How to save it: Theatre tickets for £3 and savings from Merlin

You could save up to £40 on combined entry to Madame Tussauds: PA

This week's top deals include a night at the theatre for just £3 and a cheap adventure with Shrek.

A discreet treat

Fancy almost-free tickets for a show or concert? My Box Office offers tickets for a range of theatres and venues, and only charges an administration fee of about £3. It can do so as many events have special performances, previews or press nights and want to ensure houses are as full as possible.

Tickets are normally offered at the last minute so you have to be flexible to benefit. It also asks that you’re discreet about the deals.

There’s an annual fee of £10 to join, and you can register at

Deal magic with Merlin

You could save up to £40 on combined entry to Madame Tussauds, the London Eye and Shrek’s Adventure London through a deal on Travelzoo.

Buy a Merlin London attractions bundle for £47 and visit Shrek’s Adventure first. Then you have 90 days to visit the other two. Details here:

Balloon beats inflation

Want to get the party started with a free balloon and a celebrity face mask? Just fill in your details at and hope you get sent a fun random celebrity!

Ketchup with this deal

Feeling a little green-fingered? You can get free tomato seeds from Heinz through its Grow Your Own campaign. Apply for your free seeds at There’s also a competition to have your tomatoes turned into ketchup.