Bargain Hunter: Sky broadcasts a 'free' offer on Fibre broadband and Quidco offers cashback on all easyJet bookings


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Sky is offering its Sky Fibre broadband – which normally costs £10 a month – free for 12 months. The offer is available to anyone switching to Sky Fibre when they take Sky line rental. The company says the one-year contract means there is no obligation beyond the free period.

Sky claims the deal provides a saving of £186.13 over a year when measured against the closest comparable services from BT.

“Free is never quite free, of course, as there’s line rental at £16.40 per month to budget for,” points out Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at uSwitch. “But it’s a solid introductory deal for those wanting faster home broadband speeds.”

He also warns that there’s a 25GB download limit with the deal. “To put that in context, you could stream around four films in high definition for that amount of data. Given that fibre is designed for heavier users, it might not be enough for families or people who are avid streamers and downloaders of games, movies, box sets and music.”

See the world by minding other people’s houses 

House or pet sitting can be a way to secure a budget trip abroad. Homeowners all over the world need trusted people to provide reassurance about security and their pets’ welfare when they go away themselves. 

A website that matches sitters with homeowners has a deal where you can get up to four months’ free subscription if you sign up for a year. At £5.99 a month, has members in 133 countries.

If you’re a pet or homeowner, use the code SUMMERPET12 when signing up as a member to get four free months. If you’re a potential sitter, use the code SUMMERSIT12.


Clip the wings of your holiday costs with Quidco   

Planning a holiday? You can get four per cent cashback exclusively with Quidco on all completed bookings with easyJet, and you can use its voucher code “Summer100” to get an extra £100 off the trip. Go to easyjet-holidays/ to take advantage of the offer.

Asda offers a slimline price for a slimline snack    Laughing Cow’s new Mini Cravings are on sale at half price at Asda from Monday. They’re cubes of flavoured cream cheese at 14 calories per cube. A pack of 24 sells for £2, but will be just £1 at the supermarket from  13 July to 5 August.


Ibis hotels offer summer holiday discounts   

Ibis, the hotel chain, has launched a new sale. Rates start at £25 a room at ibis Budget, £35 a room at ibis and £45 a room with ibis Styles. The offer includes stays from 17 July until 3 April 2015 when you book betwe0en now and 3 September at


Current accounts show they’ve got saving graces  

If you’re looking for a home for your savings, consider a current account. While many pay paltry interest on credit balances, savvy savers can earn three times more interest using accounts such as TSB Classic Plus.