Bargain Hunter: Win a free burglar alarm and gain peace of mind and cheaper cover


To mark Neighbourhood & Home Watch Week, Bargain Hunter has linked with the insurer RIAS to offer two readers the chance to get a free £200 burglar alarm in an exclusive competition.

With security in mind, the insurer researched customers and discovered that almost nine out of 10 of us believe we would be prepared to use force on intruders.

Peter Corfield, managing director at RIAS, said the responses are understandable: "The prospect of an intruder entering your home is a frightening thought."

Having a decent alarm installed can give you early warning of a burglar, but it can also deter thieves as they're much more likely to target an unprotected home.

It can also help cut the cost of cover as insurers give discounts for home-security measures.

That's why we're giving away two £200 Yale Premium alarms courtesy of RIAS. If you're out, the alarm will ring you when triggered and can store up to three phone numbers, such as mobile and work, and call them in a specified sequence. To be in with the chance of winning one of the top-of-the-range Yale alarms, email the answer to the following question to by Thursday 26 June.

The question: in which 1990s film does an eight-year-old boy fight off two would-be burglars?

Sony slashes price of TV to mark the sporting summer...

If the World Cup has whetted your appetite for live sport, there's even more on offer next week with the start of the Wimbledon tennis tournament on Monday. To celebrate the sporting season, Currys has cut £750 off the price of a 55-inch Sony TV, reducing it to £1,148.90.

But if you buy the Sony Bravia KDL55W905 Smart 3D 55" LED TV by Tuesday (24 June), you can get an extra £50 off by using the code FOOTY50 at the checkout for home delivery orders.

For details of the offer go to

... While Ocado discounts help us to get the beers in

Planning to watch sport at home with friends? You may want to get some beers in.

If you order by tomorrow, Ocado has a range of beer and cider multipacks at two for £20. You can get full details of the offer at

Anyone for free tennis? LTA serves up coaching sessions

If you fancy being on a court yourself, free tennis sessions and coaching weekends are being offered this and next weekend as part of a Lawn Tennis Association campaign. Go to to locate a centre near you.

Novotel rooms going cheap in the school holidays

Novotel is currently offering up to 40 per cent off stays at any of its 32 hotels in Britain between 19 July and 2 October, which means you could get a bargain break during the school holidays. Prices start at £40 based on two people sharing.

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