Bargain Hunter: Our exclusive deal cuts the cost of buying foreign currency by 20 per cent

The deal with ChangeGroup, lasts for the whole of July. Meanwhile, Superdrug has deals on sun creams and potions until 25 August

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We have an exclusive Bargain Hunter deal that cuts the cost of buying foreign currency by 20 per cent. The deal with ChangeGroup, lasts for the whole of July so could have come just in time for those jetting off this summer.

To get the exclusive discount, you'll need to go to, choose your currency and amount and then hit "buy now". Then use the promotional code INDEPENDENT in the relevant box.

If you're not shy of coconut water, buy it cut-price

Need to cool down in the hot weather? Are you a fan of coconut water? Jax Coco 1L Natural Coconut Water is currently on a "Buy 4 for £10' offer at Ocado until 18 August.

Stock up on the suntan lotion at Superdrug

Meanwhile, if you're heading outdoors for some sun, it could be worth visiting Superdrug first for its deals on sun creams and potions. Until 25 August the retailer is offering selected products from Ambre Solaire, Hawaiian Tropic or Nivea at two for £13, for instance.

Sainsbury's extends olive branch to summer chefs

If you're planning a picnic, Sainsbury's has a range of outdoor snacks on offer until 21 July. Pimento or Manzanilla olives are down from £3.50 to £2, for example. Some "Taste the Difference" salads have been cut from £2 to £1.50, while nectarines and peaches have been halved to £1.

Flow Energy stops lights going out on cheap tariffs

One of the biggest risks in switching energy suppliers to get a cheaper deal is that, if you're not diligent, you will end up on a high variable rate when a fixed deal ends.

The independent supplier Flow Energy has addressed the problem by reducing its standard variable tariff to match its cheapest fixed rate, which is currently £860. Boss Tony Stiff said: "Many fixed gas and electricity plans from other suppliers expire this month, and households moving to standard variable rates could see their energy bill rise by up to 22 per cent."

Ten readers are looking on the bright side of life

Last week's competition gave 10 readers the chance to win a copy of The Idle Investor by the global equity portfolio manager Edmund Shing. The book, published by Harriman House, sells for £16.99 but 10 Bargain Hunter readers had to answer a simple question to be in with a chance of winning a free copy.

The question? Which Monty Python member wrote and sang the hit song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life? Lots of you knew that the answer is Eric Idle, but the 10 lucky winners are: Richard Page, Willenhall, West Midlands; Tony Jones, Ashbourne, Derbyshire; Hamish Ramlal, Portslade, East Sussex; Jenny Budd, Bristol; Keith Ferguson, Leeds; Marian Hill, Bath; Peter Chapman, Birmingham; William Wingfield, London; Jayesh Khunti, Birmingham; and Kent Taylor, Bristol.

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