Some shops are in a 'discount hiatus' at the moment - between the black Friday deals and the early Christmas sales. There will be a trickle of deals coming in, and the sales should kick-start again in the next week or so, but in the interim we have plenty of freebies to keep you going.
And foodie freebies are flavour of the month.
3 Month Free Tastecard
The Tastecard offers 50% off or 2 for 1 at thousands of restaurants. Normally it costs £79.95 and terms and conditions apply for each restaurant, so it's not going to work well for you unless you regularly eat out during the week. Some of the restaurants also stop you using the card for the whole of December, which is annoying. However, at the moment it's offering three months for free - which is a bargain in anyone's book. Just fill your details out here
and the card will be with you in a couple of weeks.
Free personalised animated stories
Users of HotUKDeals.com have discovered a fantastic freebie. It's a set of two animated stories
which can be personalised with your child's name, their town and the name of a friend. It'll be emailed direct to you immediately after you fill out your details. Usually the stories cost £2.50, but if you input the code FESTIVEFUN you'll get them for nothing.
Free chilli hot chocolate
We've mentioned the O2 Priority moments
deals before - but that's because some of them are really very good. You have to be on O2 to qualify, but the regular deals mean that it may be worth you buying a pay as you go SIM. At the moment they are offering a free chilli hot chocolate at Coffee Republic.
This is a very limited deal because it's only available at Chipotle restaurants - which are only in London. And it's only available from 4pm-6pm on Saturdays in December. However, if you happen to be hungry and in the area, if you're wearing a novelty festive jumper you will be given the freebie. As the users of hotukdeals.com
pointed out, if you take advantage every weekend, it'll pay for that jumper.
Buy 12 doughnuts and get 12 free
If you sign up
for the Krispy Kreme newsletter, you'll get a voucher for a free dozen glazed doughnuts when you buy a dozen. They normally cost £8.45 so it's a good saving. It could be a handy way to cover your Christmas gifts for the office. However, you need to use the voucher by Sunday - and you can only spend it in their shops (not the ones in garages and supermarkets).
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