Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Your Saving Story for Cash

I have teamed up with MoneySupermarket to giveaway £50 to the person who emails me their best money saving story.  The deadline for entries is midnight on 29th March so you have plenty of time to wrack your mind of all the zany, clever, sometimes crazy things you have done to raise money for something your yearning after!



The winner on my blog will then have a chance of winning £500, their entry will go up against all the other blog entries and MoneySupermarket will pick a supreme champion of all that is saving money.

I wish I had a better approach to saving money, so am hoping reading your entries gives me some much needed inspiration.  I seem well qualified at spending money sadly.  I do try my best, entering competitions in the vain hope of bringing in a few quid and cutting back on morning coffees with the ladies or playdates with too many mouths to feed, as it was surprising how much it added up every week…

But I have never done anything truly original to save up for something I love.  Maybe I have not wanted something badly enough or perhaps I lack the resourcefulness of my readers.  So surprise me what lengths did you go too?

Head over to the website to learn more, whilst you get your thinking cap on: 

http://www.moneysupermarket.com/isas/competitions/amazing-saving-stories


Then email me with the subject heading Amazing Saving Stories

13 comments:

  1. I have re-evaluated my expenditure these last 6 months and where I didnt want to face reality at how tight our income was becoming I had to do something quick! Cutting back on holidays, days out, birthday and christmas presents kept to a minimum. Trying to get extra cash by selling my unwanted items online. Its been tough and we are still finding it difficult but if a 79p loaf of bread is what we get rather than a branded loaf at £1.45 then so be it! Tightening the belt doesnt just give myself results but my husband and children benefit from it too! Face up to your spending and maybe there will be some to put aside for a rainy day!

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  2. Just a simple one for us really. starting in january we save all the clubcard cash tokens you get given throughout the year. come december we take them in for the big tesco clubcard exchange and spend them on our sons toys. two years in a row weve put around just £30 towards his prezzies and the rest free :) defo takes the stress outa christmas for sure x

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  4. My answer to saving money is to win everything I can so I can live a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget - some of the prizes I've won which I'd never be able to afford are a 5* honeymoon to St Lucia, a Bosch dishwasher, a £600 gas BBQ (which is loads better than our £150 oven!!!), theatre weekends in London, skiing holiday in the French alps etc If I won, this £50 would go towards matching bedding for our room!

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  5. I have e-mailed my tips. Thanks. X

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  6. Our money saving tip is to enter as many free competitions as possible and then store any prizes till December. Then we have the fun of deciding which prize to give to which family member/friend for Christmas - free Christmas presents :)

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  7. My partner and I write down on the calender what we will be eating each night for the following weeks meals. This not only helps us stay more organised but gives a focus of what to buy for our weekly shop, so we don't end up just buying any old thing for the sake of it. We also always look for the offers like £1 for a jar of sauce etc, it then sets us up for the following weeks meals too. Plus for the 2 of us we only spend about £50 - £60 p/w due to this, if that!!

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  8. If you put a carrots potato and leeks in food processor and finely chop and the add it to mince it makes your meat go much much further and you can hardly tell and your kids won't realise either!

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  9. Write to companies asking for coupons or saying that you would like to try their poducts - quite often you'll get something back!

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  10. we save all the clubcard cash tokens you get given throughout the year

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  11. best way to save money, is bring your children up learning about internet searching for vouchers, free days out, and just being savvy about spending, as my mum did with me and because of that i have now done the same with my family (and saved hundreds over the years) and now we all children included look for deals vouchers and offers on the net finding the best ways to save money, my children will use this money knowledge and will then save money as they grow older! xxx

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  12. God I wanted a house. But I'd only started working at 22. So, I chose cheap digs, and literally ate value beans for a year. When it was up, I'd saved nearly £10k and a deposit for my house. And I bought - great to have willpower!

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  13. Download an app to tour smartphone such as vouchercloud or Groupon and check out the offers for days/ meals out/ These offers can save you a lot of money really easily.

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