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Amazon Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite get Amazon Prime Day discount, save 30%

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(Pocket-lint) - The Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite have landed themselves a discount in the Amazon Prime Day sales. The most recent Kindle Paperwhite adds waterproofing, so you can safely read in the bath or swimming pool without the worry of damaging it if it gets splashed.  The Kindle Paperwhite has been reduced by £50 to £79.99, and in the UK there's a GBP40 discount, meaning that it's only GBP79.99!

The Kindle Paperwhite offers front illumination of its E-Ink display, meaning you can read in the dark. The battery will last for weeks and it has a 6-inch 300dpi display.

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There's nothing like heading off on a holiday without having to weigh your luggage down with piles of books. The Kindle reader is one of the most popular choices for ebook reading, letting you read your favourite books on a digital device, without the drawbacks that come with using a tablet or smartphone.

Not only is the Kindle power efficient, but it's also well-connected, meaning you can easily download new books. It's also incredibly easy to use with seamless integration with your Amazon account. The real decision is which model you should buy.

There are currently four models of Kindle offered by Amazon: Kindle with front light, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Kids Edition and Kindle Oasis. Here's how they break down.

Amazon Kindle with front light

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Amazon's latest basic Kindle adds a front light. It's not the same display as the Paperwhite: while both are 6-inches on the diagonal, the Kindle offers 167ppi and the Paperwhite offers 300ppi, so the more expensive model is sharper and higher quality. Be warned that the very cheapest version comes with Special Offers, which is basically a bit of advertising - you can see more about this in our review.;

The Amazon Kindle also doesn't offer waterproofing, but at this price, you're getting a lot of ereader for your money. It doesn't stretch as far as the Paperwhite below, but has plenty to offer.

Amazon Kindle Kids Edition

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The Kindle Kids Edition is aimed, of course, at children and has some services that the other Kindles don't. Under the surface though, it's the same as the standard Kindle above. The extra bits - which incur a little extra expense - are a case that comes as standard (available in blue and pink plus some other colours in the US) and a worry-free guarantee where the Kindle will get replaced even if it is damaged accidentally.

It also comes with a year's worth of free kids content - Audible audio books and Kindle books. 

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

o Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) - save £50, now £79.99: See the Kindle deal on Amazon o Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) - save GBP40, now GBP79.99: See the Kindle deal on Amazon When the Paperwhite was launched, its unique feature was the illumination, meaning you could read it without the lights on.

With the entry-level Kindle offering lighting, it's no longer unique, with the Paperwhite instead occupying a mid-range position in the Kindle line-up. The 6-inch E-Ink display boasts 300dpi and has better contrast than the regular Kindle, meaning whites are brighter and blacks are deeper. Again, this is a touchscreen device with a battery that lasts for weeks.

In this design (last updated in 2018) it's thinner and lighter than before, as well as now offering IPX8 waterproofing, with a flat front - so no more ridge on that bezel like the old version. The Paperwhite comes in Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi+3G options. The latter has the advantage that you're always connected, meaning that if you finish your book lying on the beach in Spain, you can browse and buy the next bestseller and get reading.

The 3G option costs a little more to buy initially, but there are no ongoing costs, it's a free connection thereafter. Again there are options for models with "special offers" (advertising) and without.  For most people, the advantage of illumination will make this the Kindle of choice, saving money over the Oasis, but bettering the basic Kindle.

Amazon Kindle Oasis

o Amazon Kindle Oasis (2018) - save £65, now £184.99: See the deal on Amazon

Bigger, better and now cheaper, the Kindle Oasis is designed to be the ultimate reading device. This model has a 7-inch display so slightly larger than all the other devices, but also incorporating the features. It offers illumination but with more LEDs so things are more evenly distributed.

It also boasts the auto-brightness of the (now retired) Kindle Voyage. The Kindle Oasis is also waterproof, meaning its safe in the bath or at the beach, while retaining a thin and light design, so it's easy to slip into any pocket. With 6-weeks of battery life, it's a premium reader and top of the Kindle family, also offering Bluetooth so you can listen to Audible books from your Oasis.

Again, there's the choice of Wi-Fi or 3G models, with the 8GB Wi-Fi model being the most affordable of the selection and the 32GB 3G version seeing the price soaring. The Oasis is easily the most accomplished Kindle - if you read every day then you'll appreciate the additional skills it offers.

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If you're after a cheaper Kindle, the standard Kindle has been discounted too. The Kindle has been taken down by £35 to £54,99, and by GBP20, so it's just GBP49.99

The standard Kindle also has a front lights, this version comes with adverts, with a slightly lower resolution display than the Paperwhite. There are a range of covers to protect your Kindle from scratches, and the storage will allow you to carry hundreds of books. Access to the Kindle Store means you can browse, buy and download wherever you are, with your pages synced via Whispersync so you can easily resume reading where you left off. 

This latest generation of Kindles also supports Audible audio book and can connect to Bluetooth headphones.

Many Audible books can also sync with the written version, so you can shift from reading to listening, seamlessly.

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The inevitable rise of discount chains in the UK

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The UK's discount market is set to grow by 36.1 per cent by next year, reaching GBP32.5 billion, according to GlobalData. The arrival of German discounters Aldi and Lidl in the UK has caused nothing short of chaos for Britain's largest supermarkets. The Big 4 grocers - Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's and Morrisons - have been facing a game-changing threat as Aldi and Lidl cut into their market share with no-frills shopping that is marking a generational shift in retail patterns.

In recent years, other discount retailers outside the grocery sector, such as B&M and Poundland, have also presented a threat to established UK chains by expanding their presence. So much so that last year, GlobalData predicted that discounters' market share would grow 25 per cent by 2024. Once-loyal customers have deserted the big supermarkets after loyalty schemes, multi-buy promotions and money-off vouchers fell prey to the lure of the permanently low prices offered by discounters.

Discount retail growth has been driven by an increasingly price-sensitive shopper, aggressive space growth from the discounters, improved shopping experience, and growth in product range. Evidently, the UK's retail sector presents an attractive market for discounters, as already it boasts discount chains such as Aldi, Lidl, B&M, Savers, and Poundland. However, the sector is in line for a major shake-up, after Russian discount chain Mere recently announced plans to open over 300 stores in the UK within the next eight to 10 years.

"The expansion of discount retailers has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic"

Mere plans to undercut Lidl and Aldi by 20 per cent to 30 per cent.

It also wants to scale its UK presence once processes have been established. The first four UK stores for Mere will open this year in Preston, Castleford, Caldicot and Mold. Meanwhile, Poundland attempted to capitalise on its growth during lockdown by opening two convenience stores - Poundland Local - earlier this year for the first time.

A Poundland spokesperson told Retail Gazette that the discount retailer saw "potential for a smaller format to support our growth and transformation programme". Melissa Minkow, retail industry lead at IT company CI&T, argued that the expansion of discount retailers has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. "The combination of consumers feeling extra price-sensitive plus the emptying of so many large store lots paved the way for discount retailers to thrive," she said.

"Often times, the more informed consumers become, the more they come to realise and discover that lower-priced brands offer affordable, quality alternatives to items they had been buying at a premium. "There is less of a stigma surrounding discount brands and shopping. "Additionally, the pandemic caused a shift in prioritisation among households away from apparel, accessories, experiential purchases, and towards household goods and non-perishable grocery products - the categories where discount chains possess strengths."

The Resilient Retail Club founder Catherine Erdly said discount retailers were becoming more popular as people became more aware that they can get a great variety of products. "Discount retailers have really made the move away from poor design, poor quality and into showing themselves as real competitors in the retail market but at really great prices," she said.

Discount retailMere plans to undercut Lidl and Aldi by 20% to 30%

Retail expert Andy Barr agreed. He said the pandemic has opened up discount retailers to an entirely new, and previously untapped, demographic.

"As belts were tightened, the stigma associated with visiting these kinds of stores fell away completely and we ourselves saw a massive spike in bargain hunters hitting our site and tracking a product to get the best deal possible," he told Retail Gazette. "Variety discount stores have - until now - been the poor relative of the food discounters, but the mainstream appeal of the likes of B&M has risen the credibility of the entire Variety sector." As Mere works on plans to open more UK stores, it inevitably presents a threat to fellow discounters that have long established their growth in the UK. Barr argued that UK consumers would not care about the origins of Mere, but instead will care about getting discounts on big brand products.

"Mere will be a welcome addition to the dying UK high street and there is clearly room for another discount brand given the wider financial effects of the pandemic," he said. Retail expert Nelson Blackley expects Mere to face some challenges from incumbent UK discounters - not least Aldi and Lidl. "Mere appear to be looking for sites similar to those occupied by Aldi and Lidl - outside London and the South East and close to major routes," he said.

"That suggest retail parks may be the battleground. "Mere claim their super low cost model - apparently with prices 20-30 per cent below supermarkets is based on 'no service and no marketing'. "However, I am unsure how establishing new stores across the UK and awareness can be achieved without marketing.

"Both Aldi and Lidl have invested large sums in marketing and branding since they arrived in the UK, including leaflets TV advertising and sponsorship. "It will be important for Mere to understand this sentiment in the UK market and so look to establish a unique selling point beyond merely low prices. "Their other challenge will be how Mere support local UK producers, given that European-made goods account for up to 90 per cent of Mere's range, and so they clearly have a strong investment in continental-based businesses.

"However, in a post Brexit landscape, all the bureaucracy and extra costs associated with imports from Europe will be a real challenge for Mere in keeping prices low." Minkow said Mere should tap into the UK's fondness for a bargain if the chain wasn't planning to already. "The fact that they'll be coming in under their competitions' prices by 20-30 per cent is extremely appealing to the UK shopper's bargain-loving tendencies," she said.

"This is an especially smart moment to do so when the economy and more disciplined spending have been so important in consumers' minds. "Any grocer should feel at least a bit threatened by the launch of Mere, as they will undoubtedly capture some of shoppers' food spend. "When discount retailers pop up on the scene, consumers' excitement around potential savings and curiosity regarding the brand are crucial to driving trials."

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COVID-19: UK reports another 10,633 coronavirus cases and five deaths

The UK has reported 10,633 new coronavirus cases and five more deaths, according to official daily figures. Today's figures compare with 9,284 infections and six deaths yesterday, and 10,094 cases and eight deaths last Monday. Another 163,750 people also had a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine and 109,408 had a second dose.

Live COVID updates from the UK and around the world It means 43,127,763 have had a first jab, while 31,449,915 are fully vaccinated. Advertisement

Separate figures published by the Office for National Statistics show there have been 153,000 deaths registered in the UK where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. The figures come as the prime minister said it is "looking good" for 19 July to be the "terminus point" for England's coronavirus restrictions.

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However, Boris Johnson did not rule out the prospect of further lockdowns in the winter.

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"You can never exclude that there will be some new disease, some new horror that we simply haven't budgeted for or accounted for," Mr Johnson said when asked if he could discount the possibility of reimposing COVID-19 measures later this year. And the health secretary has told Sky News the government is looking at scrapping the 10-day self-isolation requirement for people who have had two jabs.

Matt Hancock said the move was "something that we're working on and I very much hope we'll be able to make progress soon". Follow the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker The prime minister did warn that despite these plans this year will be a "difficult" one for international travel "whatever happens" with coronavirus.

"There will be hassle, there will be delays, I am afraid, because the priority has got to be to keep the country safe and stop the virus coming back in," he said.

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Best Prime Day deals UK: All the best discounts on TVs, headphones, appliances, smart devices and more

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Prime Day 2021 is finally here and there are literally thousands of deals to sink your teeth into. But if the thought of wading through all those discounts gives you a case of deals fatigue, don't worry: our team is here to help. We've found the best Prime Day deals across a range of areas including audio, mobile, home, fitness and beauty and added them to our best Prime Day deals roundup below.

All of the recommended deals are thoroughly checked and vetted by the Expert Reviews team. So you can be sure that even if the product has a hugely inflated RRP, the discount is still top-notch and worth your time. With so many deals to choose from, our list is by far the quickest and easiest way to find some tasty discounts on big name products like Echo, Ninja, Apple, Sony and more.

Whether you're pining for a new 50in TV, want to get more creative in the kitchen, need to replace your headphones or are simply planning ahead for birthdays, we've got you covered. An important caveat: These deals will be available exclusively to Amazon Prime members. It is called Prime Day, after all.

So you should think about signing up if you want to be in on the action when all the deals start rolling in. If it all sounds like too much of a commitment, you don't need to worry. You can easily sign up for a free 30-day trial that can be cancelled at any time, should your need for Amazon Prime end alongside Prime Day.

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The best Amazon Prime Day deals

If you can't wait until Prime Day to get your hands on some seriously good bargains, Amazon has a few early Prime Day deals worth snapping up now. All of these deals have been checked by our team, so you know they're products worth buying.

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Just GBP25 for the Echo Dot (4th Gen) (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

"Alexa, save me a fortune".

If you've always wanted a smart device but have yet to take the plunge, now is the best time to strike. For Prime Day, Amazon has slashed the price of the Echo Dot by 50%. Play music, control smart devices, set timers and get important updates simply by asking Alexa.

Buy now from Amazon

GBP40 off Echo Show 8 (2019) now GBP60 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Another cracking Amazon device deal here. A GBP40 saving on the Echo Show with smart features, video calling and more. Whether you want to catch up with friends, check the weather or send a message to other echo devices in your house, you can do it all with a crisp, 8in touchscreen display.

Hurry though, this is a limited-time deal. Buy now from Amazon

Save GBP50 on the Fire HD 8 Tablet (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Don't miss out on this excellent Prime Day deal. You can pick up a Fire HD 8 tablet with ads for just GBP40 right now.

Stream your favourite programmes, play games, video chat and ask Alexa those burning questions on the go, all for a bargain price. Buy now from Amazon

Mobile tech deals: Prime Day deals on smartphones, laptops, tablets and more

Google Pixel 4a now just GBP299 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

If you're quick, you can save GBP50 on the Google Pixel 4a. With a 5.8in screen, 6GB of internal storage and a 12MP rear camera, this is a fantastic little budget smartphone at great price.

Buy now from Amazon

SAVE GBP100 on the Apple MacBook Air (2020) with Apple M1 Chip (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

The beefy 2020 MacBook Air is Apple's newest lightweight laptop, and the first to be powered by Apple's own M1 chip. For a limited time, you can save an incredible GBP100 on the 256GB version, bringing the total to just GBP899. That's a top-notch discount on an amazing laptop, so take advantage of this deal before it's gone.

Buy now from Amazon

TV and audio deals: Prime Day deals on smart speakers, headphones and earbuds

Lowest-ever price on the 65in LG 65in NANO86 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Ordinarily this incredible 4K OLED smart gaming TV would set you back GBP899 but for a limited time during Prime Day, you can pick it up for just GBP649 - that's a whopping saving of GBP250. It's already a fantastic TV full-price, so this discount just makes a good thing even better. Buy now from Amazon

Echo Buds now GBP50 - save GBP70 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Pick up this fantastic deal on Amazon's Echo Buds now.

They're compatible with Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant, so whether you want to change your playlist or get a weather update, you can do it all hands-free. The Echo Buds offer up to five hours playback, with a 15-minute quick-charge option for two hours playback. Buy now from Amazon

Save over GBP100 on the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Our favourite Sony headphones are now heavily discounted for Prime Day.

For two days only, you can get the Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless, noise-cancelling headphones for just GBP198. These would ordinarily set you back as much as GBP300, so take advantage of this outrageous deal while you can. Buy now from Amazon

Home and kitchen deals: Prime Day deals on appliances, cleaning, alcohol and more

Ninja 3-in-1 food processor now GBP119 save an incredible GBP80 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Take advantage of this Prime Day deal now.

The Ninja 3-in-1 food processor with auto IQ is down to GBP119 for two days only. It comes with bundles of accessories and blades, meaning you can make everything from sauces and sides to cake batter and dough, all with one machine. There are five preset functions for common tasks like chopping and pureeing, as well as manual speeds and a pulse function for more complex dishes.

This is a great value food processor and one you'll want to keep on your counter for years to come. Buy now from Amazon

GBP137 off Eufy RoboVac 30C (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

One of our favourite robot vacuum cleaners is now down to GBP153 for Prime Day. Usually the Eufy 30C would set you back GBP290, so this is a cracking deal not to be missed.

Compatible with the Eufy app and Alexa, you can start, stop and even schedule cleaning around your home at the touch of a button. It was already a great budget robot vac, and is now even cheaper. So snap it up while you can.

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Philips Essential Air Fryer now GBP145 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Save GBP85 on this slick, XL air fryer from Philips. The digital touchscreen makes this idea for any modern kitchen and the large capacity is big enough to whip up three to four portions of food with ease. You can grill, bake, roast and air fry up to 200oC and it's also easy to clean with dishwasher safe parts.

Buy now from Amazon

NutriBullet 900W blender now just GBP60

(C) Provided by Expert Reviews If you're quick, you can pick up the NutriBullet 900W blender and smoothie maker for just GBP60. That's a tasty little saving of GBP20.

You get bundles of extra accessories with this version, and the 900W motor is powerful enough to blend tough ingredients like ice, kale and nuts in as little as 30 seconds. Buy now from Amazon

SAVE GBP60 on the Ring Spotlight Cam now GBP119 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

See, hear and speak to visitors on your device with this smart doorbell. You'll get a notification when movement is detected outside, so you can always keep on top of incoming parcels and visitors.

This wired version plugs into a standard socket, giving you unlimited power without the need for recharging. Buy now from Amazon

Just GBP65 for Philips Hue white and colour ambience starter set (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

If you want to upgrade your smart home setup, this starter set is ideal. It comes with a Hue Bridge, as well as one white and one colour bulb for complete light customisation.

Despite the high RRP stated, you're still getting a great deal here, as this starter set retails at around GBP100 on average at Amazon. Buy now from Amazon

Health and beauty deals: Prime Day deals on hairdryers, toothbrushes, fitness trackers and more

Toni&Guy Style Fix Straightener now GBP18 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

These cheap-as-chips straighteners are now even more affordable for a limited time at Amazon. They're a compact size, so perfect for hand luggage and trips away, but still come with a salon-length 1.8-metre cord.

Buy now from Amazon

Now GBP60: Panasonic Nanoe hair dryer with diffuser (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Right now, you can pick up one of our favourite hair dryers for less at Amazon. The Nanoe has been designed to dry more effectively and retain more moisture than standard dryers, leaving you with a smoother end result. This luxe rose gold version won't be on offer forever though, so pick it up while you can.

Buy now from Amazon

Console and gaming deals: Prime Day deals on Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox and more

Nintendo Switch Lite with Animal Crossing now GBP199 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Designed for handheld play, the Switch Lite is the ideal console for gaming on the go. Right now, you can pick it up in dashing Turquoise, with the ever-popular Animal Crossing game, for GBP199. That's a saving of GBP20 on this epic bundle.

Buy now from Currys

 

Amazon Prime Day 2021: Everything you need to know

How can I make the most of Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Once again, it's worth noting that Prime Day deals are available exclusively to Amazon Prime Members, so it's worth investing in membership - or the site's 30-day free trial -before the sales extravaganza kicks off. Once you've done that, you're all set - the deals are all there for the taking. But if you're still feeling a little bit overwhelmed, Expert Reviews is here to help.

We'll be giving you rundowns of all the best deals over the course of Prime Day 2021, so be sure to follow us on Twitter @expertreviews, while keeping an eye on our roundup of the best Prime deals on offer. Sign up for a FREE 30-day Prime membership trial

What is Amazon Prime Day?

In short, Amazon Prime Day is a one-or-two-day(s)-only shopping event. But, unlike Black Friday, it's exclusive to the online retailer Amazon and is reserved for those with an active Amazon Prime account.

As you'd expect from one of the largest retailers in the world, Amazon Prime Day is great for saving money on a massive range of goods - especially electronic items. Last year's Prime Day saw huge discounts on pretty much every product under the sun - just like Black Friday. If you loved Black Friday last year, making the most of Amazon Prime Day should be at the top of your priority list.

There are plenty of benefits to be had with Prime, including next-day delivery on an enormous range of products and access to the Prime Video library. You can also listen to your favourite tunes ad-free and on-demand with access to Prime Music's library of more than two million songs. Prime Day 2021 is finally here and there are literally thousands of deals to sink your teeth into.

But if the thought of wading through all those discounts gives you a case of deals fatigue, don't worry: our team is here to help. We've found the best Prime Day deals across a range of areas including audio, mobile, home, fitness and beauty and added them to our best Prime Day deals roundup below. All of the recommended deals are thoroughly checked and vetted by the Expert Reviews team.

So you can be sure that even if the product has a hugely inflated RRP, the discount is still top-notch and worth your time. With so many deals to choose from, our list is by far the quickest and easiest way to find some tasty discounts on big name products like Echo, Ninja, Apple, Sony and more. Whether you're pining for a new 50in TV, want to get more creative in the kitchen, need to replace your headphones or are simply planning ahead for birthdays, we've got you covered.

An important caveat: These deals will be available exclusively to Amazon Prime members. It is called Prime Day, after all. So you should think about signing up if you want to be in on the action when all the deals start rolling in.

If it all sounds like too much of a commitment, you don't need to worry. You can easily sign up for a free 30-day trial that can be cancelled at any time, should your need for Amazon Prime end alongside Prime Day. Check out the best Prime Day deals below.

Sign up for a FREE 30-day Prime trial

The best Amazon Prime Day deals

If you can't wait until Prime Day to get your hands on some seriously good bargains, Amazon has a few early Prime Day deals worth snapping up now. All of these deals have been checked by our team, so you know they're products worth buying.

Prime Day deals: Quick links

Amazon device deals: Prime Day deals on Kindle, Echo and more

Just GBP25 for the Echo Dot (4th Gen) (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

"Alexa, save me a fortune". If you've always wanted a smart device but have yet to take the plunge, now is the best time to strike.

For Prime Day, Amazon has slashed the price of the Echo Dot by 50%. Play music, control smart devices, set timers and get important updates simply by asking Alexa. Buy now from Amazon

GBP40 off Echo Show 8 (2019) now GBP60 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Another cracking Amazon device deal here.

A GBP40 saving on the Echo Show with smart features, video calling and more. Whether you want to catch up with friends, check the weather or send a message to other echo devices in your house, you can do it all with a crisp, 8in touchscreen display. Hurry though, this is a limited-time deal.

Buy now from Amazon

Save GBP50 on the Fire HD 8 Tablet (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Don't miss out on this excellent Prime Day deal. You can pick up a Fire HD 8 tablet with ads for just GBP40 right now. Stream your favourite programmes, play games, video chat and ask Alexa those burning questions on the go, all for a bargain price.

Buy now from Amazon

Mobile tech deals: Prime Day deals on smartphones, laptops, tablets and more

Google Pixel 4a now just GBP299 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

If you're quick, you can save GBP50 on the Google Pixel 4a. With a 5.8in screen, 6GB of internal storage and a 12MP rear camera, this is a fantastic little budget smartphone at great price. Buy now from Amazon

SAVE GBP100 on the Apple MacBook Air (2020) with Apple M1 Chip (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

The beefy 2020 MacBook Air is Apple's newest lightweight laptop, and the first to be powered by Apple's own M1 chip.

For a limited time, you can save an incredible GBP100 on the 256GB version, bringing the total to just GBP899. That's a top-notch discount on an amazing laptop, so take advantage of this deal before it's gone. Buy now from Amazon

TV and audio deals: Prime Day deals on smart speakers, headphones and earbuds

Lowest-ever price on the 65in LG 65in NANO86 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Ordinarily this incredible 4K OLED smart gaming TV would set you back GBP899 but for a limited time during Prime Day, you can pick it up for just GBP649 - that's a whopping saving of GBP250.

It's already a fantastic TV full-price, so this discount just makes a good thing even better. Buy now from Amazon

Echo Buds now GBP50 - save GBP70 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Pick up this fantastic deal on Amazon's Echo Buds now. They're compatible with Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant, so whether you want to change your playlist or get a weather update, you can do it all hands-free.

The Echo Buds offer up to five hours playback, with a 15-minute quick-charge option for two hours playback. Buy now from Amazon

Save over GBP100 on the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Our favourite Sony headphones are now heavily discounted for Prime Day. For two days only, you can get the Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless, noise-cancelling headphones for just GBP198.

These would ordinarily set you back as much as GBP300, so take advantage of this outrageous deal while you can. Buy now from Amazon

Home and kitchen deals: Prime Day deals on appliances, cleaning, alcohol and more

Philips Essential Air Fryer now GBP160

(C) Provided by Expert Reviews Save GBP70 on this slick, XL air fryer from Philips.

The digital touchscreen makes this idea for any modern kitchen and the large capacity is big enough to whip up three to four portions of food with ease. You can grill, bake, roast and air fry up to 200oC and it's also easy to clean with dishwasher safe parts. Buy now from Amazon

NutriBullet 900W blender now just GBP60

(C) Provided by Expert Reviews

If you're quick, you can pick up the NutriBullet 900W blender and smoothie maker for just GBP60. That's a tasty little saving of GBP20. You get bundles of extra accessories with this version, and the 900W motor is powerful enough to blend tough ingredients like ice, kale and nuts in as little as 30 seconds.

Buy now from Amazon

SAVE GBP60 on the Ring Spotlight Cam now GBP119 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

See, hear and speak to visitors on your device with this smart doorbell. You'll get a notification when movement is detected outside, so you can always keep on top of incoming parcels and visitors. This wired version plugs into a standard socket, giving you unlimited power without the need for recharging.

Buy now from Amazon

Just GBP80 for Philips Hue white and colour ambience starter set (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

If you want to upgrade your smart home setup, this starter set is ideal. It comes with a Hue Bridge, as well as one white and one colour bulb for complete light customisation. Despite the high RRP stated, you're still getting a great deal here, as this starter set retails at around GBP100 on average at Amazon.

Buy now from Amazon

Health and beauty deals: Prime Day deals on hairdryers, toothbrushes, fitness trackers and more

Toni&Guy Style Fix Straightener now GBP18 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

These cheap-as-chips straighteners are now even more affordable for a limited time at Amazon. They're a compact size, so perfect for hand luggage and trips away, but still come with a salon-length 1.8-metre cord. Buy now from Amazon

Now GBP51: Panasonic Nanoe hair dryer with diffuser (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Right now, you can pick up one of our favourite hair dryers for less at Amazon.

The Nanoe has been designed to dry more effectively and retain more moisture than standard dryers, leaving you with a smoother end result. This luxe rose gold version won't be on offer forever though, so pick it up while you can. Buy now from Amazon

Console and gaming deals: Prime Day deals on Nintendo Switch, PS5, Xbox and more

Nintendo Switch Lite with Animal Crossing now GBP199 (C) Provided by Expert Reviews

Designed for handheld play, the Switch Lite is the ideal console for gaming on the go.

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Amazon Prime Day 2021: Everything you need to know

How can I make the most of Amazon Prime Day 2021?

Once again, it's worth noting that Prime Day deals are available exclusively to Amazon Prime Members, so it's worth investing in membership - or the site's 30-day free trial -before the sales extravaganza kicks off.

Once again, it's worth noting that Prime Day deals are available exclusively to Amazon Prime Members, so it's worth investing in membership - or the site's 30-day free trial -before the sales extravaganza kicks off. Once you've done that, you're all set - the deals are all there for the taking. But if you're still feeling a little bit overwhelmed, Expert Reviews is here to help.

We'll be giving you rundowns of all the best deals over the course of Prime Day 2021, so be sure to follow us on Twitter @expertreviews, while keeping an eye on our roundup of the best Prime deals on offer. Sign up for a FREE 30-day Prime membership trial

What is Amazon Prime Day?

In short, Amazon Prime Day is a one-or-two-day(s)-only shopping event. But, unlike Black Friday, it's exclusive to the online retailer Amazon and is reserved for those with an active Amazon Prime account.

As you'd expect from one of the largest retailers in the world, Amazon Prime Day is great for saving money on a massive range of goods - especially electronic items. Last year's Prime Day saw huge discounts on pretty much every product under the sun - just like Black Friday. If you loved Black Friday last year, making the most of Amazon Prime Day should be at the top of your priority list.

There are plenty of benefits to be had with Prime, including next-day delivery on an enormous range of products and access to the Prime Video library.

You can also listen to your favourite tunes ad-free and on-demand with access to Prime Music's library of more than two million songs.

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Amazon Prime Day TV deals 2021: UK offers on LG, Samsung and Sony products

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Over the last year, even the most extroverted among us hung up their out-out wear in favour of cosier attire. Nights out on the town became Deliveroo and Netflix, while socialising with friends took a virtual twist. It was then that we all realised the limitations of our tech.

From our laptops unable to keep up with our busy WFH schedules, to our TVs not giving the latest binge-watching shows the HD that they deserved. No longer. Amazon Prime Day is fast approaching - taking place this year from June 21 to 22 - and there's truly no better time to upgrade your electronics.

The online retail giant always includes a stellar offering of TVs of every size that can be delivered directly to your home - no IRL struggles under the weight required. Whether you are looking for a model to suit your new home, create an at-home cinema vibe or to liven up the spare room, there are options ranging from 32" to over 65" for your viewing pleasure. The discounts are only available to Amazon Prime customers.

For those not in the know, membership entitles you to free next day delivery as well as a whole host of other perks including Amazon Video, tons of free e-books and Amazon Music. This could all be yours for GBP79 a year (around GBP6.58 a month), or if you prefer to pay monthly, it's GBP7.99. For the students among you, there's a discount to make it just GBP3.99 a month.

You could also maximise the 30-day free trial. If last year is anything to go by, deals come in many forms, from the one tagged on Amazon's best pick website banners, to lightning sales that last for a limited-time. Get them before they're gone.

See our edit below to shop the best deals this Amazon Prime Day TV. Shop by size.

ES BEST PICK OF TV DEALS

Philips Ambilight 58PUS8545/12 58-Inch LED TV

Bargain hunters everywhere, you're in for a treat. This epic TV is almost 30 per cent off.

It's complete with 4k, Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, HR 10+ and comes with Freeview Play and Alexa compatibility. Story continues

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Was: GBP749, now: GBP549

LG 55NANO866NA 55" 4K Ultra HD NanoCell Smart TV

Discount: 44%

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Upgrade your timeold TV with this model from LG. It has a 4k Ultra HD resolution, LED display technology and both HDMI and USB slots.

There is also the option to add a wall mount. It is available as part of the Amazon Prime Day sales with a discount of GBP440. Was: GBP999, now: GBP559

Sony BRAVIA KD49XH81 49-inch LED 4K Ultra HD (HDR - Smart TV

Discount: 34%

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With all the bells and whistles, this Sony Bravia model is sure to elevate your binge-watching.

It has a 4K X-Reality Pro display to make the image as crystal clear and lifelike as possible with vivid colour. The Dolby Vision and Audio gives a cinema immersive feel. It is available with a discount for GBP270.

Was: GBP799, now: GBP529

Panasonic TX-50HX800BZ 50 Inch 4K Multi HDR LED LCD Smart TV with Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Freeview Play

Discount: 34%

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As part of the Amazon Prime Day sale, you'll find this Panasonic TV that has been painted with the discount brush to be GBP270 less than the original RRP. It includes a 4k HDR display with Bright Panel Plus, Dolby Vision and Atmos and works with Alexa and Google Assistant. The same TV is also available in

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‘We’re back’: John Lewis pins hopes of revival on discount range amid Covid crisis

(C) Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Charlotte Ball/PA

John Lewis has lots of new money-spinning ideas these days from renting flats to selling home insurance and even landscaping gardens, but what about the old-fashioned way, by running its department stores well? In a highly critical note published this month an influential retail analyst Steve Dresser suggested that Britain's favourite department store chain was on a "burning platform" after finding one of its shops in a woeful state, trying to shift a bric-a-brac of old Christmas and Easter stock, including GBP60 candles in torn boxes and a GBP95 essential oil diffuser covered in grimy fingerprints. "Even if you can blame the lockdown how can you justify still trying to charge GBP16.50 for a chocolate Advent calendar in June?" asked Dresser who said management needed to "get out of the bubble and into stores".

John Lewis is losing its way, said Dresser, pointing to the "abject retailing" standards discovered on a tour of its relatively new store in Leeds. Although it was "just one store, it's one store too many", he said. They should "stick to the knitting" because "anything else takes the focus from the core business and that badly needs more time and expertise, not less".

The employee-owned group, which also owns Waitrose, tumbled to its first ever annual loss in 2020. The big shopping changes caused by the pandemic prompted it to close 16 of its 50 stores and commit to spending GBP800m to overhaul the remaining branches, as well as improve its website and shopping app. The crisis meant staff did not get a bonus for the first time in 67 years with one also unlikely this year.

Pippa Wicks, the former management consultant who took charge of John Lewis last summer, bats away the criticism and says John Lewis is actually getting its "mojo" back. She has visited 18 of its 34 stores in the past six weeks and said any problems were likely to have stemmed from a rapid turnaround when lockdown ended. "These stores shut on 22 December and opened again on the 12th of April and everybody had two and a half weeks to get ready," she explained. "In the stores I visited, the partners had done an absolutely extraordinary job."

Dresser also highlighted stock issues on its website, notably in areas suich as garden furniture at the moment. However, Wicks said all retailers were grappling with Covid stock shortages. "The availability issues we're seeing are industry-wide. I'm really, really proud of what our store partners have done to be in as good a shape as they are frankly."

When John Lewis's stores reopened in the spring, shoppers were greeted with new low-price brand, Anyday. The label, which spans 2,400 products from a GBP1 wooden spoon to a GBP530 wardrobe, replaces its cheapest own-brand merchandise with prices cut by an average 20%. A further 1,000 products are to be added, including clothing basics, to the Anyday range which is to be sold in Waitrose.

(C) Provided by The Guardian Promotional signage for the Anyday range, which spans over 2,400 products, at John Lewis department store, Oxford Street. Photograph: Martin Godwin/The Guardian

But Dresser was not impressed by Anyday either, describing the brand as "confusing" with prices that still looked high.

A pack of nine tealights costs GBP4, a sum which would buy three times as many in Ikea while the cheapest cot is GBP70 versus GBP40 in the rival store. "What problem is the brand solving?" asked Dresser. "Are people going to John Lewis to save money? No, they're going for an experience and to be looked after with quality product, with partners that care and shops that are moderately well presented and offer an element of idealism."

In John Lewis's gleaming flagship on Oxford Street in central London it is hard to miss Anyday due to the giant orange signs plastered all over the walls. The stencilled logo aims to reinforce its value credentials and for good measure the slogan promises "quality you'd expect at prices you wouldn't". John Lewis is agonising over how to replace its "never knowingly undersold" price promise.

Retail analysts argue the guarantee, which does not extend to online-only retailers, has become irrelevant given 60% of John Lewis's own business will soon be on the web. In this context the Anyday range is supposed to hark back to one of the company's original tenets of "offering value for money" and since its launch two months ago John Lewis has rung up GBP20m of sales.

(C) Photograph: Charlotte Ball/PA John Lewis's flagship store on Oxford Street, London. The retailer closed 16 of its 50 branches in a restructuring exercise amid the pandemic.

After a miserable year Wicks said Anyday, with its bright orange colour scheme, was bold and modern and had proved a hit with the customers. It would use the same approach to revamp its mid- and top-priced product ranges. "I'm not one for having dust under my feet when we're trying to take businesses forward."

Running his eye over the colourful displays of Anyday home furnishings in the Oxford Street store, GlobalData analyst Patrick O'Brien said it was tough to launch a value brand across so many different product areas.

(C) Provided by The Guardian A customer inspects one of the products from the Anyday range. The retailer says it wants to return to its original principles of 'offering value for money'.

Photograph: Martin Godwin/The Guardian

But with John Lewis under attack from cheaper high street and online brands ranging from Dunelm and Ikea to B&M it "had to do something" he says. "Austerity opened the door to discount retailing in the UK and these brands have since become mainstream, attracting middle-class shoppers, and this makes John Lewis vulnerable." O'Brien thought the store was in good order but with a GBP595 crystal chandelier twinkling from the store ceiling near a GBP30 budget lamp it had to be. "You are playing at a different level here. If you want to get people to spend this sort of money you have got to maintain a store to high standards.

"There is no sense of excitement but it is competent and safe, and for a certain shopper that is what they expect from John Lewis."

John Lewis has stopped publishing its weekly sales figures so followers of the company will have to wait until the autumn for an update.

Wicks sounds certain that, unlike Debenhams, John Lewis is not a doomed franchise. "I sound positive because trading is good," she says. "We're back and we're going to be joyful and bold."

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‘We’re back’: John Lewis pins hopes of revival on discount range amid Covid crisis

(C) Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Charlotte Ball/PA

John Lewis has lots of new money-spinning ideas these days from renting flats to selling home insurance and even landscaping gardens, but what about the old-fashioned way, by running its department stores well? In a highly critical note published this month an influential retail analyst Steve Dresser suggested that Britain's favourite department store chain was on a "burning platform" after finding one of its shops in a woeful state, trying to shift a bric-a-brac of old Christmas and Easter stock, including GBP60 candles in torn boxes and a GBP95 essential oil diffuser covered in grimy fingerprints. "Even if you can blame the lockdown how can you justify still trying to charge GBP16.50 for a chocolate Advent calendar in June?" asked Dresser who said management needed to "get out of the bubble and into stores".

John Lewis is losing its way, said Dresser, pointing to the "abject retailing" standards discovered on a tour of its relatively new store in Leeds. Although it was "just one store, it's one store too many", he said. They should "stick to the knitting" because "anything else takes the focus from the core business and that badly needs more time and expertise, not less".

The employee-owned group, which also owns Waitrose, tumbled to its first ever annual loss in 2020. The big shopping changes caused by the pandemic prompted it to close 16 of its 50 stores and commit to spending GBP800m to overhaul the remaining branches, as well as improve its website and shopping app. The crisis meant staff did not get a bonus for the first time in 67 years with one also unlikely this year.

Pippa Wicks, the former management consultant who took charge of John Lewis last summer, bats away the criticism and says John Lewis is actually getting its "mojo" back. She has visited 18 of its 34 stores in the past six weeks and said any problems were likely to have stemmed from a rapid turnaround when lockdown ended. "These stores shut on 22 December and opened again on the 12th of April and everybody had two and a half weeks to get ready," she explained. "In the stores I visited, the partners had done an absolutely extraordinary job."

Dresser also highlighted stock issues on its website, notably in areas suich as garden furniture at the moment. However, Wicks said all retailers were grappling with Covid stock shortages. "The availability issues we're seeing are industry-wide. I'm really, really proud of what our store partners have done to be in as good a shape as they are frankly."

When John Lewis's stores reopened in the spring, shoppers were greeted with new low-price brand, Anyday. The label, which spans 2,400 products from a GBP1 wooden spoon to a GBP530 wardrobe, replaces its cheapest own-brand merchandise with prices cut by an average 20%. A further 1,000 products are to be added, including clothing basics, to the Anyday range which is to be sold in Waitrose.

(C) Provided by The Guardian Promotional signage for the Anyday range, which spans over 2,400 products, at John Lewis department store, Oxford Street. Photograph: Martin Godwin/The Guardian

But Dresser was not impressed by Anyday either, describing the brand as "confusing" with prices that still looked high.

A pack of nine tealights costs GBP4, a sum which would buy three times as many in Ikea while the cheapest cot is GBP70 versus GBP40 in the rival store. "What problem is the brand solving?" asked Dresser. "Are people going to John Lewis to save money? No, they're going for an experience and to be looked after with quality product, with partners that care and shops that are moderately well presented and offer an element of idealism."

In John Lewis's gleaming flagship on Oxford Street in central London it is hard to miss Anyday due to the giant orange signs plastered all over the walls. The stencilled logo aims to reinforce its value credentials and for good measure the slogan promises "quality you'd expect at prices you wouldn't". John Lewis is agonising over how to replace its "never knowingly undersold" price promise.

Retail analysts argue the guarantee, which does not extend to online-only retailers, has become irrelevant given 60% of John Lewis's own business will soon be on the web. In this context the Anyday range is supposed to hark back to one of the company's original tenets of "offering value for money" and since its launch two months ago John Lewis has rung up GBP20m of sales.

(C) Photograph: Charlotte Ball/PA John Lewis's flagship store on Oxford Street, London. The retailer closed 16 of its 50 branches in a restructuring exercise amid the pandemic.

After a miserable year Wicks said Anyday, with its bright orange colour scheme, was bold and modern and had proved a hit with the customers. It would use the same approach to revamp its mid- and top-priced product ranges. "I'm not one for having dust under my feet when we're trying to take businesses forward."

Running his eye over the colourful displays of Anyday home furnishings in the Oxford Street store, GlobalData analyst Patrick O'Brien said it was tough to launch a value brand across so many different product areas.

(C) Provided by The Guardian A customer inspects one of the products from the Anyday range. The retailer says it wants to return to its original principles of 'offering value for money'.

Photograph: Martin Godwin/The Guardian

But with John Lewis under attack from cheaper high street and online brands ranging from Dunelm and Ikea to B&M it "had to do something" he says. "Austerity opened the door to discount retailing in the UK and these brands have since become mainstream, attracting middle-class shoppers, and this makes John Lewis vulnerable." O'Brien thought the store was in good order but with a GBP595 crystal chandelier twinkling from the store ceiling near a GBP30 budget lamp it had to be. "You are playing at a different level here. If you want to get people to spend this sort of money you have got to maintain a store to high standards.

"There is no sense of excitement but it is competent and safe, and for a certain shopper that is what they expect from John Lewis."

John Lewis has stopped publishing its weekly sales figures so followers of the company will have to wait until the autumn for an update.

Wicks sounds certain that, unlike Debenhams, John Lewis is not a doomed franchise. "I sound positive because trading is good," she says. "We're back and we're going to be joyful and bold."

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New homeware business is perfect for gifts (and here’s how to get a discount)

Shoppers looking to make their house more homey can now turn to a new interiors business in North Staffordshire. Chelsey Buckley's new venture, Array Homeware, offers a variety of items at affordable prices. The full-time dispatcher for ISS technical services started the business in February to keep herself busy during the coronavirus lockdown.

It has since reached customers in the UK and around the world. Most read: Swingers rate dogging sites of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire The 28-year-old, from Audley, said: "I wanted to bring really nice, affordable homeware.

I chose the name because I wanted to bring an 'array' of interiors. What I am doing is purchasing anywhere between one and six of each item so I can have a variety of different interiors. "I do homeware pieces for the kitchen and garden lanterns.

It's contemporary and modern, shabby chic and I also sell retro items. I wanted to offer a range of different vibes. More top stories

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Covid-denier and shopworker in slanging match over face mask Swingers rate dogging sites of Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire "I love my home and homeware.

I'm on Instagram and I see all these home accounts, it's a big industry. People love finding new things for their homes and I love seeing people's homes with different interiors and the way they arrange things. I like bringing people a bargain as well, there's nothing better.

"I started it to keep me sane during the pandemic. Money was a bit tight at the beginning of the lockdown, with my partner being furloughed. If I wanted anything new for the home, it had to be a bargain, so it forced me to kind of shop around.

And then I thought, if I can get myself these bargains, I can bring them for others too."

Chelsey Buckley with one of the striking items on sale at Array HomewareChelsey Buckley with one of the striking items on sale at Array Homeware

The prices on the website start at GBP4.50 and the most expensive item - a wicker tray table - is GBP37. Chelsey sources her stock from across the UK and hopes to open her own shop one day. "I've had loads of support, which is amazing," she added. "You don't even know these people, but this brings so many people together.

There's a lot of small businesses also showing support which is fantastic.

Chelsey Buckley sells the items through her online businessChelsey Buckley sells the items through her online business

"I didn't really have much faith in myself to begin with. I put out on Facebook if anybody would be interested in buying some items I found pictures of and they said they were, which gave me a bit of courage. "It makes me feel really good.

In time, I am hoping it would take off and the dream would be to have a little store. Not signed up to the newsletter? Try it outhere

Sign up now to receive it for freehere "I want to try and keep the prices as affordable as possible. I offer local delivery as well.

Within three miles of my home address, it's free. "I'm switching it quite often so, instead of ordering a palette of one item and being stuck with it, I want to be able to have new stock arriving weekly and change it all the time. I want to have something for everybody."

Customers can grab 10 per cent off their first order through the Array Homeware website.

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New homeware business is perfect for gifts (and here’s how to get a discount)

Shoppers looking to make their house more homey can now turn to a new interiors business in North Staffordshire. Chelsey Buckley's new venture, Array Homeware, offers a variety of items at affordable prices. The full-time dispatcher for ISS technical services started the business in February to keep herself busy during the coronavirus lockdown.

It has since reached customers in the UK and around the world. Top story - Live: Police tape off road in North Staffordshire The 28-year-old, from Audley, said: "I wanted to bring really nice, affordable homeware.

I chose the name because I wanted to bring an 'array' of interiors. What I am doing is purchasing anywhere between one and six of each item so I can have a variety of different interiors. "I do homeware pieces for the kitchen and garden lanterns.

It's contemporary and modern, shabby chic and I also sell retro items. I wanted to offer a range of different vibes. More top stories

Morrisons under fire over response to collapsed man - after girl, 15, calls 999 'I'm so proud' - Quick-thinking daughters raise the alarm after mum's epileptic fit We tried to do a weekly shop at Aldi for just GBP10 - here's how we got on

Covid-denier and shopworker in slanging match over face mask "I love my home and homeware. I'm on Instagram and I see all these home accounts, it's a big industry.

People love finding new things for their homes and I love seeing people's homes with different interiors and the way they arrange things. I like bringing people a bargain as well, there's nothing better. "I started it to keep me sane during the pandemic.

Money was a bit tight at the beginning of the lockdown, with my partner being furloughed. If I wanted anything new for the home, it had to be a bargain, so it forced me to kind of shop around. And then I thought, if I can get myself these bargains, I can bring them for others too."

Chelsey Buckley with one of the striking items on sale at Array HomewareChelsey Buckley with one of the striking items on sale at Array Homeware

The prices on the website start at GBP4.50 and the most expensive item - a wicker tray table - is GBP37.

Chelsey sources her stock from across the UK and hopes to open her own shop one day. "I've had loads of support, which is amazing," she added. "You don't even know these people, but this brings so many people together. There's a lot of small businesses also showing support which is fantastic.

Chelsey Buckley sells the items through her online businessChelsey Buckley sells the items through her online business

"I didn't really have much faith in myself to begin with.

I put out on Facebook if anybody would be interested in buying some items I found pictures of and they said they were, which gave me a bit of courage. "It makes me feel really good. In time, I am hoping it would take off and the dream would be to have a little store.

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"I want to try and keep the prices as affordable as possible. I offer local delivery as well. Within three miles of my home address, it's free.

"I'm switching it quite often so, instead of ordering a palette of one item and being stuck with it, I want to be able to have new stock arriving weekly and change it all the time.

I want to have something for everybody."

Customers can grab 10 per cent off their first order through the Array Homeware website.

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Travelodge deals and discount codes including top tips for finding a cheap room

Travelodge can be the ideal solution for Brits looking for a cheap hotel for UK holidays. The rooms have the basics you need for a comfortable stay, kids can sleep for free (and there are meal deals too), and there are over 500 hotels to choose from so it's ideal whether you're looking for a city break or seaside retreat. Then there are the hotel's sales and discounts throughout the year which offer ample opportunity to bag a bargain.

For example, they often release rooms for GBP29 a night, which works out at just GBP7.25pp for a family of four sharing a room (based on two adults, two children). To help you find a cheap break, we've searched out all the Travelodge deals you need to know, including insider tips for nabbing the best value fares. Check out our guide below...

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Travelodge's latest sale

The budget hotel chain currently has a deal on city breaks - for stays of five nights or more in London, Cardiff or Edinburgh you'll get the cheapest night for FREE.

You'll need to book by 5pm on August 2020. The offer is valid for stays until January 31, 2022. You can see the full list of participating hotels and book online on travelodge.co.uk/hotel-deals.

Top Travelodge deals

  • Save up to 30 per cent by booking early: Book a Saver rate room up to 60 days in advance and you could save up to 30% compared to booking on the day. Click here to book your stay.

  • Unlimited breakfast for under GBP10: The chain offers an unlimited breakfast menu for just GBP8.25, or a lighter breakfast for GBP5.95.

    There's great news for families too, as for each paying adult, two children eat for free!

  • Travelodge's Student Discount: Students can save 5% on a Travelodge room when you book online. The deal is available on all hotels (including flexible and saver rates). You'll need to sign up to Student Beans to get the discount code.

    Choose a GBP29 room in advance and combine with the code for a cheap stay.

  • Business traveller discounts: The hotel chain has a number of benefits for business travellers, including 5% off select bookings and exclusive membership for companies who join their scheme. Perks include room allocation on quieter floors and even access to an optional business account card.

  • Mirror Discounts: You can find plenty of Travelodge discount codes here with early bird offers, last minute deals and extra savings.

It's worth keeping eye out for deals which also include the hotel chain's SuperRooms or its new Travelodge Plus hotels.

How to find GBP29 rooms with Travelodge

Travelodge has thousands of rooms for GBP29 across the UK throughout the year, but the brand has shared some secrets to finding the cheap rates even when there isn't a sale...

  • Book directly with Travelodge, as you'll always find the lowest prices on their website.
  • Plan in advance as the best value rooms go early. You can book up to 325 days in advance so the further ahead you book, the more likely you are to find the cheapest rooms.
  • Consider avoiding weekends.

    Most GBP29 rooms are available Sunday - Thursday, whilst you can find them at the weekend, they'll be snapped up quick so book early to avoid disappointment.

  • Consider the location you're after. For example, there are GBP29 rooms across the UK while in London rooms start from GBP49.
  • Sign up to the Travelodge newsletter so you can hear about offers and promotions first.

Travelodge discount codes

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Websites such as Groupon, Vouchercodes.co.uk or Mirror Discounts can be good sources if you're looking to save extra money on your bookings, with everything from early bird offers to discounts on specific hotel locations included. To give you a taste here are some of the deals that caught our attention...

You may also want to consider cashback sites; these essentially give you money back for going on your staycation! A number of cashback sites offer deals on Travelodge bookings, essentially meaning you get back money back for having a good time, it's a no brainer - plus they're free. For example, TopCashback's deal earns you 5% on UK bookings.

Looking for more deals?

You may want to bookmark our Holiday Deals page which we regularly update with the latest sales and discounts we find.

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