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I’ve always been quite open that it doesn’t take much for me to splurge on lovely things. When I was at university, I’m fairly sure I spent all my money on more clothes than I ever needed. Now I’m a Mum, this tendency to indulge seems to have shifted to buying clothes, toys and anything in between for Emma. In those first few months, knowing this tendency I have, I decided to buy Emma’s clothes second hand but still ended up nabbing far more than we needed.
There’s no question that as soon as we had Emma, it was clear that we had to start saving a little money here and there. Even small things like making sure we fill up the car at the supermarket, instead of on the motorway where it is considerably more expensive. Those little pennies are really turning into pounds and even though being frugal doesn’t come naturally to me, it’s well worth it.
Lately I’ve been trying harder to save a little money here and there, with one of the big offenders being food wastage. We’ve been trying out the Gousto and Hello Fresh boxes as a way to buy only the food we will need for our meals, and it seems to be working so far. After such a long time of vegetables going to waste, I was interested in how we can curb what goes in the bin and have been really impressed with the boxes.
One of my favourite things is when we receive a voucher through the post – even just £10 off the bill makes you feel that bit better about spending that money doesn’t it? We’re not just talking clothes and toys either, at first glance of the Voucherism website, there is something for every high street brand brand I could think of, including Mothercare, Currys and Argos. The website is very clever to bundle together all these codes and ensure you’ll never enter a defunct code again.
Straightforward Money Saving
I’m always a little wary of using money-saving websites, for fear of having to click on links I have no interest in at all. But after having a trial run on the website, it’s clear that there is no catch with this one. You can search my brands like Toys R Us, New Look and even Hilton Hotels to grab a bargain. There’s even the scope to save big amounts on purchases if you have a look on the website regularly. Plus if you follow their social media channels, you’ll receive notifications of all the latest offers too – it really is a win win!
I love a frugal tip coming my way and this website is a great find and hope it will be useful for you too. Do you have any money saving tips to keep you on track each month?