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With Mother's Day 48hrs away here are 5 tips to treat your mum on a tight budget

HERE is your chance to become a mummy saving expert. With Mothering Sunday only a couple of days away, we have teamed up with Anita Naik, consumer editor at VoucherCodes, to bring you five great wa…

HERE is your chance to become a mummy saving expert.

With Mothering Sunday only a couple of days away, we have teamed up with Anita Naik, consumer editor at VoucherCodes, to bring you five great ways to treat your mum on a tight budget.

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If you're on a race against time and budget ahead of this Mother's Day, look no further than our five top tips to becoming a mummy savings expert - you can even pick up a bunch of daffodils for £1
  • DIY Spa Day. Most mums love being pampered but if you cannot stretch to a spa day, create your own at home. Buy candles, face masks, hand cream and nail polish then put them in a presentation box for a DIY gift.
    TRY: Montagne Jeunesse Basket Full of Goodies, £9.55 at Morrisons and save £90 on the cost of the average spa day. That is enough for a Mother’s Day lunch for the whole family.
  • Dine In For Two. If you are strapped for time and cash, try a meal deal from the major supermarkets. Bring Mum breakfast in bed or prepare an evening meal with wine and watch a film for quality time together.
    TRY: £5 Breakfast Mother’s Day meal from Iceland including 2 x 6 pack of luxury bacon or sausages, malted or seeded bloomer plus 6 pack of large free-range eggs. The deal saves 95p on normal prices — enough for a litre of orange juice.
  • In-Season Flowers. Mother’s Day blooms can be expensive, so ask your nearby florist what is in season as these will always be a cheaper option. You can pick up a bunch of daffodils for £1. If you wrap several bunches together they make an impressive display.
    SAVE: At least £9 on the cost of a standard bouquet and buy a luxury box of chocolates.
  • Surprise Shop. Treat your mum with a bit of retail therapy. Not only do you get to spend time together but if you download the VoucherCodes app you will get pop-up notifications for deals and restaurant offers.
    TRY: Many restaurants have up to 40 per cent off offers this Mother’s Day. Save an average of £24 on a meal for two with wine and treat Mum to a salon blow dry.
  • Theatre. For a different night out, take your mum to a stage production. Theatreclub has cheap tickets to fill venues. Alternatively, see what offers your local theatre has.
    SAVE: Average of £20 to take Mum for tea and cakes as well.
  • Refer a friend for £1

    EARN £1 in your Sun Savers wallet every time you refer a friend – up to ten of them. We also give the friend(s) an extra £1 on top of the £5 they get for entering their first 28 Sun Savers codes.

    Pass on your unique link by Facebook, Messenger or email, or just tell the pal to use your name when they sign up.

    See sunsavers.co.uk/referrer.

    • T&Cs apply. 18+ only. Sun Savers registration, multiple code collect required. Minimum cash withdrawal £5.

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    SAVE: £487.01

    Readers's saving tip

    LEIGH BALCOMBE, of Ashford, Kent, says: “Don’t buy expensive cleaner for your glasses, use household window spray instead.”

    Send tips to sunsavers@the-sun.co.uk and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.

    Jane's spending tip

    SEE a blockbuster movie in all its IMAX glory tomorrow for just £3 thanks to the IMAX Film Fest. It is Cineworld’s third festival, at cinemas nationwide, and showcases films from the past year.

    Go to cineworld.co.uk/static/en/uk/imax-film-fest to book.

    Deal of the day

    Mum's love is boundless so she deserves a timeless perfume like thsi silky white amber fragrance from Sarah Jessica Parker

    SARAH JESSICA PARKER Lovely 150ml eau de parfum spray, was £50 now £21.95 at allbeauty
    SAVE: £28.05

    Save a fiver

    Safe to use on both coloured and white clothing, this Vanish Oxi Action Powder removes even the tougher stains that lay hidden deep in the fabric

    CLEAN up with Vanish Oxi Action Powder fabric stain remover 1.5kg, was £12 now £6 at Wilko.
    SAVE: £6

    Shop & save

    Mum can enjoy 80 breakfast cuppas with this bargain box of Twinings

    ENJOY Twinings Strong English breakfast teabags at Asda, was £4.99 now £3.
    SAVE: £1.99

    The freebie

    You want freebies in your inbox but not the junk email that follows signing up online, right? This is the offer for you

    YOU can sign up to latestfreestuff.co.uk/signup to get offers for eight new freebies every day.

    Win a beach hut worth up to £50,000

    SUN Savers is back with another out-of-this-world giveaway.

    We are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a fantastic new beach hut, worth up to a staggering £50,000. Your summer will be complete as you, your family and friends can head to the coast any time you fancy.

    We are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a fantastic new beach hut

    The winner can choose their site from 30 sought-after seaside towns Including Bournemouth, Rye, Brighton and Whitstable.

    And getting involved couldn’t be easier.

    Collect TEN Sun Savers codes from today until Tuesday, March 20.

    Then head to the competition in the offers section in Sun Savers, where you will be prompted to enter, which you must do by Monday, April 2.

    Don't miss out on this wonderful prize

    Our brilliant rewards club offers you amazing treats simply for picking up your favourite newspaper.

    Whether you want to bag some free cash or claim extra benefits on your Sun Hol From £9.50, Sun Savers is a must. For every 28 Sun Savers codes you collect, we will give you a free £5 to spend however you want.

    Just enter your Sun Savers codes, printed daily in the paper, via the Sun Savers app or the website – then sit back and watch your wallet stack up.

    Alexis Sanchez trains on a beach after taking a few days break from the Manchester weather

    Sun Savers members also get extra benefits on our Superdays ticket giveaways.

    Members can now pick the exact dates on which to visit Superdays attractions.

    Not a Sun Savers member yet? Don’t wait around.

    Just download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk to join in with the thousands already taking part.

    It takes only a couple of minutes. Just enter your name, date of birth and email address to get started.

    If you are already a Sun Savers member, remember to check for app updates to make sure you don’t miss out on the latest competitions, prizes and rewards.

    Terms and Conditions

    Collect TEN Sun Savers codes from the 18 printed in The Sun between Saturday, March 3, and Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

    Last chance to join in is Sunday, March 11. Competition closes at 23:59 on Monday, April 2, 2018.

    Over 18, residents of the UK only. Excludes NI. One entry per person. Winner will be selected at random from all valid entries.

    There will be ONE winner only. Allow 28 days from entry closing for the draw to take place.

    Winner will then be notified within seven days. Please allow three months for beach hut to be built and delivered.

    Cash alternative of £40k. Your information will only be used for the purposes of this competition.

    Promoter is News Group Newspapers Ltd. Not open to staff of the Promoter and promotional partner or their families.

    The winner will be asked to participate in reasonable publicity relating to this competition. The Editor’s decision is final.

    For a list of winners, please send a stamped addressed envelope to News UK, Competitions Department, 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF, stating which competition you would like the winners’ details of.

    Fancy a free fiver?

    YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.

    Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.

    The Sun

    Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have ­collected 28.

    This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.

    For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver. So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.

    We are keeping it super-simple. You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.


    What is Sun Savers? Here's everything you need to know about our new rewards club

    Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at sunsavers.co.uk.

    To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.

    With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.

    TO JOIN: Don’t worry, folks — joining takes just 30 seconds, in three steps.

    All we’ll ask of you is your name, your date of birth and an email address to get you on the way to your first crisp fiver.

    You can choose to save or cash out straight to your bank account or instantly with Paypal.

    Don’t delay — join Sun Savers now!

    The Sun - £9.50 holidays

    Bag a break with Sun Savers and Hols from £9.50

    START collecting your Sun Savers codes today and you will be able to join in with today’s launch of Hols From £9.50 and bag a break.

    All you need to do is opt in to the Hols From £9.50 promotion found in the “Offers” section at sunsavers.co.uk or on the app, then collect FIVE Sun Savers codes from today till Tuesday, March 6 and enter them into the app or website.

    From there you will be spoilt for choice with over 300 parks across the UK and Europe to pick from.

    We’re also guaranteeing that your Hols From £9.50 – with service charge, entertainment/clubroom passes and any peak date supplement added – will not be beaten on price at your chosen accommodation park and date in the same accommodation type.

    We are so confident of our price guarantee that if you find it cheaper within 28 days of booking we will refund you the difference plus £10 free cash. See T&Cs at thesun.co.uk/holidays.
    Want more deals? Book a midweek break and we will give you a fourth night for the price of three.

    Sun Savers calendar

    Check out the fantastic upcoming offers from Sun Savers.

    • MAR: 2 free tickets for Alton Towers
    • APR: 2 free tickets for Shrek's Adventure/The London Dungeon/Thorpe Park
    • MAY: 2 free tickets for Legoland Windsor Resort
    • JUN: 2 free tickets for Warwick Castle

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