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The Boots Up To 70% OFF SALE *CONFIRMED*

Finally, after much confusion today Boots have confirmed when they’re famous up to 50% off sale will increase to up to 70% off. It will be going live online (around 4am) although an online increase has not been confirmed yet and in-store from opening time on Friday 20th January. Please do check your local store’s opening times on Friday as I know some do open earlier.

There has been a lot of confusion this year as to when the up to 70% off sale would start, as for the last few year’s it has always been the the third week of January. I’m glad Boots have decided to ahead with the sale as it means plenty of bargains for us all! If you want to see what I managed to get last year in the sale you can view my Youtube video here. Enjoy the sale on Friday and as always, please do let me know what bargains you manage to get!

 

FREE CPR Babygrow with Tesco

Last year, St John Ambulance research found that only one in four parents would know what to do in this scenario – despite most saying that this was the first aid emergency that they fear the most. So Tesco are teaming up with them to try to change that! To help as many parents as possible, Tesco has joined forces with St John Ambulance to help spread the little-known but incredibly important lesson of baby CPR. With the help of Humpty Dumpty, we’ve also created a babygrow that provides all the life-saving information you need to help you remember what to do, just in case an emergency should happen. In selected stores on 13 October 2016, Tesco will be running first aid demonstrations and giving away these limited edition babygrows (while stocks last) – while helping to fundraise for St John Ambulance’s life saving work with a suggested donation of £3 per babygrow. To find out more information you can visit the Tesco website here.

CheckoutSmart – The Best Way To Maximise Your Savings

You have probably heard me talk about cash back for some years now. Yet still even I forget to use these great apps to maximize my coupon shops and weekly food shops. Coupons are fantastic when they are around, but recently I’m finding myself using cash back apps more and more in this coupon drought.

feeb458c61c07d293c1edac0fe2a2c12CheckoutSmart is one of the best cashback apps on the market and offer fantastic freebies and rewards each week to their users. As well as getting cash back from supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Waitrose and Iceland. You can also get cash back from bargain stores and other high-street names. These include B&M, Farmfoods, Heron Foods, Lloyds Pharmacy, Superdrug and Wilko’s.

You are also not limited to in-store shopping anymore, CheckoutSmart now offers cashback for online food shopping. Also, if you don’t want to use the app you can now do everything on their website too! For example this week you could save £227.90 by using the app how amazing is that! The offers change weekly and here is how I incorporate CheckoutSmart into my weekly shopping… I always plan ahead, so I will write out my shopping list, I then open up the app to see what offers are available and add these onto my list if need be.

I love finding all the freebie offers as it’s a great way to try new products and increase your savings. Once I’ve done my weekly shop, I then keep my receipt handy and open up the app and hit ‘claim’. I then take a photo of my receipt and upload it to be reviewed. Once the cash back has been approved it appears in my CheckoutSmart account and I can withdraw directly to my bank account. There are lots of great products you can claim cash back on and why not save even more money on the items you love and buy each week? I hope this post has helped you and below are some useful video’s on how to use the app. You can visit the CheckoutSmart website here and start saving today!

 

Expert Mortgage Tips With Habito

Saving up for your dream home can be a costly and stressful time. Most of us will be looking into ways of lending to obtain our dream homes. For me, I don’t know the first thing about mortgages and it’s easy to feel confused and daunted by the whole situation. Habito, the UK’s only digital online mortgage broker, has compiled 4 of their best tips to help you when looking for a mortgage.

Brokers – There are some 1000’s of mortgage products out there and so many lenders, you need help to navigate the market. A mortgage broker can help you navigate the market and find the best deal for you. Brokers make money from the lender when an application is complete, so there is no need to charge you to help you. Some do charge but have a look around online for the best advice.

Digital – It’s 2016, and the mortgage industry is screaming out for some innovation. Anyone looking for a mortgage should be able to sort out their mortgage with an online mortgage broker. No need for payments, fax machines, massive forms or meetings. This can actually help many couples and families out, who don’t have time to go into a branch and be quizzed for hours on end. Habito is one of the few if not the only online mortgage brokers in the world, using technology to automate the process of acquiring this type of financing. For a seamless process, they come highly recommended and have been referred to as a miracle broker – read this review to hear what one family had to say earlier this month.

Online Calculators  – Be careful of relying on online calculators when working out your affordability to borrow. They do not give a realistic breakdown and can mislead you into thinking you can afford more. Basically, until you talk to a broker and get some in depth affordability details clear, any online mortgage calculator output is not that useful.

Comparison Sites – These websites have a huge presence, but their mortgage offerings do not reflect the entire market. You may be missing out on a good deal because they website doesn’t display it high enough. The mortgage market moves daily, so it’s important to keep up with the best deal.

Arm yourself with these 4 tips when you head out to find a suitable mortgage, or better yet, just hop over to Habito– they do after all exist to make mortgages as easy as possible

This post was written in association with Habito.

Ryanair Flash Sale 1 Million Seats from £9.99!

To celebrate the EU referendum Ryanair has launched a 24-hour flash sale! Sadly Ryanair may have been left a little disappointed with today’s vote but they still launched the flash sale with a little bit of humour! “As the UK’s largest airline, we hope the UK will vote to Remain in the EU. To celebrate what we pray will be a big Remain majority, we’re launching a 1 million seat sale with fares to Europe starting from just £9.99 – less than the UK’s £13 travel tax – for travel in October and November, just after midnight tonight until midnight (GMT) Friday.” Just like the EU Referendum, these fares are once in a lifetime and will be snapped up quickly, so you should get in quick to book your tickets before they sell out.  Click here to visit the Ryanair website and book your bargain seats!

Drayton Manor Tickets For Only 50p!

Drayton Manor have 1000 tickets available for only 50p each tomorrow morning! The reason for this fab flash sale is Drayton Manor have just had their 50 millionth visitor to the park today. The tickets will be available to purchase online only and will be released at midday tomorrow (Wednesday 15th June 2016). There is a maximum of five tickets that can be bought per person and will be available on a first come, first served basis. The tickets will only be valid for use within the park’s Summer of Fun between 23rd July – 31st August 2016. These flash sales are always popular and sell out within seconds. If you want to get your hands on these bargain tickets then you need to set an alarm and get on the website early. You can visit the Drayton Manor Website here where you will need to purchase your tickets tomorrow! *1000 50p tickets will be available to buy from midday the day after the winner has been announced (15th June 2016). These tickets are based on a first come first served basis and once they are gone, they are gone. The 1000 tickets will only be available to purchase online directly from Drayton Manor’s website. 

Drayton Manor Tickets For Only 50p

Discover the UK’s best over 50’s festivals

With Summer well and truly upon us, it’s that time of year again when we struggle to find activities and great days out in our surrounding areas. SunLife has created a great interactive map displaying great festivals all around the country for over 50’s to attend. The themed festivals include Food & Drink, Theatre & Arts, Music and Cultural. So there really is something for everyone in this festival guide and it’s all happening this Summer! The guide also includes pricing, and what you get for your money which is a very handy feature. It’s not very often a great guide like this comes out specifically for over 50s, so I hope this helps you plan a great day out!

Discover the UK's best over 50's festivals

Click here to visit the SunLife map of festivals to find out what’s happening near you! This post has kindly been sponsored by Sun Life.Discover the UK's best over 50's festivals

FREE L’Occitane Gift Set

L’Occitane are celebrating their 40th birthday, so have created this FREE gift set and filled it with four of their favourite products, made with precious ingredients that have defined 40 years. You get the following  freebies in your gift set – Divine Cream 4ml, Shea Butter Hand Cream 10ml, Verbena Shower Gel 30ml and Aromachology Repairing Shampoo 35ml. You also get a £10 gift voucher to spend in-store or online too! The world of L’Occitane is waiting to be discovered. Simply complete the form here and collect your FREE gift from a L’Occitane boutique or redeem online with any order. One per person and you have until 29th May to collect your gift from in-store. Get this fab L’Occitane freebie here.