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Play your cards right for a cheap night in – don’t get bored…get board!


FEW of us are out and about at the moment – but that does not mean you need to have a boring time indoors.

Why not enjoy the nights in and play a few fun games.

 Don't get bored just because you are stuck at home, enjoy your nights in and play a few fun games without breaking the bank

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Don’t get bored just because you are stuck at home, enjoy your nights in and play a few fun games without breaking the bankCredit: Alamy

Do not worry, you need not break the bank account with these ideas:

GAME ON: Get out the classic board games.

I love a round of Monopoly but if you fancy something different, why not nab Mouse Trap for £19.99 at Smyths — usually £22.99 at Very.

Or Buckaroo is now £14.99, RRP £16.99.

The Entertainer also has a fabulous offer at the moment — with their boredom-buster deal, parents can save £5 when they spend £25 in store and online. What’s not to like?

SAVING: £5 at The Entertainer

CARD SHARP: Get a pack of £1 playing cards at Wilko and look up the rules for Spoons or Crazy Eights.

They are two of my favourites.

If you are a quiz show fan, The Chase cards are £5.99 at Waterstones and you can get up to 6.3 per cent back in cashback via Topcashback.

CHOCS AWAY: Sillier games include the After Eight Challenge, which involves you having to get a chocolate from your forehead to your mouth without using your hands.

Poundland’s £1 Mint Nights are a great After Eight dupe, £2 at Waitrose.

You will already know how to play musical chairs, Two Truths and a Lie, and good old Mr and Mrs.

SAVING: £1 on mint chocolates

APPY DAYS: There are loads of brilliant party game apps out there, most of which are free with in-app purchases.

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I love Psych!, Who Can’t Draw? and Just Dance Now.

The latter is basically a digital dance mat — a physical one would set you back £25.99 at Very.

SAVING: £25.99 on a dance mat

QUESTION MASTER: Pub quizzes are always fun but you usually end up spending at least £10 on drinks.

Luckily, there are plenty of ready-made quizzes online and on YouTube.

SAVING: Around £10 on drinks

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Deal of the day

 Treat that special someone to a bottle of Emporio Armani Diamonds, while saving over £30 at The Perfume Shop

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Treat that special someone to a bottle of Emporio Armani Diamonds, while saving over £30 at The Perfume Shop

SPOIL the special woman in your life.

A 100ml bottle of Emporio Armani Diamonds, usually £70, is £39.99 at The Perfume Shop.

Plus you have until 6am on Friday to get next-day delivery, just in time for Mother’s Day.

SAVE: £30.01

Cheap treat

 Grab eight tins of John West Tuna Chunks at Iceland for only £6

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Grab eight tins of John West Tuna Chunks at Iceland for only £6

GET two packs of John West Tuna Chunks at Iceland for £6.

That’s eight tins altogether.

SAVE: £1

Top swap

 Why buy the Shea L’Occitane En Provence hand cream for £16.50...

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Why buy the Shea L’Occitane En Provence hand cream for £16.50…
 ...When you can get The Body Shop Shea hand cream for only £5 and save £11.50

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…When you can get The Body Shop Shea hand cream for only £5 and save £11.50

AVOID dry hands with The Body Shop Shea hand cream, £5.

It’s far cheaper than the Shea L’Occitane En Provence hand cream, £16.50.

SAVE: £11.50

Shop and save

 Surprise your mum on Mother's Day with this Spar Rhubarb and Ginger gin for £14, while saving £2.99

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Surprise your mum on Mother’s Day with this Spar Rhubarb and Ginger gin for £14, while saving £2.99

BAG a bottle of Spar Rhubarb and Ginger gin for £14, down from £16.99.

A top tipple for Mother’s Day.

SAVE: £2.99

Hot right now

FURTHER reductions have been made to items in the Topshop sale.

You can now get up to 70 per cent off.

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Your paper could be worth £50,000

 Could you be the next Sun raffle winner?

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Could you be the next Sun raffle winner?

Every month YOU could win the super cash giveaway in our Sun Raffle just for reading this paper.

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There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect per month, so make sure to enter as many codes as you can to give yourself the best chance of winning. Remember, you have got to be in it to win it.

Not already a Sun Savers member? Join Sun Savers today.

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 You can get a free fiver just for buying The Sun

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You can get a free fiver just for buying The SunCredit: Getty – Contributor

Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have ­collected 28.

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