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Free salad and donuts: this week's deals and discounts

You may need several friends to help you finish a dozen free donuts! Getty Images

There’s a great bunch of money-saving deals and discounts for you to grab this week, including a free will, cut-price baby products and free dry-cleaning for the jobless.

But remember, a bargain is only a good deal if you were planning to splash out on it anyway.

Free salad meal

You can get a free salad meal from Chop’d this week through the Too Good To Go app, which helps fight food waste.

First you’ll need to download the app (it’s free here) and then buy a £2.50 meal from any Chop’d branch, there are 13 in London and others in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool.

When you turn up to collect your meal you’ll automatically be refunded. The offer runs until Sunday 28 January.

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Interview outfit cleaned for free

There’s a lovely offer from dry-cleaning chain Timpson: if you’re unemployed and going for an interview it’ll clean an outfit for you free of charge.

You need to pop into a local Timpson and explain your situation. As long as they believe the items you bring in are for a genuine job interview they’ll help.

To find your nearest Timpson search here

Baby product deals

Bath time fun is all the better with cut-price baby products. Getty Images

Boots has a range of offers on baby products until the end of February.

Good deals include buy-one-get-one-free on packs of Pampers Esssentials or Johnsons Baby Bath.

The Baby Event is running in-store or online here

Free will this month

Throughout January, Macmillan Cancer Support is offering people a free will writing session. It can be completed online, face to face at home, in branch with a solicitor, through the post or over the phone.

You must register your interest in January to take advantage of the offer, but you can schedule your will writing session at any point until 31 May 2018.

It’s only for standard wills and the charity hopes that you’ll be so grateful that you’ll leave a little bit for Macmillan in your will, but there’s no obligation. Full details here

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Free donuts

Buy any Krispy Kreme Dozen Donuts and you can get a dozen original glazed donuts free.

The offer is in Krispy Kreme stores only and you’ll have to print a voucher which you can get here and use it in-store by 11 February.

Save £333 on your energy

Heating can end up cheaper if you move to an independent supplier. Getty Images

Fed up with your energy company? If you’re with one of the Big Six firms, you could get fairer treatment by moving to an independent firm.

The latest customer satisfaction survey by Which? shows energy companies such as Flow Energy, Octopus Energy, PFP Energy, Utilita and Utility Warehouse at the top of the table.

The Big Six firms are all at the bottom with Npower judged the worst as keeping customers happy, although small suppliers Extra Energy and Spark Energy have also failed their customers in the last 12 months.

If that doesn’t persuade you to switch, then think about the cash you could save by moving. Which? found customers with the Big Six on a standard variable tariff could save up to £333 a year by switching to the cheapest dual fuel deal on the market.

Tip of the week

A campaign to cut down fraud has issued some advice to help you avoid becoming a victim. The Take Five campaign says:

  1. A genuine bank or organisation will never contact you out of the blue to ask for your PIN, full password or to move money to another account. Only give out your personal or financial details to use a service that you have given your consent to, that you trust and that you are expecting to be contacted by.
  2. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.
  3. If you’re approached with a request for personal information, don’t provide it. Instead, contact the company directly using a known email or phone number.

Katy Worobec, managing director of economic crime at UK Finance, the organisation behind the campaign, says: “You should always question any calls, texts or emails asking for your details out of the blue. Stop and think before you give away any information, no matter how legitimate the person sounds.”

To find out more about the Take Five campaign go here.

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