Money Saving Tips for Events in London & the UK
General Tips for Saving Money on Events
Plan well ahead and take advantage of early bird discounts. Music festivals and sporting events such as Polo in the Park and Royal Ascot will often offer good discounts for booking early.
If traveling out of London for event, book travel tickets and accommodation well in advance.
- Use Daily Deal Websites: These sites offer heavily discounted deals to a wide variety of entertainment e.g movie tickets, theatre, dining out, attractions and special events. Daily Deal websites worth registering with are Groupon, Living Social, Mighty Deals, Wowcher and Last Minute.
- Use Cashback Websites: offer you cash back for booking an event or product through them. E.g you might pay £100 for a ticket but you receive £10 back in cash. It is worth registering and following Top Cashback and Quidco for offers.
- Ticket Reselling Websites: Viagogo and Seatwave are ticket reselling websites that can enable you to get heavily discounted tickets on the listed/face price for an event, but beware they can also prove more costly in some cases. Do your research to the event you want to go to and who knows you might score a bargain.
Don't have tickets or can't afford to go to a Festival?.....Go in through the back door
Some events such as Glastonbury are hard to acquire tickets to and also very expensive to attend. The way to get into these events is through the back door by working at them and earn money at the same time. Contact and register your details with the following websites Oxfam, Festaff, VSC Workers Beer. Keep a look out for jobs at online websites such as the Gumtree and dont be afraid to do your own research by finding out which companies have the contracts and contact them direct.