23 May

Theme parks and attractions will be busy and the cost of admission and food once you are in will send your pocket shouting, so what option do you have left? The answer is a budget busting picnic. You can enjoy the outdoors, spend time with the family, enjoy some nice food and most of all you are completely in control of your budget.

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16 May

For any bargain hunter, yellow sticker items are a staple as they are a great way of stocking up a freezer for a fraction of the cost. It all sounds straight forward visiting the supermarket and seeing what yellow stickers you can find, but it is far from it. Its competitive, stressful and sometimes disappointing, but when you get it…

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12 May

This week I have not had chance to be out and about bargain hunting as I have been getting stuck into spring cleaning the house. There has even a bit of money to be made in having a clear out. Anything that was too good to take down the tip I put to one side and everything else made its way down to the local tip.

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09 May

There is no disputing that when you have children they are expensive and as much as you plan, the fact is that you will never really be fully prepared for the amount and the cost. But when the time comes there is no need to get bogged down with all the latest gadgets and expensive items, just stick to the basics and that is all you need.

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05 May

This week the mass spring clean has been continuing. It really is crazy the amount of stuff you find that needs throwing out once you start. I have 7 bin bags of stuff to go down to the tip from the kitchen and hall and I am looking at it like ‘where on earth was all that hiding?’ I have been ruthless, but with the new baby arrival getting nearer I needed to stream line and improve storage.

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02 May

One of the advantages of bargain hunting and couponing is that you are buying in bulk for super cheap. But you need to have a strict organisation system and space to store all your finds otherwise it won’t be long before you are hit with chaos.

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25 Apr

Bookings days out and holidays always mean extra costs and before you know it you are over budget and having to worry about money while you are away. Forward planning and booking things in advance can all help with reducing costs and stress on your holiday time.

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21 Apr

I have used this spring clean to take advantage of making a bit of extra cash on the side by selling any furniture that is no longer needed. I have been using selling apps such as Gumtree and my new favourite Sphock.

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18 Apr

Writing to manufacturers can be very rewarding and a lot of times it results in some high value, hard to get coupons. Anyone that coupons knows that finding ones that make items free are rare, as the majority are money off. So by gaining manufacturer ones this will result in free shopping.

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14 Apr

I am afraid bargains for me this week have been a bit hard to find due to the norovirus that swept through our house. Although I have been unable to go outside to hunt some bargains down, I have still been able to see what is out there and this week I discovered the app Sphock.

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11 Apr

Car boot sales can be great places to find bargains on items you have been looking for and sometimes some unexpected ones as well. Not everyone likes a car boot, so it really is a matter of personal preference whether you go to them or not. Personally, I love them. I have found some great buys over the years, but there are a few things to remember when buying from a car boot.

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07 Apr

This week I have had a few trips to my favourite charity shop and it definitely did not disappoint. The last trip we discovered a massive 99p rail and even more 99p bargains inside. They must be having a clear out to bring out newer stock, so it is great for the bargains and also great to see the newer stock appear.

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31 Mar

I have been finding items in charity I’ve never found before and considering I have to be a bit more picky than usual about whether items can expand to fit my growing bump, I really have found some real gems.

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28 Mar

You may think that multiple days out would cost a fortune by the time you have added entrance fees, food, the inevitable trip to the gift shop and other miscellaneous items. But that does not have to be the case, there are plenty of ways to drop some of the costs.

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24 Mar

This week Kayleigh is all about nappies! Get your Frugal Friday Fix and check out her latest bargains from ASDA as well as a few handy savings from charity shops.

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