Bargain Hunter: Hailo's smartphone taxi tip can save you money on cab fares

 

Smartphone app Hailo is offering 20 per cent of all taxi rides in London from 10am to 5pm on weekdays throughout August with its "Fare Buster" deal.

Passengers simply Hailo a taxi as normal through their phone app, choose to pay by card and 20 per cent should be automatically taken off the fare.

Sweet-smelling offer for 02 users

O2 smartphone users can get a free perfume worth £10, in-store at the Fragrance Shop.

The offer is available through a voucher available on the O2 Priority Moments app, and runs until 21 August.

The £10 voucher can also be used towards a more-expensive perfume.

Fresh melon juice at a special promotional price

Do you like the sound of raw, fresh melon juice?

There's a new brand just launched called Mello which promises "the goodness of a whole melon in every bottle" and during August it is available at a special promotional price of £1.99 through Ocado, 50p off its standard price.

There are two varieties: Watermelon and Cantaloupe. Full details  at mellodrinks.co.uk

Cheaper tools from Aldi's new Workshop range

Aldi Specialbuys is launching a new Workshop range in stores from next Thursday 14 August.

It will include tools such as hacksaws at £4.99, screwdriver sets at £9.99, safety shoes at £12.99 and a range of drills.

Asda price on discounted dishwasher tablets

Asda has a deal on Fairy Platinum All-in-one Lemon Dishwasher tablets in stores at the moment with a pack of 40 just £5, compared to up to £14 charged elsewhere.

Have your free cake and eat it with John Lewis

Get a free John Lewis loyalty card and you can get tea or coffee and cake for nothing every month.

Once you've registered for the card online – at www.johnlewis.com – or in-store, you'll be sent a welcome pack containing vouchers for cake and drink valid in the month stated on the front.

Streaming device can transform your telly

Chromecast is a new, thumb-sized media streaming device which transforms an ordinary television with an HDMI port into an internet-connected TV.

And if you buy one through Tesco at £30 before the end of October, you'll get a fiver credit for the company's movie-streaming service Blinkbox.

Full terms and conditions at blinkbox.me/5free

Beat the rest to see the new Spiderman movie

Meanwhile Blinkbox is offering the chance to own The Amazing Spiderman 2, two weeks before its official DVD release – and earn 500 Tesco Clubcard points in the process. The movie costs £9.99 in SD, £13.99 in HD.

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