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Hot Deals on Festive Fashion and Beauty Buys
13th December 2011 Last updated 11:12

Hot Deals on Festive Fashion and Beauty Buys

With the holiday season upon us once again, there’s little doubt you’ll be frantically buying last minute gifts while swooping through the aisles trying to find a perfect frock for the Christmas do. Well fear not, with a great range of deals on offer there’s plenty of party pieces and stocking fillers that will save you money while keeping you and your loved ones looking your best.

Virgin Media's Nifty £50 Off Deal
12th May 2011 Last updated 23:42

Virgin Media's Nifty £50 Off Deal

Virgin Media has announced today that they’re offering £50 off for anyone signing up online for any of its broadband, TV or phone packages. On top of this £50 off deal Virgin is also throwing in free installation on their triple bundles so if you are looking for a combined package of broadband, digital TV and calls you’re looking at a genuine saving of at least £90 right off the bat. Virgin Triple Deals Virgin triple bundles start at just £20 a month.

How to choose the perfect Valentine’s Day bouquet
21st January 2011 Last updated 16:20

How to choose the perfect Valentine’s Day bouquet

Valentine’s Day can be a minefield. We all know it, no one likes to admit, but it is a fact. And we men don’t do ourselves any favours. We leave things to the last possible minute and tend not to give gifts as much thought as perhaps we should. I know, I’m tarring us all with the same brush here but be honest, am I wrong? A rose by any other name...

The VAT Rate Increase - What You Need To Know
4th January 2011 Last updated 15:23

The VAT Rate Increase - What You Need To Know

Today sees the VAT rate on most goods increasing from 17.5% to 20%. The coalition government has introduced the new higher rate in an attempt to address the UK’s budget deficit. To say that this has not been a popular move amongst both retailers and consumers would be something of an understatement. This VAT increase is not going to lead to Armageddon in the retail sector, as the more annoying newspapers would have you believe.

Last Ordering Dates For Christmas 2010 - Updated 17/12/2010
10th December 2010 Last updated 11:13

Last Ordering Dates For Christmas 2010 - Updated 17/12/2010

Amazon Argos Debenhams John Lewis Tesco Direct Play.com Marks and Spencer Woolworths With just two weeks to go until Christmas 2010 it’s time for the women out there to start seriously thinking about getting those last minute essentials ordered while the men will soon be making a typically belated start on their Christmas shopping.

Top Gadget Gifts For Him For Christmas 2010
9th November 2010 Last updated 11:45

Top Gadget Gifts For Him For Christmas 2010

With Christmas 2010 less than 7 weeks away it’s time to order that must-have gift for the man in your life. Tablet PCs Topping the list of top gifts for him this year is the iPad. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 7 months an iPad is a tablet PC from Apple, the tech giants that previously revolutionised the mobile with the iPhone and, prior to that, turned the portable music player market on its head with their iPod range.

Nintendo GoldenEye: The Evolution Of A Modern Gaming Classic
4th November 2010 Last updated 13:57

Nintendo GoldenEye: The Evolution Of A Modern Gaming Classic

It has been almost exactly 15 years since the 17th James Bond film, GoldenEye, took its bow in cinemas. Following a hiatus of six years caused by now legendary studio wranglings and rights disputes the film, directed by Martin Campbell and starring new Bond Pierce Brosnan, was a critical and commercial smash. Here was a Bond that was fun yet serious, and the public lapped it up.

Bargain Toys For Christmas 2010 From Hot Deals
1st November 2010 Last updated 15:05

Bargain Toys For Christmas 2010 From Hot Deals

Halloween is out of the way and the clocks have gone back. All eyes are now on Christmas. In years past many parents have found themselves pulling their hair out to try to find that must-have toy for the kids. At Hot Deals we want to help take the stress out of Christmas – and save you some serious money along the way. The Toy Retailers' Association recently published its list of what they are expecting to be the must-have toys for Christmas 2010.

Digital TV Packages, Deals & Offers
27th September 2010 Last updated 14:31

Digital TV Packages, Deals & Offers

With digital TV you get a world of benefits including a massive choice of channels (many of them free), +1 channels (like E4+1) that give you a second chance to catch your favourite programmes in the event of any clashes and the ability to pause, rewind and record your favourite programmes with a digital TV recorder.

Back to School for August 2010
1st September 2010 Last updated 10:35

Back to School for August 2010

After an uncharacteristically 'sunny' British summer the time has come once again to turn our attention to the beginning of another school year. Preparing to send the little ones off to school can be a daunting undertaking – not least for those sending a child off to school for the very first time. From uniforms to gadgets to the humble lunchbox there is a bewildering amount of things to remember.