The Bargain Hunter: January savings on Magnet's cabinets

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The January sales are about to begin, with several major stores using the new year to clear 2011 stock at bargain prices. Magnet, the UK's leading kitchen specialist, is one of the retailers getting involved, with 60 per cent off all cabinets in store and online until 7 January. The cabinets in the sale are taken from Magnet's three 2011 kitchen ranges and are available with three years' interest-free credit, subject to status. For more information or to purchase, visit

Free main course at Carluccio's

The Italian restaurant chain Carluccio's is helping to ease our January blues by offering two main courses for the price of one at restaurants around the country. Starting this Tuesday and continuing until 13 February, diners can tuck into a range of Italian salads, pastas and secondi, with the cheaper of two main courses free every day other than Saturdays. To claim, visit, download your eVoucher and take it with you the next time you visit.

Patriotic approach to discounts

Online interiors specialist The Contemporary Home launched its huge winter sale just before Christmas and is set to extend the savings into 2012. There are discounts of up to 75 per cent, with particular emphasis on patriotic/Olympic-themed items such as Union Jack cushions and pennants. Visit for a complete list of sale items.

Boden's half-price winter deals

Boden's winter sale is under way, with up to 50 per cent savings in its womenswear, menswear, mini-Boden and Johnnie B ranges online. Top-selling items in the sale so far include a 60s-style woollen dress, down from £89 to £65, a men's birdseye knit, crew-neck sweater, reduced from £79 to £67.15 and a female child's pink, star-print long-sleeved t-shirt down from £10 to just £6.