Monday 5 June 2017

Five Ways To Be Thrifty


Welcome to another blog post. I thought that today I would talk to you guys about how to be thrifty. I get asked quite a bit from various people how do you save money so I thought that today I would answer that question!

Reduced Items: 

Reduced items can be a god send for all of us. When it comes to reduced, people automatically go well it has to be eaten as soon as but sometimes it just because things are not in the perfect state but if they're cheaper for not looking glamorous then I say get it. Most supermarkets also have specific peak times for reduced items (I'm not exactly sure but if you google it you'll find it) but normally it's best to go late as the store will be wanting to get rid of certain items of stock for the day or go on a Sunday as items will need to be gone so the store can replenish the shelves for the forthcoming week.

Try Before You Buy  

I know that this sounds weird but if you go into certain stores they will sometimes either demo items on you or they will make up a little sample for you to use once or twice, You will normally have to ask nicely as the staff are doing this out of the goodness of their hearts but it also means that if you're considering something that is slightly out of your price range then you can use it and see if it's really worth it.

O2 Priority 

This is slightly bias towards the O2 mobile network but thank goodness for O2 Priority as it helps me during the week. You can get things such as £1 meal deals and free hot drinks along with free cookies and many other things which help the fellow student and anyone who is on a budget. Who would ever turn down a free luxurious hot drink?!

Rewards Cards 

Sometimes people turn their nose up at the humble rewards card but if you play your cards right then they can save you a good amount of money. Loyalty cards such as M&S Sparks Card give you the choice of choosing certain offers to save money on a fortnightly basis. The renowned Clubcard give you coupons to save money from time to time. The Love Your Body Card at The Body Shop give you £5 to spend on any product within the month of your birthday. All of these add up to help you save quite a bit of money.

Money Saving Websites 

These sort of websites help me save money in quite a few various ways as someone else has spent their well earned time sifting through offers to find the best ones for the general public to use. This might include things like sales, percentages off items such as clothing or ways to get free samples of things such as moisturiser or trending perfumes at the moment. If you need to save some money then I'd definitely search for a good money saving website!

Do you know of any good tips on being thrifty? Let me know down below!

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog post. I hope that it has informed you in any way shape or form. I hope that you come back next time for another blog post.

Thanks for reading!
Jamie x

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