This week's discounts, deals and freebies


Freebie Friday

Welcome to Freebie Friday, a weekly round up of the very best discounts, deals and freebies around.

This week you can make money from decluttering, spend £1 to make £5, and help yourself to a St Patrick's Day drink on the house.

Free Amazon vouchers

If you have shelves groaning with books you have already read, you can trade them in with and get a voucher to spend on the site in return.

You'll need to check if there's a trade-in deal for the books you have - and check carefully to make sure it's exactly the same as the one listed. Then you just post them off and a voucher will be credited to your account.

The money you can get for your books varies from 5p to over £5, depending on the book in question. It includes 25p for a copy of The Notebook or £1.11 for a paperback of My Sister's Keeper.

At the moment Amazon is also doing a deal where anyone trading in £5 worth of books in a single submission before the end of the month will be entered into a prize draw - with the chance of winning £100 in Amazon vouchers.

20% off toys

The Early learning Centre is offering 20% off all toys bought on its website until Monday. You need to spend £50, and enter the code 20TOY at the checkout to qualify.

Optimists with one eye on spring could save a good chunk of cash on outdoor toys, while bargain hunters can add this voucher on top of deals like 50% off Happyland and 20% off dressing up, to pay a fraction of the full cost.

Bargain sushi

If you're up for a spot of sushi and don't fancy paying full price, then it may be worth saving any trip to Yo Sushi for a Monday.

You will be able to get a wide selection of things from the conveyor belt and just pay the blue plate price of £2.40 per dish. The only downside is the restrictions, because only 50 of the most popular dishes are included. So it's worth checking your favourites are available before you go.

Free £5 to spend at Boots

Boots is offering 500 Advantage points in order to promote Treat Street - its high street bargains site.

All you have to do is sign up and spend £1 at any one of the retailers and you'll get the points. The retailers include everything from iTunes to Boden and TheTrainLine, so you should find something that appeals - and in many cases something that will get you the points without you having to spend much more than £1.

Free St Patrick's Day Drink

Pitcher and Piano is offering a free Guinness or Baileys - which you can take advantage of any time before the end of the month. All you have to do is register, then print off your code and take it along to any Pitcher and Piano. If they have any left behind the bar you'll get a free pint of the black stuff or 50ml measure of the brown sweet stuff.