Want some discount codes and free stuff? This page features some of my favourite products and brands, with discount codes and free trials for them.
I am based in the UK, so these discount codes are mostly for UK companies – some are international though!
Thortful Greetings Cards
Did you know I make greetings cards for Thortful?
Alternatively, just mention the name Emily Underworld at checkout for your 30% off Thortful discount.
Papier Planners & Journals
I always get my bullet journals from Papier. Their paper quality is excellent, and they have so many designs to choose from!
You can customise your journal or planner: I always go for dotted paper, and put my name on the cover.
EMP Band Tees & Nerd Culture Merch
EMP is my favourite place to buy officially licensed merch from bands, video games, movies… all the nerdy stuff! They also sell Pop Funkos and awesome homeware.
Get 3 for 2 in their Spring Sale, and free shipping when you spend £35. They also do a student discount!
Audible Free Trial
I finally got into audiobooks (read all about my favourites), and now I can’t live without Audible.
You can get a 30-day free Audible trial here (UK), it’s super easy to cancel if you decide it’s not for you… unless you end up hooked on audiobooks like me.
Oh, and if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you get 2 free audiobooks instead of 1!
Top Tip: if you’re a student, make sure to join Prime Student for a 6-month free trial followed by 50% off!
London Theatre Direct
I love West End musicals! For discounts, check out London Theatre Direct – they’re my go-to for cheap West End tickets.
Food & Drink
Pact is my go-to for ground coffee and beans!
Why? They work directly with coffee farmers and pay them a fair price: an average of 55% above the Fairtrade base price.
I’ve never been disappointed with Pact, their coffee is excellent.
I’ve spent the past two years absolutely loving Gousto. Their recipes are great, easy to follow, and affordable.
Plus, it’s very convenient for a disabled person like me to have everything I need for a week’s healthy meals delivered in one box.
While Gousto is my favourite meal kit food box, I do enjoy Hello Fresh too.
I tend to check which recipes are available on both Gousto and HelloFresh then pick between the two!
Beeswax Wrap Co.
How do you store your food? Have you ever considered trying Beeswax wraps?
They’re reusable, plastic-free, and better for the planet!
I recommend Beeswax Wrap Co, an award-winning UK company. They sell other eco swap products too, plus some lovely Emma Bridgewater and Cath Kidston beeswax wrap designs.
Here are the cashback and survey websites I use for a bit of extra money! Read my blog post about 3 ways I make extra money online to find out more.
Free Stock Shares
I am not a financial advisor. I recommend depositing the minimum amount (£1), getting your free shares, then selling them for a bit of extra cash. I got a share worth £20 when I joined FreeTrade, sold it immediately and pocketed the money.
FreeTrade: free share worth between £3 and £200.
Trading212: free share worth up to £100 or $100.
Airtime Rewards is a great app that helps you save money on your phone bill!
You simply sign up for free and connect your bank card. Then when you shop at any of their connected retailers (Boots, Wilko, Primark or Papa Johns for example), you earn money to reduce your phone bill.
Over 80 retailers are on Airtime Rewards, I really recommend joining if you’re in the UK.
Use the code APEPAJ7W for a 50p bonus when you sign up, plus an extra £1 if you shop within 1 week.
I use TopCashBack whenever purchasing anything online. It’s a website that gets you free cashback from thousands of online companies, including some of my favourites like eBay and Etsy.
They often have exclusive deals and high cashback offers, especially for bigger purchases like travel or home appliances, it’s a no-brainer! I use their Google Chrome extension to make sure I get cashback whenever possible.
I’ve got over £200 in free cashback from TopCashBack so far. It’s free.
Gener8 is a free way to earn extra money and products from your regular internet use.
It’s a chrome extension that replaces ads you see online with their own ads and cute pictures of pugs, then rewards you with tokens.
I’ve earned several gift cards so far for Amazon and Apple, and have donated money to Shelter, Save The Children and WWF charities, at absolutely no expense to myself!
I enjoy using Prolific to take part in academic research and earn a bit of extra money. Read more about Prolific in this blog post.
I’ve also recently started using i-Say to earn some extra money from doing surveys. Their website isn’t as intuitive as Prolific, and the surveys are more about consumer marketing rather than academic research. However, I’ve redeemed two £5 Amazon gift cards from doing only a few surveys, so I’m quite pleased with that!
For the Bloggers & Instagrammers
Free Month of Tailwind
Using Tailwind helps me manage Pinterest so much more efficiently. I now have nearly 6000 followers and over 1.2 million monthly views on Pinterest!
It’s easier to bulk-upload and schedule pins on Tailwind than Pinterest’s own uploaded. Plus the Communities feature is great for getting more eyes on your content and finding bloggers to connect with.
Try a free month trial of Tailwind to see if you like it!
For more Pinterest advice on how to grow your account and get blog views, have a read of my Pinterest tips blog post.
Creative Market Free Digital Goods!
Best of all, Creative Market give away six free goods each week! Every Monday there are new digital products you can download for free. Examples include fonts, social media templates, digital illustrations, icons, and stock photography.
Check out this week’s free goods below.
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I’m a huge fan of online classes – I take them all the time! You can start a new creative hobby, improve your skills… pretty much anything you could possibly want to learn.
If you want more freebies, have a browse of my freebie library!
All the best,