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£10 extra at Boots and free Pimm's: This week's deals and discounts

You can get £10 extra at Boots this weekend. Getty Images

There’s a great bunch of money-saving deals and discounts for you to grab this week, including …

But don’t forget, a bargain is only a good deal if you were planning to splash out on it anyway.

£10-worth of extra Boots points

If you have a Boots Advantage Card, you can get £10 worth of points with purchases if you spend £50 in-store or £60 online.

The offer runs until Sunday 20 May in-store, and online until Monday 21 May.

Free Pimm’s

You can get a free bottle of Pimm’s by signing up to discount site TopCashback this week.

You’ll get £15 cashback when buying Pimm’s No.1 from any UK store as long as you take a picture of your receipt and upload it to the site.

This deal is valid to new members until 27 May. For information go here 

Time to switch energy deals

If you’ve been thinking of switching your energy supplier, now could be a great time to do so.

British Gas is increasing prices by 5.5% from 29 May, while Scottish Power is raising prices by 5.5% on 1 June.

 

EDF has a 2.7% – or £16 – electricity price rise coming into effect on 7 June for 1.2 million customers. 

Meanwhile a million Npower customers face a 5.3% increase – an average of £64 – from 17 June.

Cheaper rail travel for couples

Discounted railcard deal for couples. Getty Images

A railcard that gives two people a third off the cost of off-peak rail fares is 10% cheaper at the moment.

The Two Together Railcard normally costs £30 a year, but enter the code ROYAL10 at Two Together Railcard before 11.59pm on Tue 22 May and you’ll pay just £27.

£35 Eurostar tickets

Eurostar is offering fares from £35 and train and hotel packages from £89 per person until 24 May.

To check out the deals and book visit eurostar.com

99p Churros

Budget supermarket Lidl is offering 500g bags of churros for just 99p.  The pre-fried Spanish sugary treats just need to be heated in the oven.

25% at Karen Millen

You can get 25% off at women’s clothes shop Karen Millen until Sunday 20 May by using the MoneySavingExpert code KMMSE25 at the checkout.

However delivery is £3.99 (although it’s free on orders of £150 or more).

Cut-price theatre trip

Anthony Horowitz’s new play Mindgame is at London’s Ambassadors Theatre until 2 June but you can get cut-price tickets using a special promo code.

Tickets for the mind-bending psychological thriller are just £24.50 when you use the code MG2450 online

MOT warning

Be wary of falling foul of new MOT rules. Getty Images

Under new MOT rules which come into effect on Sunday 20 May, drivers could be fined up to £2,500 if they are caught driving a car with an invalid MOT.

If your motor is found to have a “dangerous” fault, you won’t be allowed to drive it away – you’ll either have to get it repaired at the garage or towed elsewhere.

Experts suggest that’s it’s worth checking the new rules to ensure you’re not caught out. See the new MOT rules here.

Tip of the week

Save money on water by analysing your household usage.

The free aqKWa Savings Engine will give you personalised advice on your water use to help cut down your bill.

Those who’ve used it have saved on average £88 a year, reckons Tim Robertson of Save Water Save Money.

He also advises: “When watering the garden, fill a watering can with rainwater from a water butt to help reduce your fresh usage.”