Whether it’s a low-cost barbecue you’re after, or some DIY essentials, there are plenty of cut-price offers available. Here’s our round up of some of the best for this Bank Holiday, and where to find them.
The Bank Holiday is the perfect time to find cheap offers at DIY superstores, and B&Q is no exception. From May 24 until May 26, B&Q is offering its Colorado Relaxer chair for just £10, down from its usual price of £35. A maximum of four chairs are allowed per customer. The store is also offering a Brabantia 60m Rotary Airer for just £40. It doesn’t usually stock this product, but it is currently selling for £78.16 on Amazon.co.uk.
If you’re planning on updating your bathroom, Bathstore is offering savings of up to 25% with its ‘Spend More Save More’ promotion, plus an extra 10% off ending Monday. If you are shopping online, you’ll need to enter the code ‘BATH10’ at the checkout to qualify for the extra 10% off.
Chessington World of Adventures
Fancy a Bank Holiday day out? Take advantage of Chessington’s recently-launched ‘Early Bird’ day ticket scheme and buy tickets from just £24 per person (those under 0.9m tall go free). You must book at least five days in advance to qualify and there is limited availability, so you’ll have to hurry if you want to buy tickets in time for Bank Holiday Monday. All is not lost if you miss out, however, as you can still buy them for the remainder of half-term. If Early Bird tickets have sold out, you can still buy a ticket for £30 and save money compared to buying on the gate.
If al fresco dining is your thing, then Tesco Direct has a range of tempting deals on barbecues and garden furniture for Bank Holiday bargain hunters. From May 22 until June 2, you can get 40% off selected barbecues, including a four-burner gas barbecue with side burner. This usually sells for £200, but you can pick one up for £120 during the offer period. The Oxforde Aluminium and poly rattan garden sofa set, which normally retails at £1,200, is down to £900, a saving of £300.
The supermarket has launched a range of Bank Holiday deals, including ‘Buy 6 and save 25%’ across all of its wines, including Champagne, sparkling and fortified wines, lasting until May 30. It also has lots of food deals on offer. For example, if you’re planning a barbecue, then you can pick up three packs of Sainsbury’s Pork and Caramelised Red Onion Taste the Difference sausages for £10 until June 10, or a 250g pack of Sainsbury’s Asparagus Spears for £1.50, down from its usual price of £2.50.
Sainsbury’s and Tesco aren’t the only supermarkets catering for those planning a Bank Holiday barbecue. All Asda Extra Special Sausages are £2 a pack, down from £2.98, and you can pick up two packs of its Extra Special Burgers for £6. They usually cost £3.75 a pack. Beef is also reduced, so you can buy a 255g Butcher’s Selection British Beef Rump for £4 each or two for £7, or you can opt for Sirloin or Ribeye steaks for the same price. Extra Special Beers are on offer as well. You can buy a 500ml bottle of Gentleman Jack for £1.75, or four for £5.
Lidl is launching a whole range of DIY essentials and kitchen basics deals in-store on May 26. You can pick up a Silvercrest blender for just £18.99 and a 28 inch ceramic frying pan for £9.99. DIY Bank Holiday Monday highlights include a 216 piece Powerfix tool kit for £69.99 and a Parkside Portable Petrol Powered Generator for £179. Plunge saws will be on sale for £49.99, and arc welders for £39.99.
Subway is running a range of promotions which are available over the Bank Holiday weekend. If you have a ‘Subcard’ and scan it in-store before June 10, you’ll have a one-in-four chance of winning prizes including free drinks and high street vouchers, and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a holiday. Subway is also offering a bargain breakfast for £2, consisting of any 6-inch Breakfast Sub with a regular coffee, tea, Tropicana juice or 500ml bottle of water. There also the Subway ‘real deal’, a selection of 6-inch Subs with a regular 16oz dispensed drink, hot drink or 500ml bottle of water for £3.
These online kitchen appliance specialists are running a Bank Holiday flash sale from May 23 until May 27, so if you’re in need of a new washing machine or dishwasher, now could be the time to act. Deals include a Whirlpool ADG7560 built in standard dishwasher for £259, down from its usual price of £346, and an AER Rapido 2 in 1 cordless vacuum cleaner for £79, down from its usual price of £109.
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