DARSHNA DHANANI is a bargain-hunter always on the lookout for cheap fun days out – such as the adrenaline-fuelled Bear Grylls Adventure.
And being a savvy Sun Saver allows her to treat her two nephews — Dhiyan, two and Priyan, eight months — to days out at other top attractions such as Legoland Windsor Resort and Sea Life.
Darshna, 35, of Wimbledon, South West London, loves the loyalty scheme from The Sun, where every 28 codes add up to £5.
She says: “That £5 goes a long way — especially when it comes to birthdays, Christmas and everything in between.”
As part of our Meet Sun Savers series, we find out how Darshna treats her nephews without breaking the bank.
- Paypal. Darshna loves how convenient Sun Savers is and she can use the money to buffer online payments. She says: “I cash out with Paypal, which I can use to pay for things on eBay. It has really good things for kids, so that has been really beneficial.”
- Days out. Being a Sun Saver means you get early access to Sun Superdays, which Darshna treats her nephews to. She says: “I like that you can redeem tickets for things like Sea Life. I’m currently looking forward to going to The Bear Grylls Adventure at Birmingham NEC. I’m saving money just by banking a certain number of codes.”
- Apps. You can save money by using apps on your smartphone and Darshna finds them very helpful. She says: “I use Shopprize UK. You get points you can convert to cash and have the chance to win prizes. I have won a few — a kids’ photo album, virtual reality recorder and cupcake cases.”
- Fitness. Darshna says: “I use Win Walk. It counts your daily steps and rewards you with e-gift cards from famous brands for free. You can put it towards your daily coffee or get £5 of your shopping from Tesco. It really does add up.”
- Store card. Darshna uses her myWaitrose card, which has plenty of perks. She says: “I love the free coffee you get in store and all it takes is a small buy — even a 50p bar of chocolate.”
How do I enter?
Entering The Sun Raffle is simple, just follow these three easy steps:
- Pick up The Sun newspaper.
- Join Sun Savers – download the app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk.
- Opt in to The Sun Raffle and enter your code printed daily inside the paper.
Every code entered equals one Raffle ticket. The more codes you enter, the more tickets you’ll earn and the more chance you will have of winning!
Instead of seasoning your food with Oxo chicken stock cubes (£1), try a cheaper alternative with Asda’s chicken stock cubes (43p).
Reader’s saving tip
Robert Oldfield, of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, says: “Remove your clothes one at a time from the dryer and then fold them while warm. It saves time and money on ironing.”
- Share your tips at sunsavers.co.uk/tips and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if yours is used.
- Please include your name and town.
Shop & save
Make sure your drinks stay chilled in this FrostyBottle vacuum insulated bottle from Wowcher. Was £39.99, now £6.99.
Hot right now
Pick up a Now TV stick from Currys/PC World with a three-month Entertainment Pass for half price.
Deal of the day
Get £5 off a Protein Advent Calendar at boostbox.co.uk with code SUNBOOST5.
Cannot be used with any other offers.
Treat yourself to Beech’s milk chocolate coated honeycomb pieces from Star Bargains.
Was £3.99, now 75p.
My Sun Savers fiver
Linda Dooley, of Greenock, Inverclyde, says: “I’m collecting my Savers fivers so I can treat my husband to a night away for his birthday next year.”
- Send your Savers fiver stories to sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if yours is used.
- Please include your name and town.
Win a £14,000 caravan
YOU could enjoy holiday after holiday in style with our latest super Sun Savers competition.
We’ve teamed up with caravan experts Knaus to give one lucky reader a new, touring caravan worth more than £14,000.
You could get your hands on this fantastic Weinsberg CaraOne 390QD. It sleeps up to four people and includes a host of top-notch features.
To enter, collect TEN Sun Savers codes from the 18 printed daily in the paper between today and Tuesday, November 27. Then head to the Sun Savers app or website and enter your codes.
Once you have entered ten, go to the Win A Caravan page and click “Enter” before midnight on Monday, December 3.
AS well as bringing you this great competition, The Sun is the official partner for the 2019 Caravan & Motorhome Show and as Sun readers you can grab an exclusive ticket offer.
Book tickets in advance, paying just £7.50, at caravanshows.com and quote SUN19 at the checkout. It is the largest caravan and motorhome show of its kind, with the BIGGEST choice of caravans, motorhomes and holiday homes anywhere in the North of England.
The Caravan & Motorhome Show, January, 17-20, 2019, is held at Manchester’s EventCity.
It is a value day out for the whole family with FREE parking, FREE entry for under-16s, FREE show guide and FREE entry to Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show running in the same venue.
- Advance box office closes: 9pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.
- Standard advance price: £8.50; On-the-door ticket prices: £9.95.
- Calls cost 7p per minute plus network extras. £1 transaction fee applies.
Play now to win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle
JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle.
Every Sun Savers code you enter will earn you a ticket for our £15k monthly Raffle. And for every ten tickets you collect in a calendar month, you get a GOLDEN TICKET for our £80k Raffle, which takes place every three months, with the first one at the end of June.
There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect. So the more you enter, the better your chances.
To take part go to sunsavers.co.uk or open the Sun Savers app. Then opt in to each month’s Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the Sun Savers codes printed daily in the paper.
Every time you scan or enter a code into Sun Savers, you get a Raffle ticket in the £15k Raffle.
Not yet a Sun Savers member? Just go to sunsavers.co.uk or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.
- T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs at sunsavers.co.uk/faqs.
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.
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Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at sunsavers.co.uk.
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.
Every code you enter will earn you a ticket
You could win £15,000 in our Sun Raffle – just for reading the paper.
Whether you are saving up for a big Christmas, planning your next family holiday or are just in need of some extra cash, The Sun could have you covered.
Every month we are giving away £15,000 to one lucky reader in our Raffle.
To enter, download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk.
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 into the app or entering online.
With every code you enter you will earn a Raffle ticket into that month’s £15,000 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. Start collecting your codes today as the next chance to win is Friday, November 30. Remember, you’ve 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 download the app, or head to sunsavers.co.uk.
To get started, all you need to do is enter a few details.
So what are you waiting for? Join Sun Savers today and start collecting your codes!
Don’t miss your chance to win
The more Raffle tickets you collect, the greater chance you have of winning!
That’s the advice from our previous winners for bagging that £15k jackpot.
July’s Raffle winner Yvonne Martin has big plans for her 60th birthday bash[/caption]
So far, Sun Raffle winners have travelled to Disneyland, tied the knot in style and planned a 60th birthday party to remember.
Our first Raffle winner, Jennifer Sargent, 49, collected 22 tickets for June’s Raffle before she won £15k.
The mum-of-two from Devon decided to take her children on a holiday of a lifetime to Disneyland.
She said: “It has been my dream for ages to take the kids to the California resort. It’s the original Disneyland.”
July’s Raffle winner, Yvonne Martin, plans to make her 60th birthday party bigger and better than she could have imagined.
After collecting 27 Raffle tickets, the 59-year-old from Crawley, West Sussex, says she can now invite all her friends and relatives to “a brilliant knees-up”.
She said: “I adore my family and love hosting parties, so this is really a blessing to celebrate my 60th in style.” Sarah Gale, 43, struck gold in the August £15k Raffle. The mum from Southampton has been dreaming of her wedding since her fiancé James Warren proposed in October last year.
But there was not much spare cash to splash on their perfect day. Now, after collecting 18 Raffle tickets and winning £15k, she can afford the dress of her dreams. Sarah said: “I just can’t wait to become the beautiful bride I have always dreamed of being.
“I’m thrilled to try on dresses knowing that now I can afford the perfect one.
“And this is all thanks to The Sun.”
Dream trip thanks to my jackpot
Royal Mail worker Caroline Sherratt was planning to celebrate turning 40 by having a low-key party.
But after collecting 25 Raffle tickets in October she won £15,000 in The Sun Raffle. That means Caroline and partner Miranda Bluff, 43, will be celebrating in style in the Maldives instead.
A Maldives celebration awaits for winning Royal Mail worker Caroline Sherratt[/caption]
Postwoman Caroline, 39, from Long Eaton, Derbys, was in her van delivering parcels when she received the exciting news.
She says: “When I found out I’d won I was in complete shock. I couldn’t believe it.
“Now I can celebrate turning 40 in style.”
Caroline, who lives with Miranda, also a postwoman, says she will save some money for a rainy day but is also planning the dream holiday for her big birthday.
She says: “Miranda has always wanted to go to the Maldives and I turn 40 in March next year, so I’ll take us both away to celebrate.
“I’m so glad I will be able to spoil us both, thanks to The Sun.
“I’m not exactly looking forward to getting older and I’d planned on hosting a low-key party.
“But now, with this win, I can have a big 40th birthday bash as well as the Maldives holiday.
“I have quite a large group of family and friends and I’m hoping to host a barn dance with food and drink for all the guests.
“This Sun win really is the best 40th birthday present I could wish for.
“They say life begins at 40 and thanks to this jackpot win, it really does.”
Next month it could be you celebrating in style, so make sure you start collecting your daily codes and entering them on Sun Savers.