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Netting A Bargain: Buy an Ikea Christmas tree for £25 and get a £20 voucher

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

Buy a real Christmas tree for £25 at Ikea and get a free £20 voucher

- IKEA'S Christmas tree offer has begun. Buy a real tree in store for £25 by December 23 and you'll get a free £20 voucher to spend in the new year. For full details to go www.ikea.com/gb. The vouchers are valid between February 5 and April 2.

- Get 50 per cent off main meals and a free drink at Frankie & Benny's with a voucher from the restaurant chain's website or smartphone app. It's valid until December 11. For full terms and conditions go to www.frankieandbennys.com. When you first download and install the app you'll get £10 off your next visit.

- The excellent American Express Shop Small promotion, flagged up in this column some weeks ago, is under way. It runs until December 17. Spend £10 or more at a participating small business and you'll receive a £5 statement credit - effectively a partial refund. For full details and a map showing participating retailers, go to https://www.americanexpress.com/uk/content/shop-small. A word of caution from someone who has used these offers in previous years: occasionally one of the listed businesses no longer accepts American Express. In that case I find it's best to call the Amex customer service helpline later to report the problem (you might receive a goodwill credit).

- Spar's festive deals continue. Dromona mature cheddar 600g is half price (now £2.50) until December 10; Tayto crisps 12-packs are less than half price (reduced from £3.60 to £1.20) from December 11 to 17; 2.3kg of presentation clementines are half price (£2) from December 18 to 24; and 1.6-litre cartons of Tropicana smooth/original orange juice are less than half price (down from £3.89 to £1.49) from December 25 to 31. These deals are limited to six per transaction. Check out the other special offers at www.spar-ni.co.uk.

- KFC has some special offers for members of its Colonel's Club loyalty scheme. Get a free cookie when you buy a Zinger or fillet burger meal; a free large portion of popcorn chicken when you buy a 10-piece Wicked variety bucket; or any Krushem for £1. Find out more at www.kfc.co.uk/colonelsclub. When you first download and install the smartphone app you'll receive enough free bonus points for a side dish.

- Until December 17, NHS staff and members of the emergency services get 10 per cent off at Iceland. You'll need to produce photographic ID at the till if shopping in store. Read the full terms and conditions at www.iceland.co.uk/emergency-services. To use the offer online you'll need a Blue Light discount card (which costs £4.99 for five years). See www.bluelightcard.co.uk.

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