Freebie Friday

This week you can celebrate the last vestiges of the summer holidays, prepare for university (for yourself or your offspring), or indulge yourself with a discounted shopping spree from the practical world of Argos, or the world of stuff-you-never-knew-you-were-living-without from Prezzybox.

From tennis to dining table ping pong: it's all here!



Free tennis

This weekend is the Lawn Tennis Association's Great British Tennis Weekend. At 40 parks around the UK there will be free coaching for kids and adults, cardio tennis (which crosses tennis with an exercise class), and free family play. They'll provide all the equipment and expert help - you just need to show up in your kit. It's best to book in advance on the website, but you will also be able to turn up and play.

Free entry to Sea Life - for teachers

It's a bit frustrating for any other profession, but a handy freebie for teachers. Just complete the registration form online, print it out, and take it along with you to any Sea Life centre (excluding the London Aquarium). You'll also need to take proof that you are a teacher and which school you teach at (Early Years, primary or secondary), and you'll get two free tickets for the day. The offer runs until 31 August, at which point the fun is over and it's back to school.

Discounted railcard

Users of hotukdeals.com have discovered a 10% off deal on young person's railcards when you enter SAVE10 into your application. It usually costs £30 and will save a third on all rail fares. This may prove handy for those heading off to university - especially those who have specifically selected a university as far from their parents as possible.

£5 voucher for Prezzybox

This is another 02 priority moments deal, which makes getting a free pay-as-you go O2 sim in order to qualify seem even more of a no-brainer.

The great thing about this voucher is that there's no minimum spend. The deal is running for another 45 days, but there's a sale on at the moment, which means you can use your free voucher to buy a cherry scented candle, bat-shaped pegs, corgi-themed cake decorations - or any other novelty that takes your fancy and costs £5 or less - for free.

£20 off at Argos

The news from users of hotukdeals.com is that if you buy the Daily Telegraph on Saturday, you'll get a voucher for £10 off any £50 spend or £20 off any £100 spend at Argos (before 23 August). The newspaper itself will set you back £2, but the users point out that if you spend £5 at Waitrose (including the cost of the paper) you'll get the cost of the newspaper refunded too.