Friday, 13 March 2015
Wednesday, 11 March 2015
| Travelzoo Weekly Top 20|
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for their very best deals and compile the Travelzoo Top 20(R).
TOP 20 DEALS -- 11 March 2015
£199pp -- North Cyprus Week w/Upgrade; Fly fr Manchester
Source: Cyprus Paradise
£89 -- Cranage Hall 4-Star Stay w/Tatton Park Tickets
Source: Great Little Breaks by Hotelshop UK
£299pp -- Spain: 5-Star Seville Break w/Flights & Upgrade
Source: Luxury Holiday Collection
£179 -- Lake Windermere Laura Ashley Hotel w/Meals & Extras
Source: Laura Ashley Hotel The Belsfield
£599pp -- Miami Luxury JW Marriott Break; Fly fr Manchester
Source: Exclusive Luxury Breaks
£17.40 & up -- 'Oklahoma!' Musical in Salford, up to 40% Off
Source: The Lowry
£599pp -- 'Ultra Chic' Crete Holiday w/Meals & Private Pool
Source: Inspired Luxury Escapes
£155 -- Normandy: 2-Night Stay with Dinner, Save up to 42%
Source: Hôtel Bois Joli
£299pp -- Rome & Venice 4-Star Break; Fly from Manchester
Source: Citrus Holidays
£275 & up -- Fly to Hong Kong from Manchester (Return)
£499pp -- 7-Nt Med Cruise fr Barcelona w/Flights, Save 38%
£79 -- North Wales: 2-Night B&B Break, Was £178
Source: Guildhall Tavern
£499pp -- Sharm: 5-Star All-Inc Hilton Holiday fr Manchester
Source: Fleetway Travel
£79 -- Peak District Getaway w/Meals & Wine, Save up to 52%
Source: The Derbyshire Hotel
£1449pp -- Cancun All-Inc Luxury 10-Nt Escape, fr Manchester
Source: The Holiday Place
£20 -- Anglesey Sightseeing or Wildlife Powerboat Tour
Source: Anglesey Boat Trips
£78 -- Hamburg Apartment Stay, Save up to 41%
Source: Citadines Michel Hamburg
£99pp -- 'Impressive' 2-Nt Cotswolds Escape w/Meals, 39% Off
Source: Cotswold Water Park Four Pillars Hotel
£379pp -- All-Inc Ibiza Break at New Hotel, fr the Northwest
Source: Qwerty Travel
£1399pp -- Japan & China Cruise w/Stays, Flights & Tours
Source: Iglu Cruise
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Associate Publisher: Christina Bracewell
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Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Free £5,600 to improve home, '£1,300 tax back', cheap iPhone, £1=€1.40 buy now?, free Guinness, free 500MB overseas data, Mum's Day, £92/yr b'band & line
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BOOM. Free £150 switching bribe is back as bank price war kicks off
Free Sim card with 500MB data to use abroad. 4,000 avail. Totally free PAYG Sim card on the Three network (pop it in any unlocked phone), data works in 16 destinations incl USA, France, Spain till 31 Aug. Full info in Three deals.
The pound hits €1.40, should you buy now for the summer? Read Martin's buy Euros? editorial.
Mum's Day: 100 M&S couriered flowers £25, free £6 card, £10 champagne, restaurant deals
Last chance: £92 for 1 YEAR'S b'band & line rent (after £100 cashback) - equiv £7.66/mth. MSE Blagged. Ends Sat: Many can save £200/yr switching to this super-cheap Plusnet deal (part of the BT group). It's £156 upfront for a year's line rent (or £15.95 every mth), £2.50/mth for broadband for the year contract and you get £100 cashback.
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HMRC is nearing the end of sending 13.5 million tax code letters, but it's your job to check it's right - in the past millions have been wrong. Underpay and in future you may be asked to find £1,000s at short notice; overpay and you're shelling out far more than needed. Our unique Tax Code Calculator checks if yours is correct & explains what to do if it's not.
Ciaté gel nail kit £30 (norm £99) incl £29 polish. MSE Blagged. LED lamp, polish, cleanser & buffer. 900+ avail
New. Credit rejects 6mths 0% - respite from bank charges/payday loans. Accepted new Barclaycard Initial* custs get 6mths 0% spending even if you've past defaults or a (settled) CCJ. Do protect your credit score though by using the eligibility calc to see your acceptance odds before applying. Who's it good for? Beware new borrowing on it, only use it as respite from more expensive debts, see Barclaycard Initial help for how. And ALWAYS clear before the 0% ends, or it jumps to a horrid 34.9% rep APR. Full help: 0% cards, Credit Rebuild Cards (APR examples)
New top 2yr fix ISA 2%. The cash ISA year ends in 25 days, either use it or lose it. Santander has launched a new 2yr 2% fix but only for its 123 & Select customers. Alternatively, Coventry BS pays 2.25% fixed till Nov 2018, but you can access your cash early for just a 120-day interest penalty. For easy access the Post Office is 1.5% variable or HSBC Advance customers can get 1.5% + an extra £10/mth. FULL INFO & BEST BUYS: Top Cash ISAs & ISA Transfers.
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Cheap iPhone 6 deal - unltd mins, texts & 4GB of 4G data. MSE Blagged. While iPhones are never MoneySaving, if you're getting one, EE newbies can pay £33.49/mth on a 24mth contract for a silver*, gold* or grey* 16GB handset via Mobile Phones Direct. Plus use code MSE1 and the £75 upfront's reduced to £35 (a few weeks ago it was £40). That's £840 for 2yrs all-in; the best heavy-user deal we've seen - cheaper than buying a handset outright and using a Sim-only deal. Full info & options: Cheap iPhones
Cheap flights - 53 days ahead is the latest you should book. New research shows on avg 53 days will still give a cheap price & Tue is the cheapest day. Yet it varies by location - find your perfect time to book or full cheap flight tricks.
'Just got my Amazon Prime £79 subscription back'. A few weeks ago we explained how to get money back from unwanted Amazon Prime subscriptions. We've been inundated with success stories. See Amazon Refunds
| Book holiday car hire ASAP - you could save £180/wk |
5 overseas car hire need-to-knows. Get it from £5/day if you book right - huge savings for Easter or summer
Holiday car hire done wrong can cost a fortune, yet done right it can be cheaper to have a car for a week than just getting a taxi from the airport. Our full Cheap Car Hire guide has tricks & tips, yet here are the 5 key ones...
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Discussion of the week
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This week's poll: Ever 'tweaked the truth' on an insurance claim?
Lying on an insurance claim is fraud. No question. Yet many people admit to 'tweaking the truth' (still fraud) such as saying their mobile phone was taken from their bag when they know the bag was unzipped and it actually had dropped out.
Have you ever been dishonest on one of these insurance claims?
Are you the senior financial partner in your relationship?
Of cohabiting, unmarried partners, 54% have a senior financial partner.
18,826 voted. See the full results.
Question of the week
Q: If I’ve bought a brand new sofa from a retailer which is faulty on delivery, do I have to give the retailer a chance to repair it or am I entitled to a full refund? Mandy, by email.
MSE Tara's A: With furniture or anything else, if you buy something that turns out to be faulty and you spot the problem quickly then you're entitled to a full refund by law, under the Sale of Goods Act 1979.
That means if it doesn't follow what Martin's calls the SAD FART rules - ie, it isn't of satisfactory quality, as described, fit for purpose or doesn't last a reasonable length of time then provided you aren't deemed to have 'accepted it' you're entitled to a full refund. To 'not accept it' you need to reject it as faulty within a 'reasonable time' (varies by item but the sooner the better, and definitely no more than a month). In your case, send it back straight away and you should be fine.
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What's the strangest photo you've ever taken?
That's it for this week, but before we go, did you see the photo of a weasel riding on a woodpecker's back? It's genuine and we'd like to see if you've ever caught anything like this - let us know over in the forum.
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