Quick march! Fancy getting fit but need a free incentive? The outdoor exercise company British Military Fitness is offering free sessions at 90 parks around the country next Saturday as part of National Outdoor Fitness Day. The biggest sessions will be taking place in Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh, Brighton and London from 9.30am. And if you fancy participating in an attempt to break the world record for the most people performing jump squats simultaneously, head to Wandsworth Common in south London. To register for a session, go to britmilfit.com/what-we-do/NOFD.
Half-term entry charges melt like wax at Madame Tussauds
Don’t be a dummy! If you’re planning a half-term visit to London, Madame Tussauds has extended last entry next week until 8pm and is offering 40 per cent off walk-up entry fees if you book online for a slot after 7pm at madametussauds.com/london. Adults pay £19.80 instead of £24.75 standard online and £33 on the door. Kids are £17.78 instead of £28.80 on the door and £21.60 standard online.
See the big picture with cashback from Canon
Get snappy! The camera company Canon is offering up to £50 cashback until 19 August on selected cameras, printers, video recorders and accessories. To see the full range go to canon.co.uk/summercashback.
Buy wine in bulk for 25 per cent off at Sainsbury’s Until next Saturday Sainsbury’s is offering 25 per cent off wines when you buy six bottles. The offer is available in-store and online.
Gadgets are going cheap on the long weekend
The late May bank holiday has prompted many retailers to launch special offers. For example, at Currys PC World, a 43-inch Samsung LED TV has been cut from £599 to £399, among a selection of similar deals including washing machines. At Asda a 16GB Apple iPod Mini has been reduced in price from £199 to £169, along with deals on screwdrivers and others.
Water groups turn on taps for low-income households
Nine water companies have recently launched social tariffs to help reduce the cost of bills for low-income customers. In total there are now 15 that do so, including Anglian, Northumbrian, Severn Trent and United Utilities. To find out if you qualify for help, get in touch with your water company or go to the watchdog’s website at ccwater.org.uk.
He followed the lead and won a crate of pale ale
Thanks to all those who entered last week’s competition to win a crate of 6.5 per cent Friday India pale ale from the craft beer specialist And Union. The winner was Trevor Pollard from Southampton, who correctly named the American cop series of the 1950s that followed the fortunes of Sergeant Joe Friday – Dragnet. The company will be sending the beer direct to you, Trevor.Reuse content