Aged 26 to 30? Show an avocado to get one third off Virgin Trains West Coast tickets

If you were one of the ‘millennials’ who missed out on a 26-30 Railcard, then there’s a fruity way that you can still get a third off rail fares on Virgin Trains until Tuesday. Earlier this week, an initial 10,000 26-30 Railcards were offered as part of a nationwide trial and sold out within 12 hours. As...

McDonald’s Monopoly 2018 – Tips to boost your chances of a win

McDonald’s Monopoly is back for 2018! An annual tradition for some, it’s a tasty way to win a free bite to eat or – if you’re lucky – something bigger (I’m just gutted I can’t take part this year due to my ongoing battle with Crohn’s Disease). It’s essentially a prize draw, where you collect stickers from...

Long term illness/disease? How to cut the costs

I have first-hand experience that saving money while trying to manage a health condition can be a challenge. Forever mounting costs can also add unwanted stress, which can slow down the road to recovery. Ever since I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease four years ago, I’ve been prescribed (and paid for) countless different drugs each month, tried infinite pricey specialist...

MoneySaving Ikea hacks – incl free coffee, beat queues & ‘try before you buy’

If you’ve shopped at Ikea, you’ll know only too well how easily costs can add up when you pop in for a specific item and leave several hours later with a car boot full of cacti and scented candles. So here are our top tips to make your Ikea visits more efficient and cheaper – including freebies,...

Trick: Get 20% off gift cards for Odeon, Pizza Express, New Look and Gap, then stack with other offers

Until Sun 11 Mar, you can get 20% off selected Odeon, Pizza Express, New Look and Gap gift cards at Tesco stores (find your nearest*), subject to availability. The discount will be applied automatically at the checkout and there are no refunds available on in-store purchases, or you can buy the gift cards online at Tesco*, though...

How to get a free Tempur travel pillow by lying down (norm £50)

The ‘Tempur Challenge’ is back and for many it’s the kind of deal dreams are made of –  what other offer have you seen where having a lie down gets you a £50 freebie? Until Sun 4 Mar, you can take the ‘Tempur Challenge’ – basically, it’s an easy bit of market research – to claim a...

How to get 50+ FREE Caffè Nero drinks a year by stacking TWO offers

Live or work near a Caffè Nero? Listen up… There’s a way you can get 50+ hot drinks on the house each year by combining separate offers (known as ‘stacking’). It’ll work on most coffees, hot chocolate and tea – it’s all about the free tea in my eyes – and could be a lifesaver on those days when a...

Trick: Get 15% off gift cards for Pizza Express, Spotify, Monsoon and Spafinder Wellness 365, then stack with other offers

Gift cards aren’t often reduced because stores are afraid that people will take advantage and play the system. We’ve spotted reduced gift cards at Tesco, so we’re going to take advantage and play the system… Until Wed 14 Feb, subject to availability, you can get 15% off Pizza Express, Spotify, Monsoon and Spafinder Wellness 365 gift cards at Tesco stores...

‘I won £250 of prizes in a week from my hospital bed!’ – Jordon Cox’s tips for successful comping

A comp a day won’t keep the doctor away (well, it hasn’t worked for me), but it’s a way to kill some spare time and could earn you a fortune – if you’re lucky. As you may know, I’m currently stuck in hospital (if you didn’t – see my Coupon Kid vs Crohn’s Disease blog), which means...

FREE Cadbury chocolate bars in Birmingham and Sheffield

If you’ll be in Birmingham on Fri 2 Feb or Sheffield on Sat 3 Feb, there’s an easy way to bag yourself some FREE Cadbury chocolate… Over the next couple of days, two newsagents – one in Birmingham, one in Sheffield, see addresses below – will be handing out free chocolate bars in exchange for a ‘knick-knack’,...