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We heard a rumour there'll be a Next 50% off sale this weekend and while not official, we’ve done our usual investigating and found plenty of evidence to suggest it’ll start in stores and online this Saturday (21 Sep) - with most stores likely opening early from 7am. We'll update you here and on Twitter @MSE_Deals once we know more.
Here's what we know so far...
(1) Next is recruiting for temporary sales staff on its website. It specifically mentions a 'Mid-Season Sale’ and says you'll most likely be needed on Fri 20 Sep and Sat 21 Sep. We wonder why that could be…
Usually extra staff are needed on the Friday to help set everything up for the sale, and then on the Saturday for the start of the sale itself.
(2) When we checked this Saturday’s opening time for the Next store closest to MSE Towers, it had been changed from its usual 9am, to 7am (this is very typical of a Next sale launch):
Do check with your local store before turning up at 6am to avoid disappointment (find your nearest).
(3) We've heard from some MSE Forumites and MoneySavers on Twitter that they've already got their VIP pre-sale slots for this week - a very strong clue.
(4) It usually happens at roughly the same time each year, so based on past years, this is when we'd expect the sale to launch.
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M&S 20% off two pieces of selected furniture*
Online & in selected stores. Incl bedroom furniture, sofas etcEnds Today
If you go online to M&S* or in store, you can get 20% off when you buy two pieces of selected furniture, including bedroom, living room, kitchen, nursery and dining room furniture.
On the M&S website it says delivery's usually free for most furniture items. We've asked M&S for full details on furniture delivery and we'll update you here when we know more.
Add two of the selected items to your basket and the 20% discount will be automatically applied at the checkout.
We're waiting for M&S to confirm which stores are included and when this offer ends - in the meantime, it might be worth calling ahead before making a special trip.
If one of John Lewis's 'unnamed competitors' - such as House of Fraser or Debenhams - is running a sale, you can bet John Lewis* will be price-matching it.
It's all part of its "never knowingly undersold" policy and we've found the best way to find these deals is to go to its offers page*, as there are often hidden discounts John Lewis won't always advertise.
Delivery's £3.50 and click and collect (find your nearest*) costs £2, so do bear that in mind if its competitor offers free click and collect as you may be able to get it cheaper there.
It's worth noting that John Lewis only price matches items that are exactly the same as its competitors, and it's always best to do your own price comparisons before you buy.
The MSE new team recently discovered John Lewis is sometimes "knowingly undersold" (read the full story here) - so make sure you inform it if you do see a product you've already bought there cheaper elsewhere and it should issue you a 'price-match refund'.
There are always ways to save money at Next*, so even if there isn’t a cracking deal out there that works for you, don’t assume you can’t cut your costs further.
Ways to save include:
- Free Click & Collect. Every online purchase is eligible for free Click & Collect and there's no minimum spend required.
- Look out for hand-written numbers and letters on price tags. Next shop staff are renowned for writing on price tags before sales. If you spot hand-written markings on a full-price item you want to buy, hold off – it probably means the item’s about to be reduced.
- Try haggling. We polled 2,518 MoneySavers to find out in which shops hagglers have most success. High street fashion retailers did feature, so it’s worth a go. Find out more in our Haggle on the High Street guide.
- Check the Clearance page. The N*ext Clearance* page lists clearance stock from all departments. Stock is limited, so it's worth filtering your searches by product and size.
- Check out similar retailers, eg, Debenhams. If you're not committed to buying from Next, check out our deals from Debenhams, Dorothy Perkins, BHS, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Very and Littlewoods, where there may be a better offer.
- Want more? Find out more shopping tricks in our Shopping Secrets guide.
- Had a problem with Next? There’s a free online tool you can use to complain – it helps draft, manage and if necessary escalate your complaint. It’s offered by a firm called Resolver, which we like so much we work with it to help people get complaints justice – you can use it to complain to Next*.