We've come a long way in the past five years when it comes to vouchers. While once coupon clipping was frowned upon, and those who waved vouchers at restaurants were scorned, now they are a vital part of life for anyone who wants to avoid needlessly throwing cash down the drain.
Vouchers can help ease the pain of all sorts of expenses, so each week we are committed to tracking down a brace of the best vouchers to see you through the weekend.
This week is all about the sales, and you don't need a voucher to get some of the best deals going. However, if all you can find in the sales is a size 20 dry-clean-only mustard coloured sweater, then there are ways to get bargains on the things you actually want too.
There is already the obligatory January sale offering a sizeable chunk off your holiday, including up to £400 off some summer holidays. However, if you pop in the code TCSAVE30 at the checkout, then you'll get another £30 off the cost of your hotel. The offer will work until the end of January.
Frankie and Benny's
If you're not watching the calories this January and you plan to have a couple of main courses between your party, then you can get 20% off the cost of your food with a printable voucher from the restaurant's website
. This deal is relatively unusual in that it's available at the weekend too - but not on Mondays. It runs until the end of January.
If you fancy trying Very for the first time, including the 75% off sale, then you should pop the code 23NKL in when you get to the checkout and you can save £20 off your first credit order of £45 or more.
If you're not seduced by the sales, you can get 15% off the full price stuff. Just go to the Gap website, sign up for the newsletter and you'll get a voucher to use online or in store. You'll need to use the voucher within 45 days of registering.
The shop is running two different offers from this Sunday. The first offers £5 off any purchase of £20 or more. You just pick up a leaflet and hand it in at the till. The second offers £10 off a shop of £40 or more and is available online, just put the code JAN40 in at the checkout to access the deal. The offer runs until 28 January.
There's an insanely generous deal going for new online customers. If you put in the code 4791 at the check out you'll get £15 off any purchase worth £20 or more. Granted, delivery will set you back £3.99, but that's still better than half price on all non-sale items. The deal runs out on 31 January .