Barclaycard has launched a free shopping service which gives all shoppers, not just Barclaycard customers, access to over 5,000 special offers, though many are bog-standard deals available elsewhere.

Bespoke Offers allows consumers to search for money-off vouchers and special deals at high street chains including Tesco, Starbucks, Odeon and House of Fraser.

Barclaycard claims Bespoke Offers could save the average UK household up to £2,100 every year. (Check out our High Street Sales guide and Discount Vouchers pages for a round-up of the top deals.)

However, we want to see more evidence of top deals before raving about it.

Some of the exclusive offers available include:

  • 5p per litre off any fuel at Shell garages. You can download as many vouchers as you like and use each one on separate visits before 31 May.
  • A £10 Starbucks gift voucher for £5, available until 12 July.
  • 25% off a £50 H Samuel gift voucher, until 8 June.

But there are also some bog-standard offers which are widely available elsewhere. For example:

  • 25% off main courses at PizzaExpress. This is available on PizzaExpress's website.
  • 25% off your food bill at Strada. You can get this on Strada's site, as well as up to 30% off.
  • £10 off £50 spend on baby & nursery items at Tesco Direct, also available on money.co.uk.

MoneySavingExpert.com deals analyst Deborah Heston says: "It looks like Barclaycard is jumping on the deals bandwagon with a mixture of exclusive deals such as £10 at Starbucks for £5, and generic deals open to all such as 25% off Pizza Express.

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"The current exclusives look decent but we'll have to wait to see if it can beat the competition to bag some really cracking original offers."

Barclaycard reckons around 70% of deals on Bespoke Offers are exclusive, but adds its emphasis is more on providing relevant, personalised offers.