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| 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 -- 03 June 2015
£299pp -- Fuerteventura All-Inc Week w/Villa, fr Northwest
Source: Broadway Travel
£99pp -- 'Jersey Boys' West End Ticket & 4-Star Hotel Stay
Source: Omega Holidays
£199pp -- Lisbon InterContinental Break, from the Northwest
Source: Exclusive Luxury Breaks
£94 -- 4-Star Yorkshire Stay with 5-Course Dinner, 30% Off
Source: The Bridge Hotel & Spa
£549pp -- 14-Nt Nile Cruise & All-Inc Red Sea, fr Manchester
Source: Travel Interaction
£35 -- Cheshire Spa Day inc Massage & Facial, Was £91
Source: The Park Royal Hotel
£60 -- French Monastery Stay w/Breakfast, Save up to 38%
Source: Najeti Hôtel de l'Univers
£199 & up -- European Business-Class Flight Sale w/BA (Rtn)
Source: British Airways
£449 -- Solent Island Fort Stay w/Meals & Tour, Was £950
Source: No Man's Fort
£289pp -- Iceland Escape inc 2 Tours; Fly from Manchester
Source: Icelandair Holidays
£189 -- 'Lavish' 2-Night Anglesey Break w/Bubbly, Was £358
Source: Tre-Ysgawen Hall Hotel & Spa
£499pp -- Rhodes 5-Star Week w/Meals; Fly from the Northwest
Source: Luxury Holiday Collection
£46 & up -- New Flights to Madrid from Manchester (Return)
£329pp -- North Cyprus 7-Nt Holiday inc Tour, fr Manchester
Source: Cyprus Paradise
£115 -- Hertfordshire Murder-Mystery Break w/Dinner
Source: Down Hall Country House Hotel
£899pp -- Cunard 16-Nt Canada & NYC August Cruise, £600 Off
Source: Adore Cruises
£399pp -- Italy: 7-Night Deluxe Umbria Escape w/Meals
Source: Fleetway Travel
£99 -- New York: 4-Star Boutique Long Island City Hotel Stay
Source: Z Hotel
£10 & up -- Elvis Presley-Inspired Musical with Mica Paris
Source: Opera House Manchester
£1099pp -- Mexico 5-Star All-Inc Week; Fly fr Manchester
Source: Caribbean Warehouse
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|Cutting your costs, fighting your corner||Martin's Money Tips Wed 3 Jun 2015|
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|The Ones Not To Miss||Wed 3 Jun 2015|
| 'We challenged our car insurer mid-policy - it was £40/mth, now £16' |
Warning: It's predicted car insurance prices are about to spiral up 10%. Urgently check if you can lock in cheaply
The AA is warning that car insurance prices are set to rise sharply in the second half of this year because of fraudulent claims. Predictions are of 10% increases, so it's worth checking now whether you can lock in a price before the surge.
Warning: Don't use PayPal to pay on a credit card. For why & full info read Martin's PayPal warning.
Free entry to 300+ farms - tractor rides & welly-wanging. Sun only. One day a year, farms open up and put races & events on, eg, lamb-feeding, pony rides. Great for kids. A few places charge. Open Farm Sunday
3 YEARS 0% balance transfer for just a 2.49% fee - deal extended. Accepted new Barclaycard* holders can shift debt to it for up to 36mths 0% (2.49% fee). The low fee was due to rise on Mon but has been extended. Two cards equal its 0%: Virgin Money's* 36mths 0% (2.5% fee) and Halifax's* up to 36mths 0% (2.9%). If you'll repay quicker, Tesco* is 18mth 0% NO FEE. With all, never miss min repayments and clear the debt before the 0% ends or they jump to 18.9% rep APR (Tesco 20.6%). Tool shows which you'll get: Eligibility calc shows your odds. See: Balance Transfers (APR Examples)
Ralph Lauren FLASH up to 50% code. MSE Blagged. Its up-to-50% sale is next week, but our code gives you access this Wed-Thu, so there's max stock. Eg, men's sweater for £55 (was £110) women's polo shirt £36 (was £52). R Lauren
| Warning: Save £1,000s on childcare before it's too late |
While the PM's touting more free hours for 3 & 4yr-olds, there's a hidden big change to urgently consider
This week, new plans were announced to give working parents in England with 3 or 4yr-olds 30 hrs/wk of free childcare. If made law, pilot schemes will start in Sep 2016 (though there's scepticism whether it's deliverable). Yet there are other, more urgent, big changes coming.
Hot Samsung S6 deal with unltd mins, texts & 5GB of 4G data. MSE Blagged. Unless you're an existing EE mobile customer, use the code 'MSEBLAGGEDS6' until 30 Jun for a black*, white* or gold* 32GB Samsung S6 via Mobile Phones Direct and you get it for £30 upfront (norm £79) then £31.99/mth on a 24mth contract, so that's £798 for 2yrs all-in. This is the cheapest heavy users deal we've seen, though of course being an 'early adopter' is never MoneySaving. Full info Samsung S6 best buys.
Ends 10am Thu. 6mths 0% for credit rejects. Accepted new Barclaycard Initial* cardholders get 6mths 0% spending, then a big 34.9% rep APR after. It doesn't auto-reject even some with past defaults or a (settled) CCJ. Find out how likely you are to get it with our Eligibility Calc. Who's it good for? We're not suggesting you use it for borrowing, but used carefully it can give respite & savings from bank charges or payday loans. See how to use it for more. APR Examples
2mths free OK, NME, Gardeners' World, Grazia & 300+ other mags. MSE Blagged. Readly's an app letting you read 300+ mags (you can read offline too) for £10/mth; we've blagged 2mths free. Full info: 2mths mags for free
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We've hit 7 MILLION unfair bank charges reclaiming letter downloads. If you've had unfair charges & are in financial hardship, see if you qualify via Reclaim Bank Charges for free. Related: Reclaim package bank account fees
Family festival incl Union J, Mr Tumble, Peppa Pig at London's Hyde Park: 4 tix £25 (norm £50). MSE Blagged. On Sun 28 Jun, lots of acts, eg, BGT winners Collabro, Dick & Dom. 10,000 tix avail. British Summer Time
| 10 tips to boost your broadband speed |
Paying for fast broadband doesn't always mean you'll get it. Ensuring your set-up is right can turbocharge speeds
Broadband speed rules rather pathetically state they can advertise "up to" speeds even if just 10% of customers get that. Yet it's not all about supply - our broadband speed tricks can press the accelerator. Here's a quick byte of key info:
1. Check your REAL current speed? Use a free broadband speed test* to see what you're getting. Do it at different times in the day as some providers throttle speed at busy times.
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Only 3wks left to vote for AI Scheme (Sentinel) redress. Ensure you vote. Full help: Sentinel reclaim info
Your MoneySaving life hack winner: Watch TV and (legally) don't pay the licence fee. Last week, we gave you 15 quirky tips to find the most popular. And the winners are: 1) Watch TV and (legally) not pay the licence fee with 118,900 views in 4 days; 2) Beat Sky TV's price hikes; and 3) Free £48 for Barclays customers. See full Top 15 Life Hacks.
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Discussion of the week
Some of you recommend a rucksack. Others say a bike with panniers is the way to go. If you don't have enough local shops or a car, and delivery isn't an option, how do you get groceries from supermarket to home? Have your say in How do you food shop without a car?
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This week's poll: Should the UK remain a member of the European Union?
The Government has promised to hold a referendum before the end of 2017 on whether the UK should be part of the EU, and now the wording has been released. We wanted to test your reaction to the exact phrase.
Should the UK remain a member of the European Union?
It seems there's a fear of haggling, as 67% of those polled have never tried. On the other hand, a hardy few managed to get a discount in Poundland - 19% of those who tried.
Of the rest:- 62% got a discount at Carphone Warehouse
- 59% at Currys/PC World
- 54% at B&Q & John Lewis
2,518 voted. See the full results.
Question of the week
My bank has wrongly put a black mark on my credit file saying I still owe money on a loan when it is in fact long paid off. How do I correct this? Frances, via email
2. If your bank rejects or ignores your complaint, in the short term add a notice of correction to the credit file explaining the problem. Be concise and factual. The notice will slow applications down, as most companies will look at it manually. But as a substantial black mark is likely to stop you getting credit, that hardly matters.
3. Then escalate your complaint to the free Financial Ombudsman Service. It can adjudicate that the black mark is unfair and ask for all traces of it to be removed (and order recompense for damage if appropriate).
Keep in mind that the black mark could also be a simple clerical error by the credit reference agency. So it won't hurt to contact it just in case.
|Nick's free game of the week: Learn to Fly|
If it's yellow, let it mellow
That's it for this week, but before we go, do you go to extremes to save a pound? Only flush when it's critical? Dry and reuse kitchen roll? Where's the line between MoneySaving and madness? Tell us your MoneySaving peccadillos in the forum.
We hope you save some money,
Martin & the MSE team
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