New death notification service, extra 20% off eBay outlets code and how to get ‘free’ Nando’s chicken. These are our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis’ Quick Deals.
New service lets you tell several banks about a death with one form
Sadly when someone dies, in the midst of the grief, the financial worries, the difficulty of coping – adding on top of that is a huge administrative burden to inform companies, and stop upsetting mail still arriving and phone calls for the deceased.
To help this, UK Finance, the trade body for the major banks has launched its Death Notification Service which is a one stop shop which works for many of the major banks (see the full list of banks) to remove the stress of having to notify each one individually. You simply say which ones the deceased had accounts with.
It can be used by anyone, such as friends, neighbours and people who cared for the deceased, as well as family members. A quick ID check will be carried out with credit firm Experian but it won't mark your credit file, and your details won't be passed on. You don’t need to open an account, but if you do you will get notifications.
You'll need the deceased person's name, address, date of birth, and the date of their funeral (so the relevant firms know not to contact you then). You'll also need to say whether you have a death certificate, and provide the reference number if you do.
Of course, thankfully most people won’t be in the midst of it right now, but it’s worth remembering so you will be able to mention it to a friend if they have to go through it.
It follows on from the Government's Tell Us Once service, which enables you to report a death to most of its organisations, such as HM Revenue & Customs, the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency and relevant local council, in one go. There’s also the freeDeceased Preference Service and Bereavement Register, which can both stop the majority of upsetting marketing and junk mail from still arriving.
Extra 20% off big brand eBay outlets
Outlet stores have been around in big out of town special shopping centres for years. Yet many are now available online – run by the firm itself but selling via eBay. You can get20% off selected eBay sellers including big brand electricals, already at outlet prices, when you spend £10+ and enter the code PARTY20 until 11.59pm on Friday 22 June.
Brands include Vax, KitchenAid, Music Magpie, Superdry, Harman Kardon, Littlewoods, Very, Joules and outdoors outlets like Millets, Blacks and Trespass.
What’s good, is you can use the code on absolutely everything at any of the 23 included outlets. Yet as is the nature of outlets, there’s not always a complete product range and stock can be limited, plus some goods can even be made just for outlets.
The maximum discount you can get is £100, so purchases of more than £500 will notreceive the full 20% discount, and you can only use the code twiceper account (you'll need to be signed in to your eBay account, and pay via PayPal or credit/debit card).
Free Nando’s chicken when you buy sauce
Look out for promotional bottles of Nando’s Peri-Peri sauce at all major supermarkets – on the bottle neck you’ll see a voucher for a free quarter chicken or starter at Nando’s (norm £4ish). Take the voucher to the restaurant and you can claim the freebie when you spend £5 or more (a drink, side, etc).
The bottles of sauce are currently £1.50 in Asda and Morrisons until Tuesday 26 June so you can essentially get about £9 of food for £6.50, plus some sauce for your cupboard at home. While it’s not the biggest discount, it’s rare to get any money off at Nando’s.