Netting a Bargain: Fancy free KFC fries on Friday?

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

Get a free portion of fries with the KFC smartphone app

- FANCY free French fries on Friday? Download, install and register with KFC's free Colonel's Club smartphone app and you can claim a free portion each week. No purchase is necessary. The freebie will appear in the 'my rewards' and 'offers' section of the app. The promotion runs until November 3 and is valid until 11pm only. You get one free portion per app user, per Friday, but you can claim a portion every week. When you first sign up to the app, you'll get a free portion of any of the following two: two hot wings; regular soft drink; small popcorn chicken; or ice cream sundae. Download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

- Until August 25, O2 mobile phone customers can get a free scoop of ice cream (certain flavours only) at Thorntons. You use the O2 Priority smartphone app to get a code which you redeem in store. Each day 2,000 codes are available. Franchise stores are excluded. Find your nearest at If you are successful in getting a code, wait until you arrive at the store before you click 'use it now', because it expires 15 minutes after you press the button.

- Consumer website MoneySavingExpert has arranged a special deal with Sky that gets new customers broadband and phone line rental for the equivalent of £11.17 per month. A new customer is classed as anyone who hasn't had Sky services in the past 12 months. You pay an up-front set-up fee of £19.95 and then get a year's free up-to-17Mb broadband with unlimited downloads when you pay £9.50 per month line rental. The offer is valid until August 25 and is dependent on the availability in your area. You'll need to apply via the special link Read more about it (and other tips) at

- Need new tech gear for the new school, college or university term? Maplin has up to 40 per cent off selected computer products. There's £10 off a wireless keyboard and mouse set (down from £34.99 to £24.99). Search for item A00NF at or use the quick link If you're moving to new accommodation you might want to take a look at Maplin's smoke and heat alarms which have up to 25 per cent off. Meanwhile, 100-packs of own-brand extra-long-life batteries are half price too, down to £14.99 for AA or AAA sizes.


- Spar is having a fruit and veg sale with much produce half price. These items include cherry tomatoes 250g (now 59p), iceberg lettuce (49p each), soft citrus punnet 750g (£1.14), new season potatoes 2kg (99p), Golden Delicious apples four-pack (£1) and brown onions 750g (59p). Other half-price items in other sections include Lavazza Prontissimo instant coffee 95g (£2.50), John West non-drain tuna steak 120g (£1.10), Birds Eye potato waffles 10-pack (£1), Birds Eye chicken dippers 12-pack (£1.30), one-litre bricks of Dale Farm vanilla or ripple sliceable ice-cream (£1.30), Yollies strawberry or cheesecake flavour 25g four-pack (£1), Denny deli selection crumbed ham 100g (£1.09), Cookstown smoked or unsmoked thick-cut back bacon 250g (£1.44), Dromona medium cheddar 350g (£1.79), Mueller Corner six-pack (£2.04) and Pepsi Max 330ml 12-pack (£3). These offers are valid until September 3, at participating stores and while stocks last.

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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