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Frugal Friday - 30th November

Chiara Cavaglieri
by Lovemoney Staff Chiara Cavaglieri on 30 November 2012  |  Comments 0 comments

This week's bargains and discounts include 30% off everything at BHS, Debenhams and Dorothy Perkins, 25% off at H&M, a free £20 voucher when you buy a real Christmas tree for £25 at Ikea this Saturday and season 1 of Games of Thrones for £14.99!

Frugal Friday - 30th November

Welcome to this week's Frugal Friday.

Fashion and homeware sales and discounts

  • Argos (free £10 or £5 voucher when you spend £100, or £50 before 8th Dec)
  • Asos (up to 25% off Asos Collection)
  • A-Wear (25% off partywear)
  • Banana Republic (15% off when you sign up for newsletter)
  • Barratts (30% off everything with code XMAS)
  • BHS (up to 30% off everything)
  • Boohoo (15% off footwear and dresses PARTY15, ends this Sunday)
  • Build-a-Bear (£3 off a £15 spend with this voucher, ends 16th December)
  • Burton (extra 10% off sale ends midnight today, also 12 Deals of Christmas ongoing)
  • Clarks (30% off Mary Portas with code)
  • Debenhams (up to 30% off in every department, 10% off beauty/fragrance)
  • Dorothy Perkins (up to 30% off everything)
  • Evans (up to 30% off everything)
  • FCUK (use code STYLIST30 for 30% off, ends this Saturday)
  • Gap (15% off when you sign up for newsletter)
  • John Lewis (Price Match promotion so expect up to 30% off)
  • Jones (up to 50% off in sale)
  • Karen Millen (20% off footwear and accessories with code COMPLETELOOK and 20% off coats with COATPROMO1)
  • La Redoute (end of season sale with up to 50% off)
  • Laura Ashley (30% off everything)
  • Marks & Spencer (20% off knitted jumpers, cardigans and dresses)
  • Miss Selfridge (25% off winter warmers)
  • Monsoon (20% off via VoucherCodes, ends 2nd December)
  • Motel Rocks (15% off orders with MVC code MVCMOTELDEAL, ends 31st December)
  • New Look (up to half-price shoes and bags, plus code/voucher in More magazine for £10 off £40 spend)
  • Republic (half-price shoes and free delivery)
  • Sainsbury’s Clothing (25% off Tu in-store)
  • Tesco Clothing (20% off clothes with XMASCRACKER, ends 3rd December)
  • Tesco Direct (get £5 off home, cook & dine orders over £30 with code TD-HMWX)
  • ToysRUs (up to 60% off)
  • Urban Outfitters (use code MERRY20 for 20% off)
  • Very (up to 50% off party time, half-price jewellery/watches).
  • Wallis (30% off everything with free delivery via MVC, ends 1st December)
  • Warehouse (25% off full price with code XMASGIFT)

Beauty bargains

Pucker up for these deals on all your beauty must-haves:

  • Shop at LookFantastic and get 15% off and free delivery with MVC code LFMVCXMAS, ends 2nd December.
  • New codes for Feel Unique save you £2.50 on a £30 spend (use code 30PIXIES), £5 on a £50 spend (use code 50SPRITES) and £10 on an £80 spend (80ELVES). All codes expire 3rd December.
  • Save 10% in the countdown to Christmas at Benefit on these items including the California Kissin' smile brightening lip shine, now £12.60 (was £14).
  • Make the most of the big discounts at The Body Shop with an impressive 50% off when you spend £40 (code WISE1), 40% off any spend excluding pre-packed gifts (code WISE2), or 30% off pre-packed gifts (code WISE3).
  • Enjoy triple points when you spend £30 in-store, or £60 online at Boots and look out for better than half-price No7 beauty sets, the Star Gift of the week - a Mark Hill Girls Night Out Hairdryer Gift Set for £30 (RRP £65) - as well as the usual three for two gifts and toys.
  • You can still save £10 on a £50 spend at Superdrug with code GIFTGUIDE12, ends Tuesday 4th December.

Books & Games

Browse through the top deals for bookworms:

  • The book deals of the week at Amazon – all with at least 55% off – include Fifty Sheds of Grey by C.T. Grey for £4.30 (RRP £9.99) and The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver for £11.25 (RRP £25).
  • If you’re looking for Christmas books for the little ones, the charmingly titled The Dinosaur That Pooped Christmas by Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter and Garry Parsons is £4.05 (RRP £6.99) and Third Wheel, the latest brilliantly funny book in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by is £5 (RRP £12.99), both at Amazon.
  • And if you catch any bargains at The Book People (you can currently save 60% on calendars and annuals) you can use MVC code AFBETHLEHEM for free delivery when you spend at least £15 (expires 15th December).

Check out the best buys for gamers:

Best buy DVDs and boxsets

Check out the deals below for some great deals on new and classic films and box sets.



Reduction from RRP

New Price

Game of Thrones: Season 1




Magic Mike




Frankie Boyle Live: The Last Days of Sodom




Cheers: Complete Season 11 (final)




Freebies, coupons and comps

  • Get ready for the mistletoe with a free Blistex Daily Lip Conditioner (1,000 available) and move quickly because you need to enter your details by the end of play today.
  • If you miss out on that, you can try to bag a Revlon treat in its Lip Butter Sweet Boutique Give-away. There’s 100 to give every day until 4th December from 8am-11am.
  • Like Jergens UK on Facebook and enter the competition to win £500-worth of fashion gift vouchers and Jergens moisturisers – and just for entering you will get a discount voucher for £1 off (expires 14th December).
  • Also on Facebook, Batiste Dry Shampoo is giving away 500 beautyuk red lipsticks until 15th January 2013. You get 25% off at beautyuk for entering too.
  • Fill in your details here for a voucher saving you £1 on any item from the Nivea Body Basics range.

Offer of the week

Buy a real Christmas tree for £25 from your local Ikea this Saturday 1st December, or the following Saturday 8th December and you’ll get a £20 voucher at the till with no minimum spend required. Ikea says it will also provide a tree recycling service from 6th-13th January 2013. Only one tree per household.

Mobile phone deal of the week

This week’s deal is £36 per month but this time for Samsung Galaxy s3 LTE. Sign up with T-Mobile for 2,000 inclusive minutes, unlimited texts and unlimited internet (£49 to pay for the handset).  

Compare other top mobile deals at Recombu.

Eating out

If the onset of winter and the thought of cold months ahead is getting you down and you fancy a bit of indulgence you can check out all the latest restaurant bargains in lovemoney’s Frugal Food blog. Read more

Eating in

If you’d rather not leave the comfort for your own home, then prepare a fantastic meal on a budget at home instead. Check out the original Frugal Recipes blog for some inspiration! Read more.

 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.

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