Bargain Hunter: Cut-price Eurostar trip can help blow away those new year blues


Anyone looking to escape early in 2014 can get a discounted New Year break in Paris, Lille, Brussels or Disneyland Paris through Eurostar's express sale from next Thursday. It will offer return tickets from just £54 per person for groups of two or four passengers.

Travellers have two weeks in which to take advantage of the special offer, with the express sale running from 21 November to 2 December for travel between 6 January and 12 February 2014. More than 45,000 seats are available at the discounted price, which offers a saving of 21 per cent on Eurostar's regular fare. For more information or to book tickets visit

Save money on eco-friendly LED Christmas lights

New Christmas lights from offer the chance to add a bit of seasonal sparkle to your home, while being eco-friendly. And through an exclusive Bargain Hunter discount, Independent readers can get 25 per cent off. The newly-launched LED Christmas lights not only use up to 90 per cent less energy than traditional lights, they also last around 20 times longer, helping to cut energy bills, too. Prices start from £10 and options include indoor and outdoor varieties and a wide selection of colours. To get 25 per cent off, simply use the exclusive code HUNT25 at the checkout at

Feed your appetite for food and travel in Slovakia

Love your Christmas gastronomic excesses? You can start the indulgences early with traditional goose, liver and fresh potato pancakes in the picturesque village of Slovensky Grob in Slovakia, and save £50. The cost of two nights in a Standard King room at the Chopin Hotel, including buffet breakfast and a three-course dinner at the hotel's restaurant, a three-course dinner in the village and complimentary shopping vouchers for the AVION Shopping park, has been cut to £201 a person, saving at least £50! Go to

Extra American Express rewards points on offer

Are you an American Express Preferred Rewards Gold Card member? If so you can earn extra rewards points when you spend on travel until 28 November. Card members will receive a bonus of two rewards points for every £1 spent on hotels, flights, car hire and experiences. That's on top of the two you automatically receive when you spend on travel purchases. You'll find full details at

Are you eligible for a free boiler or insulation?

Households receiving certain benefits, or with an income of less than about £16,000, could be eligible for free loft or cavity-wall insulation, or even a free boiler. To find out if you're eligible, go to

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