Freebie Friday: Bank Holiday fun for less

Sarah Coles
Portrait of multi-generation family having fun outdoors
Portrait of multi-generation family having fun outdoors

There are some things we have come to expect from a Bank Holiday: at some point it will rain and we'll all be shocked; at least one person in the household will celebrate by telling everyone they are bored; and keeping everyone happy and entertained will cost a fortune. This Bank Holiday, you can at least do your best to conquer the last of these Bank Holiday headaches - with a handful of brilliant freebies.

For the adults

Free cider
The users of have spotted that Bulmers Cider is offering free bottles of cider at a number of pubs - including Harvester and Toby Carvery. You just sign up on the website and they'll email you the code to print or show on your phone. There's no need to by anything to qualify for the freebie.

Free wine
Aldi is sponsoring London Wine Week, and as part of the celebrations it has opened an Aldi Wine Store, offering free wine tasting and masterclasses today and Saturday 11am-7pm at Unit 26, BOXPARK, 2 – 10 Bethnal Green Road. You can pop down, learn about the wines on offer, and have a free drink.

For the kids

Free LEGO fun
The users of have discovered that Smyths toy shops are running a LEGO weekend event. On Saturday between 9am and 1pm there will be plenty going on, and while stocks last there will be goodie bags containing a number of great freebies - including a Free LEGO Mini Build set worth £3.99, and a free My Little Pony Mini Figure worth £1.99.

Free nappies
This one is probably going to be appreciated more by parents than the kids themselves, because Topcashback is offering free Aldi nappies. New members can buy a pack of Mamia nappies, sign up to TopCashback, download the app, click on in-store cashback, then the Snap & Save icon, and find the Nappies New Member Deal. Then they can claim up to £10 cashback by taking a photo of their receipt and submitting it.

For everyone

Free lunch
Freebie Supermarket have spotted that Sainsbury's is giving away Uncle Ben's Rice and Dolmio PastaVista absolutely free when entering the promotional code FREERICETM at checkout.

Free phone calls
If you have a monthly EE contract, you can get 30 free minutes to use to call over 50 countries - which are valid for ten days after you claim them. All you have to do is text CALL FREE to 150 before 30 June. It's worth doing sooner rather than later, however, as they are being given away to whoever sends the texts first.

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