Current Discounts And Deals #83
Welcome to this week's edition of Frugal Friday! And what a week it's been.
This article was first sent to Fools on Friday as part of our Frugal Friday weekly email series.
Monday's pre-budget report -- in which the Chancellor promised to cut VAT by 2.5% from next Monday --met with a rather mixed reaction from Fools.
Alistair Darling's attempt to get us all spending again has definitely sparked controversy. However, it seems some retailers have greeted it with glee.
Already, there's a bumper range of bargains online and on the high street, designed to stimulate Christmas shopping. Feast your eyes on this roundup of the best!
Music, books, gaming and gadgets
However, Asda's VAT-Free weekend event may trump all other offers in this part of today's email: on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, all TVs and DVD players will be reduced by 17.5%.
Lots of other gadgets will also be cut in price, including the much-coveted Nintento Wii console, now £157. Stocks won't last long though, so get clicking quickly -- or phone your local store to check what they have before venturing out.
Film and box sets
As always, there's a wealth of offers available this week on DVDs. Here's my pick of the best (with the most heavily discounted listed first).
Film / box set
Reduction from RRP
4 Disc Special Edition
Film Box Set
With Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge! And Strictly Ballroom
Homewares, toys and gifts
This weekend there are several great offers on homewares, toys and gifts. At Argos, this handy Cookworks microwave is now half price at £17.49.
Meanwhile, DIY lovers can get 10% off purchases at Homebase on 28, 29 and 30 November. Online shoppers should use the code discount10 (all lowercase) when they reach the checkout, while those who buy goods in store will have the discount deducted from their bill when they pay.
Shoppers after special deals on toys could consider heading to M&S this weekend. There's 20% off selected toys and games, and these are also still included in the store's 3 for 2 promotion. Meanwhile, Argos has slashed the price of some branded toys and games by up to 50%.
Lovers of warm, cosy beverages might be excited by Whittards' buy one, get one free offer on Christmas gifts. Sets of speciality teas, coffees, hot chocolates and crockery are all available.
Fashion and beauty
This weekend, there's a wealth of offers on fashion and beauty products. Here's a quick look at my favourites:
Department store discounts
Also this week, department stores seem to have gone discount crazy! At Debenhams, there's up to 50% off selected Christmas gifts, party wear, homewares, games and toys.
However, my favourite department store, Selfridges, provides what I think is the best discount of all. Use this click and print voucher to claim 20% off your Christmas shopping, and 10% off fragrance and beauty products. Details of some brands' exclusions from the promotion can be found here, and discounts are valid until 30 November.
Extra online offers
In celebration of the coming VAT cut, BargainCrazy is offering 15% off the entire contents of its website.
And here's a lovely offer for those who hate sending Christmas cards : Everyclick.com is offering users the chance to send personalised, environmentally friendly and free e-greetings from its website. Even better, you can select a charity that Everyclick will donate to on your behalf when you send your festive messages.
Staying in, going out
Last but not least, here are a few offers on food and drink.
Pizza Hut is offering 25% off orders for delivery when you spend £20 or more, and quote the code HSR2411PL at the checkout.
Meanwhile, Pizza Express is offering a 2 for 1 deal in conjunction with Times Online. The offer is valid any time up until 7 December: simply click and print this voucher and take it along to your local restaurant.
Have a fun and frugal Friday, and a wonderful weekend!
Worried you might have missed a bargain last week? You can read our previous Frugal Friday email here.
And don't forget: although all prices and discounts were correct on the day this email was sent out, offers this good won't hang around for long.