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Special Offers, Discount Codes & Freebies

A list of sites I have found interesting and who currently have clearance sections, special offers or discount codes available. There are some great ideas that you may already be able to start using or improvising without spending.

AbeBooks for huge savings on text books

Bunches For all your flowers & celebration balloon deliveries. FREE chocolates - watch out for discount codes.

Dobbies Garden Centre

Garden Bliss Check out 'green fingered' section where there's a kit for growing square tomatoes - anyone any ideas?

Gardening Extras

Garden Trading Retail

Polanter - another idea for vertical growing systems.

VistaPrint Where Frugaldom gets the posh little cards I hand out to everyone but make sure you don't tick the box offering regular offers.

XS-Stock, Irvine Handy for a few bargains now and again.

NYK Media & Frugaldom earns a small percentage of income from affiliated links. The above links are what I thought relevant to this forum, some of them form part of affiliated networks. I'll update this post as often as possible to highlight any special offers, discount codes or freebies I spot.


Just read the latest Ryanair newsletter - bargain flights to Europe, as per the following:

"Dear Subscriber,
We have put together more unbelievable fare offers. You can fly to Europe for an incredible £8!!

Whether you want to soak up the sun, party the night away or simply immerse yourself in the culture of one of our many city breaks, the choice is yours. With over 150 airports throughout Europe we have the holiday destination to suit your individual needs.

This incredibly low £8 offer is available until midnight 17.05.10.

More details at

Bunches 10% Discount code!

Save 10% on all orders at throughout August.

Simply enter the promotional code AUG2010 at the basket page.

Valid on all orders HERE until midnight Wednesday 1st September 2010.

Re: Special Offers Online

Frugaldom wrote:

Bunches For all your flowers & celebration balloon deliveries. FREE chocolates, 10% off using code at checkout

UPDATE: Bunches 10% Discount code!

Save 10% on all orders at throughout November.

Simply enter the promotional code 10XMAS at the basket page.

Valid on all orders at until midnight Monday 6th December 2010.

Land's End 20& discount as well as 10% cashback

To claim your 20% discount
During checkout enter the code NL1411 in the 'Enter Promotion Code' field on the 'Order Summary' page and click 'apply'.

Terms & Conditions
20% discount applies to online orders placed up to 11.59pm on Sunday 14th November 2010 (excluding Lands' End Canvas purchases).
20% discount will only be applied to orders where the code NL1411 is entered correctly.
20% discount offer can only be redeemed once and cannot be redeemed against any items previously ordered or purchased from Lands' End.
20% discount cannot be exchanged for cash, used to purchase gift vouchers, or used in conjunction with any other total spend offer.

Don't forget to go via your favourite cashback site for a further 10% cash back! Make cyberdosh whilst you save cyberdosh:)

Double reward points for all you eBay +PLUS members, just in time for Christmas shopping!

Must take a look soon, as the cashback rewards are very handy for future shopping.

BUNCHES - see post 1 for link or go via cashback while you still can.

Save 10% on all orders! Simply order before midnight Sunday 5th December and enter the code XMAS10 at the checkout.

We have a fantastic range of Christmas flowers, why not send our new Festive Bouquet? Only £13.49 with discount including free milk chocolates and free UK delivery!

Updated post 1 to include the Free Green Gadgets site, as the offers for free power off plugs and free shower widgets are still on. So, in case anyone missed the post last time, the link is now back up and running - see post 1 of this thread.

I tried to register for the free green gadgets it keeps asking for a promotional code??? There does not seem to be one on your post.

Didn't ask for one earlier, hold on, will get another link.

OK, try this one -

Go Ape are promoting it so use code GOAPE

OK done it thanks.

Does anyone have a sky box and braodband, what happens if you switch the box etc off at night???

We turn everything off we can but the box and broadband stay on standby. I just wonder how much power they use.

Perhaps best to ask in the daily thread so the question gets a quicker response. Can't help, I'm afraid, not got Sky.

I'm earning free National Lottery tickets just by searching the Internet! Join for free now

Signed up to this in the hope of a tiny win one day. Costs me nothing and I'm constantly searching for stuff online, so it's not too strenuous logging ito the site. You need to be in it to win it, as they say, but I'm too frugal to pay. This suits me just fine AND you get a referral link.
Duchess of Frugonia

shall sign up tomorrow, please remind me though!

Remember, remember, the 21st of November,
Searchlotto, searching, the lot!

Signed up for this one Nyk, thanks - got OH to do it too (sorry - used the link to my acc   .
Duchess of Frugonia

Thanks, Nyk.  Off there now...  shall confirm :p

Haven't quite sussed out how it works yet, but I'll use it for my searches and let you know if/when I hear of any results. If anyone else gets results, let us know, please.
Duchess of Frugonia

signed up - and forwarded to DS too

Spotted another offer on Amazon and it qualifies even when spending vouchers! You get a free £2 voucher to spend on MP3s with every order you place over £10 for the next week! Already claimed my first one.

I saw this too , unfortunately I peaked too soon and ordered prezzies last week !!

vertbaudet have an offer on 20% off and free delivery which I thought was good until I found out the budget range and sale items were excluded. I will stick to George for Ds clothes.

the code is 8082 if its of any use to anyone else

As mentioned on daily thread

millets are having a 40% of sale

Sadly, Millets look to be in receivership or administration, should have guessed what was happenig when they went straight for 40% off in one leap.

FREE PERMACULTURE EBOOK in today's Microholding Daily

Just ordered the above cat food: 24 tins for £10.60 and free delivery! Works out at less than 45p per tin, compared to 67p per tin in local store. Umm... I used my £6.03 of Amazon vouchers towards this, so the gifts budget is back down to zero again.

(Newbies, please don't suggest I buy supermarket own brands, I have no supermarkets near me and I don't live within delivery distanc of any either.)

Thats a great saving for you , how long will that last?

Nyk, I'm overrun with shops here but I buy Kelso's bonios from Amazon, works out at £1 a box but they are usually £1.39 in Asda.

Frugal puss gets only a quarter of a tin each day, as she eats mainly dry food, so this will last about 3 months. (The dry food is from Amazon, too, their Value packs work out at 67p per kilo - much cheaper even than Aldi.)

Spotted this in the MSE newsletter, just in time for tomorrow!

Daily Mirror (45p) on Thu 26 Jan 2012
Voucher for £5 off a £30 spend in your nearest Aldi store. The voucher's valid for one week till Thu 2 Feb.

Tescos have Mornflakes oats 2kg bag for £1.50, better than the 1kg for £1 that's been the cheapest I found.  Will invest some of my £2.11 cash on a bag of these when I'm next near a Tesco.
Duchess of Frugonia

If anyone wants a 10% discount, to be used by 29th Feb 2012, on the Book Depository, please let me know as I have a linkie but only 5 of them.  PMs with your name and email.  I declare that they sent this to me unasked for but are offering me a discount too.  Not that I'm buying anything at the moment, but books usually make a fab present!

5% discount off DIY

5% discount - DIY

Vouchercode diytools5 and a permanent sales clearance section for all the DIY fans among us.

Don't forget to register and sign in BEFORE browsing (or buying), so you can claim free points, as well as discounts.

CODE....... EVM946......for a 1p

and can be tracked with topcashback found on MSE


Dorothy Perkins <- my aff link

Valid 19th - midnight 26th Feb 2012
Enter DPVIPE at the checkout

100 Nectar points for signing up to emails

If it has worked when you type in the link below it should take you to Nectar.  You put in your email address and they send you emails about spa deals.  For your trouble they will give you 100 Nectar points which I believe are worth 50p.

Edit: forgot to mention that I got this off the MSE site.

Thanks for that Poppy, every 50p is worth having.

Thanks Poppy have signed up every 50p is indeed worth having s my good old nan used to say pennies make pounds so always save them.

Dorothy Perkins 24 hour discount code

Offer: 20% off full price lines
Valid from: Now
Valid until: 12/12/2012 (TBC)

Sale articles not included
*Discount applied at checkout. 20% off full price lines. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offers.

Don't forget to go via Topcashback to save even more!



When you visit and place your first order, the special offer code SK5873 gives you 4 free chicken breast fillets. Their fresh chicken fillets are delivered chilled and cost less than any of the supermarket equivalents. And no water added!

Once registered, you'll receive updates of all future special offers

Ventus Twister washing machine

Ventus Twister

50% OFF voucher for frugalers to purchase a Ventus Twister, foot-operated washing machine.

To take advantage of this offer, go to and visit the shop to purchase the Twister.

Use code 'laundry' (NOT case sensitive) and press recalculate at checkout to get 50% off.

Writing course - HURRY!

Fab offer - this online childrens' book writing course has been slashed to only £12 - check it out HERE

This is a referral link from Groupon, but it seemed too good an offer to miss! So good, in fact, that I have treated myself to it!    

for those of us not near a supermarket works out approx 40p per packet

Good price

Shaz_mum_of_2 wrote:

for those of us not near a supermarket works out approx 40p per packet

Great price if it's all free delivery and that stuff last for years if kept sealed and dry. Had a look at cheapest on mysupermarket comparison and it seems to be 29p/pack plus the cost of going to collect it, so 11p per pack delivery sounds like a good deal to me. Now, how much have I in voucher credit thanks to TCB?

I have ordered the twists using mine

Not ordering

I gave myself a stern talking to and resisted the temptation to order any pasta as I have a fair stock after taking advantage of the AppFood wholemeal offer they had on a while back - I got several packs (was it 3 for £1?) plus the lasagne offer, so the only thing I am short of is spaghetti for Bolognese. I can live without that and then my pasta maker will come back into play as soon as I am clear of messy workmen. (Can't imagine that ever happening, but I live in hope.)

Voucher Alert!

Daily Mirror on Thursday 24th October there will be a £5 off a £40 shop at Aldi

Hope that helps someone x

Win £60 of Amazon Vouchers!

£60 of Amazon vouchers - free draw for 'comments' posters at

This free draw is being run by NYK/Frugaldom, it isn't a data collecting exercise. The prize has been provided by the sponsor - Barclaycard Freedom Rewards

Free Kitten Food sample

Posted by Fishcake_Random, moved here so it doesn't get lost.

Free sample of kitten food from James Wellbeloved

Might be a nice add to a pet/animal hamper - or just order and donate to your local rescue centre.

New link added so users on mobile devices can take part in our free draw for the Amazon vouchers. Entries close midnight 30/11/13

Discounted Daisy Trail - Craft Artist Professional

For this weekend only  (until Sunday evening 1 December 2013) Daisy Trail are discounting their Craft Artist Professional Software to £5.  

If you use the computer to make your own cards, gift boxes, party stuff etc this is a really flexible program.  I bought it on offer a few years ago and it is really good.

viners deal

If your in need of any new cookware Viners have a fantastic sale on and £20 off if you spend £40 and also free delivery Simply add

vinerschristmas at the checkout

not sure about the timescale so don't hang about if your interested

I have been waiting for a good deal to replace my 20yo set of pans for a set that will work on both the range and the portable induction hob, I got a saute pan with lid a set of 3 saucepans with lids and a 3 tier steamer set for just £25, my last set of pans cost be about £80

Re: viners deal

Shaz_mum_of_2 wrote:
If your in need of any new cookware Viners have a fantastic sale on and £20 off if you spend £40 and also free delivery Simply add

vinerschristmas at the checkout

Just checked and Viners are on TopCashBack, too!

Thanks, Shaz!

just noticed some of the prices of things on my order have doubled since this morning looks like I got in just in time....assuming the order gets processed, is it just me that gets cynical about sales/good deals ? I never believe it is a bargain until it is in my hand!

Free Loo Rolls

Register then print the voucher and use in store
New start

Thanks Shaz.

Nyk - any news from viners your end ?


Hi Shaz, my cashback has tracked and been approved but no order delivered yet, so I took a look on the site and it says the following:

"Dear Customer, please note that due to high demand, your order may take a little longer than normal to arrive over the busy christmas period. Please order accordingly so we can ensure your gifts arrive on time."

Just printing out my voucher for freebie Nouvelle toilet rolls, thanks for that, hope I can find some place to use it between now and expiry date.


Online butcher meat suppliers MuscleFood have code XMAS5 for an extra 5% off for new customers.

SK5873 is my hidden code for the 4 free chicken fillets, so if you haven't tried the company yet, there's potential for huge savings.

I've just ordered mine to fill the freezer for start of 2014, pity I couldn't get the extra 5% code to work but I have queried that, as the email didn't state that it was strictly for new members - when adding it at check-out it simply said code had either expired or was for new customers only. But I only received it by email this morning.

Thanks nyk i saw that after I posted plus the 5-7 working day lead time

re muscle food can you only add 1 code per order perhaps?


I didn't add any other codes, just the one provided in the email, but have now sent query via Twitter.

On another note - H has used TCB and a £10 voucher to get the Frugaldom household half price Morphy Richards Fastbake breadmaker from Argos!

It better be worth it, as it will be the first time I have ever had a brand new one! Once it arrives, I should have one to rehome.

There's 20% off at LED Hut  today and 15% tomorrow

Edited in by Frugaldom - Don't forget to go via Topcashback or similar to get a further ~20% cash back. Mine tracked instantly when I was ordering.

My pans arrived today


Excellent! Mine should arrive tomorrow, hopefully, as my order went in after yours but too late to be counted same day. Hope it hurries up as I'm looking forward to trying out the griddle pan on the stove.

Edit: Delivery arrived at 9pm - alone with 3 x £20 off vouchers for orders over £40!

If anyone can use one, please let me know and I'll post out to them, otherwise I'll pop them into my gift hampers at Christmas

great stuff , I got a voucher too but not planning on buying anything else....

free dog food or MOC

This is a link for a sample of plug cleaner.

Ledhut have 25% off certain bulbs

we swapped our 4 spotlight kitchen light with these , originally 4 x 60w bulbs now 4 x 4w

A good deal for those not near shops

Seed potatoes

Thomson & Morgan have 20% off seed potatoes plus extra bag for 99p if you order £10+ Use code TWEB39YZ and watch for the other offers appearing below your basket page - don't forget to select and add.

There's a £10 off £60 spend if you go via topcashback (this is my referral link - CLICK HERE - but I couldn't spend that amount, so had to settle for the 12.1% cashback.

Potato offer ends tomorrow 21/01/14 and I used it to upgrade to my favourite salad blue potatoes. Made up my order by adding onions sets and some artichoke seeds so it was worth paying the postage.

Frugal tips book

If anybody reads Mortgage Free in Three  blog, she has a free e-book on kindle until friday.

This is the link

I had this in my email looks a good offer
you only pay postage £2.50p;utm_campaign=thrifty-miss-promo

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