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Frugal Friday - 14th December 2012

Chiara Cavaglieri
by Lovemoney Staff Chiara Cavaglieri on 14 December 2012  |  Comments 0 comments

This week's bargains and discounts include an extra 10% off at Debenhams, 25% off in-store at Dorothy Perkins, H&M and New Look, 25% off trees and decorations at B&Q, Soap & Glory gift set for £27 and The Artist DVD for only £6.99!

Frugal Friday - 14th December 2012

Welcome to this week's Frugal Friday.

Fashion and homeware sales and discounts

  • Accessorize (free delivery for a limited time)
  • Amazon (30% off winter clothing)
  • Ann Harvey (up to 50% off in winter sale)
  • Argos (toy sale up to half-price)
  • Asos (up to 50% off footwear for men/women)
  • A-Wear (25% off partywear and faux fur)
  • Banana Republic (30% off everything until 13th December)
  • Barratts (30% off everything with code CRACKER)
  • BHS (half-price home and 30% off sleepwear)
  • Build-a-Bear (£3 off a £15 spend with this voucher, ends 16th December)
  • Clarks (up to 50% off in sale with free delivery)
  • Debenhams (10% off beauty, 30% off every other department with extra 10% off via VoucherCodes, ends 16th December)
  • Dorothy Perkins (25% off via in-store and online via VoucherCodes, ends 20th December)
  • Evans (free delivery with XMAS12)
  • Figleaves (15% off everything in Xmas gift shop via MVC, ends 16th December)
  • FCUK (up to 50% off in new sale)
  • Gap (new sale with up to 50% off and 15% off when you sign up for newsletter)
  • H&M (use this voucher for 25% off in-store before 24th December, includes sale)
  • John Lewis (Price Match promotion)
  • Jones (up to 50% off in sale)
  • Karen Millen (20% off dresses with code DRESS20)
  • La Redoute (end of season sale with up to 60% off)
  • Laura Ashley (up to 50% off)
  • Marks & Spencer (three for two Xmas shop)
  • Matalan (save 20% with VoucherCodes, ends 20th December)
  • Monsoon (up to £60 off seasonal offers)
  • Motel Rocks (15% off orders with MVC code MVCMOTELDEAL, ends 31st December)
  • Mybag (free next day delivery when you spend £30 and use code NDDFREE)
  • New Look (25% off in-store with this voucher, ends Sunday 16th December)
  • Oasis (up to 30% off full price collections)
  • Republic (25% off women’s jeans/shirts, 50% off men’s)
  • Tesco Direct (get £5 off home, cook & dine orders over £30 with TD-HMWX, or £10 off £60 spend with TDX-HFKT. Also a series of 'Cyber Deals' running until 17th December)
  • ToysRUs (up to 60% off)
  • Urban Outfitters (50% off sale with 50SOS)
  • Very (up to 50% off)
  • Wallis (up to 50% off with free delivery on orders over £30 with XMAS30)
  • Warehouse (up to 50% off)

Christmas bargains

Still got a long Christmas wish-list to go through? Fear not and grab these festive deals:

  • Online at B&Q (where you can still collect in-store for free) or at your nearest B&Q store save 25% on all artificial Christmas trees, lights and decorations, but only until Sunday 16th December. You can use this in conjunction with the three for two deal to save even more!
  • At Past Times you can use new code SANTA25 for 25% off with free delivery when you spend £20, ends 17th December. Or, use code FESTIVE20 right up until 31st December for 20% off.
  • It’s pretty tricky to keep up with the ever-changing/growing number of codes to use at The Body Shop but right now via you can save 40% in store or online. Otherwise, you can now use code HAPPY for 50% off when you buy five items, 40% off four and 30% off three items.
  • If you’re planning a big beauty spend use MVC code MVCT1100 for £15 off when you spend over £100 at Boots (ends 16th December) and at Feel Unique use BIGSAVER for £20 off orders over £150 (ends 20th December).
  • Also at Boots Soap & Glory fans will love the new Star Gift of the Week today – get £70-worth of smellies from the popular range for only £27. They always sell out fast so get down to a store today.

Books & Games

Browse through the top deals for book worms:

  • Over at Amazon don’t miss the latest offers including these hardback autobiographies by Bradley Wiggins and Rod Stewart, plus J.K. Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, all for £8 (RRP £20).
  • At Waterstones you get an extra 15% off when you spend £30 on books and gifts with MVC code FP4826, expires 16th December. In-store at The Works you get 15% off with this voucher, which also expires 16th December.
  • And you can still save at The Book People with MVC code AFBETHLEHEM entitling you to 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

The Millennium Trilogy

Play Trade



The Artist




War Horse




The Dark Knight Rises  




Freebies, coupons and comps

  • Claim free samples of Biotherm Blue Therapy, designed to give you brighter, firmer and glowing skin. Use the voucher at your nearest Boots store (book a free skin consultation and you’ll be given three free samples), expires 28th February 2013.
  • Enter your details by 30h December for a free Nivea Black and White deodorant.
  • This clever Nite Glowring glows in the dark and you can get one of 50 freebies when you enter your details by 17th December 2012.
  • I love Sudocrem (use it on everything from nappy rash and sunburn to cuts and spots) and if you do too, save 25p on a pot with this voucher, expires 30th December 2012.
  • There’s just time to win a free Palmer’s Party Pamper pack – there are 50 of them, full of pampering goodies, but only until 14th December 2012.
  • Or, try to win a free L’Oréal New Year’s pampering kit instead. There are 500 being given away on Facebook (use the L’Oréal Men Expert Gift Finder app), expires 24th December 2012.

Mobile phone deal of the week

Get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini for £28 per month when you sign up with 3 Mobile. For this you get 500 inclusive minutes, 5,000 texts and unlimited internet with nothing 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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