ARE you any good at haggling?
There is an art to driving a bargain and it can be worthwhile learning it, as research by website topcashback.co.uk reveals consumers save an average of £477 a year. Here’s how to cash in . . .
Getty – Contributor Check with shop staff to get information on the best deals available
Retail research: Don’t attempt to haggle “cold” — it pays to be prepared by knowing the prices and deals on offer from other retailers. That way, you can play rival brands off against each other. Price comparison websites such as idealo.com and pricerunner.com are good for this. I also like the web shopping tool Pouch. Download it and, when you go to pay for an item online, it will automatically scour the web for voucher codes to find you the best deal.
Timing is everything: From shopping at quieter times to finding out when a retailer’s financial year ends, your timing can have a big impact on the bargains you bag. When retailers are less busy or below their sales target, they will often offer lower prices to help drive up sales — leaving you quids in. Wednesday can prove one of the best days to do your supermarket shop because this is when deliveries for the week are usually in and new offers are on shelves.
Chat it out: You may think your best bet for saving on your online shop is a cheeky discount code, but 65 per cent of the people who were asked in the topcashback.co.uk survey said they have managed to get a discount via web chat. Simply ask a few questions about the item you want to buy on the web store you are on, then ask if there are any discounts or better deals they can offer.
Feel for freebies: If you have tried your best to lock in a lower price but the shop just won’t budge, don’t give up on them. You still might be able to secure yourself some extra freebies to sweeten the deal. This could be anything from free samples of beauty products, or accessories like a camera bag, to a voucher for your next shop. There is no harm in checking with staff to find out more.
Deal of the day
Treat yourself to a £3 cienma ticket on March 2
ENJOY IMAX-format films for £3 at Cineworld on March 2, including Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bohemian Rhapsody and Deadpool 2. See cineworld.co.uk.
Save £1 off the cost of this packet oF organic latte
HAVE a cuppa of Pukka’s new organic turmeric gold herbal latte, was £4.99, now £3.99 at Sainsbury’s. Valid from tomorrow until March 13.
My Sun Savers fiver
BERYL COSTER, from Wetherby, West Yorks, says: “I use my Savers fivers to buy my dad flowers. He is 96 and lives in a nursing home.”
Share your fivers stories at sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if yours is used. Please include your name and town.
Why spend £65 on this lamp…
…when you can grab this one for only £39.99
LIGHT up the room in style with Aldi’s vintage black and gold floor lamp, above, for a lot less than Next’s version.SAVE: £25.01
Reader’s saving tip
CAROL MACKIE, of Falkirk, says: “Don’t buy expensive weedkillers. Instead, use neat white vinegar as it’s cheap and better for the planet.”
Share tips at sunsavers.co.uk/tips and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Include your name and town.
Shop & save
Beauty lovers will make a great saving on this deal
PAMPER your skin with the Magnitone BareFaced 2 Vibra-Sonic facial cleansing and toning brush from Boots for £59.99, down from £90.
Hot Right Now
ARGOS has a huge sale on kitchen appliances with up to 39 per cent off, including washing machines and fridge-freezers.
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.
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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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Don’t miss out on 260 parks with The Sun Hols from £9.50
HERE’S your chance to book one of our Hols from £9.50!
Choose from 260 holiday parks across the UK and Europe. You can check out all the destinations and holiday parks at thesun.co.uk/holidays. Holidays are available from February until November.
Getty – Contributor Book one of our Hols from £9.50 and choose from 260 holiday parks in the UK and Europe
Pick from either a three-night weekend break or a four-night midweek break. Those able to go midweek will get a fourth night for free.
To book, simply collect SEVEN tokens, codewords or Sun Savers codes from those printed daily inside The Sun until Saturday, March 9.
Today’s token and codeword are on Page 24, while today’s Sun Savers code is on Page 16. If you have collected SEVEN codewords, go to thesun.co.uk/holidays and enter them to book. To book by post, send back your printed tokens using the booking form found online.
If you are collecting with 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. Next, enter your TEN Sun Savers codes to unlock booking. You can even pay or part pay for your holiday using the cash in your Sun Savers wallet.
Price per person based on four sharing. Subject to availability. Code/token collect. T&Cs and date restrictions apply, see thesun.co.uk/holidays.
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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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