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If you’re looking to make a day trip across the Channel, you may want to grab this deal before it sails. Go via this P&O Ferries* link - the code DIRECTDT should be auto-filled - to get six 'free' bottles of wine (norm £3ish each) when you book a Dover to Calais day return for a car or motorcycle from £24 return.
You have to book by 11.59pm on Tue 24 Mar for travel until Wed 25 Mar and the £24 return is valid on Sun-Fri return journeys only (Saturday sailings are from £29).
Tickets we found that cost £24 in this offer are usually £20-£30 for a return ticket alone. So, although you may be able to find a return ticket slightly cheaper, when you factor in the six bottles of Vive La Vie wine (worth £18ish), this works out as a decent offer if you’re heading over to stock up on booze anyway.
How to ensure you get the deal
When you book your ticket via the link above, make sure it says 'Promotion' next to the selection you've picked. Return tickets that cost exactly £24 (or £29 on Sat) are 'saver' tickets and will show up as £12 each way. This is its most basic ticket type and there is no flexibility on travel dates and time and they're non-refundable.
Make sure you bring your booking reference number on the day to check-in. Show your voucher (issued at check-in) in the onboard shop on the outward journey only to get your six bottles of Vive La Vie red, white or rose wine. You can't mix and match your wines.
Up to nine people can travel together in one car. The earliest ferry out is at 00.45am and the latest inbound ferry leaves Calais at 11.25pm. Excludes mini buses, motor homes, vans, caravans and trailers.
Pets are not allowed. If wine is unavailable, P&O Ferries will offer a substitute wine. Tickets are subject to availability.
Register online at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show* to get a pair of free tickets for entry on one day of the exhibition between Thu 26 Mar and Sun 29 Mar at the NEC Birmingham.
Two tickets usually cost £25.75 in advance, including a £1.75 booking fee (or £36 on the door). The offer's available until 3pm on Wed 25 Mar, or until 2,000 pairs go. You can opt for one ticket instead of a pair. Tickets will be emailed to the person that registers and you must print each ticket out.
The show includes 500 suppliers exhibiting their latest products and free seminars and masterclasses led by experts within the industry on topics such as design, self-builds, energy efficiency, budgets and legal issues.
Max two tickets per household. Your ticket will get you entry on one of the four dates – you don’t have to choose which day when registering.
The show's on 10am-5pm. Up to four children aged 16 or under can go free per ticket holding adult.
Online prices range from £7.95 to £9.95 for an adult ticket, with a family ticket for four ranging from £22.05 to £25.95.
Bournemouth Oceanarium says this is an ongoing offer.
Interested in property abroad? Or just like the TV show and want a day out? We’ve 10,000 free one-day tickets to the Manchester: A Place in the Sun Live* on Fri 13 - Sun 15 Mar at Manchester Central and 10,000 free tickets to the London: A Place in the Sun Live* on Fri 8 - Sun 10 May at Olympia. Just sign up via the link above for the location you want.
If you haven't heard of it before, it’s an overseas property exhibition based on the TV show, with industry experts and properties for sale. Advance tickets usually cost £10.90 each or £16.02 for two including a booking fee and on the door it's usually £12 each, so you're saving a great deal here.
It's on 10am-5pm each day at both locations and one ticket's valid for one day, so either the Fri, Sat or Sun - you don't have to choose which day on registering, just turn up on the day you want to visit. You can register for as many as you like, but as these are single tickets (not pairs) you’ll have to register again for every ticket.
The tickets are available till the last day of the event (Sun 15 Mar for Manchester and Sun 10 May for London), or before if all tickets go. Kids under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult and don't need a ticket. Tickets must be printed.
Buy an adult ticket to London's Ripley's Believe it or Not! for £22.95 and get a child ticket (4-15 years old) for £1 extra at Attraction Tix* until 31 Mar 2015 for any day and any time. What's more, these are fast-track tickets so you can queue jump on entry. There's no code to enter, the discount automatically appears.
Under fours go free. It's a maximum of one £1 child ticket per adult. You must select the date you want to go when you book. Once booked, you'll receive your voucher by email - you must print it and bring it with you on the day.
You're saving £21.02 compared to booking online at the Ripley's website, as a fast-track adult ticket costs £25.46 and a child ticket costs £19.51, which in total is £44.97 - you'll only pay £23.95 with Attraction Tix.
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 £11, or five for £25, online at Groupon* by 11.59pm on Tue 17 Mar. Just purchase your voucher and the codes will appear in your Groupon account, these can then be exchanged for a ticket at the cinema box office on the day of the film (it can't be used for advance or online bookings).
Better still, you don't have to use all the codes in one go and they can be used by different people - great for families - until they expire on Thu 4 Jun. The voucher is valid for both 2D and 3D showings at all Odeon cinemas except a few in London (see 'more info'), although a few films are excluded.
Which films are excluded?
Jurassic World (all screenings), The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (screenings before Fri 6 Mar), Cinderella (screenings before Fri 3 Apr), Fast & Furious 7 (screenings before Fri 24 Apr) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (screenings before Fri 15 May).
Before you buy, is it worth it?
A full-price adult ticket can cost £3-£13 depending on location. As this offer gets tickets for £5-£5.50, it's only worth getting if you usually pay more. Before buying, check prices at your local cinema.
For example, at London's Marble Arch branch, you could save more than £15 for two adult tickets as they're usually £13.30 each. However, if you're visiting the Odeon in Dorchester, you wouldn't necessarily make a saving at all - adult tickets there start at just £3.
Unfortunately, it isn't valid with the current 2for1 Wednesdays deal at Odeon cinemas (a temporary replacement for the Orange Wednesdays 2for1, which ended recently) so if you're planning a trip to the Odeon on a Wednesday in March, this could work out cheaper.
If there's no Odeon near you, and you're an Orange/EE customer, there's a 2for1 at Vue cinemas at the moment as well.
Not valid at these London branches: Leicester Square, The Lounge at Whiteleys and BFI IMAX. The offer also excludes any other IMAX screenings
It can't be used with any other offer or discount voucher (including 2-4-1 Wednesdays, Meerkat Movies, Tesco, The Times, The Sun Perks, Movies in the Morning and Odeon Premier Club Film Fan Monday/Thursday), 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 five Odeon cinema tickets for £24.99 (plus £2.95 delivery), online at Odeon until Thu 2 Apr, for 13 selected award-nominated films. Better still, you don't have to use them in one go and they can be used by different people – so they're great for a family outing.
Which films can you see with the tickets?
Boyhood, Gone Girl, Interstellar, Mr Turner, The Imitation Game, Unbroken, Exodus, The Theory of Everything, Birdman, Foxcatcher, Wild, Whiplash, Selma.
Before you buy, is it worth it for you?
Full-price on-the-door tickets usually cost £4-£16. As this offer gets tickets for £5.60 each, that means it usually works out cheaper, providing you will use all the tickets before the date runs out. But beware, a few Odeons do have cheaper tickets for specialist showings, so check prices at your local cinema before buying this deal.
If you’re not planning on visiting a London cinema and don’t fancy any of the 13 selected films, Mighty Deals is currently offering £5 Odeon cinema tickets.
Odeon says the packs are available while stocks last. We've asked how many are left in stock, but it hasn't got back to us yet. It's possible they could sell out before the deal is due to end, so go quick if you want one.
The tickets are valid at all Odeon cinemas in the UK, except the Lounge at Whiteleys and the BFI IMAX.
At Vue Cinemas across the UK military personnel can show a Defence Privilege Card or MoD service ID to get up to 20% off a cinema ticket.
Discounts range from 15%-20% and this is dependent on location. The discount is valid seven days a week on all films. Tickets must be purchased from the box office, not online.
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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