signing up to newsletters can often lead to voucher codes being sent. if you give your date of birth you might get a special offer on your birthday – particularly from restaurants such as prezzo and pizza express that are hoping you might splash out on a celebration meal. Follow your favourite brands on Facebook and twitter so you can keep an eye on any discounts and sales. if you’ve registered with a shopping website, log in and leave an item or two you’re interested in buying in your online shopping basket, then exit the site. the retailer may email you a voucher code within the next few weeks to convince you to complete your purchase. Do your online shopping from Wednesday to Friday, as that’s when online retailers tend to roll out discounts and offer codes. Just before you buy, do a quick Google for ‘voucher codes’ and the brand you want to buy from. you might find a savings voucher or a code for free delivery. Download honey (www.joinhoney.com). it’s a simple add-on for your web browser that will automatically find coupons and vouchers when you’re at the checkout for numerous online shops. While it mostly supports us brands, it will also work on many uk sites. as it’s free you haven’t got anything to lose by giving it a whirl!