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Bank Holiday and half-term offers: This week's deals and discounts

You could save 40% on takeaways this weekend. Getty Images

There’s a great bunch of money-saving deals and discounts for you to grab this week, including Bank Holiday and half-term offers.

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

40% off takeaways this weekend

You can get 40% off takeaways over the Bank Holiday weekend if you use delivery app Just Eat for the first time. That could mean a great bargains while you’re watching the football from Wembley or Kiev.

If you’re already a Just Eat customer you’ll be  able to get 8% cash back through the offer.

The deal runs until midnight on Monday 28 May at TopCashback.

10x Nectar Points

If you collect Nectar points, Sainsbury’s has a cracking 10x Nectar points weekend starting on Saturday 26 May.

The offer runs until Monday 28 May and means you can collect 10x points in store, on fuel or on online orders.

Lots of Half-term offers

There’s a great thread at the HotUKDeals website which lists loads of cheap and free things to do this half term across London and the UK.

Go to HotUkDeals to see a pretty exhaustive list – including links – of bargain days out and activities over the Bank Holiday and the following week. 

Supermarket deals

There are some decent bank Holiday bargains at supermarkets. Getty Images

Budget chain Lidl has cut the price of two 250g packs of Warren & Sons back bacon from £2.59 to £1.59 this Saturday and Sunday, 26 and 27 May. It has also halved the price of 150g packets of its Deluxe hand-cooked Potato Crisps, down from 75p to 37p.

M&S’s £10 Dine In For 2 offer, which includes a main, side dish and dessert with a free bottle of wine, features a four-pack of its Our Best Ever Burgers, which normally sell at £6. Could be perfect for a barbecue of the weather holds out. The deal runs until 29 May.

If you fancy some sparkling wine to wash down your food, Waitrose has a number of offers at present. The highlight is a third off Laurent-Perrier Brut champagne, which is down from £43.00 to £28.49 until 5 June.

Long weekend offers

Department store chain John Lewis has 20% selected items in a number of departments over the Bank Holiday weekend, including in home, fashion and electricals.

You can see all the offers at John Lewis.

DIY deals

Before starting DIY, check out store bargains. Getty Images

If you’re planning to make the most of the Bank Holiday by tackling some of the those DIY jobs at home, you should look to make the most of specialist stores’ offers this weekend.

At Wickes, for example, you can get 15% off the price of selected paint, flooring, woodcare and tiles over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Meanwhile if you sign up at Quidco you can get a £15 cashback bonus at B&Q. You’ll need to sign up at the site here first, then spend at B&Q before you can claim your bonus. The offer runs until 31 May.

Meanwhile Argos has a third off selected barbecues and garden furniture plus you could get a £5 voucher when you spend £50 or more, or it’s a tenner if you spend £100. You’ll need to spend before 2 June, and the vouchers must then be used by 19 June. Details at Argos.

Tip of the week

Tell your insurer about your DIY plans over half-term. If you don’t, you could be turned down if you need to claim when things go wrong.

Rod Jones, insurance expert at uSwitch, said: “It’s a British tradition to use the Bank Holiday for a spot of DIY. And while it’s a great feeling when you’ve done up your own home, the worrying truth is that very few people realise that you may not be covered if the job doesn’t go according to plan.

“It’s a good idea for any DIY enthusiast to double check with their insurer prior to beginning the improvement work around their home, as failing to notify a provider before the work is carried out may invalidate your home insurance policy.”