Date Archives January 2020

UK Ola Cab Referral Discount Code – BEBHGDU

UK OLA CAB Referral Code: BEBHGDU

Get your 1st ride free (upto £10) and 5 rides with £5 off (You get 5 coupons worth £5 each – £25 total) – Long press to copy the code on mobile device. Free ride must be taken within 14 days of activating referral code and only applies to your 1st Ola Cab booking. Note if you are manually entering code the first character is a ZERO.

If you are a DRIVER looking to work for OLA then use the following referral code when registering to get a bonus payment when you have completed the agreed number of customer drops : LB268S

If you haven’t already noticed I’m a bit of a PRINCESS when it comes to public transport and my blog is littered with cost saving hacks to make cab rides as cheap as possible :-). My latest cab blog is about the free ride offer currently active at the new kid on the block . . . . Ola Cabs.

I’ve been working in Birmingham these last few months and Ola, one of the world’s largest ride-hailing platforms, has launched in the UK (and more specifically in Birmingham for me) ​and  gives passengers a new and convenient way to hail a black cab or private hire vehicle. Think of it as the new Uber with more competitive pricing 🙂

​Ola launched in Bristol in mid 2018 and has steadily begun increasing the areas it provides it’s services. Currently it operates ride-hailing services in five regions that cover several of the UK’s bigger cities: South Wales (Cardiff, Newport and Vale of Glamorgan), the South West (Bath, Bristol, Exeter, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire), Merseyside (Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and The Wirral), West Midlands (Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton, Coventry & Warwickshire) and Reading and will soon to be launching in London.

I hadn’t heard of Ola until I saw the cabs driving around Birmingham – so downloaded the app to see how I got on. The first thing I noticed was that most of the drivers who  picked me up were actually Uber drivers as well so you can expect pretty much the same driver/passenger experience.

UK Ola Cab Referral Code: BEBHGDU

But what’s actually great about Ola service is the prices. You can see I have highlighted a referral code above. Use this when joining and before making your first booking and you will get your 1st ride free (upto £10) and your next 5 rides at half price (upto £5 off each) . What’s more I have found that over the past few weeks I have received notifications through the Ola app offering me discounts of between 25 – 40 % on a regular basis. So you can bet the service is cheaper than Uber!

Oh and Ola is the only app that can be used by both black cabs and Private Hire Vehicles (PHVs), giving you a greater choice when you fly or get a train into a public transfort hub

In India, Ola is the dominant ride-hailing service provider. In addition to the U.K. other markets where it operates outside of its home country are Australia (where it has services in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra and the Gold Coast) and New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch). More countries will be launching soon!

I dont want new Ola drivers to miss out – so below you will find a driver app referral code to use which gives you a bonus on your first few driver bookings. The coupon code to use is : LB268S

Frequently Asked Questions:

Surprisingly from all my blog posts this one has been one of my most popular. But I’ve been asked a number of questions on email over and over again – so I thought I would add the answers below. Just remember I’m just a gal who takes a few too many Ola cabs – I’m no a cab expert 😉

00 ​Do you have an OLA driver referral code?

Are you a driver looking to work for Ola? If so – you can use the following referral code when applying to work for Ola to get a CASH BONUS when you have completed the relevant number of rides. Use the code: LB268S

01 ​​What is the Ola cab referral code?

​The Ola referral code listed here is: 0YK2G2U​This is a UK referral code and once activated will allow you to get one complimentary ride (upto £10) and you next 5 rides with £5 off each. Please ensure you enter this referral code before you make your first booking to ensure it works​​​

02 ​​How does Ola referral work?

​​When registering with the Ola App you are presented with an opportunity to enter a friends referral code. Once entered this provides you with a complimentary free ride (upto £10) and your next 5 rides with £5 off. By entering 0YK2G2U you will have access to this offer

03 ​How can I use the referral code in Ola app?

​Once you have downloaded the Ola app on IOS or Andriod you are presented with a screen allowing you to enter your friends referral code. Enter 0YK2G2U at this screen for a complimentery free ride and your next 5 rides with £5 off

04 ​Is Ola in Birmingham?

​​Ola launched in Birmingham in April 2019 and is currently making great strides in winning market share from Uber. If you are new to using Ola – use the code: 0YK2G2U when registering to get your first ride free and your next 5 rides with £5 off in Birmingham

05 ​​​Is Ola in Coventry or Warwick?

​​Ola launched in Coventry & Warwick in October 2019 and is currently making great strides in winning market share from Uber. If you are new to using Ola – use the code: 0YK2G2U when registering to get your first ride free and your next 5 rides with a 50% discount

06 ​How can I get an Ola coupon code?

​​Ola regularly provides discount and promotional codes through in app notifications to users. If you are new to Ola then use the code: 0YK2G2U to get your first ride free. Otherwise look in your app before booking and usually you will see any applicable coupons available

07 ​​How can I get free Ola rides?

​​Ola provides discounts regularly to its customers but it only offers free rides for new customers who have not booked before. To activate your free ride you need to download the app and enter: 0YK2G2U in the referral code box before your 1st booking to get your 1st ride free.

08 ​​Where do Ola Cabs operate?

​Currently Ola operate in the Midlands, Bristol, North West and Wales with plans to increase in presence across the UK over the coming months. Watch out London because if the rumours are true – Ola is coming to you soon!

TGI Fridays – 25 FREE STRIPES: FAFASN2453

Invite code: FAFASN2453

Enter invite code during app signup. Note you will get 25 stripes for signing up to the app but you will not be rewarded with the 25 BONUS stripes until after you have made a purchase and scanned your receipt.

TGI Fridays is a bit of an institution in my family. We always visited TGIs when we had a family birthday when I as younger :–) – so I’ve grown up visiting and enjoying the amazing atmosphere and fantastic food.

The cocktails are probably the best thing about TGIs and they have quite a variety at pretty good prices. (A little hint for when you next visit – If it’s for your birthday and you have updated the app with your details you should get a few free cocktails or mocktails thrown in!)

Remember to use my invite code : FAFASN2453 when signing up to the app and you will get an additional 25 stripes after your 1st purchase. I usually use my stripes for the lowest level reward and get free mozzarella dippers or loaded skins but if you are the saving kind then you could save your stripes for a Level 3 or 4 where you can get a FREE steak or shrimp grill.

You earn rewards at 1 for every £1 spent so the 25 bonus points are the equivalent of you spending £25 at the restaurant. Winner!

Referral code: FAFASN2453

Frequently asked questions

What is the TGI Fridays invite code?
You can use the referral code FAFASN2453 for 25 bonus stripes when registering on the TGI app

What are the TGI Fridays 25 bonus stripes worth?
Using the invite code: FAFASN2453 you get 25 stripes. 50 stripes gets you a starter so you are half way to your first reward.

Why did I not get my 25 bonus stripes?
You will get 25 stripes for simply joining the TGI app. Using the invite code FAFASN2453 will get you an additional 25 stripes but these will not show until after you have made purchase and scanned your receipt.

Uber Eats £10 FREE Code : eats-faisaln513ue

Promo code

eats-faisaln513ue

Enter the code above in the promotions section of the Ubereats app. Click promotions and then add promo. This will give you £10 off your 1st order of £15 or more.

Yeah yeah yeah – So I love take out. Who doesn’t? 🙂 Up until recently I couldn’t get Ubereats near me for some reason – But I had another look a few weeks ago and there it was! YAY

And to my surprise the first booking offer which used to be £3 off is now £10. Love it. Talk about a double bonus…

UBEREATS promo code: eats-faisaln513ue

I used to use Deliveroo which only really works if you live slap bang in the middle of a city or in London of course. But the food is delivered by a biker and more often than not it isnt’t piping hot the way I like it…

So over the last few weeks I’ve used Ubereats a couple of times and combined with the promo code and the free delivery I’ve spotted this has been a cheap takeaway :-). Just keep an eye out for the free delivery restaurant(s) as they change by the minute (dependant on who else has booked the same restaurant for delivery by the looks of things)

UBEREATS PROMO CODE:
eats-faisaln513ue

Not sure what else to say – you can combine any credit you might have from Uber taxis with Ubereats and the delivery guy is usually an Uber driver. Oh and the prices are no different to the prices if you walked in (at least from what I can tell) – Enjoy !

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the promo code for Ubereats?
Use code: eats-faisaln513ue in the promo box in the ubereats app to get £10 off your 1st order (minimum spend of £15)

Where do I enter the Ubereats discount code?
Go to your account and click on promotions. Then in the top right hand corner click add promo and enter: eats-faisaln513ue. This will give you £10 off your 1st order over £15

Is their a minimum order to use the Ubereats promo code?
Yes you need to spend £15 in order to use the £10 FREE code at Ubereats on your 1st order. Enter code: eats-faisaln513ue to get £10 off


Don’t forget if you are based in London – then not only are there great food delivery apps but also food discovery apps too!

The two I would recommend are Dines and Nez. Check out my posts below and don’t forget to add the referral codes for double savings 🙂

https://www.referandsave.co.uk/nez/
https://www.referandsave.co.uk/dines/

Smile Direct Club Discount – Save £100/$150 on your aligners :-)

http://fbuy.me/owtKy

Use the link above to request your exclusive promotional code for £100/$150 off your smile direct club aligner order – I will also get a reward for referring you – YAY.

So I hate going to the dentist – even though I religously go every 6 months for a check up and clean. Maybe it has something to do with those horrid braces I had to wear as a teen growing up . . . . wow what a time that was in my life 😛

Anyway things have moved on quite a bit in the dentistry world in the last few years with invisilign and inman aligners and the latest incarnation of at home braces.

My best friend has been raving about the smiledirectclub for the past few months after talking about getting braces since the day I met her! So I’ve been on her teeth straightening journey with her over the last few months. Don’t get me wrong – they were not that bad to begin with but the results are amazing!

I’m trying to get her to allow me to post her before and after pictures on this blog – but until she does you can see some of the results others have achieved on the smiledirectclub website.

Makes a huge change from the horrendous metal braces I had to put up with for nearly 2 yours when I was about 14! These are about as far removed from that concept as you can get.

You can either visit instore to get your 3d impression undertaken or you can do it by mail. You are then sent a preview of how your teeth will look once the treatment is complete followed by your complete kit in ONE box. See below :

You will get an online dentist to review and follow your progress online and you should expect your treatment to be completed in roughly 6 months! WOW

Use the link here: http://fbuy.me/owtKy to get a promotional code sent to your email which will give you £100 off your order 🙂 – I will also get a reward for referring you – YAY

Frequently asked questions

Can I get a discount for smiledirectclub aligners?
Yes – by following the link: http://fbuy.me/owtKy you can request your personal promotional code which you can enter at checkout

What promo codes are available for smiledirectclub?
Use this link: http://fbuy.me/owtKy to request your personal promo code for £100 off your order for aligners at smiledirectclub

Where do I enter discount code for £100/$150 off at smiledirectclub?
First follow this link to request your personal discount code: http://fbuy.me/owtKy Once you have a promo code you can enter it when booking your appointment for 3d impressions or deliver at home pack.

yourparkingspace Referral Code gets £5 off: FAISAL NISAR

Get £5 off your 1st booking with referral code: FAISAL NISAR

https://your-parking-space.mention-me.com/m/ode/hs0xu-faisal-nisar

On the booking page enter code: FAISAL NISAR in the referral box to get £5 off the cost of your parking space. Alternatively click the link to get a voucher sent to your inbox

Yes I’m a driver. I love cars and I love driving. I will save the details for another post as I need tell you all about the new car I’m hoping to order in the coming days. Oh and what a saga that has been!

Anyway as most of you know I live and work in London… and driving a car (and owning one for that matter) are not compatible with London life. I usually use my car for long distance journeys, when I have lots to carry or if I’m going out late and dont really want to use one of my famous ride sharing taxi’s codes 🙂

We all know parking in london is BLOODY expensive! But to make things a little more bearable I have a £5 voucher you can use on your 1st booking. I will admit it’s not much but every little helps. If it’s an evening booking you might get away with paying a couple of quid! I think the minimum booking needs to be £6 to use this voucher!

yourparkingspace referral code: FAISAL NISAR

Yourparkingspace is actually pretty good too! The spaces are more often than not cheaper than going direct to some of the main parking firms in London and you can also usually find spaces which are not listed elsewhere. Give it a go and see how you get on…

Frequently asked questions:

How much can I save using the yourparkingspace referral code?
Use the referral code: FAISAL NISAR to save £5 on your first booking.

Where do I enter the yourparkingspace referral code?
Enter the code on the booking page. There is a box labelled referral code just before you go to payment page where you will need to enter code: FAISAL NISAR to save £5 on your booking

Do I need to enter this code when I register on yourparkingspace.com?
You enter the referral code: FAISAL NISAR after you have registered to get your discount. You can also use the invite link to get a one time use referral code by providing your email address here: https://your-parking-space.mention-me.com/m/ode/hs0xu-faisal-nisar

Need a hotel in a hurry? HotelTonight App with code: FNISAR

HotelTonight Promo Code: FNISAR

Get £20 (or equivalent currency) off your 1st booking on the app

For those of you who have been reading my blogs you will know that I LOVE TO TRAVEL but you may have noticed that I also LOVE TO SAVE MONEY too :-). Yes I know those statements may not be a natural fit but over the last few years I have found that there are ways to travel well whilst still watching those precious pennies!

My close friends will tell you that every now and then I will make plans at the very last minute and then spend the next few days searching for that amazing hotel deal. But recently I’ve found that more often than not those last minute deals don’t exist and I end up spending significantly more than I would have paid for accomodation if I had began my search earlier or was willing to lower my standards and stay somewhere more budget friendly.

I usually try all the standard hotel comparison sites as my first port of call but I’ve noticed that the prices quoted are fairly similar across the board.

That was until I came across an app called HotelTonight. Although not exclusively for same day hotel bookings (you can now book many months in advance)…. the best deals are usually to be found when booking last minute.

HotelTonight Promo code: FNISAR

What is HotelTonight?

HotelTonight, founded in 2010, is best known for its app and website that allow customers to book discounted hotel rooms ranging from boutique hotels to large chains — on short notice. They have recently been acquired by AirBNB and are rapidly growing in the hotel booking sector.

In addition to booking hotels for the same day or next night, the service also lets users book up to a week in advance for stays up to 5 nights, or up to 100 days in advance for stays up to 14 nights.

Part of HotelTonight’s model and unique value proposition is to pass along savings on last-minute bookings where hotels have excess room inventory.

The app is really well done and fairly intuitive, and it was clearly created to be user-friendly. HotelTonight even has a revenue-based loyalty program of sorts that gives you access to more discounts and credits as you spend more on the platform.

Hoteltonight promo code: FNISAR

Personal Experience using HotelTonight

I’ve used HotelTonight a couple of times over the last few weeks and have found an amazing deal both times with a little playing around. 🙂

Firsty it’s worth noting the HotelTonight only shows a handful of hotels when you search a particular location. This is not to say those are all the hotels in that destiantion – I’ve found you can be more specific in your location search to see other hotels or if you want to see the price for a particular hotel you can search for it and you more often than not be provided with a price.

My 3 tips are as follows:

  • Make use of the daily drop which shows up for some of the most popular destinations to get a super saving on one particular hotel. Make sure you are ready to book as you only get 15 minutes (Tip: If you run out of time using daily drop make the same search on the web portal and you get a second chance).
  • The best deals are on the deals presented. Keep an open mind about your criteria and you will find a good deal
  • If this is your first booking use the promotional discount code : FNISAR to save money on your 1st booking.

Recently I was able to book Vintry and Mercer for £125 for one night. For those of you who dont know – Vintry and Mercer is the number 1 rated hotel in the whole of London.

I actually booked the hotel standing in the hotel lobby 🙂 – I decided pretty last minute to stay and then decided to see what price I could get as a walk-in customer. I was quoted £249! So I opened the app and booked whilst stading at the check in desk and my booking came through about 30 seconds later. I had my keycard about 3 minutes after booking on hoteltonight! (and this was without using the referral discount code: FNISAR which would have saved me even more money)

GBK – Gourmet Burger Kitchen Free STAMP. Use code: 742471

Refer A Friend Code: 742471

Download the new GBK app and enter the GBK referral code above in the refer a friend section before making your 1st purchase to get a BONUS stamp when you make your 1st purchase.

It’s been a bit of a crazy time in my life and I find that when I need to just breathe and let go – a good old fashioned burger is my go to detox! (crazy I know). Yes I could get a cheap burger from the ‘standard’ fast food restaurants but when you want something just that little bit extra I always find GBK is the place to go. You really can’t beat a GBK at this price point. . . believe me I’ve tried a good few burgers in my time 🙂

So the GBK app has been refreshed and relaunched which still allows you to pay at your table or order collection. The app also allows you to collect stamps and 5 stamps (on a spend of £10 or more) earns you 1 stamp. Get 5 stamps to get a free burger! Use the refer a friend code below to get an additional stamp on your 1st purchase. Make sure you enter the code in the app prior to making your first order!

Refer a friend code : 742471

Yes some of you might be a little shocked at my burger of choice – but I actually love the chicken burger at GBK! I usually go for the Panko crumbed classic chicken with truffle cheese fries and if I’m really going all out. . . what better than a double belgian chocolate milkshake! – WOOHOO!

Now doesn’t that look good! I’m thinking I need to go back again just as I type this post!

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What is the GBK refer a friend code for the app?
You can use the code 742471 in the GBK app to get a FREE stamp

Where do I apply the refer a friend code in the GBK app?
If you go to the menu options and look for REFER A FRIEND FOR FREEBIES menu option you will see a field at the bottom to enter the code 742471

What do I get by applying the referral code in the GBK app?
Once you have entered the referral code 742471 you will get a BONUS stamp in your app 🙂 – this will either be immediate or when you make you 1st purchase.

Fiverr Discount Referral Code – Save 20%

Click the link below to get 20% discount off your first order at Fiverr.com

So I’m no techy. I always knew I wanted to start my own blog but I really had no idea how to go about it. I will write a separate blog shortly to explain all the steps I undertook.

For now let me introduce you to a website I have used extensively over the last few months to get this website looking the way I want it to and to provide the relevant graphic and SEO expertise I needed to get it up to where I want it to be.

Fiverr is one of a number of ‘gig’ websites where you can purchase the services of an individual expert for a fee to deliver something you cannot do for yourself either because you don’t have the relevant skills and know how or you just don’t have the time.

The fiverr represents the starting price for these gigs (in dollars) which can go upto many thousands for a custom project. There are a number of similar websites but I have found this one to be significantly better than any of the others out there and at a price point I’m comfortable with.

Everything you see here was built with help from a freelancer I found on Fiverr.com. The entire blog format and wordpress optimisation was created with help from Fiverr freelancers. I now just need to create new posts for you to read as everything else is prepared and ready to go. 🙂

Click the image above to be redirected to Fiverr.com – Once you register you will see a banner for your 20% discount

Using my link and registering on Fiverr.com will get you 20% off your first gig. I would try to make sure you find a suitable gig as your first purchase. There’s no point using up your 20% discount on a $5 gig if your next gig is one for $250… Remember you can only use your discount once!

As an example I have used fiverr for the following already:
1. WordPress install & theme install
2. Design and structure of wordpress theme so it looks how I need it to look
3. SEO for my website so it can be found on search engines

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Fiverr.com?
Fiverr is the world’s largest marketplace for digital services. Fiverr enables you to browse the selection of freelancers offering services, and to place orders in just one click. A service offered on Fiverr is called a Gig. 

How can I get a 20% discount at Fiverr.com?
Follow the special link https://track.fiverr.com/visit/?bta=69254&nci=5718 and register on Fiverr.com. Once registered you should see a banner at the top of the website offering you 20% discount on your 1st purchase 🙂

Caffe Nero – 9 FREE stamps equals 1 FREE drink!

https://nero.app.link/irC4muTf02

Yes you can get 5 free stamps by entering promo code GIVEME5 in the promo box on the signup page at Caffe Nero. . .

But follow the link above and register on the Caffe Nero App to get a full set of 9 STAMPS for a free coffee as soon as you have made your 1st purchase using the Caffe Nero app! (NOTE the link will not work on your desktop – you need to click on it on your mobile device)

It’s a well known fact that I’m a caffeine junkie and that I can’t function without my early morning coffee to get me going and then by mid morning and mid afternoon coffee top up to keep me going!

I’m not really attached to one particular brand of Coffee house but I do find a couple of brands are my goto. Usually this is because they are on route or the vibe is just right if I’m drinking in. This is something which particularly appeals to me about my local Caffe Nero. It just feels like a place I could sit all day and watch the world go by!

So it’s no surpise that I have the latest incarnation of the Caffe Nero app which has gradually replaced the paper stamps and cards that you had to get your free coffees!

Dont forget to use the referral link below to register on the Caffe Nero app to get 9 FREE STAMPS (which equals a FREE DRINK)

https://nero.app.link/irC4muTf02

The current offer in the Caffe nero app gives a free coffee to a friend when you refer them (The referrer actually gets 2 free drinks! YAY!) – It’s a shame it doesn’t seem to provide a code which I could give my friends which they could enter when they sign up – This one needs you to join up using my referral link which directs you to download and register on the app.

There’s a bunch of other offers in the app currently from a BONUS stamp with your first purchase and a BONUS stamp when you use your own cup! Love it!

Dont forge that Caffe Nero has some of the most delicious items on its deli menu. . . . so you really can stay there all day!


Dont forget if you are a caffeine junkie and like coffee wherever you can get it. . . then you can also get the Costa Coffee app with it’s loyalty offer for a free drink. More details can be found here: https://www.referandsave.co.uk/costacoffee/

Trading 212 Referral Invite – Get A Free SHARE worth upto £100

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Do you want to get a free stock share worth up to £⁠100?

Use the link above to join and invest £1 to get your free share 🙂

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OPENING A LEVERAGED CFD ACCOUNT AND SEE HOW I MADE £3500 PLEASE SEE MY OTHER PAGE HERE: (TO FOLLOW)

Okay I will be honest. I’m no investor or saver! :-p – Infact saving is my one of my biggest weaknesses. One that I am hoping to rectify in 2020. So when a friend recommended I download the 212 Trading app and invest – I thought this was my opportunity to begin facing my weakness head on.

Originally I was unsure if this was the platform for me – but the offer of a free share (worth upto £100) for investing £1 perked my interest and I opened my account after completing verification.

The following day I had a share for £9.36 from Bed Bath & Beyond!

Okay so it wasn’t as much as I was hoping for – but it a start of my investing journey. My two friends who also joined received a share for £45.20 and £72.66 so it is possible to get the bigger shares. But it’s the lucl of the drawer.

I would have been able to take my original deposit and the free share and closed my account after 30 days if I wished – but I like this platform so I will be around for a while yet!

Don’t forget to use my link above before joining to get your free share worth upto £100

Follow these steps to open an account…

1. Click on the above link and when selecting an account type click the INVEST account type, fill in the form with all you details.

2. Wait for your account to be activated, normally this happens automatically but sometimes you may need to undergo manual verification. When logged in just click CHAT and select Account Activation and follow the steps required.

3. When you have activated top up £1 by clicking on your account in the top right hand corner and clicking deposit funds. Choose credit/debit card for instant deposit and no fees!

4. Once you’ve activated and deposited you will receive your free share within 24 hours. To see which shares you have look at ‘Open Positions’ in the bottom of your Trading212 screen. You can choose to keep the share or sell it by clicking on the ‘X’ mark next to the share to close the position. Once sold, the money from the sale will go into your account

5. To withdraw the funds, click on your account in the top right corner of the screen, then choose the ‘withdraw funds’ option from the drop-down menu to withdraw your funds to your card/bank account.