Mother's Day flowers and cheapest ever fibre broadband
Cheapest ever fibre broadband?, Mother’s Day flowers, two ‘free’ Alton Towers tickets via £6 newspaper spend and driving licence warning.These are our Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis’ Quick Deals.
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.
Ends Tuesday: BT fibre broadband and line £408 but £250 cashback so £157 for a year – equiv to £13 a month
This is the cheapest fibre broadband and line rental deal I can ever remember seeing. Fibre broadband is fast and great for gamers, downloaders and if there are multiple users in the home. However, it can be expensive, so the key is to wait and get it when there’s a cheap promo deal on – like now!
- It’s a one-year contract BT deal via Cable.co.uk, with up-to-52MB fibre broadband (3x standard speed, so good for heavy downloading, gaming, streaming or multiple users).
- The broadband is discounted to £10/mth, not the usual £28, but the line rental is standard price, at £18.99/mth.
- You can’t get it if you’re an existing BT broadband customer (and it’s only available to 80% of the UK – you’ll be told during application whether or not you’re eligible).
- The real savings come from the cashback. You get £200 loaded on a prepaid Mastercard (spendable almost anywhere) and £50 cashback. Sadly though, YOU MUST CLAIM both after activation (and BT won’t remind you, so be certain to remember) – use this prepaid card claim form, and another £50 cheque form.
- There’s also a £59.99 set-up cost.
All-in, you’ll shell out £408 over a year before calls, but get £250 back, so that’s £157 in total – compared with the £500/year most pay on fibre broadband.
Mother’s Day couriered flowers
Don’t think Mother’s Day means you need to spend cash – you could just spend your time. But if you are going to cough up, here are the cheapest deals on couriered flowers:
Don’t panic, Mother’s Day isn’t until a week on Sunday, but generally the top courier-delivered flowers deals go quickly. Debenhams flowers are available from £20 when you use the code GIFTMUM on the ‘Treasured Mum’ bouquet, and this includes courier delivery, but on Saturday 25 March (or £3 extra for Sunday).
Tesco Direct has two different bouquets available for £20 each, including couriered delivery on Sunday. When ordering you can select the delivery date but not the specific time.
M&S has two different types of Mother’s Day bouquets for £25, including courier delivery on a Sunday. They’re normally £30, but M&S is offering an automatic £5 off. Of course, it’ll be far cheaper to pop in store for a bouquet, but do that nearer the time.
Two ‘free’ Alton Towers tickets
From Saturday 18 March, collect 10 tokens or codes printed in The Sun newspaper (50p weekdays, 70p Saturdays and £1 Sundays) every day until Tuesday 4 April to get two ‘free’ adult tickets to Alton Towers. That means you’ll have spent roughly £6 on newspapers and will have got tickets with a value of £105.
Once you’ve collected your 10 tokens, apply by post with a completed application form, which will be printed in The Sun on Thursday 23 March, or you can download it online to print out.
You can't choose an exact date for your tickets – you'll have to choose five date bands in order of preference from a list of seven on your application and you'll be given your one-day tickets on a specific date within one of these bands (subject to availability).
Applications open on Monday 27 March and it's first come, first served to get the date band you want, so you should apply as soon as possible and before Monday 17 April.
Warning – check your driving licence or risk a £1,000 fine
To finish, a warning. If you’ve a photo driving licence, get it out and check the 4b date on it. That’s the date your photo expires, and 2.2m of them are out of date. If you’re stopped by police it can result in a fine of up to £1,000. Now the DVLA does write to you, but many miss it. If yours is out of date, don’t worry, you won’t be fined for renewing it, so get it sorted. The cheapest way to renew is online via the DVLA at £14, or you can post it for £17, or do it via the Post Office for £21.50, where they’ll take the new photo for you.
And don’t Google to apply for any of the above. Go direct to the official websites or you may be charged extra fees by firms that hijack the process.