Netting a Bargain: Your guide to savvy shopping

Get £5 extra to spend at Amazon when you top up your account using PayPoint for the first time
Jonathan Campbell

- WANT an extra £5 to spend at Amazon? Top up your account balance using the new PayPoint option in certain bricks-and-mortar businesses and you'll get a bonus £5 when you add £20 or more of credit. The promotion is valid only for customers topping up this way for the first time and only until October 31. The bonus £5 must be used by 11.59pm on November 30. Find out more by searching for 'Paypoint' at or go straight to

- Maplin has £30 off the Google Home hands-free smart speaker. It's down from £129 to £99 until September 5. Search for item A14XL at or use the quick link The speaker comes with three months' free Google Play Music too (for new subscribers signing up by November 1). The subscription costs £9.99 per month thereafter unless you cancel.

- Get £10 off a spend of £30 or more at the Body Shop using the code 14666 at the checkout. The offer applies until close of business in store on September 4 and until 9am on September 5 at Delivery is free on online orders of £20 or more of goods. The discount excludes the Japanese Matcha tea mask and some other items.

- Until August 31 you can get 15 per cent off flowers delivered from using the code AUGSUM17.

- Until September 1, Halfords is offering motorists a free five-point health-check on their cars. The check normally costs about £15 and will examine your battery, bulbs, windscreen wipers, windscreen, oil levels and air conditioning. You'll get your screenwash topped up for free too. You may be recommended products afterwards but there is no obligation to buy. See to locate your nearest store and find out whether it offers the check. You don't need to book and it takes about 15 minutes.

- A short-lived offer: Until 11.59pm on August 28 you can get an extra 20 per cent off Topshop's online sale items by entering the code EXTRA20 at the checkout. The extra discount is valid only at, not in store.

- Last chance: Sign up to Frankie & Benny's Rewards loyalty scheme and you'll get a voucher for 33 per cent off main-menu items, valid each day until August 31. You can show the voucher on your smartphone or print it.

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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