Thursday, 31 January 2019

Over 200 UK Refer and Earn Offers

Over 200 Refer and Earn Offers You Can Use In The UK

So many stores and services offer special rewards and discounts for recruiting them new customers. No matter what you're into, there's a refer and earn offer for you! Some of these translate to straight up free and easy money through cashback or reward sites, others require you to be an existing customer or jump through several hoops - especially in the bottom section on banking and other money services.

There are over 200 offers here - and a link to 50 more just for subscription box services - but for a curated collection of the best and easiest deals to take advantage of, check out my Codes, Coupons and Discounts Pinterest board. :)

Note #1: I haven't included offers from recruitment agencies.

Note #2: This post is doubling as a reference for my own accounts, so there are lots of my referral links and codes here. If something lacks a link it's because I don't have the advertised friend benefit to offer - please feel free to post your own in the comments!



CASHBACK, SURVEYS, REWARDS & DEALS

20 Cogs. Get £20 when your friend completes 20 cogs (i.e. offers), and 5% of their earnings for life. £4.99 minimum payout + you need to complete 20 offers.

Bank Roll Bucks. (US) Get 25% equivalent of whatever your referral earns. $1 minimum payout.

BeFrugal. (US) Both get a bonus $10 when your referral earns $10 cashback. $0.01 minimum payout.

Boom25. Get £3 for every friend you refer who makes a tracked purchase of £10 or more. Low minimum payout but processing fees to consider.

Boundless. Get a £10 Love2Shop voucher for every friend you refer.

Cashback Earners. Earn 5.00 CashCoins and 10% of their earnings from purchases. 20 CashCoins minimum payout.

Cashback Kingdom. Both get £5 when your friend reaches the £25 minimum payout threshold.

Cashbacker. Cashback site for online games and gambling - earn 5% of your referral's earnings for life. No minimum payout; you get cashback paid automatically at the end of each month. You also earn points for engagement and offers, with redemption starting at 1,000 points for £10.

Coupon Arbitrage. Earn 5% of your referral's cashback claims. Plus you can earn 20% commission on app subscriptions.

EPoints. Get 50 epoints (25p) per referral, capped at 10 a month. You can spend them when you buy through the site, which also gives you an extra 10% off purchases.

Extrabux. (US) Your friend gets a bonus $20 if they earn cashback within the first few weeks, you get $5 and 5% cashback on your friend's earnings. $10 minimum payout, plus you need to have made at least one purchase through the site.

Free Daily Draw. Each referral earns you an extra 100 tickets into the draw.

Free National Lotto. Earn 10 bonus balls (i.e. 10p) per referral.

FroggyBank. Get £2.50 for each referral who makes £5 through the site. Payout is through BACS only and the first £5 will be kept back as an annual membership fee.

Gambling Deals. Get £10 when your referral earns their first £10 in cashback.

Get Paid To. Get 15% of your referral's earnings, plus a bonus 10% if they make 1,000 points in their first 30 days. Payout in BACS or redeem for giftcards from 2,500 points.

Gifthulk. Give 250 Hulk Coins, get points towards raising your level which gives you daily bonuses. Minimum payout is 5,000 HC for $5.

Give or Take. Get £5 when your referral earns their first £5 in cashback. £25 minimum payout.

Giving Assistant. (US) Both get $5. $5.99 minimum payout.

Grab Points. (US) Earn up to 500 points per referral. Exchange for rewards from 2,700 points.

Groupon. Get £6 credit when someone uses your link to sign up and purchases a Groupon deal within 72 hours.

Honey Gold. (Browser extension that will automatically find the best discount codes for various retailers.) Get 500 points ($5) when your referral makes their first qualifying purchase. Minimum payout is 1000 points, in the form of a $10 dollar voucher for Amazon US, Ebay US, or a few other stores. Not that great for UK users, true, but it can still be a useful tool.

IMutual. Earn 100 bonus shares in this cashback company for every friend you refer. £1 minimum payout.

Inbox Pounds. Earn 10% of the qualified earnings from your referral. £20 minimum payout.

InstaGC. (US) Get 10 points for every referral who signs up and confirms their email address, plus 10% of their earnings. £1 (160 points) minimum payout, in giftcards.

iRazoo. Get up to 500 points for each referral. My invite code is XEM7W8. $20 (12,000 points) minimum payout.

KidStart. You get £5 when they earn £5 in cashback. Can only be paid out into a child's saving account.

Latest Deals. This is a freebie / deals listing site that runs a reward point scheme, collect 5,000 for a £5 Amazon voucher. Refer a friend to get 250 points.

Maximiles. Both get a bonus 1,000 points when your friend earns their first 1,000 points through surveys. Earn rewards from 1,800 points.

Megabonus. Give 30% extra cashback, earn up to 50% of your referral's cashback. Good for all those super value online malls, like Vova and Banggood.

Mr Rebates. (US) Get 20% of everything your referral earns. $10 minimum payout.

Oh My Dosh! Your friend gets £1 - and you get £5 once they've earned £10. £10 minimum payout.

Paid To Read. Get 15% of your friend's earnings. $15 minimum payout.

Pick My Postcode. Increase your bonus in this free daily lottery with every referral.

Pouring Pounds. Get 10% of your friend's earnings for life. £30 minimum payout.

Prize Rebel. (US) Get 20% of your referral's earnings. $10 (1,000 points) minimum payout.

Quidco. Both you and your friend get a bonus £5 when they earn £5 cashback. £1.00 minimum payout.

Rewarded Surveys. Get 500 points per referral. £10 (15,000 points) minimum payout.

Send Me Cashback. Both get £5 - you'll receive it when your friend reaches the £25 minimum payout threshold. Payout is by BACS only.

Shopmium. (App) You get £3 when your friend redeems their first cashback offer, they get a referral offer to redeem. :) My code is yc7c5. No minimum payout.

Shoppix. (Receipt Scanning App) You and you friend both get 200 tokens, no extra hoops to jump through. My referral code is 031JVTJD. £5 (3,000 tokens) minimum payout.

Slice the Pie. (US) Get 20% of your referral's earnings for 60 days, and 10% thereafter. $10 minimum payout.

Swagbucks. Get 300 SB when your friend signs up through your link and makes 300 SB in their first month. You also get a bonus 100 SB if they add the SwagBucks button to their desktop, and 10% of their earnings for life. Redeem for giftcards from 500 SB.

TopCashback. Earn £5 for each friend you refer who makes at least £10 in cashback. Your friend gets £5, and there are usually good sign up incentives for new members too. £10 minimum payout.

Treasure Trooper. (US) Your friend gets $1 for joining, you get 20% of your referral's earnings, plus bonuses based on number of referrals. $20 minimum payout.

YouGov. (Surveys) Get 200 points when your friend completes 6 surveys. Minimum payout £50 (aka 5000 points).

Zeek Marketplace. Give and receive £5 credit.

Zoombucks. Earn up to 250 points when your referral reaches 1,000 points. 3,000 points minimum payout.



Top Ten Cashback Sites for UK Customers



RETAIL

Accessorize. Your friend gets £5 off on an order of £30 or more, you get £10 off on an order of £40 or more.

Airbnb. Earn £11 for every host you refer, when they complete their first reservation.

Airyclub. Both get 5% off.

Aspire Cosmetics. Refer friends to this start up to earn products - 8 sign ups for a cleanser to 50 for for a toner and gel cream set.

Aspire Sports Trust. Refer a friend and get two months free membership.

Auto Horn Fleet Services. Get £50 credit per successful referral.

Averys Wine. Your friend gets up to £60 off an introductory case, you get a £20 voucher.

Bang Good. Give $10 off orders of $100 or more, get a $3 voucher.

Beauty Pie. Give a month free, get a £50 top-up added to your spending limit.

Benefit. Your friend gets £10 off on their first order (£70+), you get a free Pretty & Primed Duo (Porefessional and Roller Lash Mascara) on your next order over £12.

Betfair. (Gambling) Get £20 for every referral who meets the full offer criteria.

Birchbox. Your friend gets £5 off their first box, you get a £5 voucher to spend in the Birchbox shop and a free gift in your next box.

Bizimply. Refer a business and get up to £500 if they become a paying customer.

Bonmarche. Both get 15% off.

Boohoo. Give 25% off, get £5 stackable credit.

Brand Alley. Both get £20 off an order of £80 or over.

Bulk Powders. Give your friend 25% off their first order of £10 or more, get a £10 voucher. My code is RAF4228890.

Burrows Motor Company. £100 per successful referral.

Cath Kidston. Both get 10% off.

Celtic and Co. Give your friend £10 off their first order, get £20 off your next order of £70 or more.

Celtic Leisure. (Gym) Get a month free.

Charles & Keith. Give and get 10% off.

Charles Tyrwhitt. Both get a £10 off voucher.

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty. Give £15 off your friend's first order of £75 or more; get £15 off your next order worth £75 or more.

Cheeky Munky IT Support. Give a free security audit worth up to £2,000, get an iPad Mini.

Clean Shaven. Get 10% off.

Cleva Group. (IT Support) Get up to £1,000.

Come On. (Gambling) Get £10 credit in loyalty 'ComeOn!' Points, plus 10% of your friend's loyalty points earnings for life, when they deposit £20 and earn 5,000 ComeOn! Points.

Co-operative Funeral Care. Both get a £50 Co-op Food voucher when your referral takes out a funeral plan.

Designers' Guild. Give 20% off, get £30 off your next order of £150 or more.

E-Cigarette Direct. Give your friend 250 reward points (worth £2.50), get 500 after they complete their first purchase.

Eiffel Towel. Refer friends to their email newsletter to bag yourself some towels! (10 for a hand towel, 25 for two bath towels.)

Emma Bridgewater. Give a free half pint mug when they spend over £40, get £15 off on your next order of £75 or more.

Enterprise Car Club. Get £20 credit each.

Exante Diet. Give a 35% discount to earn £10 credit per successful referral. My code is JESSICA-RWA.

Feel Good Contacts. Give your friend 10% off, get £6 worth of reward points. My code is R2GG593T.

Feel Unique. Both get 15% off.

Fiverr. Give your friend 20% off their first order, get 20% of their first order amount (up to $100).

French Connection. Both get 15% off on orders of £100 or over.

Friends of Chatsworth Estate. Get a £10 voucher to spend in the estate shop.

Glasses Direct. Give your friend £30 off their first order (over £49), get a £15 Amazon voucher.

Go Nutrition. If your friend enters your referral code (mine is HAO5SS) at checkout they'll get 250g of free protein. If they spend over £10 you'll get £5 store credit.

Go Vype. Get £10 credit for every referral who makes an order.

Handepay Merchant Services. £50 per successful referral.

Harvey Water Softeners Limited. Get six packs of block salt for every successful referral.

Healthspan. Give £5 off, get 20% off your next order.

Hippo [Car] Leasing. Get £50 for every successful referral.

Hive. Give £40 off, get a free Hive Light dimmable bulb (worth £19) for every referral who purchases Hive View or Hive Active Heating.

Hobbs. Give your friend 20% off their first order of £50 or more, get £20 off on orders of £100 or more.

House of Hackney. Both get 10% off.

Huel. Give £10 off your friend's first order (of £40 or more), and get the same in return.

I-Motion Gym. Get a month free.

I Saw It First. Give 40% off, get £5 credit.

Ionos. (Web Hosting) Earn up to £300 per referral.

Jamie Oliver Shop. (Home) Friends get 10% off their first order (of £50+), you get £10 store credit.

Japan Centre. Give your friend £5 off their first order of £35 or more, get 100 loyalty points worth £1. My referral code is E2E12F.

Joe Browns. Both get £5 credit to use against orders of £30 or more.

Joseph Joseph. Both get 20% off.

Karen Millen. (Fashion) Give 15% off, get £30 off your next order of £200 or more.

Kate Somerville. (Beauty) Give and get 15% off.

Kiwi.com. (Travel) Give 20 Euro credit, get 20 Euro credit when they book a trip worth more than 200 Euro. The invite must be sent via the website, please leave a comment / email me if you want one.

Le Col. Give 20% off orders of £30 or more, get a £20 voucher - these can be stacked up to a value of £1,500!

Leesa Mattresses. Get £80 with that referral link, share your own to get £30 cash for every person who buys through it.

Links of London. Both get 15% off.

Look Fantastic. (Fashion) Your friend gets £5 off their first order (of £25 or more), you get £5 credit.

LOTD. Both get £20 off an order of £40 or more.

Lottie Doll. Give 10% off, get loyalty points - amount varies with promotions, etc.

Love Knitting. Both get 15% off.

Lyle and Scott. Both get 20% off.

Mankind. (Fashion) Give your friend £10 off their first order, get £10 store credit. My code is JESSICA-RNQ.

Marriott. You get 2,000 bonus points for each stay your referral makes, your referral gets 2,000 bonus points after 5 stays.

Medical Alert. Give your friend £20 towards their first order, get £10 credit. Quote my name and GB number GB329721.

mFortune. (Gambling) Get up to £100 bonus credit.

Missguided. Give and get £5 off.

MissPap. Both of you get entry into a giveaway for a £150 voucher.

Monsoon. Give your friend £10 off their first online order of £70 or more; get £15 off on orders of £75 or more.

Moo. Give your friend 25% off their first order, get £15 credit. They also have a business referral scheme for business that employ more than 10 people; they get discounts and an account manager, you get £100.

Music Magpie. You both get £5 each when your friend completes their first trade.

MyPostcard.com. This is a really cool site that lets you send personalised photo cards and postcards - for free! (Read my full review HERE.) Sign up with a referral code to get $3, enough to send a postcard in an envelope, then refer a friend for you both to get $3. My code is JESSICAGJA6.

My Protein. Your friend gets 35% off an order of at least £40, you get £20 credit.

My Vitamins. Get £5 for each friend who makes an order - they will get 25% discount.

Nasstar. (Web Development) £1,000 per successful referral.

Nature's Best. Give £5 off your friend's first order of £15 or more (quote 'Jessica Powell - jess@babiafi.co.uk'), get £5 off your next order of £15 or more.

Northwest Guitars. Both get a £5 off coupon.

Oasis. Both get 15% off.

OddsMonkey. (Matched Betting Service) Get £15 for every referral who signs up to become a Premium member. Must be a premium member yourself.

ParcelHero. Get £5 credit for every friend who signs up and pays for their postage through the site.

Pay As U Gym. Give your friend 25% off a gym pass when they place their first order with the site, and in return you get £10 off your next order.

Pegasus Life. Get £1,500 each when your referral buys a property.

Phase Eight. Both get 20% off.

Plumo. (Fashion) You both get 10% off.

Pocket Win. (Gambling) Give up to £10 bonus credit, get £5 bonus credit in return.

Polar Plus. (Car Charging) Both get £10 credit.

Polaroid Originals. Give 10% off your friend's first order, get 10,000 loyalty points - aka £8 credit.

Ponders Travel. If you've booked with them before you can recommend a friend and get a £30 Love2Shop voucher - your friend will get a £20 voucher once they've booked their holiday.

Pop Spins. (Gambling) This free to play slot game lets you cash out once you've made $100; you'll both get extra spins.

Pretty Little Thing. You both get 20% off an order, then once you've referred five friends you'll get a £20 bonus.

Profit Accumulator. (Matched Betting Service) Get £10 when your referral takes out a month's platinum membership. My referral code is 346288.

Property Partners. Starts at £60 per referral who reaches over £2,000 investment, up to £1,500 for investments of £50,000 and over.

Public Desire. Give and receive 25% off.

Push Doctor. Use a referral code to give both you and the referrer £5 credit. My code is jessica4856.

Radley London. Both get £15 off on a spend of £80 or more.

Readly. Give a month free, get a month free.

Redrow. Get £500 on completion of your referral's sale.

Reeds Rains. Get a £50 Amazon voucher.

Regus. (Office Space) £500 each for a successful referral.

Rewards 4 Racing. You both get 500 bonus points once your referral completes an online purchase.

Ribble Cycles. Both get £10 off when your friend makes a purchase.

River Island. Give your friend 15% off their first order online, get £10 credit to use on your next order of £40 or more.

Roman Originals. Both get 20% off your next order.

Sansome & George. (Real Estate) Get £100 on successful completion.

See Sense. Give 15% off, get a free t-shirt.

SEO Clerks. Get 10% of your referral's spend.

Simba Sleep. Give £50 off, get a £50 Amazon voucher.

Simplilearn. Give 20% off on courses over $200, get up to $100 in Amazon vouchers.

Smarkets. (Gambling) Both earn £10 bonus if you meet all the eligibility criteria.

Space NK. Both get £10 off and free delivery on orders over £40.

Sunday Times Wine Club. Give up to £59 off an introductory case, get a £20 voucher.

Sunglasses Shop. Give £15 off, get a £15 Amazon voucher.

Sweaty Betty. You will both get £25 off orders of full price items of £100 or more.

Swoon Editions Furniture. Give 10% off purchases over £200, get £50 store credit.

Tarte Cosmetics. Both get 15% off.

Team Profit. (Matched Betting) Get £10 for every friend who signs up and goes on to start with Betfair or Smarkets. Money is paid out into Paypal on the 7th of each month.

The Book of Everyone. Give 20% off and get a free postcard booklet.

The Perfume Shop. Give £10 off on orders of £50 or more, get £10 credit.

Thermishop. Both get 10% off.

Tokyo Laundry. Give and get 25% off.

Tombola. (Bingo) Give £5, get £20 bonus credit.

TomTop. Get points towards a free gift.

Trouva. Both get 15% off.

Unibet. Get £60 per referral.

Vans Direct. Get £100 when your referral buys a van from them.

Vision Direct. Your friend gets 10% off their order and, after they've placed it, you get £5 towards your next purchase. My referral code is 2689919P.

Vivo Life. Give your friend 10% off their first order, get a £10 voucher.

Vivobarefoot. You both get £25 on orders of £100 or more.

Vova. Both get 5% off.

Warehouse Aquatics. Both get £10 to use on orders of £40 or more. Invites must be sent via email - please let me know if you want one.

Weight Watchers. Both get an extra month's membership free.

WeShop. Earn various rates on purchases your referral makes over £25.

White Stuff. Give 20% off, get £10 to spend on orders of £50 or more.

Wiggle. Give £10 to use on first order of £50 or more, get a voucher for 10% of your friend's purchase. (You need to have placed at least one order before you can refer friends.)

Woolovers. Give and get 20% off.

Your Move. You both get a £50 Amazon voucher.

Zavvi. Give £5 off your friend's first Zbox, get £5 credit. My code is JESSICA-R3DI.

Zipjet. (Laundry Service) Both get £15 credit.

Zizzi. (Restaurant) Give your friend £10 off their bill, get a £10 voucher.



50 Refer and Earn Subscription Box Offers for UK Customers



BANKING, INSURANCE & UTILITIES

1p Mobile. Get £5 bonus credit each.

Alliance Trust Savings. They get a £25 M&S voucher, you get a £50 M&S voucher.

Boost. Both get a £25 gift card (retailer not specified) when your friend switches.

Bristol Energy. Get £20 credit each.

British Airways American Express. Your friend gets 6,000 Avios points if they spend £1,000 in the first three months of card membership, you 4,000 bonus points.

Bulb. You both get £50 when your friend switches.

Bullion By Post. Both get a free 1oz Silver Britannia coin with orders of £250 or over.

Cuvva. (Car Insurance) Both get £10 credit.

Delight Mobile. Get £5 credit for every referral who tops up £10 or more.

Ecotricity. Both get a £25 voucher for Ethical Superstore.

FairFX. Refer a friend for a prepaid FairFX currency card and earn up to £50. Your friend will get a bonus £10 on their card when they load it with £500. My promo code is hlprr5h5.

First Utility. You both get a gift card.

GEM Motoring Assist. Get a £20 M&S voucher.

GiffGaff. Give £5, get £5 payback - i.e. 500 points. Once you've made 1,000 points you can convert it to cash.

Green Network Energy. You both get £30 bonus credit when your friend switches.

Green Star Energy. Get a £20 Love2Shop voucher each.

Habito. (Mortgages) Get £100 cash reward each.

Health-on-Line. Both get £100 M&S voucher when your friend's been a member over 60 days; you need to have a live policy.

Hyperoptic. Both get £50 credit when your friend signs up to a 12 month contract. If you're not an active customer you'll get a £15 Amazon voucher instead. My referral is email address: jess@babiafi.co.uk

Insurance With. You both get an entry into a draw to win £100.

Just Credit Union. Get £5 each.

Kuflink. Get up to £250 cashback per referral - you must have invested a minimum of £100 in the platform yourself to be able to refer.

Lending Works. Rewards for both once your referral has borrowed at least £1,000.

London and Country Mortgages. Give a £5 Amazon voucher, get up to £25 worth of Amazon vouchers.

Look After My Bills. Get £20 each.

Lycamobile. Get £5 credit when your friend tops up their account.

Mobiles.co.uk. Get up to £50 for every referral.

Monese. You both get £10 when your referral opens an account and transfers £50 or more.

MoneyCorp. Both get £75 when your friend completes a foreign exchange transaction worth £2,500 or more in the first three months of their account.

Nationwide. Both get £100 when your friend switches their current account.

Nixon Williams Accounting. Get £100 per referral.

Nutmeg. Your friend gets no Nutmeg management fees for six months, you get a bonus £100.

O2. Both get a £25 Amazon voucher.

Ovo Energy. Both get a choice of John Lewis, M&S, or Amazon vouchers worth £50.

Plan Insurance. Both get £25 credit.

Plusnet. Save up to 75p per month on your bill for every referral.

Post Office Phone & Broadband. Both get £20 credit when your friend signs up.

Profit Accumulator. Platinum members can earn £10 for every referral, plus a bonus £25 for ever 5 referrals.

Protectivity Insurance. Give 5% off, get £5 credit.

Qdos Contractor. Get a £20 Amazon voucher.

Quickline. Get £25 credit per referral.

Raisin. Both get £50 when you refer a friend who funds a savings account with £5,000.

Ria. Get a £20 prepaid Mastercard when your friend signs up and transfers money.

Rift. (Tax Refund Specialists) Get £50 per referral.

Relish. (Internet) Get a £20 Amazon voucher each.

Safe Style UK. You both get £50 when your friend makes their first purchase - for the existing customer to get the award they need to manually claim with friend's name.

Scottish Power. Get up to £50 each.

Simply Business. Your referral gets a £25 giftcard, you get a £50 giftcard.

Simply Health. If your friend uses your referral to take out a policy they get a month free, and you get a £20 Love2Shop voucher.

Sky TV. Both you and your referral get a £75 prepaid Mastercard.

Smarty. Give two months free, get a month free and a £10 Amazon voucher when your friend registers their SIM and uses it for two weeks.

Spark Energy. Both get a £20 Amazon voucher when your friend joins.

Tesco Mobile. Both get £20 credit.

Three. You and your friend both get a £25 Amazon voucher when they take out a phone contract.

Transfer Go. You'll both get £10 once your friend has transferred £50. My referral code is 3qJmxX.

Unshackled. Your friend gets £20 off their next phone purchase, and you get £20 store credit 30 days afterwards.

Utilita. Your referral gets a £20 Amazon voucher, you get £20 credit.

Utility Warehouse. Get a £20 gift voucher for every referral who takes out a gold package, plus another £10 for every referral still with them at Christmas. Your friend will have to ring 0333 777 3 212 and quote your membership number.

Vectone Mobile. Get £5 credit for every referral who tops up £10 or more.

Virgin Media. £50 off for you and your referral.

WeFunder. Give a business $1,000 discount on their campaign fees, get $1,000 in return.

Western Union. Give and get a £20 transfer fee discount when your referral completes a £50 transfer.

Worldpay. Get a £100 Amazon voucher each after your referral completes their first transaction.

Yellow Jersey. (Bicycle Insurance) Both get £10 credit.








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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Simply Cook Review

Get a Simply Cook box for £1

I kept seeing ads and deals for Simply Cook everywhere, so as there was a special offer on at OhMyDosh! Rewards (£3 for the box and £3.50 cashback) I figured I had nothing to lose by giving it a try.

What Is It?

Recipe kits packed into boxes which fit through your letterbox. The usual price is £9.99 for a kit of 4, with each one serving 2-4 people depending on your serving sizes. All you need to do is buy the fresh ingredients required and follow the instructions. Here is Simply Cook's own helpful diagram:

Simply Cook

Does It Work?

For me, as the person just eating it, it was awesome. Everything tasted great - the mushroom penne in particular was so good I went back for seconds - and I liked that the sauces weren't as rich as Anthony would usually make them.

For Anthony, who cooked them, they weren't as impressive. He complained that the food was bland and that it was actually quite a lot of faff, as Lidl didn't stock everything we needed which meant another trip out.

I think for reluctant cooks, like me, they're fab and take a lot of the stress out of it. For more experienced (or more set in their ways...) cooks it might not be as appealing. Either way, click on the image at the top of this post to try it out for yourself for just £1.



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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Free Postal Clubs for Children

Free postal clubs for children

I've been trying out lots of different subscription boxes this month, taking advantage of all the introductory offers. Long term we'll have to stick to one, possibly two, as it's just too expensive to commit. But, fear not, there are a few kids' clubs out there that will send out goodies in the post. For free!

Read on for more information...


Colts and Fillies.

Ascot membership club for under 17s; children get a welcome pack with pen and badge, the latter enables them to attend special events and activities at the racecourse.


☆ Kidstamps.

Promoted by the Stamp Active Network you only need to send in a SAE to sign your child (ages 5 to 19) up and get their welcome pack. Thereafter they receive four vouchers a year they can use to add free stamps to their collection.


☆ Lego Life Magazine.

Free magazine sent out four times a year to children aged 5 to 9.


☆ Playmobil Birthday Club.

Children receive a certificate, badge, catalogues and newsletters - plus a card at their birthday and Christmas.


☆ Pony Tails.

Junior fundraising branch of World Horse Welfare; children get two newsletters a year, poster, badge, and a member passport.






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Sunday, 27 January 2019

This Week - 27/01/2019

Worth has been underrated ever since wealth was overvalued

This week has been fairly quiet as the council committees sitting were not ones I'm on. I was invited to go along to Croesyceiliog Secondary's school council meeting on Thursday which was pretty interesting, and highlighted some of the things that might come out of the ongoing school uniform consultation.

Mostly I've been doing lots of crafts and stuff with Marianna, and working out ways to help reach my goal of getting out of my overdraft. I got the food shopping done for £21 this week which I was pleased with, and next week should be even cheaper again. :)

I'm on a money saving roll at the moment, and the blog posts I've written reflect that - there's one about joining the Pony Tails Club (for free), referring friends to get subscription boxes (for free), reviewing a Toucan Box (which we got for free), and our taste journey to South Korea with Beer52 (which I had a coupon to get for £2.95).

I also posted a walk through of my mum's doll house, the Malibu Beach House from DHE.


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Saturday, 26 January 2019

Beer52 Review + Giveaway

Beer52 Review

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I had a coupon to try a Beer52 crate for free; all we had to pay was the £2.95 delivery charge - for 8 beers, a snack, and a magazine, all delivered to the door, this sounded like an awesome deal. So I went ahead and signed up as a St. Dwynwen's Day present for Anthony.

Marianna was staying at nanny's this weekend, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to get in some taste testing!

Every month Beer52 showcases beer from around the world; this month it was a selection from breweries in South Korea. We thought it would be fun to compare notes as Anthony's an alcohol connoisseur while I'm, er, not. As you can see from the less than equal division of labour...

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Still, on with the tasting!



The Booth Brewing Co.
Blackcurrant Milkshake IPA, 6%

A: So Jessica got me some beer, and we decided that the two of us would try it together, here follows the experiences of the day. To set the scene, Marianna is at my parents until the next day, we’ve got an ample supply of snacks and I turn on what’s meant to be a classic rock playlist on spotify, and we dive right in with this offering from The Booth Brewing Company.

It reminds me of my misspent teenage years, that included drinking things like Tesco value scotch (from the bottle) MD (MadDog) 20/20 and coming up with things like a turbo shandy, (lager and a Smirnoff Ice) the turbo spritzer ( wine and a Smirnoff Ice…sensing a pattern) but the worst of all was the Diesel (aka a snakebite and black, but made with beer, not lager), and just the smell of this particular brew took me right back to more than a decade when drinking was about quantity, not quality. 

Taste wise however this was a very pleasant and mild little number with a nice fruity and citrus kick at the end, feeling more like a beer flavoured cocktail, than a fruit flavoured beer, unsurprising given its origins to raise money for the LGBTQ+ community in South Korea. It does however possess the weight and heft of a bitter or stout so sits quite heavy in the gut so when combined with its higher alcohol content, it might wind up KOing You after the first round.

J: It smelled like cider and black and made me think of beer gardens in the summer. I didn't like the taste because of the really bitter aftertaste; I gave it to Anthony after drinking less than half. The can design was very cool though!

The Booth Brewing Company, Blackcurrant Milkshake IPAMagpie Brewing Company, Daydream

Magpie Brewing Co.
Daydream, 4.5%

A: A little tangy to begin with, but by the third mouthful its ingratiated itself to your pallet. It’s pretty lightweight, and could almost be confused with a premium lager of the European variety (there are definitely some similarities). the taste lingers around for a while, and is pleasant enough if unremarkable light beer, not all that gassy and not all that heavy, and I think a couple of pints of it could be quite nice with a meal, it certainly pairs well with beef jerky and cheese and onion crisps.

In other news my mood is going a bit, mainly as spotify has informed me that Blink 182, Sum 41, and Wheatus are now considered Dad Rock.

J: Another awesome can design! I liked this one a lot, and it went down especially well with a bag of Cheese and Onion Walkers.



Amazing Brewing Company.
Lazy Sunday, 4.5% 

A: Whilst I’m drinking it a day early the Lazy Sunday is an amber coloured pilsner which is more in keeping with the sort of thing that I usually drink. Lightweight, the sort of thing you can (or at least I can) drink from noon until midnight and still retain some semblance of posture, and can pronounce most of your words. It tastes like a lager, its got a head about as good as any you’ll get in Holland and has a crisp taste that both quenches the thirst and spreads peace and tranquillity like a liquid Dali Lama. It seems that the Amazing Brewing Co certainly tries to live up to its name with this batch of Lazy Sunday.

Jessica has resigned herself to her laptop and I’ve resigned myself to the fact that the musical tastes of my youth are now officially classic rock, which is depressing, luckily there’s this magic golden liquid that seems to be helping with that.

(Note: The Seal has been broken)

J: It tasted a bit strong for me. Cool can design though; I'm going to google and see if there are any crafts to use these for. :)

Magpie Brewing Company, Lazy SundayOne Day One Korea

Amazing Brewing Co, Magpie Brewing Co, The Booth, Wild Wave Brewing Co
One Day One Korea, 3.6% 

A: I like politics and I like beer, but when the two usually meet, it generally either means a blazing argument in the middle of pub over the rights of free speech, the virtues of brexit or the nocturnal habits of prominent members of the conservative party or means that I’m going to be paying more taxes on my next round. But One Day One Korea is the perfect blend of political statement and passable tipple, taking the brewing traditions of both North and South Korea and infusing the two together. Unfortunately what you get is a rather watery concoction that leaves you crossing your legs and choking on the taste of ginseng, whilst it might be good after a run, as beer goes, this is one best suited for the designated driver.

I have to be honest I’m feeling it a bit at the moment, I’m not sure whose stupid idea it was to do all these beers in one go (probably mine) but doing it on an empty stomach was definitely not a bright idea no matter whose it was in the first instance.

(Second Bathroom visit)

J: My favourite so far. Fruity and mild. I love the whole concept behind the brew too - it was commissioned from various breweries by Beer52 to bring the best flavours of North and South Korea together. The magazine included with the box is great by the way, I'm loving all the trivia.





Wild Wave Brewing Co.
Brett IPA, 6.5%

A: From the get go I have to say that this brew had about as much life in it as the subject of recent autopsy, but also came equipped with the strength that would rip your head off at the shoulders if you let it, it was pretty fruity, but I think the drink itself would have been nicer if it had a lower portion of alcohol in the mix.

I need food, and maybe a change of music to actual classic rock

(yet another bathroom visit)

J: I wasn't a big fan of this one.

Wild Wave Brewing Company, Brett IPAMagpie Brewing Company, Kolsch

Magpie Brewing Co.
KÖLSCH, 4.8%

A: You get a lot of head off this one, but it quickly settles down into something drinkable. It's got that smooth IPA taste with a little hoppy finish. I’m not sure how to take drinking a Korean, India Pale Ale brewed in the German manner (other than orally of course) but it seems that the brewing traditions of 3 distant and remote places has been bent together to produce this crisp golden beverage, that goes down quicker than a jesters trousers.

I don’t yet need another pee, but the eye of the tiger has just come on urging me on to try the remaining beers, because I must admit that I was beginning to lag a little by this point, every attempt at conversation I make with Jessica is met with a shhh! I’m not sure if this is because I’m tipsy and spouting crap or because she’s a just a bit boring, either way after a few drinks one of turns into a crushing bore, and I’ve got my suspicions about which one of us it is.

J: Lovely.



Amazing Brewing Co.
Seongsu-Dong Pale Ale, 4.8%

A: It has a really hoppy smell to it that is a little overpowering at first. The fruitiness of the beer is a nice touch, but all you really taste is the fruit and not the bee itself. Its a smooth drink though and not to heavy on the gut, especially after the amount that I’ve already got through. To my mind its more of a quaffing beer than anything else, and not one of the pallet pleasers from this haul, the Amazing Brewing Co has failed to live up to its name with this one.

I’ve finally given in and put on a decent playlist that doesn’t make me feel like something that’s crawled out of a pyramid. Its unusual that my choice of music meets with Jessica’s approval, but there she is singing along to Phil Collins. I must admit that its a surreal experience drinking with my wife without others being present. We both pursue our own social lives and seldom drink around the house, unless we have company, and if we are out together, its usually with other people. (another pee is imminent) 

J: I don't like it. :(

Amazing Brewing Company, Seongsu Dong Pale AleThe Booth Brewing Company, Hazy Pale Ale

The Booth Brewing Co.
Hazy Pale Ale, 5.5%

A: Fruity, Hoppy and pretty chewy to be getting on with, as a final offering from the box of beer presented to me by my darling bride, I think this is one of the stronger offerings, courtesy of The Booth brewing company. It sits well, even though its a fairly high alcohol content for a beer, it went down pretty quickly and I was sad to see the back of it.

By this point Jessica has actually sent me out into the pouring rain to get her a pizza but I’ve now returned to find her pretty merry herself listening to the Pina Colada Song, while I’ve all but sobered up entirely, although you’ve guessed it, I need yet another pee.

J: I liked this one a lot. But it wasn't as good as One Day One Korea.



We had great fun with this and I love the idea of testing out a different country's beers each month. You can jiggle your subscription to better fit your tastes, choosing between pale and dark ales for example, and with each box - and review you leave - you earn loyalty points you can redeem for prizes.

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Friday, 25 January 2019

Jack the Ripper Viewing

Jack the Ripper Viewing

Documentaries, reconstructions, interviews, etc.


★ The London Nobody Knows (1967)
James Mason takes a wander around some of London's weirder corners, including 29 Hanbury Street where Annie Chapman's body was found. DAILYMOTION LINK (38:02).


★ Jack the Ripper (1973)
Fictional Detective Chief Superintendents Barlow and Watt (of Z-Cars and Barlow at large fame) reopen the case. They talk through the evidence and the existing theories, interspersed with docudrama style scenes set in the 19th century. The series has six episodes and is probably my favourite JTR documentary. YOUTUBE LINK.


★ In Search Of... Jack the Ripper (1978)
In Search Of... was a US TV show presented by Leonard Nimoy and exploring the mysterious, controversial and paranormal. S03:E05 looked at Jack the Ripper, with interviews from Wendy Sturgess, Stephen Knight and Donald Rumbelow. Focuses on the Knight thesis. YOUTUBE LINK.


★ Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution (1980)
40 minute documentary centred around interviews with Stephen Knight, talking about his 1976 book of the same name. YOUTUBE LINK.


★ The Missing Evidence (2014)
Originally aired on Channel 5, 17/11/2014, and explores Swedish journalist Christer Holmgren's theory that the Ripper was Charles Cross, the carman who discovered Mary Ann Nichols' body on his way to work.




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Thursday, 24 January 2019

UK Refer and Earn - Subscription Box Edition

50 subscription boxes UK moneysavers can earn for free by referring new customers.

In the spirit of 'New Year, New Things' I've been looking for some cool subscription boxes to try out and, being a penny pincher, I've been especially keen to root out all the best deals. What surprised me was how many boxes you can earn for free via referrals - even, sometimes, if you're not an active subscriber.

Here is a round up of 50 subscription boxes delivering to the UK that you can get for free, or almost free, by referring friends and family.

(Please note that this post is doubling as a round up of my own referral links. If there is no link it's because I don't have one with the advertised friend benefit for you. But feel free to share yours and let me know of other box referral schemes in the comments too!)



FASHION & BEAUTY

Bathbox. Get £1 credit for every friend you refer.

Berg Club. Earn £10 credit per referral - you need to email BC with your friend's name.

Birchbox. Your friend gets £5 off their first box, you get a £5 voucher to spend in the Birchbox shop and a free gift in your next box.

Box of Style. Give $25 off your friend's first purchase, get $25 credit.

Christian Benedict Shirts. Give your friend £10 off their first order, get £10 credit.

FFS - Friction Free Shaving. Give free razor engraving (usually £6) and get £3 credit. You also get 1 F-List point per referral; 5 of them will get you a £10 H&M voucher.

Glossy Box. Give 20% off a friend's first box, get up to £10 in credit.

London Sock Company. Your friend gets £15 off on orders over £60, you get £15 credit.

Monthly Tee Club. Refer a friend and get a free t-shirt.

nomakenolife. Friends can get $5 off their first premium box of Korean and Japanese beauty products, you need to sign up three people to get a free box.

Ohne. Give 50% off your friend's first organic tampons box, get £5 credit. You must have an active subscription to benefit.

Pip Box. Refer three friends to get a free box.

Royale Box. For each friend who signs up to a box, you get a £5 coupon.

Watch Gang. You and your referral will get 50 points, equivalent to $5 credit.

Who Gives A Crap. Both referrer and referral get £5 off their eco-conscious toilet paper. For more on this one, check out my review.

Get 20% off your first Glossy Box with the code JESSICA-R4OT



KIDS

KiwiCo. Really cool range of crafts and science boxes for all ages; both referrer and referral get $10 credit.

Sassy Bloom. Give your friend £10 off their first box, and get £10 credit. My code is babiafi.

Toucan Box. Just pay postage for this craft box, then share your own link to get 50% off your next box.

Weekend Box Club. Get £2 credit per friend you refer - they'll get their first box free! For a free box to get started use code JESSICA132939.

YumeTwins. Referrals get $5 off their first premium box, referrer needs to sign up three people to get a box for free.

Get £10 off your first Sassy Bloom baby box with the referral code babiafi



FOOD & DRINK

Beer52. Use the link to get £12 off, share your own to score a free crate. :D

Beer Hawk. Give your friend 10% off, get 100 beer tokens - each token is worth 5p.

Cure & Simple. You and your friend will get 20% discount off their next/first pack of bacon.

Craft Gin Club. Sign up using the code GINPALS15 to get £15 off. New sign-ups will be sent an email asking who referred them, and the referrer will then get £15 credit.

Crate British. Refer a friend and you both get £5 discount.

DegustaBox. Inviting a friend nets them £6 off their first box and you 50 points.

Gousto. Give 60% off their first box - plus 30% for the whole month - and get £15 credit per referral, up to 20 a month.

Graze. Get your 1st, 5th and 10th box free when you sign up with a promo code (YY3P5KFRB), then get £1 off a box every time someone signs up with your own code.

Greedy Lama. Give 20% off, get 500 loyalty points - equivalent to £5 credit.

Hello Fresh. You both get £20 discount. My referral code is JESS80.

Japan Candy Box. Give your friend $5 off their first box; refer four friends to get a free box. Check out our reviews of this box here and here.

Le Petit Ballon. Your friend gets £25 off their first order, you get £25 credit.

Love With Food. Give your friend up to 50% off their first box, in return you get a free snackbox and 1000 points (worth $10).

Maverick Snacks. Really cool kids' snack boxes - give £5 off and get £5 credit per referral. My referral code is LOJELIRI.

Mindful Chef. Give £20 off their first box, get £20 credit.

Neat Nutrition. Give £4 off, get £4 credit.

Pasta Evangelists. Refer a friend to get a free box (up to £15, excludes shipping) and give them 50% off. Or 100% off if they order before Jan 31st!

Primal Snack Box. Give 10% off first order, get £4 credit per referral.

Simply Cook. Get your first box for £1 with that link, then share your own to get a free box when a referral orders.

Snack Fever. You both get 400 Fever Points - $4 off - this Korean snack food box.

Sourced Box. Share your link to give 15% off and get £3 off your next box. (Note - you can't stack multiple referrals; the £3 discount from referral #2 will be taken off the month after, and so on.)

Tea Box. Your friend gets 10% off, you get £5 credit per successful referral.

The Spicery. Your friend gets 10% off orders over £20, you get a £5 voucher to use on orders over £10. My code is JESSICA-137433.

Think Gin Club. Your friend gets £10 off their first order with code GINFRIENDS. They will then be asked to confirm who referred them and you get £5 credit.

Tokyo Treat. Referral gets $5 off their first premium box, referrer needs to sign up three people to get a box for free.

Get £12 off a Beer52 crate with the referral link https://www.beer52.com/join/423081/e01ca47b9ca32fc7



PETS

Butternut Box. Both referrer and referee get 75% off a box of premium dog food. For more info check out my review.

Protect My Pet. When somebody signs up with your link you get a free pet health box.

Tails.com. Use the link (code: JESSID5G) to get a month's worth of dry dog food for £1, share your own link to get £10 credit.

Get one month of free dog food at tails.com with the code JESSID5G



HOBBIES & ENTERTAINMENT

Bloom and Wild Flowers. Your friend gets £10 off their first box, you get £10 credit.

Kawaii Box. Your friend gets $5 off their first box - refer four and get a free box for yourself.

Loot Crate. There are tons of different pop culture subscription boxes under the Loot Crate umbrella; sign up with that link to get $5 off your first crate, then share your own link to get $5 credit per referral.

Paper Gang. Refer two friends to get a free box.

Perlego. (Academic Texts Subscription) Refer three friends and get a month free.

Pop In A Box. Get credit for every friend you refer, amount dependant on how much they spend.

The Retro - aka Cassette Club, Comic Club, Gaming Club, and Vinyl Club. Your friend gets £6 off their first box, you get £10 credit or cash!

The Willoughby Book Club. Your friend gets 10% off and, if they spend £25, you get £5.

Get $5 off your first Kawaii Box with the referral code https://www.kawaiibox.com/?raf=ref0821052



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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Toucan Box Review

Get a Toucan Box for £2 with code JESSICA-ECLI

This week we tried out Toucan Box, 'creative boxes for curious kids' aged 3 to 8. Marianna was super excited to get a box addressed to her, and couldn't wait to open it and get crafting!

Toucan Box Review

We received the Swashbuckling Pirates box which contained all the materials for three crafts - a treasure map, a feathery parrot, and a nature bag. I was really impressed how comprehensive it was, right down to a teabag to age the parrot map, meaning that you could take / send the box to nanny's or auntie's or wherever, and still be sure you can use it.

Toucan Box Subscription Review

My favourite craft was the nature bag. The watercolour decoration were created by laying colourful tissue paper on foil, wetting it, then pressing the fabric down on top. I'd never tried that before and was surprised by how well it worked. Once your bag is ready there's a nature bingo booklet to encourage children to go outside and check things off the list.

Toucan Box Nature Bag

Marianna enjoyed all the crafts, but found their execution quite difficult and got frustrated with the tea staining and gluing the feathers in place. I think she will probably appreciate it more when she's a little older and can use the instructions herself. I liked that the subscriptions are easy to adapt and alter, and we'll certainly try it again in the future.

You can try out Toucan Box yourself for free with the code JESSICA-ECLI; you just need to pay £2 postage. (The usual price is £7.95 plus postage. If you don't want any more make sure to cancel your subscription as soon as your box arrives - it's really easy, just log in to your account and click 'manage subscriptions' and then 'cancel'.) With each box you also collect reward points you can redeem for prizes, from 4 for a yo-yo to 27 for a backpack.



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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Join the Pony Tails Club

Join the World Horse Welfare Pony Tails Club

Now that Marianna is getting older I'm constantly on the lookout for interesting - yet low cost! - stuff for her. It was during one of these internet sweeps that I came across the Pony Tails Club. Because, as Jane Austen would probably have observed if she hadn't changed her mind about Harris Bigg-Wither, it is a truth universally acknowledged that girls under the age of ten are obsessed with horses.

The club is the junior branch of World Horse Welfare, an organisation which works to stamp out equine suffering worldwide. As a member of the club children are encouraged to be kind to horses and help fundraise for the charity. The welcome pack comes with a saving box to colour in and build, and a sheet of fundraising ideas ranging from sending in used stamps to hosting a hula hoop contest with friends.

World Horse Welfare Junior Club

I really liked how achievable the ideas are for children; e.g. the website suggests a little fundraising party with 10 friends could raise £5 - enough to feed 5 horses for a day. When children send in money they've raised they get a personalised certificate and a stamp in their passport, which is a really sweet touch.

It's not all about fundraising though! Club membership also means a little magazine sent twice a year with competitions, puzzles, and plenty of photos of cute ponies. Other goodies include a membership card, badge, stickers, and a passport for filling in details of horsey visits and activities. Marianna was so excited to get her own post, and was positively overjoyed to find the large double sided pony poster.

Pony Tails Club from World Horse Welfare

So delighted that she then set about going for a ride on the ponies. Oh, to be four...



To sign your own child up fill out the online form or email ponytails@worldhorsewelfare.org.


Monday, 21 January 2019

Malibu Beach House

Malibu Beach House 12th Scale

My mum is a big fan of ultra modern miniatures so it's no surprise she went for the DHE Malibu Beach House! Check out some room by room photos:



Malibu Beach House BedroomMalibu Beach House Bathroom

Malibu Beach House Garden

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