So if you are getting ready to shop until you drop, here is how to save even more, without the strop.

Check eBay: The days following Christmas will see many unused and unwanted gifts being flogged for super-low prices while people have the time off work to list them. So keep an eye on the site for new listings while you’re out at the shops. Check hourly to find real savings.

Cashback: Check to get cashback when browsing sales online and get even more money back on your purchases. Did you know that certain cashback sites offer in-store cashback, too?  Check to access the list, upload your receipt . . . and ker-ching!

Play the card game: Seen something you really want that is on offer? You could buy a discounted gift card, which would make it cheaper.  I check as it often sells branded cards for less. As we went to print, you could get ten per cent off a £30 iTunes gift card, making it £27.

Compare it: Use comparison shopping websites to make sure you are getting the best price, whether shopping online or in store. is useful as it also has a price history tool, so you know what an item cost last week and how much of a saving you are really making.

Gift it back: Have you received a gift card when what you really need is cash? If you can’t find anything you want in a store you have a gift card for, go to website, where you can sell your card back for cash.  A £100 Debenhams gift card translates to a £79.90 PayPal payout.

  • All prices correct at time of going to press. All deals and offers are subject to availability.

Deal of the day

PICK up this rose gold star necklace, reduced from £45, at for £22.50.

SAVE: £22.50

Cheap treat

BUY 3 for £6 on selected party food at Morrisons, usually £2.50 each. Offer ends New Year’s Eve.

SAVE: £1.50

My Sun Savers fiver

LEONARD HAIN from Frome in Somerset says: “I save my Savers fivers to help pay my Road tax. Being a pensioner it is a massive help.”

  • Send your Savers fiver stories to and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.

Top swap

DOUSE your leftovers in Stockwell And Co Gravy Granules gravy from Tesco for 20p, above, a big saving on Bisto Best Roast Chicken Gravy Granules for £2.

SAVE: £1.80

Reader's saving tip

CAROLINE BURNS from Newport, Gwent, says: “Make sure you scour the supermarket shelves for reduced-price veg. Then take it home and chop up and freeze it ready for soups and stews. Good for wallet and waistline.”

  • Send your saving ideas to us at and get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.

Shop & save

WRAP up warm in this Slumberdown double duvet on offer at Asda. Was £30, now £15.

SAVE: £15

Hot right now

POP a bottle of Barefoot Wine’s Bubbly Pinot Grigio, now on offer nationwide for £8.50.

Play now to win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle

JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle.

Every Sun Savers code you enter will earn you a ticket for our £15k monthly Raffle. And for every ten tickets you collect in a calendar month, you get a GOLDEN TICKET for our £80k Raffle, which takes place every three months, with the first one at the end of June.


There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect. So the more you enter, the better your chances.

To take part go to or open the Sun Savers app. Then opt in to each month’s Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the Sun Savers codes printed daily in the paper.

Every time you scan or enter a code into Sun Savers, you get a Raffle ticket in the £15k Raffle.

Not yet a Sun Savers member? Just go to or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.

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Fancy a free fiver?

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

Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.

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.

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

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.

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