The Gumtree Blog

Gumtree’s Top Tips for Writing a Stand Out Cover Letter

Tuesday 2 January 2018, by

Facing a blank page can be daunting, but fear not. Writing a good cover letter is easy if you know how. And it can persuade an employer to invite you for an interview, rather than put your application on the slush pile. The point of a cover letter is to explain why the company should …read more

40% OF BRITS FEEL ANXIOUS AND PRESSURED INTO BUYING THE ‘PERFECT PRESENT’ FOR LOVED-ONES AT CHRISTMAS

Tuesday 12 December 2017, by

Obligation nation: 16% feel obliged to buy presents for certain family members 61% don’t enjoy giving presents because of the pressure to get something ‘perfect’ Five festive gifts: Five is the number of gifts Brits would like to receive   New research reveals Britain is a nation of anxious gift-givers, with festive shoppers feeling both …read more

#NoFilter Christmas: 10 Things That Always Go Wrong at Christmas

Monday 27 November 2017, by

Christmas…it’s not always perfect. Any day with children, pets and grandparents all in one room is bound to have a mishap or two, right? In a bid to celebrate all things imperfectly perfect about Christmas, we asked our Facebook fans to share their funniest Christmas ‘mishaps’ with us. Take a look at our top mishaps illustrated …read more

BLACK FRIDAY BLUES: BRITS WASTE £855M ON BLACK FRIDAY PURCHASES

Wednesday 22 November 2017, by

Gumtree research highlights the amount Britons spend on Black Friday purchases they don’t use or even remember buying   23% of festive shoppers feel under pressure to buy something on the discount day One in ten people buy something on Black Friday they already have at home Clothing, tablets and TVs among Brits’ top 10 …read more

5 ways to make your Black Friday buys even more rewarding

Wednesday 22 November 2017, by

Black Friday is over for another year, and if you read our last blog on How to Clear Out and Cash In in time for Black Friday, then hopefully you’ll have raised the funds to buy something great in the sales! We’ve been thinking of the best ways to make those shiny new purchases even …read more

#ClearOutCashIn Free bump-up Campaign Terms & Conditions

Thursday 9 November 2017, by

What is it? Gumtree.com Limited, a company incorporated in England with its registered office at 5 New Street Square, EC4A 3TW, London, United Kingdom (“Gumtree”), is running a promotion (the “Promotion”). Gumtree will offer all Registered Users of the Gumtree.com website, applications or tools who comply with the present Terms & Conditions, a free “Bump Up” applied …read more

How to #ClearOutCashIn in time for Black Friday

Friday 3 November 2017, by

It’s Black Friday and you’ve found an awesome deal on a 4K TV. Your old one is…ok. But you just KNOW that this is the TV for you! Sounds familiar? We know that everyone loves a bargain and we’re certainly all about helping people find great deals at Gumtree, but we also know that days …read more

Transform your home into a Haunted House

Monday 2 October 2017, by

All Hallows’ Eve, the spookiest day of the year, is ready to jump out at us from just around the corner! Transforming your home into the ultimate Haunted House doesn’t need to cost you an arm and a leg or give your bank balance a fright. Here’s Gumtree’s top tips for hosting Halloween!   Transform …read more

COST OF ‘ADULTING*’: YOUNG ADULTS TODAY FORK OUT £1BN TO SECURE FIRST-TIME JOB

Thursday 28 September 2017, by

Other ‘Adult’ Expenses: 18 to 25-year-olds spend £1,485.69 kitting out first home with furniture Average rent for today’s young adults is £536.78 on rent pcm One in eight young adults are under pressure financially; 35% say it’s their biggest concern One in four (26%) have no savings in place   Embargoed for 29th September 2017: …read more

Gumtree Christmas Live Promotion Terms & Conditions

Thursday 14 September 2017, by

What is it? Gumtree.com Limited, a company incorporated in England with its registered office at 5 New Street Square, EC4A 3TW, London, United Kingdom (“Gumtree”), is running a promotion (the “Promotion”). Gumtree will select a winner who will comply with the present Terms & Conditions, to receive £500 (“the Prize”), subject to the restrictions mentioned in these …read more