A TREAT meal out is great for families, but ouch — they are expensive.
Sun Saver Lucy, from Bradford, emailed us to say she is desperate to cut down the cost of eating out with the family. She found out they’re spending just over £10 extra a week because the kids ask for extra drinks and desserts.
To help, we gathered top tips so you get something for nothing at restaurants.
VICKI PSARIAS, aka blogger Honest Mum and author of Mumboss, says: “Go to restaurants that provide set menus for kids, as this will be very cheap. At Zizzi’s you get three courses and a chocachino for just £6.75 as opposed to £19.95 for an adult.
“Also, stock the freezer with multi-pack deal lollies, which you can buy cheaply at Asda (get five Fab-style own-brand lollies for £1) and show them to the kids before you go out.”
You could save £13.
HOLLY BELL, the Great British Bake-Off, says: “I save up Tesco Clubcard Vouchers, where 50p of vouchers means £1.50 spend in places like Prezzo — where a main and dessert costs around £15. I also take advantage of the kids meal deals and enforce a one- juice rule. Any other drinks are tap water only.”
You could save £15.
JO MIDDLETON, aka blogger Slummy Single Mummy, says: “Vouchercodes.co.uk or Quidco are my go-to. They have deals giving you up to 25 per cent off your food bill or special offers, including kids eat free.”
You could save £10.
JOJO FRASER, blogger and author of Mummy JoJo Uncut, says: “Take some chocolates in your bag to save on dessert. Download restaurant apps or sign up to email newsletters before you get to the restaurant to get a deal or discount off your food bill. For example, download the GBK app and get a free side or milkshake (worth around £5) to keep kids happy.”
You could save £5.
RICKY WILLIS, aka blogger Skint Dad, says, “You can get 2-for-1 meals at restaurants for a year with Compare The Market. All I did was buy a one-day travel insurance for £1.05.” Get 2-for-1 on meals at Ask Italian. Mains costs around £12.
You could save: £10.95
- Prices correct at time of going to press. All deals and offers subject to availability.
Make a date to see chart king Gary
GARY BARLOW is going to record a podcast with Sun Executive Editor Dan Wootton, when he will be speaking about the release of his new book, A Better Me: The Official Autobiography.
Exclusively for Sun Savers members, we are giving away ten pairs of FREE tickets to attend the event with the Take That legend at 3pm this Thursday, October 4, at a secret London location.
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, all you need to do – before midnight tomorrow – is scan in ONE Sun Savers code from today’s or tomorrow’s paper (today’s is on Page 20) and click “enter” on the Gary Barlow comp in the “offers” section in Sun Savers app or online.
- T&Cs apply. For full terms see sunsavers.co.uk.
Shop & save
BE on trend in this Be You cord longline jacket with borg collar. Was £42 at studio.co.uk but now reduced to £24.99.
MAKE posh flavoured coffee with Tate and Lyle Barista Bar vanilla syrup (750ml), on offer at starbargains.co.uk. RRP £4.59, now £1.99.
My Sun Savers fiver
WILLIAM RAE from Glasgow, says: “I save my fivers, then when I have enough, I treat myself to my favourite aftershave.”
- Upload your Savers fiver stories to sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.
PERFECT your cat eye with the Lottie London stamp liner wing edition for £5.95, below, a cheaper alternative to the Ciate Courtney Act stamp and drag liner, above, for £15.
Reader’s saving tip
MICHAEL ASTON of Birmingham says: “Keep potatoes in a black plastic bag. They will last for ages and not go to seed so soon, saving on waste.”
- We want your savvy tips at sunsavers.co.uk/tips – you get 28 codes worth £5 if your idea is used. Please include your name and town.
Deal of the day
HAVE a spa treat for less with DayBreak Hotels giving you 75 per cent off hotel rooms and facilities during the day. Book a double in October at Novotel London Paddington for £90, instead of £300.
Save a fiver
HAVE a cheeky tipple with Malibu Caribbean rum with coconut (1litre) at Sainsbury’s. It’s down in price from £20 to £15.
Don’t miss out on our Xmas hamper
DON’T MISS your last chance to order a bargain festive hamper with Sun Savers. Christmas is often expensive, so here at Sun Savers we wanted to help you cut the cost with a cracking offer on two hampers.
As the last chance to pay for this bumper hamper is October 5, you need to have the cash in your wallet now, or be just a few codes away. You can grab a standard hamper worth £28 for only £15, using your Sun Savers wallet, or get a luxury hamper, worth £47, for just £25.
The standard hamper has shortbread, crisps, choc truffles, toffee and more, while the luxury hamper comes with a bottle of bubbly, cake, a mint selection, chutney and other festive treats.
For a full list of the goodies, head to “Offers” in the Sun Savers app or website and click on each Christmas hamper promotion.
To order, select either a standard or luxury hamper, then click “Pay & Order”. You will be sent a confirmation email to let you know that your hamper has been reserved.
If you don’t have enough money in your Sun Savers wallet, pay later by clicking “Not Now”. Then keep collecting the Sun Savers codes, printed daily in the paper. For every 28 codes you collect we will stick £5 cash into your Sun Savers wallet. Today’s code is on Page 20.
We’ll even deliver your hamper straight to your door in time for Christmas.
Not already a Sun Savers member? Search “Sun Savers” in the app store or register at sunsavers.co.uk. All you need to enter is your name, date of birth and email to get started. Remember to always check for app updates so that you don’t miss out on the latest offers.
As a Sun Savers member you will get access to massive competitions, bonuses on Sun Superdays and FREE cash. You would be crazy not to get involved, so sign up today and start entering your Sun Savers codes.
Terms & conditions
Subject to availability. Open to UK residents, over 18s only. ROI, Isle of Man & Channel Islands excluded. Multiple code collect. Maximum of one of each hamper per household. Online access required. You must reserve your hamper by Friday, October 5 on the Sun Saver app or at sunsavers.co.uk. Full payment of either £25 for the luxury Christmas hamper or £15 for the standard Christmas hamper from your Sun Savers wallet must be made by Friday, October 5. Delivery of hampers will be made by Monday, December 10. Items may change and be substituted with similar items of equal value. No refund or exchange on Christmas hampers will be offered.
Is your paper worth £50?
SUN SAVERS is all about helping you pocket a little extra cash, so this weekend we thought we would give away thousands of pounds to our loyal readers. There will be hundreds of winners – so do not miss out.
For a chance to win in today’s draw, find the Sun Savers code printed on page 20 then head to the Sun Savers app or sunsavers.co.uk to enter your Sun Savers code there.
Lastly, go to today’s “Is Your Paper Worth £50?” draw in the “Offers” section, and click “Enter” before midnight. Don’t worry if you’re not a winner today, as there will be another draw tomorrow, when we will give away more cash. So pick up The Sun on Sunday and grab your Sun Savers code to enter. Best of luck. For T&Cs click here.
What we love about Q Live
Q LIVE will be giving away £10,000 tomorrow. Download the free app and you could join these two Q LIVE winners who each took away more than £300. Dave
Powell, 47, is a factory worker from Pontypool, Gwent, a father of two as well as stepdad to two boys. He plans to put his winnings towards a family holiday to Malaga next year.
He said: “I was scrolling through my phone on a Sunday evening and as I use Sun Savers, an advert for Q Live came up and I figured I’d give it a go.
“It was really easy to use and I had a free life, which helped in the game I won the money with. The app is easy to use and clear as day on my phone. Charlie, the presenter, was quite funny too.”
WAREHOUSE worker Beth Roome, 26, was at home with fiancée Chelsea Vevers, 29, when she won almost £350 with Q Live.
Beth, from Rochester, Kent, says: “Chelsea told me to download the app. I wasn’t that bothered at first but I made it more interesting by competing against her. She was struggling and didn’t know the answers but I made it all the way to the end. Although she was happy about the money, she wasn’t happy that I beat her.”
- Q LIVE is free to download and play. The prize is split between all players who answer 12 questions correctly. Towie’s Gemma Collins co-hosts Q LIVE tomorrow to give away the next £10,000. What have you got to lose?
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, with the first one at the end of June.
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 sunsavers.co.uk 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.
Today’s code is on Page 20. 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 sunsavers.co.uk or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.
- T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs at sunsavers.co.uk/faqs.
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 sunsavers.co.uk.
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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.
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