Bargain Hunter: Get a discount on romance and put Valentine's Day up in lights


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It's Valentine's Day next Saturday and what better way to set the mood than some romantic lighting. To help, Bargain Hunter has arranged an exclusive 30 per cent discount on LED Hut's range of mood lighting.

The Lumilife Valentine's range includes fairy lights and flickering, real-wax LED candles, as well as decorative branch lights, some of which are pictured above.

To take advantage of the deal, enter the code HUNT30 at the checkout at The code will remain valid until 28 February.

Champagne, oysters and a six-course recipe for love

Meanwhile, romantic Londoners may be tempted by an exclusive menu based on popular aphrodisiac ingredients offered at the restaurant DSTRKT near Shaftesbury Avenue.

The six-course meal is just £49 and includes a champagne cocktail followed by a plate of oysters. There's also a salmon and passion fruit tartare, served with a quail's egg yolk, and a "chocolate and caviar" creation to finish.

The menu is available from 10 to 14 February and you can reserve through

Tell them you love them with a card that costs nothing

You can get a free Valentine's card – just don't tell your loved one.

The new company Inkly Cards is giving away 50,000 Valentine's cards. You can choose from the range, worth £2.99 each, including art cards and photo-upload cards. Each one can also be personalised with your own handwriting, using "patent pending" handwriting technology.

The cards are being given away on Inkly's Facebook page at

A romantic getaway for £20 on the magic bus

You can take a bargain romantic trip to Paris or a city break to Brussels or Amsterdam for only £20 a seat with iDBus. Go to by 23 February.

Act fast for presents and flowers through Quidco

If you move fast, you can get 10 per cent off Valentine's gifts at Marks & Spencer through Quidco. The offer runs until midnight tomorrow, Sunday 8 February.

Or, if you're planning to buy flowers, you can get £5 off all orders plus 17.5 per cent cashback by using a special Quidco code at Debenhams Flowers before midnight on 8 February.

You can track down the offers – and others – at

Travelodge in special offer for families at half-term

Looking further ahead, the hotel chain Travelodge is offering 40,000 rooms for £35 or less during February half-term. For a family of four staying in a £35 room, that works out at just £8.75 per person – cheaper than a children's bowling ticket or a couple of magazines and a bar of chocolate.

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