The Bargain Hunter: Savings on home makeovers


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With the summer weather not quite as glorious as we'd hoped, spending a weekend making over the home doesn't sound like the unattractive proposition it should be in late July. Sainsbury's is currently offering a fantastic range of deals across their furniture, with double beds available for as little as £47.80 (down from £238.00) and dining tables available for just £89.40 (formerly £298.00).

Flee Britain to find the sun

If revamping your home isn't enough to lift the summer blues, you could always flee the country and head for sunnier climes. Mecure hotels can be found across the world and currently boast an array of summer offers. Get 40 per cent off a two-night stay in France, plus breakfast and a welcome gift, or visit Japan at any time until 30 November and enjoy 55 per cent off. For more information or to book, visit .

Champagne breakfast deal

If a holiday stretches the purse strings a little too far, you could just head to the train station. The glamorous St Pancras Grant restaurant and champagne bar at St Pancras International is currently offering a two-for-one deal on champagne breakfasts. Book online at and enjoy the "Champagne Grand" menu – complete with scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, toast, tea or coffee, and a glass of champagne. Available until3 August.

Dapper for cheaper at Lipsy

Finally, there's nothing like a bit of retail therapy to lift the spirits.Make sure you're looking dapper whatever the weather with a new outfit from Lipsy. Thanks to, you can get 10% off all orders made online this week. Just enter the code VCFASHION at the checkout. Happy shopping!

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