Wednesday, 21 December 2011

National Lottery to Create 25 Millionaires

On Friday 23rd December, 25 people will be made millionaires by the National Lottery! If that wasn't enough, the EuroMillions jackpot is an estimated whopping £25 million! You've got to buy a lottery ticket to have a chance of ending 2011 in a very special way!

Cheap Broadband from Plusnet

If you are looking for a cheap broadband provider, then note that Plusnet is launching a 12 months half price broadband offer for their Value broadband packages (with Evening & Weekend calls or Anytime Calls). The offer starts tomorrow, Thursday 22nd December, and is available until 14th February.

For broadband packages from other providers, see Best UK Broadband.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Amazon Launches January Deals before Christmas

Few online shops can rival Amazon for excellent deals, and this Christmas they are already offering January Deals ... which means you can pick up Christmas gifts at January Sales prices!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Get the Right Equipment to Enjoy Your Hiking Holiday

If you’ve booked a country cottage for the break over Christmas and New Year, it’s likely that you’ll have picked an idyllic location and be planning to do some hiking and walking while you’re there.

Sunny winter days can make for perfect hiking conditions – and often holiday cottages are located within easy access of different trails and paths. If you’ve chosen somewhere mountainous, you could do some of the lower slopes safely - as long as you’re well-prepared. Being prepared means telling people where you’re headed, what route you’re taking and how long you intend being out. This way, if you get into any difficulty or get lost, then at least people will know when to start looking for you, and when.

You should also take plenty of water to keep you hydrated and some hi-energy food and snacks to give your body extra fuel en route. Supplies like this will be a godsend if you do get stranded.

Of course, the other thing to do is dress for the occasion. Make sure you wear base layers that will provide you with warmth for your body core – thermals and snug fitting garments that allow your skin to breathe are ideal. You’ll also need middle layers to provide insulation and warmth, and in winter it’s a good idea to have two middle layer garments, so you can peel one off if you get too hot as you’re walking along. On the top, wear a shell layer as protection from the wind and rain should the weather change while you’re out. North Face jackets are ideal for hiking and walking, as they allow you freedom of movement, offer protection from the elements and allow body heat to escape, too.

Depending on the kind of terrain you’re going to cover, you might also look at buying some crampons. These are devices to provide traction for walking on snow and ice. They can attach to your footwear in three ways – step-in, hybrid and strap bindings.

Don’t forget other essentials like gloves and a hat, and you’ll be all set to go and explore!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

John Lewis Price Match Now On

John Lewis is currently running a Price Match, which lasts until midnight Sunday 11th December. You'll find hundreds of reduced prices across home and fashion items, including jewellery, ladies watches, men's jackets and coats, men's watches, tableware, home fragrance and more.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Choose Your Hiking Gear with Care

When you’re going out hiking or jogging in the winter, it’s really important to make sure you have the right gear. One of the biggest risks for hikers is that they might leave themselves open to suffering from exposure in extreme weather.

Probably the most important thing to remember is that you’ll need to wear a number of layers. The science behind wearing layers is simple. The base layer keeps your skin dry, so makes you comfortable. The mid layer is sometimes called the insulating layer, and does just that. It keeps you warm. Finally, the shell layer - or outer layer, protects you from the wind and rain.

It’s important to adapt the layers you wear to the exercise you are doing. For example, if you’re jogging and the weather is dry, then it’s usually not necessary to wear a shell layer. As you build up a sweat, the shell layer would only serve to trap the moisture and you won’t be able to feel dry. Instead, you can adjust the warm layers so that you remain warm enough.

During the winter, you might want to ensure that your layers include thermals, as they help to provide insulation while allowing any moisture to escape. It’s important to make sure that your muscles are kept warm enough when you’re exercising.

If you’re hiking in a remote place, there are also some safety rules to bear in mind. Make sure that you tell someone where you’re going and the route you’ve planned, so that if you do get lost, people will know where and when to look for you. Check the weather forecast before you set out, and don’t head out unless weather conditions are good. In any case, make sure that you have emergency supplies of high energy snacks and drinks with you, just in case you get stranded for any length of time.

See also this men's thermal underwear page at

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

John Lewis Competition to Win Prizes Including an iPad 2

John Lewis has a new competition running on its website for the next few days. All you have to do is guess what gift the children are talking about for your chance to win great prizes, including a final prize of an iPad 2!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Cheapest iPhone 4S 64GB Deals from Three

Whilst they decided to call it the iPhone 4S rather than the iPhone 5S, Apple's new phone is still a major upgrade, and you can get some great deals on the iPhone 4S 64GB in white from Three. There's a new dual-core A5 chip, offering superfast performance and excellent mobile gaming, a new 8MP camera which has a new lens and image processing features, a new digital assistant called Siri which embraces voice commands for phone functionality and lets you dictate stuff into the phone. If the voice recognition works well, dictation will be a major productivity boost for busy individuals, as you can talk so much faster than you can type (especially on a fiddly smartphone keyboard).

Click to View Deals - iPhone 4S from Three Mobile You may be asking yourself "Which iPhone 4S should I get?". If you are a power user that is going to shoot a lot of HD video, then you quickly use up storage space, so the 64GB iPhone 4S in white from Three will be a sensible choice. If you go for the 64GB model, you'll also have plenty of space for your music and photos, and the photos are going to take up more room now that the iPhone has an 8MP camera.

When looking for a cheap iPhone 4S 64GB deal from Three, then two deals get our attention. The deal offering the cheapest monthly payment, at £30 a month, is the Text 300 deal. After paying an initial £309 for the 64GB handset, the contract then offers 300 cross network minutes, 5000 texts and 500MB of internet. If you need unlimited monthly data because you use mobile internet a lot, you'll want to take a look at the iPhone 4S on the One Plan. There are two versions of the One Plan. The one offering the cheapest monthly cost of £35 a month has a £279 handset cost and then gives you 2000 minutes, 5000 texts and that all-important unlimited internet.

Check out this deal from Three and enjoy the latest and greatest Apple iPhone.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

New Cher Lloyd Single has 30th October 2011 Release Date

If you are a big fan of urban pop starlet Cher Lloyd, you'll want to pencil 30th October 2011 into your diary, as that's when her new single With Ur Love gets its UK release. Miss Lloyd has been busy doing radio promotion for her new single, and has a lot to live up to after the success of Swagger Jagger. She was on Radio One this morning doing an interview with Vernon Kay, and you will be able to listen again over at the BBC website.

Cher Lloyd With Ur Love Single - Click to buy from Amazon

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Mary Portas for House of Fraser

Queen of Retail Mary Portas has started a new clothing concession at House of Fraser. You can follow her progress by watching Channel 4's Mary Queen of Frocks series. Mary feels that the over 40s women's clothing sector is an important sector that is not well catered for, so has launched her "Mary & House of Fraser" range to address this gap in the market. Pictured below is what Mary feels is the best dress in her collection, which she calls the No-Brainer dress, we guess because she feels it's so versatile it doesn't take much thinking to create a great outfit from it. You can check out the whole range for yourself at House of Fraser.

Mary Portas No-Brainer Purple Shift Dress

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Vodafone Promotional Code Listings

When shopping online, you always want to get the best deal possible. You'll notice that at many online shops, the checkout has a promotional code field where you can enter a code and save a bit more money. We have a partner site where you can find a Vodafone promotional code, so check it out if you are thinking of buying something from this top mobile p retailer.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Cheap Mobile Broadband from T-Mobile

If you're looking for cheap mobile broadband, then note that T-Mobile Broadband has just halved the price of it's PAYG modem, from £19.99 to £9.99.

Friday, 2 September 2011

O2 Mobile Broadband Products

If you are looking to get mobile broadband for your laptop when you are on your travels, then O2 mobile broadband has PAYG or contracts on offer. To see what performance levels you can expect, check out this O2 mobile broadband review from 2010. Future mobile broadband standards may bring a time when mobile broadband can compete with home broadband performance, but for now we'd say if you like to download a lot each month and need rock solid video streaming performance, then you'll still need to keep your home broadband. However, mobile broadband is great for light browsing and checking e-mails on the go, and tends to work best in built-up areas where a 3G signal is available.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Latest SIM Only Tarriffs from Vodafone

Here are the latest SIM Only Tariffs from Vodafone, ideal for getting better value calling from your existing mobile handset:

900 minutes, 3000 texts and 500MB mobile internet, 750MB BT Openzone Wi-Fi plus 100 pic/video messages £20.50 per month

300 minutes and 3000 texts £10.50 per month

300 minutes, 3000 texts, 250MB mobile internet and 750MB BT Openzone Wi-Fi £15.50 per month

300 minutes and unlimited texts £10.00 per month

300 minutes, unlimited texts, 500MB mobile internet and 1GB BT Openzone Wi-Fi £15.00 per month

300 minutes and 3000 texts, 100MB mobile internet and 750MB BT Openzone Wi-Fi £13.00 per month

900 minutes, 3000 texts and 500MB mobile internet, 750MB BT Openzone Wi-Fi plus free 0800 calls £20.50 per month

600 minutes, 3000 texts plus free 0800 calls £15.50 per month

100 minutes and 500 texts £10.50 per month

Visit Vodafone to check out these SIM Only deals.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Top Selling Mobile Phones at O2

Here's a quick link to a list of the top selling mobiles from O2.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Large Size Shoes for Men are Now Easy to Find

If you are a big man who has big feet, we're sure that finding shoes that fit on the High Street can be a nightmare. Fortunately, the internet can really excel at making available niche clothing items such as this, and you can visit this large size mens shoes page to find online shoe shops that specialise in this area. At last, buying big men's shoes won't be the ordeal it usually is, and you'll find plenty of styles, from loafers to work boots to trainers, and many top brands too ... but the best thing is ... there's a good chance they'll have your size, even if you are a size 14 or a size 16!

Large size shoes for men

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Find Summer Dresses Online

As we write this blog post, it's pouring outside, and has been all day, but we're reasonably confident that at some stage the summer sunshine will be back, and when it is, you'll want to make sure you look your best. If you visit this summer dresses page, you'll find many of the best summer dress shops where you can buy a huge variety of dresses, including bandeau dresses, shift dresses and maxi dresses. This season floral prints, tribal prints and bright colours are in. Rejuvenating your summer dress collection will help make your summer special, and there's plenty to look forward to including festivals such as Glastonbury, T in the Park and V Festival, sporting events like Wimbledon and the Henley Regatta, and then visits to the beach, either in the UK or on holidays abroad. Summer dresses aren't expensive, so a few new items can be had for relatively modest outlay and should help cheer you up and enjoy summer 2011!

Summer dresses from Very

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Buy 3 Get 1 Free at Charles Tyrwitt Shirts

You can currently find a buy 3 get 1 free offer at Charles Tyrwitt Shirts. You'll get the cheapest shirt free of the 4 you add to the basket. Visit Charles Tyrwitt now and view their fantastic summer collection.

For other shirt retailers, try our mens shirts site.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Motorola Atrix Now Available

After facing stiff competition in the mobile phones market from the likes of HTC, Apple and Samsung, Motorola has hit back with the launch of its new Atrix smartphone. This handset has a powerful dual-core processor and a high capacity battery to give long battery life. See this Motorola Atrix deals page if you want to get one.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Console Deals from Game

Leading retailer Game is pleased to announce the return of their Killer Console Deals!

- XBox 360, 250 Gb Console £159.99, Save £44.00
- XBox 360, 250 Gb Console with Kinect & Kinect Adventures £219.99, Save £80.00
- Sony PlayStation 3 Slim, 160 Gb Console £199.99, Save £50.00

As well as these great deals on consoles, customers can get great discounts on accessories too.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

New Designer Swimwear Now at Myla

You'll find a new range of designer swimwear at Myla. The range includes glamourous one-piece swimsuits like Garnet, with its dramatic cut out back detail, as well as ultra flattering bikinis like the 1950’s pin-up look Azure. Furthermore, find luxurious beach cover-ups, like the Bluebird Kaftan finished with ivory bead detailing and the luxe Caleche Beach dress finished with gold sequin and bead embellishment.


For other swimsuit retailers, please visit our women's swimsuit site.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Video Game Deals from Game

Leading games retailer Game has launched a handy page where you can see all their gaming deals in one place.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Facebook Phone Coming from HTC

Phone wizards HTC will shortly be launching a Facebook phone in the UK. Expected in May 2011, the HTC ChaCha has such things as a Facebook button for one-touch uploads, and a full physical QWERTY keyboard to allow easy typing. If you want to see which phone shops will stock the phone, see our best HTC ChaCha deals page.

Best HTC ChaCha Deals

Saturday, 5 March 2011

iPad Reductions at Comet

With the forthcoming UK release of the iPad 2 at the end of March, Comet are offering reductions on the current iPad models, so if you want an iPad bargain, this could be a good option.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Finding Ball Gowns Online

It's not that easy to find ball gowns online, but our ball gowns site has a few suggestions. If ordering online, it's best to order well in advance of your big night out so that you can make sure your ball gown fits perfectly.

Ball gown

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Improve Your Fitness with a Power Plate Machine

Getting fit can be hard work, but if you want to make it a bit more fun and get results more quickly then why not try a Power Plate machine, available from John Lewis.

Buy Reebok EasyTone Trainers from John Lewis

You can now find a range of Reebok EasyTone Trainers for both men and women at John Lewis.

John Lewis Clearance Sale Ends 16th Jan

Don't forget that the John Lewis Clearance Sale ends on 16th January 2011 if you want to benefit from savings of up to 70%.

Shearings Holidays New Year Sale Now On

If you like to snap up a holiday bargain, then Shearings Holidays has just launched their 2011 Summer holiday campaign with a guaranteed 10% off ALL holiday bookings. Take a look now to see what you can save.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Expedia Winter Sale Now On

The Expedia Winter Sale is now on, and you can find savings on hotels and package holidays until 14th Feb 2011, for travel dates up to 30th April 2011.