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Fortnite action figures are hitting shops this week as bargain hunters spot them in Asda

Category : Asda , Money , Shopping

FORTNITE action figures are going on sale this week – and it’s a great opportunity for parents with Fornite-obsessed little ones to get ahead with their Christmas shopping.
Bargain hunters have already spotted toys from the popular video game in Asda, but they’re not going on sale until this Saturday, the budget supermarket says.
Asda is officially launching a range of Fortnite action figures this Saturdayhotukdeals
Gary Thompson, a user on deal-sharing website hotukdeals, spotted the toys in an Asda store in Glasgow over the weekend, but claims he wasn’t allowed to buy any.
He said: “Fortnite genuine toys. These were in Asda George at Glasgow Fort on Saturday 24th. When trying to purchase them the till said no.
“No sale until the 1st December. Even manager said no to selling them. Also available were lama packs and chests. Must be toy for Fortnite fans.”
The toys included packs of Raptor and Carbide for £11.95 according to Gary, as well as Rex, Cuddle Team Leader, Brite Bomber and Ragnarok as a pack of four.
The Sun has asked Asda to confirm the pricing of each toy but it’s yet to tell us.
But it’s not the only retailer to start selling Fortnite action figures this Saturday – Smyths Toys is planning to do the same.
It is also yet to reveal more news about the launch – all we know so far is that the toy retailer is launching the toys at midnight on Saturday.
Zavvi is selling the Cuddle Team Leader for £26.99Zavvi
Many people are expecting the toys to be really popular.
A user commented on hotukdeals’ website: “Thanks, good to know that Asda will have them too so if I don’t have any luck in Smyths I can pop next door.
“I can see these selling out and going for crazy prices on eBay.”
eBay is also selling Fortnite action figures but people are warning that some of the figures aren’t authentic and bad quality.
A user said: “Wouldn’t bother with eBay, I ordered and received a set from China, awful quality, looked like from a pound shop, not worth £10-£50!
“They wouldn’t even stand up, these look much better quality, I’ll try again with these, thanks.”
Other retailers selling the popular toys are Forbiddenplanet.com as well as Zavvi.com, but so far they’re only available to pre-order online for delivery from mid-December.
Forbiddenplanet.com is selling the Cuddle Team Leader figure for £24.99, compared to Zavvi’s slightly more expensive price at £26.99.

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In other Fornite news, toy giant Hasbro has revealed that it’s working on officially licensed Fortnite Nerf Guns.
Pop consumer products company Funko has also launched different lines of Fortnite merch including action figures, T-shirts and key-rings.
But if the video game isn’t your thing, Asda has just launched a huge toy sale including Lol Surprise and Lego – and a simple trick will save you up to 55 per cent.

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Soaring power bills means parents will buy 13million fewer Christmas presents this year

Category : Money , Shopping

HARD-UP parents will buy 13 million fewer Christmas presents this year because of spiralling energy bills, a survey has found.
Over half of families said they will struggle to afford energy this winter forcing almost one in six to buy less gifts to make ends meet.
Getty – Contributor Children may have to settle for less this year as parents are being forced to cut down on holiday spending[/caption]
Parents surveyed said they will buy five fewer presents on average – which would total 13 million fewer across the country.
It comes as energy prices shot up six per cent in a year – to an average of £1,194 – forcing the Government to bring in a pay cap to bills to support struggling families.
Household energy debt has rocketed by 24 per cent and since January 32 providers have announced 55 price rises.
Supplier Eversmart commissioned the survey of 1,796 people and its CEO Barney Cook said: “Christmas should be a time of eating, drinking and spending time with your family.
Getty – Contributor The rise is energy bills is forcing almost one in six to buy less gifts in order to make ends meet[/caption]

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“A time for loosening your belt rather than tightening it – instead many families may see their energy bills as the ‘pinch’ that stole Christmas.
“It shouldn’t be that way – heating your home in colder weather and keeping the lights on in the darker evenings shouldn’t come at a prohibitively expensive cost.”
Over two fifths of families will be forced to reduce spending over winter, with 27 per cent of parents cutting back on meals out.
Nearly one in ten will reduce the number of clothes bought for their kids while 16 per cent will commit to less leisure activities like swimming.

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Best Christmas sandwiches from high street retailers including Greggs, Aldi, and Tesco

FESTIVITIES begin when the first Christmas sandwich hits the supermarket shelf which is why we’ve taken on the ultimate challenge to find out which ones are worth your cash.
We tried 21 Christmas sarnies (someone had to do it, right?) and ranked them out of five on appearance, taste and value for money for an overall score out of 15.
Sun reporters Hollie Borland and Rachael Clarke tasted supermarket sandwichesThe Sun
Top of the charts was Sainsbury’s newest Christmas sandwich, The Big Beef, based on a beef roast dinner, with an actual Yorkshire pudding in the middle and smothered in gravy mayonnaise.
While it’s not your classic Christmas sarnie it scored well with our taste testers, bagging an impressive 14 out of 15 points.
It scored top marks for appearance and value for money, only falling short by a point on taste because it’s not very festive.
Aldi’s bargain £1.99 Specially Selected turkey with pigs under blankets came in second place, scoring five in value for money, but just missing out on its looks and flavour.
The Simply Turkey and Stuffing dish from Boots’ didn’t fare well, scoring a measly six out of 15, flunking on taste, value and appearance.
Here’s our verdict on which Christmas sandwiches are a hit, and those you should probably skip:
Sainsbury’s The Big Beef, £3 – 14
Appearance: 5, Taste: 5, Value for money: 5
Available: October 22
It looks like a posh Big Mac and tastes delicious too – the Yorkshire pudding in the middle works far better than it sounds. It only missed out on top marks because a beef roast dinner isn’t the most festive of meals
Aldi’s Specially Selected turkey pigs under blankets. £1.99 – 13
Appearance: 4, Taste: 4, Value for money: 5
Available: October 29
One of the cheapest sarnies we tested is a proper meat feast, what with the turkey, sausages and bacon fillers. And at £1.99 it’s great value for money
M&S Three bird roast, £3.80 – 12
Appearance: 5, Taste: 3, Value for money: 4
Available: November 1
Only the turkey filler out of the trio of sandwiches tasted Christmassy, with the hoisin duck reminding us of a Chinese takeaway
Co-op’s coronation turkey brioche roll, £3.15 – 12
Appearance: 4, Taste: 4, Value for money: 4
Available: November 1
The bread to filling ratio is off, and could do with more turkey – but the coronation sauce provides a tasty alternative to cranberry jam
Asda’s festive bubble and squeak, £2.50 – 12
Appearance: 4, Taste: 4, Value for money: 4
Available: November 5
New this year, this veggie option is definitely one that meat eaters will enjoy too. The filling has the texture of stuffing while the sage and onion infused bread really packs a punch
Eat’s brie, cranberry and stuffing on onion seed, £93.95 – 12
Appearance: 5, Taste: 4, Value for money: 3
Available: November 5
The cafe chain’s vegetarian option has a lovely, nutty flavour with the perfect amount of cranberry sauce. But the thin slices of brie are lost in the flavour and at £3.95 it’s on the more expensive side
Boots’ pigs under blankets, £2.75 – 11
Appearance: 3, Taste: 4, Value for money: 4
Available: November 7
The meaty sandwich contains a good amount of sausage and the cranberry sauce has the same effect on the bacon as maple syrup would. A great addition to the line up
Greggs’ Christmas sandwich, £3 – 11
Appearance: 3, Taste: 4, Value for money: 4
Available: November 8
It has everything you need in a festive sarnie including turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce. The turkey slices are thick but we’re not sure we’ll be trading in our sausage rolls for the £3 meal
Asda’s turkey and trimmings, £2.50 – 11
Appearance: 3, Taste: 4, Value for money: 4
Available: November 5
The Sun It’s well seasoned, with a lot of meat and generous on the cranberry sauce. There are whole cranberries too so it’s not in danger of being dry[/caption]
Tesco’s festive feast trio, £3.60 – 11
Appearance: 5, Taste: 3, Value for money: 3
Available: November 5
The fillings are inspired by a starter, main and pudding. The bread is light and fluffy but they’re a bit scarce on the filling. The Black Forest gateau inspired dessert roll can’t work out if it’s sweet or savoury, and frankly you’d be better off with a brownie
M&S’ Turkey feast, £3.50 – 11
Appearance: 4, Taste: 4, Value for money: 3
Available: November 1
The sandwich is well filled with crumbly stuffing and crispy bacon. The pulled turkey has a good bite to it and moist texture
Costa’s veggie Christmas lunch wrap, £3.50 – 11
Appearance: 3, Taste: 5, Value for money: 3
Available: November 1
The sweet potato falafel with Wensleydale and cranberry cheese and spiced plum chutney is a sweet twist on the traditional Christmas nut roast. But being in a wrap, it feels like it’s gone in two bites
Eat’s festive full works on malted wheat, £4.25 – 11
Appearance: 4, Taste: 5, Value for money: 2
Available: November 7
The sandwich has a a good bite to it, with thick slices of turkey and stuffing. The spinach adds a refreshing crunch but at £4.25, there are healthier options for your wallet
Aldi’s ham hock and cheddar, £1.69 – 10
Appearance: 4, Taste: 2, Value for money: 4
Available: October 29
This was the second cheapest one that we tried and it tasted like a posher ham and cheese sandwich, with no real Christmassy twist. The ham is salty and at any other time of year it’s a great sandwich but not festive enough for us
Tesco’s turkey trimmings, £2.20 – 9
Appearance: 4, Taste: 2, Value for money: 3
Available: October 29
The turkey trimmings contains all of the meat but despite its appearance it’s bland  and disappointing compared to the other turkey options
Costa’s turkey and emmental shimmer brioche, £3.25 – 9
Appearance: 4, Taste: 3, Value for money: 2
Available: November 1
It certainly looks festive with the gold glitter sprinkled on the bun but the fun doesn’t extend to the taste. There’s more bread than filling so you’ll end up full without the flavour
Sainsbury’s turkey feast with Cumberland stuffing, £2.40 – 8
Appearance: 3, Taste: 2, Value for money: 3
Available: October 22
The sliced turkey tastes okay but the stuffing is strange. It’s cubed, foamy and leaves your mouth dry
Waitrose’s duck, orange relish and red cabbage wrap, £3.20 – 8
Appearance: 3, Taste: 3, Value for money: 2
Available: November 7
There’s no denying that it tastes festive – the orange relish leaves the taste of Christmas pudding in your mouth. But after a second bit, the perfume-y flavour is overpowering. A bit like a festive duck spring roll
Costa’s turkey feast with sweet cranberry sauce, £3.60 – 8
Appearance: 3, Taste: 3, Value for money: 2
Available: November 1
It’s packed full of punchy flavours but the smokey bacon kick is bit much in every bite. There isn’t enough cranberry sauce leaving the bread a little dry
Boots’ Simply turkey and stuffing, £1.50 – 6
Appearance: 2, Taste: 2, Value for money: 2
Available: October 1
New this year, it’s the cheapest sandwich we tried is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s soggy, flavourless and takes the fun out of Christmas

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Eagle-eyed shoppers have already spotted festive sarnies at Boots, including flavours such as Turkey, Bacon & Stuffing, Parsnip Fritter & Butternut Squash and Pigs Under Blankets.
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Move over pigs in blankets, Tesco is launching pigs in duvets and we can’t wait to get our hands on the flaky puff pastry treats.

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Morrisons is selling espresso martini cheesecakes and they sound delicious

MORRISONS is releasing a new dessert as part of its festive food range and it’s perfect for espresso martini fans.
The new mini cheesecakes sound delicious, with a digestive biscuit base topped with coffee cheesecake and vodka flavoured cream.
The mini boozy cheesecakes are made from coffee cheesecake and a vodka flavoured creamMorrisons
And for an extra special touch they come decorated with a dusting of cocoa power and gold coated coffee beans.
You’ll be able to find the boozy desserts in the frozen food aisle, where they come in a 2 pack for £1 – at 5op per cheesecake they’re an absolute bargain.
Each mini cheesecake contains 349 calories and 22g of sugar, over 70 per cent of daily recommend intake, so they’re definitely a once in a while treat.
Budget supermarket Aldi is also selling a boozy flavoured espresso martini ice cream. You can also find mince pie & brandy butter or gingerbread latte in the festive range, which costs just £2.49 for a tub.
And if you’re looking for more Christmas party food, Morrisons is also selling cheese churros.
The savoury treats are made from potato, a three-cheese sauce and Gouda cheese, accompanied by a chunky red pepper & tomato dip.

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You’ll have to wait if you want to get your hands on these though, as they only go on sale from December 12.
In the mean time, the supermarket is also selling its All Butter Deep Filled Mince Pies for £2.
These topped BBC Good Food’s blind taste test this year, beating posh rivals such as Marks & Spencer to the top spot.

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Aldi is selling a toy wooden kitchen for £30 – and its half the price of Ikea’s

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IF your little ones have been foodies right from the start, you’ll want to check out Aldi’s new toy kitchen.
The wooden kitchens will be available in Aldi stores today, but they’ve already sold out online so you’ll need to be quick to get your hands on one.
Spark your little ones’ imagination with this toy kitchen from AldiAldi
Featuring an oven, two gas stove hobs and a microwave, the kids will be whipping up creative meals in no time – and it only costs £29.99.
They also come with utensils such as a wooden spoon, kitchen spatula and whisk as well as salt and pepper shakers.
In the size of 60 cm x 30 cm x 80 cm, the kitchens are perfect for anyone above the age of three, meaning most of the family can get involved in the role play.
And the price is great too – we’ve had a look at other toy kitchens and this is the cheapest one of its kind.
Ikea also sells toy kitchens, but they cost £60 for one with similar features.
The ones at George at Asda are also more expensive with one currently on sale for £32, down from £39.97.
If you don’t have enough space at home, George at Asda’s foldaway kitchen is another option but this is even more expensive at £40.

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