Bargain Hunter: Switch on to romantic lighting deals this Valentine's Day


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If you're planning a cosy night in with someone special this Valentine's Day we've arranged an exclusive 25 per cent discount on all mood lighting at online light store LEDHut.

The company's colour-changing strip lights come on handy adhesive rolls of tape (between one and five metres in length), and can be trimmed down to size to suit any space. They also come with a remote control, so you can turn any room into a romantic setting at the touch of a button. Use the code HUNT25 at the checkout at to get your discount. The offer runs until 28 February.

Snap up free Thorntons chocolates treat

You can get a free box of Thorntons Continental milk, white and dark chocolates (150g), usually costing £10.94 with delivery, by registering with Once new members have registered, find the "Free Thorntons Chocolates" page and click on "get cashback". Buy the box of chocolates online as normal (with standard delivery) using the code RHFD, which reduces the price to £10. The £10 cashback will become payable within 14 days. There are 4,000 free boxes to give away.

Online pound store makes its debut in Britain

The UK's first online pound store went live this week. has been set up by Donna and Mark Baker, who are the couple behind the deal-of-the-day website Delivery is free if you spend £30 at the site, otherwise the standard delivery charge is £4.50. "We sell everything that you would expect to buy in a bricks and mortar high street pound shop except you won't need to lug heavy bags of shopping home," Donna said.

Sign up with Vodafone deal to win M&S vouchers

This month e2save – part of the Carphone Warehouse group – is offering people the chance to win £200 worth of M&S vouchers if they buy a new Vodafone 4G smartphone contract. Details at

Singles' cut-price way to look for a partner If you have no plans to celebrate Valentine's Day you may be interested in Bownty's deal offering 51 per cent off a three-month membership to MySingleFriend, a network of single people as described by their friends. The cost of three months' membership has been cut to £27 – a saving of £55, as long as you buy by 12 February at

Site can stop you paying so much for booze

A new comparison website hopes to bring down the cost of your booze bill. reckons Britons waste around £4.1bn a year buying their drinks at the most expensive retailers.

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