SHOPPERS can get up to £10 off their purchases with free Nectar card points through its app. The loyalty trick was revealed by Martin Lewis in his latest MoneySavingExpert newsletter. A Nectar card lets you earn points on shopping with brands such as Sainsbury's, Argos Esso, eBay, Café Nero and Vue but it also offers exclusive offers and discounts through its app. The points are worth different amounts depending on which retailer you collect them from and spend them. Usually, customers collect one loyalty point for every £1 at Sainsbury's, which is worth 0.5p when you redeem it in store. But the points scheme is running a "Juicy Points Boost" offer for all existing members, which sees shoppers bag up to £10 worth of free points through its app. Supermarket loyalty schemes - which has one? MOST UK supermarkets have loyalty schemes so customers can build up points and save money while they shop. Here we round up what saving programmes you'll find at the … [Read more...] about How to get up to £10 free Nectar card points for free
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Teenagers could be in line for an average windfall of £2,000 after it was revealed that £400 million is lying unclaimed from child trust fund (CTF) pots. Around 6.3million CTFs have been set up since their launch in 2002, according to HMRC, and the first batch of accounts started maturing last year. But new figures, reported in the Daily Mail , have revealed that £400 million of the savings have still not been claimed. Around 200,000 CTFs have not been cashed-in, worth an average of £2,000. In many cases, a teenager may not know they are entitled to the cash. Roughly 4.5million CTFs were opened by parents or guardians, but 1.8million have been set up by HMRC when parents failed to do so, which means these kids could be in line for a hidden windfall. The accounts can only be accessed once the child it was opened for reaches age 18, so some teenagers may not know there is a CTF with their name on it. What is a child trust fund? CTFs were a government initiative … [Read more...] about Millions of teens sitting on £400m in Child Trust Funds – could you get up to £2,000?
UK holidays are jumping in price due to demand, with some costing as much as £600 more following the lockdown announcement. Yesterday, Boris Johnson confirmed that self-catered holidays could go ahead from April 12 , following by hotels from May 17. While there are still restrictions in place - one household only in April, rising to two households on holiday from May - it has already resulted in a huge rush to book in a holiday. Sykes Holiday Cottage bookings were up 150 per cent year-on-year with a booking taken every eight seconds after the PM's announcement, while Away resorts saw bookings up 243 per cent compared to last year. According to research team Mitel , domestic holidays are expected to hit a 10-year high, with Brits to spend more than £7bn - up £5.8bn in 2019. However, this has also led to soaring prices, as happens when demand goes when capacity is limited. A number of people who booked their holidays after the announcement have been complaining on … [Read more...] about UK holiday prices jump 100% & families face paying thousands more – but there are still decent deals to be had
AN online map that helps drinkers locate their nearest pub in London with a heated beer garden has gone viral. More than 1.2 million people have viewed the "Outdoor pubs in London with heaters" map, showing 100 of London's heated outdoor boozers. The pub map was created by pint-loving postgraduate uni student Oli Stevens. He said: “Friends helped me create a list of London pubs with outside heaters. “I didn’t dream it would go viral. Happy drinking.” The map will come in handy from April 12, when Britain's boozers can reopen and serve punters outside. Boris Johnson revealed his roadmap out of lockdown yesterday, and from May 17, pubs will be allowed to serve customers indoors. Mr Johnson unveiled his four-step strategy to get Britain back to normal by 21 June when all restrictions will be lifted. Restrictions will gradually be lifted from March 8, when schools are set to reopen. If you want to make a booking for a table outside at your local boozer, … [Read more...] about Map reveals where to find nearest beer garden with heaters
GCHQ has said it believes it can use artificial intelligence (AI) to help expose disinformation attacks by hostile foreign states trying to undermine the UK's democracy. This includes, the agency said, uncovering "deepfake" videos and audio material spread online to mislead the public. AI could also be used to help tackle child sex abuse, trafficking and cyber attacks because of its ability to analyse huge volumes of data at speed. Listen to "Episode Five: Cyber Power (Part II)". Sky News's Into The Grey Zone podcast also explores how technology is being used in the fight against disinformation. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts , Spotify , Spreaker Advertisement Ahead of the publication on Thursday of a new paper that offers an "ethical framework" for the use of AI in its operations, Jeremy Fleming, the director of GCHQ , called the impact of AI on his agency "profound". "AI is already invaluable in many of our missions as we … [Read more...] about GCHQ wants AI to help UK combat crime and disinformation attacks