Bargain Hunter: Discount deals on haute cuisine, and the chef's tantrums are free

 

Coming up is the annual London Restaurant Fortnight run by lastminute.com. This year it's being held from 17 to 31 March and promises bargain prices at a range of decent restaurants.

The promotion includes Michelin-starred and other top-rated restaurants and features deals for lunch and dinner on weekdays and at the weekend. Restaurant offers start from £15 for a two-course lunch and £25 for a three-course dinner, while several restaurants will also throw in a glass of wine or a cocktail. At the Oxo Tower, for instance, you'll be able to eat a three-course dinner for £35.The offers are available for booking from 10am today at bit.ly/O2aHAd.

TopCashback does its bargain offers by the book

To celebrate World Book Day (which was held yesterday), TopCashback is offering its members an eBook of their choice up to the value of £2.50, free, or £2.50 cashback towards the value of any new book or eBook over 2.50 at Amazon. To benefit you'll need to sign up to TopCashback.co.uk and then find the "World Book Day Offer" page. From there, click through to Amazon.co.uk and buy an eBook or new book of choice. The cashback should be in your account within 14 days.

Making up is cheap to do with Bare Minerals

Anyone who clicks "Like" on Bare Minerals' Facebook page at on.fb.me/1gf0Y0q will get a voucher for a free "makeunder" (the company's version of a makeover) as well as a foundation sample and make-up brush. The offer is available until 30 April.

Now you can a-fjord to go on a Scandinavian cruise

Book by 14 March to save £350 per person on an all-inclusive seven-night fjords cruise departing on 9 June. The offer also includes a two-night stay in Hamburg on a room-only basis and return flights from London Gatwick. The deal is offered through cruisenation.com.

Save nearly £400 by giving up your vices for Lent

Have you given up anything for Lent? It could save you a pile of cash. A study by Axa suggests that abstaining from cigarettes, alcohol, chocolate bars and coffee shops during Lent would save a total of £376.02. Giving up smoking alone for 40 days could save £220.80.

Miss your MOT and you could face a £1,000 fine

Is your car due an MOT? Make a note of the date and avoid paying out an unnecessary fine. More than 335,000 motorists risk a £1,000 fine every month by missing the deadline for their car's MOT, reckons the car-service booking provider MOT Angel. Being timely with your MOT also means avoiding invalid insurance policies and spiralling repair bills.

Got any deals or discounts to share with readers? Send details and deadlines to your money@independent.co.uk

Independent Partners; request a free guide on NISAs from Hargreaves Lansdown

News
More than 90 years of car history are coming to an end with the abolition of the paper car-tax disc
newsThis and other facts you never knew about the paper circle - completely obsolete today
News
people'I’d rather have Fred and Rose West quote my characters on childcare'
Life and Style
The new Windows 10 Start Menu
tech
Arts and Entertainment
There has been a boom in ticket sales for female comics, according to an industry survey
comedyFirst national survey reveals Britain’s comedic tastes
PROMOTED VIDEO
Travel
Bruce Chatwin's novel 'On the Black Hill' was set at The Vision Farm
travelOne of the finest one-day walks you could hope for - in Britain
Sport
footballManchester City 1 Roma 1: Result leaves Premier League champions in danger of not progressing
Arts and Entertainment
Gay and OK: a scene from 'Pride'
filmsUS film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence
News
i100
Life and Style
Magic roundabouts: the gyratory system that has excited enthusiasts in Swindon
motoringJust who are the Roundabout Appreciation Society?
Arts and Entertainment
Hilary North's 'How My Life Has Changed', 2001
booksWell it was good enough for Ancient Egyptians and Picasso...
Finacial products from our partners
Property search
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

ES Rentals

    iJobs Job Widget
    iJobs Money & Business

    Trainee Recruitment Consultant - Birmingham - Real Staffing

    £18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: Real Staffing are currently lo...

    Trust Accountant - Kent

    NEGOTIABLE: Austen Lloyd: TRUST ACCOUNTANT - KENTIf you are a Chartered Accou...

    Graduate Recruitment Consultant - 2013/14 Grads - No Exp Needed

    £18000 - £20000 per annum + OTE £30000: SThree: SThree are a global FTSE 250 b...

    Law Costs

    Highly Competitive Salary: Austen Lloyd: CITY - Law Costs Draftsperson - NICHE...

    Day In a Page

    Ebola outbreak: The children orphaned by the virus – then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection

    The children orphaned by Ebola...

    ... then rejected by surviving relatives over fear of infection
    Pride: Are censors pandering to homophobia?

    Are censors pandering to homophobia?

    US film censors have ruled 'Pride' unfit for under-16s, though it contains no sex or violence
    The magic of roundabouts

    Lords of the rings

    Just who are the Roundabout Appreciation Society?
    Why do we like making lists?

    Notes to self: Why do we like making lists?

    Well it was good enough for Ancient Egyptians and Picasso...
    Hong Kong protests: A good time to open a new restaurant?

    A good time to open a new restaurant in Hong Kong?

    As pro-democracy demonstrators hold firm, chef Rowley Leigh, who's in the city to open a new restaurant, says you couldn't hope to meet a nicer bunch
    Paris Fashion Week: Karl Lagerfeld leads a feminist riot on 'Boulevard Chanel'

    Paris Fashion Week

    Lagerfeld leads a feminist riot on 'Boulevard Chanel'
    Bruce Chatwin's Wales: One of the finest one-day walks in Britain

    Simon Calder discovers Bruce Chatwin's Wales

    One of the finest one-day walks you could hope for - in Britain
    10 best children's nightwear

    10 best children's nightwear

    Make sure the kids stay cosy on cooler autumn nights in this selection of pjs, onesies and nighties
    Manchester City vs Roma: Five things we learnt from City’s draw at the Etihad

    Manchester City vs Roma

    Five things we learnt from City’s Champions League draw at the Etihad
    Martin Hardy: Mike Ashley must act now and end the Alan Pardew reign

    Trouble on the Tyne

    Ashley must act now and end Pardew's reign at Newcastle, says Martin Hardy
    Isis is an hour from Baghdad, the Iraq army has little chance against it, and air strikes won't help

    Isis an hour away from Baghdad -

    and with no sign of Iraq army being able to make a successful counter-attack
    Turner Prize 2014 is frustratingly timid

    Turner Prize 2014 is frustratingly timid

    The exhibition nods to rich and potentially brilliant ideas, but steps back
    Last chance to see: Half the world’s animals have disappeared over the last 40 years

    Last chance to see...

    The Earth’s animal wildlife population has halved in 40 years
    So here's why teenagers are always grumpy - and it's not what you think

    Truth behind teens' grumpiness

    Early school hours mess with their biological clocks
    Why can no one stop hackers putting celebrities' private photos online?

    Hacked photos: the third wave

    Why can no one stop hackers putting celebrities' private photos online?