The Bargain Hunter: How to enjoy a Michelin meal for a fraction of the usual price


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Like fine dining? Bookatable has launched a Michelin Experiences promotion which it claims will give people access to exclusive deals at some of the UK's best restaurants at a fraction of the usual price.

Offers include four courses at London's Club Gascon – which has held a Michelin star since 2002 – in a £32.50 per person deal. At Mayfair-based Indian specialist Benares you'll get three courses, a champagne cocktail and a copy of the restaurant's cookbook for £35 per person.

Details of all the offers are online at

Peer-to-peer lender offers a good deal

Peer-to-peer lender Zopa is hoping to take on the supermarket and traditional banking lenders by cutting the representative APR on its loans to 4.4 per cent. The rate is available to those looking to borrow between £7,500 and £15,000 over three to five years.

Take advantage of cashback on Isas before 5 April

If you're thinking of taking out a tax-free individual savings account (Isa) in the next couple of weeks ahead of the end of the tax year on 5 April, Quidco has a range of cashback offers available.

There's £100 cashback if you're a new customer opening an Isa with Fidelity, for instance (details at Or if you open a Junior Isa for a child, Shepherds will pay £140 cashback (details at There are other offers on the site.

Get some Coke Zero for zero outlay

Vouchercloud has linked up with Coke Zero to give away 20,000 free 500ml bottles to its users. The offer is available through the vouchercloud app, where the location tool points the user towards the nearest participating store. The offer is valid until 21 April. Details at

Switch energy tariffs for £25 this weekend

You'll be able to claim £25 cashback if you compare and switch energy tariffs with this weekend. The offer coincides with Big Six energy supplier Npower scrapping exit fees for a limited two-day period. Meanwhile rival EDF tells us it has never had exit fees.

Just your cup of tea – a 50p-off voucher for Tetley

The discount website Savoo has a voucher for 50p off Tetley Tea. To download the voucher – which can be redeemed at most convenience stores and supermarkets until 31 March – go to

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