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Bargain Hunter: Beat the rise in prescription charges

A prepayment certificate could save you money, as Simon Read reports

Simon Read
Friday 25 March 2016 23:38 GMT
Sue Sharpe said the changes would throw the health service into ‘chaos’
Sue Sharpe said the changes would throw the health service into ‘chaos’ (Getty)

NHS prescription charges go up to £8.40 each on 1 April, but if you need a lot of prescriptions then you can beat the rise by buying a prepayment certificate. It costs £104 a year, or £29.10 for three months.

If you're going to need at least four prescriptions in the next three months or 13 in the next 12 months, a prepayment certificate will save you money. Full details at

White Company strips prices

You can get 20 per cent off at The White Company until next Saturday by using the code AL306 at the checkout when you buy

online. The home and clothing retailer's online store is at For a range of other discounts and

vouchers check out

Tu deals at Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's is offering 25 per cent off across its whole range of Tu clothing until this Monday. The offer is available

in-branch or at

In the Nectar 1,000 club?

Next week you will have a chance to double your money at Sainsbury's if you have at least 1,000 Nectar points. You will be able to exchange points for vouchers at the customer service desk in Sainsbury's stores from 30 March to 5 April. You will need at least 1,000 points – which will double up from £5 to £10 – and the maximum you can double is 4,000 – which will turn £20 into £40. State your chosen department for the vouchers and use them by 5 April.

DIY discounts at Wickes

Wickes is offering 15 per cent off everything bought in store, online or over the phone until Monday.

Hot on the bargain trail

For a wide range of other Easter deals discovered by bargain hunters, check out

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