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November 2014

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Week317th 23rd

Prediction10/12 champagne deals in stores

Deal History

  • 2010
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  • 2013
  • 1
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Weeks

  • Week 3 Nov 2010
  • Week 3 Nov 2011
  • Week 3 Nov 2012
  • Week 3 Nov 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

Following the pattern wed seen in recent years, 2014 saw supermarkets reduce selected champagne bottles in the third week of November. Pierre Darcys Champagne Brut is available for 10 (down from 24) in stores and online at Asda until Thu 1 Jan, while Aldi has reduced Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut to 10 from 12. Corking!

PredictionTesco 25% off wine

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Weeks

  • NIL
  • NIL
  • NIL
  • Week 3 Nov 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

As predicted, Tesco repeated the offer it did last year for 25% off when you buy at least four or more bottles of wine. The offers available online and in-store until Tue 25 Nov.

PredictionHabitat 25% off online and in-store

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Weeks

  • NIL
  • Week 4 Nov 2011
  • Week 3 Nov 2012
  • Week 3 Nov 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

We weren't surprised to see Habitat launch a code for 25% off on Thu 20 Nov, as it had done similar offers around the same time in recent years. However, the advantage of this year's promotion is that MoneySavers have until Tue 25 Nov to use the code, giving them six days to take advantage, compared to previous offers which have only lasted a day or two.

Week424th - 30th

PredictionGap 30% off in-store voucher

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Weeks

  • Week 4 Nov 2010
  • Week 4 Nov 2011
  • Week 4 Nov 2012
  • Week 4 Nov 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

We weren't confident about this one, as Gap ran a 30% off voucher in Grazia magazine in early November, which we suspected might be the last of its festive promotions. However, we needn't have worried, as the Black Friday weekend produced another Gap offer, with a code for 30% off from Friday to Sunday and then 40% off on Cyber Monday.

PredictionMonsoon 20% off code & voucher

Deal History

  • 2010
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  • 1
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  • 4

Weeks

  • NIL
  • NIL
  • Week 4 Nov 2012
  • Week 1 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?No, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

After a 25% off Monsoon code and voucher appeared in Grazia magazine in the third week of November, we thought it highly unlikely we'd see another one in week 4 as we'd originally predicted. Unfortunately, our suspicions were correct, as Monsoon only had discounts on a few specific items over Black Friday, rather than a store-wide promotion.

PredictionKurt Geiger 25% off code

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Weeks

  • NIL
  • Week 3 Nov 2011
  • Week 3 Nov 2012
  • Week 4 Nov 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

Close enough! We predicted a 25% off code from Kurt Geiger in the last week of November and it ended up running an offer for 20% off instead. However, although the discount was smaller than last year, the code was available on the Kurt Geiger site, meaning MoneySavers didn't have to pay 4 to get the code from a magazine, as was the case in 2013.

PredictionSelfridges 20% off online code & in-stores

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
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  • 2013
  • 1
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Weeks

  • Week 3 Nov 2010
  • Week 3 Nov 2011
  • Week 3 Nov 2012
  • Week 4 Nov 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

Always one of the highlights of the festive promotions calendar, Selfridges didn't let us down again this year, offering 20% off online and in stores from the Thursday until the Sunday.

PredictionFigleaves 25% off code

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
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  • 4

Weeks

  • NIL
  • Week 4 Nov 2011
  • Week 4 Nov 2012
  • Week 4 Nov 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

There'd been some inconsistency in Figleaves' offers over the last few years, with the lingerie retailer offering 20% off in some years and 25% in others. We predicted it would go with the bigger discount this year and we weren't disappointed when it launched a 25% off code for Black Friday only.

PredictionM&S 10-20% off code

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
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  • 2013
  • 1
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  • 4

Weeks

  • NIL
  • Week 4 Nov 2011
  • Week 4 Nov 2012
  • Week 4 Nov 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?No, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

We were unsure about this one from the outset, with M&S historically running promotions depending on its recent performance rather than having dates set in stone like some other retailers. While we were correct with our timing, the M&S Black Friday offer turned out to be an up to 30% off sale, rather than the 10-20% off code we predicted.

PredictionDiscounts at Amazon, Apple, Asda & more

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Weeks

  • Week 4 Nov 2010
  • Week 4 Nov 2011
  • Week 4 Nov 2012
  • Week 4 Nov 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

Since its arrival from the USA a few years ago, Black Friday had steadily being growing in size and hype in the UK before the 2014 version reached new levels. More retailers took part than ever before with discounts on everything from beauty to electricals.

PredictionIkea buy 25 Xmas tree, get 20 voucher

Deal History

  • 2010
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  • 1
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Weeks

  • NIL
  • NIL
  • Week 4 Nov 2012
  • Week 4 Nov 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

OK, perhaps it was a bit cheeky of us to include this one as a prediction, as Ikea announced it was happening before we launched the Predictor. However, the furniture giant has run the same offer for the last two years, so we expected to see it in 2014 even before it was confirmed. This year it went live on Fri 28 Nov. Buy a real Christmas tree for 25 from then until Sun 21 Dec and you'll get a 20 voucher to spend in the new year.

December 2014

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Week11st - 7th

PredictionDiscounts at Amazon, Apple, Asda & more

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Weeks

  • Week 1 Dec 2010
  • Week 1 Dec 2011
  • Week 1 Dec 2012
  • Week 1 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

While the hype surrounding Cyber Monday didn't reach the heights of the Black Friday hysteria, there were still discounts to be had at many big retailers, including Amazon, Tesco, Zavvi and more.

PredictionArgos 50/100 spends get 5/10 voucher

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
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  • 2013
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
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Weeks

  • NIL
  • Week 1 Dec 2011
  • Week 1 Dec 2012
  • Week 1 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

Argos had run this offer for the previous three years in a row, so we weren't surprised to see it again in 2014. If you spend 50/100 online at Argos or in a store by Sat 6 Dec, you'll get 5/10 off when you purchase again by Wed 24 Dec.

PredictionBoots 1,200 points on 50 spend

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
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  • 2013
  • 1
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Weeks

  • Week 2 Nov 2010
  • Week 1 Dec 2011
  • Week 1 Dec 2012
  • Week 1 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?No, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

Boots ran its last points event (a triple points weekend) right at the start of November. Trends from previous years indicated we could still expect an offer for 1,200 points when you spend 50 or more in the first week of December, however, we're still yet to see anything and are no longer confident this will happen.

PredictionSainsburys Tu 25% off everything

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
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Weeks

  • NIL
  • NIL
  • Week 1 Dec 2012
  • Week 1 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

This is the third year in a row Sainsbury's has discounted everything in its Tu range by 25% in the first week of December. This is often a popular one among forumites, who take advantage of the cheap school uniform. This year's sale also features Christmas jumpers and nativity dress-up. It's on in stores until Mon 8 Dec.

PredictionOasis 20% off code

Deal History

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  • 1
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Weeks

  • Week 4 Nov 2010
  • Week 1 Dec 2011
  • Week 1 Dec 2012
  • Week 1 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?No, hover over for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

Oasis surprised all of us here on the MSE deals team when it failed to offer a discount code in the first week of December as it has done for the past few years. There's still a possibility one will appear between now and Christmas, but we think it's unlikely as we haven't seen a lot from the fashion retailer in 2014.

PredictionMatalan 20% off

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
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Weeks

  • Week 4 Nov 2010
  • Week 1 Dec 2011
  • Week 1 Dec 2012
  • Week 1 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

We were spot on with our timing for Matalan's festive offer. The clothes retailer is currently offering codes for 5 off 25, 10 off 50 or 15 off 75. This means people will be getting about 20% off, depending on how much you spend. The offer ends at 11.59pm on Tue 9 Dec.

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Week28th - 14th

Prediction27 Soap and Glory gift set

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
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  • 2013
  • 1
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  • 3
  • 4

Weeks

  • Week 2 Dec 2010
  • Week 2 Dec 2011
  • Week 2 Dec 2012
  • Week 2 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

Christmas wouldnt be Christmas without Boots offering a discount on one of its HUGELY popular Soap & Glory gift sets. It hasn't let us down this year either. From 7am on Fri 12 Dec, you can get Soap & Glory's Next Big Thing gift set for 29 (usually 60). You'll need to be quick though - previous years' sets have sold out with a couple of days.

PredictionBody Shop 50% off code

Deal History

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  • 1
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  • 4

Weeks

  • Week 2 Dec 2010
  • Week 2 Dec 2011
  • Week 2 Dec 2012
  • Week 2 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

The Body Shop releases so many codes and offers that the biggest difficulty we had was predicting which one it would run in December. We plumped for 50% off around the second week of December and, while we were spot on with the timing, the offer itself turned out to be a code for 40% plus a free gift (usually 11) when you spend at least 10. The offer's available until Tue 16 Dec.

PredictionDorothy Perkins 20-25% off code

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
  • 2
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  • 4

Weeks

  • Week 1 Dec 2010
  • Week 1 Dec 2011
  • Week 2 Dec 2012
  • Week 2 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

Dorothy Perkins' inconsistency in previous years meant it was a difficult one for us to predict. However, the women's clothing retailer has done an offer at the time we expected, albeit slightly different from the one we expected. Until 11.59pm on Mon 8 Dec, you can enter a code for an extra 10% off over 400 items in its 30% off promotion, giving you a total of 37& off the original price.

PredictionThorntons 25% off code

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Weeks

  • NIL
  • NIL
  • NIL
  • Week 2 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

Thorntons hasn't let us down this year and has a code live right now for 25% off. Hurry though, it's only available until 3pm TODAY (Mon 8 Dec). Sweet!

Week315th - 21st

PredictionJanuary sales starting early

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
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  • 3
  • 4

Weeks

  • NIL
  • NIL
  • NIL
  • Week 3 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

Unsurprisingly, some retailers have already followed the pattern we'd seen in previous years and have launched their winter sales early. We've already seen discounts at Bonmarche, French Connection, Gap and we expect more to start soon.

PredictionBoots reduced No7 gift sets

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Weeks

  • NIL
  • NIL
  • NIL
  • Week 3 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

Just as we saw last year, Boots has run a discount on its No7 gift set the week after the hugely popular Soap & Glory set. This year's offer is a beauty and skincare bundle for 37 (was 75). The offer is available online and in stores until either Christmas Eve or when stock runs out, whichever happens first.

PredictionArgos up to 50% off toys

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Weeks

  • NIL
  • NIL
  • NIL
  • Week 3 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Watch this space

MSE's Deal Analysis

Weve only seen it once before, so an Argos toy sale starting a week before Christmas is one of our risker predictions. Its main January sale usually begins on Christmas Eve, but last year, it reduced several items from its toy range by up to 50% a week earlier. Its certainly one to look out for again in 2014, although the downside of a promotion so late in December is that stocks likely to be limited.

PredictionM&S 50% off gifts and wrapping paper

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
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  • 3
  • 4

Weeks

  • NIL
  • Week 3 Dec 2011
  • Week 3 Dec 2012
  • Week 3 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Watch this space

MSE's Deal Analysis

From Dec 17, many stores start to reduce their Christmas gifts, wraps and other items. For the last two years, M&S has started an up to 50% off sale, with other stores joining soon after. So if you can hold off right up until the week before the big day, you're likely to make a saving.

PredictionBrantano 40% off code

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
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  • 4

Weeks

  • NIL
  • NIL
  • Week 3 Dec 2012
  • Week 3 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

We predicted shoe retailer Brantano would offer 40% off in 2014, as that what it did last year. However, it hasn't been as generous with its codes this year and its festive offer reflects that - you can get 30% off with a code until Sun 21 Dec.

PredictionEvans 20% off code

Deal History

  • 2010
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  • 1
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Weeks

  • NIL
  • NIL
  • NIL
  • Week 3 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

We were correct with our prediction that Evans would offer a code for 20% off in the third week of December. However, the offer's not quite as generous as we expected, as there's a minimum spend of 40. The offer ends on Wed 17 Dec.

PredictionMiss Selfridge 20% off code

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4

Weeks

  • NIL
  • NIL
  • Week 3 Dec 2012
  • Week 3 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Watch this space

MSE's Deal Analysis

For the past two years, Miss Selfridge has run a 20% off code around the middle of December, so theres a fair chance it will do the same again this year. However, weve noticed the womens fashion retailer has been less generous with its promotional activity this year, so its by no means guaranteed.

PredictionAldi 5 off 45 (get your cheap turkey)

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
  • 2012
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  • 1
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  • 4

Weeks

  • NIL
  • NIL
  • Week 3 Dec 2012
  • Week 3 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Yes, hover over card for more details

MSE's Deal Analysis

We were correct in our prediction that Aldi would offer a money off voucher in the Daily Mirror in December. However, the voucher appeared a week earlier than expected and was for 15 off when you spend 75 rather than 5 off 45..

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