The Bargain Hunter: Grab yourself a gazebo

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It's May, the sun's out and summer is well and truly on the way. Make sure you're prepared for the warmer weather by stocking up on outdoor furniture. Gardeners World is offering a host of discounts across their range. Get yourself a gazebo – was £199, now £99. Or how about a pine bench, down from £155 to £79? All are available at

Tuscan ham for a fiver

While you're at it, why not prepare an al fresco feast with Marks and Spencer's brand new range of charcuterie? As well as offering mini-packs from £1, there's a special introductory offer across a selection of hams. Get three packs of top quality Tuscan ham for a fiver.

Bottoms up

Feast planned, you could do worse than rounding it off with nice cold glass of prosecco. Morrisons has a bottle of Martini Sparkling Prosecco Brut better than half price at £6. And if it's not summer for you without a glass of rosé – well, they've got a pink version available too.

Dancing in London

If the weather doesn't hold up, fear not. There are plenty of cheap ways to stay entertained indoors. At this time of year, theatres across the West End start offering all sorts of deals to lure in the tourists – and there's no reason not to take advantage yourself. The Aldwych Theatre has discounts of up to 40 per cent on stalls and dress circle seats to see Dirty Dancing. Visit for more information

Get fit for summer

Finally, make sure you're ready for the warmer months by shaping up at LA Fitness. In an on-line exclusive, the nationwide chain is offering a six-week membership of selected gyms for just £49 – that's £50 less than usual. Visit for details.