The Bargain Hunter: Win a revolutionary £150 SodaStream


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Do you remember SodaStream? It gave you an instant sparkling drink of whatever flavour you wanted and was hugely popular in the 70s and 80s, although it was actually invented in 1903. Now it's back and much better, I'm told. You can put that claim to the test by winning the latest Revolution SodaStream, which sells for £149.99, in our exclusive Bargain Hunter competition. Email with your name and details and the answer to the question: What year was SodaStream invented?

Hotel rooms from £15, if you're lucky

It's half-term across the country and if you're stuck for something to do with the kids, you could take advantage of Travelodge's current room sale. You can book rooms from £15 – even family rooms that take four people. But that's if you can find any still available. Bargain Hunter's far-from-exhaustive check at found some at £23, but you may have better luck at other locations.

Now cost-cutting Railcard is £8 less

If you do go away, or are planning an Easter trip, 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 most adult fares and 60 per cent off kids' fares throughout Great Britain, and it's available online until 3 March at almost a third off, down from £28 to £20. Go to and use the promotional code PR8.

Cheaper petrol offer until tomorrow

If you act quickly you can get 20 per cent off the cost of petrol through discount site TopCashback. It's giving £2 cashback on a £10 or more fuel spend until tomorrow, Sunday 17 February, cutting 27p off the cost per litre. To get the cashback you'll need to register at, then take a picture of your receipt and submit it through the site's Snap & Save facility, available on mobile app and website.

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