Make use of your garden for cheap nights of fun during lockdown with our top Sun Savers tips – The Sun

ONE upside of lockdown has been spending more time in the garden. Pub gardens are open now but with social distancing and other regulations, a gathering in your garden might be the only option for some.

Check out my top tips for making your backyard a venue to be proud of . . .

COSY COVER: Our weather can make for soggy get-togethers. I love a garden gazebo in case of rain. You can easily turn it into a cosy chillout area. Split the cost with a mate and buy one to share, or check for second-hand options. Lots of people buy them for a one-off event. Argos has a basic gazebo for just £25 — while heavy-duty options with panels can cost hundreds.

SNUGGLE UP: Brighten up outdoor spaces with blankets and cushions. They are perfect for cosying up while keeping the party going late on. George at Asda sell fluffy plush throws for just £5 — far less than those for £40 at John Lewis. At Argos, a two-pack of outdoor pillows is £10. At Dunelm, they cost £14. SAVE: £35 on the throw

FILM FUN: Outdoor movies are a hit right now but each ticket could cost you a tenner or more. Create your own with a mini projector, like the Mini Projector 1080P HD Multimedia LED TV for £25 at Pick up four reuseable popcorn boxes for £6.98 on Amazon and Butterkist Cinema sweet popcorn for £1 at Asda — cheaper than the £1.70 price at Sainsbury’s. SAVE: 70p on the popcorn

SIT BACK: Make sure your guests have somewhere comfy to kick back and relax. I really like the four-piece rattan furniture set currently on Wowcher for £169 — a huge saving on the similar sets sold on for £379.99.
Choose from three colours to match your theme — and you can jazz them up if you want with cushions or throws. SAVE: £210.99

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STUART HAMMOND, from Glasgow, says: “I’m saving up my Sun Savers fivers to help pay for a hotel stay for our 32nd anniversary in October.”

JANET WICKS of Higham Ferrers, Northants, says: “I used my Sun Savers fiver to treat myself to some Lush moisturiser.”

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Top swap

A 500g box of Kellogg’s Crunchy Nut cereal, above, is £3 at Tesco. But you can get a sweet breakfast for much less with Tesco’s own Honey Nut flakes, below, just £1.

SAVE: £2

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Cheap treat

A BOX of four White Chocolate, Honeycomb & Almond Magnum ice creams is a cool £2.50 at Asda, down from £3.20.

SAVE: 70p


Shop & save

THE Salter XL sandwich maker at The Range is on sale for £19.99, down from £49.99. Great for lunches.

SAVE: £30

Deal of the day

ARE you celebrating this week? Head to Tesco to pick up a bottle of Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso for £8, down from £11. It makes a great gift (and tastes great too).

SAVE: £3

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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.

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