Summer might be officially over, but in some parts of the country, the sun isn't quite finished yet. We're eating outside, drinking al fresco, going for long bike rides and runs, and soaking up the last of the unexpected sun. If you were expecting to be in hibernation by now, there's every chance you haven't budgeted for any of this. Fortunately we have the freebies to help you enjoy the late summer for less. And if your corner of the UK is well and truly into the autumn, we have a freebie to help with that too.
Free bike pump and water bottle
If you're inspired to get out and about on two wheels, then this freebie might come in handy. If you're on the O2 network (including pay-as-you-go) then you can download the O2 Priority app and get loads of great freebies. At the moment there's a free bike pump and water bottle on offer at Halfords. Just pop along to Halfords, use the app to get your code, show it to the cashier, and pick up your freebie. The deal runs for another two weeks - or until stocks run out - so it's worth going sooner rather than later.
Free Energy Drink
Anyone planning to use the hot weather to exercise is going to need to stay hydrated. Quidco is currently offering free bottles of SoBe Pure Rush energy drink. All you have to do is buy the drink from any branch of Tesco before 20th September, then take a photo of your receipt showing all the relevant information, open the app, upload your receipt, and you will get the £1.25 back in your cashback account
The O2 Priority app people are on a roll. Until the end of the weekend, if you're on O2 and have the app, you can get a free glass of Prosecco and dish of olives when you order your main meal at Zizzi. Just mention the deal when you order the 'welcome Prosecco and olives' and then use the app to generate a code to show when it's time to pay. There's no better excuse to head out for a meal al fresco.
Free bottle of wine
LatestDeals.co.uk is a new deal sharing site that's poised to launch this month. The founders have been tracking down deals to get into the swing of things, and have spotted a Vouchercloud deal offering a free bottle of wine at Carluccio's. All you need to do is download the voucher, then print it or show it on your phone when two of you order a main meal (excluding sharing boards, breakfast, lunch or set menus). The offer runs until the end of the night on 30th September, so eating out is even more of a treat.
If your corner of the UK has been all about the rain, then if you venture outdoors, you're going to need some warm soup when you get back. Latest deals has tracked down a voucher from New Covent Garden Soup Company for £1 off. Just visit the webpage, click the second image, fill in the form, and then they'll email you a coupon which you'll have to print. At full price the soups can cost more than £2 each - depending on where you shop - but at the moment Morrisons has it for £1 - so you can get yours for free.