How to get cheap gig tickets

Most students love to attend gigs. The average student, however, earns £112 a week and with cheap gig tickets sometimes hard to find, and certain events exceeding prices of £130, it’s clear that seeing your favourite acts can eat into your ‘fun’ fund.

For example – if you were to buy tickets via Ticketmaster to see Beyoncé who is performing at Manchester (Emirates Old Trafford) on Tuesday the 5th July it would cost at least £81.25.

What about the larger weekend festivals such as Isle of White Festival 2016? If you’re looking to go here, the cost is even higher at £208.20 for a weekend pass and camping.

Or perhaps you would like to go to Reading Festival 2016. Ticketmaster’s best price for a weekend ticket is £213 plus an additional £20 for early bird entry.

Cheap gig tickets are difficult to come by – in fact, the price seems to go up and up every year.

How to get cheap gig tickets with My ID Rewards
Our membership is ideal for true live music lovers that never seem to have enough money to attend all their favourite concerts or festivals.


My ID Rewards membership allows you to get 5% off gig tickets purchased via Ticketmaster, making those Beyoncé and Reading Festival tickets a little more affordable.

What other acts could you go and see this year and save with My ID Rewards?

  • Rihanna in concert 2016 – Tuesday 14th June Performing at Coventry Stadium £130.50 (including postage for UK residence)
  • Got a worrying case of Bieber fever? Well Justin Bieber is performing on Tuesday 11th October at the O2 Arena London, for reserved seating it costs a minimum of £52.75
  • Wireless Festival 2016 is host to a plethora of musicians, with exciting acts such as J. Cole, Calvin Harris and Boy Better Know are all performing – the event is at Finsbury Park Friday 8th July – Sunday 10th July, one-day ticket is £69.75 why not buy all three via a discounted gift card purchased from the My ID Rewards website.

If it’s a question of how to get a My ID Reward membership, the answer lies in the link below.

Watch the My ID Rewards video – how it works

If you were to attend all the events listed above with as a My ID Rewards member you would save £45.75; cheap gig tickets are finally within reach.


National Trust discounts

The bank holiday weekends are just around the corner and if you’re keen to enjoy beautiful outdoor and indoor surroundings with perhaps a spot of history included, then one of the many National Trust venues is a lovely choice. The brilliant news is that you needn’t pay full price at a National Trust venue. Purchase a National Trust discounted gift card from our website and use it for your admission fee as well as all your purchases at the venue including food, drinks and gifts, or for a National Trust annual membership. Enjoying National Trust discounts is easy with My ID Rewards; our National Trust discounted gift cards have 8% off the value you purchase, so you pay that much less to get in and for anything else you purchase during your visit.

A National Trust annual membership is an excellent investment as it gains you unlimited access to over 500 National Trust venues, many of which can cost up to around £14 per person just for admission. Membership for a couple (under 5s go free) is £105 per year (just £97 when you purchase with a discounted National Trust gift card from our website). If you purchase items such as food and refreshments within the venues using the discounted loaded gift card, you continue to save 8% on everything, every time.

By joining My ID Rewards, you can not only benefit from National Trust discounts but also discounted gift cards for many other participating retailers so you can save plenty of money on a daily basis.



Pay using the discounted gift card instead of your credit card to get a percentage off everything you buy from that store, restaurant, cafe or venue. Just a small handful of our retailers include House of Fraser (7% discount), Laura Ashley (5% discount), Sainsbury’s (4% discount) and Pizza Express (7% discount) and there are over a hundred more big brands. Membership is FREE for the first 30 days (£12 after) and we promise that it can save you hundreds of pounds over the whole year. As well as National Trust discounts, we have over a hundred participating retailers so for your £12 you can certainly make much more than your money back.  You can use discounted gift cards in conjunction with other offers and at any time or on any day you wish, so no restrictions means even more savings on store discounts and sales. It’s quick and easy to sign up, you can watch our video to learn more about how it works here.

Join today to save a stack of money this year.



Easter 2016 – how will you be spending your time off?

The early Easter break will be here before you know it.
Here are 10 things that you could do over the holidays and SPEND LESS via our My ID Rewards membership.  Don’t forget you can still utilise any other vouchers codes for Easter or Easter promotions when you spend with our discounted shopping cards! :

One: Enjoy a family meal – FOR LESS

Our discounted shopping cards allow you to save 10% at restaurants such as The Chef & Brewer and Fayre and Square or 9% at Nandos, Jamie’s Italian, Strada and Bella Italia.

Don’t forget you can still make use of any in-restaurant promotions or online restaurant voucher codes that you can find…perhaps pushing your savings up further….We found one for the Chef & Brewer’s offering a Free Starter or Pudding when you sign up for their newsletter.

Two: Visit somewhere new – FOR LESS
Buy one of our discounted days out shopping cards and save 15% (denominations of £5 and £10) You could visit Intech Science Museum in Winchester or the quaint Portmeirion village in Wales – see the full list here

Don’t forget to hunt online for printable discount days out vouchers for these visitor attractions so you can save even more.

Three: Join The National Trust – FOR LESS
Use our discounted shopping cards to save 8% on your National Trust Membership. Alternatively, if you’re already a member, purchase a discounted shopping card via and save 8% in the National Trust restaurants and gift shops.

Four: Start your DIY projects – FOR LESS

If you’re planning a long weekend of painting and decorating, then you can make more savings by purchasing our discounted shopping cards for B&Q and Wickes with savings of at least 5%.

You can also take advantage of in-store Easter promotions or voucher codes for Easter you find online.

Five: Enjoy the latest blockbuster “Dawn of Justice” at VUE cinemas – FOR LESS

Batman and Superman in the same film…that’s got to be a film you can’t miss this Easter.   Of course there are plenty of other Easter films if superheroes aren’t your thing!

Released on 25th March, you can save 8% on not just your VUE cinema tickets, but also VIP seats, food and drink…

Six: Lazy days in coffee shops – FOR LESS

Costa or Starbucks; purchase your discounted shopping card for your favourite coffee shop and you can save at least 7% on all your purchases.

Seven: Go to the theatre – FOR LESS

Use our your discounted theatre shopping card in over 240 theatres in London and across the UK – you enjoy a 6% saving on your tickets.

Eight: Give yourself some Retail Therapy – FOR LESS

Whether you prefer buying designer labels in Harrods, love High Street labels and stores such as House of Fraser, Joules, Lands End, Marks and Spencer and Monsoon, buy your discounted shopping cards and make fantastic savings this Easter….whilst still being able to enjoy any in-store Easter promotions or Easter discount vouchers you may have.

See our full list of participating retailers

Nine: Enjoy a mini break – FOR LESS

When you buy our discounted shopping card we can offer an 8% discount on holidays booked via Thomas Cook, Thomson, TUI, First Choice, Cosmos, Virgin, Kuoni, Sandals, Haven, Butlin’s and many more.

Also, you can save 10% on all Hotelopia prices via our travel booking portal. Use to make savings on hotels, car hire, transfers and days out. (no additional promotions can be used via our travel portal)

Ten: Detox at the Spa – FOR LESS

Currently, we can offer up to 17.5% off spa days and breaks. Choose from over 1000 of the best spas in the UK.
Hurry – you need to book before 6th March to get your extra 7.5% discount. After this date, the saving will still be 10%.

On top of all these amazing savings, buy discounted shopping cards for Sainsbury’s or Morrisons and save money on your Easter Eggs!

Discounted shopping cards from My ID Rewards allow you to enjoy the places you’re like to visit and things you like to do and buy – FOR LESS. Spend less with your My ID Rewards by joining today – it costs the equivalent of £1 per month!

5 Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mother’s Day is the time to celebrate one of the most important people in your life, so what do you get your much-loved Mum as a gift to show her how much you appreciate her? We’re giving you a helping hand with these 5 Mother’s Day gift ideas, and what’s even more useful is that you can purchase these gifts using a retailer discounted e-gift card from our website, saving you over 10% on your Mother’s Day gifts.

All you need to do is join My ID Rewards to purchase discounted shopping cards or e-gift cards for hundreds of retailers.  Our retailer’s e-gift cards come to your inbox within 5-7 hours, so still plenty of time to buy a gift for Mum! Once you’ve joined My ID Rewards, just login into your account and purchase the retailer’s shopping card for the purchase price of the item, then see your discount applied. Use the code delivered to your inbox to purchase the item. It can be used in conjunction with other offers, with no day or time restrictions.


Belle de Nuit Intense Eau de Parfum by Marks & Spencer

belle de nuit parfum marks spencer

This popular and five star reviewed fragrance is perfect to make Mums feel special. It already has 25% off, so if you buy a discounted (5%) Marks & Spencer e-gift card from our website, you save an additional £11 on this lovely fragrance.

Original price £46
With a discounted Marks & Spencer e-gift card plus the offer you pay £34.96

A relaxing day out

National Trust Mother’s Day Events

National Trust mother and daughter lacock abbey

If you’re stuck for gift ideas, you could take your Mum out for the day to one of the many beautiful National Trust destinations. If you buy a National Trust digital gift card from our website you will save 8% on entrance fee, lunch refreshments and perhaps a pressie from the gift shop.  Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire have a lovely Spring Flowers event, ideal for a picturesque Mother’s Day stroll.

Original price £27 (admission for two people at Lacock Abbey)
With a discounted National Trust digital gift card you pay £24.84, plus 8% off any purchase made within the venue

Say it with flowers

Interflora Flowers

Interflora mother's day flowers

There shouldn’t be a woman on this earth who doesn’t like receiving flowers, Choose a beautiful bouquet and get 8% off if you buy it with a discounted Interflora e-gift card from our website. This stunning hand tied bouquet has free delivery and you could have it to your Mum’s doorstep for just £34.95.

Original price £37.99
With a discounted Interflora e-gift card you pay £34.95


DKNY Rose Gold Bracelet from Ernest Jones

DKNY rose jewel braclet mothers day ernest jones

Your mum will be delighted with this beautiful and versatile rose gold tone designer DKNY bracelet on Mother’s Day.

It’s on offer too at £55 down from £115, and you can save a further 13% if you buy it using a discounted Ernest Jones e-gift card from our website.

Original price £115
With an Ernest Jones discounted eGift card plus the offer you pay £47.85

Pretty fashion Accessories

Printed Scarf from Joules

joule peony scarf mothers day gift

Treat your mum to this Spring style pink peony printed woven scarf from Joules. £29.95 full price, you can save 9% (until 9th March, 7% thereafter) if you purchase with a Joules discounted e-gift card from our website.

Original price £29.95
With a discounted Joules e-gift card you pay £27.25


If you’re still stuck, try a gift card
If you’re not sure exactly what your Mum would enjoy as a gift for Mother’s Day, you could get her an e-gift card for her favourite retailer from our website, which means you get it at a discounted price (up to 16%). You spend less and your mum gets to spend more!

To buy any of our retailers discounted shopping or e-gift cards, please join My ID Rewards here and login in to your account to choose and purchase your cards. 

Happy Mother’s Day!




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