We asked our Sun Savers to share their top tips on staying toasty . . .
Sumaira B Rashid, from Hounslow, West London, says: “I raided the January sales for bargains that will work now and next winter. New Look have got a great sale. My daughter’s coat was just £9, down from £35.”
My tip: Don’t forget to check the supermarkets, too. Get a burgundy hooded padded coat for £12, down from £25. That’s a £13 saving.
Samara Twigger, from Clevedon, Somerset, says: “Charity Shops are great for bargain winter gear. I’ve even found ones that sell jumpers for a pound, along with scarves as well.”
My tip: I’m obsessed with Oxfam online where you can pick up pre-loved cashmere jumpers from top stores such as John Lewis for around £16.
Pascal Middlemiss, from Wisbech, Cambs, says: “Rather than forking out on a heavier coat, try wearing two extra layers under a jacket.”
My tip: Layering up is a great idea but don’t forget your pets. Canada Pooch does cosy coats for dogs for £30 but I’ve found a much cheaper version at B&M, where they’re just £5.99.
Maxine Kirk, from Pocklington, East Yorks, says: “Definitely try browsing Facebook groups or eBay for bargains. Buying new coats is expensive, especially for kids.
“People buy them and hardly wear them and then sell them. I have bought all-weather coats for my kids and then sold them for only a few quid or given them away to family or friends in need — people are usually happy to do so with essentials such as coats.”
My tip: Facebook market-place is a great place to shop but I find bargains by searching “bundle” on eBay. I found three coats for girls aged three to four starting at £1.50.
Deal of the day
TREAT yourself to a takeaway with TopCashback offering new customers £15 cashback at Pizza Hut.
READER'S SAVING TIP
“Don’t throw away the trays from boxes of chocolates, fill them with water and put them in the freezer to make fun-shaped ice cubes!”
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POT your plants in this Gold Tone Planter from studio.co.uk, instead of this Spun Metal Standing Planter from westelm.co.uk.
MY SUN SAVERS FIVER
“I am saving my Savers fivers to take my husband for afternoon tea to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.”
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Shop & save
GO healthy with Weight Watchers ready meals on offer in Asda. Was £2.50, now £2.
TUCK into a Balti Chicken Naanster on offer in Sainsbury’s. Was £2, now £1.50.
How to book Hols from £9.50
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