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Cheap chocs and Asda warning: this week's deals and discounts

Some stores have already discounted their tins of chocolates. Getty Images

There’s a great bunch of money-saving deals and discounts for you to grab this week, including cheap chocs, cut-price flights, and a warning for Asda Price Guarantee voucher-holders.

But don’t forget, a bargain is only a good deal if you were planning to splash out on it anyway.

Stock-up on chocs for Halloween and Christmas

There are lots of offers for chocolate at the moment with retailers getting ready for Halloween and Christmas.

Keen-eyed bargain hunters at UKHotDeals spotted tins of Celebrations (650g), Quality Street (720g), and Roses (660g) for £4.00 at Asda.

Meanwhile at Morrisons you can buy two tins of the same chocs for £8 until Tuesday 11 September.

Are your old notes worth anything?

Do you remember the pre-plastic banknotes? The old-style paper fiver was withdrawn in 2017 and the old tenner in March this year.

Yet there are still almost 250 million paper notes out there, according to the Bank of England.

While you can’t use them anymore in shops, you can cash then in. There’s a useful guide on MoneySavingExpert that explains how.

Half-price North Wales stay

You can save up to 51% on a two-night stay at The Lion Hotel, Criccieth on the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales.

The deal costs £98 and includes two nights’ accommodation in a double or twin room, with full Welsh breakfast, for two. Full details at Travelzoo.

Lidl baby and toddler sale

Lidl has launched a baby and toddler sale. Getty Images

Discount chain Lidl has a baby and toddler event until next Wednesday 12 September, with offers on clothes, pushchairs, bottles, gadgets, cots and furniture.

It includes discounts on products from the likes of Tommee Tippee and Fisher-Price. But don’t bother trying to snap up a margin at the store’s online shop, the offers are only available in stores.

Students can save 10% on groceries

A reminder to students heading off to Uni this month that they can use their NUS extra card to get 10% off groceries at the Co-op. Information about NUS extra is available here.

Extra £100 off British Airways Sale flights

British Airways has cut another £100 off its September Sale of worldwide flights and holidays.

The extra £100 saving ends at midnight on Tuesday 11 September – while the sale ends on 25 September. You can see all the offers here.

Return flights to Orlando for less than £300

There’s a lot of fun to be had in Orlando, and it’s cheaper than ever to get there. Getty Images

WOW air has launched cheap flights to Orlando from £129.99 each way. The fares are available on the WOW air website but the prices don’t include baggage fees.

There’s also a massive drawback in that the flights include a stopover in Reykjavik. That means the normal nine hour flight to Orlando takes around 14 hours with the WOW deal.

Tip of the week

Do you have coupons from the Asda Price Guarantee? You need to use them soon, or lose them.

The supermarket giant is to scrapping its scheme which refunded shoppers if the items they bought cost more than in rival stores.

The guarantee was launched in 2010, with the promise that a basket of shopping at the chain would be 10% cheaper than at the UK’s other large grocery chains.

If not, Asda offered customers a voucher worth the difference in price. The Asda Price Guarantee ends on 3 October, and you’ll will have 28 days from then to redeem any remaining coupons.

Rival supermarket chain Tesco dropped its Brand Guarantee scheme in June, while Sainsbury’s ended its Brand Match programme in 2016.