Frugal Friday - 18 March 2011
Highlights this week include 40% off Odeon cinema tickets, 5p train travel for kids, an upcoming flash sale at Spafinder, up to 70% off electrical and kitchen accessories in store at Sainsbury's, a new Gap sale with up to 50% off, half-price maternity and baby clothes at Mamas & Papas, £20 off Little Big Planet 2, £81 off the Frasier box set and just under £40 off the complete collection of Japanese manga series Basilisk!
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If you’re planning to hit the high street this weekend, arm yourself with this round-up of all the latest frugal finds first!
Frugal fashion and homewares
You can save £5 when you spend £35 or more on full price lingerie and sleepwear at Marks & Spencer with the code HEAVENLY. Or save £3 when you spend £15 or more on full price beauty with the code MSBEAUTY. Both codes are valid until 3 April 2011.
Also, bring your old M&S clothes into a store on Thursday 24 March to donate to Oxfam, and M&S will give you a free £5 voucher which you can use when you spend £35 or more on clothing, home and beauty at M&S.
Now on to the rest of the sales:
- Sainsbury’s: New sale in stores only with up to 70% off electrical and kitchen accessories.
- River Island: Save 25% on denim jeans until 20 March.
- Coast: A new sale has started with up to 50% off.
- Oasis: Save up to 50% in the new spring sale.
- Warehouse: New mid season sale with up to 50% off.
- Topshop: Seasonal offers on selected items here.
- Gap: Spring sale has started with up to 50% off and remember when you sign up for the newsletter you get a voucher for 15% off.
- La Senza: Many items half-price in the new sale.
- Laura Ashley: Now 25% off EVERYTHING.
- BHS: New homeware sale with up to 50% off.
- Asos: Get 25% off selected dresses until midnight this Sunday 20 March.
- Peacocks: Sale now on with many items half-price.
- BooHoo: ALL dresses now £20 or less.
- Habitat: An extra 10% off sale items online with code S1SSU.
- Evans: Buy two pairs of jeans for £30.
- Asda: New sale with up to 50% off.
- Miss Selfridge: Free delivery on orders over £40 this weekend only with code MARCHTREAT.
And see what’s left in the ongoing sales:
- Asos: Buy limited edition Diet Coke cans and enter the unique codes on Coke Zone for £5 off your next purchase of £20 or more, or even vouchers worth £100, £20 and £10.
- Asos: Get 30% off selected footwear for a limited time only.
- Boots Treat Street: Save 20% at New Look, Early Learning Centre and Wallis, 15% at Dorothy Perkins and 10% at Laura Ashley.
- Debenhams: Designer steal continues saving you 15% on top labels across the store.
- Dorothy Perkins: Up to 30% off new season tops, still £5 off ALL jeans plus sale continues with up to 50% off.
- House of Fraser: Spring season event with up to 20% off until 20 March.
- Ikea: Save up to 75% in the new sale which ends 20 March.
- Jane Norman: Save up to 50% in the ongoing sale.
- Karen Millen: Mid season sale continues with many items half-price.
- La Redoute: Up to 30% off selected items plus an extra 20% off your order with new code 8298.
- M&S: Still up to 30% off leather upholstery.
- Miss Selfridge: New lines added to sale with up to 50% off.
- Mybag: Save an extra 10% on outlet items with code OUTLET10 - valid until 31 March.
- New Look: Mid season sale continues with up to 50% off, plus buy 2 printed t-shirts for £12 online only.
- Republic: At least 50% off in the sale.
- Tesco Clothing: Final reductions in sale with ALL items half-price or less!
- USC: Save up to 50% in the sale.
- Wallis: Online offer of £10 off ALL dresses extended.
Cheap days out
Need some inspiration for the weekends? Try one of these ideas:
- Go the cinema armed with a 40% off voucher for the Odeon, which runs from the 20 - 31 March. Showings on Friday and Saturday are excluded but otherwise, simply print off this voucher and take it to an Odeon box office. Or, book online and use the discount code March40 instead.
- Book a cheap spa treat at Spafinder.co.uk as part of UK Wellness Week held on 21 - 27 March. There will be a Flash Sale between 12-2pm on Monday 21 March saving you 50% on a £50 or £100 Spafinder voucher – use the codes Spa50 or Spa100. You can then use these vouchers at over 400 partner spas across the UK.
- Book a Spring break at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts before 31 March and you receive a guaranteed 30% off stays between 1 April and 7 June 2011, plus a £15 voucher to redeem against golf, spa or dinner. Book online and use promotional code SPW.
- Finally, Southern Railway has a fantastic new offer which lets kids go for just 5p one way and gives adults 25% off Advance fares. This is available until 3 May on Advance tickets purchased online from www.southernrailway.com.
Books and Games
Browse through the top deals for book worms this week:
- For cupcake fans, there is a new collection of recipes from the delicious Hummingbird Bakery – buy Cake Days: Recipes to Make Every Day Special (hardcover) at Amazon for £9.49 (RRP £20).
- Stick with Amazon to pre-order the book behind the new Rob Pattinson film Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen at the lowest price of £3.99, saving you £4.
- There are some good buys at WHSmith again this week including The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova for £3.60 (saving you 55%) and The Glass Room by Simon Mawer for £3.99 (saving you 50%).
And check out the best buys for gamers:
- Head to GamesBasement for new Nintendo DS game Bookworm at the best price of £13.99 (RRP £19.99) and save £8 on another new DS game, Pokemon White, which is now £24.99.
- At Shopto.net grab Xbox 360 game Deathsmiles Deluxe Edition for £16.85 (RRP £24.99) and The Game Collection has Little Big Planet 2 for only £29.99 (RRP £49.99).
- Head to 16th Century Feudal Japan with Shogun 2 Total War Limited Edition for the PC which is £24.85 (RRP £39.99) at SimplyGames, and for the PS3, SimplyGames also has newly released boxing game Fight Night Champion for £32.85, saving you £17.14.
DVDs and boxsets
Now on to the best DVD deals this week:
Reduction from RRP
Frasier: Complete Collection (44 DVDs)
Ridley Scott Box Set (Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, GI Jane, Someone to Watch Over Me and Hannibal.)
Hanna Barbera Box Set (10 DVDs)
Freebie of the week
If you live in Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, South London or East London, you can apply for a free Get Walking pack which contains a 12-week walking plan, a logbook to track your progress and a free step counter. Simply register here.
Mobile phone deal of the week
Get the Samsung Galaxy Ace for free on a £25 per month contract when you sign up for 24 months with 3 Mobile. Each month you get 500 inclusive minutes, 5,000 texts and 1GB internet. Plus, 3 Mobile will throw in a free PAYG SIM for a friend!
Competition of the week
Real Radio Scotland has a competition to win a massive £1,000 to spend at Wilkinsons – just think how far that kind of money would stretch in Wilkos! To be in with a chance, answer the question and register here. Closing date: Sunday 27 March.
Don’t forget: although all prices and discounts were correct on the day this article was published, offers this good are subject to change and often sell out quickly.