Friday, 6 January 2017

Best Money Advice Sites for 2017

 Here are my best sites for advice on making and saving money in 2017.

I do all the usual stuff, save £2 coins, check codes and vouchers, fill in surveys, mystery shop and enter comps. 

These sites make sure you are not missing anything else. The are also extremely good at motivating you. There is so much support on the forums or from the site owner.

I really like this article by skint Dad which he started in 2016 but can be used any year.  Basically you can save 1p on day one 2p on day two, 3p on day three etc until you get to the end of the year.

You could use this method to save for holidays, Christmas or an emergency fund. 

 http://skintdad.co.uk/skint-52-week-saving-challenge


Martin Lewis site

www.moneysavingexpert.com 

has saved me hundreds of pounds over the years. The free advice and the support from the forums is amazing.

Save the student is an excellent site and not just for students! 

http://www.savethestudent.org/

Katykicker is running a money bootcamp on The Money Shed and she is very good.

http://www.themoneyshed.co.uk


Cora Harrison is excellent at making money via ebay/Amazon etc so checking out her youtube is a good way to start 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBTQKHblY5o


For a bit of fun and the chance of winning some fabulous prizes check out Di Coke competition site, she is inspirational!

 http://www.superlucky.co.uk


Meeting George at the BAFTA`S - One of my many  competition wins




 #Baftas

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Baftas, competitions, TheMoneyShed, KatyKicker, Martin Lewis, surveys, Money advice, 

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Fabulous London Theatre - including Katherine Jenkins for under £15

Now is the time to buy your theatre tickets for London shows, I have had some amazing deals by buying in January.

Often the midweek matinees are very quiet and you sometimes get upgraded to the stalls from balcony seats. 

www.lastminute.com  has a sale on seats including some for £10 and show/ meal deals from £25.

I quite like the saga ticket site  http://saga.entstix.com  as I have always had good seats from them.

I never pay more than the cheapest amount for my ticket. My idea is I am seeing the same show and paying £15/20 for my ticket. I don`t mind being in the gods. I would never have seen half the shows I have if I had to pay £100 or more for a ticket.

My best bargain today are tickets to see the fabulous Katherine Jenkins for under £15.  In the amazing London Coliseum!  You are a very long way from the stage though in the balcony of the Coliseum, but at least it has lifts! What else could you get in London for that price? a cinema ticket maybe. 

Carousel Tickets £14.16 - ENO - Starring Katherine Jenkins‎

Adwww.fromtheboxoffice.com/LondonColiseum/CarouselTickets

 This show only runs for 5 weeks from 7th April 2017 so book quick if you want to see it cheaply. 

My tickets are for Monday 10th April at 7.30 pm and cost £29 for two  balcony tickets. £14.50 each and I chose the print at home option. You can get your tickets sent to you at an extra cost.
Now is also the time to book those Travelodge rooms for London in the summer. I found some for £43 in August 2017. I love London but unless your smart and buy early you can pay a lot of money for a few days in the city.

I found a nice Travelodge in Richmond right by Richmond Park for £51 per night in early August. Kids stay free too so just book a family room and enjoy.
 
Hope you find yourself a few bargains! 


Phantom of the Opera Review


http://www.alondontourist.com/2014/11/phantom-of-opera-reviewed.html 




Review of Aladdin The Musical


Aladdin 
 




Katherine Jenkins, Theatre, lastminute.com, Travelodge, London

Monday, 2 January 2017

I Love Ryanair! London to Dublin £20!

I love Ryanair!  I have just booked a flight from London Luton Airport to Dublin in May 2017 for £19.99.

 http://www.visitdublin.com/top-10-dublin-attractions

Amazing price:

I have not added baggage because I don`t need to a small case to take onboard is enough.

I have not chosen my own seat because the flight is only just over an hour long.
I am traveling alone and don`t care where I sit. 

I have not added priority boarding as I have no problem waiting my turn. So basic flight price is £19.99 great! 

I fly back early June from Cork Airport as I am traveling along The Wild Atlantic Way - known as Ireland`s route 66, so I will finish my trip in Cork.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186600-Activities-Cork_County_Cork.html

My sister lives on the west coast of Ireland and is traveling The Wild Atlantic Way with me.

I will be flying home with Aer Lingus, Cork to Heathrow Airport. I am paying £46.00.  I think this is a fantastic price. I again won`t be adding any extras as I don`t need them.

Link for Aer Lingus
https://www.aerlingus.com/html/en-GB/home.html?&gclid=CPyc8J73ztICFW4B0wodpooAfg


The trains and buses in Ireland are cheaper than in England and as my sister is 70 she will get some concessions. 

We are making use of the booking.com http://www.booking.com   hotel offers so we can secure the hotels we want to stay in but not pay until we arrive.  There is no cancellation fee up to a few days before arrival. If we do need to change any hotel plans this will ensure we are not wasting money.  I can`t wait.


Map of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way:
Irish Tourist Board - Pinterest













Ryanair, Aer Lingus, booking.com, The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland`s route 66, Hotels, Cork, Glengarriff