Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Thrifty Tips

My Top Five ThriftyTips

Competition Entry for the comp being run by Jane details below.


Family Days Out
 If you have children then buy your family some Merlin Cards when they are discounted in January. Do not actually activate your cards until say the Easter Holidays to get the most use. Not only can you have endless days out but if you buy the premier cards you also get free parking and discounted food. Best of all you don`t have to queue and if you have ever seen the queues outside places like Madam Tussaurds that is a real bonus. Tesco vouchers can be used to purchase Merlin cards. My single mum friend buys one adult card with tesco vouchers and then just pays for her childs entry.

Saving By Internet

Make full use of the internet you are after all paying for it. Check sites like moneysavingexpert.com, join quidco and cashback king and don`t ever go out to a resturant without checking for vouchers. Free delivery codes listed on the internet have saved me a lot over the years.

Everyday Savings

Learn how to make soda bread it tastes good, does not need yeast and is so much cheaper than buying bread. Dying clothes gives them a new lease of life. Re dyeing black jeans is my favourite as they look like new again.

The Surprises

Enter free competitions with any spare time you have there are lots of competition sites on the internet. Be patient though it can often take hundreds of entries for one win. I have had some amazing wins  so give it a go.


If you are looking for a new job then try and get one that has very good benefits including  generous sickpay and annual leave allowance. 

This competition is being sponsored by Which Offshore, a site offering advice for expats on offshore investments - and as part of our competition entryJane wants us to list a reason for thinking of off shore pensions.

My good reason for choosing them is they have proven historically that they keep pension money safe.  That is reassuring in these unpredictable times.

Saving for your pension is essential and there is so good advice here. http://www.whichoffshore.com/offshore-retirement-planning/benefits-planning-offshore

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