Halfords launches the free nationwide summer checks at Halfords shops and Autocentres this month. Drivers will receive oil checks, checks and top up of screen wash, blades, bulbs batteries, as well as air-con to keep you cool. Available now at over 700 Halfords shops and Halfords Autocentres, book in person or online at www.halfordsautocentres.com.
HALFORDS conducted research in March 2016, which reveals that 34 per cent of drivers aren’t confident at getting their cars checked, with 43 per cent saying they rarely perform basic maintenance checks.
The survey from over 4,000 drivers also revealed that a quarter of drivers don’t know how to check their vehicle’s oil, 90 per cent of drivers don’t know wiper blades need replacing annually, and over 20 per cent admitted to mixing household detergent with screen wash in the …
By using coupons and vouchers, savvy UK shoppers saved £3.3 billion over the last year, based on new consumer research released by Valassis Limited, a UK coupon and voucher services provider.
Overall, 86 percent of supermarket shoppers use coupons with 40 percent indicating increased use from the previous year. Perhaps surprisingly, 50 percent of full-time workers revealed increased coupon usage, 12 percentage points higher than the previous year.
The survey found that 45 percent of shoppers are looking for promotional offers more than a year ago, eight percentage points higher than the previous year’s response. Younger consumers are more likely to look for deals with 55 percent of 25 to 34 year olds looking for offers compared to 28 percent of those 65 and older.
“Consumers increasingly seek out value and from a number …
A new website that notifies users when a product they’re interested in has dropped in price has launch. The site tracks over 250 high street an online stores, including Amazon and Tesco.
To track an item, users simply input the product’s URL on the site, add their email address and they are then notified when the price drops. The site also enables users to set a “target” price of how much they want the product to have dropped to before getting a notification.
www.Notifyy.co.uk is the brainchild of web developer Daniel Benzie who wanted to be told when a designer clothing product he wanted to buy had dropped in price. There is another similar app that I wrote about back in 2015 for comparison. Daniel decided to build his own that he then shared privately …
With Father’s Day around the corner, the new Aldi Specialbuys Father’s Day range, on sale both online is in store from 9th June.
Gadget lovers can take to the skies with this premium Drone Camera (£69.99) which includes a HD camera for photos and video recording and can be flown both indoors and outdoors to capture moments on the move. With 360° flip capabilities, dads can enjoy hours of fun testing their flight s kills with the added bonus of being able to record their progress.
Extreme-sport lovers will appreciate nothing more this Father’s Day than this Action Camcorder (£29.99) featuring a HD camera which can snap and record high quality shots even in the most extreme conditions. Ideal for everything from off-road cycling to extreme skiing, the camcorder comes equipped with a bike bracket, …
Sports lovers can kick off the 2016 European Championships in style with Aldi’s Euro’s 2016 range, in stores and online from 2 June and available while stocks last.
The new range from Aldi includes a whole host of UEFA licenced clothing and accessories. Supporters can show where their loyalties lie by sporting an official UEFA 2016 Hoody (£14.99) in the colours of their national side. Available for England, Wales and Ireland, these hoodies are available in zip-through or overhead styles and feature printed logos with a central pocket.
To complete the look, followers can show their support by donning an Adult’s UEFA 2016 Football Shirt or Polo Shirt (£5.99) and matching UEFA 2016 Cap (£3.99).
For younger fans, a Children’s UEFA 2016 Hoody (£5.99) can help them to get behind their team, even in colder …
These days we have everything at our disposal at the touch of a button. But what about for helping our green thumbs? Well, let’s introduce Garden Compass, a new horticultural advice app. It is inspiring a gardening digital revolution having smashed through the 25,000 download barrier in the first three months of 2016 alone.
Why is it a handy app for gardens enthusiasts and beginners alike? The free app is introducing a new generation to gardening through its simplicity and easy-to-follow expert advice, with the normally gardening-reticent 25 to 35 year-old bracket proving to be the most popular users of the app.
Garden Compass offers a complete horticultural resource to give people all the tools they need to easily create and manage their outdoor spaces, be it a window box, balcony, small urban garden or …
I’m an okay fan of Aldi’s Lacura skincare products…like their serum brought me out in spots so it’s a no from me, but their Caviar Illumincation Day Cream costs just £6.99 for 50 ml and is “nearly” as good as La Prarie Skin Caviar Luxe at £292! Today’s find for a body moisturiser is really good.
The Laucura spray on moisturiser – just shake up the bottle and thinly spray on…it goes on like a foam…be careful to spray somewhere like the bathroom as until you get used to it, you may end up spraying on other things.
It comes in three flavours pure oatmeal, aloe vera (with argan oil) and cocoa. It’s 200 ml for £1.99 per bottle. I agree with the packaging that it moisturises your skin and leaves it soft and silky …
London’s foodies can cut their bills at more than 100 restaurants across the city with CityMunch. The app allows restaurants to connect with Londoners in real-time, instantly publishing simple, time-limited discount offers to customers’ smartphones.
CityMunch’s deals are designed to be straightforward: just a percentage off of the food bill for the entire table, no matter how many people are eating. There are no complicated terms and conditions to wade through and no upfront cost. Diners simply check the app for a nearby deal, reserve a voucher, arrive during the offer’s availability period and show their phone to staff.
The app’s time-specific deals benefit both parties – diners save money and restaurants fill seats when they need to. The new app that allows diners to claim real-time discounts of up to 50% off their restaurant …
I take my children for eye checks every year, but I still love the idea of this neat, free, fun eye check storybook called Zookeeper Zoe that launched last week.
Up to 80 percent of what a child learns is through their sight, so this innovative book contains a range of interactive eye check activities to help understand if a child might need support with their vision. The book is also designed to remind families that all children should have a regular eye health check as research shows 53% of children2 have never had their eyes checked.
350,000 printed copies are being given away in Boots UK and Boots Opticians stores, so get your skates on and grab yourself a copy. It is also available as an interactive app and can be read online and …
So Aldi does bring out clothing throughout the year, from ski to workwear, and now Spring fashions. They call it a “transitional” wardrobe available in stores from 3rd March 2016. Offering quality and value, get the items while stocks last.
For women, check out Aldi’s quality OTTOMAN JUMPER (£8.99) and WEEKEND SHIRT (£8.99) which are perfect for those brighter days when it’s still a bit breezey. The shirt is available in a casual checked or chambray design and can be worn with the versatile and lightweight ottoman jumper which available in a range of colours, guaranteed to please cash conscious fashionistas.
I was very impressed with the classic SKINNY JEANS for just £7.99 . They even came in a size 18 and had lots of stretch. For just under £8, you can’t go …