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Shop like TV faves Gavin and Stacey and bag yourself a bargain this Christmas

WHAT’S occurin’, Savers? The Gavin & Stacey Christmas special, of course.

The TV event of the year arrives on Christmas Day, so it’s time to get in the mood with our show-themed guide to savvy shopping.

‘CELEBRATE, ALRIGHT?’ Like Nessa, you might want to gift everyone a single Celebrations chocolate this year (or just stock up ahead of Christmas Day).

But you need to head to Morrisons where they are £4. They are £5 at Tesco.

If, like me, you need to refill the tin over the holiday, grab a 400g bag at the same time for £2.50, down from £4. SAVING: at least £1

BRYN THERE, DONE THAT: It’s bad news for fans of mint-flavoured Baileys, who include Uncle Bryn.

The liqueur is no longer available. But Baileys have a minty recipe you can make using the original.

Add one part creme de menthe, one part vodka and one part Baileys Original, £12 for one litre at Asda (cheaper than the £20 price at Sainsbury’s) and shake over ice.

Tesco has an orange truffle version, currently on offer for £12, usually £20. SAVING: Up to £8 on Baileys

TAKING THE MICK: Let’s not compare oven burns this Crimbo. Make sure you have a decent oven mitt, like Mick.

I love the Wilko Colour Play oven glove in black for £4.

It is machine-washable and is far cheaper than a similar version sold at John Lewis for £18. SAVING: £14

SING WHEN YOU'RE BRYN-ING: Fancy a good old croon? Make like Bryn and stick on a bit of James Blunt.

If you prefer a CD to digital download (or your car has a CD player) head to where you can nab the Back To Bedlam album for £2.49 with free delivery - the record still costs £6.99, plus postage, at SAVING: at least £4.50

WE DON'T NESS ABOUT: Nessa loves a pint . . . of wine.

You can have a similarly sizeable sip by heading to, where a 750ml wine glass is £4.99, down from £7.99. SAVING: £3

Deal of the day

GO to Venice for two nights, with return flights, from £69pp when you book with Wowcher. Usually £156.82.

SAVE: £87.82

Cheap treat

A PACKET of Oreos at Asda has been crunched down to just 50p, instead of the usual price of 99p.

SAVE: 49p

My Sun Savers fiver

SHIRLEY TARCZANYN, from Edinburgh, says: “I put £50 from my Sun Savers fivers towards three pairs of designer sandals in the sales for wearing next summer.”

Top swap

THE New Look party shoes, above, are £20.99 – but you can get the super-glam pair, below, at for just £14.

SAVE: £6.99

Reader's saving tip

VALERIE HENDRY, from Bedford, says: “To cheaply unblock a sink, pour a cup of soda crystals down the plug hole, then the same amount of white vinegar. Leave for half an hour and wash away with boiling water.”

Shop & save

PICK up two share bags of Co-op Irresistible crisps for just £2. Flavours Include cheddar and red onion and lightly sea salted.
SAVE: £1.40

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GET up to 40 per cent off Christmas gifts at River Island.

Holidays from £9.50 are BACK!

HOLIDAYS From £9.50 are returning in the New Year as we mark three decades of sending the great British public on fantastic bargain getaways.

The Sun is the nation’s biggest provider of short breaks, which have been enjoyed by more than 55million people since 1990.

Starting on January 4, you can choose from 309 holiday parks to visit across the UK and Europe.

Fancy ticking off some new countries in Europe or visiting some areas of the UK you have never been to before?

If so, our holidays are the perfect base to explore. Try Cornwall, Devon, East Anglia — or venture abroad to France, Spain or Croatia.

Look out for our special eight-page travel special with Travel Editor Lisa Minot. There is lots of inspiration and details on the amazing attractions near our holiday parks.

With breaks available from March all the way through to November, you will have a wide range of dates to choose from.

Book either a three-night weekend break — or for those who can go Monday to Friday, take advantage of our midweek offer of four nights for the price of three.

Booking your holiday could not be easier.

All you need to do is collect TEN tokens, codewords or Sun Savers codes from the 25 that will be printed daily inside your newspaper from Saturday, January 4.

The best holidays go quickly. Make sure you pick up the paper on the first Saturday of January so you can start collecting — and are ready to pick the top breaks when booking!

Your paper could be worth £50,000

Every month YOU could win the super cash giveaway in our Sun Raffle just for reading this paper.

Entering could not be easier – simply download the Sun Savers app or sign up at

Then, opt in to each month’s Sun Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the codes printed daily inside the paper – scanning in the app or entering online.

With every code you enter you will earn a Raffle ticket into that month’s £50,000 Raffle.

There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect per month, so make sure to enter as many codes as you can to give yourself the best chance of winning. Remember, you have got to be in it to win it.

Not already a Sun Savers member? Join Sun Savers today.

It only takes a minute to sign up – just search “Sun Savers” in the app store and then download the app, or head to To get started, all you need to do is enter a few details.

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Fancy a free fiver?

YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.

Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.

Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have ­collected 28.

This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.

For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver.

So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.

We are keeping it super-simple.

You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.

Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at

To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.

With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.

TO JOIN: Don’t worry, folks — joining takes just 30 seconds, in three steps.

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