THERE is nothing better than an ice-cool drink on a hot summer’s day but the price charged by coffee shops can leave you cold.
You don’t need to buy expensive brands, however. Try these cheap alternatives instead.
ROSÉ A GLASS: Frosé, also known as frozen rosé, is my favourite naughty-but-nice treat.
Make it on the cheap by pouring Lidl’s £2.49 Baywood British Rosé into a roasting tin and placing in the freezer overnight.
The next day, mix in strawberries with sugar, blend with lemon juice and crushed ice and purée until smooth. Freeze again until thickened.
SAVE: Up to £10 on bar-bought frosé.
DO NOT COF’ UP: Starbucks’ iced coffees are a not-so-cool £2.70, but you can brew your own at home after a trip to Asda.
Mix coffee and milk with ice cubes in a blender for a ’Bucks-worthy frappuccino.
SAVE: an average £1.50 per coffee
IN-GIN-IOUS: What is better than a Calippo? A boozy Calippo!
Aldi is selling four-packs of gin popsicles for £2.99 — just 75p per lolly. That is cheaper than Gordon’s gin and lime two-pack, £3 at Tesco. Or make your own by mixing 25ml gin, 40ml lemon juice, 15ml sugar syrup and 145ml tonic water in lolly moulds. Sipsmith’s 5cl gin bottle is £3 and will make 12. That works out at 25p each.
SAVE: £1.25 per lolly compared to Gordon’s two-packs at Tesco
ROYAL SLUSH: Treat your kids to a DIY Slush Puppie. Pour sugar and water into a bowl, mix in flavouring and food colouring and freeze for three hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
If you make them regularly, invest in an Andrew James slushie maker.
At £19.99, it is £20 less than the official Slush Puppie brand version. Or buy a three-pack of Slush Puppie sachets for £3 at Tesco, compared to around £2.50 per drink in restaurants.
SAVE: £1.50 per Slush Puppie with sachets
ICE ICE BABY: It is £2.65 for an iced tea at Costa, but it is easy to whip up at home. Pop four herbal tea bags into a one litre jug and fill halfway with boiled water. Let it brew, add cold water and top with ice and fruit.
SAVE: £1.50 on an iced tea
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Deal of the day
HEAD to Boden for up to 50 per cent off in the end-of-season sale. I love the Emily Jersey Dress, reduced from £45 to £22.50.
PAYNES tasty chocolate- covered brazil nuts are now £1.99 at B&M, previously £2.99. A perfect post-dinner snack.
MY SUN SAVERS FIVER
GEOFFREY AMIS, from Theydon Bois, Essex, says: “I am saving my Sun Savers fivers to pay for a Sun Holiday.”
- Send us 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.
HOORAY! Aldi has brought back its Austin’s Summer Punch, £5.99, right. It is a tasty dupe of Pimm’s, £13 at Waitrose, left.
READER’S SAVING TIP
CAROLE KING, from Addlestone, Surrey, says: “Save on beds for big dogs – I use an old double duvet and cover, cut in half longways, with each half-cut edge sewn up.”
- Send tips to sunsavers.co.uk/tips and get 28 codes worth £5 if yours is used. Include your name and town.
How to get two FREE tickets to Warwick Castle worth over £55 with Sun Superdays
CHARGE down to Warwick Castle with your little princes and princesses with two FREE tickets worth more than £55 thanks to Sun Superdays.
Step back in time as you explore the picturesque castle and grounds and enjoy spectacular daily shows and attractions that bring history vividly to life — including the UK’s first Horrible Histories Maze attraction.
Choose your side in the live-action family show Wars Of The Roses Live, right, from Saturday, July 20 to Sunday, September 1.
Plus catch must-see show, The Falconer’s Quest, featuring a great collection of eagles, buzzards and vultures soaring every day until November 3.
Warwick Castle is full to the turrets with amazing things to see and do.
Marvel at the medieval towers and battlements, try your hand at archery and explore the magnificent interiors of the Great Hall and State Rooms — there is something for everyone.
For more information check out the four-page Warwick Castle pullout in the paper today.
How do I get my Warwick Castle tickets?
To get a pair of free tickets, just download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk. Next, head to the “Offers” section and click “Start Collecting” on the “Superdays — Warwick Castle” page. Then, collect NINE Sun Savers codes from those printed daily in The Sun until Tuesday, July 9. Enter nine Sun Savers codes on the app or website to unlock booking.
Free cash, treats and prizes
Plus, with Sun Savers, you can pick the date you go from the best availability and have the chance to book a day earlier than others.
Alternatively, you can collect TEN of the 18 tokens we print in the paper — we publish one each day — and book using the booking form, today’s token and form can be found on the back page of the pullout.
This year with Sun Superdays you can get two free tickets to lots of the nation’s favourite attractions including, SEA LIFE Aquariums, The Bear Grylls Adventure and Madame Tussauds London — saving you hundreds of pounds.
Not yet a Sun Savers member? Download the free app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk. Sun Savers is our rewards club that gives readers the chance to take advantage of FREE cash, treats and prizes.
For every 28 Sun Savers codes you collect, we give you a free fiver to spend however you like. Sun Savers codes are printed daily in the paper. Enter it on the Sun Savers app or website. Once you have entered 28, we stick £5 in your wallet.
- Subject to availability. Sun Savers £2 booking fee applies. T&Cs apply, visit the sun.co.uk/superdays.
Play now to win £50k in the Sun Raffle
JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Raffle today!
Every Sun Savers code you enter from the paper is your chance to win £50k every month! One code = one ticket.
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.
Not yet a Sun Savers member? Just go to sunsavers.co.uk or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.
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 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.
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