There’s a great bunch of money-saving deals and discounts for you to grab this week, including a cash from banks, and some decent train offers.
Discount railcard for 26-30 year olds
A railcard offering discounted train travel for 26-30 year olds goes on sale on Tuesday 13 March.
The one-year railcard will cost £30 and offer a third off most fares in England, Wales and Scotland.
But it’s just a trial so you may need to be quick to get one as only 10,000 will be issued.
You’ll need to go to the the special Railcard trial site to apply and you’ll have to pay by card, have proof of age, either through a driving licence or passport, and have a digital, passport-style photo.
You won’t be issued with a card as it is intended for digital use only and will be carried on your smart phone.
Cash for introducing a friend to your bank
If you think your bank account is great, you can get cash by referring a friend – and there’s money for them too.
Bank with TSB Classic Plus, for instance, and you and a friend will each be handed £75 if they open an account on your recommendation.
The offer runs until 9 April and you can recommend up to five people – giving you a possible bonus of £375.
Other banks have long-standing offers. Nationwide has a refer-a-friend scheme but pays out £25 more. If you’re with the building society you and a friend can each pocket £100.
Meanwhile First Direct offers £50 for its customers and £100 for their friends.
Sparkling offer at Asda
Supermarket chain Asda has cut the price of its own-brand extra-dry prosecco from £6 to just a fiver.
It’s described as: “A delicious sparkler with zesty lemon, pear and apple fruit flavours, a hint of sweetness is balanced by a refreshing, crisp acidity.” You can find out for yourself in stores and online.
2-4-1 deals at London attractions
If you travel into London by train, you can use your rail ticket to get two-for-the-price-of-one deals on a range of attractions.
The deal can be used over the Easter holidays, too, which could mean some bargain family trips. The most popular offers are for the London Eye, Tower of London, London Dungeon, St Paul’s Cathedral, and London Zoo.
Go to Days Out Guide for full details of the 2-4-1 ticket offers.
Up to 60% off Converse
Fans of Converse trainers should head to the company’s online store where it currently has a sale of up to 60% off on its footwear.
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Lidl deals to keep you out of the red
Blood oranges are almost half-price at Lidl this week, with the price of a 500g bag falling from £1.49 to 79p.
Keeping the scarlet spirit, red onions have also been cut in price, down from 52p to 39p for 750g. The deals are offered in branch from Thursday 15 March.
£15 off at Game
You can get £15 off a purchase at Game by signing up to Top Cashback.
The deal runs until 9 April and is just in time for those looking to snap up the new Call of Duty Black Ops 4 on pre-order, bringing the price down to just £39.99.
£29 fares to European cities
Eurostar is offering £29 one-way fares to Paris, Brussels, Lille or Calais until 18 March. The fares are available for trips between 22 March and 17 September.
There are also £35 one-way tickets on its new direct service to Rotterdam and Amsterdam, which starts on 4 April. For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit eurostar.com or call the Eurostar contact centre on 08432 186 186.
Tip of the week
Always feel short of cash? Start to get control of your finances by taking a regular look at your bank statement and other financial paperwork, advises Paul Osborn, boss of the Foresters Friendly Society.
“It can be very difficult to work towards improving your financial situation without having a clear picture of your current financial position,” he says.
“Setting time aside to collate your digital or printed bank statements, utility and phone bills and home insurance policies for example, will allow you to see your monthly outgoings in one place and help you to plan accordingly.”