The Bargain Hunter: Nibbles to satisfy cravings ...

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If you've decided to exercise a bit of restraint during Lent you could do worse than to head over to Food Doctor, where craving-satisfying nibbles can be found at wallet-friendly prices. Check out the full range of bargain books and snacks at

... or tasty deals at Thorntons

If Lent's not for you, there's still no reason not to take advantage of the pre-Easter sales. Thorntons the chocolatier is offering a range of discounts with hampers, boxes and sauces all available at a substantial discount. Our tip is to try the Chocolate Sharing Hamper, down from £26.87 to £17.50 and found at

Spring into fashion...

Easter isn't the only bit of fun heading our way. With January and February behind us, it's time to get working on that spring wardrobe. Debenhams is doing its bit to keep bargain hunters fashionable by offering 15 per cent off all designer clothing orders of £50 or over online. Just visit and enter the code SHDV at the checkout.

... but first get a tan

If you fancy picking up a tan before donning your spring wardrobe, BA is offering a host of great travel deals to exotic locations. Throughout March and April British Airways customers can save up to £200 per person on trips to Barbados and up to £150 per person in St Lucia. The airliner has also teamed up with the luxurious Banyan Tree Mayakoba resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico, to offer a 35 per cent discount per night, as well as a complimentary90- minute spa treatment for visitors until 30 April. For more information visit:

Camera reductions

Argos has reductions right across its range of cameras at the moment and, at just £89.99, the compact Hitachi HDC1499 14MP is better than half price. Or how about a Fujifilm FinePix S2750 12MP, complete with auto panorama mode, focus tracking, Instant Zoom, and voice memory? Available at £149.99, you'll also save 1/3 on a Fuji camera case and SanDisk 4GB memory card. Visit to purchase.

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