09 Jan 2017
That £2 morning latte and £5 salad each day adds up – that’s £140 a month! Packing a lunch might not be convenient but it’ll save you one heck of a lot of money over a year! Get into the habit of packing your lunch in the morning, or even the night before. Why not make extra of whatever you have for dinner and pop some leftovers in a Tupperware to reheat at work.
If books are your vice, why not sign up to your local library? Most libraries have a great network so, if they don’t have the book you want available, they can source it from another local branch. More of a Kindle fan? Most libraries allow you to borrow books on your eReader or tablet, too, to read on the go!
Got an eye on a big purchase but in no rush? Ensure you get the best possible price by using a site like Notifyy. Set up a wish list of items you plan to purchase and set up a price alert. You’ll get an email when the item goes into the sale so you can bite the bullet at the best possible time.
Brrr! Tempted to put the heating on when the temperature drops? It sounds like the kind of advice you’d get from your Dad, but try putting on another layer first before you jump straight to the switch.
Gym memberships can be pricey, so why not check out our tips on how to get fit for free? From yoga in your own home (thanks, YouTube!), to free fitness apps, there are loads of ways to get fit without stretching your bank balance. Check out our top tips on getting fit for free.
Price comparison sites for car insurance and energy providers are great but if you’re prepared to put the time in you can make huge savings on your food shopping, too, by comparing products from different supermarkets.With MySupermarket you can search for the products you want to buy to compare prices across different supermarkets. You can also do your full shop, adding everything you need to into your basket, and the website will show you if there are cheaper options elsewhere for the same or similar items.
You might not be able to quit your favourite cereal, but do you really need to buy branded tinned tomatoes or bread? Most supermarkets have several different ranges from basics to extra special. If you usually buy a branded or extra special brand, try going down to the brand below in your next shop and see if you can taste the difference. If you can’t, save your pennies! It all adds up.
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