OLYMPICS season is upon us – and as always I’m game for a celebration.
I have rounded up some of the best deals to help you enjoy Tokyo 2020 while cheering on Team GB.
From Japanese pud Mochi, and traditional saké and cherry blossom-flavoured tipples, to a health-and-fitness offer, and coffee treats, there is something for all.
CHEERS, EVERYONE: Aldi has launched its own saké for the Olympics.
The Sawanotsuru saké is £4.99 for 30cl and lands in stores today. It looks very similar to Yamahai Daiginjo saké, currently on sale at Selfridges for £18.99. I know which I will be buying.
MOCHI ADO: This sweet treat made from rice flour is now easily available in the UK.
Pick up Little Moons’ mochi ice-cream balls in new flavours Eton Mess and Candy Floss.
Check the company’s Instagram account @littlemoonsmochi over the next few weeks because from August 4 it will be at seaside spots handing out freebies.
Also keep checking the freezers at Lidl, which has its own Vitasia mochi ice-cream balls for just £2.99 a pop. They are available in mango, vanilla, chocolate and coconut flavours.
CHERRY GOOD DEAL: The national flower of Japan is cherry blossom, so why not try Beauties’ cherry blossom-scented anti-bacterial hand cream at Poundstretcher.co.uk for £1.49?
Or Lidl has Hortus World Botanicals’ new cherry-blossom gin for £17.99, while Marks & Spencer cherry blossom- flavoured gin-liqueur glitter globe is £17. Similar from specialist brands can cost upward of £40.
COMPETE AT HOME: The Great Outdoor Gym Company is giving Marks & Spencer customers free or discounted exercise classes and health and well-being courses.
You get 50 per cent off all health and wellbeing courses, ranging from £5-6, and £25 worth for free, plus you can participate in workouts at TGO’s outdoor gyms or in the great outdoors.
For details, see marksandspencer.com.
UP FOR THE CUPPA: As an official sponsor of Tokyo 2020, Costa has a new line of “at home” products.
Why not try its Signature latte blend, or Signature Blend ground coffee?
Make a purchase, enter your details at costa.co.uk and you could win one of thousands of Olympic-themed prizes.
Prices on this page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
Deal of day
POP a bottle of best-selling Mionetto Prosecco DOC Treviso, reduced from £11 to £8 at Morrisons.
TRY the new salted caramel Poppets. Just 49p a pack from most major supermarkets.
FAMILY dinner is sorted courtesy of Co-op’s new Big Night In deal.
Get two pizzas, chicken wings or fried pops and an extra side of wedges or dessert.
The desserts to choose from include blueberry muffin and cookie dough puds. This is all for £10 when bought together, saving you up to £6.
DO I love the Aspinal of London orange camera bag?
Yes I do, but it’s £295! This Primark dupe is looking pretty good for £6.
Giselle’s little helper
YORKSHIRE-based Plusnet is celebrating Yorkshire Day (August 1) early with a new package costing £21.95 a month on an 18-month contract.
This saves customers £145 compared to its standard price of £29.99 a month for Unlimited Fibre (including line rental) on a 12-month contract. You also get a £50 reward card.
Shop & save
BAG a 473ml tub of Halo Top gooey brownie ice cream for £3.50, down from £5.50, at the Co-op. Just 380 cals a tub.
Hot right now
IF you’re fair-skinned, pick up a bottle of Aldi’s Lacura Hydrating Sun Spray SPF15 for £2.99.
I wear it every day in summer and it gives legs a lovely sheen.
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