The Bargain Hunter: Budget breaks

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With budget tour operators grabbing the headlines for all the wrong reasons at the moment, I can understand a degree of scepticism when it comes to cheap holiday offers. However, following its spectacular two-for-one sale last Thursday, is pushing ahead with further hotel discounts. The "Secret Hotel" offer is based on the fact a customer only knows the city, star rating and dates of their holiday until after they book. In return for effectively booking the hotel blind, holidaymakers get up to 45 per cent off their stay. Visit for more information.

Cheap cosmetic

Avon's "End of Summer Sale" is proving a real hit online, with all the top discount aggregator websites listing it among their most popular. Despite the name, the sale isn't only on summer sun care products, but on all sorts of skin and hair care items too. With up to 70 per cent off products until Wednesday, visit to bag a bargain while you still can.

Drive a bargain

Halfords continues to prove why it is still the store of choice for bargain hunting motoring enthusiasts. The latest newsworthy Halfords discount is a huge online sale on all satellite navigation systems, with prices starting at just £69.99 for a Navigon 1300. Household names such as Garmin and TomTom also feature in the sale, which can be found at

Pub grub

Finally, this week's top printable coupon is a food and drink discount at the O'Neills pub chain. Simply visit:, fill in and print off the coupon and you'll be entitled to a premium Irish beef burger and a pint of Guinness or Carling, a glass of Blossom Hill wine or any soft drink for £5.

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