Homebase is selling a four-person hot tub for £390 – £82 cheaper than B&Q

HOMEBASE is selling a Lay-z-Spa hot tub for £390 – and it's cheaper than B&Q.

The Vegas Airjet hot tub will fit four to six people, and it's £82 less than the exact same make and model that rival hardware store, B&Q, is selling.

The bargain buy was spotted on Hotukdeals where shoppers shared how the full price of the hot tub had been reduced from nearly £600 originally.

That makes it £210 cheaper to buy now, and with hot tubs being a popular buy for Brits' back gardens this summer, it's likely to sell-out quickly.

It's easy to set-up, and designed to take less than 5 minutes to inflate – you won't need any tools either and just have to plugit straight into a standard plug socket.

The hot tub is also portable and easy to move compared to a fixed or built-in hot tub, and all you have to do is empty and deflate it to pick a new spot in the garden.

How to compare prices to get the best deal

JUST because something is on offer, or is part of a sale, it doesn’t mean it’s always a good deal.

There are plenty of comparison websites out there that'll check prices for you – so don't be left paying more than you have to.

Most of them work by comparing the prices across hundreds of retailers.

Here are some that we recommend:

  • Google Shopping is a tool that lets users search for and compare prices for products across the web. Simply type in keywords, or a product number, to bring up search results.
  • Price Spy logs the history of how much something costs from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and the supermarkets. Once you select an individual product you can quickly compare which stores have the best price and which have it in stock.
  • Idealo is another website that lets you compare prices between retailers. All shoppers need to do is search for the item they need and the website will rank them from the cheapest to the most expensive one.
  • CamelCamelCamel only works on goods being sold on Amazon. To use it, type in the URL of the product you want to check the price of.

There is a 140 AirJet massage system in place and temperatures can reach up to 40ºC while you're relaxing.

The tub is also designed to be thermostatically regulated which will help you stay energy efficient when running it.

You can order the hot tub online or pick on up in-store – use Homebase's store locator to find your closest.

But if you are ordering online you'll have to consider the £12.50 extra delivery charge that comes with it, taking your total up to £402.50 overall.

But click and collect is free.

The store has a handy postcode checker so you can look ahead of your visit to see if the hot tub is in stock and try to avoid any disappointment.

When we checked, Homebase Hanworth had six in stock, and Homebase Basingstoke did too, but at Homebase Bredbury and Homebase Frome, the hot tubs were out of stock.

As always, it's best to shop around first as you may find you can bag a better bargain somewhere else.

Morrisons for example, is selling a hot tub for only £275, making it cheaper than Homebase's by more than £100.

It heats the water up to a steamy 40ºC too, and has inbuilt air jets and a control panel to crank up the temperature or massage feature.

You can only buy the Morrisons spa in-store though, and when we first spotted the bargain, the supermarket told us stock was already very low.

Lidl is also selling a hot tub at a cheaper price, as the supermarket has one on offer for £300 – £90 cheaper than Homebase.

It's another one you'll have to head in-store for though as Lidl doesn't sell any of its products online.

The cheaper option has a 700 litre capacity and 118 jets that create massaging bubbles when you go to take a dip.

Otherwise, B&M is selling a hot tub for £450 making it £60 more expensive than Homebase's.

It holds up to six people and inflates in under five minutes, reaching temperatures of 40ºC once you've got it set up and going.

Plus B&Q's version of the same Lay-z Spa is more expensive than Homebase's at £472.

It's got all the same features as Homebase's and also has a freeze shield that automatically prevents water from freezing and damaging the spa when it's left out in colder temperatures too.

You'll have to factor in things like running costs if you're making a new hot tub purchase though.

Plus if you want to fully deck out your back garden space you might want to take a look over our list of sun loungers, perfect for soaking up some sun this summer.

You could get a new rattan sofa to match too, and B&Q is selling a stunning four piece garden sofa set for £260 – half the price of Wayfair's.

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