There’s a number of offers up for grabs to celebrate King Charles III’s coronation (Pictures: Getty Images)
The Coronation of King Charles III is just around the corner with the country gearing up to celebrate.
A whole weekend of events is planned to celebrate the historic crowning of the monarch and his wife, Queen Camilla.
From a special Coronation Concert with a star-studded bill to Big Lunches and community projects, Britons won’t be short of things to do across the weekend and special bank holiday.
What’s more, a number of companies are getting in on the coronation fever and offering freebies and discounts for a limited time.
Everything from beloved snacks to free holidays is up for grabs – though some have a few caveats to claim the prize.
We all love something free, right? So here’s how you can claim some coronation bargains.
Is your name Charles Phillip, or similar? If so, you could be in with the chance of receiving a free railcard.
National Railcard is offering free cards for the coronation (Picture: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images for Association of Train Operating Companies)
National Railcard is giving away 100 free railcards to anyone with the first and middle name, or first and last name, like King Charles.
The giveaway will run from May 5 to May 8 on the National Rail Instagram page.
To enter, all you need to do is comment with your name, and the first 100 people to prove their identity after claiming will get a free railcard.
Winners can choose from the following railcards:
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Celebrate the coronation with a sweet treat from any Farmhouse Inns establishment from May 6 to May 8.
You can grab a free slice of raspberry and lemonade cake as part of their limited-time offer – but there’s a catch.
To do so, you need to wear a crown or tiara and say ‘a royal slice’ while ordering cake to claim your freebie.
To find your nearest Farmhouse Inn, visit their website.
From May 5 to May 8, if you spend more than £12.50 on Just Eat, you can claim a freebie from Greggs.
Gregg’s is giving away free sausage and vegan rolls for Uber Eats users (Picture: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Diners can bag themselves a free sausage roll or vegan roll as part of the offer.
Those wanting to take advantage of the offer can order on Just Eat through their website or app.
Costa Club app members will be able to get 25% off food in time for the coronation bank holiday weekend.
Launching on May 5, the deal includes the cafe chain’s brand new Coronation chicken toastie.
The deal can be used on up to 10 food items in one transaction and is available in-store or via Click & Collect.
To find your local store and to see if it is participating, visit the Costa website.
Diners at Burger King from May 6 to May 8 will be able to claim a buy one, get one free deal.
Anyone that buys a Chicken Royal or Vegan Royal burger over coronation weekend will receive another absolutely free.
What’s more, the eatery has also unveiled a limited-edition crown to celebrate the occasion.
To find your local Burger King, you can visit their website.
Club Pret members can claim a free sandwich from their local store on May 6.
Club Pret members can claim a free sandwich to celebrate the coronation (Picture: Marc Piasecki/Getty Images)
The sandwiches on offer include a Coronation bloomer sandwich, or the vegetarian alternative, a Coronation egg bloomer.
Club Pret is a monthly subscription service costing £30 per month in which you get five free Barista-made drinks per day and 10% off the whole menu.
When you sign up the first month is half price, and you can sign up at the Pret website.
Hellmann’s has teamed up with London cafe E. Pellicci to give away free coronation sandwiches on May 6.
And what’s more, they’ve also roped in EastEnders star Shaun Williamson.
There are vegetarian options available for the sandwiches on offer – with both options containing a hearty dollop of Hellmann’s new coronation mayo coleslaw.
To redeem the offer, you need to visit the Bethnal Green Road eatery from 11am to 3pm.
Sandwiches are on a first come, first served basis so you’ll need to act fast.
Don’t fancy cooking over coronation weekend? Never fear, Hello Fresh is giving away a number of free Royal Boxes.
There’s a catch, however, and you need to be named Charles or Camilla to claim the free grub.
The full menu on offer includes:
Ultimate Creamy Coronation Chicken
The Coronation Chic-King
King’s Coronation Garlic-Chilli Prawns
King’s Coronation Chicken Sandwich.
To be in with the chance of receiving one of the boxes, you need to email EatLikeAKing@hellofresh.co.uk.
The first 62 people who do so, and send proof of their name, will get some free food.
A number of Tesco stores across the UK will be hosting free treat parties in honour of the coronation on May 6.
Tesco will host a number of special parties in store where you can bag some freebies (Picture: Getty Images)
Each event includes free entry and food and drink samples so you can get some inspiration for your own coronation party.
To find your local event, visit the Tesco website.
You could nab some Crown Jewels of your own as high street jeweller Beaverbrooks is giving away freebies to celebrate the coronation.
Each of its 64 stores across the UK will be giving away a £100 gift card on May 6.
To be in with a chance of winning, however, you will need to be named Charles or Camilla and bring proof of your name to claim the prize.
To find your nearest Beaverbrooks store, you can visit their website.
It’s not just us humans that deserve a treat over the coronation weekend.
Diners at Bill’s restaurant from May 6 to May 8 can claim free dog treats if they own a King Charles spaniel.
The treats on offer will be from Denzel’s premium rewards range.
To find your nearest Bill’s, visit their website.
If the long coronation weekend isn’t enough of a break for you, Warner Holidays is giving away a number of free vacations to celebrate.
If you are named Charles or Camilla, you could win one of 10 holidays fit for a king.
Each winner will receive a two-night dinner, bed and breakfast break in a hotel of their choice across 15 UK locations for two guests.
To enter, you need to complete a form on the Warner Holidays website before 11.59pm on May 14.
You will also need to confirm your name is Charles or Camilla for your entry to be valid.
Butlins is also getting in on the free holiday action for the coronation.
Bag yourself a free Butlins trip if you have one of 11 listed names (Picture: Peter Titmuss/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
If your name is Charles or Camilla, or a variation of either, you could win a break for your family to visit a resort of your choice in 2023/24.
Three winners will be chosen if their name is one of the following:
Applications opened on April 18 and will close on May 6, with winners contacted via email later this month.
To enter, you just need to fill out a form on the Butlins website.
To celebrate the coronation, anyone named Charles or Camilla – or a derivative thereof – can get free entry to Bletchley Park.
The offer will be available from May 6 to May 8, and visitors will need to produce ID on arrival to redeem the offer.
Bletchley Park has a royal connection of its own, with the grandmother of Catherine, Princess of Wales, working there as a Codebreaker.
There will be a number of special activities over the weekend, including a fly-past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Lancaster, themed puzzles, and coronation afternoon tea.
‘This is all about celebrating the Coronation, our new monarchs and welcoming Charles and Camilla to the throne,’ said Dawn Barlow, head of operations.
‘And we wanted to extend that welcome even further to all whose first names are Charles or Camilla! I think the King and Queen might just be a bit busy over the Bank Holiday weekend, but of course, they would be very welcome to come and claim a free ticket!’
You can make a stylish journey from May 3 to 5 thanks to Uber and its coronation weekend celebrations.
You can travel in style this bank holiday weekend thanks to Uber (Picture: PA)
Travellers will be able to book a trip on a horse-drawn carriage between 1pm and 4pm as part of the company’s Coronation Carriage event.
To take a ride on the special four-horse-drawn carriage, head to the Carriage Drive entrance of Dulwich Park in London.
From there, the Coronation Carriage Concierge will book your trip through the app.
A limited amount of rides will be available per day, so get there early if you want to secure your chance.
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