Bargain Hunter: Take your children on Eurostar on a £1 ticket

The fare is available for travel to Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais and Belgium

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Eurostar is offering child fares from just £1 each way for most of August, as long as you book in early July. The £1 fare is for children aged between 4 and 11 – under-4s travel free – and is available in Standard and Standard Premier classes for travel to Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais or any Belgium station. Tickets will be on sale at from 2 to 9 July, for travel between 1 and 27 August.

Cherish the discounts at a new fashion label

This week's exclusive discount celebrates the launch of the fashion label Alie Street. Bargain Hunter readers can get a 15 per cent online discount on gowns and dresses from the label. Launched by Tiffany London, Alie Street promises elegant dresses designed, it says, for women to cherish. All are made in Britain using high quality materials.

You can claim the exclusive discount at by using the code ALIESTREET15. The offer runs until midnight Sunday 5 July.

Show you're the savviest shopper and win £5,000

Are you a smart spender? If you can prove it, you could win £5,000 plus 100,000 Nectar points. A competition is being run over the summer to find the Briton with the savviest lifestyle.

To enter, you'll need to complete an online questionnaire at and then be prepared to take on weekly shopping challenges in August and September.

You'll need to enter by 19 July and six people will be chosen to compete for a weekly prize worth £1,000, and the overall prize.

Make a £1 lunch of free drinks your priority

Monday lunch for £1 at Boots is the latest offer from O2's Priority scheme. Other offers include a free hot drink at Caffè Nero or prosecco and olives at a Zizzi restaurant. O2 users need to download the Priority app to take advantage of the deals.

Take all the work out of being a successful investor

That investing business can be hard work, can't it? Keeping a close eye on your portfolio can leave little time to do anything else, especially when shares and funds are being traded 24 hours a day.

But how about a strategy where you only need to take action twice a year? A new book has details of two, plus a third that only entails a monthly look at your investments. The Idle Investor by the global equity portfolio manager Edmund Shing offers "a straightforward investing method that lets you get on with your life while your money grows in the background".

The book, published by Harriman House, sells for £16.99 but 10 Bargain Hunter readers can win a free copy. To be in with a chance of winning, simply send the answer to the following question to by next Thursday, 2 July. The question? Which Monty Python member wrote and sang the hit song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life?

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