The Bargain Hunter: How to light up your mother's life


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Wake up – it's Mother's Day on Sunday 10 March but you still have time to get a thoughtful gift at good value (just don't tell mum you got a deal on it!). For starters, many of the candles offered at Parable Designs are on offer at up to 47 per cent off while its Rapeseed Candles (pictured above) are available with free delivery for Mother's Day. The candles' unique designs are taken from vintage wallpaper printing rollers from the 19th century. Find out more at

Lionhearted offer is on the cards

Lionheart Stationers has an online Mother's Day deal of a tenner off any design from its range of personalised hand-illustrated correspondence notes. They come in sets of 50 cards with envelopes. To get £10 off enter the code Mothers2013 at the checkout at The offer is available until 15 March.

Hair-raising deal to save you £40

The Mother Hair styler claims to be the first in the world to have dual titanium styling plates, removing the need to invest in multiple size plates for different hair types - perfect for mum . To get £40 off the £140 recommmended price go to and enter code £4ORTY.

Make tracks for a cut-price Railcard

Finally, if you're heading home on Sunday week to visit your mum you can reduce the cost of travel by getting cut-price train tickets using a Friends and Family Railcard. The card offers a third off adult fares and 60 per cent off kids' fares, and is available online until tomorrow 3 March at almost a third off, down from £28 to £20. Go to and use promotional code PR8.

The winner of last week's competition to win a £130 Breville health fryer through Argos was Eileen Edwards of Widnes, Cheshire.

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