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Free Valentine meal and £15 theatre tickets: this week's deals and discounts

This week’s best deals (Getty Images)

There’s a great bunch of money-saving deals and discounts for you to grab this week, including a free meal on Valentine’s Day, £15 West End tickets, and free online training courses.

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

Free Valentine’s Day meal

Download the Too Good To Go app and order a bargain meal on Wednesday 14 February, and you’ll be refunded the total cost.

The app helps fight food waste by putting people in touch with restaurants and cafes that are happy to sell off meals at low prices at the end of shifts, rather than throw them away.

All meals ordered through the app will be free on Valentine’s Day. Each person can order a maximum of two meals.

West End theatre from £15

West End theatres are offering discounted tickets (Getty Images)

Theatre ticket app TodayTix has launched a spring event with West End tickets throughout March at either £15, £25 or £35.

Shows in the deal include School of Rock, Wicked, Aladdin and the Book of Mormon.

You can download the app here and check back for daily offers and special deals.

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Half-term savings

There’s still time to plan some fun affordable things during half-term this week.

Not sure what to do? Thankfully the members of money-saving site HotUKDeals have put together a megathread of free and cheap things to do, including days out, theme parks, and restaurant deals.

Go here to see the full list of deals posted for consumers by consumers.

£15 back when you spend £40 at Asda

You can get £15 cashback by shopping at Asda. Getty Images

TopCashback is offering all new members £15 cashback on a £40 spend at ASDA Groceries.

The offer runs until Monday 5 March. For full details go here

Up to 30% off at Lidl

Lidl’s special deals this week start on Tuesday 13 February and include wild rocket (70g) at just 39p, down from 56p, and kiwi fruit down from 35p to 29p each.

Meanwhile the store’s sweet chilli chicken has been cut from £2.99 to £2.49 while smokey barbecue boneless beef ribs are now £2.39, down from £2.99.

The deals will be available in local stores while stocks last.

Pancake day at Poundland

Budget chain Poundland is offering an eight-pack of Ma Rayburn’s Ready-to-eat Pancakes at just 50p a pack – perfect for pancake day on 13 February.

It’s also running a #TopTosser competition for videos of your pancake tossing attempts – and handing £50 vouchers to winners! Details of how to enter

Switch energy firm to save a packet – and get a bonus £20

If you’ve never switched energy supplier, you could save up to £300 by doing so.

But make the move by midnight on Wednesday 14 February through Quidco and you’ll land a £20 cash back bonus.

Sign up to the money-saving site here and look for the ‘energy switch bonus’.

Cut price Ideal Home Show tickets

Hundreds of thousands visited the Ideal Home Exhibition last year. Getty Images

You can get 53% off two tickets to this year’s Ideal Home Show at Olympia through family discount site Littlebird.

At the show you’ll be able to try out this year’s must-have gadgets and technology and se cooking demonstrations and expert talks.

The offer also includes entry to the Eat and Drink Festival and kids under 15 get in free.

The show runs from Saturday 17 March to Monday 2 April. Under the offer you pay £14 for two adult weekday tickets or £16 for two adult weekend tickets.

Book your bargain tickets by going here

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Tip of the week

Did you know you can gets lots of free training online? The Open University, for instance, has more than 800 free courses.

Elsewhere recruitment firms offer free guides to creating the perfect CV, or about time-management, or other business skills that could help you get that perfect job.

Or you could take a free course that hands you skills that could help you elsewhere, such as cooking or cyber security.

The debt charity StepChange has a useful guide on its Money Aware website to the free learning available. Find out more here