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This is a detailed list of all the current major high street and online retailers' sales. Often there are massive discounts, but it’s all about the timing.
Before you get seduced by the sales, follow this checklist first.
1. Check for vouchers: See the Shopping Vouchers guide.
2. Benchmark prices: Use the MegaShopBot to compare prices.
3. Will you use it? If you won't, or can’t afford it, they're not worth it. See tips for safer shopping.
From Fri 17 Oct, go online to Ralph Lauren* and you'll get 50% off items in the Blue Label section until Mon 27 Oct. More than 300 products in the womenswear range will be reduced and the discount will be applied automatically at the checkout. Delivery is £4.95.
Blue Label is a sub-brand of Ralph Lauren and makes up part of its women's range. Deals with the discount include tank tops for £27.50, £45 polo shirts and v-neck sweaters for £80.
Official Ugg retailer MandM Direct* has discounts on several styles of Ugg boots. You can get free delivery on orders over £50 using the code FD14. Deals include:
We asked MandM Direct what stock was like, but it wasn't able to tell us. It looks like sizes are also very limited, so go quick if you want a pair.
Go online to ASOS* before 30 Oct and bag up to 50% off in its end of season sale, including over 850 brands.
Delivery's £3 or free if you spend at least £15.
Included in the sale are big brand names such as Kurt Geiger and Raybans and from what we've seen the discounts can be as much as 90%, so just keep a beady eye out.
I've noticed that the products in this sale are selling out really quickly so if you have your eye on something, watch the stock levels!
Go online to Cath Kidston* (delivery's £3.95 or collect in-store for free) or to your nearest store by Sun 2 Nov and you’ll find up to 30% off. The sale includes homeware, baking essentials, fashion and accessories and although it’s being advertised as up to 40% off, we have found some items discounted by up to 50%. Keep a beady eye out and you could bag a cracking deal.
Bargains we found include:
I like to wait for the Cath Kidston sales and stock up on Christmas pressies for my mum, this looks like it might be the last big sale before the festive season.
Go in-store or online to Office* and get 30% off selected women's Uggs while stocks last. Delivery's £3.50. Deals include:
We asked Office what stock levels were like for the Uggs in this offer and it said they could run out at any time, so go quick if you want a pair.
The Soletrader Outlet* stocks end-of-line deals and currently has discounts on Ugg boots in a range of styles. Delivery's free on orders over £35. Bargains we spotted include:
We asked Soletrader, and it said stock levels are varied and sizes seem to be very limited, so go quick if you're after a particular pair.
Next currently have a clearance sale running online and in-store while stocks last. What sets this one apart from other sales is that almost everything in the sale is at least 50% off, rather than ‘up to’ 50% off.
Our forumites are a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the Next sale and have all the inside tricks and tips. Read the full Next sale forum discussion.
Some of the bargains we've found include women's jackets £10 (were £30), men's leather belts £10 (were £22), children's tops £2 (were £9.50), three glass bottle vases £5 (were £12). Even better, all items have a 'price history' which shows when they were reduced and by how much.
Go online to Gap* (delivery's £4) or to your nearest Gap store and you'll find up to 60% off a selection of men's, women's and kids' items while stocks last. The sale includes current and some previous season items discounted.
Bargains we found include women's jackets for £20 (were £60), men's jeans for £13 (were £45), boy's shirts for £8 (were £18).
Go online to Ted Baker* (delivery's £4.50 or collect in-store for free) or to your nearest store and you'll get up to 50% off a selection of men's and women's clothes and accessories while stocks last.
Bargains we found include men's shirts for £40 (were £85), women's dresses for £50 (were £99) and iPad cases for £27 (were £39).
Shop online at Reiss* (delivery's £3.95 or collect in-store for free) or at your nearest store while stocks last. The sale includes mainly items from the current season.
Although the sale is being advertised as up to 50% if you have a nosey around you can bag some bargains with even bigger reductions. Bargains we found include men's shirts for £29 (were £79), women's dresses for £36 (were £129) and women's skirts for £28 (were £95).
Go online to Kurt Geiger* (delivery's £4.95) or to your nearest store and you'll find up to 50% off selected items from all departments while stocks last. The sale will mainly include summer items, but there will be some previous season stock too.
We'll update you here once the sale starts with some of the bargains available.
Go online to Selfridges* (delivery's £4.95 or collect in-store for free) or to your nearest store and get up to 50% off a selection of items from all departments while stocks last.
Go online to Office* (delivery's £3.50) or to your nearest store and you'll find up to 60% off men's, women's and kids' items while stocks last.
Bargains we found include men's Vans trainers for £20 (were £47), women's mary jane pumps for £8 (were £25) and kids' unisex Toms for £13 (were £27).
Shop online at Burton* and get up to 50% off a selection of current and previous season items while stocks last. Delivery's £3.95 or collect in-store for £2.
Bargains we found include slim fit shirts for £7 (were £18), t shirts for £5 (were £20) and suit trousers for £10 (were £40).
Go online to Miss Selfridge* (delivery's £3.95 or collect in-store for free) while stocks last to get up to 70% off items from the current and previous season.
Bargains we found include skater dresses for £8 (were £35), playsuits for £10 (were £35), rose headbands for £2 (were £8.50), tops for £5 (were £25).
To hone in on the best bargains, use the Regatta outlet tool. Tell it what you want, the price and the discount, and it'll find it for you. To see a selection of the winter coats above, use the search word 'jacket'.
Each point's worth 1p when redeemed on virtually any Boots-branded product in-store at Boots, so this is effectively a 10% discount on Boots branded items. Don't assume Boots is always cheapest though, if you can buy items 10%+ cheaper elsewhere, go there instead. See full Boost Loyalty Points guide for more Boots tips.
Our new Local eBay Deals Mapper lets you find bargains if you're prepared to pick them up. eBay sellers often specify items must be collected in person which means fewer bids. But you can't normally search 'collection only' so put your postcode in and how far you're prepared to schlep and watch the gems pop up.
Before spending, use Martin's Mantras. If you answer 'NO' to any, Don't buy!
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