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Half-price shopping at Body Shop

You have until Monday lunchtime to snap up online gifts from Body Shop at half-price. Voucher Codes has an exclusive deal with the health and beauty retailer for 50 per cent off one online order. The promotional code – CHRISTMAS – must be used by noon and can’t be used in conjunction with any other promotional code or the Love Your Body membership discount. For details go to

Send seasonal greetings in song

Not a bargain as such, but online app AcoustiCards is a new fun way to send musical greetings to friends and family this Christmas. It’s been developed by Hertfordshire radio producer Paul Arnold. For 69p you can send a personalised jingle. A carol is £1.49 and other songs £1.99. Even better, 10p from every carol card sent in December will be donated to the charity Music As Therapy. The app is free to download for iPhone, iPad and iTouch from iTunes.

Sleigh bed is now  40 per cent cheaper

Online bed store Time4sleep is having an autumn sale just in time for the cruel onset of winter. Our pick? The Toulouse Mahogany Wooden Sleigh Bed, below. It’s been reduced to £469 in the sale – a 41 per cent saving from the orignal price of £799, according to the website. You can see the full range of discounts on offer at

Save money and give to charity

Want to be able to give more to good causes in the run up to Christmas – and save money at the same time? The new online Give Guide explains how you can make sure charities benefit when you shop, or even how to make better use of your own time to help others. Go to for ideas of better ways to spend money and time this Christmas.

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