Wednesday, 24 April 2013

It's the 30th birthday of the £1's older than me! to celebrate moneysupermarket are giving away £30 to bloggers who post 30 tips to save £1 so if you have a blog it's worth a go, heres my try

1-Meal plan before you go shopping instead of just throwing anything in your basket.
2- Go shopping late at night and look for reduced items, it's not uncommon to get items for 10p most things freeze well.
3-Get good, lined curtains they will keep the heat in.
4-Look on ebay for local bargains you can pick up local bargains for 99p.
5-Leave your purse at home.
6-Work out a budget and send any excess to your savings or debts at the start of the month, you can't spend what you don't have.
7-Downshift your brands, if you use branded try supermarket own brands, if you use own brands try value and see if you notice any difference.
8-Dry washing on the line or on a clothes horse/airer.
9-Check if your washing machine quick wash uses less electric, some do, some don't but it will be fine for freshening items.
10-Use half the amount of washing liquid or powder per wash.
11-Bulk buy items such as dishwasher tablets and washing powder when on offer (we get ours at half price or bogof before xmas in makro every year)
12-If you use a good washing liquid it will scent your clothes so you won't need fabric softener.
13-If you do use fabric softener don't use it on towels as although it makes them soft it makes them less absorbant (we havent used any in over 2 years)
14-Plant your own fruit and veg, lidl and poundland are very good for seeds, you can grow most things in pots if your short of space.
15-Take a pack lunch to work with you, even the cheapest lunch deal is £3 but anything you make at home will cost atleast 50% less.
16-Cook meals from scratch, don't use jars or packets there full of sugar and salt and goodness knows what else and making your own is cheaper.
17-Borrow books from your libary.
18-Cancel sky ect and see if you even notice....we didn't it was all backround noise.
19-If you don't watch live tv you can also cancel your tv license, but remember you can only do this if your not watching tv as it's being aired, this alone saves £145!
20-Don't bother with lots of cleaning products fairy, bleach and antibacterial does most things, some people even just use vinegar and stardrops.
21-Sell anything you don't need on ebay, list on free listing days to save fee's even if you don't think it will sell it's worth a try if it won't cost you anything.
22-Fill your oven when cooking.
23-Fill your freezer even if it's just with old milk bottles.
24-Fill soap dispensers with anything from value foam bath to shampoo or anything you have lying around.
25-Cut up old towels to use as cloths.
26-Switch everything but the fridge and clocks off when you go out or to bed.
27-Buy gifts in sales...just don't over do it i havent bought any this year as i had enough left from last year to do me.
28-Make friends with people, it could be the butcher who does you a good deal, the neighbour who shares stuff from there veg patch or the furniture sales man who gaves you a cost price sofa.
29- Ask yourself if you really need to buy something, if not but you really want it wait a few days and see if you still want it, if you do can you get it cheaper elsewhere, if not can you get cashback on it or something free with it, every little helps.
30-Always check cashback websites before you buy anything it soon add's up, one well known site gives you 5% extra on amazon vouchers and love2shop vouchers which i use for gifts and frozen veg.

Well thats it for me, fingers crossed i get £30 but if not then still maybe i've helped someone.

Heres a link to tmoneysupermarket if anyone would like to give it ago or read other peoples posts.

I'll be back soon with some more posts.

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