Summer seems to be slowly fading away (if it ever got started in the first place), and some people are even starting to mention Christmas already. There is still a chance, however, of a late summer heat wave. Even if that doesn't happen, you could make the most of the remaining summer days by taking advantage of some of the following deals.
Remember, these deals are subject to change at any time at the store's discretion - and may only be available while stocks last. Prices may be different in-store, the following deals are based on online prices. All deals were correct on 17/09/2012.
For the kids
The kids may be going back to school, but there's still a chance to go outside and get active. If you're planning a late summer holiday - or you're just off for a day at the seaside - the kids could have hours of fun with an underwater disposable camera (£5 from Maplin, on offer until 31/12/2013.)
You can then store your photos and take them anywhere with you with a 1.5 inch digital photo keychain (Maplin, £4.99 until 31/12/2013). It can store and show up to 120 photos, has four hours of battery life and can be recharged from a USB.
If the weather isn't great and you're trapped inside, younger kids will love the entire Little Miss Library Collection. There are 36 books - and you'll probably enjoy some nostalgia from your childhood too. The recommended retail price is £90 but The Book People are currently selling it for £25. Or, if you'd prefer, you could get Mr. Men: The Complete Collection for £30 (save £95!). There is no explicit expiry date mentioned on either of these deals - so the prices could be subject to change at any time.
And if some of your older children are back at university, they might benefit from 15% off the 16-25 railcard (usual price is £28 for a year). This deal must be bought online and expires on 30/09/2012. It can get them up to a third off rail fares - so it could be cheaper for them to pop home and see you.
Food and drink
After all of that fun, you've probably worked up an appetite, so here are some deals from the supermarket shelves.
You may think the barbeque summer has never really emerged - but there's still time. And if the sun does get his hat on, you'll want to get some sausages on the barbie! For your vegetarian friends, Tesco are selling a 6 pack of Linda McCartney vegetarian sausages for £1.00 (was £1.89, offer ends 24/09/2012).
Then why not treat yourself to a lovely evening dining in? Sainsbury's are doing a £5 Italian meal deal for two (order on-line, for delivery by 25/09/12). You can choose from a number of Italian favourites, including lasagne, macaroni cheese, meat feast pasta bake or spaghetti carbonara (accompanied by garlic ciabatta or an Italian style salad). This is followed by a choice of dessert.
At Sainsbury's online, you can get £15 off your first order when you spend over £75. Enter the discount code XLLJ-PVD4-PQ93 when you check out before 25/09/2012.
If you'd like a Tuborg beer with your meal, there are 20x275ml bottles rolled back to £10.00 at Asda (no expiry date specified.) At Aldi, you can get a bottle of red, white or rose wine for £2.99 - so you can get three for under £9. There's no expiry date stated - so it might be better to snap them up sooner rather than later. But, remember to drink responsibly!
Online offers from high street stores
If you want to update your wardrobe on a budget - and maybe grab a meal - have a look at some of these deals from high street stores.
If you're visiting BHS online, you can get £10 off orders over £50 with the discount code "AUTUMN10". If you'd rather visit the store, you can print off a voucher by clicking here. You can also get £5 off orders over £25 with the discount code "AUTUMN5". The printable voucher for this deal is here. Both of these deals expire on 30/09/2012.
If you're shopping for women's' fashion online, you can get 10% off orders at Missguided with the voucher code VCAW12. It expires 23/09/2012.
Once you're all shopped out, why not sit down for 2 main courses for £12.95 at Zizzi using this voucher - which expires on 30/09/2012. If you'd prefer something a bit more adventurous, you can get a third off your food bill at YO! Sushi until 28/09/2012 with a YO! Passport. You could even win two return flights to Japan if you're really, really lucky!
After enjoying some of the above deals, you might want to have a sit down and relax.
For example, did you know that it's National Spa Week until 23/09/2012? Visit the National Spa Week website to read more - and see whether any spas near you are doing deals. Discounts vary, but you might be able to get a relaxing spa day for less.
The Co-op is also doing some deals on food and toiletries - you can see them all by clicking here. Some notable deals include buy one get two free on Adidas body spray/shower gel (£2.59 each), Imperial Leather shower cream or gel, handwash or bath moments (£1.89-£2.43 each) and Simple cleansing facial wipes (£3.69 each). These are all available until 25/09/2012.
To ease aches and pains and wind down, use this mini massager (£3.00 - was £6.00) from Maplin, on promotion until 31/12/2013.
And when you finally climb into bed, rest your head on a memory foam pillow. They're £9.99 each or £18.00 for two from B&M Bargains. Again, there's no expiry date so this offer could be withdrawn at any time.