Date Archives March 2020

FREE £100/$100/€100 Share from Trading 212

http://www.trading212.com/invite/FMlb4c9Y

Free Trading 212 Referral share worth upto £100

Use the link above to join and deposit £1/$1/ €1 to get your free share 🙂 – You need to open an Invest or ISA account. You should receive your free share within 24 hours of making your deposit. If you do not get your free share please leave a comment below and I will chase up – but please also contact Trading 212 using the in app contact form.

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 luck of the draw.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a free share on the trading212 platform?
Sign up following this link: www.trading212.com/invite/FMlb4c9Y
and open an INVEST account and deposit a minimum of £1/$1/1 to get your free share.

How long before you get your free share?
If you follow this link to open a new INVEST account: www.trading212.com/invite/FMlb4c9Y and invest £1/$1/1 you will get a free share worth upto £100/$100/100 within 24 hours. Usually you are notified within minutes of making a deposit

How much is the free share worth?
If you register using the following link: www.trading212.com/invite/FMlb4c9Y you will get a free share worth upto £100/$100/100.

UK Ola Cab Referral Discount Code – FH795Z

UK OLA CAB Referral Code: FH795Z

Get your 1st ride free (upto £10) and 3 rides with £5 off (You get 3 coupons worth £5 each – £15 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.

UPDATE 29/02: THE OFFER HAS NOW CHANGED AGAIN. IT IS 3 FREE £5 CREDITS AND THE £10 FREE RIDE SEEMS TO APPEAR FOR SOME CUSTOMERS AND NOT OTHERS 🙁

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 : FH795Z

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: FH795Z

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: FH795Z

01 ​​What is the Ola cab referral code?

​The Ola referral code listed here is: FH795Z​This is a UK referral code and once activated will allow you to get one complimentary ride (upto £10) and you next 3 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 3 rides with £5 off. By entering FH795Z 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 FH795Z at this screen for a complimentery free ride and your next 3 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: FH795Z when registering to get your first ride free and your next 3 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: FH795Z when registering to get your first ride free and your next 3 rides with a £5 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: FH795Zto 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: FH795Zin 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!

Kapten Taxi Cab Referral Discount Code – FAINIS2

Kapten Cab Referral Code: FAINIS2

Use the code FAINIS2 when joining Kapten to get £5 off each of your 1st two rides with Kapten. Offer only valid for new customers and discount must be used within 30 days of activating.

I live in London and we all know how crazy it can be to get around in the greatest city on earth 🙂 – And I’m a bit of a diva who tries to make things as simple as possible. You might have seen my various ride sharing posts on this blog!

So wherever possible I like to get a cab or taxi to get to where I need to be. Probably the BEST ride sharing app I have ever used is Kapten. It just seems to be the most intuitive app of all the ride sharing companies in London.

Probably the best thing about Kapten is the price of rides. Pretty much every other week there is a discount code ranging from 20 – 80 percent off which makes this an amazing ride sharing app. And if you search around you can sometimes find discount codes which give you money off too. The Kapten referral code FAINIS2 currently gives you £5 off each your 1st 2 rides which is perfect for that short journey to the tube station or to get around zone 1.

Did I mention that this app has fixed fares. Each time a user books a trip, the price will flash up on your phone at the start and you’re guaranteed to pay that fee regardless of the route or traffic. 🙂

The company’s exclusive loyalty program means riders get special money off deals the more rides they take. You can even convert those points to FREE rides.

So what are you waiting for? Try Kapten today and don’t forget to enter Kapten voucher code: FAINIS2 for £5 off each of your 1st two rides 🙂

kapten referral code

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Kapten Referral code?
The Kapten referral code is : FAINIS2 which gives you £5 off each of your 1st two rides with Kapten. This offer is for new customers only.

Where do Kapten operate in the UK?
Currently Kapten only operate in the Greater London area. If you are a new customer in this region then use the voucher code: FAINIS2 when making your first booking to get £5 off your 1st two bookings.

What discount codes are available for Kapten users?
If you are a new user then use discount code: FAINIS2 to get £5 off each of your 1st two bookings. If you are already a customer then check the coupons and credits section of the Kapten app.

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/

LUX Rewards app – 3000 Bonus Points: lux4326

Lux Reward App referral code: lux4326

Enter the code above when registering on the lux reward app to get 3000 BONUS points.

Yep – you guessed it! Another food and experience discovery app for London, Bristol and Bath. I haven’t used this one yet but it looks very promising. The user interface is lovely and the experiences/ restaurants seem to be plentiful!

referral code: lux4326

I will give it a go over the next few weeks and update the blog accordingly. For now don’t forget to add my referral code: lux4326 during the registration process to get a bonus 3000 points added to your balance. Bit of a winner there! x

Freetrade Share Promotion Referral (upto £200)

Invite Link TO follow


Please use one of the invite links above. If a link comes back as used please try another link to complete registration. Once you have registered and deposited at least £1 you will get a free share up to £200.
PLEASE DO NOT USE A LINK AND NOT DEPOSIT FUNDS – ONLY REGISTER IF YOU ARE GOING TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION OR LEAVE THE LINK FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO USE.

So recently I have started to buy a few shares here and there. With the coronavirus spreading and the country in lockdown I’ve had more time to research and buy a few different (very small) holdings.

Pretty sure this is the future of share dealing. The app is fantastic and so easy to use. And buying shares is easy ! Love it!

Previously this meant spending a chunk of change paying the commission charges for every trade completed. This is where Freetrade is different. There are no commision fees to pay! 🙂

For an added bonus if you use the invite link above you get a FREE SHARE worth upto £200. I have already referred a few friends and received shares ranging from £8 – £72 . Okay maybe not quite £200 but they are FREE.

You can use my invite links above to take part in the FREETRADE SHARE PROMOTION but make sure you only use the link if you care going to complete registration and deposit funds as these links are one use only.

If none of the links are available please leave a comment and I will get the links refreshed 🙂

Freetrade Free Share referral
Freetrade Free Share referral

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)