Take out a Telegraph digital trial to nab some top freebies.
What is Telegraph Extra?
Telegraph Extra is the reward site for people who subscribe to the Telegraph. It’s not cheap (£12.99 per month for the digital membership) but as well as access to the Telegraph’s online articles, you also get some great freebies including:
- Free Vue cinema ticket
- Free Chili movie rental
- £9.95 Craft Gin club box (save £40)
You can see all the current offers here.
There’s only a limited number of these each month, so it’s worth putting a note in your diary to grab them on the first of each month. Here’s more on these.
Free Vue ticket every month
This is usually released on the first of the month, though sometimes it’s been released later in the month (around the 7 or 8). You claim a code that once redeemed will provide a ticket for you to use. This ticket is valid for 12 months.
It can be used online or at the box office for a standard 2D seat.
Free Chili movie rental every month
Also released on the first of the month, you’ll get a gift card code to claim on Chili’s website that can be used on any normal release (Home Premiere’s are excluded).
You can only have one code on your account at any time, so make sure you use it each month. You have 28 days to start watching a rental.
Pay delivery only on Craft Gin Club box (expired)
Another decent Extras offer. These boxes of gin and other goodies cost £40 plus delivery each month, and though there are usually 50% off deals, this offer beats it. You’ll pay £9.95 delivery – until 31 August 2022 or while stocks last. Obviously cancel the subscription if you don’t want to keep paying after getting the freebies. My box contained:
- 70cl bottle of Brass Lion gin
- 2 London Essence mixers
- Gin syrup, bitters and extras to pimp the drink
- One can of cider
- One soft drink
- One bar of choc
- One small bag of pretzels
- One small bag of nuts
Free LoveMyRead box (expired)
LoveMyRead is a subscription box containing a book and some extras like snacks. You get to choose a book from a selection of eight titles, many of which are brand new releases.
This normally costs £16.99 a month for Premium (hardback book and more extras) or £12.99 (paperback, less extras), with £3 delivery on top.
You can currently claim your first box for free via your Telegraph membership. I’ve opted for Premium and will cancel it once I’ve got that first book.
Free Gourmet Society membership (expired)
This membership ended on 18 February 2022. I’ll update here if it returns
You’ll get 50% off food and drink at restaurants, as well as access to other savings (e.g. cinema tickets).
Telegraph Extra deals
Four months Telegraph Extra for £3
Take out a free one-month trial of the Telegraph Digital, and then £1 a month for the next three months.
The cinema and rental deals are released on the first of the month, so if you time the trial to the start on the second or third of a month (no later as the vouchers tend to go fast), you’ll actually be able to pick these up five times!
That’s £3 for five Vue tickets and five Chili rentals! Plus that Gourmet Society membership.
If you leave it later in the month you run the risk of missing out as there are only limited numbers of each available. And of course there is the chance The Telegraph will stop some of the offers. But even if that happens you’ll still have picked up some freebies for a few quid.
Make sure you put a note in your diary to cancel before the cheap trial ends. You have to phone up to do this.
Cancelling Telegraph Extra
You need to call up to cancel your membership, which is annoying. However, when I’ve done this I’ve been offered another three months at £1 a month, which is a decent price for the free cinema ticket and movie rental, along with whatever else is offered.