Creme Eggs, Virgin Media, euro sale, and more. These are Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis’ Deals of the Week.
Remember, deals can change quickly, even while I’m on the programme. So always double-check the terms and conditions before spending. Plus, while I hope these deals will save you cash, don’t spend if you can’t afford it, don’t need it, or won’t use it.
Web Exclusive: Half price Virgin Media
Until 25 March, new Virgin Media customers signing up for most of its TV, broadband and phone packages can get them half price for 12 months, plus a £75 bill credit – though it’s important to understand that these are all 18-month contracts.
Go for the cheapest package (the Essentials Collection), and you can get TV, broadband, calls and line rental for £24.83/month over the 18-month contract.
Now don’t think by telling you about this I’m saying Virgin is the right pick or cheapest for you – just that if you want Virgin, then it’s currently on offer.
- Free £10 trains voucher in Sunday Telegraph (£2): In this weekend’s Sunday Telegraph (£2) you should find a unique code to enter on the RedSpottedHanky website, which will get you a £10 voucher that can then be redeemed on buying a train ticket. There are 30,000 codes available.
- 8 Cadbury’s Creme Eggs for £1: Lots of people are telling me about Cadbury Creme Eggyness available in Home Bargains at the bargain 8 for £1 – they’re usually 60p each. The store itself won’t confirm – but I’ve enough eggcellent reports that it’s no yoke.
- Pay council tax over 12 months: From April households in England will have the right to spread council tax payments over the full tax year, rather than over 10 months (some did already allow it, many not) which many have long requested to help with budgeting.
It’s not been widely publicised as councils like to have their full council tax in well before the end of the tax year. Councils are required to reissue new bills for those switching by 15 April. It's likely your deadline to let the council know is before then, so check quickly if you want it.
Flash currency sale – go quick
Big currency provider Travelex has two 2-hour flash sales. While it won’t necessarily be cheapest, the big boon is it allows airport pick-up as well as delivery. Good, as buy-at-airport rates are usually dire.
The euro sale is on tomorrow between 11am-1pm and the sale for US dollars and others is today between 11am-1pm. Do ensure you do a travel money comparison if you’re ordering online though, as others may be better.
However if you’re not going just yet, by far the best way to spend abroad is on a specialist cheap travel money credit card that gives you perfect rates in every country. Though do ensure you repay IN FULL by direct debit every month to minimise interest.
These cards are Halifax Clarity, Saga, Post Office and Select (for Nationwide customers only).