If you're a foodie, sign up via this MSE Blagged special Tastecard page before 11.59pm on Sun 8 Jan and you'll be entered into a random ballot where 2,017 MSE’rs will be given a totally free one-year membership (full price £79.99, though it's often discounted). No one's a loser with this as those who don't get picked for the year's card will be given a free one-month membership instead.
You don't need to give your bank details, so after one month or one year (depending on which one you get) the card just expires, meaning there'll be no auto-renewal. We criticised Tastecard for its auto-renewal practices in our 'Tastecard members stung by £40 fee after auto-renewal' news story in Feb 2016 - see 'more info' below for how it's addressed our concerns.
But whatever you think of Tastecard, a totally free one-year or one-month membership with no auto-renewal is a no-brainer and a tasty deal we had to share.
This offer is valid whether you've had a free trial or signed up for a subscription before or not - though only one's allowed per household, so if you share a house you may need to race to get one. When applying make sure you click 'find my address' and select your full postal address.