I recently did a post on beauty blog post ideas where I gave you a whopping 47 different post ideas for when you’re running a little low. I would love to be a full blow travel blogger, but unfortunately time will restrict that for me just now, however, just because I’m not jetting across the world it doesn’t mean I can’t write travel posts. Right? Correct!
If you have a passion for travel or simply enjoy the idea of it, then you can still write travel blog posts as much as the next person. Below I have listed 19 travel blog post ideas for you to sink your teeth into:
- Best Sites for Budget Travel Transport
- My Holiday Wishlist
- Places I’d Love to Visit by Time I’m ___
- Top 5 UK Travel Destinations
- How to Pack Your Cabin Bag Like a Pro
- Top 7 European Cities to Visit
- Easy Tips for Learning a New Language
- How to Find Amazing Hotels for Less
- Tips for Travelling on a Budget
- My 3 Favourite Travel Blogs
- Highlights of My Trip to ___
- Tips for Getting Cheap Flights
- Travel Essentials for a Long Haul Flight
- How to Overcome Your Fear of Flying
- The Perks of Travelling Solo
- Hostels vs. Airbnb: Which One to Choose?
- How to Avoid Travel Sickness
- My Favourite Travel Apps
- Top 9 Travel Instagram Accounts
If there is one thing that we Brits love, it is a cup of tea which we all know makes everything better. This is why one of the most popular freebies is a free cup of tea or coffee. This is one of the freebies that people will come back for time and time again. If the idea of free tea and coffee seems a bit too good to be true, you should consider why a company would offer this to you. We have teamed up with Mega Free Stuff who are one of the top UK free stuff sites, who helped us come up with this amazing list. The owner Karen advised that she has been looking for freebies for years, and came up with this list so when people go shopping they can relax by getting a free cup of tea or coffee, she also said to check out this competition, where you can win 1 of 7500 tea sample packs.
To Introduce Their Product To You
Coffee and tea companies want you to try out their products and fall in love with their brand of warm beverage. They are hoping that if you like the free tea or coffee they offer you, you will come back and buy their product. This is a good marketing technique because most people will try something if it%u2019s free including samples of tea or coffee. This offers the business a great method of introducing their products to new customers.
As there are a lot of different tea companies and coffee shops out there, these companies have to think outside of the box. Freebies are their way of getting you to try out their brand instead of their competition.
To Make You Loyal To Their Shop
If there is a supermarket which is giving away free tea or coffee, you are going to be more likely to want to do your shopping there. When tea and coffee are offered as a perk for shopping there, the company is enticing you to want to spend money in their store. The reason is that they are giving you something extra that you would not get at their competitors. This means that you should make the most of your grocery shopping and claim a free cup of tea, after all, you deserve it.
How Can You Get A Free Tea Or Coffee?
The method of getting your free tea or coffee will vary depending on the place. However, the most common method is through loyalty cards which you need to sign up for. Free tea and coffee are on offer by John Lewis, IKEA and Waitrose as part of their membership loyalty bonus. All you need to do is sign up for their cards and then collect your free tea or coffee when you want.
There are other places across the UK where you can get a free hot drink if you do not want to head to the supermarket. Coffee chains such as Costa and Starbucks as well as certain restaurant chains often announce when they are giving away free drinks. These announcements will generally be made on their social media pages, so you will have to follow them.
There are tea companies like Birchall & Redbush and Twinnings that regularly send out free samples. These samples allow you to test out new flavours before you commit to buying a full pack.
Where Can You Get Free Tea Or Coffee Now?
If you are now ready for your free cup of tea or coffee, you need to know where you can get one. There are a number of places that are offering free tea and coffee right now.
To get your free hot drink, you will need to sign up to the myWaitrose loyalty scheme. You will be sent a membership card and then you can start getting your free drinks. Of course, you will be required to make a purchase in a Waitrose store before you can get your free cup. However, there is no limit on the value of your purchase.
When you get your warm drink, you can choose from tea, cappuccino, Americano and latte. You could even get a hot chocolate if you want. All you have to do is sign up for the free scheme.
The John Lewis freebie offers double the excitement because you get a free hot drink as well as a free slice of cake. To get this, you will need to register to the My John Lewis membership programme. You will then receive a voucher at least 3 times each year for a free hot drink and slice of cake from the John Lewis cafe.
The John Lewis reward programme also helps you make the most of your time spent there as you collect points as well. As you collect, you will also gain rewards and unexpected treats. The John Lewis card will be sent to you within 2 weeks of signing up.
IKEA is a family favourite store and they have joined in with the hot drink freebie fun. If you are a member of the IKEA Family programme, you will be able to enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee anytime you visit the store, but only during the week. This is ideal because we all know how stressful a trip to IKEA can be.
A free cup of tea is the perfect end to your IKEA shopping trip, but this is not all that the scheme has to offer. IKEA Family members also get other extra benefits such as discounted rates on products, free product insurance and an extra 10% off all of the sale items. These are not bad benefits for a loyalty programme that is free to join.
When you sign up for the PAUL loyalty card, you will be getting some good freebies. You will be able to claim a large coffee, a hot chocolate or tea and a pain au chocolate or croissant for free. All you have to do is pick up a loyalty card and register online.
If you have never visited Paul for breakfast, you are in for a treat. You will be able to kick-start your day in the best way possible with an amazing Parisian Breakfast for free when you visit any PAUL store before noon.
Greggs is everyone%u2019s favourite snack shop on the high street and is also a great place to get a free hot drink. All you need to do is sign up to the Greggs Rewards App and get your free welcome hot drink.
The Greggs app is very user-friendly so anyone will be able to claim their free drink. You will need to download the app and register your account. You should then swipe through to the rewards section and find your free drink offer.
If you live in the North-West of the country, you can get a free regular hot drink at Booths. This will be the perfect post-shopping refreshment for people. All you need to do is sign up to their loyalty programme.
The programme also allows you to keep track of your shopping with electronic receipts, you can enjoy a discounted Afternoon Tea for Two as well as weekend newspaper discounts. All you need to do is pick up your free temporary card in store to get started.
If you are in London, you can claim a free coffee from Benugo by signing up for their newsletter. Benugo has cafes and restaurants in some of the most beautiful spots in the capital. So why not sign up to the newsletter the next time you head to the city.
It is important to note that the free coffee voucher you get is only valid for a month from the date applied. This means that you need to plan when you get the voucher to ensure that you get your free drink.
If you are a Three customer, you will already know about the great freebies and benefits you get with the reward app Wuntu. Wuntu will often team up with Costa to offer free hot drinks to users. This means you need to keep an eye on the app.
O2 Priority customers know that Tuesday is a good day. If you are an O2 customer, you can get a free drink from Cafe Nero every Tuesday. You will also be able to collect loyalty Nero stamps at the same time.Read More
World Baking Day is on May 17th 2015 and although I never take much notice of these kind of events or ‘holidays’ as I’ve seen some refer to them as, baking is one I most definitely won’t give a miss. If you’ve been a reader on my blog for some time, or you’re new to Scampi & Chips and noticed the array of recipes floating around, then you’ve most likely gathered I like a bit of cake once in a while – probably an understatement.
Baking for me is a great way to relax and is also the first activity I take to when feeling stressed, but the simplest reason of all – I enjoy it. My Mum used to be a Cake Decorator before she had me and my twin, Danielle. Then we had a family bakery consisting of everything you could want: animal shaped bread, loaves, sausage rolls, pastries and my favourite – Iced Buns.
Although me and my sister were only young, probably around ten years old when my parents decided to stop the business, I can still remember the little things that probably got me into baking – mainly the love of sugar. Every Saturday morning we would have 4am starts to go to the bakery and bake – when I say we, I mean Mum and Dad! To prevent me and Danielle getting in the way, we would sit in the back of the stock cupboard in a little den we’d build ourselves and often snack on all the chocolate buttons that were sat in massive bags on the shelves, which were for the chocolate treats our parents would bake. Other times we would catch up on sleep – such a hard life, wouldn’t you agree? The best memory I have of the bakery though, is the animal shaped bread my Dad would make us. I can’t remember him actually selling them, but before putting the batch of loaves in the oven he would use left over dough and make turtle or hedgehog shaped cobs. Once they were out the oven, we lathered them in butter which the bread instantly soaked up to make buttery goodness. best. thing. ever. Although my Dad did the majority of the baking, my Mum was always the creative one when it came to cakes. Birthdays would come and go and so would the best cakes you could ever imagine. I remember our 3rd birthday, my Mum made me and Danielle a big Pocahontas themed cake! It was insanely good, with a ‘3’ shaped cake covered in blue icing as a waterfall. She then made a log log boat with a marzipan Pocahontas sitting inside, going down the waterfall. That’s just one of the beautiful cakes she would make.
Unfortunately the decorative side to baking doesn’t come easily to me, but luckily the consistency, taste and overall presentation is on point! Take a look through my simple recipes and send me links to yours!Read More
I’ve been blogging for almost a year now and the way I work changes all the time, however, some things have remained the same throughout. This could be as simple as using pen and paper for planning, through to the technical tools such as Google Analytics, but I’ve found my balance.
iPad – Although it was an expensive purchase, it’s worth it in my eyes. I had an iPad when I first started blogging, then sold it when I moved for a new job. A couple months later it was time to buy it once again, but this time a better one – the iPad Air 2. I use this non-stop when it comes to blogging, which is why I’m not fussed abut the cost. If I’m in town running errands, I stop off for a coffee-break and can easily type up a draft post whilst there. When travelling to see friends and family, which is fairly often, it makes the long journeys bearable as I sit there drafting my ideas. It’s surprising how much I actually get done with this little device, compared to when I simply had a computer only. I find I’m participating in more blogger chats on a weekly basis, as I can get work done on my computer, but tweet away on the iPad as I go along.
Pen & Paper – A bit of a no-brainer and much more affordable, but if an idea springs to mind I quickly jot it down and do a brief brainstorm. The main reason I opt for a notebook over reaching for my iPad though, is when I’m thinking of re-designing the blog – which is soon. I get ideas in my head and start visualising the finished piece, which is where I touch pen to paper to record it. It’s much easier to do it this way, rather than searching through the internet for images that half relate to what I visualise.
Phone – My phone’s sole purpose when it comes to blogging is the use of its calendar. My iMac and iPad are synced together for leisure/business events, so I prefer to have my Gmail calendar for blogging only. I find this to be a useful tool as when I’m at work and check my emails during lunch, I’ll often get emails from companies regarding potential projects and also events going on. I can then quickly pop them into my calendar there and then and keep on top of my own little blogging schedule.
Hootsuite – I don’t have the time during the day to keep on top of social media because of work, but I know all too well how important it is to stay connected with your following. Hootsuite allows me to do just that by scheduling in tweets, Facebook posts and also my G+.
Google Analytics & Webmaster Tools – When I first started blogging, I had no idea what these two were used for. Once I got my head around the basics though, I became slightly addicted and was checking my stats daily. Now that I’m working as a Digital Marketer, I’ve learned a lot when it comes to analysing stats for your website. You only need to check these on a monthly basis. There’s no harm in checking them daily, but you’ll start to become too attached and question what you see. For clients I will go through crawl errors, search queries, visits and much more once a month. This is mainly because I devote my time to other tasks, but also because there’s no need. If you have change something on blog which you think may have an impact on how it ranks or is indexed by Google, then by all means keep checking back every now and then to make sure your site is healthy.
Camera – An obvious piece of equipment, but my camera is one of the main tools I use when it comes to blogging. I don’t have as much time as I used to for photography. When I first started full-time work it would be dark by time I got home, meaning I would have to leave all photography tasks for the weekend. The past two months though have been pretty hectic, with only an hour or so here and there to dedicate time to my photography. My best piece of advice – do everything in bulk.
What are the main tools you use when it comes to blogging?Read More
The first product I wear everyday just before getting dressed, is my all-time favourite perfume – Little Black Dress. This comes in a number of varieties from body mists to eau de toilettes, but I always opt for the perfume due to how long the scent lasts.
My skin has improved a lot over the last month or so, which means I don’t wear as much make-up anymore to help keep my skin clear. Most days I just wear mascara and sometimes a flick of liner, with no use of foundation or even concealer. The redness of my skin has reduced, it’s hydrated which means the dryness is at bay and over-all is a lot better than it used to be.
Although I don’t wear this next product everyday as my skin doesn’t necessarily need it, sometimes I want to hide red bumps or dark circles. This is the Ideal Flawless Cream Concealer in the shade Fair. This is by far the best concealer I’ve tried to date. I always used the Natural Collection concealer, but then changed to the L’Oreal True Match concealer as it matched my foundation. Now that foundation is out the window and I’ve tried the Avon concealer, I’m hooked! I wore this on Saturday to Birmingham, which was on from 6.30am to 10pm and although it had started to fade, I noticed blemishes were still covered which is good to say it was on for over twelve hours!
Next up is the Super Shock Brights Mascara in black. My all-time favourite mascara is the L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes in So Couture So Black, but it’s coming to an end and I can’t bring myself to buy a new one just yet, so I’m holding off from using it. Therefore in the mean time I am using this beauty. The brush is a lot bigger than others tried before, plus has one width and shape which does make getting the inner corner lashes and bottom lashes a little difficult. However, on the whole it does lengthen my lashes and makes them appear slightly bolder, without making me look like I’ve over done it.
What are your three everyday products, and what are your favourites by Avon?Read More