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November 2014

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Week317th 23rd

Prediction10/12 champagne deals in stores

Deal History

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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

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Weeks

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  • 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

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Weeks

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

Likelihood

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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

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Weeks

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

Likelihood

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MSE's Deal Analysis

Another one that has appeared earlier than expected, a Gap 30% off voucher featured in Grazia magazine earlier in November. Again, we think its unlikely Gap will run another promotion in the week we originally predicted at the end of the month, but its a possibility, so we thought it was worth including.

PredictionMonsoon 20% off code & voucher

Deal History

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Weeks

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  • Week 4 Nov 2012
  • Week 1 Dec 2013

Likelihood

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MSE's Deal Analysis

Were not confident about this one. Previous years promotions led us to believe Monsoon would run a 20-25% offer in the last week of November, so we were surprised to see a code and voucher in Grazia magazine in the third week of the month. We think its highly unlikely it will do another offer in Week 4 on top of that one, but its still a possibility, so we thought it was worth including in our calendar.

PredictionKurt Geiger 25% off code

Deal History

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Weeks

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

Likelihood

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MSE's Deal Analysis

Shoe retailer Kurt Geiger has run a 25% off code around the end of November for the last three years running, so were confident it will follow suit this year. What were less certain of is where the code will be featured. In previous years its been available on the Kurt Geiger website, however last year, it was only available in Elle magazine, meaning youd have to spend 4 to get your hands on it.

PredictionSelfridges 20% off online code & in-stores

Deal History

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Weeks

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

Likelihood

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MSE's Deal Analysis

Promotions dont come around too often at Selfridges, so the 20% off event it has traditionally run around November tends to be popular. In 2011 and 2012 it started in the third week of the month, but last year it didnt appear until the final week. Based on that information, we reckon this years offer will begin on Thu 27 Nov.

PredictionFigleaves 20% off code

Deal History

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Weeks

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

Likelihood

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MSE's Deal Analysis

We had a pleasant surprise last year when Figleaves offered a code for 25% off. Previously, the lingerie retailer had gone with only 20% off, so we predicted the same for 2013 and didnt get our knickers in a twist when we were proved wrong. We expect it to go with 25% again this year, around the usual time of the last week of November.

PredictionM&S 10-20% off code

Deal History

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Weeks

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

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Watch this space

MSE's Deal Analysis

M&S hasn't done many discount codes for its main site this year, though it's been generous with those for its online outlet. Looking at past years though, it still seem likely a 10%-20% off main site code is on the cards. However, M&S does tend to be reactive depending on its current trading, so this one's not a certainty.

PredictionDiscounts at Amazon, Apple, Asda & more

Deal History

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  • 1
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Weeks

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

Likelihood

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MSE's Deal Analysis

Traditionally one of the biggest days in the shopping calendar across the Atlantic, Black Friday is now starting to gain popularity here in the UK. Expect strong but short-lived offers on big brand electricals. But dont get caught up in the American-style hype - if youve got your eye on something big such as a TV, ensure you compare prices before clicking buy. This years event takes place on Fri 28 Nov.

PredictionIkea buy 25 Xmas tree, get 20 voucher

Deal History

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Weeks

  • NIL
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  • 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's 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 goes 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.

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December 2014

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Week11st - 7th

PredictionDiscounts at Amazon, Apple, Asda & more

Deal History

  • 2010
  • 2011
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  • 2013
  • 1
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Weeks

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

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Watch this space

MSE's Deal Analysis

As with Black Friday, the following Monday also sees a broad and diverse range of retailers slashing prices for short-lived offers. Retailers are notoriously reluctant to reveal in advance the discounts they have planned, but, to give you a flavour of what you can expect, last year saw the likes of Amazon, Asda, Boots, Office, Toys R Us, Gap, M&S, Oasis and more take part.

PredictionArgos 50/100 spends get 5/10 voucher

Deal History

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Weeks

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  • Week 1 Dec 2011
  • Week 1 Dec 2012
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Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Watch this space

MSE's Deal Analysis

Argos has run the same offer for the last three years in the first week of December and we expect it to follow suit in 2014. It rewards shoppers who spend 50 with a voucher for 5 off their next purchase and those who spend at least 100 get a 10 voucher. As with the Boots points offer, if youre bulk buying, split your purchase into several 50/100 spends to receive more vouchers.

PredictionBoots 1,200 points on 50 spend

Deal History

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Weeks

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

Likelihood

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MSE's Deal Analysis

A rock of consistency, Boots has run 1,200 advantage points on a 50 in-store spend (75 online) around the first week in December for the last four years. If youre doing a bulk buy, a trick is to split it into several 50 spends to get the most points.

PredictionSainsburys Tu 25% off everything

Deal History

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Weeks

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  • Week 1 Dec 2012
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Likelihood

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MSE's Deal Analysis

Every couple of months or so, Sainsburys discounts everything in its Tu clothing range by 25%. One of these events tends to happen in the first week of December. The promotion is always popular among our forum users, who often take advantage to stock up on school uniform.

PredictionOasis 25% off code

Deal History

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Weeks

  • Week 4 Nov 2010
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Likelihood

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MSE's Deal Analysis

We were slightly optimistic with our prediction of 25% off at Oasis last year, as it ran an offer for only 20% off. For many retailers, the level of discount depends on how successful theyve been throughout the year, so its difficult to predict the exact amount. This year, were going for a 20% off code around the high street fashion retailers traditional time of early December.

PredictionMatalan 20% off

Deal History

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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?Watch this space

MSE's Deal Analysis

The level of discount and the timing rarely vary when it comes to Matalans festive offers you can usually rely on 20% off around the first week of December. What were less sure of is the minimum spend, as this has differed over the last few years. Last year, you could get the discount no matter how little you spent, but if you spent at least 50, youd get 30% off.

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Week28th - 14th

Prediction27 Soap and Glory gift set

Deal History

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Weeks

  • Week 2 Dec 2010
  • Week 2 Dec 2011
  • Week 2 Dec 2012
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Likelihood

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MSE's Deal Analysis

Christmas wouldnt be Christmas without Boots offering a discount on one of its HUGELY popular Soap & Glory gift sets. It usually happens around the second week of December, but dont hang around last years offer was only on for two days and stock still sold out before the promotion finished. The 2013 offer was a 60 set of nine items (costing 73 when bought separately) reduced to 27. Expect similar this year.

PredictionBody Shop 50% off code

Deal History

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Weeks

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

Likelihood

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MSE's Deal Analysis

The Body Shop is renowned for running promotions throughout the year, so much so that its rare youll ever need to pay full-price. However, few offers give shoppers as much discount as the 50% off code they were able to snap up in the second week of December last year. The Body Shop is inconsistent, so its impossible to say for certain whether this discount will be available in 2014, but we reckon it could be.

PredictionDorothy Perkins 20-25% off code

Deal History

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Weeks

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

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MSE's Deal Analysis

Another one thats been as inconsistent as the English weather with discount levels, Dorothy Perkins has previously run either 20% or 25% off codes in previous years, so its difficult to predict an exact amount for 2014. The timing hasnt varied as much though and were confident this one will appear around the second week of December.

PredictionThorntons 25% off code

Deal History

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Weeks

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  • Week 2 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Watch this space

MSE's Deal Analysis

Thorntons tends to give chocoholics a treat in December with a discount code. Its offered between 15% and 25% off at various times over the last three years, including a 25% off code in the second week of the month last year. With that in mind, we reckon itll be offering a 25% off code about mid-December. Sweet!

Week315th - 21st

PredictionJanuary sales starting early

Deal History

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Weeks

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  • Week 3 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Watch this space

MSE's Deal Analysis

Gone are the days when the January sales started in January. Popular high street retailers now offer discounts from Christmas Eve and some even start reducing prices a week before the big day. By the third week in December last year, sales had already launched at Asos, River Island, F&F Clothing, Wallis, Kurt Geiger, Gap, Habitat and Ikea. We expect those, plus perhaps a few more stores to start early again this year.

PredictionBoots reduced No7 gift sets

Deal History

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Weeks

  • NIL
  • NIL
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  • Week 3 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Watch this space

MSE's Deal Analysis

While Boots blockbuster offer is always likely to be the reduced Soap & Glory set, any discounts on its No7 gift sets will also be hugely popular. In previous years, offers on its own-brand range havent been as consistent as those on the Soap & Glory set, but we have seen them happen. Well be keeping an eye out this year and have highlighted the third week of December as the most likely date.

PredictionArgos up to 50% off toys

Deal History

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Weeks

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Likelihood

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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
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Weeks

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  • Week 3 Dec 2012
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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

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Weeks

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  • Week 3 Dec 2013

Likelihood

DID IT HAPPEN?Watch this space

MSE's Deal Analysis

Shoe retailer Brantano is another one that frequently launches money-off promotions. Last years code and voucher for 40% off everything is one of the strongest weve seen and we think its possible therell be a repeat this year. However, we havent seen as many Brantano offers this year as we did in 2013, so its by no means a shoe-in.

PredictionEvans 20% off code

Deal History

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Weeks

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Likelihood

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MSE's Deal Analysis

Womens clothing retailer Evans has historically featured a code for 20% off around the middle of December and so is another one weve got our eye on this year. The dates have been inconsistent, but last year the offer appeared in the third week of December, so were predicting the same again this year.

PredictionMiss Selfridge 20% off code

Deal History

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Weeks

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Likelihood

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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

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Weeks

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Likelihood

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MSE's Deal Analysis

Canny MSE forumites have noticed Aldi usually features a 5 off coupon in The Daily Mirror on the last Thursday of every month. In December 2014. that happens to be Christmas Day, so we think its unlikely the voucher will appear then! Instead, we expect it to be in the newspaper the week before on Thu 18 Dec. This coincides nicely with turkeys arriving in stores, so you should be able to gobble up a nice saving on your Christmas dinner.

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