Bargain Hunter: Which TV deal is cheapest for armchair football fans?

Football is getting cheaper to watch on TV: each game costs, on average, 20 per cent less than last year, reckons Comparethemarket.com

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With the Community Shield tomorrow and the football season kicking off properly next week, there's good news for sofa fans. Football is getting cheaper to watch on TV: each game costs, on average, 20 per cent less than last year, reckons Comparethemarket.com.

However, the hardcore fans who plan to watch every televised game this season may need to switch to BT to secure the cheapest deal.

BT's offer, which includes access to matches shown on both BT Sport and Sky, works out at £3.27 a game; Virgin's similar package comes in at £3.99 a game.

If you're happy to see a smaller number of games, buying Sky Sports through a Virgin Media package is £69.88 a year less than with BT and works out at £3.74 per game.

However, TalkTalk claims to have the cheapest per game deal with its new Sky Sports season ticket.

It shows all the Premier League games available on Sky Sports for £11 a month – which means, according to the company's calculations, that it will cost £99 for 108 Premier League matches across nine months. That works out at 92p per Premier League match.

See the sights of London at a 23 per cent discount

If you're heading to London during the holidays, you can get up to 23 per cent off The Original Tour's bus and attraction package, which includes entry to St Paul's Cathedral, a Thames River Cruise pass, three walking tours and a 24-hour "hop on hop off" bus tour ticket.

You'll find full details of tour packages and offers at theoriginaltour.com.

Tesco customers can boost their spending power

Tesco is launching a Summer Clubcard "Boost" event from Monday. This will allow customers to double the value of the vouchers they earn over the next few weeks on all Tesco Direct products.

Hundreds of non-food products will also be eligible for boosting in store, including large-screen TVs and iPads and back-to- school stuff. The Clubcard Boost allows customers to exchange every £5 worth of their Clubcard Vouchers for a £10 Boost token. The offer lasts from 3 August until 13 September.

A roller-coaster ride for theme park ticket prices

If you're planning a trip to one of the UK's theme parks this summer, check the costs and any discounts available before you go.

The booking agency Airport Parking and Hotels compares the ticket costs and VIP packages of 12 big theme parks. Prices vary depending on whether the guest is an adult, child or senior and whether visitors are purchasing a one-day or two-day ticket, with the latter being a more cost-effective option.

An adult one-day ticket can range from £12.95 at Adventure Wonderland in Dorset to up to £50.40 at Alton Towers in Staffordshire. To see the full range of prices go to aph.com/community/know-before-you-go/.

MOTs are down in price this weekend at Halfords

Halfords has cut the price of MOTs at its Autocentres this weekend. Normally £35, they're down to £29.99. To get the deal at any of the company's 300 branches, you'll need to book online at Halfordsautocentres.com.

Grab a gift card discount from Asda Money

Asda Money's summer discount card launches in-store on Monday and offers 10 per cent off gift cards such as £20 Nando's, £20 Facebook Game Cards, £20 Fatface, £20 Zizzi and £25 Gap. The promotion starts on 3 August and runs until Sunday 16 August in-store only.

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