Bargain Hunter: The drinks are on Cantina Laredo in Covent Garden

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If you're in London's Covent Garden next Saturday between noon and 5pm you can get a free hibiscus margarita cocktail at the Cantina Laredo pop-up tequila bar. It's part of the Food and Flowers Festival being held at St Martin's Courtyard on 13 July, where six restaurants will serve dishes and drinks with a floral theme, al fresco. For full details go to

Put the freeze on energy bills to beat worries about price rises

Now warm weather has arrived, EDF Energy has launched a new tariff that lets you freeze energy bills for the next three winters. Even better, it allows you to leave at any time without being stung by exit fees. Of course it's a little more expensive than current best buys. And, at an average cost of £1,350 a year, it's a fair amount more than a 15-month, fixed-price deal from the same firm at £1,210 a year. But if you're worried about future price increases, locking in now could pay in the future, especially as you can get out of the deal easily. The biggest problem? It has a silly name, Blue+Price Freeeeze November 2016. More info at

Check in with Travelodge for summer saver rooms

Budget hotel chain Travelodge is offering summer saver rooms from as little as £24 for stays between 1 July and 30 September. To book, visit

Half-price tickets on offer for Brainiac Live

If you have kids that love Sky TV's Brainiac: Science Abuse show, it's due on stage in London's West End between 18 July and 17 August. And you can get half-price tickets for the daytime, hour-long Brainiac Live at the Palace Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue by going to

Sleep soundly – and cheaply – with Bensons for Beds sale

Bensons for Beds has an up-to-half-price clearance sale running until Tuesday. You can get full details of bargain beds and headboards at the company's website at

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