Bargain Hunter: Be Barcelona bound for cruise and free nights


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You can get a three-night Mediterranean cruise – visiting France and Italy – and a Barcelona mini-break with Cruise Nation from £299 per person on 18 September if you book by 8 September. The deal offers a saving of £200, an upgrade to a balcony cabin and two free nights in Barcelona. The price also includes return flights from London Gatwick while regional flights are available for a higher price. You can get full detail of the cruise on the Costa Luminosa by calling 0800 408 0758 or by going to

Send a parcel from Monday and save a fifth of the cost

The Post Office is offering a 20 per cent discount on its new Drop & Go, pre-paid postage service from 2 to 15 September. The service allows customers to simply hand over mail at their local post office leaving branch staff to swipe a pre-paid Drop & Go card, check everything is in order and deduct the postage costs from the card. The 20 per cent discount will apply to medium parcels up to 2kg and small parcels between 1kg and 2kg. a second-class medium parcel up to 1kg could cost just £4.16 – a saving of £1.04.

Formal notice of up to 90 per cent tuxedo savings

For this weekend only, from today to Sunday 1 September, is offering an exclusive sale with up to 90 per cent off men's formal clothing. Sale items include bow ties at from just 99p, waistcoats from £4.99 and tuxedos and morning suits for as little as £29.99. Full details at

Get a fifth off travel insurance if you're a Tesco customer

Tesco Bank is offering Clubcard customers a 20 per cent discount on travel insurance when bought online this weekend. To take advantage log on to before 12pm on Monday 2 September, get a quote for your travel cover, using the promotional code "FLASHSALE" and its Clubcard number, and buy the policy within 14 days. The discount deal applies solely to Clubcard holders and is only available online this weekend.

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