I have recently arrived back from my holiday in Lanzarote and finally found the courage to take a peek at my bank account! I was a bit like an ostrich hiding my head in the sand and thinking I wouldn’t have to face up to the problem, but I could not delay the inevitable any longer. It was time to see the damage… and DEAL with it as best as we can.
I think I almost fainted when I saw the figure but now I am over the initial shock I need to look at ways to claw back out of the red! I also have the school summer holidays on the horizon so I know budgeting will go out of the window as I try and find exciting things for the boys to do to keep them out of mischief! But I need to be more frugal, like many families really, the children will want entertaining but I need to be savvier and see what deals I can find to make it more affordable.
Fortunately www.discountpromocodes.co.uk looks quite promising to make some savings so we can still have some fun when the boys are off school and not watch every single penny. I like the boys to have one special activity each holiday, so they have a lovely memory of our time together, we have been quad biking and llama trekking before. Looking through Discount Promo Codes I stumbled upon the Activity Superstore which looks like just the thing for finding an out of the ordinary activity - possibly the Meerkat Encounter for Two as that would be a completely new experience for them.
We are also quite partial to eating out another luxury that we will no doubt need to cut back on, thankfully you can see your money go a little further with this site if you use the restaurant vouchers even more so if your not picking about what day your happy to eat out (for example you can get 50% off at The Slug & Lettuce on Mondays!). If you’re planning on spoiling the dads of the family this Fathers Day its worth remembering certain restaurants let them dine for free on the 19th of June.
Anyway I am off to browse through the various categories of discount vouchers to see if I can find anything else that might be useful. I quite fancy a tent for the boys to do some camping over the holidays, it’s a cheap and cheerful break away from home then and you can get 15% off Ultimate Outdoors. Our last and only camping attempt we borrowed a tent but owning our own would be more practical. For one we can practice putting it up before we get to the campsite!!!