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Believe it or not (see what we did there!), you can get an off-peak family ticket to Ripley's interactive attraction in London any day until Sun 30 Nov for £42 instead of the usual £67.96 online (£79.90 on the door).
Simply print this Ripley’s voucher* and present it at the Piccadilly Circus attraction to get entry for two adults and two children or one adult and three children for £42. A child is classed as aged 4-15 (under-4s go free) and the 700 peculiar exhibits are aimed at all ages.
Ripley’s doesn’t usually offer this type of off-peak ticket. A family ticket normally costs £67.96 in advance online for the whole day, and even if you bought the evening saver tickets after 5pm, it would still cost you £67.80 for two adults and two children. So whichever way you look at it, this deal gives a saving of about £26.
You must arrive after 3.30pm with this deal but you can stay as long as you like, until it closes at midnight. Last entry is 10.30pm, but Ripley's suggests you'll need about two hours to visit the whole attraction.
We've asked Chester Zoo how long this offer is available but it hasn't got back to us yet.
Check out Tennis For Free's website to see if there's free coaching sessions in your area. The sessions mostly run during weekends and are suitable for anyone aged 3 or over. The equipment’s also provided free. It’s told us the sessions aren't professional coaching, they're more focused on having fun. Individual sessions might cater for certain age groups.
B&Q Kids Can Do It classes help children aged 7-11 learn basic DIY skills through small projects such as building bird feeders and making picture frames. They usually cost £5 a session, but members of the free B&Q Club get them free.
Become a member: Simply register online and you'll be sent a confirmation email with your membership code in. If you're already a member, you don't have to re-register.
Book your class: To see the available classes, go via this Kids Can Do It link and book on the store and month you'd like. It'll then show you all the slots available and what your little 'uns will be building.
It says the classes cost £5, but telephone 03330 143 354 and quote the store, class and your B&Q membership number and it's free.
The classes take place at 38 B&Q stores and there's no limit to the number you can book.
Classes run on Saturdays and Sundays and B&Q provides all the tools and materials needed.Sessions usually last an hour and, depending on the store, here are some of the things kids make:
For a full list of ways to maximise Clubcard points, check out the Loyalty Schemes guide.
Get two Odeon cinema tickets for £10, or five for £20, online at Groupon*. Better still, you don't have to use them in one go and they can be used by different people. The vouchers are valid on 2D and 3D showings at almost every UK cinema, though some films are excluded.
How long do I have to buy them? The offer ends at 11:59pm on Fri 7 Nov, or earlier if the vouchers sell out. We got in touch with Groupon on Tue 28 Oct and it said 154,900 two-ticket vouchers were left (originally 170,656) and 51,000 five-ticket vouchers were left (originally 70,000).
How long do I have to use them? The vouchers expire on Fri 19 Dec. This is the same end date as the Odeon deal Groupon ran last month, so it's worth noting you'll have less time to use the vouchers this time around. They can be used on multiple visits, so if you buy the five-ticket voucher, you can use it on five separate cinema visits before then.
You can't book ahead. They aren't valid for online or advance bookings, you'll have to go to the cinema box office on the day of the film to use them. It's worth calling ahead to check availability if you want to see a particular showing.
Where can they be used? They're valid at all 100+ UK cinemas, apart from these London branches: Leicester Square, The Lounge at Whiteleys and BFI IMAX. The offer also excludes any other IMAX screenings.
Are any films excluded? Yes, showings before Fri 21 Nov of Interstellar, showings before Fri 5 Dec of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and all showings of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
How do you get it? Go via this Groupon* link and purchase the voucher. You'll then need to redeem the code that appears on your Groupon voucher on this page to receive your Odeon voucher codes by email. You can either print them or show them on your phone at the box office.
Before you buy, is it worth it for you?
A full-price box office ticket can cost £4-£16 depending on location and whether it’s for an adult or child. As this offer gets tickets for £4-£5, it's only worth getting if you usually pay more than that.
So before buying this deal, check prices at your local cinema. Certainly in London's West End branch you can save up to £22 for two adult tickets as they're usually £16 each. If you're visiting the West Bromwich branch however, you could get an adult ticket for as little as £5 so there wouldn't be much of a saving.
Seats are subject to availability. The deal can't be used with any other offer or discount voucher (including Orange Wednesday, Tesco, Times, The Sun Perks, Movies in the Morning and Odeon Premier Club Film Fan Monday), or with Odeon points.
The offer includes Newbies screenings, but excludes premier seats, D-Box seats, Gallery performances, The Lounge performances, IMAX, BFI IMAX, iSense, family tickets, Odeon Silver Screen, Odeon Kids, Odeon Plus, premieres, special events and events which are not usually open to the public.
Also excludes these extras:
The tickets must be for personal use only - so the vouchers can't be used on school bookings, corporate or private hire, or third party bulk ticket bookings.
You can get a 'free' cinema ticket valid on Sundays at participating cinemas - which include Cineworld - when you buy four big bags of promotional chocolates before 19 Nov 2014. The share bags include Galaxy Counters, Revels, M&Ms, Maltesers, Minstrels, Twix, Mars Mix, Galaxy Bites and Magic Stars. They must have the Sweet Sundays promotion on them.
The promotional bags are £2 at Tesco, so you're effectively buying your cinema snacks for £8 and getting your ticket, which can cost up to £10, for 'free'.
Once you have all four promo packs of sweets, follow these steps:
As I like to go the extra mile at work, I went in our local Tesco pick up a bag (or four) of chocolates to try this out. Be warned, the bags were mixed in with non-promotional packs - so really keep an eye out.
It's also useful to know you can get two tickets per Sweet Sundays account, so unless you're going to the movies solo it's probably worth picking up eight packs so two of you can go - although after eight bags of sweets, you'd probably feel too sick to enjoy the film.
Broadband customers can get the offer too - see the links above for more info.
Tips and tricks to get the most out of the code
Are you on a different network?
Order online and save 10% at Cineworld cinemas
You can book online with the code at Cineworld cinemas, saving an extra 10% on the ticket you pay for. You can only book on the Wednesday you want to go though. All you need to do is enter the code online in the special field added to the booking page every Wednesday.
The booking process will require you to set up a myCineworld account - it's free, but means you will be sent offers and info (so opt out if you wish). See the Cineworld site for full details.
Have you got a Cineworld Unlimited card?
If you have a Cineworld Unlimited card (pay from £16.40 a month for unlimited films) you can get a pal in free each time you go on a Wednesday. Simply show your code and the card. Check out our tips & tricks guide for full details.
Make a night of it and use the same code to get 2for1 mains and dough balls at most PizzaExpress restaurants. Although it runs deals regularly, this is usually the best deal out there.
Valid for standard tickets only. You may be able to pay a supplement for the following but check with your local cinema: premium seating, 3D screenings, Imax, VIP seats, premium seats, Gold Class, Extreme Screen and other premium offers.
It excludes premieres and private screenings. You can’t use the code on advance bookings. Code can only be used once per week, and can’t be used with any other offer. The 2for1 is only valid if both people are watching the same film.
T-Mobile customers can't get this offer.
At almost every Cineworld, you can get its Take 2 Offer, which means you and a friend can see popular films with the full cinematic experience for £11 all-in, including two drinks and popcorn.
Book online through mycineworld.com and join its free members club to get the deal for £11. Otherwise, you'll have to pay £12.10 if booking in a cinema (or online without joining its free members club).
These tickets go quick, so it's best to book in advance.
With tickets usually £8-£10, two small drinks £3 each and a regular popcorn to share for £6.50, you could save up to £10.50.
The only downside is you can't pick which film to watch. And you must go on a Thursday. Here's what's coming up.
Keep your nippers (and yourself) amused on weekend and school holiday mornings with Movies For Juniors kids’ films at Cineworld. It’s £1.35 per showing, per person (if booked online with a myCineworld account, or £1.50 if bought at cinema box office) for both adults and sprogs.
What is myCineworld?
myCineworld is a free online account that gives you access to Cineworld deals (including 10% off online bookings), forthcoming offers, faster booking and a newsletter (if you opt in). To get it, simply register online. It’s totally free.
3D films are more expensive though - £2.70 per person (if booked online with myCineworld, or £3 if bought at the cinema). Remember the glasses aren’t included, so unless you have some already, it’s £1 each on top of the ticket.
It’s available on selected films only and will vary per cinema. See website for current listings.
Although the films on offer aren’t the latest movies, kids’ tickets usually cost upwards of £7, so this is a decent saving. See full listings and cinema details for more info.
We looked at the other major cinemas and found this deal to be cheapest out there for kids - see Cheap Cinema Tickets for Vue and Odeon offers.
We've blagged MoneySavers 2for1 tickets for The Card Shark Show, an interactive magic show all about classic card tricks, cheats and scams throughout the ages. To get them, go via this special Ticket Factory link*, then pick your date and time, choose from either premium or standard seats (the code MSE21 should be added automatically) at all Friday performances (7pm and 9pm).
Premium tickets (first five rows) are £64 for two people, standard tickets (the next 10 rows) are £53 for two people including admin fees. The show's at the Courthouse Hotel in London's West End.
In order to avoid the dreaded 'canned laughter', TV companies regularly offer free tickets to see popular TV shows. In return, you're expected to listen to direction, shout when asked to and generally be enthusiastic. Although you could also potentially have to sit around for long periods without breaks and for the more popular shows - queue!
A lot of shows overbook, so make sure you arrive at least an hour early is due to start to ensure you get a seat. Often, if you are refused entry due to overbooking, organisers will try to arrange for you to get priority seating for another time.
Firms which offer TV show tickets include:
Always make sure you check out the above lists for these free ticket shows, so you never end up paying money for them on eBay or other ticket sites. Depending on availability, you should always be able to get them for free.
Electronic ticket barriers can sometimes gobble up your ticket, so to make sure you don't lose your proof of travel, ask a member of the station staff to help you through.
Before spending, use Martin's Mantras. If you answer 'NO' to any, Don't buy!
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