Netting a Bargain: Watch movies on the big screen for smaller prices at Odeon

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

Cinema ticket prices needn't be a horror story with Odeon's special offers
Jonathan Campbell

- ODEON has a few different ways you can watch big-screen films at a small price. Buy insurance from (a single-trip policy costs as little as £3) and you'll be eligible for two cinema tickets for the price of one every Tuesday and Wednesday. Students get 25 per cent off screenings from Monday to Thursday by showing an NUS card at the box office. Movie-goers aged 55 or over can attend ‘silver cinema' screenings from £3, which includes tea, coffee and biscuits before the film. Find out more at

- Nectar points collectors can rack up their balance with bonuses in Sainsbury's swipe-and-win promotion between February 2 and 4. Use your card when you spend £10 or more in store, online or on petrol or diesel and you will receive a coupon worth at least 200 points (worth £1 off your next transaction). The biggest prize is 5,000 points (worth £25). You can take part as many times as you like and you can split your grocery shop into several £10 transactions to maximise the points you receive. Some Sainsbury's filling stations are excluded and some products are ineligible for the qualifying spend. Check for the full terms and conditions at

- Until April 4, American Express cardholders can get 5 per cent back when booking with P&O Ferries. You must click ‘save to card' in the offers section of your Amex app or online account first. Until February 28, cardholders can get 5 per cent back at Caffe Nero too. The same method applies. Not all cardholders are always eligible for the same offers so check your account. It's worth opting in to receive marketing emails about them.

- Card shop Clintons is has melted down the price of Yankee Candles, so you don't have to feel wick about how much you spend on these fragrant luxury items. There's 50 per cent off many Christmas-themed ones while stocks last. A highlight at the time of going to print was the medium jar, down from £19.99 to £9.99 but stock levels are likely to vary by the time you read this. Browse through the selection at Find your nearest store at

- Electronics retailer Maplin has extended its £5 voucher offer on click-and-collect orders. Spend £10 or more on a product reserved at (for payment online or in store) and you'll get the voucher. For full terms and conditions (but not the end date, which is unspecified) click on the banner on the homepage or go straight to

- Clothes shop Oasis had a sale on at the time of going to print, although its end date was unspecified so it may have finished by the time you read this. If not, the code SALE20 gets you a further 20 per cent off sale prices when you order online. Browse the selection at

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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