Save money on filling your car up with petrol with our cash-saving tips – plus win two FREE Madame Tussauds tickets

THE average driver spends a frightful £56,000 on petrol in their lifetime – so today I’ll show you how to pay a bit less at the pumps.
CHECK FOR DEALS: Get 10p off every litre of fuel when you spend £60 at Sainsbury’s until tomorrow. Remember, it’s only worth it if you’re doing a big shop anyway. Filling a 60-litre tank would cost you around £76 normally but with the voucher it would cost you £70, saving you £6.

Save some money on filling up your car with petrol with our cash-saving tips
Save some money on filling up your car with petrol with our cash-saving tips
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COMPARE THE COST: Find the cheapest fuel in your area by using a comparison site. In Southampton, an Esso petrol station has unleaded petrol for 125.9p per litre. But petrolprices.com reveals that just down the road, Tesco wins at 113.1p a litre. Getting 20 litres at the higher price would cost £25.18, but at the lower price it’s £22.62. With this £2.56 saving every week, you’d save £133.12 per year.

COMBINE YOUR ERRANDS: Did you know that when you drive after being parked for a few hours, your car engine is cold and uses more fuel for around the first five miles? If you can, combine your daily tasks into one big trip to help save fuel.

MAINTENANCE IS KEY: Motoring experts from lease­van.co.uk emphasise that regular maintenance of a vehicle gives you the best chance of having all the systems working as efficiently as possible. They added: “Checking tyre pressures regularly can improve efficiency. Under-inflated tyres can cause you to use up to two per cent more fuel.”

CLEAR OUT THE BOOT: The heavier your car, the more fuel it needs to move the weight. Many of us are guilty of carting around all kinds of unnecessary baggage in the boot, and it could be seriously ramping up the cost of driving. Heavy items such as prams and sports equipment are the worst culprits as it’s often less bother to leave them in there, but you may want to re-think this in terms of long-term costs.

SLOW DOWN: Shaving time off your journey by going faster may cost you money. According to the AA, if you drive at 70mph, you’ll use up to nine per cent more fuel than at 60mph, and up to 15 per cent more than at 50mph. Taking it up to 80mph can use up to 25 per cent more fuel than at 70mph. For example, on a 200-mile trip, you may arrive around 20 minutes earlier by travelling at 80mph instead of 70mph, but according to experts, that time-saving could actually add up to £7 extra spent on fuel.

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Deal of the day

Royal Caribbean ship Anthem Of The Seas is running open days while docked in Southampton

ROYAL Caribbean ship Anthem Of The Seas is running open days while docked in Southampton next May so you can look round.

If you can prove you are scared of flying – a medical note or a 50-word story about your worst experience – you even get a free lunch.

Cheap treat

Options Belgian Choc Salted Caramel hot chocolate is just £2 at Asda – perfect for the cold evenings

INDULGE yourself with Options Belgian Choc Salted Caramel hot chocolate, £2 at Asda, down from £3.99. It’s delicious.

SAVE: £1.99

Top swap

Wilko’s Essence Lash Princess false-lash-effect mascara is just £3.30
You could save £24.70 by opting for the Wilko’s mascara instead of Chanel’s which is £28

I LOVE voluminous lashes, so was amazed when I saw Wilko’s Essence Lash Princess false-lash-effect mascara is just £3.30. That’s a steal compared with Chanel’s for £28.

SAVE: £24.70

Shop & save

Selected tubs of chocolate are two for £7 at Tesco

STOCK up on chocs for the festive season. Head to Tesco for two for £7 on selected tubs such as Quality Street and Celebrations.

SAVE: £3

Reader’s saving tip

CLIVE WHITBY, from Basingstoke, Hants, says: “In supermarkets, look in the World Food aisle because some products, such as tinned tomatoes, chickpeas and coconut milk, are often cheaper.”

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Superdays: Win two FREE Madame Tussauds tickets worth £70

DON’T miss your chance to get two FREE tickets to Madame Tussauds London worth £70, with Sun Superdays.

Grab your cape and join your favourite Marvel super heroes at the London attraction. Come face to face with the The Incredible Hulk, hang out with Spider-Man and blast off with Iron Man.

Meet Spider-Man at Madame Tussauds London with two FREE tickets worth £70

Then grab your seats in the mesmerising 4D cinema, housed in the iconic planetarium dome, where The Avengers will enlist your help to save the day from the evil Doctor Doom in a film specially created for Madame Tussauds London.

Plus, new for 2019, witness the epic powers of Captain Marvel in a new interactive experience.

Madame Tussauds London has also unveiled Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and diva Beyonce so you can see how you match up against the Hollywood giant and the soul diva on stage.

To get your free tickets, simply download the Sun Savers app or sign up at thesun.co.uk/superdays. Next, head to the “Offers” section and click “Start Collecting” on the “Superdays – Madame Tussauds” page.

Then, collect NINE Sun Savers codes from those printed daily in The Sun until Tuesday, November 12. Today’s Sun Savers code can be found on Page 20 of the paper.

Enter your nine Sun Savers codes on the Sun Savers app or website. Lastly, click “Book” and you will receive a unique code via email with steps on how to book your day out on the Madame Tussauds London website.

Alternatively, you can collect TEN in-paper tokens and book using the form found online at thesun.co.uk/superdays.

So what are you waiting for? Start collecting for your tickets today!

To get your free tickets, simply download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk
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Play now to win £50,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle

YOU could win £50,000 in our Sun Raffle – just by picking up The Sun paper.

Whether you’re saving for a new car or have started preparing for Christmas, we know just how expensive life can be.

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

That is why we’re trying to help by giving away £50,000 to one lucky reader every month in our Raffle.

To enter, download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk. Then, opt in to each month’s Sun Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the codes printed daily inside the paper – scanning in the app or entering online.

Today’s code is on Page 20 of the paper. Make sure you collect and enter your code today as the next giveaway is Saturday, November 30.

With every code you enter, you will earn a ticket into that month’s £50k Raffle.

There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect per month, so as November has just begun now is the perfect time to start entering codes to give yourself the best chance of winning.

Not already a Sun Savers member? Find out all about the great treats and rewards that you can earn with Sun Savers in the paper.

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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.

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