Bargain Hunter: From London to the US for £99 – if you go via Iceland

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This week the Icelandic airline WOW air offered £99 transatlantic flights between London and the US.

The cost includes taxes but the flights involve travelling to Reykjavik for the first leg of the journey.

The flights from Reykjavik to the US are operated using WOW air's fleet of Airbus A321 extended-range aircraft.

For more information on deals on flights to Iceland and North America, go to wowair.co.uk.

MOT on board with car loan

TSB is offering free annual MOTs – worth up to £54.85 a year – to customers taking out a car loan with the bank. The free MOT lasts for the life of the agreement and interest rates start at 3.9 per cent APR on loans from £7,500 to £20,000 over one to five years.

Once you've taken out a loan, you search for a local, participating MOT centre online at tsbfreemot.co.uk before calling 0345 835 7878 to book your car in.

Transfer the overdraft

Stung by expensive bank account charges for being in the red? Think about using a money-transfer credit card to pay off your overdraft, suggests the price-comparison site Moneysupermarket.com.

Doing so could bring savings. For example, someone with a £1,500 overdraft and charged 19.3 per cent would pay £288 in interest in a year. However, clearing the £1,500 with a money transfer using the MBNA Platinum credit card – which offers 24 months at 0 per cent subject to a 1.89 per cent fee – would only incur a £28.35 charge, saving £260 in interest.

Junior Isa can fund a degree

Worried about your child's future university fees? Saving £20 a week into a junior Isa (Jisa) could help cover the cost, reckons Fidelity Personal Investing.

It has calculated that saving £20 a week into a Jisa, from the day your child is born until their 18th birthday, would yield £27,126.762, assuming a growth rate of 5 per cent and 1.1 per cent in charges.

Cheap holiday hotel rooms

With October half-term in mind, Travelodge, which operates 504 hotels in Britain, has released 70,000 rooms for just £35 or less during the school holidays. A £35 family room, which caters for two adults and two children, works out at just £8.75 per person.

To book a saver room for £35 or less, visit travelodge.co.uk.

Step up to the plate

Lots of restaurants are offering decent discounts at the moment. You can currently get 40 per cent off main courses at the Tex-Mex chain Chimichanga, 40 per cent off your food bill at Café Rouge and ASK Italian, a fiver off your bill when you spend £25 at Harvester, and a 33 per cent discount at Bella Italia. All the offers are available on the free VoucherCodes.co.uk app.

Best way to buy BT Sport

The Champions League returned this week with Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all involved. And if you want to watch the games on TV, you'll need BT Sport.

So what's the best way to buy it? You can get the channel on Sky, Virgin or from BT itself, of course. But to help you work out which package is most cost-effective, check Moneysupermarket.com/broadband/sports-events.

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