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Five under £50, 2 December

Five of our favourite deals for £50 or less...

Did you know that alcohol consumption in Britain increases by 40% in December? Now, it’s not for us to say whether that’s a good or bad thing, but if you’re the type who enjoys a couple of extra glasses of bubbly at this time of year, you may as well make sure it’s the good stuff you’re drinking. This deal for a case of six top-quality wines from Bacchanalia should do the job -- at £39 instead of the usual £84, it includes three reds, two whites and a bottle of cava.
The deal is actually part of our Local Deals Christmas special, in which you’ll find more than 60 deals with up to 70% off, many of them also under £50.

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned how rare it is to find London hotel deals for under £100. So how about one for under £70? Well that’s exactly what we have here, with this scorcher from the Britannia International in Canary Wharf: £69 per room, per night, including breakfast and wine -- a saving of over 40% on the regular rate and a per-person rate of £34.50. It’s valid until the end of February too...

Fancy yourself as something of a James Bond/Robin Hood hybrid? Know someone who does? Then we’ve got just the thing: a 3-hour target sports experience in the heart of the Midlands countryside, featuring 90 minutes of air pistol and rifle shooting, followed by 90 minutes of archery. Usually £62.50, this marksmanship experience has been exclusively discounted to £29 for Travelzoo subscribers.

This wouldn’t be the first time a golf deal has made it into this blog. Safe to say it’s the first one we’ve featured that offers you the chance to play on a course designed by the same man who crafted the stunning Augusta National (home of the US Masters). We can’t promise the same sultry weather, but for £29, we can promise 18 holes of golf for two at Sheffield’s Dore and Totley Golf Club, including your choice of cooked breakfast or lunch.

Finally, here’s a no-brainer for anyone on the lookout for a family getaway: a 40%-off festive stay at Alton Towers for £120 per room, per night. But that’s more than £50, we hear you cry. Not so -- the price is for a family of four, giving you a per-person rate of £30, with all this included: overnight stay at the Alton Towers Hotel or the Splash Landings, breakfast, tickets to the Alton Towers Waterpark and free use of selected family rides at the Theme Park. Consider it an early Christmas present.

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Rory

Deal Expert, London
Thursday, 1 December 2011
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