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Uber gives £10 discount to students who take selfie at vaccination centre

Students who take a selfie outside a vaccination centre can claim a GBP10 discount from Uber and Uber Eats. Uber and Uber Eats are offering discounts off their rides and meals to young people who prove they've been jabbed as part of a Government drive to vaccinate students ahead of their return to university. With vaccination take-up among young people lower than other age groups, the Government is offering rewards provided by Uber to people who post a selfie outside a vaccination centre in a bid to prevent a rise in coronavirus cases come the start of autumn term.

Read more:Latest Covid rates in your area as infections drop sharply around the North East When the campaign launches, students will be able to claim GBP10 in Uber or Uber Eats credit to enjoy a free trip or meal. To further encourage all individuals to get the vaccine, next week Uber will issue a push notification to its millions of riders in towns and cities across the UK.

Jamie Heywood, Uber's regional general manager for Northern and Eastern Europe said: "As cities open up we all need to proceed with caution and ensure that all adults are vaccinated against Covid-19. "We're proud to be working with the Government on this important campaign to encourage everyone to get their jab." When lockdown was first imposed in 2020, Uber launched Uber Medics, offering discounted rides to NHS staff and care workers carrying out essential work.

Earlier this year, as the vaccination drive began, Uber offered trips to and from vaccination hubs across the UK and Ireland. To help keep drivers and riders safe, Uber has continued to ask everyone using the app to wear masks or face coverings when travelling in an Uber, unless exempt. Uber's "No Mask, No Ride" policy ensures that drivers or riders have the right to cancel a ride if they are not wearing a face covering.

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Uber gives £10 discount to students who take selfie at vaccination centre

Students who take a selfie outside a vaccination centre can claim a GBP10 discount from Uber and Uber Eats. Uber and Uber Eats are offering discounts off their rides and meals to young people who prove they've been jabbed as part of a Government drive to vaccinate students ahead of their return to university. With vaccination take-up among young people lower than other age groups, the Government is offering rewards provided by Uber to people who post a selfie outside a vaccination centre in a bid to prevent a rise in coronavirus cases come the start of autumn term.

Read more:Latest Covid rates in your area as infections drop sharply around the North East When the campaign launches, students will be able to claim GBP10 in Uber or Uber Eats credit to enjoy a free trip or meal. To further encourage all individuals to get the vaccine, next week Uber will issue a push notification to its millions of riders in towns and cities across the UK.

Jamie Heywood, Uber's regional general manager for Northern and Eastern Europe said: "As cities open up we all need to proceed with caution and ensure that all adults are vaccinated against Covid-19. "We're proud to be working with the Government on this important campaign to encourage everyone to get their jab." When lockdown was first imposed in 2020, Uber launched Uber Medics, offering discounted rides to NHS staff and care workers carrying out essential work.

Earlier this year, as the vaccination drive began, Uber offered trips to and from vaccination hubs across the UK and Ireland. To help keep drivers and riders safe, Uber has continued to ask everyone using the app to wear masks or face coverings when travelling in an Uber, unless exempt. Uber's "No Mask, No Ride" policy ensures that drivers or riders have the right to cancel a ride if they are not wearing a face covering.

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UK plug-in car grant: what is it and how much can you save on an electric car?

In a bid to encourage the adoption of electric cars in the UK, the government offers a grant to help reduce the price of a wide range of new EVs. Its official title is the Plug-in Car Grant, or the PiCG.

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The headline figure is a saving of GBP2,500 from the initial recommended retail price (as of July 2021). But there are various restrictions on how the grant is applied, and it isn't available on all new electric vehicles.

It is also no longer available on hybrid vehicles. Living in the UK and in the market for a new electric car? Want to know how to save GBP2,500 on the cost of that car?

Read on to find out exactly how the government plug-in car grant works.

How much is the UK plug-in car grant?

Yes, we know we've already said the grant is GBP2,500, but it used to be more and it could change again in the future.  The PiCG was introduced in 2011 and has so far saved motorists over GBP1bn. It began as a GBP5,000 discount on new electric and plug-in hybrid cars costing up to GBP50,000.

It was reduced to GBP4,500 in 2016, then to GBP3,500 in 2018. In early 2020, the grant was cut further still, to GBP3,000, and in March 2021 it fell by a further GBP500 to its current level of GBP2,500.  That month also saw a reduction in the price of eligible vehicles from GBP50,000 to GBP35,000, meaning the grant is no longer available on the hugely popular Tesla Model 3.

The grant could be reduced again in 2022, potentially to GBP2,000, but this is purely speculative for now.

Which cars are eligible for the UK plug-in car grant?

The UK government offers a range of grants to help encourage the purchase of new electric vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, mopeds, vans, taxis, trucks and home chargers.  We'll be sticking with cars for this article. More specifically, the grant now only applies to fully electric cars, as hybrids are no longer eligible.

A GBP2,500 discount is available on cars that have an initial RRP of less than GBP35,000 including VAT and delivery fees. This is the price of the car before any optional extras are added. You can add as many of these as you like, but the grant will remain at GBP2,500.

To be eligible for the GBP2,500 discount, the car must emit fewer than 50 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometre, and be able to drive at least 70 miles without producing any emissions. In other words, it has to have an electric range of at least that distance to be eligible. No hybrid priced below GBP35,000 can currently travel 70 miles on battery power alone, but if one arrives in the future then it should qualify for the grant. 

A hydrogen-powered car would theoretically be eligible for the grant, but currently these cars are too expensive (at around GBP60,000) to qualify. EVs that do qualify include the Fiat 500e, Honda e, Kia e-Niro, Mini Electric, Renault Zoe and Volkswagen ID.3. You can find a full list of eligible vehicles on the government website.

The grant only applies to new vehicles and is not available on used cars. This could mean a brand-new EV with the grant applied could cost just slightly more than a nearly-new electric car.

How to apply for the government plug-in car grant

This is the easy part! There is no paperwork for the buyer to complete, and you don't need to pay full price for the car before receiving a GBP2,500 rebate. 

Instead, the dealer or manufacturer selling the new vehicle does the paperwork for you, applying for the grant and factoring the GBP2,500 discount into the final price you pay for the vehicle.

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Sunday morning UK news briefing: Today’s top headlines from The Telegraph

Welcome to your early-morning news briefing from The Telegraph - a round-up of the top stories we are covering on Sunday. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free.

1. Shopping vouchers and pizza discounts to boost vaccinations among the young

Young people will be offered free taxi rides, pizzas and trips to the cinema if they agree to have a coronavirus vaccine as the Government tries to boost uptake.

Ministers are in talks with dozens of companies, including coffee and cinema chains, about a voucher scheme to be launched later this month, in time for the new academic year.  Read the full story.

2. England's Covid care home deaths could be thousands higher than official figures, say providers

England's Covid care home death toll is likely to be thousands higher than official figures show, amid claims the watchdog excluded key dates when patients were discharged from hospitals without tests. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) declared there were 39,017 Covid-related deaths across care homes in England when it published official figures for the first time in July. Read the full story.

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Olympics broadcaster lines up bid for Channel 4

Discovery, the American broadcaster leading coverage of the Olympics, is exploring a bid for Channel 4 that would challenge the BBC and ITV's dominance of British screens. Media sources said Discovery, which already owns a string of pay-TV channels in the UK, is holding informal discussions about a potential takeover of Channel 4 if ministers press ahead with a privatisation in autumn.   Read the full story.

4. Secret NHS pandemic plan could have meant premature babies were denied care

Secret plans drawn up by the NHS said doctors may need to consider denying premature babies lifesaving care in a severe pandemic, the Telegraph can disclose.

The confidential report created by NHS England and sent to government advisers three years before the outbreak of Covid 19 set out "patient triage scenarios" during an influenza pandemic where some people would be denied treatment when resources were limited.  Read the full story.

5. Bank braces for biggest inflation surge since financial crisis

The Bank of England is set to unveil the biggest price shock for more than a decade this week as grim forecasts underline the inflation threat facing Britain. Analysts are braced for the Bank's latest monetary policy report to show inflation of almost 4pc in the final quarter of 2021 - a massive increase on its May estimates of just 2.5pc. Read the full story.

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Sunday morning UK news briefing: Today’s top headlines from The Telegraph

Welcome to your early-morning news briefing from The Telegraph - a round-up of the top stories we are covering on Sunday. To receive twice-daily briefings by email, sign up to our Front Page newsletter for free.

1. Shopping vouchers and pizza discounts to boost vaccinations among the young

Young people will be offered free taxi rides, pizzas and trips to the cinema if they agree to have a coronavirus vaccine as the Government tries to boost uptake.

Ministers are in talks with dozens of companies, including coffee and cinema chains, about a voucher scheme to be launched later this month, in time for the new academic year.  Read the full story.

2. England's Covid care home deaths could be thousands higher than official figures, say providers

England's Covid care home death toll is likely to be thousands higher than official figures show, amid claims the watchdog excluded key dates when patients were discharged from hospitals without tests. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) declared there were 39,017 Covid-related deaths across care homes in England when it published official figures for the first time in July. Read the full story.

3.

Olympics broadcaster lines up bid for Channel 4

Discovery, the American broadcaster leading coverage of the Olympics, is exploring a bid for Channel 4 that would challenge the BBC and ITV's dominance of British screens. Media sources said Discovery, which already owns a string of pay-TV channels in the UK, is holding informal discussions about a potential takeover of Channel 4 if ministers press ahead with a privatisation in autumn.   Read the full story.

4. Secret NHS pandemic plan could have meant premature babies were denied care

Secret plans drawn up by the NHS said doctors may need to consider denying premature babies lifesaving care in a severe pandemic, the Telegraph can disclose.

The confidential report created by NHS England and sent to government advisers three years before the outbreak of Covid 19 set out "patient triage scenarios" during an influenza pandemic where some people would be denied treatment when resources were limited.  Read the full story.

5. Bank braces for biggest inflation surge since financial crisis

The Bank of England is set to unveil the biggest price shock for more than a decade this week as grim forecasts underline the inflation threat facing Britain. Analysts are braced for the Bank's latest monetary policy report to show inflation of almost 4pc in the final quarter of 2021 - a massive increase on its May estimates of just 2.5pc. Read the full story.

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Rishi Sunak urges PM to relax UK travel rules to boost economy – report

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The Chancellor has warned Boris Johnson that the UK's travel restrictions are "out of step" with its international rivals as he pushes for holiday rules to be relaxed, according to reports. The Sunday Times reported that Rishi Sunak has written to the Prime Minister about the damage that the current border rules are doing to the country's economy, particularly its tourism and hospitality sector. He is said to be calling for Britain to take advantage of its successful vaccination programme by opening up further.

The No 11 Downing Street incumbent has reportedly told the Conservative Party leader that the UK's entry and exit rules are "out of step with our international competitors". The newspaper quotes a source, who it claims is familiar with the letter, as saying: "Rishi has called time on the travel restrictions."

(C) Provided by Evening Standard Ministers are due to meet next week to discuss changes to the so-called travel traffic light system (Victoria Jones/PA) (PA Wire)

The report comes before ministers are due to meet next week to set the travel rules that will be in place for most of August. Treasury sources did not deny Mr Sunak had written to his Downing Street neighbour but said the communication was not related to next week's review.

The UK Government has faced criticism over changes to its border policy during the coronavirus pandemic, with France the latest to be irked after it was placed on a newly-created "amber-plus" list as part of the so-called traffic light system. The fresh designation, in response to suggestions of growing cases of the Beta variant that was first discovered in South Africa, saw the quarantine exemption for the fully vaccinated scrapped, meaning those returning from France had to quarantine for 10 days.

(C) Getty Passengers in the International arrivals hall at Terminal 2 of London Heathrow Airport. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)

Analysts have predicted that Spain could be the next country to go on the amber-plus list, in what would be a blow to British tourists given Spain is the UK's most popular tourist destination. There is speculation that France might be promoted back to amber when the Government updates the travel lists on August 5, restoring the ability for the double jabbed to skip self-isolation.

No 10 sources said it was too early to speculate on what changes might be made next week, with ministers yet to see the latest data from the Joint Biosecurity Centre, which assesses the risks presented by international travel. They pointed to the decision to open up travel to those who are fully vaccinated coming from the US and European Union as an example of Mr Johnson's own desire to see more open borders in Britain.

(C) Reuters Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivers his 'Mansion House' speech at the Financial and Professional Services Address, previously known as the Bankers dinner, at Mansion House in London, Britain July 1, 2021. Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS

Mr Sunak's push for travel restrictions to be softened comes only days after scientists advising the Government on coronavirus warned, in papers published on Friday, that any increase in foreign travel this summer is concerning. The daily average of coronavirus-related deaths, those dying within 28 days of a positive test, has increased by 9% over the past week, with hospital admissions up by almost a fifth.

Government data showed a further 71 people died as of Saturday, bringing the UK total to 129,654, and a further 26,144 lab-confirmed cases were also recorded.

(C) Getty Passengers in the international arrivals hall at Terminal 2 of London Heathrow Airport.

US and EU travellers who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus will be allowed to enter England and Scotland without the need to quarantine from Monday. (Photo by Steve Parsons/PA Images via Getty Images)

With more than 900 people reported to have been admitted to hospital on Saturday, meaning 5,900 Covid patients are currently being treated in wards, fresh incentives are being rolled out to entice young people into getting vaccinated. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said around 67% of people aged 18 to 29 in England have received a first dose, and it is hoping to boost those figures with offers of vouchers and discounts for popular takeaways and taxi for those who get a jab. Uber, Bolt, Deliveroo and Pizza Pilgrims are among the brands who will be offering incentives to encourage youngsters to get inoculated.

(C) Provided by Evening Standard Food delivery firm Deliveroo is among the brands who will be offering incentives to encourage younger people to get vaccinated (David Davies/PA) (PA Wire)

Taxi app firm Uber will be sending reminders to all users in August encouraging them to get jabbed, DHSC said.

The company will offer discounted Uber rides and meals on its Uber Eats platform for young adults who receive a vaccine. Bolt, another ride-hailing app, will offer "free ride credit" to vaccination centres following a similar scheme earlier this year when it offered GBP250,000 worth of free rides to London vaccination facilities. Deliveroo is planning to give vouchers to young people who get jabbed.

The DHSC said further details on partnerships will be released "in due course" and other incentives "could include vouchers or discount codes", along with competitions and promotional offers for restaurants.

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Russian supermarket which claims to be cheaper than Aldi and Lidl arrives in UK

A supermarket that claims to be cheaper than both Aldi and Lidl is coming to the UK. Branded as the 'Russian Lidl' the supermarket has low prices and an extensive product range. The first-ever UK store will open in Preston this summer after being delayed for six months due to the pandemic, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Read more: SAGE warns new Covid variant could kill up to one in three people in infects Mere UK business development manager Aleksandr Chkalov told The Grocer: "On 14 August we will be glad to present our new retail model: a real hard discounter, with no shelves, no service, no convenience, just the lowest prices." According to the Mirror, it will have up to 1,200 products and sell brands such as Cusheen toilet paper, Maxsonic batteries, Reach sanitising wipes and Warrior energy drinks.

Another three Mere outlets are also planned this year - including two in Wales and another in Castleford in the North of England. Mere is also planned to arrive in: Devon, Stockport, Neath, Banbury, Selby, Bradford, Middlesbrough, Grantham, Kettering, Plymouth, Beckenham, Gloucester, Northampton, Cardiff, Oswestry, Barnsley, Sheffield, Exeter, Stretford, Southampton, South Scotland and Wales. The discount store hasn't confirmed any other locations just yet but wants to open 300 sites in the UK in the next eight to ten years.

Mere, which trades as Svetofor in Russia, has 3,200 stores internationally and opened its first European Mere store in 2018. The supermarket is currently in Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine. Mere can sell discounted products because they save themselves time and money by allowing shoppers to pick directly from pallets and not stacked shelves.

Suppliers are also expected to deliver straight to the shops.

Each store must have 30-40 car parking spaces and a local population of 60,000 or more.

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Best college student discounts and deals to take advantage of right now

Good news for college students, parents and teachers bargain shopping this back to school season. Several retailers offer exclusive student discounts -- some of which can be stacked with discounted prices. Just about every retailer holds back to school savings events during the August and September when students return to classrooms.

And in some instances, students can take advantage of exclusive discounts all-year round.

For example, Amazon's Prime Student membership service offers all the benefits of a standard Prime membership for half the price. Prime Student costs just £6.49 a month and includes a free 6-month trial for new members. Prime Students can save on essentials like laptops, tablets and peripherals.

Free same-day and one-day delivery options lets students get everything from cleaning supplies to backpacks with no minimum purchase.  What's more, Prime Students get access to Showtime and Amazon Music Unlimited are just £.99 a month.  Students, parents and teachers who prefer to go to the source can score education discounts directly from Apple and Samsung. 

For a limited time, the Apple Education Store nets you £100 in savings on a new MacBook and free AirPods with your purchase. Samsung's Education Store has a similar deal on its flagship laptop -- slashing £150 off the Galaxy Book Pro and tossing in free Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds. Even better, students can stack their savings with an additional 15% discount. Not to be outdone, Best Buy's Student Deals program currently takes up to £250 off select MacBooks and Chromebooks.

The big box retailer also offers discounts up up to £300 off select Windows laptops and up to £400 on select Lenovo notebooks. College students, parents and educators alike will benefit from the savings of retail student discounts. From Amazon's Prime Student deals to savings at the Samsung Education Store, these are the best student discounts from select retailers.

Amazon student discounts

Amazon Student Discounts: 6 month free trial
Prime Student is Amazon's affordable membership service for actively enrolled college students.

It costs just £6.49 a month, which is half the price of a standard Prime account. Students get all the perks of Prime like free same-day delivery, access to exclusive deals and discounts on Amazon Music and Video streaming services. View Deal

Prime Eligible College Essentials: Computers and accessories
Amazon's back to school sale for Prime Student members offers deals on a range of Prime eligible college essentials. Save and get free same-day or one-day delivery on select laptops, tablets and accessories like WiFi routers, external storage, USBC hubs, and more. View Deal

Apple student discounts

Apple Student Discounts: MacBooks from £899 @ Apple
Apple offers education pricing on MacBooks starting from £899.

For a limited time, you'll get free AirPods when you purchase a MacBook or iPad for college. College students, parents, faculty members, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels are eligible for Apple's education discounts. View Deal

MacBook Air M1 w/ free AirPods: from £899 @ Apple Education Store
The Apple Education Store is slashing £100 off, the Editor's Choice MacBook Air M1. Besides Apple's latest 8-core processor, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD.

This deal includes a free pair of AirPods with your purchase which makes it one of the best MacBook deals you can get. View Deal

MacBook Pro M1 w/ free AirPods: from £1,199 @ Apple Education Store
Apple also takes £100 off the MacBook Pro with M1 chip. Besides a Apple's M1 8-core CPU, it packs a 13.3-inch (2560 x 1600) IPS Retina display, 8GB of RAM, an 8-core GPU and 256GB SSD. It scored a rare 5-star rating from us, making it one of the top laptops on the market.

Apple is bundling this MacBook Pro with free AirPods. View Deal

iPad Pro w/ free AirPods: from £749 @ Apple Education Store
Apple's student discount takes £50 of the iPad Pro and includes a free pair of AirPods. The base model 2021 iPad Pro features an 11-inch Retina Display, Apple M1 chip and 128GB of storage. View Deal

Best Buy student discounts

Best Buy Student Discounts: up to £400 off select laptops
Best Buy's Student Deals offer special pricing on laptops, tablets, headphones, storage and more. From now until August 1, save up to £250 off a new MacBook or Chromebook.

Additionally, save up to £300 off select Windows notebooks and £400 off select Lenovo laptops.  View Deal

Chromebook Student Discounts: up to £250 off @ Best Buy
Best Buy is currently slashing up to £250 off select Chromebooks. Sign up for Best Buy's Student deals for an additional discount of up to £50.

As part of the sale, get the Asus ChromebookC536 with 11th Gen Intel CPU for just £419 (£250 off). This convertible laptop features a 15.6-inch 1080p touch screen, 3.0-GHz Core i3-1115G4 CPU, 8GB of RAM, UHD graphics and a 128GB SSD.
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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go: was £899 now £699 @ Best Buy
This Best Buy student discount takes £200 off the Surface Laptop Go. It packs a 12.4-inch touchscreen, a 1-GHz 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD.

It's one of the best back to school laptop deals we've seen so fart. Enroll now in the Best Buy Student Deals program to save. This deal ends September 12.View Deal

Dell student discounts

Dell Student Discounts: up to £200 off select laptops and more @ Dell
From now until August 12, Dell's student discount slashes up to £200 off select laptops. Additionally, students can save 20% on select Dell monitors, wireless keyboards and mice. 

Dell XPS 13: was £1,099 now £949 @ Dell 
For a limited time, save £150 on the excellent Dell XPS 13 via coupon, "STUDENT100".

This laptop features a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) display, 2.8-GHz Core i7-1165G7 quad-core CPU, 8GB of RAM, Iris Xe graphics and 256GB SSD.View Deal

Dell XPS 17: was £1,999 ow £1,699 @ Dell
Dell is also slashing £300 off the non-touch model Dell XPS 17 via coupon, "STUDENT50". It packs a 17-inch (1920 x 1200) display, 2.6-GHz Core i7-10750H 6-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU with 4GB of graphics memory and a 512GB SSD.     View Deal

New Dell Inspiron 15 (2021): was £859 now £599 @ Dell
This excellent back-to-school deal from Dell takes £259 off the new Inspiron 15 laptop via Dell coupon, "STUDENT50". With its built-in lid sensor and high capacity 54WHr battery, the new Dell Inspiron 15 powers up fast and keeps up with the day. Specs-wise, it packs a 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080 display, 2.4-GHz Intel Core i5-11300H quad-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, Intel Iris Xe Graphics and a 256GB SSD. View Deal

Lenovo student discounts

Lenovo Student Discounts: extra 10% off sitewide @ Lenovo
Students, teachers and parents can take an extra 10% sitewide on select Lenovo products.

Save big on the brand's ThinkPad, Yoga, Legion and IdeaPad. Register now at Lenovo to save on back to school laptops, tablets and peripherals. Once verified, your student discount will automatically appear in your shopping cart.
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ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 9: was £3,019 now £1,509 @ Lenovo
Lenovo coupon, "BTSTHINKEARLY" shaves a massive £1,509 off the awesome ThinkPad Carbon Gen 9.

Not only is it a worthy successor to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8, it's also a solid MacBook Pro alternative. This machine gets you a 14-inch (1920 x 1200) display, 2.6-GHz Intel Core i5-1145G7 4-core CPU with vPro, 16GB of RAM and Intel Iris Xe Graphics. For file storage and transferring, it affords you a speedy 512GB SSD. View Deal

Legion 7i Gaming Laptop: was £1,949 now £1,459 @ Lenovo
Save £490 Lenovo Legion 7i via coupon, "Back2Savings7".

It features a 15.6-inch, 1080p 240Hz display, 2.5-GHz Intel Core i7-10750H 6-core CPU and 16GB of RAM. Rounding out its brawny specs are an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q GPU with 8GB of graphics memory and a 512GB SSD.View Deal

Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab w/ Google Assistant: was £249 now £179 @ Lenovo
Lenovo's back to school sale takes £90 off the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab via coupon, "BACKTOTABS". It features a 10.1-inch (1920 x 1200) IPS touch display, a 2.0-GHz Snapdragon octa-core CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of microSD-expandable storage. View Deal

Samsung student discounts

Samsung Student Discounts: extra 15% off Samsung
From now until October 3, students, parents, and educators can save an extra 15% on select Samsung products. On already discounted items, this can amount to up to 30% off laptops, tablets, smartphones, monitors, and more. View Deal

Galaxy Book Pro w/ free Galaxy Buds Pro: was £1,099 now £807 @ Samsung via Student discount
Samsung's Education discount takes £292 off the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro laptop.

One of the best portable 15-inch laptops around, it packs a 15.6-inch AMOLED display and a rated battery life of 20 hours. The laptop in this deal is configured with an 2.4-GHz Intel Core i5-1135G7 14-core CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. Even better, students and educators get free Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds (valued at £199) via Samsung's Education Discount Program. View Deal

Galaxy Tab S7 w/ free Galaxy Buds Pro: was £649 now £466 @ Samsung via Student discount
Save big and get free Galaxy Buds Pro earbuds when you buy the Galaxy Tab S7 from the Samsung Education Store. For a limited time, The Galaxy Tab S7 is the iPad Pro of Android tablets.

It has a gorgeous 11-inch, 2560 x 1600-pixel IPS display, a snappy Snapdragon 865+ processor and it comes with an S Pen. Oh, and the battery lasts for 13+ hours on a charge. Sign up for the Samsung Student Program for an extra 15% off. View Deal

Samsung Back to School Bundle: was £1,929 now £1,479 @ Samsungvia Student Discount
Samsung's back to school bundle offer takes £450 off its normal price. The bundle includes a 1TB model Samsung Galaxy Pro 360 and a Samsung 27-inch UHD High res monitor with USB-C.

Sign up for the Samsung Student Discount Program to get an extra 15% in savings at checkout. View Deal

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Daily Deals: 15% Off M.2 Solid State Drives (SSDs) at Newegg, Perfect for Your PS5 and Xbox Series X Storage Upgrade

PS5 owners can now choose to upgrade their storage with M.2 solid state drives. You'll want to be familiar with the SSD requirements and be comfortable with taking apart your PS5 (it's not simple plug and play). Coincidentally, Newegg is offering a 15% off coupon code that works on several high-speed PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 solid state drives.

These include well known brands like Samsung and Seagate. You'll need all the discounts you can get, since high-speed M.2 SSDs still cost a pretty penny. These deals and more below.

New PS5 Update Supports M.2 SSDs

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Sony released a new beta update for PS5 owners that allow the installation and use of M.2 solid state drives.

Before you get too excited though, be aware that the SSD requirements are very strict; the budget M.2 SSDs like the Samsung 980, WD SN750, or the Crucial P5 might not fly. At the bare minimum, the PS5 requires a PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 NVMe SSD with a recommended speed of 5,500Mbps or higher. In other words, you'll be paying a pretty penny if you want maximum speed out of your storage upgrade.

M.2 Solid State Drives (5500Mbps Speeds or Higher)

Seagate 1TB Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S

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Seagate 1TB SSD Storage Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S Use promo code "AFFEYSB59"

15% off £219.99

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Now that we understand the cost of upgrading the PS5 storage, we can understand why the Xbox 1TB SSD expansion module commands such a high price point. With this coupon code, however, upgrading the Xbox Series X storage might actually be cheaper than upgrading the PS5 storage.

The other benefits are guaranteed compatibility and easily plug and play, unlike the PS5 where you have to take apart the console.

Samsung 980 Pro M.2 Solid State Drive

Samsung 980 Pro 500GB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 6900Mbps)

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32% off £149.99

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Samsung is one of the most popular and reliable SSD brands, and the 980 offers 6,900Mbps transfer speeds and a PCIe Gen4 interface at a price that won't break the bank. Performance-wise it will blow any standard SATA SSD or hard drive out of the water. It's designed to run optimally even without a heatsink (it's supposed to withstand torrid PC temps, and the PS5 is essentially a proprietary gaming PC), but it's also very simple to install one on your own.

WD Black SN850 M.2 SSD with Heatsink

WD Black SN850 1TB Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7000Mbps)

The WD Black deserves special mention because it's the best selling SSD right now for the PS5 and it comes preinstalled with a low profile heatsink.

This is a blazing fast drive with transfer speeds rated at up to 7,000 MB/s and a PCIe Gen4 interface.

Mushkin Enhanced Gamma 1TB M.2 SSD

Mushkin Enhanced Gamma 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 7150Mbps)

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16% off £219.99

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Mushkin is another brand that's been around for a while. Their "Enhanced Gamma" is their top-of-the-line series of M.2 solid state drives with sequential read speeds of up to 7,950Mbps, well over the 5500Mbps recommended threshold for the PS5. It's also reasonably priced after the coupon code is applied.

It does not come with a preinstalled heatsink.

PNY XLR8 2TB M.2 Solid State Drive

PNY XLR8 CS3040 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 5600Mbps)

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21% off £369.99

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This is a nice deal if you're really looking to triple the storage space in your PS5 console and you insist on keeping in line with Sony's recommendation of a 5,500Mbps or faster SSD. This PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD just clears that threshold at 5,600Mbps, and it's over £50 cheaper than the Samsung 980 Pro model. It does not come with a preinstalled heatsink.

M.2 Solid State Drives (5000Mbps Speeds)

Corsair Force 600 1TB M.2 Solid State Drive

Corsair Force Series MP600 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 5000Mbps)

Corsair Force Series MP600 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 5000Mbps)

35% off £249.99

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This is an interesting SSD to consider as well. It's easily the lowest priced 1TB M.2 SSD we've seen that *almost* fulfills all of the PS5 SSD recommended specs. The only caveat is that it boasts 4,950Mbps read speeds, just slightly less than the 5,500Mbps.

Sony's official statement is that 5,500Mbps is recommended, but not required. This is a PCIe Gen4 model and it even includes a heatsink (which is removable if there are installation issues).

Seagate Firecuda 520 M.2 Solid State Drive

Seagate Firecuda 520 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 5000Mbps)

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Seagate Firecuda is another well known SSD brand. The 520 series is a PCIe Gen4 SSD that offers 5,000Mbps transfer speeds. You won't find many PCIe Gen4 SSD in the 1TB size that will currently match this deal in terms of pricing.

There's no built-in heatsink but if you wanted to, it's not difficult to install your own.

Mushkin Enhanced Delta 2TB M.2 SSD

Mushkin Enhanced Delta 2TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 5000Mbps)

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15% off £299.99

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The Mushkin "Enhanced Delta" is a step down from the "Enhanced Gamma" series (speeds of 5,000Mbps vs 7,950Mbps) but in return you get the least expensive 2TB model in this entire lineup. It's a full £100 cheaper than the Samsung 980 Pro 2TB model. It does not come with a preinstalled heatsink.

T-Force Cardea C440 1TB M.2 Solid State Drive

T-Force Cardea Ceramic C440 1TB M.2 2280 1TB PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 5000Mbps)

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21% off £199.99

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This is the least expensive 1TB SSD of the bunch. Despite the low price tag, the T-Force Cardea is still a PCIe Gen4 x4 SSD that offers sequential read speeds of up to 5000Mbps.

It does not include a built-in heatsink.

Patriot Viper VP4100 1TB M.2 Solid State Drive

Patriot Viper Gaming VP4100 PCIe Gen4 x4 M.2 SSD (up to 4700Mbps)

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18% off £207.99

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The Patriot Viper VP4100 is a bit slower than the rest of the SSDs in the lineup with a sequential read speed of up to 4,700Mbps. On the plus side, it is one of the least expensive 1TB SSDs, is still built on the PCIe Gen4 x4 interface, and even includes a built-in heatsink so you don't have to install your own.

USB 3.2 Portable SSDs & Hard Drives

Samsung T7 500GB USB 3.2 Portable SSD

Samsung T7 500GB USB 3.2 Portable SSD

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41% off £99.99

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If the idea of taking apart your PS5 to install an SSD sounds too daunting for you, there's always the much easier and more convenient route of plugging in an external storage drive. The Samsung T7 SSD is as fast as it gets in that department. The PS5 has USB ports that support Gen2 speeds (up to 10Gbps) and this SSD supports USB 3.2 Gen2 with transfer speeds up to 1,050MB/s, so it's practically a match made in heaven.

It's normally £100 for the 500GB model (portable SSD drives are typically pricier than internal ones), but you're saving 30% off with this deal. Of course it won't be as fast as an M.2 SSD, but it's easier, cheaper, and you'll be able to use it for other things.

Crucial X6 500GB USB 3.2 Portable SSD

Crucial X6 500GB USB 3.2 Portable SSD

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15% off £59.99

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Here's another portable SSD at an even lower price. Like the Samsung T7 above, the Crucial X6 connects via USB 3.2, however its maximum transfer speed is limited to about 540MB/s.

WD Passport 5TB USB 3.2 Portable Hard Drive

WD My Passport 5TB USB 3.2 Portable Hard Drive

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33% off £149.99

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This portable hard drive adds more storage to your PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. Portable drives are much smaller than their desktop hard drive siblings and require no additional power other than the obligatory USB port.

More Daily Deals for July 30

Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum and Mop

Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum and Mop with Adaptive Routing, Multi-Floor Mapping, Extra Long Battery Life

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37% off £599.99

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Both professional and user reviews say this is a Roomba killer right here. The top-end Roborock S6 normally sells for £600 but it's 37% off today with a code and a clippable coupon. The Roborock S6 features WiFi with Alex voice control, powerful lidar navigation, multi-floor mapping, power suction, and a built-in water reservoir for mopping too.

New Apple MacBook Air with M1 Chip

Apple MacBook Air 13" Retina Display with M1 Chip, 8GB/256GB

Apple MacBook Air 13" Retina Display with M1 Chip, 8GB/256GB

15% off £999.99

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Amazon is offering the lowest price ever on the new MacBook Air with M1 chip. You can save £150 off compared to buying directly from the Apple Store. Reviews show that the new M1 chip is a veritable speed demon; it offers better performance while generating less heat and consuming less power than any of the Intel chips that Apple used in previous models.

The Lord of the Rings Illustrated Edition Hardcover

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Preorder The Lord of the Rings Illustrated Hardcover Edition

40% off £75.00

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This LotR Illustrated Hardcover Edition hasn't been released yet (it's out October 19), but it just saw it's second massive price drop today. Last week this book was discounted for the first time ever from £75 down to £59.99 (20% off). Today, there's yet another discount for a total of 40% off the original price.

If you've already preordered this book, don't fret; Amazon will automatically guarantee you the lowest price. This massive 1,200+ page tome includes illustrations from author JRR Tolkien, for the first time in any edition of the series since 1954.

Apple AirPods Pro Noise-Cancelling Earbuds

Apple AirPods Pro Noise-Cancelling Earbuds

Apple AirPods Pro Noise-Cancelling Earbuds

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If you regret not picking the Airpods Pro up on Amazon Prime Day at 24% off, here's your chance to get it today at the same price. The AirPods Pro is considered one of the best noise-cancelling in-ear headphones you can get, especially for under £200, and it's significantly better than even the vanilla AirPods.

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Amazon’s giving away $15 credits, but this is your last chance to get one

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, we may receive an affiliate commission. Among our readers, the best-seller this week has been Govee's best-selling Wi-Fi smart plugs. They work with Alexa and Google Assistant as well as with an app on your phone.

While other smart plugs cost up to £25 each, these are just £5 apiece when you clip the coupon on the Amazon page. That's nuts, and it's just one of several fantastic deals that our readers have been jumping on lately. Another big one is the £600 YABER Pro V7 home theater projector.

It's on sale for just £214.99 when you clip the on-site coupon. That's a massive discount! You can also get a great Sysperl robot vacuum for £76.99 or any of Apple's AirPods models at Amazon's lowest prices of 2021.

That includes AirPods Pro for £189.99 and AirPods 2 with Wireless Charging for an all-time low of £139.98. You definitely cannot go wrong with any or all of those great bargains. But as good as they are, they'll only appeal to certain people who are looking for those particular types of products.

There's one special deal that will appeal to everyone though, and you'd have to be crazy to pass it up. That's right, folks -- Amazon is giving away free money again!

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Amazon periodically runs deals that offer free Amazon credit when you make certain purchases. Most of the time, you get free credit for buying an Amazon gift card or reloading your balance.

Every once in a while, however, Amazon has offers that aren't tied to gift cards. Such is the case right now, with a special offer for Prime members only. As you know, there are a bunch of different benefits tied to Amazon Prime.

It's good for more than just fast shipping and streaming movies, after all. Among the many Prime benefits is Amazon Photos, a service that lets you back up full-resolution photos. Since Google canceled its unlimited photo storage offering tied to Google Photos, this is a particularly great alternative.

Thinking about giving Amazon Photos a shot? Well, now is the perfect time because Amazon will give you a free £15 Amazon credit just for trying it out!

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If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber who has never tried Amazon Photos before, you're eligible for the deal. All you need to do is install the Amazon Photos app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

When you upload your first photo from your mobile device, you'll get a free £15 Amazon credit. Amazon will send you an email within seven days confirming that you've received the credit. Then, you'll have until the end of the day on August 15 to spend the credit on eligible purchases of £30 or more from Amazon.com.

As for which purchases are eligible, it's an extremely long list with millions of products on it. Anything sold by Amazon.com or Amazon Digital Services LLC is eligible except for gift cards. As long as you see "sold by Amazon.com" or "sold by Amazon Digital Services LLC" on a product page, you're good to go.

This fantastic Amazon offer is available until the end of the day on Saturday, July 31. That means it's your last chance to get in on the action before this awesome offer ends. You'll find all the terms and conditions right here on Amazon's site.

Long story short, however, you've got nothing to lose.

Install an app, upload a photo before the end of the day on Saturday, and you get a free £15 Amazon credit!

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