How to Get FREE* Alcohol!
Believe it or not there are actually companies out there that will send you free alcohol, some want your to review their service for them, others just want you to sign up to their app/newsletter; either way it’s worth claiming your favourite alcoholic freebies!
Great British Pubs National Pub Fortnight
You can pick up a free pint this weekend at over 2,000 pubs across the UK – but you’ll need to download a voucher first. It’s all in aid of Great British Pubs National Pub Fortnight, which is designed to get you down to your local boozer. Choose from Foster’s, Strongbow, Strongbow Dark Fruit, John Smith’s, Kronenbourg, Amstel, Heineken, Maltsmiths IPA, Maltsmiths lager or an Old Mout. Or if you’re not a beer fan, you can opt for a Gordon’s gin and tonic, Pepsi Max or a J20.
The offer is valid until August 4, but unfortunately there’s only 100,000 free drinks available so you might not want to hang around or risk missing out. All you need to do to claim your free drink is visit www.nationalpubfortnight.com on a mobile.
Free Carlsberg Pilsner
Claim your free pint of Carlsberg Danish Pilsner until 11.59pm on Sat 31 Aug, or when 14,000 have been claimed, whichever’s sooner.
You’ll need to fill in an online form and choose a participating pub (excludes Scotland), then your voucher will be emailed within 24 hours. The vouchers will be valid until 11.59pm on Mon 30 Sep.
Shopmium Free Alcohol (with Cashback)
The Shopmium app is amazing, you buy the products listed and they’ll give you your money back (paid straight into your PayPal). There are often alcoholic drinks listed either at a discounted price of for FREE!
I’ve had tons of free cider and wine from the Shopmium! As well tons of free food including chocolate, crisps, salads and cheese (the perfect snacks to accompany your beverage?).
Serve Legal is the UK’s leading ID testing company. They enable companies to independently test that their staff are checking the ID of young customers – an approach supported by local authorities.
Serve Legal are currently recruiting ‘compliance auditors‘ to perform compliance auditing visits to a range of sites. These visits can be to supermarkets, bars & betting shops – the Serve Legal employee is required to visit these sites & then report back on a specific compliance issue. You need to be 18/19 for age-related testing or 20+ for wider compliance audits.
There also various other mystery shopping companies that offer pub and restaurant visits. The majority of these will reimburse you for the money you’ve spent on food and drinks as well as paying you for your time!
Believe it or not, there are loads of bars/restraints that will incentivise signing up for their newsletter with FREE drinks offers! Here are the ones that I’ve found recently…
Pitcher & Piano – free cocktail every month.
Be at One – a free cocktail when you sign up to its newsletter.
Pizza Express – sign up to their mailing list and you’ll get a free bottle of prosecco for your birthday.
Browns – Sign up to Brown’s newsletter and you can receive a free pineapple daiquiri in any Brown’s bar.
If you use your loyalty cards wisely you could earn some great perks – including free alcohol! With a Tesco Clubcard you’ll earn 1 point for every £ that you spend, you could save up all your points and treat yourself to your favourite bottle of bubbly!
Revolution bars’ loyalty card gets you 2-4-1 cocktails (& 50% off all food), along with a free shot on your birthday & loads of other offers. When you first join you also get a book with over £100 worth of vouchers in it. Considering the card’s only £3, why wouldn’t you?
Apps that give you FREE alcohol
ClickSnap by Quidco will give you cashback on certain items (including alcohol). Recently I managed to claim the full price of 10 alcoholic drinks back (pictured below)! To use ClickSnap you’ll need a Quidco account and you can choose to get paid straight into your bank account. Get Quidco here.
The All Bar One App offer a free glass of prosecco when you download their loyalty app.
The Dusk app gives you free drinks just for checking into bars on Facebook, and you can get a free drink EVERY DAY (it only works in London, Manchester, Liverpool and Derby at the moment)!
The Green Card App gives you a free drink when you sign up and then offers further benefits if you’re ordering drinks while there’s a football game on!
Ember Inns free beer, gin or wine – register on the app and enjoy a free drink. Choose from a pint of Ember Inns Pale Ale or Hop House 13, a single Gordon’s pink gin & tonic, 125ml glass of Canyon Road or Oyster Bay wine, Robinson’s mint & lime cordial or a regular draught soft drink.
Groupon’s Alcohol Deals
Groupon provides deals from restaurants and bars in your area looking to promote their products. I’ve got restaurant deals at anywhere from 30% – 60% off the normal price. These are some the drinks offers for my local area:
Up to 55% off Choice of Cocktails or Prosecco
Choice of Three VIP Packages (Up to 43% Off)
Cocktail Masterclass for One (Up to 48% Off)
Also, note that you can get cashback from your purchases on Groupon!
While I don’t necessarily promote drinking, I do want to help those who wish to do so save a bit of dollar! Is there an offer that you know of that’s not on this list? Let us know down below. I’d love to hear about the ways that you’re saving money on alcohol!