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Half Price Stuff at Sainsburys... here's some of the offers:

Save 50% was £9.99 now £4.99
Sainsbury's Mild Smoked Salmon 360g
Save 50% was £1.26 now 63p
Robinson's Orange Fruit & Barley Drink, No Added Sugar 1L
Save 50% was £1.94 now 97p
Lotus Thirst Pockets Limited Edition x2 Rolls
Save 50% was £2.98 now £1.49
Sainsbury's Raspberries 170g
Save 50% was £1.99 now 99p
Sainsbury's Cooked Chicken 200g
Save 50% was £1.58 now 79p
Patak's Curry Cooking Sauces, Rogan Josh 540g
Save 50% was £2.49 now £1.24
Sainsbury's Satsumas x8
Save 50% was £1.99 now 99p
Sainsbury's Butchers Choice Large Pork Sausages x 8 454g

alternatively MySuperMarket.co.uk will compare prices of all supermarkets and let you switch to the cheapest one.

Without sounding like a popular magazine... but "what car?" would you recommend?

Practical and as close to £1k as possible, contenders are below, with the most likely purchase at the top... due to engines, size, safety, isofix, price etc.

Ford Mondeo 2.0 2001+ 145bhp from around £900 (in poor condition)

Skoda Octavia VRS (ideally estate) from around £1500? (more likely £2k) other engines are poor, for example 100bhp 1.6l, or 115bhp 2.0l - why so little power from a 2 litre engine? and why did they replace the 125bhp 1.8litre engine with a 115bhp 2.0litre engine? (1.8l 2000 reg estate is available for around £1k)

Seat Toledo 2.3l V5 (150ish bhp) - but saloon :( from around £1300 (autotrader)
V5 engine not available in the Seat Leon (hatchback version)

VW Bora (aka boring) 2.3l V5 - cheap? may as well get nicer Toledo (better spec / handling). Or perhaps VW Golf Mark IV with 2.3l V5 if it's cheap enough?

MG ZT-T 2.5litre 190bhp estate £2k (too far away from budget and potential head gasket issues?)

Rover 75 2.0l V6 150bhp estate £1750 (ditto)