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Bargain buys and apps to help you get back in the swing of things


LOCKDOWN has led to an epidemic of “time blindness”. From repetitive Zoom meetings to endless Netflix binges, our old routines have gone and days often seem to merge into one.

But as normality approaches, these bargain buys and apps will help you get back in the swing of things . . .

Get your life back on track with these Sun Savers bargain deals
Get your life back on track with these Sun Savers bargain deals

WATCH YOURSELF: Set multiple alarms if you’re having trouble getting up in the morning. You can use the alarm app on your phone. But during the day, a good old-fashioned watch, rather than remembering to check your phone, can keep you on track. You can nab some great deals in the sale at thewatchhut.co.uk. For example, you can currently get a simple Lorus Watch for just £12, down from £29.99. SAVE: £17.99

APPY DAZE: Is a lack of routine interfering with tasks? Try to make a schedule in the morning — with break times plotted in. I find getting into the habit of doing this on my phone, using the free Calendar app — which can then alert me at key points — is really handy. If you’d rather go the pen and paper route, check out Weekly Planner Pads on Amazon for £6.76, down from £7.96. SAVE: £1.20

DON’T FEEL BLUE: Staring at screens is bad for sleep because of the blue light emitted. Try to stay away from screens before bedtime. Turn on the blue light filter option on your phone if available. If you wear glasses, it may be worth changing lenses to ones that protect eyes from blue light. You can nab this lens option from £40 at glassesdirect.co.uk and can get a second pair of glasses free in certain styles or 20 per cent off a pair of frames with code HAVE20.

TIME OUT: Endlessly scrolling your phone? Free Apple app Time Out offers easy break reminders. On Android, AppBlock is great for shutting off time-sucking apps after a certain length of time — perfect for teens who need to study or adults struggling with WFH time management.

  • All prices on this page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
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Deal of the day

Grab this Tower Presto 3-in-1 sandwich maker for some quick and tasty treats
Grab this Tower Presto 3-in-1 sandwich maker for some quick and tasty treats

THE Tower Presto 3-in-1 sandwich maker with toastie, waffle, and panini plates is now £24.99, down from £49.99 at robertdyas.co.uk.

SAVE: £25

Giselle’s little helper

WORKERS at Sainsbury’s and Argos will receive a pay rise from this month and a three per cent bonus as a thank you for all their hard work.

Sainsbury’s has already handed out two one-off bonuses during the pandemic.

Cheap treat

Pick up a pack of Birds Eye chicken pies for an affordable £2
Pick up a pack of Birds Eye chicken pies for an affordable £2

IT’S National Pie Week. Pick up a four-pack of Birds Eye shortcrust chicken pies for £2, instead of £3.20, with your clubcard at Tesco.

SAVE: £1.20

Hot right now

SPRUCING up your home while stuck indoors? Get 20 per cent off selected items and free shipping at iamfy.co.

Top swap

Apple Airpods can set you back a staggering £135
Apple Airpods can set you back a staggering £135

APPLE AirPods are £135 from Currys but at aldi.co.uk you can buy a similar-looking pair of in-ear Bluetooth earphones, below, for £24.99.
SAVE: £110.01

This similar-looking pair goes for just £24.99
This similar-looking pair goes for just £24.99

Shop & save

L'Oreal Paris Magic Retouch Temporary Instant Grey Root Concealer Spray is now just £6
L’Oreal Paris Magic Retouch Temporary Instant Grey Root Concealer Spray is now just £6

TOUCH up your roots with the L’Oreal Paris Magic Retouch Temporary Instant Grey Root Concealer Spray in dark brown. Now £6, down from £9, at Sainsbury’s.

SAVE: £3

What’s new? 

M&S have released the perfect Mother's Day drink - aptly named the Mumosa
M&S have released the perfect Mother’s Day drink – aptly named the Mumosa

M&S has launched a tipple perfect for Mother’s Day, with their new “Mumosas” made with sparkling white wine, and strawberry and orange juice.

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