Bargain Hunter: Tesco 'Days Out' deals cut cost of entry to glittering attractions


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Tesco has launched a new Clubcard "Days Out Sale" offering special deals on a range of UK attractions, including Madame Tussauds, the Manchester United Museum and the Eden Project.

Tesco customers can boost the value of their Clubcard vouchers at attractions so that, for example, as little as £2 in Clubcard vouchers can be boosted into a £10 token. The offer runs until 23 June.

You can find which days out are included near you by entering your postcode on the Clubcard website.

For a full list of attractions or to find out more visit

Npower tariff gives you control by smartphone

The energy firm Npower has launched a new fixed tariff that includes a thermostat which automatically turns down the heating when you're out while allowing you to control it from your smartphone.

The Intelligent Fix tariff fixes prices until April 2017 but annual charges are £12 more than the company's standard offering.

Simon Stacey of Npower said: "We've designed this tariff which includes the Nest learning thermostat to give customers control over their energy prices until April 2017."

Novotel deal sets you up for city shopping spree

The hotel chain Novotel has launched a Shop in Style package with prices starting at £62 a room, based on two people sharing.

The deal includes a discounted room rate, a "shopping survival" goody bag, store discount vouchers and a complimentary cocktail.

The company says many of its 32 hotels are in city centre locations, making them the ideal spot from which to start a summer shopping spree.

The deal runs until 26 July but must be booked by 30 June. Details at

A chance to get your tennis game in order

David Lloyd Leisure is offering free tennis coaching for adults and children in June and July.

The 45-minute sessions include expert feedback, a Racquets Welcome introduction to tennis and Fast Track Tennis coaching sessions for adult beginners.

The clubs will also host Great British Tennis Weekends, in association with the Lawn Tennis Association, for families to try out the game.

The first open weekend is today and tomorrow (17-18 May), followed by 21-22 June, 28-29 June and 19-20 July. Full details at

American Express offers five-star hotel discounts

American Express is offering discounts on three- to five-star hotels around the world, allowing holidaymakers to save from 40 per cent to 70 per cent on normal prices.

Individuals, couples and families can benefit from these special rates on selected dates throughout the summer but you must book by 5 June at

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