Six tips to find bargains on bird food

IT’S nice to feed your feathered friends in winter – and I’ve found some great deals going cheep.

To encourage the birds to visit your garden and to help them survive the season, here’s how to feed them tasty treats on a budget.

DIG OUT A DISCOUNT: Look out for deals on bird feed.

Wilko has a two-for-£8 offer on its Peckish Peanut Easy Feeder (300g), usually £4.50.

MEAL DEAL: The Original Factory Shop has cut the price of its mealworm feed (500g) from £11.99 to £8.

This high-quality buy is a fantastic source of essential fat.

NEST PRICE: Argos has an offer on its stylish black metal bird feeder stake, complete with metal birds perched on either edge.

It’s now £7, down from £12.

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FED AND WATERED: Remember to provide our feathered friends with fresh water too.

This is especially important in frosty periods, when ponds, puddles and other water sources may freeze over.

The Droplet Bird Waterer is reduced from £9.99 to £5.99 at

WINDOW ON THE WORLD: Not having a garden doesn’t mean having to miss out.

Go online and order the Peckish Globe Window Bird Feeder Display for just £14.99 from

The feeder can be filled with seed, nuts, suet and mealworms, and is secured with two strong suction pads.

Elsewhere, Pets At Home has a simple tray-styled Window Wild Bird Feeder for £10.99.

TIME IT RIGHT: Only feed birds at the times of year when they most need it.

Prioritise the cold winter months.

NAME THAT TUNE: If you’re unsure of a birdsong, download the Chirp! or ChirpOMatic apps to help with identification.

Both cost £3.49.

Or try the RSPB’s free ID playlist of common birds, at

  • Prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

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SAVE: £8

Cheap treat

GOING vegan this month? Try some Fry’s chicken-style nuggets (380g), down from £2.50 to £2 at Sainsburys.

SAVE: 50p

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ONE lucky individual will win a brand-new, expertly-designed Magnet kitchen as part of its 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaway on social media.

Visit @magnetkitchensuk on Instagram or @MagnetKitchens on Facebook.

Competition runs until January 31.

Top swap

PREP healthy January meals with this Joseph Joseph Chop2Pot bamboo chopping board for £20 at John Lewis, or save with the Tesco version for £6.

SAVE: £14

Leah’s little helper

GET ready for birthdays, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day as Superdrug have just added even more amazing gift sets to their big sale, including the Bristle & Smith Ultimate Grooming Set, which was £20, then £10, but is now just £5.

Many sets are in-store only so if you can venture out safely, it might be worth it.

Shop and save

THE Salter electric soup maker has launched in Argos – perfect for making warming family food this winter.

Down from £59.99 to £55.

SAVE: £4.99

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