It’s Friday already, where has this week gone? As most people are getting low on funds by Day Five of any Tenner Week Challenge, today’s mini challenge is all about finding a few freebies. That’s right, we’re looking for something for nothing, or maybe a free gift with purchase as long as the purchase itself is within your £10 weekly budget.
These are going to be things that you can pick up in person, or vouchers / e-vouchers to get something from a supermarket or other shop, rather than free tickets (that’s something else that we’re going to be doing tomorrow).
You can get freebies all over the place at the moment, but if you want a few ideas to get you started then here goes:
- Use the #freebiefriday hashtag to find freebies on Twitter and Facebook, and sometimes on Instagram
- Try the freebies section on money saving websites such as HotUKDeals
- Use apps such as Greggs, O2 Priority, Wuntu and All Bar One to get codes and e-vouchers for freebies
- Get a free makeover or cosmetics samples in a department store (but don’t get pushed into making a purchase)
- Try food samples being given out outside shops or inside supermarkets
- Look out for street teams giving out freebies at train and bus stations in rush hour
- Check newsletters from your favourite brands for freebies
- Try one or more of the big freebies sites such as Freestuff and Magic Freebies
What could you pick up today? The best freebies in the UK vary from week to week, but you can often find:
- Perfume samples
- Skincare samples
- Soft drinks samples
- Hot drinks vouchers
- Free wine, beer or cocktails for over 18s
- Cleaning products, air fresheners etc
- Laundry detergent or softener
- Snacks for adults or kids
- New cereals, biscuits and sweets
- Free-from foods and health foods
- Seeds, especially veggies or seeds for bees
- Nappies or other items for babies
- Vitamins or supplements
- Ebooks and recipe collections
- Trials for contact lenses
You never know what you might find, but if you see something you like today then don’t hang about because there are often very limited numbers available and many are given out on a first come, first served basis.
Getting a freebie often involves signing up to a mailing list as well, so consider using a separate email address for your freebie hunting.
What’s happening here
Yesterday was a quiet day working from home, and I managed to get an hour and a half or so’s exercise in, including sit-ups, a few weights and some time on the bike. That meant I could watch some TV as well without cutting into by TV Diet time so I still have 3 hours and 15 minutes of that left to last until Sunday night.
We also had a delicious home made veggie curry evening, with saag paneer, spiced aubergine and onion, rice, cucumber raita with mint, chutney and a couple of grilled papads. It was nice to push the boat out and make a proper sit down dinner, and there’s enough left over for lunch today so that’s a win as far as I’m concerned.
I had to buy milk and some tinned tomatoes so that’s another £1.50 out of the budget, taking the total spend to £4.00 so far. My vague plan is to have a freebie filled no-spend day here today and maybe another one on Sunday, leaving £6.00 for coffee and cake (or maybe a beer) and any emergency groceries over the weekend – but let’s see how that turns out.
How’s your budget working out so far? Have you managed any no-spend days?
Let us know if you find any amazing freebies today!