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Friday the 13th can be a great day for bagging bargains — plus win £100,000 with Sun Savers

IT may be unlucky for some but Friday the 13th is a great day to hunt down some bumper bargains. From wedding venues to travel offers, there are big price drops for those who aren’t superstitious. Research from topcashback.co.uk shows that 31 per cent of people would not get married on Friday the 13th, while […]

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IT may be unlucky for some but Friday the 13th is a great day to hunt down some bumper bargains.

From wedding venues to travel offers, there are big price drops for those who aren’t superstitious.

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Research from topcashback.co.uk shows that 31 per cent of people would not get married on Friday the 13th, while 17 per cent avoid travelling if they can.

We teamed up with the savings website to reveal seven ways to grab a deal today.

Flights

Many people aren’t keen on flying on Friday the 13th, so you could be in for a bargain if you brave the skies
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LOTS of people refuse to fly on Friday the 13th, so there are cheap deals available for those brave souls who will.

Look out for package holidays with either inbound or outbound travel on this day too.

 

DJ

THIS is a great day for a party, as you should be able to hire a DJ, catering and a photographer at a bargain-basement rate.

Lotto

IT could be you.

And if it is, you are likely to be quids in.

There is always a dip in lottery ticket sales on this day, which means statistically you will be less likely to share any winnings if your lucky numbers come up.

 

Food

FEWER couples go out for romantic dinners on Friday the 13th, so it is a good day to get into a restaurant that is usually full, to book a food-based “experience” day out.

 

Houses

IF you are looking to move home, this tip works all year round.

Fewer people make offers on homes numbered 13, so try going in with a low bid.

Sales

SOME firms will come to you with Friday the 13th discounts.

Sign up for marketing emails and wait to see if their prices are lowered.

Weddings

With many couples not wanting to tie the knot on Friday the 13th, you could get a cheap deal
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VENUE owners would rather slash costs than not have a wedding booking.

If you aren’t offered a discount, mention the date and haggle.

 

Fancy a free fiver?

YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.

Our brilliant new rewards club, which launched this week, will pay back our most loyal readers.

Sun Savers is The Sun's brand new rewards club
Sun Savers is The Sun’s brand new rewards club
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Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have ­collected 28.

This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.

For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver. So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.

We are keeping it super-simple. You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.

 Simply collect 28 codes and we'll give you £5 for FREE

Simply collect 28 codes and we’ll give you £5 for FREE

In fact, it is completely up to you how much you save.

Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at sunsavers.co.uk.


What is Sun Savers? Here's everything you need to know about our new rewards club


To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.

With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.

TO JOIN: Don’t worry, folks — joining takes just 30 seconds, in three steps.

All we’ll ask of you is your name, your date of birth and an email address to get you on the way to your first crisp fiver.

You can choose to save or cash out straight to your bank account or instantly with Paypal.

Don’t delay — join Sun Savers now!

Plus, keep an eye out for extra benefits – such as exclusive first access to our much-loved Holidays From £9.50.

We bust the myths about Sun Savers

  1. It’s not real cash. It will just be vouchers or points. WRONG – it IS real cash.
  2. You have to enter the codes on consecutive days. WRONG – each code is valid for FIVE weeks, enter them whenever you want.
  3. It’s a one-off promotion. WRONG – Sun Savers is for ever.
  4. It’s just a joining offer. WRONG – you’ll get a fiver for EVERY 28 codes you enter.
  5. It’s not for me as I only buy the paper a couple of times a week. WRONG – it doesn’t matter how long it takes you to get 28 codes, you’ll still get the fiver.
  6. There will be lots of hoops to jump through, lots of catches. WRONG – register with just your name, email and DOB, start entering your codes and you’re good to go.
  7. It will take ages to receive the fiver. WRONG – just link your bank account and the money will be in your account within three to five working days. Or do it via PayPal and get it instantly.

Don't sleep on this super saver

SAVER SPOT 1: Keep warm this winter for less. Get £10 off when you spend £50 or more at sleepypeople.com using code SP10.

Offer ends October 15. Excludes sale and pure-wool products.

SAVER SPOT 2: You have the power to lower your fuel bills.

Research from thebigdeal.com shows the Big Six energy firms charge up to £225 more on their most expensive plans compared to their cheapest.

So check yours and swap to a cheaper plan to save.

  • PRICES correct at time of press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

SAVE BIG: What a wicked deal. The Yankee Christmas Yankee Candle Gift Set was £60, now £30 at Boots. Offer ends October 19.

SAVE: £30

Save £30 on this Christmas Yankee Candle Gift Set at Boots
YANKEE CANDLE

SAVE SMALL: Download a voucher at smythstoys.com to get £5 off when you spend £25 on outdoor toys. Valid until October 18.

SAVE: £5


Dig into the DIY freebie finder

KATIE HATFIELD from Ealing, West London, says: “Doing your house up? Join freecycle.org and get everything from furniture to paint for free.

"You have to collect it from the person giving it away but it’s much cheaper than buying it new.”

  • SEND your tips to sunsavers@the-sun.co.uk and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if yours is used. Please include your name and town.
Save money on furniture by buying it secondhand for less at freecycle.org

Win £100K

ONE lucky reader will win an incredible £100,000 CASH with Sun Savers.

Pay off the mortgage or go on a spending spree – it’s up to you.

Download the Sun Savers app or register at sunsavers.co.uk.

 One lucky Sun Savers read is in for a chance to win £100,000

Already a member? Update your app in the app store and scan TEN Sun Savers codes by Tuesday, October 10. After entering ten codes, you will be prompted to enter the competition.

It closes on Monday, October 23, when a winner will be chosen at random.

Over-18 UK residents only. One entry per person. Winner will be picked at random from all valid entries. Your information will be used only for purposes of this competition. The Editor’s decision is final. Full terms and conditions at sunsavers.co.uk.

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Can you claim compensation if your flight or train has been delayed or cancelled due to snow?

AS FREEZING temperatures and heavy winds blast the UK, Britain’s transport network has been thrown into chaos. Over the weekend, parts of the country were plunged into -12C over night as people woke up to a blanket of up to 12 inches of snow. Dozens of flights to and from Heathrow Airport were cancelled on […]

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AS FREEZING temperatures and heavy winds blast the UK, Britain’s transport network has been thrown into chaos.

Over the weekend, parts of the country were plunged into -12C over night as people woke up to a blanket of up to 12 inches of snow.

If your flight or train has been cancelled you may be entitled to compensation
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Dozens of flights to and from Heathrow Airport were cancelled on Sunday with more delays reported to affect passengers travelling today.

National Rail reported weather related delays to Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry, Great Western, and Virgin Trains routes.

You rights differ depending on what method of transport you’re using top travel with and where you bought your ticket.

So if you’ve already booked your tickets or you’ve been left stranded partway through your journey thanks to the snow, you need to know your rights.

Passengers who’s flights are affected by bad weather are not entitled to compensation
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Can I get compensation if my flight is delayed or cancelled by the snow?

Birmingham and Luton airports were temporarily closed on Sunday, whilst flights to and from London’s Heathrow, Gatwick and City airports suffered severe delays and cancellations.

Passengers who’s flights were with a European airline or departed from a country in the European Union, UK, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland have rights under EU laws.

If your flight has been delayed for two hours or more then the airline has to give you food and drink, access to phone calls and emails and accommodation if you’re delayed overnight, including transport to and form the airport.

The airline should give you vouchers to get these things at the airport but if they don’t, keep the receipts and you can claim expenses from the airline later.

As well as food and drink, passengers who’s flights are delayed by three hours or more are entitled to compensation if it’s caused by the airline, like a technical fault.

Unfortunately, if your flight is cancelled or delayed by severe weather conditions like ice and snow, you are not entitled to your money back.

Will my insurance cover me if my flight was delayed?

IF you can’t claim compensation directly through the airline, your travel insurance may refund you.

According to comparison site MoneySuperMarket.com, if you’re delayed at a snowbound airport then a standard travel insurance policy would usually cover you.

Policies vary so you should check the small print, but a delay of eight to 12 hours will normally mean you qualify for some money from your insurer.

Remember to get written confirmation of your delay from the airport as your insurer will need proof.

If your flight is cancelled entirely, you’re unlikely to be covered by your insurance.

But if other flights are still departing then you may want to challenge the airline who may be obliged to pay out.

It’s best to check the status of your flight before setting off to the airport. You can check if your journey is affected by the weather here.

Hannah Maundrell, Editor in Chief money.co.uk said: “There is a chance the airline won’t pay compensation if your flight is affected by bad weather, as this counts as extraordinary circumstances.

“Extraordinary circumstances, such as snow, will not automatically entitle you to claim for inconvenience– but it’s always worth asking.”

Can I get my money back if my train is delayed or cancelled by the snow?

Getting to work on time using public transport can be a struggle even without adverse weather conditions, and with a 3.4 per cent price hike in train fares in 2018 every penny matters.

Train passengers may be entitled to money back if they apply through the Delay Repay scheme
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Unfortunately, you cannot claim compensation for train journeys that have been delayed or cancelled by severe weather, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t apply.

Most train companies have adopted “Delay Repay”, a national scheme used to compensate you for unexpected delays even if you are a weekly, monthly or season ticket holder – and sometimes this includes bad weather.


BLACK MONDAY UK weather leaves more than 10,000 homes without power, hundreds of schools closed and travel chaos as ‘Black Monday’ sees 12 INCHES of snow fall overnight


Passengers are entitled to compensation each time for any delay of 30 minutes or more, whilst season ticket holders need to submit claims for compensation for delays on specific trains.

You will need to apply for compensation from the specific rail company directly and how much you are entitled to varies with different companies.

You can find out details from different rail companies here.

Today has been dubbed “Black Monday” thanks to the travel chaos caused by the snow over the weekend.

More than 10,000 homes have been left without power after an overnight deluge of snow.

Around 12 inches of snow fell in some parts of the UK overnight, leaving treacherous driving conditions and flights grounded across the country.


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Christmas 2017

What is the Luvabella doll and where can you buy one ahead of Christmas 2017?

AN artificial intelligence doll called Luvabella has been tipped since early on as this Christmas’ must-have toy. The doll hit shops on Sunday October 1 – and it has been flying off the shelves ever since. How much does Luvabella cost? The Luvabella doll has a recommended retail price of £99.99. The toy is made […]

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AN artificial intelligence doll called Luvabella has been tipped since early on as this Christmas’ must-have toy.

The doll hit shops on Sunday October 1 – and it has been flying off the shelves ever since.

The toy is tipped to be a sell out this Christmas
Luvabella

How much does Luvabella cost?

The Luvabella doll has a recommended retail price of £99.99.

The toy is made by Spin Master – the company behind last year’s Christmas sell-out, Hatchimals – and has already featured in Argos’ top toy prediction list for this year.

But some parents think that the Luvbella doll has spooky resemblance to Chucky, the horror film character.

 

Most retailers started selling the doll on October 1
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Where can I buy Luvabella cheapest and where is it in stock?

Here are the cheapest prices we’ve seen:

How can I get alerted when Luvabella is in stock?

Many of the retailers will be getting their stock at different times.

But the clever bods at money saving website LatestDeals.co.uk have created a Luvabella stock checker.

You can sign up to get email alerts when the doll is in stores or online, ready to buy.

You can also sign up for alerts directly from retailers – including The Entertainer.

How to save money on your Christmas shopping

CHRISTMAS is just around the corner, here's how to treat yourself without splashing too much cash.

  • LOOK FOR DISCOUNTS Visit websites like Vouchercloud, Myvouchercodes.co.uk and Vouchercodes.co.uk to look for discounts before buying.
  • EARN CASHBACK Before you buy anything, visit cashback websites like Quidco or TopCashback, to see if you could earn money for shopping.
  • COMPARE Find the cheapest deal buy using websites like Pricerunner.co.uk or Kelkoo.co.uk.
  • SIGN UP to newsletters. Most retailers will offer exclusive discounts to loyal shoppers.

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Where to buy the Star Wars Jedi Training Remote cheapest this Christmas

STAR Wars fans gearing-up for the release of the latest film this week can now feel like a Jedi in a galaxy far, far away thanks to the latest must-have toy. Smyths toy store has named the Jedi Training Remote toy as its top toy for Christmas. Based on a device from the original films […]

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STAR Wars fans gearing-up for the release of the latest film this week can now feel like a Jedi in a galaxy far, far away thanks to the latest must-have toy.

Smyths toy store has named the Jedi Training Remote toy as its top toy for Christmas.

The Jedi Training Remote has been named as Smyths top toy for Christmas

Based on a device from the original films which helped train the Jedi heroes, the toy is propeller-powered and shoots “sting beams”, which you must try and avoid to complete your training.

And thanks to its object detection system, users can also use “the force” to control its height and keep it in mid-air – without touching it.

The remote has an RRP of £29.99 but Smyths currently has it on sale for £24.99 – that’s the cheapest The Sun Online could find it.

Argos has it on sale for £29.99 while you can order it from Amazon for £39.99 – a difference of £15 when compared to Smyths.

Laura Molloy, of the toy store, said: “The flying toy that’s flying off the shelves is the Star Wars Jedi Training Remote.

“It has proven to be a really fantastic way for fans of all ages to recreate iconic scenes from the films.

The remote is on sale for £25.99 at Smyths
The remote is on sale for £25.99 at Smyths

The world premiere of The Last Jedi took place in Los Angeles on the weekend
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“We have stock for now but we know that hot lines have a habit of selling out quickly before Christmas, so we will do everything we can to ensure we don’t disappoint anyone coming through our door in finding one!”

The training remote is made by British inventors, Wow! Stuff.

Be warned though – even though is takes less than 30 minutes to charge-fully, you’ll only get five to six minutes of flight time.

Star Wars fever is set to grip film-goers this week, as fans prepare for the release of The Last Jedi on Thursday.

The sequel to 2015’s The Force Awakens, the film will continue the story of Luke Skywalker and new heroes Rey and Finn.

As well as the film, fans have a vast range of toys and other merchandise they can treat themselves to this Christmas.

And if you’re lucky enough to have some of the original toys from the 1970s, you could be sitting on a small fortune, with some figures being sold for as much as £26,000.


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