Tired of Searching for Vouchers and Coupons? Answer: Honey!

So, you definitely want to get the best deal – but the experience of trawling the Internet for a couple of hours and only finding a couple of pounds off – or even worse, nothing – is infuriating to say the least.

All those voucher sites, all those dead voucher codes or all those codes that have such onerous terms and conditions that you just don’t feel it’s worth it. After all, giving up your first born for 0.25% off your next furniture order doesn’t cut it for many people.

This is where Honey comes in!

What is Honey?

Basically, it does all the searching, finding and testing voucher codes for you directly on the website.

Not only does it try all the voucher codes it finds littered throughout the web, but also tries voucher codes submitted by other Honey members as well as special Honey-exclusive offers.

All this is done automatically in the background so you can continue doing the much more fun activity of deciding what to buy next.

How do I do it?

Simply install one of the browser extensions they have available – at DPS we’re using Chrome – and it’ll sit in your toolbar at the top right of the screen ready to highlight shopping offers to you as well as providing a handy little interface that you can click on to reveal their current top offers.

In many ways, it works familiar to the similar TopCashback extension and notifier that many members use.

Ready to Save Money?

Great – sign up for Honey now!

Are You A Software Engineer Looking For New Opportunities?

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Are you a software engineer looking for opportunities? Maybe you’re a data scientist, a designer or a product manager looking for something in the Information Techology and Computing sectors?

We know how much of a drag it can be filling out application forms, covering letters and lord knows what else whilst trying to keep up with daily life.

That’s where Hired comes in.

They turn this model upside down. Employers seek you out and apply to you. Interested? Keep on reading below for the full low down on how it works.

Tell Your Story

Showcase your skill set, passions and career aspirations on your personalized Hired profile. We’ll help you make a strong impression and define your role and location preferences.

Customize your profile with photos of your favorite projects, links to personal portfolios, or glowing reviews. It’s always private from past and current employers.

Companies Apply To You

Accept and respond to transparent interview requests from innovative employers for opportunities that match your goals and salary requirements.

Accept interview requests for roles that inspire you — and decline requests with one of our suggested responses to explain why the role isn’t the right fit.

Choose The Right Fit

Compare multiple offers side by side through a streamlined interview process. Accept the opportunity that’s right for you and start your next chapter!

The odds are in your favor: 75% of candidates accept a job offer they receive on Hired!

Still Interested?

Your next dream role could be just around the corner! Head over to Hired now and check them out!

Criminal Minds is Back On Demand! (Sky)


criminal-minds-logoFor fans of the show (and let’s face it – who isn’t?!), Criminal Minds is back on demand right from the beginning!  After being shown on Amazon Instant Video last year for a few months it’s now made a return to Sky’s On Demand service – if you’re subscription includes Sky Boxsets you can now find it under the new boxsets category on what should be now you’re nicely updated Sky Box after the recent software upgrade that was pushed out to customers.

After last years appearance, it doesn’t look like it’s going to make a free return to Amazon Instant Video – although the seasons are still available as pay-per-view for around £24 per season or £3-£4 per episode.

Thankfully however, Sky have successfully negotiated the on demand rights to the Criminal Minds back catalogue which currently includes seasons 1 right through to 11.  This should give a chance for fans to catch up on episodes or seasons that they missed the first time round and also give new potential fans the chance to watch it from the beginning.

I’d start watching now though, as with any hit shows on demand they’ll be time limited.  Sky haven’t mentioned an end date yet but it’s likely they’ll only be available for a few months judging by previous history.

I’m not sure whether this is strictly an offer but it’s definitely not something you want to miss out on!

Celebrate 25 Years with FREE Pringles!


pringles-logoOffer alert!  Every geek needs to keep stocked up with snacks – and to celebrate 25 years of Pringles, they’re giving away completely FREE Pringles!

That’s right, you can grab a 40g can (the small packs) completely free up to maximum value of 81p.   This is a no purchase necessary offer so go and grab your goodies next time you’re passing the shop.

A Couple of Things to be Aware of…

  • Limited number of coupons available – 25,000.  Grab yours now so you don’t miss out!
  • Any 40g can of Pringles is included in the offer – pick your favourite flavour!
  • Must be used within 14 days of printing the coupon.
  • You must install the ‘Coupon Printer’ software (if you’ve not got it, when you claim the offer you’ll be prompted to download and install) – don’t worry, we’ve installed it and checked it – it’s safe and is also very lightweight (a few megabytes) – should run on most PC’s
  • Everyone’s got a printer these days, right?  Have a printer
  • Ensure your printer is switched on, loaded with paper, filled with ink/toner and you’re good to go.

How to Claim

  1. Like Pringles on Facebook. If you already like them, skip this step.  Surely everyone already likes Pringles anyway!?!
  2.  Look to the left of the screen on the Pringles page menu.  Look right down the list to the bottom – you should see ‘Free Pringles’:
  3. Click the button in the centre of the page to grab the SafeCoupons.com software and get your voucher.  Don’t worry, you don’t have to rush to the shop now – once you’ve grabbed your coupon, you’re in.  Just make sure you use it by the valid until date printed at the top of your voucher!

Happy munching!

If this offer, and us alerting you to this offer has helped, let us know below – then we’ll know whether we need to be posting technologically related offers more often!

Students – Grab Microsoft Office for Free!


microsoft-office-365Welcome student readers and academics – have you taken advantage of the offer to get free Microsoft Office throughout your student life?  If not, don’t fork out £100 or more for it – grab it for free (legally!).

Most students these days will have an Office 365 account setup at their institution linked to your student e-mail – i.e. john.smith@my-uni.ac.uk.

Figures from Microsoft show that 99.9% of UK universities have signed up for the institution-wide licenses that give free access to the Microsoft Office Suite for free.

How Do I Get It?

Simple – just follow these easy steps.

  • Head to the Microsoft Office website.
  • Enter your university e-mail address (they call it ‘school’ – how very American ;-).  Although to be fair, this does cover a lot of colleges and schools as well! ).
  • You’ll be redirected to a login page hosted by your University – this will ask you for your credentials to sign in – i.e. your email (or username) and password that you use for your University email account.
  • Upon successful sign in you’re redirected to a page allowing you to download the Microsoft Office suite for free.

Another important thing to note is that this is also available to teachers, lecturers and academics.

But I’m Not A Student / No Longer A Student… 🙁

Sad times, I know – but it couldn’t last forever now could it?

Fear not, the world does not end.  You can subscribe to Office 365 for about £8 / month, but in reality – for most people, a free alternative is just a useful and easy to use and in many ways, nearly every bit as powerful as the flagship Microsoft Product.

Our recommendation would be LibreOffice.  It’s Microsoft Office without the price tag.  I’ve personally been using it for years and despite a few niggly frustrations, it stands up to the test and the job.  It’s open source, regularly updated and has an equivalent product for most of the Microsoft Office suite – i.e. Word is Writer, Excel is Calc.

It’s available of Windows, OS X and Linux too – so no matter what your operating system, you can benefit from this truly fantastic piece of open source software!