Times may be tough but there are still some great free offers out there. Here we round up ten of the best:
1) Free TV tickets
If you’re a fan of TV shows such as Harry Hill’s TV Burp, Top Gear or The Graham Norton Show, you can sign up at sites such as applausestore.com, sroaudiences.com and tvrecordings.com for free audience tickets.
2) Films for nothing
See free films with seefilmfirst.com or momentumscreenings.com. Both send emails with chances to see previews of new films. Watch films online legally for free at blinkbox.com, crackle.com and indimoviesonline.com.
3) Books worms get in free
If you have an eBook reader, you can get free eBooks from gutenberg.org, manybooks.net or obooko.com. Also try readitswapit.co.uk, which allows you to exchange novels with other bookworms.
4) Sites for samples
There are loads of websites that offer free samples of everything from skincare products to tea and coffee. Sites include freebielist.com, freestuffjunction.co.uk, searchfreebies.co.uk and freeinuk.co.uk.
5) Swap and share
The ‘swap and share’ economy is booming. Swapz.co.uk bills itself as the biggest swap site and lets you search for items offered for free. For loads more ideas on swapping, visit our guide to swapping and sharing.
6) Community freebies
If you are looking for anything from a drum kit to a wardrobe, check out community sites such as freecycle.org and snaffleup.co.uk which aim to keep a whole range of usable items out of landfills.
7) Music for nothing
There are plenty of sites to listen to your favourite tunes for free. Try last.fm, we7.com or grooveshark.com. The selection may not be as large as Spotify (which is no longer free), but neither is the price.
8) Kids and babies cost less
There’s loads of free stuff out there for kids. Kidsgofree.com has hundreds of deals in your area, while daysoutguide.co.uk is packed with great 2-for-1 offers. Visit our guide to getting the best deal on baby products for more ideas..
9) Software sorted
There are some great free software packages available. Check out all our Photo-editing software reviews, for example, where you’ll find great free software.
10) Get fit for free
If your kids love sport, try these sites. For tennis fans, visit tennisforfree.com. Football fans can try tescoskills.thefa.com and Asda runs free school holiday sports sessions: visit yourasda.com/sporting-chance.
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