Thursday, 28 May 2015
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
| Travelzoo Weekly Top 20|
Every week we search more than 1,000 companies worldwide
for their very best deals and compile the Travelzoo Top 20(R).
TOP 20 DEALS -- 27 May 2015
£199pp -- Seville: 5-Star City Break w/Flights & Free Tapas
Source: Exclusive Luxury Breaks
£49 -- South Devon Stay w/Breakfast, Save 55%
Source: Hazelwood House
£499pp -- Italy, Greece & Monaco Summer Cruise, Save £450
Source: P&O Cruises
£79 -- 17th-Century Cotswolds Retreat inc Dinner
Source: Stratton House Hotel
£129pp -- Berlin 3-Night Deluxe Break; Fly fr the Northwest
Source: Travel Interaction
£357 & up -- Direct Flights to New York fr the North (Rtn)
£99 -- 5-Star Brussels Stay w/Breakfast & Chocolates
Source: Steigenberger Wiltcher's
£199pp -- Algarve Deluxe Week w/Sea View; Fly from the North
Source: Fleetway Travel
£149 -- 'Impressive' Lake District Retreat w/Meals, Was £304
Source: Lodore Falls
£1099pp -- All-Inc Jamaica Holiday w/Upgrade, fr Manchester
Source: The Holiday Place
£29 & up -- Award-Winning 'Wicked' in Manchester, Save 40%
Source: The Lowry
£289pp & up -- British Airways Luxury Flight & Holiday Sale
Source: British Airways
£69pp -- Somerset Health-Farm Getaway with Dinner, 46% Off
Source: Cedar Falls Health Farm & Spa
£599pp -- 5-Star Ultra All-Inc Sharm Week; Fly fr Manchester
Source: Luxury Holiday Collection
£49 -- 'Stunning' Llandudno Spa Day inc Treatment & Lunch
Source: The Kinmel Manor Hotel
£88 -- Downtown Miami Hotel w/Breakfast, Save 50%
Source: YVE Hotel Miami
£199pp -- Mallorca All-Inc Week; Fly from 15 Airports
Source: Broadway Travel
£1 -- Up to 21% off UK Airport Parking (exc booking fee)
£109 -- Gourmet Cheshire Getaway w/Dinner & Wine, Was £219
Source: Shrigley Hall Hotel
£1319pp -- Mauritius 5-Star All-Inc Break; Fly fr Manchester
Source: Emirates Holidays
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|Cutting your costs, fighting your corner||Martin's Money Tips wed 27 may 2015|
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15 life hacks fight to be your ultimate MoneySaver
What's the ultimate life hack? We map the traffic from each link in this email, and while big hitters such as mortgages, savings, PPI and flight delays are perennial winners, often the quirky, unexpected savings are most-read.
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|The Ones Not To Miss||Wed 27 May 2015|
| 'Save £4,600' balance-transferring debts to 3 years 0% |
ACT NOW to slash cost of existing credit or store card debts. New salvos in price war make it even cheaper
A balance transfer is where you get a new card to repay debt on an old card(s), so you owe it at far lower interest, allowing you to clear more actual debt. A price war's raged all year, helping even some who didn't think they'd be accepted. Kelly said: "Used the eligibility calc, got 35mths 0%, shifted £11,500 from up to 29.9% APR" - saving £4,600 interest.
Rare 500 Tesco pts code on £60+ online groceries code as it incl EXISTING customers. MSE Blagged. 15,000 codes, not just for newbies, for online food shopping before Friday; worth up to £20 in Rewards. See Tesco code.
Ends Sun. Free £125 for switching to No.1 bank account. It's won every service poll we've ever done (92% rate it great) and till 11.59pm Sun via this First Direct* link, new switchers get a £125 bonus (£100 after). It also offers a £250 0% overdraft and linked 6% regular savings account, (you must pay in £1,000/mth). Also ending: Halifax's Reward* account also drops its switching bonus from £125 to £100 on Sun. Its main perk is it also pays you £5/mth every month you're in credit (as long as you pay in £750+/mth), Full eligibility info/alternatives: Best Bank Accounts.
Up to 1,000 potatoes £6 - you just have to grow them. MSE Blagged. 100 mixed-variety tubers (can grow 10 spuds each) to plant from Thompson & Morgan. Use 'em all yourself or share with neighbours. Max 3,000. Cheap as chips
Naked Wines £40 for 6 bottles (norm £66) PLUS 2 crystal wine glasses & olive oil. MSE Blagged. Naked Wines newbies only. Incl 3 bottles of red, two white and one rosé. 750 cases available. Naked Wines. Pls be Drinkaware.
| 'Read your email, saved £204 on home insurance & got a free Kindle' |
Last chance. Hot home insurance deals you won't find on comparisons are ending. Play the system to slash costs.
There's no one cheapest insurer; to find the ultimate bargain you need to follow our Cheap Home Insurance system where each level builds on the next to score down the price. The guide has full info - here are the three key foundations...
Unbeatable EE Sim: £16/mth gets unlimited mins, texts & 2GB data (4G) AND £95 Amazon vch. MSE Blagged. As long as you're not currently an EE mobile customer, use the code MSE95SIMO by 11.59pm Sat on this £15.99/mth Sim*. It's a year's contract for unlimited texts & mins (to UK landlines & mobiles) and 2GB/mth 4G data plus EE will send you a £95 Amazon voucher within 3mths. Analysis: If you'd spend the voucher in Amazon anyway, factor it in and it's £97/yr or equiv £8/mth. FULL info: Sim-only top picks
5,000 FREE Ideal Home Show Manchester £14 tickets codes. Thu 4, Fri 5 Jun (when Martin's speaking). Free tix
Domino's trick: Use 30% off create-ur-own to slash costs any day. Save serious dough, see Domino's trick.
Tax credits renewal - TELL 'EM, TELL 'EM, TELL 'EM. 6m white & brown tax-credit renewal envelopes are being sent. If owt's changed, tell 'em, tell 'em, tell 'em or it causes money nightmares. The deadline's 31 July, but don't delay. The helpline's busy now & it'll get much worse. For the difference between the envelopes & full info: Avoid tax credits hell
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Morphy Richards 20% off code on 70% sale, eg, £50 slow cooker £20. MSE Blagged. Kettles, toasters, blenders. Morphy Rich
Fashion discounts, eg, Ralph Lauren £35 polos, FCUK 20% off. Our Ralph Lauren £35 polo shirt code's been extended, plus FCUK 20% off code (from Wed), Barratts 50% off code & Miss Selfridge 20% off code. ALL Codes & Vchs
SUCCESS OF THE WEEK: (Send us yours on this or any topic)
'All Boxed Up' £37 veggie skincare bundle £16 delivered. MSE Blagged. Vegan and veggie-friendly Organic Surge skincare products, incl hand cream, scrub and rose face cream. 2,000 avail. All Boxed Up
| 40 eBay bargain hunters' secrets - "I got £1,000 of Lego for £175" |
It's a hot time to track bargains. Find hidden local deals, expliot speiling mistaykes, snap up deals by sniping
It's a great time to pick up a bargain from people's bank holiday clear-outs. Yet if you're using the ubiquitous online auction site, don't just buy - our 40 eBay Buying Secrets guide lets you home in on uber-deals. Here's our opening bid...
"I beat £55 fee for a simple insurance change." Changing a name, address or job title on a car or home insurance policy, or cancelling it completely, could cost up to £55. We show you how to challenge it. See Beat insurance admin fees.
Carnaby Street flash 20% voucher incl Diesel, Levi's. Thu 5-9pm, 20% off at 100+ Soho stores. Carnaby St
Going long-haul BA? Book ASAP and possible 4,000 bonus Avios points. 500 short-haul. See: Boost Avios
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Martin's appearances (from Wed 27 May onward)
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Discussion of the week
According to the Royal Horticultural Society, front gardens across the country are disappearing. Use our poll to tell us if you have one, and join the discussion about your green spaces.
Cheap travel money
This week's poll: Where's the best place to haggle on the high street?
Haggling is alive and well in the UK, not just at call centres and market stalls, but even at high street chains. Whether it's asking 'em to throw in some extras or negotiating a discount, some succeed - so we want to know how you got on.
Please answer for all the following stores you have tried to haggle in WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS.
Would you watch free sports/films online if you knew it was illegal?
8,168 voted. See the full results.
Question of the week
I’ve just opened an ISA which has a fixed interest rate for a year, but I’m concerned I’ve made a mistake, as I may need access to it in the next few months. Is the money locked away, meaning I can’t touch it? John, by email
MSE Amy's A: Unlike a normal fixed savings account, money in a fixed-rate ISA is never locked away, and by law cash ISA providers must allow you access to your money, whenever you want it. But there is a cost to this: to discourage you from actually accessing the money, there are hefty penalties for doing so - you usually lose 90 - 365 days' interest.
Therefore the good news is, unlike with a savings account, you can get the money out (access to your cash this way is not always instant, but the ISA rules state you must be able to get access within 15 days). But it’s likely you’ll get no or very low interest for the time that the money was in there. In this instance, if it had been in an easy-access ISA, you would probably have earned more. See our Top Cash ISAs guide for a full list of the top accounts.
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|Nick's free game of the week: Cave Escaper|
Do you know your LOL from your ROTFLMAO?
That's it for this week, but before we go, text-speak is everywhere (even in our weekly email last week, with 'YOLO'). Tell us which of these modern bits of shorthand confuse or amuse you and suggest your own in our forum. BTW, we translate some common ones there, in case you're a text-speak amateur.
We hope you save some money,
Martin & the MSE team
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