Why does the 1st January have to mark the end of all the fun and the beginning of the misery? Of course there's the fact that we overspent at Christmas and need to get back on track as soon as possible, but armed with the right freebies you can avoid overspending and still keep the party going. So why not get stuck into more fun?
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If you sign up to the Pitcher & Piano newsletter, you will get a freebie sent through each month. In January there's a voucher for a free Bacardi Carta Blanca Mojito or a bottle of Heineken, which you can show to bar staff to get your freebie. Plus, if you persuade four friends to eat there, you can get 25% off the food bill too - which should mean your meal is free if you negotiate hard enough with your friends.
Free box of chocolates
Actually this offer is for £10 off any shop of £10 or more from Asda, which is available to new users of Topcashback.co.uk. All you have to do is register on the site, click through to Asda, and spend at least £10. The first £10 will be refunded. The users of Magic Freebies have spotted a huge Lindt Master Chocolatier Collection Chocolate Box for exactly £10, which means you can get an enormous chocolate freebie.
Quidco, the other major cash back site, is offering a freebie for new users to - and it's an impressively generous one. You just sign up to the site for free this week, click through to the Benefit website, buy They're Real! push-up eyeliner for £18.50, and the money will be refunded to your account by 8th January.
Free de-icer or scraper from Halfords
To go out and about to have fun, you actually need to get out - and if you're planning to drive, you could probably do with the latest freebie from the O2 priority app. The users of HotUKDeals.com have highlighted that you can get a free de-icer or scraper from Halfords. To take advantage you need to be on the O2 network (a pay-as-you-go sim still counts and can be used in an unlocked phone for free wherever there is wifi). You just download the app, and search for the deal to show in store.
Free Now TV pass
Not every day in January can be spent out and about, so for those days where you plan to hibernate on the sofa, we have the freebie to help. Now TV have partnered up with the National Television Awards to offer free 30 day Entertainment Passes. The idea is that you vote for your ideal award winners, then click through to the Now TV site, and you'll get a free 30 day Now TV Entertainment Pass. If you can't face voting, then Latest Deals has posted a link direct to the offer.