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Christmas may be a distant memory, but you can still grab a bargain if you're happy to eat festive-themed chocolate. Get the code from Voucher Box by Sat 31 Jan, and go online to Thorntons* to get 20% off everything, including Christmas hampers already discounted by up to 60% in its sale. Delivery's £3.95.
All the hampers include a selection of chocolate gift boxes and bags, and some include The Snowman chocolate models. Of course, as these are sale items the expiry dates won't be very far away, so you won't be able to use these hampers for stockpiling.
Hampers available in this deal:
We asked Thorntons, and it said that stock levels are good for all these hampers, but when we've featured similar deals in the past, they’ve been very popular. Go quick if you're after a particular hamper.
Got unwanted Christmas presents or a special Valentine's parcel or anything else to send? Well you can send them for free with this newbies Parcel2Go deal.
Parcel2Go is a parcel delivery comparison website which bulk-buys postage slots from big delivery agencies, then sells them to the public. Newbies to Parcel2Go* can enter the code OFFERFREE to get £10 off deliveries anywhere in the world to or from the UK. Even better, there’s no minimum spend so if delivery is £10 or under (which it often is for sending smaller, lighter parcels in the UK), it’ll be free.
There's no limit on the number of people who can use the code, but it's one per household. It’s valid till Tue 27 Jan for delivery anywhere, from Tunbridge Wells to Timbuktu. Prices are listed without VAT, so factor that in.
Who does the delivery?
Couriers Parcel2Go lists include: MyHermes, Hermes, Collect+, Parcelforce, Yodel, UPS, TNT & more. You’ll be able to choose which courier you want to use before you confirm delivery.
You get the same service as if you went direct via the courier. However, it’s Parcel2Go that will deal with enquiries and sort out compensation claims.
If the difference is only a few pennies, it may be better to go with an established company with a reputation than a totally unknown name.
For an idea of parcel firms' customer service, see an MSE poll we ran last January on which firms have the best and worst feedback. Also see our Cheap Parcel Delivery forum discussion & Cheap Parcel Delivery guide for more help.
Do check if your item is covered by its compensation scheme, not all items are.
Is Parcel2Go any good?
We’ve featured Parcel2Go before and feedback was mixed – some people were very happy with the service they received, while others experienced problems. Because of this, we’ve asked Parcel2Go to set up a dedicated email address for MSE users. Should any issues arise contact email@example.com.
While we hope everyone gets this deal as planned and we've arranged with Parcel2Go to put extra measures in place for you, please be aware that nothing is ever 100% guaranteed. Please let us know how you get on in the MSE Forum.
Parcel2Go includes a standard level of compensation with every parcel, which is up to £20 or £50 depending on the courier. If your parcel is worth more than £50 you can take out extra cover. But you can’t use the £10 off code to get a discount on the cover, you’ll need to pay for it separately.
The price you pay does not include any duties, customs or taxes that the delivery may incur. The code is not valid on parcels sent between foreign countries.
If you're sending more than one parcel to the same address, the £10 discount will apply to both parcels. However, if you're sending more than one parcel to different addresses the discount will only apply to the cheapest parcel.
Can’t be used with other offers.
We've blagged a code for new customers to get an extra 1,500 Clubcard points (worth up to £60 when converted into Tesco Boost) on a £60 online grocery shop at Tesco.com*. It's only valid on Tesco Grocery, no other Tesco departments. Just enter the code XXRRRK and book a delivery slot that's before Wed 28 Jan to qualify for the offer. Delivery costs £1-£6, depending on the time slot you choose, or you can collect from a store for free.
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 restaurant vouchers, days out, magazine subs and more. So the 1,500 bonus points are worth £15 in store but up to £60 with Tesco Boost. See our Top 10 Tesco Boost deals for our pick of the most valuable Boost deals and how to reclaim lost Tesco points.
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.
If you buy a copy of the Daily Mirror (55p) in England or Wales, or the Daily Record (55p) in Scotland on Thu 22 Jan you'll get a voucher for £5 off when you spend £40 or more in an Aldi store by Thu 29 Jan. Use the Aldi store locator to find your nearest.
Maximum one voucher per transaction. Can't be used on infant formula milk and spirits.
If you've never shopped online at Waitrose* before, you can get £15 off your first big delivery (you must spend at least £100, a big spend but useful for families) until Tue 3 Feb. Simply register and enter the code AQ4JH15 at the checkout. Delivery's free as you’ll be spending more than £60.
There are also codes for those who’ve occasionally shopped online at Waitrose before. For example, £20 off (min £100) if it’s your second time, or £10 off (min £100) if it's your third, fourth or fifth. You can also use these once you’ve done your first shop using the appropriate code below. These are valid until Tue 17 Mar.
This is effectively £65 off a £500 spend using all five codes on five shops – or about 13% off – so it’s not exactly breath-taking, but could save you a decent amount if you regularly spend £100+ per shop on groceries anyway, or want to stock up on non-perishable items such as jars of sauce or shampoo.
If you're not sure how many times you've shopped online with Waitrose before, view your purchase history by logging in and checking the 'My Orders' page.
There are no excluded products, so you can make up your £100 shops from anything that’s available on the Waitrose grocery site*.
Get the code from VoucherCloud* and enter it online at men's clothing retailer Burton by 11.59pm on Sat 28 Feb to get £10 off when you spend £40 or more on full-priced items. Delivery's £3.95 or you can collect from a store for free. You can also get the offer in stores by showing the code on your smartphone, but unfortunately there's no voucher to print and take in stores.
The code can't be used on sale items, gift cards, CDs, DVDs, formal hire, paying store card accounts or with any other offers or promotions.
We've blagged big grocery savings with a triple code for newbies to online food retailer Ocado*. Register, shop online, and enter the MSE Blagged code VOU0984602 by Sat 28 Feb. Ocado delivery is only available in some parts of England and Wales, so check it delivers to your area*.
1. Up to 25% off (max £25) when you spend £40-£100. It's worth noting you will need to pay for delivery (£0 - £6.99) on this shop, as the delivery pass won’t be in action yet. The £40 minimum spend excludes tobacco products, stamps, infant formula, Ocado gift vouchers and food donations.
2. An annual midweek delivery pass, normally £69.99. Within seven days of receiving your first grocery shop (using our code), you'll be emailed instructions on how to sign up for your smart pass. It'll give you free delivery on Tue, Wed or Thur when you spend at least £40, for a year (Christmas deliveries excluded).
3. The smart pass also gets you 10% off hundreds of selected brands for the full year. Once your smart pass is activated, you'll get an automatic 10% discount on hundreds of branded products (there were 885 when we looked on Mon 12 Jan - but it can change). As it also price matches Tesco on many branded goods – and there’s a lot of overlap between the price matched goods and those with the 10% discount, this is a decent price. PS If you buy brands, why not try our downshift challenge to find out if you can save even more money.
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.
As predicted, on Wed 14 Jan Boots* launched its up to 70% off sale boost in stores and online. Stock is limited so if you want something you might need to move quickly.
Delivery's £2.95 or free if you spend £45 or more. You can collect in store for £1.95 or for free if you spend £20 or more.
Bargains we found in the up to 70% off sale include Sanctuary gift sets for £2.40 (were £8), One Direction fragrance sets for £8.70 (were £29) and Ted Baker nail polish sets for £4.20 (were £14).
Our forumites have been eagerly awaiting the sales boost - join the Boots sale discussion for top tips.
We've blagged MoneySavers an extra 50% off men's, women's and kids' shoes in Hi-Tec's January sale. Just enter the code 50SALE online at Hi-Tec* by Sun 1 Feb. The discount is valid on sale items available via this special link only. As an example, you could get men's trainers for £12.50 which were £30 before the code and sale. Delivery's £2.99.
There are 34 styles on offer, including:
You need to enter the code in your shopping basket, before you enter your payment details.
There were a good range of sizes available at the start of the sale, but of course this may change as stock levels go down. Hi-Tec offers a 90 day return policy, providing the shoes are unworn.
Enter the MSE Blagged code 30OFF online at the Hotpoint factory outlet* by Sat 31 Jan 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 substantially 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.
Bargains we found using the code on Tue 30 Dec include:
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.
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.
Follow these quick steps:
To cover the cost of delivery, 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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