It's official: now that the schools are back, it's definitely the end of the summer. And while we enjoy a few last days of sun, we also have to deal with the consequences of the summer - from an empty bank account to over-snug waistbands.
If you're dealing with a financial hangover, we have a number of decent discounts and freebies to ease you into autumn, from free makeup and gym membership, to a knitting freebie for schools.
Free Touche Éclat foundation from YSL
YSL does pretty high-end makeup, so if you want to get a little luxury for free, you can go to any YSL counter in any department store and ask for your free 5ml sample of foundation. Normally 30ml costs £29 - so you're getting about £4.83 worth of foundation for nothing.
Free 3-day gym membership
If you're trying to get into shape after the excesses of the summer holiday, you can kick-start your efforts with a free three-day pass to your local Fitness First. Just fill in your details here
and you will get a phone call to book you in. You will have to put up with a spot of hard-selling in order to get this freebie, but if you know you can tolerate it, why not?
75% off at Verbaudet
If you've never shopped at Verbaudet
before, you can get an incredible £15 off a £20 shop - plus a free wooden abacus if you buy before Sunday 6 October. All you need to do is enter the code 4772 at the checkout. The downside is that you'll also need to fork out £3.99 for delivery. However, it's still better than half price with the bonus of a free gift.
Free burger or hot dog from Ed's Diner
If you sign up to Ed's Club on the Ed's Easy Diner website
you'll get a voucher for a free burger, chicken burger, or hot dog. And if that's not enough, when your birthday rolls around you'll get a voucher for a free milkshake too.
Free knitting kit for schools
The users of HotUKDeals
have spotted that you can get your hands on free knitting kit for your school from loveknitting.com if you want to start a knitting club. Just email email@example.com with details of the club and the number of members, and you'll get a guide to how to knit, a pattern to start you off, and some freebies and discount vouchers for the rest of the kit.
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