My pick of the best offers and savings.
Every week I spend hours looking at discounts and deals to pick the good from the bad. I’ll only share ones which I think are worth considering – but remember you’re only saving money if you’re buying something you need and can afford.
Don’t forget to check out my Clever Cash Deals Instagram account. This is where I’ll share any flash offers that will have come and gone by the time this roundup is published.
This week’s deals
Natwest/RBS: £175 Bank switch offer
Switch to either Natwest or RBS (sadly not both) and you can get £175. The RBS money will be paid a little faster, but you’ll still need to wait until the end of the year to get it. Here’s more on the Natwest deal. And here’s info on RBS.
£6pm for Netflix, NOW Entertainment & a Freeview recorder
This very tempting deal from BT is back. Pay just £6 a month for basic Netflix, NOW Entertainment and a box to watch and record Freeview. It’s a 24-month contract, though, and you have to either already be a BT Broadband customer, or sign up (this might not be the cheapest option out there) to be eligible. More here.
Swap old clothes for vouchers
If you need (or want) to buy some new clothes, then it’s worth seeing if you can trade in some unwanted items for a discount at shops including John Lewis, H&S, M&S, New Look, George and Schuh. Here’s how the schemes work.
Quidco: £3 bonus
Download the Chrome browser extension for Quidco and you’ll be able to activate a £3 bonus when you spend £3. Here’s more.
Santander: 1.85% cash ISA
It’s likely we’ll see more rate improvements in the next few weeks, but for now there’s a new best buy on easy-access ISAs with Santander boosting its rate to 1.85%. More here.
Kindle: 25% off books with Curve or Santander
This deal could be available via a few different bank account rewards, but I spotted it on Curve and Santander. You’ll get 25% back up to £2. Here’s more.
Tastecard: Three years free with NUS Totum
Last week I shared how ex-students (or those who’d previously blagged an NUS card) could get an alumni card. Well you’ll also get a free Tastecard with it, and since it’s £35 for a three year Totum card, that’s the same price as one year of Tastecard. More here.
Christmas savings schemes: Boost your supermarket spending by 6%
I’m not a fan of using these schemes to save throughout the year, but there is a trick that means you can benefit from the bonuses, worth up to 6%, without long-term savings. Here’s how they work.
Buses: £2 fares in January
This is more of a heads up, but from January 2023 until the end of March, most bus journeys in England will be capped at £2. Here’s more.