Bargain Hunter: Scoot down to Smyths Toys - it's all to play for this weekend

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To celebrate the bank holiday, Smyths Toys Superstores is offering a 10 per cent discount on the latest marked price of its entire range of toys – for this weekend only. The offer is valid on all toys, trampolines, swings, bikes, scooters, pushchairs, and more.

The retailer is also offering customers a free £6 voucher off their next in-store spend of £50 or more. Both offers are valid until Monday 26 May in stores and online at

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Fancy a weekend away? The price is right with BA has a range of special-priced British Airways City Breaks until Monday 2 June starting from £159.

For that you can get a two-night stay at a four-star hotel on a room-only basis in Barcelona with return flights included, departing on 16 June.

For the same price there's a two-night stay at a three-star hotel in Amsterdam on 13 July. Full details at

You'd have to be a clot to miss Kelly's ice cream offer If you fancy tucking into some bargain ice cream, Tesco is offering a litre of Kelly's of Cornwall Dairy Vanilla at half-price – down from £3.99 to £2 – until 9 June.

Meanwhile at Waitrose, Kelly's of Cornwall Clotted Cream varieties have been cut to two for £5 (from their normal price of £3.99) until 17 June.

Book early and save a truckload on train travel If you're planning rail travel this summer, book now to save a packet. By using you could save on average 43 per cent by booking 12 weeks in advance.

For example, you can travel from London to Manchester for £12.50 by booking ahead as opposed to £160.50 on the day – saving yourself 92 per cent. Full details at

Spend a tenner, save a fiver: Mamas and Papas deliver Babies can make a big dent in the average parents' pockets – but you can get a fiver off when you spend a tenner or more at the Mamas and Papas store.

Go online to to get a £5 gift card sent to you.

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