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Free gig tickets and holiday tips: this week's deals and discounts

You could win free tickets to your favourite gigs! Or a bottle of Ribena. Getty Images

There’s a great bunch of money-saving deals and discounts for you to grab this week, including free Ribena and holiday tips.

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

Free Ribena – or gig tickets!

Ribena has thousands of juice drinks to give away, as well as loads of other prizes such as gig tickets. Just head to its website, enter your details in its Pick Your Own Gig! Competition, and enter either 2333, 2319 or 2340 when prompted for a number.

If you win a drink, you’ll have to print a voucher to take to a store. You can enter once a day and there are 10,001 prizes each so plenty more chances to win.

Free moisturiser for men

Men, you can claim a five-day sample of the new Clarins Hydra-Sculpt moisturiser by filling in your details here. There are 10,000 samples up for grabs.

A million teenagers missing out on £1,000

Do you know children born between September 2002 and September 2011? If so they could be missing out on up to £1,000 each. That’s because they were given a government hand-out, known as a Child Trust Fund.

But new research suggests that a million kids could be missing out on their windfall because they’ve moved home. Now a new campaign aims to reunite youngsters with their cash, which they can have when they reach 18.

If you know anyone who could be affected visit Shares4Schools to find out how to locate a Child Trust Fund.

£15 off flights

There’s £15 off flights through a money-saving website. Getty Images

If you sign up to TopCashback at the moment you can get £15 off flights. The offer is available with brands such as Expedia, SkyScanner, TUI and British Airways. 

The deal runs until midnight Sunday 29 July.

25% off sparkling wine

Waitrose has a range of sparkling wines at 25% off at the moment. It could be a good time to pick up a few bottles for a future celebration!

Highlights include Lanson Black Label Brut, down from £34 to £24.99 until 1 August while Balliamo Italia Prosecco Brut, has been cut by a third from £11.99 to £7.99 until 7 August.

If you just want a half-bottle for a small celebration then the 37.5cl Lanson Rosé Brut is reduced from £19.99 to £14.99.

Boots clearance site

Like shopping at high street chain Boots? Then you should check out its online clearance site here where you can pick up loads of bargains.

More Nectar points up for grabs

Until 11 July you can get more Nectar points at a range of stores.

For example, Sainsburys will give 10 times the usual points on selected Holiday Shop and Taste of Sumer products. Just load the offer onto your Nectar card before shopping and swipe as usual when checking out. Meanwhile Argos is offering two points for every £1 spent in the same period.

If you shop through the Nectar website you can get double rewards on certain brands such as Topshop, House of Fraser, Nike and JD. At ASOS there’ll be triple points on offer between 14 and 20 June and 28 June to 4 July.

Win a year’s free movies

Win all the movies you want for a year. Getty Images

Register at film screening site Chili before 31 July and you’ll be entered a competition to win a year’s movies on the site, or one of 100 gift cards worth £50.

Tip of the week

With summer approaching, holidays come to mind. But you can save a packet by booking off-season, advises Darren Williams of

“Holiday companies fluctuate their prices according to demand and unfortunately summer is the priciest time,” he points out.  “Booking at an off-peak time can be better for your bank account so it’s always worth looking at deals for early autumn.”

He also warns to be wary of hidden charges.

“Most holiday companies will try to lure you in with cheap-sounding deals but they forget to mention the extra charges for food, blankets, concierge service etc.

“To avoid being stung by these charges take your booking right up to the payment page so you know exactly what you’ll be forking out for.”

The best time to book flights at their cheapest is around 53 days before you travel, he adds. “It does differ between different companies but if you’re booking around this time frame you’ll be sure to get the best deals.”