The Bargain Hunter: A cut-price way to make tracks


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London-to-Scotland rail company East Coast is offering 125,000 tickets in a festive seat sale, with return travel costing £20 in Standard accommodation and £60 in First Class to destinations such as Leeds, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh. The sale runs until Tuesday 18 December, and you can book discounted fares for travel between Monday 7 January to Friday 1 March 2013. Go to for details.

Warm to these cheap headphones

Skinnydip offers a fun range of new gadget cases and is offering 30 per cent discount off all orders over £30 for 30 days until 6 January. Best sellers right now, not surprisingly, given the cold, are earmuffs and animal beanie hat headphones such as the £15 leopard-print earmuff headphones. The range of phone, tablet and Kindle cases, featured on Dragons' Den a couple of months ago, are at Use the code BIG30 for the discount.

Hot-foot it to Asos deals on shoes

Online fashion store Asos is offering a range of its men's and women's shoes at up to half price. The deal is a "while stocks last" thing, but there was a choice of 1,800 women's styles and 1,200 men's as we went to press. Top savings are on IRO over-the-knee women's boots reduced from £740 to £330, but other brands in the sale include Marc Jacobs, Dr Marten's, Ted Baker, Reebok, Calvin Klein and Adidas. To see the full available stock go to

Last-minute Christmas gifts?

Voucher Codes has put together a list of last-order dates for the major online retailers. At Amazon, for instance, if you want to qualify for super saver delivery in time for Christmas you must order by 18 December. The full list is at

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