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Cheap pasta and free music: this week's deals and discounts

Fusilli at half-price to celebrate World Pasta Day. Getty Images
Fusilli at half-price to celebrate World Pasta Day. Getty Images

There’s a great bunch of money-saving deals and discounts for you to grab this week, including cheap pasta and months of free music. But remember, a bargain is only a good deal if you were planning to splash out on it anyway.

Deals to celebrate World Pasta Day

Popular pasta brand Napolina has discount deals at two major supermarket chains.

Pop into Asda and you’ll be able to pick up two 500g packs of fusilli, penne, or spaghetti for £1.50 until end of December.

Meanwhile at Tesco the bigger-sized 1kg packs of fusilli, penne, spaghetti and rigatoni will be half-price from 25 October (World Pasta Day) until 14 November, reduced from £2.28 a pack to £1.14.

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Free music for up to six months

If you’re a new customer of Amazon or Apple you can get three months’ free music streaming from either firm.

Bag yourself free music for six months (Getty Images)
Bag yourself free music for six months (Getty Images)

Put them together and that’s six months of free music on your phone or other device.

But both deals require signing up to a paid-for subscription – which you must remember to cancel.

The Deal Hunters at MoneySavingExpert explain how to get the free music here.

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Free takeaway

You can get a free takeaway worth up to £15 from Just Eat if you sign up to discount site TopCashback.

It’s offering 100% cashback up to £15 to all new members who order through Just Eat until Sunday 5 November.

Aldi’s meat deals

Sausages with Guinness Stout and Leek at £1.99 from Thursday: Aldi
Sausages with Guinness Stout and Leek at £1.99 from Thursday: Aldi

From this Thursday 26 October Aldi is offering what it calls its Super Six Meat deals.

We’re tempted by the Pork Sausages with Guinness and Leek at £1.99 (pictured).

Other offers include Piri Piri Cook in the Bag Whole Chicken at £3.99 and Italian Meatball Kit with Napoli Sauce at £2.49.

American dreams?

It’s USA food week at Lidl and among a host of deals the one that caught our eye was 250ml bottles of maple syrup at just £2.99.

There are also American pancakes and milkshakes on offer in the range.

3-for-2 on handcare

Crabtree & Evelyn is offering 3-for-2 on hand care until next Sunday 29 October.

If you spend more than £30 you can also get free delivery.

Helpful shopping app

The HotUKDeals app could help you find the best deals, particularly as we approach the annual Black Friday shopping event, when firms try and flog all sorts of stuff to us.

The app – which is free to download on iOS and Android includes a deal alert feature and a voting system which can help you find your way around the bewildering number of deals that will be available.

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Tip of the week

Check your subscriptions regularly: you may be paying out unnecessary cash.

Natasha Rachel Smith, consumers affairs editor for, reckons you should check subscriptions every three months to see if you’re still getting use out of them.

“Many of the subscriptions you have might seem necessary but you are not always getting your money’s worth,” she warns.

Have a look out how you use your subscriptions. You may not use Netflix in the summer for instance, which means you will end up paying out for nothing.

Others to check include Spotify and Amazon Prime does the use you get from them justify the annual fee?