By MoneySavingExpert's Coupon Kid, Jordon Cox
Whether you normally take an interest in politics or not, voting in next month’s general election is a must. It’s the most important consumer decision you can make and now there is an added incentive for registering.
If you’re aged between 18-24 and are registered to vote in the election on Thursday 8 June, you can enjoy a day of fun at Thorpe Park for just £20 from Mon 22 May to Fri 26 May.
The deadline for registering for this election is 11.59pm this coming Monday (Mon 22 May), so if you’ve not already got a polling card and haven’t voted before, you’ll need to act fast.
How do I register to vote?
If you’re not on the electoral roll, visit Gov.uk to register to vote in England, Scotland and Wales. Registering online takes about three minutes.
To register in Northern Ireland, visit the Your Vote Matters website to download the form and return it to your local area electoral office.
Why should I register to vote?
In the EU referendum last year, according to figures from YouGov, only 36% of young people aged 18-24 actually voted. Ultimately, it’s your future that this election most affects, so you should have your say on what direction the country goes in.
It also benefits you financially, as it tells credit agencies you exist, it boosts your chances of getting an overdraft or a phone contract, and the tax you’ll pay will be set by who you put in power… plus you get a cheap day out.
I’m registered, how do I get the Thorpe Park deal?
If you’ve just registered to vote, you’ll need to show your email confirmation of your registration to the cashier at the park to get entry for £20 from Mon 22 May to Fri 26 May. If you’ve already pre-registered or voted before, just present your polling card to a cashier (which you should have already received in the post).
Thorpe Park tickets are normally £52.50 on the gate, but even if you have a 2for1 voucher, you’ll still save a decent amount with this offer. But more importantly, as a registered voter you’ll be having your say on the future of the country.