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Mar 10

Free stuff: top freebies, discounts and vouchers

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Welcome to our freebies article. You’ve read our article on 67 ways to live for free, and now it’s time to apply some of those ideas to your everyday life.

We’re constantly scouting around for the best freebies, vouchers and coupons to take a bit of the squeeze off your purse and save you money for the important things.You’re welcome!

Make sure you sign up to our free bargain alerts. You’ll receive the latest discounts and offers straight to your inbox every week.

When you apply for a freebie the company will often ask for your email. It’s a good idea to set up an email specifically for freebies so your regular inbox isn’t flooded with advertisements. A postal address may be required so samples can be sent to you.

Food & drink freebies

Free Tastecard trial for 2 months

With a Tastecard you can get 50% off at hundreds of restaurants. It normally costs to sign up, but you can get a no-strings-attached free two month trial.

Free Krispy Kreme doughnut

Get a complimentary Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnut when you download the brand’s app.

Free cat or dog food

You can receive a free sachet of dog or cat food from Trophy Pet Foods. Offers are limited to one per pet for a maximum of three pets.

Free regular hot drink every day

Join myWaitrose and treat yourself to a free regular tea or coffee every day, to drink in or takeaway. All you have to do is present your myWaitrose card at the till and you won’t be charged a penny.

For the latest cheap eats and 2 for 1 deals check out this article. 

freebies for your Home & garden

Free Persil dosing device

Receive a free Persil dosing device (either a net, ball or scoop) when you fill in a short questionnaire.

Free smoke alarm

The UK fire-service give out free smoke alarms. They also carry out free home fire safety visits, offer advice on how to make your home safe, and advise on where to fit your alarm. You’ll need to contact your local fire service to see if you’re eligable.

Free gardening catalogues

Catalink are offering free gardening catalogues, with the latest products, collections and information. There are lots of catalogues on garden tools, plants, seeds, flowers, landscapes and more.

Health & beauty freebies

Free gym membership

Receive a free three-day guest membership for your local Fitness First club with no obligation to join. Simply fill in the short form on their website, wait to receive the pass via email, and spend a day trying out their facilities and burning those calories rather than a hole in your wallet. Be aware, though, that they will try to pressure you into joining full time either while you’re there or afterwards.


Online retailer Feel Unique sends make-up and beauty fans five mini samples for free as part of its Pick & Mix service. You can even choose the products yourself.

Free pack of Huggies DryNites

Get a free sample of Huggies DryNites Pyjama Pants. Just sign up and they’ll be winging their way to you in no time.

free Books & magazines

Free novels

If you have an eReader (like Amazon’s Kindle) you can download hundreds of free eBooks (including classics such as Dracula or the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) for free from sites such as

Free magazines

Lots of media companies will give away free physical copies of their magazines. It’s usually a marketing incentive, to try and make you subscribe or buy the next issue. There are magazines to cover every possible interest: pick up your free copy of climate change magazine It’s Freezing in LA, Fine Art Collector, luxury magazine Porter, or even Puzzlers’ Club.

Free science experiment ebook for kids

Packed full of incredible experiments for curious kids, ‘Don’t Eat Your Slime’ is guaranteed to provide fantastic experiments for your child. And it’s free!

Going out freebies

cinema ticketsFree tickets for TV shows

Many television companies offer free tickets to the recording of their programmes. The BBC tickets page has details of how to apply online for free tickets to shows, including events like Sport Relief. SRO Audiences gives you the chance to see programmes such as Loose Women and Dancing on Ice first hand.


Register with ShowFilmFirst and you can have free movie tickets emailed directly to you.  All you have to do is put up with some promotional emails (so use a different email from your usual one) and you could be watching films before they are released.

Technology freebies

photo printsFree photo prints

If you sign up to Truprint they’ll give you 20 free 6×4 prints as a welcome gift.

Free SIM cards

Never pay for a sim card again. Just head over to any large network, including giffgaff and Vodaphone, and claim your free sim.

Watch films and TV for free

Get access to great TV with a free trial from Amazon Prime Video . Make sure you cancel before the end of the trial period, though, or you’ll be charged.


Freebies on Gumtree, Snaffleup, Freecycle and Craigslist


Just go to the website for a list of free things in your area. You’ll have to collect the items, but it’s a small price to pay for a free sofa or washing machine. Just click on the items you want then email the owners to organise a time to collect. Be quick, as items tend to go quickly. You can also try posting an ad of your own saying what items you need, and someone might get in touch.


This is the newest free item site. It works exactly the same way as the others: you contact the seller, then collect the items yourself. No money is allowed to change hands. You can also register your postcode so the search prioritises items that are in your area. We’ve tried Snaffleup and got our hands on a huge TV within a couple of hours of emailing the person who was offering it. Brilliant!


This is another way to get free items that people are throwing out. Go the website, sign up for free, and join a Freecycle network near you. You can browse the networks by your region. Once you become a member of a local group you can view the items being given away and post your own items. Everything posted must be free, legal, and appropriate to all ages.


Similar to the others, Craigslist lets you get your hands on stuff other people are getting rid of. Choose your nearest city, then look on the ‘for sale’ menu for the ‘free’ option and see all the items that are available to you. All you have to do is pick it up. People often use the site when they are moving house and are keen to shift stuff as soon as possible.

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7 years ago

Just came across this website London Calling, loads of amazing money saving offers people!

8 years ago

Hi There,

I am working for Aptamil trying to increase their online visibility and I noticed you have a link to the old Aptamil homepage here:

Recently Aptamil has rebranded to Aptaclub so we were hoping we could fix the link.

Would you be willing to change it from the current URL to here
on the keywords “Apticlub Baby Club information”.

If this works for you please let me know or contact me if you have any other questions.


8 years ago
Reply to  Despina

yes sure, we have updated the link now.

9 years ago

There are some great freebies about at the moment!

glyness rowell
glyness rowell
10 years ago

energy saving gadget freebie may i have one my name and address : glyness rowell
43 buttercup way southminster essex cmo 7ry

thank you

10 years ago
Reply to  glyness rowell

Glen, you need to click on the link and leave your name and address there, not on this page.

Ken Hurcombe
Ken Hurcombe
10 years ago

Could not find any reference to Winedeal 20% discount code
available until August 31st ?

Senaida Fait
Senaida Fait
10 years ago

Finally, an issue that I am passionate about. I have looked for information of this topic for the last several hours. Your site is greatly valued

free flights
free flights
10 years ago

Earn free flight vouchers by filling out surveys

11 years ago

nice article, thought i would add everyvouchercode. in there. The thing that gets me with these voucher code and discount sites is the “click to reveal” button which open a million pop ups, this site doesn’t have that so that’s why i would recommend it to a friend.

11 years ago

oops spelling mistake, I meant towels and not towes

11 years ago

The L’Oreal offer states that the sample number has been reached and the Bodyform offer is for pantyliners and not towes

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