The latest gadget trend sweeping the US is the two-wheel, self-balancing electric scooter. Now they're reaching our shores and Bargain Hunter has an exclusive discount as well as special competition for one lucky reader to win one of the highly sought-after fun items.
The SmartGlider boasts all the features of similar models seen in the US, and is now available in the UK exclusively from the online retailer LEDHut.co.uk. At 13kg, the portable gadget has a 132W motor which can propel it at up to 10mph. It also charges fully in just two hours and you can travel nine miles on a single charge.
The device uses intuitive, touch-sensitive pads that automatically trigger the motor when stepped on, and you simply lean forward or backwards to make it move. The easy-to-use gizmo is designed to appeal to children and adults alike. It's priced at £349.99 but Bargain Hunter readers can get £20 off until the end of the month by using the code IndGlider at the checkout at www.ledhut.co.uk.
And one lucky Independent reader can win their own SmartGlider by entering our competition. Please send the answer to the following question to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 August to be in with a chance of winning.
The question: In what year in the future did Michael J Fox's character travel to in the second part of the Back to the Future movie trilogy?
Free pints of milk for supporting dairy farmers
Battles have continued between dairy farmers and supermarkets this week about fair prices for milk, but consumers who want to support local farmers can do so by buying their milk through Farmdrop, an online marketplace that lets you buy direct.
And you can get two free pints by ordering through the site until next Thursday, Just use one of the following codes – HINXWHOLE or HINXSEMI, or IVYWHOLE or IVYSEMI – in an order between now and midnight on Thursday 20 August and you'll receive a free two-pint carton of your chosen milk.
You can make your order at www.farmdrop.co.uk
Cut-price tickets for (almost) any Odeon film
Odeon Cinemas is offering a range of cut-price deals through Groupon until 25 August. You'll be able to get two tickets for £10, or five tickets for £20, saving up to £46.25 on regular ticket prices.
To buy a ticket package visit Groupon.co.uk. The deal runs until 25 August or until stocks last. Tickets can be used to watch any film except The Martian and at any UK Odeon cinema except Leicester Square, BFI IMAX and The Lounge, but must be used by 15 October.
£30 rooms to celebrate 30 years of Travelodge
Travelodge is celebrating its 30th anniversary and to mark the milestone is offering 70,000 rooms for £30 or less for stays between now and 30 December. To book a £30 anniversary room visit www.travelodge.co.uk.
No more crying over spilt yoghurt
Suckies is a new range of portable yoghurt pouches aimed at kids which are on offer, three for £2 instead of £2.37 in Waitrose until 15 September. The 100g pouches come in strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, and peach and apricot flavours.
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