Netting a Bargain: Cheap hay fever remedies not to be sneezed at

Jonathan Campbell rounds up the best deals on the web and the high street

Generic hay fever remedies can be found for a fraction of cost of big-name brands
Jonathan Campbell

- SUMMER can be an uncomfortable time for people with hay fever - but there’s no need to pay the eye-wateringly high prices for big-brand tablets when much cheaper generic versions with exactly the same active ingredients are available.

Consumer website MoneySavingExpert has compiled an excellent guide that’s not to be sneezed at. Find it at Top finds include 120 tablets of Zirtek equivalent for £3, 90 tablets of Clarityn equivalent for £4 and 84 tablets of Piriton equivalent for £4.50.

- Jetting off to blue skies? Selected luggage is half price at Argos at the moment. A highlight at the time of going to print was this Incus 2 Revelation two-wheel lightweight cabin case, down from £49.99 to £24.99. To place an order or make a reservation for in-store collection, search for item 323/7203 at or use the quick link

- Nectar point collectors with an appetite for a tasty deal, take note: 1,000 points are normally worth £7.50 at Pizza Express (or only £5 at Sainsbury’s) but until August 9 you can redeem them for two main courses (usually about £20 - some exclusions apply). Convert your points to a Pizza Express voucher at or using the Nectar smartphone app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Vouchers must be used by September 30.

- Tuesday July 12 is Amazon Prime Day, when members of the Prime scheme benefit not only from the usual free next-day delivery but also exclusive short-lived ‘lightning’ deals. Thousands of offers on TVs, electronics, clothing, household items and more will go live every 10 minutes. If you’re not already a member, you can take out a free 30-day Prime trial at to be eligible. Just remember to cancel the trial before it ends - otherwise your subscription will begin automatically at the standard rate of £79 per year.

Details accurate at time of going to print. Offers subject to availability. If you see a TinyURL link in this article, it’s just a convenient way of redirecting you to a web page that would otherwise have a long address.

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