Netting a Bargain: Shed pounds from your waistline, not your wallet, with Lidl's health food and yoga wear

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

Some of the items in Lidl's latest health and fitness range

- IF YOU'RE striving to start the year by getting in shape, Lidl has a health and fitness range to help you shed pounds without spending many. Food highlights available now include cranberry & goji rawballs (40g, £1.29), Proteinella milk chocolate or white chocolate hazelnut spread (400g, £3.49), organic crunchy and creamy peanut butter (350g, £2.49) and Belgian chocolate with no added sugar (100g, £1.49). Fancy trying yoga? No need to bend over backwards or trouble that bank balance - your budget will stretch at Lidl too. From January 22 you can a complete outfit and mat from less than £12. Choose from one of three styles of top (£3.99), leggings or harem pants (£5.99) and a mat (£5.99) and buy them together for £11.99 instead of the total £15.97 they would cost if bought separately.

- Beat the January blues with Yo! Sushi. The Japanese restaurant chain normally sells a selection of blue-plate dishes for £2.80 on Mondays but it has broadened the offer to 47 dishes every weekday until January 19. This deal is not available on takeaway orders. Students who sign up for the mailing list at get 25 per cent off all year round, too (except Mondays and Saturdays), although you can't combine that discount with other promotions. (Image for illustration only)

- Do you use the Giffgaff mobile phone network? Refer a friend through the 'member get member' option and if they activate their Sim by 11.59pm on January 31, you'll get a bonus £10 credit on top of the usual £5 reward. For full details browse or use the quick link

- Maplin has a sale on with up to 50 per cent off and as a sweetener, it has extended its £5 voucher offer until January 8. Spend £10 or more at for collection in store and you'll get the free voucher, which you can use between January 9 and 31. For full details go to One of the half-price deals is this set of ProSound Bluetooth earphones (item A33YF, quick link with magnetic earbuds, noise cancellation, in-line remote and microphone, for £9.99.

- Buy and keep the Stephen King film remake 'It' on HD digital and DVD from Sky Store before January 14 for £13.99 and you'll receive a free £5 voucher to spend on your next movie.


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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