Decorate your home for less with these quick and easy money-saving tips – plus win a year of Sky Q with Sky Sports

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STUCK with the high price of redecorating your home? This week, a canny mum revamped her entire bathroom for just £60 thanks to her use of self-adhesive tiles.

It got me thinking about other great ways to update your home without splashing out — or spending too much time on DIY. Stick to these tips and your place will look great.

Revamp your home without spending a fortune with these money saving tips
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Revamp your home without spending a fortune with these decorating tips[/caption]

KITCHEN: Marble-effect D-C-Fix sticky back plastic from Amazon is £6 a roll (2m x 67.5cm). So six metres is still only going to set you back £18. That is a lot less than a new laminate marble-effect worktop from Wickes costing £80.

Save: £62

LIVING ROOM: If it is a new floor you are after, check out B&Q’s range of wood-effect lino, starting at £10 a metre. Also, command hanging strips are great if you want to put up pictures, and they will not damage your walls. Skip the average £3.50 pack price and buy unused ones on eBay, where I have seen them for as little as 99p a pack.

Save: Up to £2.50 on hanging strips

BATHROOM: Consider redecorating with tile stickers. These go over existing tiles and you can pick them up for around £8 for 24 on eBay. They come in stylish patterned colours to make your bathroom look great. This is a bargain, especially when you don’t have to get all the kit to re-tile and consider that similar designs cost around £1.40 per tile from Topps Tiles. Eek, that makes 24 of them, £33.60.

SAVE: £25.60

BEDROOM: Bedroom wall stickers and murals, known as decals, are a great way to update your room. Instead of going for Wayfair.co.uk’s “Home is where the heart is” sticker for £17.99, head to Wilko, where a similar one costs just £4.

SAVE: £13.99

  • All prices correct at time of publication. Deals and offers are subject to availability.

Win a year of Sky Q with Sky Sports

FOOTBALL is back! And you could score big with our latest competition which is perfect for any footie fan.

To celebrate the return of the Premier League, which kicked off last night with Liverpool against Norwich City, we are giving 15 Sun Savers members the chance to win Sky Q free for a year.

Win a Sky Q package and enjoy footie, films and a whole lot more
Win a Sky Q package and enjoy footie, films and a whole lot more

Including a year’s access to all the Sky Sports channels so that you don’t miss a moment of the action.

Every fan has big hopes and dreams for the new season and this year should be one of the most interesting ever.

Will it be another epic battle between Manchester City and Liverpool?

Can Wolves or Everton break into the Big Six? How will Aston Villa, Norwich and Sheffield United fare on their return to the top flight?

And what impact will VAR have in the Premier League? We will soon find out – and with this competition you have a chance of getting to see lots of the top action FREE.

Even when the footie’s not on you will be able to watch a range of great films on Sky Cinema as these are available on Sky Q too.

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Man City’s Sergio Aguero are all set for the big kick-off
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Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Man City’s Sergio Aguero are all set for the big kick-off[/caption]

Sky Q makes life easy with all the best entertainment in one place, including Netflix, YouTube, BBC iPlayer, Sky Atlantic, Sky Cinema and, of course, Sky Sports.

To enter, just download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk.

Next, collect TEN Sun Savers codes from the 18 printed daily in The Sun between Saturday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 27. Today’s Sun Savers code is on Page 20.

Enter or scan your codes on the Sun Savers app or website. Once you have entered ten codes, head back to the ‘Win A Year Of Sky Q’ page found in the ‘Offers’ section of Sun Savers and click ‘Enter’ there.

Just make sure you hit enter before midnight on Monday, September 2 when the competition closes.

Not a Sun Savers member? Sign up today!

  • Terms and Conditions: Collect TEN Sun Savers codes from the 18 printed in The Sun between Saturday, August 10 and Tuesday, August 27, 2019. Last chance to join in is Sunday, August 18. Competition closes at 23:59pm on Monday, September 2, 2019. Over 18, residents of the UK only – new and existing Sky customers. T&Cs apply. One entry per person. Winners will be selected at random from all valid entries. There will be 15 winners only, of 1x Sky Q TV subscription for 12 months. This includes: 1x Sky Q Complete Bundle TV package including Sky Sports Complete and Sky Cinema; 1x Sky Q Multiscreen subscription; and free standard installation provided by Sky subject to the Prize Conditions. Sky will also loan winners 1x Sky Q 2TB box and 1x Sky Q Mini box at no charge. Sky broadband, Sky Box Office, Sky Store purchases/rentals, Stand-alone Premium Channels, or pay-per-view services, events and extra mini-boxes are not included. Allow 14 days from entry closing for the draw to take place. Winners will then be notified within seven days. No cash alternative to prize in whole or in part. Prize is non-transferable. Your information will only be used for the purposes of this competition. Promoter is News Group Newspapers Ltd. Not open to staff of the Promoter and promotional partner or their families. The winners will be required to participate in reasonable publicity relating to this competition. The Editor’s decision is final.

Deal of the day

Grab a summer bargain at YO! Sushi
Grab a summer bargain at YO! Sushi

KIDS eat free at YO! Sushi this summer, with any paying adult. Its kids’ menu includes a starter, main and drink.

SAVE: £5.95

Cheap treat

Toast in the football season with a bottle of fizz
Toast in the football season with a bottle of fizz

FOOTIE ace Harry Maguire was spotted with Spar’s Esprello fizz, which has now been reduced to £5.

SAVE: £2

Top swap

There's no need to splash out £58.99 on a Slush Puppie maker...
There’s no need to splash out £58.99 on a Slush Puppie maker…
...when you can get the B&M version for £35
…when you can get the B&M version for £35

COOL down with an ice-cold drink. But instead of splashing out on the genuine Slush Puppie maker gift set – £58.99 from JD Williams, chill out with B&M’s £35 version – it’s ace.

SAVE: £23.99

Reader’s saving tip

MIKE SWANN, from Billericay, Essex, says: “Instead of constantly boiling the kettle, I use a large Thermos flask and go back to it throughout the day.”

  • Send your ideas to sunsavers.co.uk/tips and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.

Shop & save

Grab a bottle of Calvin Klein fragrance for less than half price
Grab a bottle of Calvin Klein fragrance for less than half price

NAB a bottle of your favourite CKIn2U scent for just £17, reduced from £40, at thefragranceshop.co.uk.

SAVE: £23

Hot right now

Aldi.co.uk has just launched a sale with up to 80 per cent off on a range of products.

Play now to win £50,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle

JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle. Every Sun Savers code you enter will earn you a ticket for our £50k monthly Raffle. And for every ten tickets you collect in a calendar month, you get a GOLDEN TICKET for our £80k Raffle, which takes place every three months, with the first one at the end of June.

Join thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle
Join thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle

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.

Every time you scan or enter a code into Sun Savers, you get a Raffle ticket in the £50k Raffle.

Not yet a Sun Savers member? Just go to sunsavers.co.uk or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.

  • T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs at sunsavers.co.uk/faqs.

‘We’ll go exploring,’ says cottage winner Brian

SUN SAVERS offers a host of great prizes through the year.

One recent winner was Brian Davies, a lorry driver from Wrexham, who had just spent a long day behind the wheel when he found out he had won a cottages.com voucher worth £250.

Delighted winner Brian Davies is a big fan of Sun Savers
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Delighted winner Brian Davies is a big fan of Sun Savers[/caption]

Brian, 55, couldn’t believe it when he discovered he was one of 60 readers who had landed the prize in our Win A Cottage Break competition and could now take his daughter Georgia, ten, on holiday.

The single dad says: “I’d been at work all day and I don’t check my emails regularly. So when I opened it up and found I’d won the voucher, I was so surprised. It was great. I haven’t planned where we’re going yet. I’m going to leave it up to Georgia to choose. I have her on weekends, so it will be great to have some quality time away together.

“She’s really active and into football, so we’ll definitely go exploring. I love seeing new places, too. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Brian, who has read The Sun for 20 years, loves Sun Savers and has been using it since it was launched.

He says: “I love the free fivers I get for collecting Sun Savers codes.

“I save them up all year long and then put the money towards Christmas presents for Georgia. It really helps during the festive season and is a great way to get more out of Christmas. I do it every year. I can’t wait to use my cottages.com voucher and have some time away with my daughter. It’s going to be so much fun!”

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.

With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.

TO JOIN: Don’t worry, folks — joining takes just 30 seconds, in three steps.

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