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Deals of the week – Pret, Travelodge and flatpack furniture

author: Fiona Peake

By Fiona Peake

Bagging a bargain takes time, so we’ve pulled together some of our favourite deals of the week to help you spend and save better. 

Get a months’ worth of free drinks at Pret a Manger  

Pret’s subscription service allows customers to get up to five coffees (as well as other beverages) a day, for £20 a month. They offer the first month free, so you could enjoy up to 25 drinks a week – on the house.  

Whilst not all drinks are included within the subscription, with bottled and canned drinks being excluded, you can choose from any hot drink, as well as smoothies, frappes and other iced drinks.  

The terms and conditions stipulate that you must wait at least 30 minutes between each drink's purchase. And the limit is capped at five free drinks in one 24-hour period. But, with the cost of a Pret drink averaging between £1 - £3.50 each, there’s potential there to grab up to £17 worth of free drinks every day for an entire month.  

Top tip: If you don’t want to pay for your subscription after the first free month, remember to set a reminder to cancel it on time.  

Staycations for £25 with Travelodge  

To promote getting away this summer, Travelodge are offering a big staycation deal. This includes over 1 million rooms at £25 or less from now until 16th May 2022. As part of the deal, you can also get your final night free if you stay for five consecutive nights in either of their selected locations, including London, Cardiff or Edinburgh.   

You can also change your arrival date free of charge as all fees for Saver Rate bookings has been waived. So, if there’s a last-minute issue, you don’t need to worry about any additional charges.  

Trade in your old Ikea furniture and receive money off vouchers  

Ikea’s new ‘buy back’ scheme offers customers the chance to trade in their old Ikea furniture in exchange for vouchers to spend instore.   

Items can have some cosmetic wear and tear, but this will impact on the amount you receive for them. Furniture in good condition can get up to 50% of the value back in vouchers. Whilst minor scratches earn 40% back and pieces with several scratches get 30%.   

Get an estimated quote for your old Ikea furniture before going instore.  

£5 full-length mirror from Dunelm  

Looking to spruce up your home? Dunelm currently has full-length mirrors in both silver and rose gold as part of their ‘Special Buy’ range.  

It’s £5 for either colour, and there’s no need to pay for shipping as they offer free click and collect.  

20% off school uniform at Marks and Spencer  

You can currently get 20% off all school uniform both online and in-store. There’s no need to input a code as the deduction will be made at checkout.   

All returns are free, and delivery is free on orders over £30.  

Get a Big Mac and fries for £2 every time you order  

If your go-to McDonald's order is a Big Mac and fries, then you can save consistently by using this tip.  

At the top of almost every McDonalds receipt is a ‘Food for Thoughts’ code. By going online and filling in a short survey, you can get your hands on a second code. Simply exchange at any McDonalds restaurant for a £1.99 Big Mac and fries.   

Of course, you will also receive a receipt with this order and so the saving process can be repeated over and over.  

Save £130 on a Shark Powered Lift-Away vacuum  

Whilst stocks last, you can get your hands on a brand-new Shark Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum Cleaner NV681UKB for £149.99 when you use code MSEJULY.   

This model usually retails at £279.99, so you will want to move quickly as once they’re gone – they're gone!  

Are you a savvy saver? Then take a look at our insider hacks for saving money when online shopping.

Disclaimer: All information and links are correct at the time of publishing.

author: Fiona Peake

By Fiona Peake

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