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Netting A Bargain: Keep an eye on the calendar to save Christmas cash

Lego Advent calendars are three-for-two at www.boots.com

- FEW readers will want to think about Christmas in September but the prospect of saving a few quid might sweeten the deal. Lego's popular Advent calendars are included in a three-for-two offer at www.boots.com. They aren't cheap at £24.99 each so getting one free is a decent saving. The direct link is www.boots.com/search/lego+calendar.

- Listen up: This Bush wooden DAB radio has 20 per cent off at Argos. It’s down from £24.99 to £19.99. Search for item 553/5927 at www.argos.co.uk or use the quick link www.argos.co.uk/product/5535927.

- Got the hump with Amazon’s price fluctuations? Make them work in your favour by using comparison tool CamelCamelCamel. It allows you to track prices, shows whether the item you’re interested in has previously had a lower tag and will email you when a product you want drops below what you’re willing to pay for it. Find it at https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/.

- Amazon Prime student members can get £10 off a £40 spend using a special NUS Extra discount code. You'll find the code when you log into your NUS Extra account. It's valid until 11.59pm on November 12. The qualifying spend applies to items bought from Amazon itself, not third-party sellers or Amazon Warehouse deals. If you're a student but haven't signed up to Prime you can get a free six-month trial at www.amazon.co.uk.

- The first 50 customers to buy something at Calumet's Belfast store on November 2 will get a voucher to have their DSLR camera's sensor cleaned at a later date. It normally costs £36. The deal is part of the photographic chain's open-day event. When Calumet used to offer free sensor cleaning for all with no purchase necessary on its open days, demand was high and waits were often long. This is less likely to be the case with the latest terms of the offer but at least you have a decent chance of being one of the first 50 qualifying customers. One voucher per customer. Read more at www.calphoto.co.uk.

- A short-lived offer: Sainsbury’s has 25 per cent off its Tu clothing until close of business on September 25. The offer applies at www.sainsburys.co.uk and in stores that stock the clothing range.

- Going back to school, college or uni and need some computer gear? Western Digital offers students and staff discounts of up to 20 per cent off its products. Pick up a hard drive on which to back up your work. Go to https://www.wdc.com/en-gb/ and click on the ‘student store’ link.

DID YOU MISS?

- Get £75 off the Nikon D3400 digital SLR camera (taking it down from £429 to £354) at www.currys.co.uk by entering the code NIKON75 at the checkout stage. The code is valid until September 30. This entry-level model has a 24.2-megapixel sensor and its maximum ISO setting of 25,600 gives you a better chance of taking a sharp picture in low light.

- Starbucks reward cardholders can enjoy happy Mondays over the next four weeks. On September 25 you’ll get 30 per cent off all purchases between 2pm and 5pm. On October 2 it's £1 off an espresso-based beverage. On October 9 you get a free croissant, pain aux raisin or pain au chocolate when you buy a handcrafted beverage before noon. These promotions are available at participating Starbucks cafes only. You must pay using your Starbucks card to obtain the offers.

- Get an extra £5 to spend at Amazon by topping up your account balance with £20 or more using the new PayPoint option. You’ll find it in certain bricks-and-mortar businesses (PayPoint is often used to pay bills etc). The promotion is running until October 31 and only customers topping up this way for the first time are eligible. The bonus £5 must be used by 11.59pm on November 30. Find out more by searching for 'Paypoint' at www.amazon.co.uk or go straight to http://tinyurl.com/ydxv68f6.

- Download the Snapfish photos app and get up to 50 6x4in prints (worth about £4.50) free, every month, for a year. All you pay is £2.99 delivery each time. Get the free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. The free prints offer is available to new users only. You get a month's credit when you register and thereafter you get another credit on the first day of the next 11 months.

j.campbell@irishnews.com

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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