Bargain Hunter: Book before you jet off and save a packet on airport parking

 

If you're planning a trip abroad this half-term – or anytime soon – book your airport parking before you go and you could save a packet. If you're flying from Heathrow, for instance, you could save almost £100 on the cost of a week's parking, according to Essential Travel, thereby cutting the price from £144.10 to £49.95. The site claims to operate a no-hidden-fees policy, which means that there'll be extra charges for using a credit card, or if you're forced to cancel or change your booking. For further information go to essentialtravel.co.uk

Save on subscriptions with free reports from Callcredit

Noddle, the free credit-reporting service, says it has now signed up more than 500,000 people. It's a free service from credit-reference agency Callcredit which offers people access to their monthly credit reports. There are no restrictions on the number of times a customer can view their credit report. The company claims that its customers have collectively saved £60m a year, based on the £120 a year they may have been charged on subscription fees by similar services. You can try it out at www.noddle.co.uk

Give Royal Mail a miss if you want to send a parcel

If you need to send a package, you don't have to pay expensive Royal Mail prices. The privatisation of the former taxpayer-owned business has led to a parcels' price war as rival firms jostle to grab a slice of the market. For instance, Interparcel has temporarily reduced its lowest cost to £1.50, which is more than a quid less than Royal Mail's cheapest offer at £2.60. Meanwhile, courier comparison website Parcel2Go.com says that consumers can currently send parcels for as little as 99p.

Early birds can catch a cheaper room at Travelodge

Budget hotel chain Travelodge is offering 400,000 rooms for £25 or less this spring. The early-bird room offer is available throughout the UK for stays between 1 March and 30 April, including the Easter school holiday period. Go to travelodge.co.uk for details.

Anniversary offer from Designer Sales UK

Designer Sales UK is celebrating its 25th anniversary by giving away five VIP tickets for its 2014 London sales. Tickets include entry an hour before doors open, a glass of bubbly and a goodie bag. Email sales@designersales.co.uk giving your name, occupation and explain "why I love your sales" to enter. Go to www.designersales.co.uk for info.

Day return from Dover to Dunkirk for £29

DFDS Seaways has launched a £29 day-return offer on its Dover-Dunkirk route for a car and up to four people. Details at www.dfdsseaways.co.uk

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