The Bargain Hunter: Gap kicks off the savings for spring

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The spring sales started early this year with numerous high street stores slashing their prices to, perhaps slightly prematurely, celebrate the return of warmer weather.Gap was just one of the major retailers getting in on the act, kicking things off with discounts of up to 50 per cent. The sale applies to all fashion lines, not just those going out of season, and includes adult and children's clothes.

...and Laura Ashley won't be left out

Another shop launching a major sale last week was Laura Ashley, where there areup-to-30 per cent discounts on home and furniture products. The sale consists of sofas and armchairs, lighting, bed linen, rugs and wallpaper, which are 30 per cent off, and curtains, cushions and fabric, which are offering 25 per cent off.

Get cracking to use these codes has a number of fantastic exclusive discount codes this week. Top billing goes to its partnership with The White Company, pictured, with a discount of 15 per cent on all orders until tomorrow night when using the code MVC13. Other discount codes expiring tomorrow include 15 per cent off website orders at Superdry with the code MVCMAR15, and 10 per cent off all orders (excluding delivery) at Hotel Chocolat with MVCMD10.

Picture this... great deal for art lovers

Finally, an exclusive offer for readers of this column. The good people behind the Affordable Art Fair 2012 are kindly inviting Bargain Hunter readers to take advantage of exclusive two-for-the-price-of-one entry to the event at Battersea Park. Individual tickets are £12to £15, but the two-for-one entry can be claimed by presenting this page at the door. The event is between 15 and 18 March and original photographs, paintings, sculptures and prints are a fraction of their normal price. For more information, visit