Archive for the 'Travel & Leisure' Category

Enjoy travel and leisure on a budget by looking out for money saving deals on restaurants, days out and holidays.

Three Mobile’s Hands Free Promotion

I received a text message from Three Mobile informing me that they had added a travel benefit for pay monthly customers called Hands Free, in conjunction with easyJet. Three already offers free roaming in the 71 destinations. I found this to be a very valuable perk when travelling in the EU and the US, so […]

Travelodge Aberdeen Central Justice Mill Review

We stayed a the Travelodge Aberdeen Central Justice Mill on a Sunday night in early May 2018. I booked the room during a £10 off the price on Friday and Sunday nights promotion, which brought the price for the room down to £21 for the night. The Travelodge website said that the hotel has a […]

Art Evening Classes at Your Local College

If you have an hobby or interest which you would like to develop further, you could take a look at the evening classes on offer at your local college. I am really into art, so have attended two art evening classes at the local college. Forth Valley College (FVC) has three campuses, Stirling, Falkirk and […]

I Paid More for a Meal By Buying a Travelzoo Voucher

When Travelzoo were running 10% off restaurant deals promotion, I bought a voucher for a meal (lunch or dinner) at Jamie’s Italian. The original price of the voucher was £29 to two courses from the set menu for two people, but I paid £26.10 after the 10% discount. I was also attracted to the voucher […]

Travelodge Peterhead Review

We stayed at the Travelodge Peterhead in Aberdeenshire on a Saturday night in early May 2018. The room cost £23 on the non-refundable Saver rate. The original price was £33, but there was a £10 a night reduction during Travelodge promotion which ran earlier in the year. It’s unusual to find such a cheap Travelodge […]

Travelodge Glasgow Central Review

I last stayed at the Travelodge Glasgow Central in 2012. At that time I thought that the hotel was in need of refurbishment. When I booked a room at the Travelodge Glasgow Central for £25 for a Sunday night, during a recent Travelodge promotion, which offered £10 a night off rooms for Friday and Sunday […]

Scotrail Cub 50 Renewal

I received an email from Scotrail reminding me that my Club 50 railcard was due to expire in a couple of weeks. I decided that it was well worth paying the £15 annual charge for the Scotrail Club 50 railcard. During the preceding 12 month period, I bought two £17 flat return fare tickets and, […]

The Drawing Room at the Scottish National Galleries

If you are interested in contemporary art, why not go along to the Drawing Room sessions, organised by the Scottish National Galleries? The Drawing Room usually takes place at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art between 17.30 and 18.45 on the second Thursday of the month, This venue is very handy for me. I […]

Renewing Your UK Passport Online

I recently renewed my UK passport online. Until that time, I had applied for my passport renewal by post. The application form wasn’t the easiest to complete. If I went to a photo booth, I was never sure that the photo would be accepted. Therefore, I usually paid an additional few pounds for the Post […]

Bargain Room at Travelodge Helensburgh

In early January 2018, Travelodge ran a 50% off Friday and Saturday nights promotion. It was a bit frustrating, as several of the Travelodges at which I tried to book a room displayed a message saying that all the available codes had already been used at that hotel. I also observed that Sundays nights were […]