I’m a big fan of sharing ways to make more money from home in the UK, but I also love finding ways to save money and even get free money from companies with little effort! The more money I make, more money I save, more free cash I can find, the more we can begin to live our lives the way we want to.
Right now our priorities are saving for our future retirement, continuing to do up our home and having a few travel plans each year to explore new destinations. Being savvy with money, saving where we can and spotting free money offers helps us to achieve these money goals.
I get really excited when I find ways to get free money in the UK. It’s rare that companies give away free cash, but I have some great examples below. If you’ve already visited my free money page then you’ll recognise these, but I want to share them here in a blog post too for those that might only follow my blog, not notice my other pages or who stumble across this article on Google.
If that’s you then do check out my main website and the many money websites and categories at the top of my website. There’s lots of useful information there covering all sorts of money topics from making money at home, money saving tips and family finances.
If you're looking for ways to get some free money in the UK then read on. I share loads of genuine free money offers below that I've tried and tested!
A list of free money offers in the UK
Freetrade - free share worth up to £200
Easily set up an account in minutes, fund with £1 and get a free share worth up to £200 in 7-10 days.
You can sell the share right away if you like and cash out after 30 days.
Bulb - £50 off your first bill
(and possibly save hundreds on energy each year)
Not only did we save over £250 per year when we switched to Bulb, but we also got £50 off our first bill with a special Bulb referral link and we get 100% renewable electricity.
For £50 off your first Bulb bill and to get a quote to see if you can save money too, simply click here to sign up with our referral link.
Once signed up you'll get your own referral link and you can get more money off your bills when referring friends and family. You can also contact them to withdraw the money to your bank account if your account balance is looking pretty healthy.
Curve - up to £20 free cash every month
Earn 1% cashback on (almost) everything for your first 30 days. Up to a maximum of £20 cashback.
The free Curve card and app combines all your credit cards, debit cards, and loyalty cards in one. You can even add receipts. So it’s the only card you need to carry. And the only pin you need to remember.
Refer friends to keep the cashback rolling on. And on. And on. Every friend you refer to Curve is worth 30 days of cashback.
Sign up with my code FL2KH - then you can get your own code to refer friends and family!
Ziglu - £5 free cash
Earn £5 free cash in 5 minutes:
* Use my Ziglu link: https://invite.ziglu.io/da718131
* Deposit £1
* Convert the £1 to Bitcoin
* Get your £5 free cash, convert the Bitcoin back to cash if you like, & withdraw the lot to your bank account! Easy peasy!
*Get more free five pounds by referring your friends and family with your own invite link once you're signed up.
BeMyEye - £1 free cash
Make money in your spare time with BeMyEye by discreetly taking photos of things in stores and noting down prices or salespeople’s advice. You can get £1 for free after you complete your first mission byusing BeMyEye promo code 0rg1zy when you join the app or simply click here to sign up.
Airtime Rewards - £ varies
This is an incredible app that lets your favourite retailers pay for your phone bill! Install the app, link all your credit and debit cards and spend as normal. There’s a huge list of popular UK retailers and restaurants that they are connected with. Every time you spend on one of your linked cards at these retailers you will earn a cashback in your Airtime Rewards app. Once you reach £10 you can put this money towards your phone bill. It links to your phone bill no matter if it’s SIM only, monthly contract or pay-as-you-go.
Enter Airtime Rewards promo code FTT7WY7W for 50p when you join and an extra £1 if you spend at one of the retailers within 7 days. Sign up here to get started.
OhMyDosh - £ unlimited plus £1 bonus
I make money online with this website by completing get paid to tasks. They also offer cashback and free money offers. You can get a free £1 bonus if you sign up with my link here and make much more if you use their site for the get paid to offers.
Top Cashback - £ unlimited
This is my favourite cashback site. I have the browser extension installed so I’m always alerted to cashback offers. Across both mine and my husband’s accounts we’ve had £1266 cashback on our normal purchases and online bookings in 3.5 years!
Sign up to TopCashback here and start saving on things you buy and book online!
Quidco - £ unlimited plus £5 bonus
Another cashback site which some people prefer over Top Cashback, but I think it’s worth having both as there are sometimes brands on one, but not the other. The browser extension will let you know if you can get cashback from the website you are on, so it’s easy to get cashback with little effort. If you’re not signed up to these cashback sites then you’re just losing out on hundreds of pounds of free money every year!
Once you get £5 cashback then you’ll get a £5 bonus if you sign up with my referral link
My Money Pocket - £ unlimited
This is a cashback site with combined discount and cash back offers! Make money referring others and get free money back on your online shopping!
Trading 212 - free share worth up to £100
Note: There is a waitlist currently for signing up. Make a note of my link and click through once you're at the front of the waiting list :)
Do you want to get a free stock share worth up to £100?
Create a Trading 212 Invest account using this link www.trading212.com/invite/GvYPQoAy and we both get a free share!
The share is worth up to £100 and you can even sell it right away if you want! You'll just need to wait 30 days to cash out your money.
You only need to deposit £1 to get started. I've had free shares from £7 to £40 in value!
Shoppix - £ varies
Shoppix is another app to make money from your receipts. I currently have five apps to make money from receipts so I get the most out of every receipt!
Sign up to Shoppix here to turn your receipts into cash.
Swagbucks - £ unlimited plus bonus 300SB
There are lots of ways to make money on Swagbucks if you have the time to complete surveys or watch videos. They even offer cashback too. I get paid to search on the Swagbucks search engine which is basically money for searching the web as I usually would, so it’s free money for nothing! There are lots of things you can spend your Swagbucks on, but I prefer to cash mine in for PayPal money! Get a 300 SB Bonus if you earn 300 SB within the first 30 days by clicking here to sign up!
Broadband Genie - £ varies
If you're moving house or your existing broadband deal has come to an end, then you'll want to use a service like Broadband Genie to compare the best broadband deals for your postcode. As well as comparing speeds and prices, Broadband Genie regularly secure exclusive deals with providers that give customer free gift cards and/or cashback on top of their amazing broadband deals! You can view the current rewards at https://www.broadbandgenie.co.uk/broadband/rewards
STOREWARDS - £ varies
Snap your receipts for coins which can be exchanged for Amazon vouchers or PayPal cash!
Money off your first bills if you are a new customer
Looking for a new mobile or media deal? Check out these great offers:
Virgin Media - up to £50 off your first bill
If you want to join Virgin Media for their amazing fast broadband, a TV package, mobile phone or SIM only deal then you might be looking for a Virgin Media promo code. As I’m an existing customer, I can refer you and you can get up to £50 off your first bill.
Simply use my referral link to sign up to Virgin so it's tracked for the reward!
You can see the list of rewards for each service at the bottom of the referral page.
Tesco Mobile - up to £20 off your first pay monthly bill
As I’m a customer of Tesco Mobile I can refer-a-friend and depending on the offer you select, you can get up to £20 off your first bill. They say:
"For you and your friend to get money off your bill, your friend needs to...
- Join Tesco Mobile on a new account and an eligible tariff within 60 days
- Bring their number over to Tesco Mobile within 60 days
- Pay their first bill in full"
Click here to ask me for the Tesco refer-a-friend offer and send me your details.
Free gift voucher offers in the UK
There are also some companies in the UK that will give you free gift vouchers for doing very little. I regularly get free Amazon gift vouchers each month by doing nothing or with very small effort. Here are some of the ways you can get free Amazon gift cards and other gift vouchers:
Huyu - £ varies
This app lets you take photos of your supermarket receipts and you can change them for gift vouchers. I change mine for Tesco gift vouchers.
SnapMyEats - up to £5 voucher per month
Take photos of all your food and drink receipts with SnapMyEats and you’ll earn up to £5 in Amazon gift vouchers, or another voucher of your choice from their selection, each month if you snap enough receipts.
Click here to learn more.
There are also some more ways to get freebies, such as free food!
Shopmium- free Pringles
Shopmium is a great shopping cash back app that gives you money off food, drink and other products in the supermarkets. Simply buy the qualifying item at full price, then snap your receipt, scan the item barcode and they’ll refund the money to your PayPal within a few days.
If you click my Shopmium referral link to sign up then you’ll get some free Pringles. Please note, the freebie sometimes changes.
Free Tastecard Trial - 2 for 1 on food for 2 months!
50% off all year round.
Enjoy a 2 months free tastecard trial with my link!
Get 2 for 1 at 6000+ restaurants. 50% off Pizza Hut Delivery. At least 10% off delivery and collection orders.
Cash prizes UK
There are also some sites that offer free cash prizes!
Lylia Rose cash giveaways
Don’t forget to enter my monthly giveaways.
At the moment I have a monthly £100 cash prize giveaway. Sometimes I have other giveaways too.
Click for my latest giveaways.
The amazing OhMyDosh website gives away £10 every single day. Simply log in to your OhMyDosh account to see the winner at the top left each day.
They also have a weekly giveaway where they give £50 to one user who has shared their referral link that week.
Pick my Postcode
Enter your postcode for a chance to win around £500 each day!
Free National Lotto
Choose your own numbers for a chance to win real cash in this free lottery!
Pick a combination of 5 emjojis to be entered into a daily draw to win a cash prize for free!
Win a Dinner
A little different, as you don't win cash, but... you win a dinner!
Or rather you win a food related gift voucher such as for a restaurant or takeaway!
There are a few winners every day and you can choose your gift card from that day's selection if you are the lucky winner.
Here are some more free things you can get in the UK:
Get Paid To sites
Find lots of ways to make money easily with these Get Paid To websites:
I have been using this great website called 20 Cogs.
I have been earning money in my spare time by completing tasks and offers.
Join them today using my referral link below.
Get money for watching videos, completing surveys, playing free games, testing free services, giving opinions, endorsements, free trials... New tasks and features updated daily so you never run out of Money Making opportunities.
Ben, my husband, loves this app as he gets paid to play games!
Enter the code YXXX5I to get free credit!
Swagbucks (300 SB bonus)
Get rewarded with free gift cards and cash for doing things you already do online like watching videos and searching the web! Get a 300 SB Bonus if you earn 300 SB within the first 30 days using my link!
Sign up for free trials, complete offers and more to earn cash for free in your spare time!
Looking for ways to make extra cash from home?
If you need more money then check out my blog post 19 ways I've made money at home during the lockdowns for some inspiration and these:
- Get £5 free cash!
- 60 ways to make money online
- List of 8 apps that turn UK receipts to cash
- Some of the best refer a friend schemes in the UK
- Save money online with this list of UK cashback sites
- Freetrade free share worth up to £200
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