Andy’s deals of the week – 8th May 2020

This week I’ve got savings on magazines, ice cream and family history website Ancestry. Plus how to get a £125 bonus from your normal spending and more.

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Free magazines tricks

Right now it’s possible to get your hands on free digital magazines from a variety of places – including your library. And it’s possible to join some libraries online during the pandemic so you can get access without leaving your home.

Here’s how it works, and other ways to get free and cheap magazines.

Up to £125 bonus from American Express

Without a doubt the best new customer deal out there for cashback credit cards is from American Express. You can get between £100 and £125 back depending on the card you go for. The problem since lockdown is that you’d need to spend around £2,500 in the first three months.

Well Amex has just extended this initial bonus period to six months, making it easier to make the spend and get your bonus. Here’s my pick of the different cards to choose from.

Free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream tub

With the sun set to shine this weekend, it’s a good time to take advantage of this offer. New customers to supermarket cashback app Shopmium can claim the cost back if a Ben & Jerry’s tub by scanning the receipt. It’s valid for purchases at all major supermarkets.

Free access to Ancestry website

To commemorate VE Day you can check out your family history with free access to Ancestry until Sunday- here’s how to get it.

25% off Showcase gift cards

Obviously no-one can go to the cinema at the moment, but if you’re regularly going to a Showcase then this offer is worth a look.

You’ll get 25% off if you spend at least £40. The e-gift cards will be emailed to you and are valid for 5-years (let’s hope it’s over by then!)

Cheap Night In picks

Here’s my latest rundown of some of the cheap and free films, TV shows, theatre productions and music sets you can watch from home this weekend.

This week it includes how to visit a virtual zoo, tour the Louvre, watch classic World Cup matches and a selection of WW2 films to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

More deals

Deals come and go through the week, so if you want to make sure you don’t miss out on others then it’s worth checking out these.

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