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The Kindle Fire is on many people’s Christmas lists and we've found a red-hot deal which takes the latest model down to a scorchingly good price.
From 00.01am on Wed 17 Dec, go online or in store at Argos* and you'll find the 7" Kindle Fire HDX 16GB for £99 (was £199) until 11.59pm on Wed 24 Dec. Since it was launched in Nov 2013, we've not seen it cheaper than £99 and the best we've found currently is £149 at Amazon, so this deal gives you a saving of £50.
To get it delivered before Christmas you’ll have to order by 6pm on Mon 22 Dec, but it’s worth noting many retailers are having delivery problems so the earlier you order the better. However, you can click and collect right up until Christmas Eve.
Argos told us that stock levels are good, but this is likely to be popular so this could sell out at any time.
Enter the code 2014WINTER online at women's clothing retailer Evans* by 11.59pm on Wed 17 Dec and you'll get 20% off when you spend £40 or more. Delivery's £3.95 or you can collect from a store for free. The last order date to ensure delivery in time for Christmas is 4pm on Sat 20 Dec. However, many delivery companies are having problems so the sooner you order the better.
On Wed 17 Dec only, go online to fashion retailer Topman* and you'll get 25% off full-price items. The discount will be applied automatically at the checkout. Delivery's £4 or you can collect from a store for free.
It's a big food shopping week with Christmas fast approaching, so we've blagged 15,000 codes for new and existing customers to get an extra 500 Clubcard points (worth £5 in store but up to £20 when converted into Tesco Boost) on a £60 online grocery shop at Tesco Grocery*. Just enter the code XXMNGM and schedule your delivery between Thu 18 Dec and Sun 21 Dec to qualify for the offer.
As this weekend is likely to be a popular time for people to order their Christmas groceries, you'll have to go quick to get this deal before the delivery slots book up. Same day delivery isn't available in most areas, so if you're booking a delivery for Sun 21 Dec, you'll need to place your order by Sat 20 Dec at the latest to get this deal. But be warned, there may not be any delivery slots left by then.
There are a few exclusions - see more info below. The points will be added to your account straight away and you will also collect your normal points on your purchase.
How good is this deal?
Tesco points are worth 1p each if spent in-store. But if you convert your points to Clubcard Boost tokens, they're worth up to four times that on days out, magazine subs and more. Tesco has also extended its current Christmas double-up, which includes toys, electricals and Christmas decorations, until Sunday – see our Tesco Rewards guide for more info.
The £60 grocery spend excludes:
Infant milk formulae, tobacco products, stamps, National Lottery Scratchcards, Delivery Saver subscriptions and delivery or collection charges. The code can't be used with any other code beginning with XX.
Only one code per household and per customer.
We’re feeling the chill here at MSE Towers but 25% off online at M&S Outlet to help with the winter wardrobe has raised the temperature.
If you log on to M&S Outlet* you'll usually find items up to 50% cheaper than normal M&S prices. But from 9am on Wed 17 Dec until 9am on Thu 18 Dec, enter the MSE Blagged code MSE25DEC and you'll get an extra 25% off.
Delivery's £3.50 and as M&S Outlet's last order date in time for Christmas is after the offer expires, you should receive your order before the big day arrives if you're using this code, but it’s worth noting many retailers are having delivery problems so the earlier you order the better. It can't be used on the 'Women's Nightwear' or 'Winter Savings' sections or with the 15% off for new email sign-ups offer.
To make it even easier for you, our M&S Outlet Tool hones in on the best bargains. Just tell it what you want, the price and the discount, and the tool will find it for you.
M&S Outlet operates on the Amazon webstore platform, so you'll need an Amazon account in order to purchase. Unwanted items have to be returned by post - you can't take them back to M&S Outlet or M&S stores.
Enter the code SAVE30 online at shoe retailer Brantano* by Sun 21 Dec to get 30% off full-price items. The code works on brands like Adidas, Nike, Clarks, Caterpillar, Levi's and Puma.
Standard delivery is £2.99 and you'll need to order by Sun 21 Dec to ensure you receive your items in time for Christmas. You can also collect from a store for free, but your order won't be delivered in time for Christmas if you select this option.
However, it’s worth noting many retailers are having delivery problems so the earlier you order the better.
You can also get the offer in stores by printing this Brantano voucher.
Enter the code GIFT10 online at clothing retailer Burton* by 11.59pm on Wed 24 Dec to get £10 off when you spend £40 or more on full-priced items. Delivery's £3.95 and you'll need to order by 4pm on Sat 20 Dec in order to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. Or you can collect from a store for free - order by Mon 22 Dec to get your items in time for Christmas.
However, it’s worth noting many retailers are having delivery problems so the earlier you order the better.
You can also get the offer in store by printing this Burton voucher or showing it on your smartphone.
The code can't be used on sale items, gift cards, CDs, DVDs, formal hire, paying store accounts or with any other discount or promotion.
Enter the code 14671 online at The Body Shop* by 11am on Mon 22 Dec to get £15 off when you spend £30 or more. Standard delivery's £2.99 and you'll need to order by 11.59pm on Fri 19 Dec to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.
You can also get the offer in stores by showing the code on the Body Shop homepage on a smartphone by close of business on Mon 22 Dec.
Can't be used at the Horsham and Hove branches, Manchester and Stansted airports, or at outlet stores. Some products are excluded. See below for more information.
Can't be used with other offers, on sale items, gift cards, charitable items, Love Your Body memberships or the following:
- Colour Crush nail colours
- All In One Instablur
- Drops of Youth eye concentrate
- Colour Crush Nails - top & base coat
- Nail colour/varnish remover
- The Body Shop Foundation Bag for Life
- 2-in-1 smoky gel liner & brow definer
- Wild Argan Oil product range
- Advent calendar
- Red Musk range
- Complete Collection bundle
- Store made gifts
Enter the code MERRY25 online at Dorothy Perkins* by 11.59pm on Thu 18 Dec to get 25% off full-price items. Delivery's £3.95.
While this offer gives you 25% off full-price items, the Dorothy Perkins sale starts on Fri 19 Dec with up to 50% off, so there's a possibility your item will be discounted even further from then.
The code can't be used on sale items, gift cards, with other offers or on the following brands: Another Label, Elise Ryan, Head Over Heels and AX Paris.
Enter the code TDX-PKJK online at Tesco Direct* by Sun 21 Dec and you'll get £20 off when you spend £100 or more on most technology and home electrical items.
Standard delivery's £3 and you'll have to order by 5pm on Fri 19 Dec to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. Or you can collect from a store for free - order by 5pm on Mon 22 Dec to get it in time for Christmas. However, it’s worth noting many retailers are having delivery problems so the earlier you order the better.
Using the code makes Tesco Direct the cheapest around for some popular items, including:
However, don't assume that just because the code gets you £20 off, you won't be able to find your item cheaper elsewhere. Always compare prices before purchasing.
The code can't be used on gaming, mobile phones, lighting, home security & safety, electric toothbrushes, items sold by Tesco partners or with other codes.
Enter the code LENSES32 online at Vision Direct* to get 10% off until Sat 31 Jan. Delivery's £2.99.
Compare prices with the MSE Contact Lens Finder before you buy, as Vision Direct may not always be the cheapest retailer, even with the code.
Enter the MSE Blagged code MSE15 online at electrical appliance manufacturer Morphy Richards* by 11.59pm on Fri 19 Dec to get 15% off everything, including sale items. Delivery’s free for all orders, excluding items from the 'spares and accessories' section, which incur a £3.58 delivery charge.
It's worth noting that the last date for free delivery before Christmas was Tue 16 Dec, so if you want something to arrive in time for the big day, you'll need to pay £4.99 for express delivery and order before 11.59am on Fri 19 Dec. However, it’s worth noting many retailers are having delivery problems so the earlier you order the better.
Use the code on sale items to ensure a better deal
Beware of buying full-price items, as we found a lot of Morphy Richards products cheaper elsewhere, even after applying the code. For example, one turbosteam iron is £42.49 with the code, but it's only £19.99 at Currys.
There are some real bargains however in the ‘special offers & discounts’ section. Using the code on these items is more likely to get you the best price around, but still be sure to compare prices with other retailers before you buy.
We've found some great winter warmer bargains by using the code on the following 'special offers & discounts' items:
LivingSocial's a huge daily deals site offering discounts on experiences, restaurants, hotel stays and more. And until Fri 19 Dec, enter the MSE Blagged code MSE15DEC at LivingSocial* to get 15% off one of its deals.
The discount is capped at £20, so if your deal costs more than £133, it won’t be a full 15% off. Once you select your desired deal, you’ll be emailed a voucher. Depending on your choice, you may then have to contact the provider direct if your offer is for a meal, experience etc.
An example of an offer you can get using the code is this 7" android tablet with keyboard case* for £33.15 + £9.95 delivery (next cheapest we could find was £54 delivered at Amazon). However, this won't be delivered in time for Christmas.
This code's also great for last-minute Christmas presents as you can use it on city breaks, spa days, hotel stays, restaurant offers and other experiences, meaning you just need to print a voucher, rather than having to wait for an item to be delivered.
Experiences you can get using the code include:
It's worth checking the T&Cs of your individual voucher as the expiry date varies from two to eight months, depending on the venue and deal you buy. One code per account.
How good is this?
It's rare to get a carte blanche code off a whole daily deals site that operates on the premise of already selling everything at a discount, so if you’ve got your eye on something, now’s a good time to go for it.
For all personal credit card holders, American Express regularly releases a new set of cashback offers when you spend a set amount at certain stores.
From Sat 6 Dec to Sun 21 Dec, American Express cardholders can get £5 cashback when spending £10+ at local businesses including restaurants, clothes shops and galleries by registering their Amex with the Shop Small website.
How it works
The offer only gets cashback once at each retailer per card but there’s no limit to the number of retailers you can get cashback from during the promotional period. Anyone with an Amex card where the logo is on a blue background qualifies, which is any personal credit card (including Lloyds TSB, MBNA and Virgin-issued cards), but not corporate or prepaid cards.
It is being run as part of the so-called 'Small Business Saturday'.
Secondary cardholders can also get separate cashback provided the long number on their card differs from the primary cardholder's.
You can use the Shop Small deal alongside discount vouchers or in a sale, plus if you've an Amex cashback card, you get your normal level of cashback. The total transaction after any discounts must be £10 or over.
What if I don't have an Amex card?
If you don't have an Amex and want to access these deals, consider applying for one of the cards above. It'll take around two weeks for your application to be processed and you to receive your card.
If you're new to online food retailer Ocado*, register, shop online, and enter the MSE Blagged code VOU6454384 by Wed 31 Dec to get two cracking deals. Ocado delivery is only available in some parts of England and Wales, so check it delivers to your area*.
Here's what you get:
WARNING! The annual pass will auto-renew after 12 months at FULL PRICE (£69.99). If you don't want to continue at full whack, make sure you mark it in your diary to cancel by calling Ocado on 0345 656 1234.
One code per new Ocado account, and it can't be used with any other offer.
The annual midweek pass excludes deliveries on Tue 23 Dec and Wed 24 Dec, as well as Christmas deliveries next year between 22-24 Dec 2015.
Deliveries are limited to one per day.
Enter the MSE Blagged code 30OFF online at the Hotpoint factory outlet* by Thu 18 Dec to get 30% off all items in its clearance store. The store sells mostly discontinued Indesit and Hotpoint large appliances, including cookers, washing machines and fridges.
While these are discontinued at Hotpoint, some of them are still on sale elsewhere for sustainably more (see analysis below).
Delivery's free and the site also offers a free removal and disposal service for your old appliance, just select this option during the checkout process. There's a charge if you want an engineer to connect your new appliance though, which ranges from £8.40 - £60 depending on the type of appliance.
These are end of line models and stock's very limited - once it's gone it's gone, so go quick if you're after a particular item.
As it's a clearance site, not all the appliances can be found elsewhere which makes comparisons tricky. We’ve found a few of these clearance items for similar prices at other online retailers, so the code is what makes this deal hot. Of course do check prices and compare for yourself before you buy.
All appliances on the site have a one-year guarantee for both parts and labour. Hotpoint also offers free replacement parts for its appliances for 10 years, and Indesit offers parts for five years, but only if you get its engineers to fit them at a standard price. You might be able to get a cheaper quote including parts elsewhere, so do check.
If you're new to Tesco Grocery* you can get £15 off your first £60 online shop when you enter the code XX3FP6 by Wed 31 Dec. There's no limit on the number of redemptions on this code, and the checkout gives until 31/12/14. There are a few exclusions - more info on those below. Only one code can be used per household.
What counts as a newbie?
If you've never shopped online at Tesco Grocery you're a newbie. Even if you've already set up an account, if you haven't shopped online, you count as a newbie.
Print a coupon from Purina Pro Plan's page to get £3 off Duo Délice dog food by 31 Dec 2014. The coupon’s for packs of 2.5kg or larger. We found the cost of the 2.5kg pack to be around £14.95. Can’t be used with other offers.
Follow these quick steps:
We have little feedback on Wrapp but it was founded in 2011 and its board directors include the co-founders of Skype and LinkedIn so it has decent backing. Of course, as you don’t need to give payment details for this deal, the risk is minimal.
To cover the cost of p&p, you'd need to spend £40+ with the code, otherwise buying in-store's cheaper.
Go to the Amazon Discount Finder and choose your department. Next, pick your discount and price range and choose whether you want free delivery. The tool will then generate a bespoke page full of discounts which fit your search terms.
Amazon often offers 75% and better reductions, yet it directs people to other areas, sending them to higher profit margin products instead.
This tool manipulates Amazon's web links to display all heavily-reduced bargains.
Before spending, use Martin's Mantras. If you answer 'NO' to any, Don't buy!
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