17 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
BAGGING a big pack doesn’t guarantee value for money.
One in five of us fails to use up the items we buy in bumper packs and end up chucking some away, according to topcash back.co.uk.
Bulk-buying can be cost effective, but if done wrong it can lead to a lot of waste
Other items last better than others.
Follow my tips for how to buy big but smart . . .
SMALL CAN BE BEAUTIFUL: Most beauty products can become less effective over time and can collect dust and dirt if the lid is constantly on and off, so you may want to forget about buying that huge bottle or tub.
I look for offers on smaller items, also because it saves space. I prefer to swap the E45 500ml body lotion, £7.49, for the 200ml bottle, now on offer at Boots for £3.33.
TOILETRY TRICKS: Toothpaste lasts ages, as does shampoo and conditioner, so both are great to stock up on. Loo roll is definitely something to bulk-buy but only if you have the space.
Get 120 rolls of Cusheen quilted luxury aloe vera toilet paper for £26.99 at Groupon — around 22p a roll.
Meanwhile, aloe vera toilet tissue is £3.50 for nine rolls at Tesco — around 39p a roll. That’s a 17p per roll saving in the long run.
BEAN THERE, DONE THAT: Coffee can lose flavour over time, so skip the huge packet if you are not going to store it well. A 1kg bag of Lavazza coffee beans are £11 at Sainsbury’s, or instead see how you go with the supermarket’s Fairtrade Italian-style coffee, 227g, for £2.30, which saves you £8.70 immediately and will be a cost-cutter over time.
TIN IT TO WIN IT: Tinned food with a long shelf life is fine to buy in bulk. If you have the cupboard space, you can nab 12 tins (two packs of six) of Heinz baked beans at Morrisons for £5.50.
That works out at around 46p a tin. With a pack of six usually £3.95 (66p per tin), you are saving 20p per tin.
PRICES correct at time of press. Deals/offers subject to availability
Deal of the day
TalkTalk’s Fast Broadband package now costs £17.95 per month, down from £27
SNAP up TalkTalk’s Fast Broadband deal in its flash sale. The package now costs £17.95 per month, down from £27, for 18 months.
SAVE: £9.05 per month
Cadbury Freddo Biscuits are now £1 at Asda
BRIGHTEN up your tea breaks with Cadbury Freddo Biscuits, £1 at Asda, down from £1.50. Be quick, as the offer ends today.
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A bottle of Bombay Sapphire gin will set you back £21 at Tesco
But Aldi’s Topaz Blue premium gin is only £13
LOVE gin? Then enjoy a chilled relaxer with Aldi’s Topaz Blue premium gin, 70cl – a cheaper option than the popular Bombay Sapphire from Tesco.
Reader’s saving tip
PEGGY TANNER, from Lee-on-Solent, Hants, says: “Don’t throw your socks away if one gets a hole it in. You can slip them over your hand to make perfect dusters!”
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[boxout headline=”Two free tickets with The Sun Superdays” intro=”GET two FREE tickets to Chessington World of Adventures Resort, worth more than £95, with Sun Superdays!”]Witch and her Cat need your help to find her lost belongings in brand-new Room on the Broom – Magical Journey, landing at Chessington on Sunday, March 10.
Visit the enchanted library and walk through the pages of author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler’s family-favourite book. To get your tickets, download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk.
Go to the “Superdays – Chessington” page in “Offers” and click “Start Collecting”.
Collect NINE Sun Savers codes from those printed daily until Tuesday, February 26.
Lastly, enter your NINE codes on the app or website, then click “Book” on the “Superdays – Chessington” page.
Exclusively with Sun Savers, you can pick the date you go and get peak availability.
You can collect TEN printed tokens and book using the online booking form, but only with Sun Savers can you pick your date.
Subject to availability. Code collect. Sun Savers £2 booking fee applies. T&Cs apply, see thesun.co.uk/superdays. © 2001 & TM Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler. Licensed by Magic Light Pictures Ltd. © Orange Eyes Ltd. 2012.
Sun Super Days — A whole new world of FREE attractions
GET ready because readers’ favourite Sun Superdays is about to return!
The Sun offer that gives every reader the chance to get their hands on two FREE tickets to top UK attractions is back.
Chessington’s Gruffalo ride
First off this year is the fantastic Chessington World of Adventures Resort, where you will be able to get your hands on two FREE tickets worth over £95!
This will be followed by Alton Towers Resort in March, LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort in April and THORPE PARK Resort in May.
Later in the year you will also get the chance to grab free tickets to attractions such as The London Dungeon, Shrek’s Adventure! London, The Bear Grylls Adventure, SEA LIFE National Aquariums, Warwick Castle and more.
Getting your free tickets could not be easier.
Simply collect NINE Sun Savers codes from the 18 printed in the paper daily from the launch of the promotion.
Sun Savers is the best way to collect for your Superdays tickets, as you will need one less than those who collect via the printed tokens, meaning with Sun Savers you’ll get to book an entire day early!
You will also get the chance to pick the date you visit, making sure that none of your friends and family miss out on a great day. The perks don’t stop there — with Sun Savers you’ll get the best availability, including peak periods.
[boxout headline=”Your favourite rides and more to enjoy: 2019 highlights” featured-image=”3797023″]THIS year’s Superdays is going to be bigger and better than ever before, with loads of new rides at the attractions, plus your old favourites.
Collect for your Sun Superdays tickets to Chessington World of Adventures Resort and you will be some of the first guests to visit the brand new Room on the Broom – A Magical Journey.
The experience, which launches in early March, brings to life yet another of author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler’s much-loved children’s books, following in the footsteps of the Resort’s Gruffalo River Ride Adventure.
Visit the enchanted library and embark on a spellbinding adventure.
Search high and low in trees, fields and reeds helping Dog, Bird and Frog on your way to find the Witch’s lost belongings.
You will also get the chance to visit all the animals at their zoo and SEA LIFE aquarium, plus visitor favourite The Vampire Ride.
This year at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, you will be invited by Lord Vampyre to the brand new Haunted House Monster Party.
Get set for LEGOLAND’s most spook-tacular ride ever, where the whole house will be turned upside down. Opening this spring, the ride is packed with fun for the whole family.
Plus, don’t forget to visit LEGOLAND’s famous Miniland, above, where you can step into the world of LEGO and go sightseeing around the entire world.
If you’ve not yet experienced The Wickerman, then make sure to collect for your tickets to Alton Towers Resort in March.
Launched in 2018, the adrenaline-fuelled rollercoaster brings together cutting-edge special effects with classic wooden coaster technology for the first time.
If you have little ones, check out CBeebies Land. Children can meet all their favourite characters, plus enjoy 14 rides and attractions including the Furchester Hotel Live Show and the Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride.
For those feeling brave, collect for THORPE PARK Resort. Home to more than 30 thrilling rides, attractions and live events, it’s the ultimate destination for thrillseekers featuring some of the UK’s most popular roller coasters.
Reach new heights with Stealth, the UK’s fastest rollercoaster, launching riders to 205ft at 80mph in just 2.5 seconds.
Take flight on THE SWARM, the UK’s only winged coaster, or face one of Jigsaw’s most twisted traps with SAW – The Ride, the world’s first horror-themed rollercoaster, featuring a 100ft “beyond-vertical” drop.
Plus, there’s loads of new rides and experiences in store for 2019 at the other attractions, so stay tuned this year to find out more.[/boxout]
T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs at sunsavers.co.uk/faqs.
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