Christmas is coming! Check out our Christmas apps, festive tips, treats, hacks (and some special surprises) to get you in a merry mood.

Deck your halls, rock around your Christmas tree and jingle those bells, because… IT’S CHRISTMAAAAAS!

We’re counting down to the big day right here with more treats, tips and life hacks than you can shake a cocktail stick at. We’ve even managed to squeeze in a couple of prize draws, giveaways and surprises too.

Don’t forget to bookmark this page so you can quickly check in each morning (after you’ve scoffed your advent calendar choccie of course!).

Saturday 15th December: Crack the Christmas dinner with Three

Everyone knows that Christmas dinner is one of the most important duties. It’s also super stressful for the chef, and there’s no end of worrying whether that turkey is going to be cooked all the way through.

Have no fear; Three are here to make Christmas dinner your easiest task, all because #PhonesAreGood! Check out our top tips for using your phone to make Christmas dinner a doddle.

Tip #1: Make use of  your calculator!

Long gone are the days of spelling a certain word with “80085”on your calculator. Now, you can use it to accurately work out how long to cook turkey for! You should aim to cook your turkey for 40 minutes per kilo for the first 4 kilos, then 45 minutes for every kilo over that.

Tip #2: Recipe apps are your friend!

Looking for that perfect roasted potato? With the amount of recipe apps in the App and Play stores, you never need wonder again. Some of our favourites are the Tasty app, Smart Recipes and Pinterest, all of which are completely free!

Tip #3: Your phone timer exists, and it’s super useful

Not just designed for those intense HIT workouts at the gym (or for seeing how quickly you can eat 10 After Eight mints…). Use it to track your cooking time of all the different parts to your meal, so you know exactly when to put your roasted parsnips in to coincide with not overboiling your sprouts!

 

So, there you have it. Make Christmas easier on yourself. And, don’t forget to check back here tomorrow when we’ll be sharing some money saving tips…

 

 

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Friday 14 December: The best phone games to play after Christmas dinner
Thursday 13 December: Driving home for Christmas
Wednesday 12 December: Win an early Christmas present: a Razer Phone 2
Tuesday 11 December: Perfect presents for… Dad
Monday 10 December: Your Winter Wuntuland awaits
Sunday 9 December: Go Roam this Christmas!
Saturday 8 December: Netflix up your Christmas!
Friday 7 December: Santa’s bringing savings with three.co.uk
Thursday 6 December: Fly away with the Go Roam game
Wednesday 5 December: Win an early Christmas present: a Razer Phone 2
Tuesday 4 December: Best Christmas present for mum
Monday 3 December: Pizza-perfect Dominos offer
Sunday 2 December: How to take the best Christmas tree pics
Saturday 1 December: The perfect Christmas playlist

Friday 14th December: The best phone games to play after Christmas dinner

The last cracker’s been pulled, there’s been at least one disagreement about who got that tiny packet of screwdrivers and everyone’s paper hats are starting to droop. But, before you settle in for a lazy evening of eating endless chocolates, it’s time for some after dinner games.

If you’re looking for the best games to play with family after Christmas dinner, we’ve got some of our favourite phone games that are perfect.

Heads Up! (iOS and Android)
Holding your phone against your head, guess the word on the screen using just the clues from your friends/family. The aim of the game is to get as many right answers before the timer runs out. And, the app records everyone’s clues too so, you can re-watch the hilarity ‘til your heart’s content.

Reverse Charades (iOS)
A twist on a classic. Instead of one person acting out words for the team, the entire team chooses 30, 60 or 90 second rounds to act out as many words as one person can guess.

Who can’t draw? (iOS and Android)
Like other drawing board games, but without the need of pens and paper. You’re given a clue and have 15 seconds to create the best impression of it as you can, before passing it on to the next player. Then they do the same but, the only clue they get is your drawing…

Don’t forget to check back here tomorrow for tips on how your phone can help you sort out the Christmas dinner…

Thursday 13th December:
Driving home for Christmas

…isn’t always as relaxing as Chris Rea suggests. In fact, when the boot’s packed to the brim with presents, you’re negotiating the M25 at a snail’s pace, and the kids are fighting in the back, it can be more like torture than festive fun.

So, make sure you’re prepared. With 4G mobile Wi-Fi your kids can connect their devices and stream, watch and play to their heart’s content (with a little help from Go Binge). And because you can connect up to 10 devices at a time, you can do that last-minute shopping or check Google Maps while you ride shotgun.

If you’ve got older kids it’s worth considering a Three SIM for their phone or tablet, so they can use as much data as they like with Go Binge without you having to stress about the cost. Then you can sit back and enjoy the ride while the UK’s Best Network for data takes care of the entertainment.

Wednesday 12th December:
Win an early Christmas present: a Razer Phone 2

This competition has now closed, but check back every day for more possible suprises!

The Razer Phone 2: the ultimate gaming phone.

A 5.72-in LCD screen, equipped with 120Hz UltraMotion™ for the smoothest, fastest graphics. Front-facing stereo speakers, powered by Dolby Atmos for awesome, cinematic sound. And, a powerful 4000mAh battery that gives you the power to play all day.

All that plus, super-fast performance and a 12MP dual camera with a f1.75 wide-angle lens and a 2x telephoto lens.
The Razer Phone 2 is hard to beat.

Fancy getting your hands on one but can’t justify treating yourself in the run up to Christmas? Missed out on our last draw? Well, listen up. We’re giving one more away to one of you lucky people. Yep, you heard us, giving one away. For free. You can keep it as a truly guilt-free pressie to you, from you. Or, you could gift it to someone you think really deserves it.

To be in with a chance of winning, just enter your details on our online form below by 23:59 tonight (Wednesday 12 December).

The winning name will be drawn on Thursday 13 December and we’ll be in touch with the winner to let them know.
You check out the full terms and conditions for this prize draw here

Think lucky thoughts!

This competition has now closed.

Tuesday 11th December:
Perfect presents for… Dad

You’ve got the turkey, you’ve got the tree, but now you’re stressing because you’ve got no idea what you get your old man. It’s okay! We’ve got some ideas.

If your dad’s a big film or gaming fan, you’d be smart to opt for the new Razer Phone 2, the best phone for gaming and screens. The best graphics and Dolby ATMOS sound, and it comes with 6 free months of Xbox Game Pass when you shop with Three. Double presents – score!
Maybe your dad’s more gym than game, or you need to give some gentle fitness encouragement, the Xiaomi Redmi 6A is a brilliant phone to capture the perfect gym selfie with pops. It also comes with a free Mi Band 3, a fantastic fitness tracker that’ll get even the most sedentary of dads jumping for joy.
We haven’t forgotten about the music fanatics out there, so if you really want to wow your father this Christmas, why not splash out on the iPhone Xs with Three, which you can twin with either some Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones or sleek and discreet Airpods, meaning your dad can rock out without waking you up on Boxing Day morning!

Check back tomorrow for another super exciting giveaway with Three…!

Monday 10th December:
Your Winter Wuntuland awaits

It’s December and it’s Monday, which can only mean one thing: the Wuntu Domino’s pizza deal is back. Yay! Your scrummy 9-inch pizza is waiting for you whenever you’re ready to order and you’ll only pay £3 for 6 slices of cheesy goodness. Get in!

Select any small pizza on the menu, and if you want to add extra toppings or feed a few mates, just pay the difference. Make sure you’ve got the Wuntu app downloaded and then simply go into the app and select the deal. You’ve got all day to order yours, but check out when your local Domino’s shuts so you don’t miss out. Here are the full Wuntu Domino’s pizza offer Ts & Cs in case you need them.

The Wuntu pizza party doesn’t stop there, because today there’s also a chance to win one of 80 £25 vouchers for Domino’s – that’s the whole family sorted when you’re fed up of turkey. Or if you just can’t wait until after Christmas, how about 40% off when you spend £40 at Domino’s for collection or delivery today?

What else has Wuntu got coming up?

It’s the season of goodwill and there are plenty more daily deals and treats in our Winter Wuntuland. Coming up tomorrow you can get 2 cupcakes when you order afternoon tea for two at Patisserie Valerie, for just £1. Or be in with the chance of winning one of 10 £100 vouchers when you sign up for the cake club at Patisserie Valerie.

And later in the week there are discounts for WHSmith and money off gym passes at PayAsUGym (just what you need to get you in shape for that drop-dead gorgeous party outfit). Oooh, and how about free perfume for a year from The Perfume Shop? Wuntu is feeling festive, so download the app right now and get stuck in!

Sunday 9th December:
Go Roam this Christmas

Whether you’ve booked a winter escape or you’re jetting off to sunnier climes, it’s more important than ever to stay in touch with your loved ones at Christmas. But do you worry about phoning home when you’re abroad? Do you find yourself only checking Facebook once a day in case you get stung for data? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that you can use your phone exactly like you do at home in over 70 destinations around the world with Go Roam on Three. Call, text and go online without worrying about hidden charges or panicking about your bill.

When it comes to using data Go Roam is a lifesaver. Scrolling through festive Facebook posts in the bar, binge-watching Die Hard movies by the pool and streaming the best Christmas number ones on the beach will simply come out of your usual allowance. So, if you’ve got an unlimited data plan you’re laughing; and if you’ve got 12GB or above on one of our Advanced plans you can Go Binge on all your favourite movies, shows and music, just like you do in the UK. And if you’re not already with Three, just pop one of our SIMs into your phone to enjoy all the benefits on a SIM only plan.

So, if you’re lucky enough to be travelling this Christmas, be sure to share every single picture, navigate with Google Maps until your heart’s content, and most importantly, call, text or Skype all your favourite people back home on the BIG day.

See you back here tomorrow for a little round-up of the treats and deals available with our rewards app, Wuntu. Don’t miss it!

Saturday 8th December:
Netflix up your Christmas!

Well, the weather outside may be frightful, but don’t worry, because Netflix is always delightful. There’s no such thing as too much Christmas, so we’ve scoured the lovable streaming company for their best and brightest Christmas picks. And with Three, you can Go Binge on Netflix without using any of your data – score!

Without further ado, it’s time for our festive favourites.

The Princess Switch
When a soon-to-be princess and a humble Chicago baker decide to switch lives just for the day, the inevitable chaos ensues.

Deck the Halls

An oldie but a goodie! Deck the Halls is a 2006 instant-classic starring Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick as two rival neighbours, competing to make Christmas their very own. A hilarious family film that truly embraces the spirit of Christmas…Eventually!

Arthur Christmas

Another family friendly hit, the film follows the story of Father Christmas’s somewhat clumsy, incapable son Arthur, as he attempts not only to make an all-important delivery, but also save Christmas when things take a wrong turn.

Nativity

Nativity follows the story of ambitious teacher Paul as he tries to put on the best Nativity performance ever. But can he manage to tempt his Hollywood producer ex-girlfriend back to film the performance, and will his Nativity play sink, or swim?

 

Don’t forget to come back tomorrow when we’ll be sharing some tips for anyone travelling at Christmas.

Friday 7th December:
Santa’s bringing savings with three.co.uk

It’s December, you’ve only bought half of your Christmas presents and you’re already skint. We’ve all been there. That’s why we’ve got some super savings and Christmas deals for you to take advantage of this Christmas on three.co.uk. What about the Samsung Galaxy S9, for example? If you’re in the market for gifting (or keeping for yourself!) sleek, sexy looking phones with Dolby Atmos sound and 12MP cameras, you can pick up one of these with Three and get up to £150 cashback from Samsung too! It practically pays for itself. There’s no better Christmas deal than one that gives you money back!

Or, if you’re looking to have the smartest home around, why not check out the amazing offers on the Google Pixel 3, where you can get the Google Home Mini included absolutely free. That’s two gifts in one, what a Christmas deal! As if that’s not enough, you’ll also get a 6 month subscription to YouTube Premium, to make your festive listening easier, quicker and ad-free. That’s a £12 a month saving on the standard price of YouTube Premium! We’ve not forgotten about you, Apple fans. We’ve got the iPhone Xs with 100GB data stating at £61 a month, with only a £99 upfront cost, saving you £240. That’s £240 for mince pies, extra Christmas deals and presents and a few bottles of sherry to keep your gran happy!

And once you’ve settled down with your new phone, don’t forget about your Go Binge perk…Check out our favourite Netflix Christmas films right here tomorrow to keep your weekend festive.

Thursday 6th December:
Fly away with the Go Roam game

Has Christmas got you stressing yet? If it has, don’t worry. We’ve got the perfect thing for some relaxation! Whether you’re exhausted at the office or at the end of your tether over Christmas delivery dates, the Go Roam game is just what you need for a little break.

You can play this Christmas game at your computer or on your mobile, and it’s really simple! Help our Giraffamingo leap gracefully over the luggage in its way, and collect your holiday items on the way. All you have to do is tap your mobile screen or hit your mouse key/spacebar to make Giraffamingo jump. Simples!

Proud of your high score? Why not share it with us on social media, or challenge your friends.

Tomorrow we’re sharing some awesome offers on three.co.uk, so make sure to check back! Also, we’ve got the winner of the Razer Phone 2 at lunchtime, so come back then to see if you’re the lucky winner.

Wednesday 5th December:
Win an early Christmas present: a Razer Phone 2

This competition has now closed, but check back every day for more possible suprises! Congratulations to Saul Tracey, who won this Razer Phone 2!

The Razer Phone 2: the ultimate gaming phone.

A 5.72-in LCD screen, equipped with 120Hz UltraMotion™ for the smoothest, fastest graphics. Front-facing stereo speakers, powered by Dolby Atmos for awesome, cinematic sound. And, a powerful 4000mAh battery that gives you the power to play all day.

All that plus, super-fast performance and a 12MP dual camera with a f1.75 wide-angle lens and a 2x telephoto lens.

The Razer Phone 2 is hard to beat.

Fancy getting your hands on one but can’t justify treating yourself in the run up to Christmas? Well, listen up. We’re giving one away to one of you lucky people. Yep, you heard us, giving one away. For free. You can keep it as a truly guilt-free pressie to you, from you. Or, you could gift it to someone you think really deserves it.

To be in with a chance of winning, just enter your details on our online form below by 23:59 tonight (Wednesday 5 December).

The winning name will be drawn on Thursday 6 December and we’ll be in touch with the winner to let them know.

You check out the full terms and conditions for this prize draw here

Think lucky thoughts 🤞

This competition has now closed.

Tuesday 4th December:
Best Christmas present for mum.

Is she insta-crazy? Or does she prefer to call and text? Actually, it doesn’t really matter whether your mum is smartphone savvy or a calls and texts kinda girl, we’ve got the best Christmas present ideas for her this Christmas.

If she’s a social media fiend, then photos are sooooo important. But you don’t need to break the bank to get her an awesome camera phone. Xiaomi  are a Chinese tech manufacturer taking the world by storm and their awesome Xiaomi Redmi 6A  is only £99.99 on Three Pay as You Go. It comes with a 13MP camera with high-quality light sensor and a selfie-tastic front-facing camera with Portrait Mode + Beautify (perfect for selfies by the tree). And if your mum loves movies and TV, there’s a 5.45-inch Full Screen Display for everything Netflix has to offer – with unlimited data for streaming if you pop a Three SIM under the tree too .  The Xiaomi Redmi 6A also comes with a free Mi Band 3 so you get two mum pressies for the price of one (no, you can’t keep it for yourself!).

If your mum already has a phone that she loves, why not treat her to some cool accessories. If she’s into music, then a Bluetooth speaker will make her Christmas playlist sound better than ever. We love the KitSound Cube Bluetooth Speaker  which is only £14.99 and comes in a lush purple. Or how about the KitSound Ribbons Earphones  so she can tune in and zone out when Pie Face gets going. Whatever your budget, we’ve got something to suit you and mum. Sorted.

Fancy winning a shiny new Razer Phone 2? Make sure you check back here tomorrow…

 

Monday 3rd December:
Pizza-perfect Dominos offer

You’ll soon be tucking into turkey, sprouts and pigs in blankets, but why not pig out on pizza in the meantime? Wuntu are making Mondays ‘fun days’ with a pizza-perfect Dominos voucher that gets you any small pizza off the menu for just £3. Simply open up Wuntu and grab your £3 pizza deal today, and next Monday too. You can get your chops around a 9.5in small pizza from the Domino’s menu. That’s 6 slices of cheesy goodness for just £3.

All you need is the Wuntu app on your phone. It’s exclusive to all our lovely Three customers and it’s super quick and free to download. You can find it in the App Store on your iPhone or in Google Play on all Android devices. And you won’t regret it, because there are plenty of gorgeous deals to be had every day of the week.

How to get your Domino’s voucher.

  • Open up Wuntu and go to the Domino’s deal.
  • Select ‘Use now’, then go to dominos.co.uk or pop into your local Domino’s before the day’s up.
  • Pick a 9.5in small pizza from the menu.
  • Enter your Domino’s Wuntu code if you’re paying online, or show it to the cashier instore before you pay.

Your £3 pizza will need to be collected because the offer isn’t available for delivery, but don’t worry, you can pop out in your reindeer onesie and no-one will bat an eyelid. If you’re feeling particularly lazy or you’re feeding the tribe, just add extra toppings or additional pizzas to qualify for delivery (but you’ll have to pay for the additional items at standard menu prices). Check out Wuntu’s Domino’s voucher terms & conditions for full details.

Sunday 2nd December:
How to take the best Christmas tree pics

Your tree is flawlessly decorated. It looks wonderful, not a single bauble out of place. When it comes to taking a photo of it for the ‘gram however, it doesn’t even look like a Christmas tree any more. So, avoid wasting time with photos that are never going to make it to your grid, use these top tips and make your post outshine all the other pictures of Christmas trees that are sure to be flooding your Insta-feed.

And, once you’ve perfected your technique, why not share your best Christmas pictures with us at HubCompetitions@three.co.uk and we’ll share our favourite here on the Hub, on Christmas Day.

Let in the light

Obviously, you want your twinkly fairy lights to be seen so, you turn the lights off but, it’d be good to actually see your tree and all the hard work you’ve put in getting the decorations perfectly placed too, right? So, what do you do? The first step is to make sure your flash is off – that just confuses the camera and ruins your pic. Next, a slow shutter speed’s best as it’ll let in most light. You can do this through your camera settings or with an app, like Camera + (iOS) or Footej Camera (Android). Remember to try and keep a steady hand when taking slowed-down images. Unless you fancy experimenting with ‘light painting’ in your Christmas pictures, that is.

If you don’t want to mess around with settings and apps, why not treat yourself to the Samsung Galaxy S9 with its incredible low-light camera. It does all the hard work for you, you just need to point and click.

Don’t go for the obvious

One way to make sure your Christmas pictures stand out from the rest, is to go a little bit abstract.

We’re talking reflections in baubles, extreme close-ups of your favourite decorations and different angles. Why not check out #christmastree on Instagram for some inspo, if you need it.

It’s not just about the tree…

No really, it’s not. Sure, 20 photos of your beautiful tree in all its festive glory might be nice to look at in a few years’ time but, don’t get so obsessed with angles, shutter speeds and close-ups that you forget the most important thing…the people that are around it (even if they are messing with your decorations) So, whether it’s your mum, your grandad or even your dog, get them in your Christmas pictures. The cuter the pic, the better.

 

Saturday 1st December:
The perfect Christmas playlist

Unless you work in retail, everyone loves a Christmas song. They’re the way we as a nation signify the start of the festive season, and we’ve all got our own favourites. Here at Three, there’s much debate about the best Christmas song, so we thought we’d share some of ours with you. Let us know; which of these is your favourite festive tune?

What’s better is, you’ll be able to get your Christmas cheer, all without using up any data. It’s a Christmas miracle. So why not get your Go Binge on and start listening to our Ultimate Christmas playlist?

 

 

Razer Phone 2 Prize Draw Terms & Conditions – Three Hub

These terms and conditions are the rules which apply to this prize draw. By submitting an entry, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by them.

1. Promoter: Razer Phone 2 emoji competition (“Razer Phone 2 Prize Draw”) is organised by Hutchison 3G UK Limited trading as Three, Registered Office: Star House, 20 Grenfell Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1EH (“Three” or “We”). The Prizes are administered and provided by Three.

2. Dates: The Razer Phone 2 Prize Draw opens on 5th December 2018 at 8am GMT and closes on 5th December at 11:59pm GMT (the “Promotion Period”).

3. Eligibility: To be eligible to enter the Razer Phone 2 Prize Draw entrants must be a UK resident and over the age of 18 (“Eligible Entrants”). This Razer Phone 2 Prize Draw is not open to employees of Three, its agents, contractors, consultants, or anyone professionally connected with the Razer Phone 2 Prize Draw.
4. Entry: To enter the Razer Phone 2 Prize Draw, Eligible Entrants must complete the online feedback form (“Qualifying Entries”).

5. Rules: Three reserves the right to exclude and/or disqualify any entries which it deems, in its sole and absolute discretion, as comply with these terms and conditions and/or is contrary to the intention of the Razer Phone 2 Prize Draw.
6. Selection of winner: An independent judge will randomly select an entry from all Qualifying Entries, within 48 hours of the end of the Promotion Period. The decision will be final and Three will not enter into any correspondence.

7. Prize: One winner will receive one Razer Phone 2 (“Prize”). Only one Prize will be awarded. Allocation of the Prize remains at Three’s sole and absolute discretion, as do the colour and storage capacity of the handset.

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a. One entry per person. The Prize is not transferable. No cash alternatives will be offered. Three reserves the right at any time to substitute an alternative prize of similar or greater value. Further, we reserve the right at any time to cancel, modify or supersede the Razer Phone 2 Prize Draw (including altering the Prize). No communications will be entered into by us regarding this. This Razer Phone 2 Prize Draw is free to enter and no purchase is necessary. The winner of the Prize agrees to cooperate with any reasonable requests made by Three relating to any post-winning promotional activity (such as including his/her first name and entry being used in any and all Three marketing activity across all media).

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