Tricks for ‘free’ ice cream, bread & more

We all love a freebie and nothing tastes sweeter than when it’s free. So this got us thinking, is it possible to go into a supermarket and get free food?  Well, by using in-store cashback apps/websites and stacking them with store promotions, it just might be. How do cashback apps/sites work? Buy specific products in a store, then...

Play retro games, incl Snake, for free on your smartphone

If you play games on your phone regularly then you’ll probably already know that many of the most successful titles of the last few years are free to download, from Candy Crush to Angry Birds and Clash of Clans. But did you know you can also sample retro classics, including Snake and Tetris, from gaming’s – and...

EXPIRED: Wake up and smell the FREE coffee every Monday at Caffè Nero

If you need perking up every Monday, free coffee could leave you full of beans. There is one catch – to get the free Caffè Nero coffee you have to be an Aviva customer and have an Android or Apple smartphone. However, as the insurance company has almost 13 million UK customers, there’s a good chance you could be enjoying free coffee...

EXPIRED – £6.40 champagne trick? Min 6 bottles (RRP £18)

Sainsbury’s currently has champagne reduced to £13 a bottle, as well as 25% off wine and champagne when you buy six bottles. Combine this with an online newbies code for £20 off when you spend £60, and you could effectively get champagne for £6.40 a bottle. This is all about combining a number of different promotions – what...

EXPIRED – Domino’s trick to get £2-£5 off ANY one pizza

There are often deals at Domino’s offering 2for1 or up to 50% off a minimum spend on pizzas, but these usually involve buying food for several people (and only on specific days). If you just want a single pizza, any day, you have to be a bit more creative. That’s how we stumbled upon this trick to...

New York flight trick – £295 return all-in, via a quick detour…

There’s something special about New York in winter. The festive feel, the crisp cold air. OK, it’s not exactly like the movies, but it’s close and it’s a fabulous city to spend a long weekend. But it’s not cheap so when we found London to New York flights for just £295 return with British Airways, we just...

How to enjoy the theatre for less

Whether you’ve watched actors tread the boards for years, or you’re a total newbie, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the theatre for low costs. I’m unashamedly a total theatre snob. I hate sitting in the back, or even worse up in the rafters. But what I detest even more is paying an extortionate amount for...

Called Charlotte? Then you could be in line for a royal discount

Whether you were one of the country’s Charlottes who felt weirdly honoured at Kate and William’s choice of baby name, or if you were one of the sourpusses who rolled their eyes, it’s a good time to be you. You could be in line for a royal discount as many firms are jumping on the bandwagon and...

New Poundland DIY range – how does it compare?

DIY expert Tommy Walsh has launched a range of 200 DIY tools and equipment in Poundland stores. £1 DIY tools sounds stonking, but is it really much cheaper than the value range at your local DIY store? We’ve compared a few prices to try to hammer down an answer. As you’d expect, they cost just £1 each....

Homebase ‘secret’ furniture sale (eg, £100 double bed for £40)

We’ve caught wind of a ‘secret’ furniture sale happening at Homebase* this week. It isn’t being openly advertised and it’s all clearance stock (so when it’s gone, it’s gone), but it looks like there are decent discounts to be had if you’re able to hunt them down. The official info – what’s happening Homebase has confirmed there’s a clearance event...