Coupon queen Holly Smith reveals her top tips for finding the best bargains — play now to win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle

JANUARY is over – but the seasonal sales are definitely not.  So, with the first pay cheque of the year finally in hand, you don’t need to blow it all to pick up a great deal.

We roped in our expert, coupon queen and vlogger Holly Smith — @hollyvlogs — to walk us round the best of the final bargains, store by store.

These are the shops you should be heading to if you want to grab the best deals available.

Boots: While its huge sale kicked off yesterday, today is the day to get down to the biggest Boots store near you. The best deals are on big make-up sets and Disney-themed products and it also has some great deals on men’s grooming kits. Get the kids’ Disney Ariel Dinglehopper hairbrush set for just £2.55, down from £8.50, in-store only.

SAVING: £5.95

Home Bargains: This week I’ve found lots of LOL Surprise! toys in store, perfect to stash away as birthday presents, and costing from £3.99. There are also plenty of Fisher-Price toys on sale, such as the Go Jetters Talking Ubercorn toy for £4.99, when the recommended retail price is £21.99.


Asda: When you’re doing the big shop, swing by the store’s home department for the best sales savings. I found Paw Patrol duvet sets for kids, down to £4.50.
And in this cold weather, nab Asda’s Slumberdown Luxury duvets, down to £13 from £30, in-store only.


B&M: The discount store is clearing all its Christmas stock, so the prices are super-low. I love the Trolls Poppy bath supplies gift set for only £2. Make sure you download the B&M app, as it has a barcode price checker, and you might find things that come up cheaper than priced in-store.

I found a Little Miss mug and shower gel gift set, reduced to £2 from £3.99, but via the app I can see it’s actually £1. But for a really brilliant saving, grab the Splatter Face game, which has an RRP of £14.99, but is now just £3.

SAVING: £11.99

Deal of the day

Get your loved one a bunch of roses so they know how much they mean to you

SAVE 20 per cent off Valentine’s Day bouquets at with code SUNVD20. You can get 12 Hand-Tied Red Roses. Was £29.99, now £23.99.

SAVE: £6

Cheap treat

Gin drinkers will absolutely love this

TREAT your loved one to Extra Special Raspberry & Rose Gin Liqueur from Asda. Was £12, now £10

SAVE: £2

15 cruises to be won

FIFTEEN lucky Sun Savers will win a 12-night cruise for two, worth over £2,700. To enter, collect TEN Sun Savers codes from today until Tuesday, February 19. See Pages 30-31.

Top swap

Why spend £22 on this eyeliner…
when you can buy this one for only £3.99

PERFECT your cat eyes with the Rimmel Wonder Wing Eyeliner Black from Superdrug, a cheaper alternative to the Va VaVoom Stamp.

SAVE: £18.01

Reader’s saving tip

ANNE McCANN from Paisley, Renfrewshire, says: “Use plastic clothes pegs to keep packets that are opened, such as family-sized crisps bags and dried fruit, fresh and still ready to eat.”

  • Send your tips to and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.

Shop & save

Save £3 off the cost of this tube of toothpaste

POLISH those pearly whites with Colgate Dare To Love Toothpaste on offer at Superdrug. Was £5.99, now £2.98.

SAVE: £3.01

Hot right now

You can go wrong with a tube of Pringles for under 50p

GET a tube of Pringles from B&M for just 49p. Usually £1.25.

Play now to win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle

Join thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle.

Every Sun Savers code you enter will earn you a ticket for our £15k monthly Raffle. And for every ten tickets you collect in a calendar month, you get a GOLDEN TICKET for our £80k Raffle, which takes place every three months.

Join thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle
Join thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle

There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect. So the more you enter, the better your chances.

To take part go to or open the Sun Savers app. Then opt in to each month’s Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the Sun Savers codes printed daily in the paper.

Every time you scan or enter a code into Sun Savers, you get a Raffle ticket in the £15k Raffle.

Not yet a Sun Savers member? Just go to or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.

Sun Super Days – A whole new world of FREE attractions

GET ready because readers’ favourite Sun Superdays is about to return!

The Sun offer that gives every reader the chance to get their hands on two FREE tickets to top UK attractions will be back inside your paper in just a week’s time.

Chessington’s Gruffalo ride
Mikael Buck / Chessington World of Adventures

First off this year is the fantastic Chessington World of Adventures Resort, where you will be able to get your hands on two FREE tickets worth over £95! This will launch in the paper on Saturday, ­February 9, so make sure you’re ready.

This will be followed by Alton Towers Resort in March, LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort in April and THORPE PARK Resort in May.

Later in the year you will also get the chance to grab free tickets to attractions such as The London Dungeon, Shrek’s Adventure! London, The Bear Grylls Adventure, SEA LIFE National Aquariums, Warwick Castle and more.

Getting your free tickets could not be easier.

Simply collect NINE Sun Savers codes from the 18 printed in the paper daily from the launch of the promotion.

This will be Saturday, February 9 for Chessington World of Adventures Resort.

Sun Savers is the best way to collect for your Superdays tickets, as you will need one less than those who collect via the printed tokens, meaning with Sun Savers you’ll get to book an entire day early!

You will also get the chance to pick the date you visit, making sure that none of your friends and family miss out on a great day. The perks don’t stop there — with Sun Savers you’ll get the best availability, including peak periods.

With an offer this good you’d be crazy not to get involved, so make sure you pick up The Sun on Saturday, February 9 to start collecting for your first free tickets.

Your favourite rides and more to enjoy: 2019 highlights

THIS year’s Superdays is going to be bigger and better than ever before, with loads of new rides at the attractions, plus your old favourites.

Collect for your Sun Superdays tickets to Chessington World of Adventures Resort and you will be some of the first guests to visit the brand new Room on the Broom – A Magical Journey.

The experience, which launches in early March, brings to life yet another of author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler’s much-loved children’s books, following in the ­footsteps of the Resort’s Gruffalo River Ride Adventure.

Visit the enchanted library and embark on a spellbinding ­adventure.

Search high and low in trees, fields and reeds helping Dog, Bird and Frog on your way to find the Witch’s lost belongings.

You will also get the chance to visit all the animals at their zoo and SEA LIFE aquarium, plus visitor favourite The Vampire Ride.

This year at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, you will be invited by Lord Vampyre to the brand new Haunted House Monster Party.

Get set for LEGOLAND’s most spook-tacular ride ever, where the whole house will be turned upside down. Opening this spring, the ride is packed with fun for the whole family.

Plus, don’t forget to visit LEGOLAND’s famous Miniland, above, where you can step into the world of LEGO and go sightseeing around the entire world.

If you’ve not yet experienced The Wickerman, then make sure to collect for your tickets to Alton Towers Resort in March.

Launched in 2018, the adrenaline-fuelled rollercoaster brings together cutting-edge special effects with classic wooden coaster technology for the first time.

If you have little ones, check out ­CBeebies Land. Children can meet all their favourite characters, plus enjoy 14 rides and attractions including the Furchester Hotel Live Show and the Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride.

For those feeling brave, collect for THORPE PARK Resort. Home to more than 30 thrilling rides, attractions and live events, it’s the ultimate destination for thrillseekers featuring some of the UK’s most popular roller coasters.

Reach new heights with Stealth, the UK’s fastest rollercoaster, launching riders to 205ft at 80mph in just 2.5 seconds.

Take flight on THE SWARM, the UK’s only winged coaster, or face one of Jigsaw’s most twisted traps with SAW – The Ride, the world’s first horror-themed rollercoaster, featuring a 100ft “beyond-vertical” drop.

Plus, there’s loads of new rides and experiences in store for 2019 at the other attractions, so stay tuned this year to find out more.

Fancy a free fiver?

YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.

Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.

Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have ­collected 28.

This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.

For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver. So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.

We are keeping it super-simple. You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.

Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at

To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.

With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.

TO JOIN: Don’t worry, folks — joining takes just 30 seconds, in three steps.