Date Archives May 2020

Remitly Referral – Get £10 FREE

http://remit.ly/1mjywar

Sign up using the special link above and successfully send your first money transfer of £500 or more and you will receive £10 FREE to use on your next transfer.

Most of you know that I love to travel far and wide. . . Some of you might even know that I’m not actually ‘from’ the UK. Even though I call the UK my home now 🙂

I have family all over the world and send money to them regularly. I have also seen things that I’d love to buy and when I’ve saved up I send money over so that they can post things to me .

There are actually 3 benefits to Remitly over some of the other money transfer services out there.
1. Use the referral link: http://remit.ly/1mjywar and you can get £10 FREE on your next transfer.
2. The actual currency rate always seems to be BETTER at Remitly.
3. The transfer is usually completed within minutes of being authorised!

Don’t forget to use referral code: http://remit.ly/1mjywar to get £10 FREE

The actual process to send money is very simple. Firstly register with the invite referral link as above and then choose the current and amount you want to send. There are no transfer fees on your first few transfers so choose express delivery (your fund will arrive at the destination immediately!) Choose between cash pickup and bank deposit – fill in the remaining details and then submit. Your payment will arrive within minutes.

Such a simple and quick way to send money to loved ones abroad!

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What is the Remitly referral code/link?
    Use the following link to get a BONUS £10 added to your account after you have completed your 1st transfer: http://remit.ly/1mjywar
  2. Where do I enter the Remitly referral code?
    You need to register using the direct link and then once you have completed your first transfer you will receive £10 cashback: http://remit.ly/1mjywar
  3. What is the criteria for the Remitly referral payment?
    You need to register by following this direct link: http://remit.ly/1mjywar and transfer a minimum of £500 to get you bonus cashback. Your 1st transfer will also be fee FREE.

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.

Gillette Referral code – 20% OFF : FAISAL-R2J

Gillette Referral Code: FAISAL-R2J

Use Gillette referral code: FAISAL-R2J when registering at Gillette to get 20% discount off your 1st order over £15. This code usually works in conjunction with other discount codes as this is auto applied before checkout 🙂 (excludes subscriptions)

I remember when the slogan for Gillette was ‘the best a man can get’ – how times have changed!

So I wont lie… Its been along time since I used a Gillette razor. My other half still uses Gillette religiously but I’m not so attached to the brand. It’s definitely a quality product and the shave creams are very good but there are so many brands and products out there that I haven’t really tried Gillette for quite some time.

So when I was presented with a Gillette referral code: FAISAL-R2J for purchasing on the Gillette website I thought I would give it a go. First thing I noticed was that the referral code is entered when you register so is auto applied at checkout. This means that if you have another discount code for the promo code box you end up being able to apply 2 discounts on this site! Winner 🙂

I hadn’t realised how many different types of razors there are these days. I ordered a few giftsets for my partner and couldn’t figure out why I there was very few women’s products on the site so just bought a men’s products to try out. I’m not precious 😉

Gillette referral code: FAISAL-R2J

The order arrived very quickly and my partner is very pleased. I haven’t had a chance to try the razor yet but will give it a go next week and leave some further comments on this blog. Suffice to say with the referral code and online discounts available the order was much cheaper than ordering anywhere else. So I guess I’m happy !

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the Gillette referral code?
Use referral code: FAISAL-R2J to get 20% off your first order over £15 (not including subscriptions)

Where do I enter the Gillete discount referral code?
Enter the referral code: FAISAL-R2J when registering at Gillette.co.uk before placing your 1st order

What discount do I get for using the Gillette referral code?
You can get 20% discount on your first order over £15 by using referral code: FAISAL-R2J. You should also be able to add another discount code in the promo code box before checkout.

Taskrabbit Code – FREE £10 for your first Task

Referral code: https://www.taskrabbit.co.uk/s/79owy/try?utm_source=trycode

If you have not placed your first order – click the above link to get your unique code which you need to enter in the redemption code box on the account page

So I’m not a girly girl and I like the fact that I can do lots of oddjobs round the apartment by myself. And I pride myself on being able to build furniture myself (which just so happens to be one of the main tasks on taskrabbit) 🙂

But I came across TaskRabbit when I was looking to find a handyman to fit some security lighting in the hallway. I thought I would download the app and see what was available and at what price and I found that they have a referral scheme which gives you £10 off your first booking. Interestingly you click the link and it gives you a discount code which you add to your already registered taskrabbit account.

So I downloaded the app and then clicked the taskrabbit code to get £10 off which I entered on the redemption page and I was able to search for a ‘tasker’ to complete my job. I found a guy who was not the cheapest but had the best reviews for £30 and that was a bargain I thought. With my £10 voucher it only actually cost me £20 to get the work done which was fantastic.

I’ve had a look since – as I wanted some tiles replaced in the bathroom but it seems most of the taskers in my neighbourhood are general handy men/women rather than expert tradesman. There are a few but they are generally much more expensive so make sure you are clear on what you need done before booking!

I just love the fact that I can get odd jobs done round the house and I can also blog about the referral scheme to make things cheaper. So if you need a handyman please use the TaskRabbit redemption code : https://www.taskrabbit.co.uk/s/79owy/try?utm_source=trycode and enter the code into the box on the account page for £10 FREE cash to go towards your handyman.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the taskrabbit redemption code?
Click the following link: https://www.taskrabbit.co.uk/s/79owy/try?utm_source=trycode and you will be provided with a discount code to enter on the taskrabbit website

What do you get with the taskrabbit discount code?
Using the link: https://www.taskrabbit.co.uk/s/79owy/try?utm_source=trycode you will get a code for £10 off your 1st booking at TaskRabbit

Where do I enter my £10 referral code?
Click the link: https://www.taskrabbit.co.uk/s/79owy/try?utm_source=trycode and you will get £10 voucher code. Register at TaskRabbit and enter the code in the account menu under account balance to get £10 FREE to spend on your 1st booking.

Robinhood FREE Share Referral

uk.robinhood.com/9tnj

Use the above link to register for the launch of the Robinhood Share Trading Platform – using the link you will jump 1k on the waiting list till they launch 🙂

ROBINHOOD HAVE CANCELLED THE UK LAUNCH INDEFINITELY. I WILL LEAVE THE BLOG PAGE OPEN FOR NOW – BUT THE WAITING LIST HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE PAGE

Robinhood is the darling of commission free share dealing in the US and they will be coming to the UK shortly. Until they arrive – you can use register using the link above to jump the queue to get early access.

I will do an in depth write up once they have launched – but get registered using the referral link above and wait for the launch !

In the meantime don’t forget to check out the two other similar offers which are currently available:

Freetrade FREE share promotion

Trading 212 FREE share promotion

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

Curve Credit Card – FREE £5 with promo code: NRV67J6E

Curve Promo code: NRV67J6E

Join Curve and use promo code NRV67J6E during the registration process or click https://www.curve.com/en/join#NRV67J6E and copy the code. You will be sent your Curve card for free. When you make your first purchase using your Curve card, you’ll instantly get £5!

Just received my Curve card and I love it! It’s one of those ‘I didn’t know I needed it till I got one and now don’t think I could live without it’ items.

Curve connects all my accounts with a single app and a single smart card. The app also gives me instant updates related to my spending habits. Curve also promotes the fact that you only need to pack a single card when you go places and will not have to deal with any hidden currency fees when traveling.

So what’s the most amazing thing about Curve. Well I love my credit cards an I have a few I use regularly. I have a business card, a purchasing card, one I use for buying fuel. . . so it means im always carrying a number of cards around with me. But with Curve I just carry the one card and I can switch between which of my actual credit cards will be charged for a purchase by using the app!

As a girl who likes to travel light – especially when the suns out . . . 🙂 – I now just carry my phone with a slot for this card and im good to go. No more carrying my purse or handbag if I’m quickly popping to the shops and getting fuel!

The app is pretty intuitive too and was really quick to setup and my card arrived about 3 days after I registered. Oh and don’t forget you can use my promo code: NRV67J6E to get a free £5 added to your account to spend on anything you want. Just make sure you enter it when registering or by following the link above.

curve promo code : NRV67J6E

Curve is also really convenient for those who have trouble keeping track of everything. Instead of having to check multiple bank accounts and credit card statements to look at your spending, you can view everything on your spend timeline. Perfect.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What is the curve promo code?
If you enter promo code: NRV67J6E or follow the link https://www.curve.com/en/join#NRV67J6E when registering you will get 500 points FREE added to your account.

2. What do I get with the curve referral promo code?
If you enter promo code: NRV67J6E when registering you will get 500 points worth £5 to spend on anything you want using your card.

3. When do I get my curve referral code cash payment?
If you register using the promo invite code: NRV67J6E you will get a £5 bonus when you make your 1st purchase using your curve card over £10.

Talkremit Referrer Code: C827477 – FREE £20 BONUS

Talkremit Referral Code: C827477

Or use the following link:
https://talkremit.com/refer-a-friend/?referrer=C827477

Click the link to register or use referral code: C827477 when registering at Talkremit and get £20 FREE CASH added to your balance after completing money transfers totalling £100. (Works for € users too – see below)

For those of you who have been following me over the past few months you will know that I have started to use money transfer services to send money to family and friends and also to pay to feed a family I sponsor abroad.

In the past I have struggled to find the best transfer service but lately I have found a number of fintech money transfer services that are simply amazing. The latest one that has caught my attention and that I tried for the first time today is Talkremit.

The registration process is very simple and they are running a friends referral scheme with a field which requests your referrer code. This gives you a BONUS payment of £20 to use on your next transfer once you have transferred £100. My referrer code is: C827477. Add that code during registration and we will both receive £20 to use on our next transfers. 🙂

Dependant on the country you are sending money to you will have a variety of payment options from direct to bank, mobile payment or cash pickup. I did find that for a couple of countries I was only able to send direct to bank which was perfect for me as that is my usual method but for some of you that may not be suitable.

The fees charged were tiny compared to some of the other services I have used (but in those instances they usually give you a couple of fee free transfers) – so its worth bearing in mind if this is a one off payment to get the free bonus cash for using the referral code: C827477 or whether you will continue to use the service in the future.

Talkremit have one other benefit over other services. They have instant chat available (which is probably why they are called Talkremit) so if you need anything when making your transfer they are always nearby to help!

Talkremit referrer code: C827477
Talkremit referral code: C827477

My transfer was sent immediately after completing verification and arrived at its destination in South Asia within a few hours. I received my £20 free cash a few days later for using the Talkremit Referral code. (note you don’t have to be a UK resident to use the referral code – you can be based all over the world and the code will still work and give you FREE CASH – see T&Cs to see where it works listed in FAQs below)

Frequently asked questions:

What is the Talkremit referrer code?
Use referral code: C827477 when registering at Talkremit and you will receive £20/€25 FREE cash

Where do I enter the Talkremit referral code?
During the sign up process after entering your name, email address and password you are presented with a box labelled referrer code? Enter the code: C827477 to activate your FREE bonus cash payment

What is the criteria to get my Talkremit Friends referral payment?
As long as you have used the referrer code: C827477 during the sign up process you should receive your BONUS payment within 7 days after completing transfers of £100 in the UK.

Is the Talkremit referral code usable in other countries?
Yes you can use the Talkremit referral code: C827477 and you will get your bonus payment in your own currency. The full terms for where the referral program works is shown here: https://info.talkremit.com/refer-a-friend

Gruum Promo Code: Get £5 off with referral link

https://www.gruum.com/raf/fas

Gruum promo code : Use the link above BEFORE registering on the Gruum website to get an additional £5 off you first order. Click the link and the promo code will automatically be populated on the website at checkout

Who doesn’t love great Gruuming products 😉 – These guys have been around for a while and I’ve had a susbcription (you dont need a have a subscription) for a few months now.

Previously I would buy the razors and skincare products as and when I needed them but I found getting a subscription which can be put on hold and cancelled as required was much cheaper so I went ahead with that!

I especially love the razor – Its got a great weighty quality feel to it and I love using it on my skin. The blades are super sharp and last longer than my previous branded products. . . and I love the green credentials too.

I dont really use the skincare range so I wont offer muich a review on that but the razors are seriously good! And as always I’m offering my link above to get £5 off your 1st order by using my Gruum promo code link! 🙂

Oh and the quality feel of the products when they arrive is 2nd to none. I have given these to my boyfriend as gifts this last xmas as they really do have a quality feel about them.

The prices are pretty great but with the link above you get ANOTHER £5 off on top of any other offers Gruum are running. I’d say thats a WINNER

Frequently asked questions:

What is the Gruum promo code?
There is not a CODE to enter. Follow the link to the Gruum website and at checkout you will have a £5 discount automatically applied. Use the following link: https://www.gruum.com/raf/fas

What do you get with the Gruum promo code?
By following the link and making your 1st purchase at Gruum you will get £5 off the already great prices on the website! :-). Use the following link https://www.gruum.com/raf/fas and you will have a £5 discount code applied at checkout automatically

Is their a minimum order quantity to use the Gruum promo code?
There is no minimum order value but the discount only works on your first purchase or with an email account that has not been registered before. Use the link : https://www.gruum.com/raf/fas to get £5 discount automatically applied to your account.

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)