Parenting, Lifestyle, Budget, Money Saving

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

30 ways to save £1

Money can often be tight and sometimes it can be hard to save but here I have a list of 30 different ways that enable you to save £1 in money.  Some of these ways can be harder than others but I find that most of the ideas are easy to complete.
  1. Sign up for loyalty cards. Remember to use them each time you shop. They are free to sign up to and you quickly accumulate points worth real money to spend.
  2. When sending post always look at couriers online before going to the post office and send with the best value.
  3. Keep wallpaper and paint samples. I  have a lot in Maxwell's craft box and they come in handy when we do crafts.
  4. Read the news online rather than buying a printed newspaper.It is free and you are still able to read the same thing. 
  5. Enter competitions. You have to be in it to win it! If you win, the item cost you nothing.
  6. If you have items laying around your home that you do not need try selling them at a carboot, Amazon, Ebay or on a Facebook page.
  7. If your selling on eBay, wait until free insertion week, no fee to put items up.
  8. Cut out all coupons you see or print any you see online. It can save you lots of penny's every week.
  9. Use your local library to borrow books, games, cd's, dvd's rather than buying them.
  10. Get a railcard if you use the train or get a season ticket if you use the bus.
  11. For short journeys walk. It will save petrol and money and get you fit.
  12. When you need to go shopping, try parking somewhere a little bit further away from the centre which will either be cheaper or free
  13.  Limit yourself to only going to the cinema on Wednesdays with the Orange Wednesday offer at Odeon or go on a Tuesday evening to Cineworld when it is cheap.
  14. Never go to cash machines that charge fees for withdrawing money.
  15. When it’s cold leave the heating off and invest in a blanket to keep you warm.
  16. Do not buy services like sky. Make the most of iplayer, ITV player and other simular services. They’re free and often have some great films on there as well.
  17. Freecycle and Freegle. Both of these sites/ groups allow people to get rid of things they don't want any more. Everything on these sites are free.
  18. Make a packed lunch instead of buying expensive food at School or Work or when on days out.
  19. Recycle your old phone, you could make some money.
  20. Always switch the lights off if you're not in the room.
  21. Before you go to bed make sure you turn off all your appliances
  22. Search online for discount codes or free delivery codes before shopping online.
  23. If your in a restaurant ask for tap water - it's free.
  24. If you need your eye's tested, look for free eye tests.
  25. Buy designer clothing at outlet stores. We have picked up plenty of bargains in these for less than half price.
  26. When traveling use cheap airlines such as Ryanair or Easyjet.
  27. When you need your hair doing dye it. It is far cheaper than going to the hairdressers.
  28. In the January sales buy gifts, decorations, cards and wrap in advance.
  29. Check the clearance sections in supermarkets. Theres often some great bargains.
  30. Look out for baby events in supermarkets. Buy things in bulk. It makes things a lot cheaper.
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22 comments

  1. Some great ideas there & good luck in the comp :)

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  2. I've never thought about looking online for couriers before going to the post office! Thanks :) Good luck in the MSE comp x

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  3. Great tips! Every little helps these days!!

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  4. Great tips for saving the pennies.

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  5. this is a really useful post! a pound goes a long way!

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  6. I have been following loads of your tips and it is amazing how every little saved adds up to much more! I have saved loads this year already! Thank you!

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  7. Some great tips here especially number 2 it's just habit of going to post office, think I need to get rethinking this move :) xx

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  8. great tips x thank you

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  9. Great tips thank you -the £'s soon add up!

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  10. Some good ideas here, am quite money saving but always open to new suggestions.

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  11. Mum always says look after your pennies and the pounds will after themselves. Makes me laugh every time but it's so true! x

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  12. Am already using some of these ideas but a few new ones will be useful thank you

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  13. Thank you for all these great tips. I think the Vue cinema near us has reduced prices on Saturday mornings - but you have to book the day before as it's very popular.

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