The Bargain Hunter: Body Shop offers half-price goodies

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The Body Shop’s autumn sale is on, with up to 50 per cent off moisturisers, scrubs and hair products online. The “best selling” list is dominated by shampoos and conditioners – which have been reduced from £4 to just £2 – and come in scents including banana, dewberry, passion fruit and cucumber. The full list of reductions is at

Hot-air balloon flights from £89

The more adventurous among you may be interested to know that Virgin is now offering hot air balloon flights from just £89. The experience includes three to four hours of flight time as well as a champagne toast upon landing and is running at dozens of locations around the country. For details, visit .

Early offer on M&S Christmas hamper

Marks & Spencer has launched its Christmas range particularly early this year, with 20 per cent off hampers online. The Festive Cheer hamper includes winter vegetable soup, Danish ham, wild Alaskan red salmon, Christmas conserve, a top-iced Christmas bar, Christmas pudding, Scottish shortbread rounds, chocolates and a special Christmas blend tea. The hamper usually retails at £30 but this week can be purchased for £23 at

Student discount at Dorothy Perkins

Last but not least, Dorothy Perkins has introduced a 10 per cent student discount on all full price items until the end of 2012. Students just need to present a valid NUS card while making a purchase at any Dorothy Perkins store.