mad for Aldi’s cheese and tomato pizza for just 67p. Sun Savers who left comments on our Facebook page say it rivals big brands, with one reckoning it tastes better than a Domino’s margherita. They’re flying off the shelves, so be quick.
Love it or hate it: Fancy something different? From Monday, Papa John’s is selling a Marmite stuffed crust pizza. Like all stuffed crusts it costs £2.50 extra but you can save £10 by spending £30 on your takeaway. Order online for delivery or collection.
DIY: The cheapest way to get a pizza the action is to DIY it completely — especially if you like lots of toppings which can really add up costwise. Tesco’s Pizza Base Mix is just 65p — just add water and then top it with anything you like, be it plain cheese and tomato, mushroom or ham and pineapple. What’s more, by mixing it yourself you will save 35p on Asda’s Ready Rolled Pizza Dough, £1.
Veggie good: Vegans needn’t miss out, thanks to some fab options now available on the high street. I love Goodfella’s Vegan Stonebaked Falafel Pizza, £2.50, from Sainsbury’s — a snip compared to the popular Pizza Express Classic Vegan Gardinera, £5.50 at Ocado. Regardless of which one you choose, both are a whole lot less than a takeaway.
Deal of the day
Grab two chairs for £40
REFRESH your outdoor furniture for the summer.
Get two Rori chairs for £40 instead of £29.95 each at Homebase.
SAVE: £19.90
Cheap treat
Save 40 per cent of Bourjois makeup at Boots
GIVE your make-up bag a refresh with 40 per cent off Bourjois products from boots.com. Offer from today until Monday. Get a little round pot blusher for £3.89, was £6.49.
SAVE: £2.60
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Top swap
Why spend £55 on this clock…
…when you can grab this one for only £12.99
IT’S time for a saving with this block-coloured wall clock from Homesense for £12.99 which is the same style as Habitat’s £55 version.
SAVE: £42.01
Reader’s saving tip
IMME ALDERSON, of Billingham, Co Durham, says: “Put Zoflora on a cloth and rub on radiators. Your home will smell amazing for hours and it saves on air fresheners.”

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Shop & save
Grab a litre bottle of Baileys for only £12
A LITRE bottle of Bailey’s Original, coffee or orange truffle flavour for £12 from Tesco, down from £20.
SAVE: £8
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Gift your mother some fabulous flowers for Mother’s Day
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Sun climbs 180ft to top of Oblivion ‘coaster”TREMBLING, knees wobbling and feeling queasy, I dangle from Oblivion, the tallest and scariest ride at Alton Towers Resort.
While I have no fear of rollercoasters when strapped into the cars, it’s a little different when you are standing on the 180ft ride’s steps, with just a harness.
There is just one more day until the theme park opens for yet another season of fun, and teams are working round the clock to test, clean and repaint the beloved rollercoasters. To do so, they must climb hundreds of track-side steps multiple times a day.
Every member of staff is tested with the terrifying initiation ceremony, so they will be able to do it again if the need arises.
Team leader Matt Keatman straps me into a climbing harness and tells me I must ensure I’m attached to the rollercoaster with my carabiner clips at all times to avoid falling.
As we scale the steps, equivalent to 18 floors, the 30-year-old, who teaches all the park’s novice climbers, says: “I used to have quite a crippling fear of heights.”
If anything is going to cure an acrophobe, it’s looking over the edge of the platform at the coaster’s peak and taking in the scenery.
I even feel brave enough to wave a leg out over the edge at the crowd below.
We look down into the tunnel where, plummeting at almost 70mph, the rollercoaster cars disappear.
Matt tells me the checks to do before the ride can start.
“Shoes, glasses, phones, wigs — we find everything down there,” he adds, pointing to the abyss. “And it’s all in a morning’s work for us.
“Up here isn’t all of it, though, there’s another set of stairs down in the darkness for us to climb too.”
With everything in perfect working order, it’s time for me to make my descent — and it’s a lot less scary going down this way than it is riding Oblivion.
Stairs wobbling as I walk confidently down the steep steps, not bothered by the wind whistling through the tracks, it looks as though I’m going to have to get my thrills elsewhere after conquering the highest point in the entire park.”

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Sun climbs 180ft to top of Oblivion ‘coaster<strong>The Sun’s JESS LESTER tackles the dizzy heights of Oblivion rollercoaster as the theme park gets ready to open its doors tomorrow.</strong></p><p>”TREMBLING, knees wobbling and feeling queasy, I dangle from Oblivion, the tallest and scariest ride at Alton Towers Resort.</p><p>While I have no fear of rollercoasters when strapped into the cars, it’s a little different when you are standing on the 180ft ride’s steps, with just a harness.</p><p>There is just one more day until the theme park opens for yet another season of fun, and teams are working round the clock to test, clean and repaint the beloved rollercoasters. To do so, they must climb hundreds of track-side steps multiple times a day.</p><p>Every member of staff is tested with the terrifying initiation ceremony, so they will be able to do it again if the need arises.</p><p>Team leader Matt Keatman straps me into a climbing harness and tells me I must ensure I’m attached to the rollercoaster with my carabiner clips at all times to avoid falling.</p><p>As we scale the steps, equivalent to 18 floors, the 30-year-old, who teaches all the park’s novice climbers, says: “I used to have quite a crippling fear of heights.”</p><p>If anything is going to cure an acrophobe, it’s looking over the edge of the platform at the coaster’s peak and taking in the scenery.</p><p>I even feel brave enough to wave a leg out over the edge at the crowd below.</p><p>We look down into the tunnel where, plummeting at almost 70mph, the rollercoaster cars disappear.</p><p>Matt tells me the checks to do before the ride can start.</p><p>“Shoes, glasses, phones, wigs — we find everything down there,” he adds, pointing to the abyss. “And it’s all in a morning’s work for us.</p><p>“Up here isn’t all of it, though, there’s another set of stairs down in the darkness for us to climb too.”</p><p>With everything in perfect working order, it’s time for me to make my descent — and it’s a lot less scary going down this way than it is riding Oblivion.</p><p>Stairs wobbling as I walk confidently down the steep steps, not bothered by the wind whistling through the tracks, it looks as though I’m going to have to get my thrills elsewhere after<br />conquering the highest point in the entire park.”</p><p>

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