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Hey all, im looking for ideas to say a few quid, not get rich quick stuff (if only) but day to day stuff that would save some pennies off to Portugal in May and used all my savings for flights, vi…
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8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
Hey all, im looking for ideas to say a few quid, not get rich quick stuff (if only) but day to day stuff that would save some pennies

off to Portugal in May and used all my savings for flights, villa is taken care of via family so just spends needed for me and my 3 kids, work has been veery slow so im very tight budget wise at the moment so im not in a position to save much at all, and i dont want to get into debt with loans etc, not that any bank would give me one lol

So any ideas to help guys or am i doomed? thank you
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8y, 1w agoPosted 8 years, 1 week ago
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#1
Drop a brand or 2 when food shopping :)
banned#2
selling stuff, cutting back on food bills by shopping at cheaper places, trying to cut back on fual used, join every survey site going, and cashback sites
#3
have a clear out and do carboots ? Cheaper than ebay :)
#4
packed lunch for work
drive slower to save fuel
no eating out or takeaways
supermarket own brands can be as good as branded stuff
#5
4lyons09
Drop a brand or 2 when food shopping :)


already doing so, can you go lower than Asda smart price :-D

sassie
selling stuff, cutting back on food bills by shopping at cheaper places, trying to cut back on fual used, join every survey site going, and cashback sites


doing it all pretty much, extra layers on instead of heating etc :thumbsup:

4lyons09
have a clear out and do carboots ? Cheaper than ebay :)


missing the car im afraid,dont drive lol, did consider ebay but the fees and grief that goes with it all dont seem worth it

thank you for the ideas, will leave rep :)
#6
use cashback sites like quidco, to get cashback on goods which you may purchase anyway.
banned#7
if you got stuff to sell wang it on here hun, worth a shot
#8
i think im doomed :-( lol

guess i was after a miracle tip :giggle:
#9
loupomm
already doing so, can you go lower than Asda smart price :-D



doing it all pretty much, extra layers on instead of heating etc :thumbsup:



missing the car im afraid,dont drive lol, did consider ebay but the fees and grief that goes with it all dont seem worth it

thank you for the ideas, will leave rep :)


See if you've got anything worth selling on here?

No costs to list, and you might have something you dont want that someone else needs!
#10
sell the kids and don't drink beer ever again...... you'll save money, trust me:whistling:
#11
Try quidco, look out for the freebie things on there. sign up to websites, get £1, change gas n elec providers, etc. soon adds up.

go shopping on a saturday night and pick up the reductions and chuck them in your freezer.

i find planning meals can help save money when shopping, you don't end up buying more than you need. Oh and never go shopping when you're hungry.
#12
sassie
if you got stuff to sell wang it on here hun, worth a shot


the only thing really worth doing that for is the ps2, with over 35 games and accessories etc, but sadly i'd rather keep it than sell it for what people on here would want to pay me for it, its heart breaking how much stuff like that drops in value :x

was thinking avon or betterware, anyone think its worth it? only got 9 weeks tho lol
banned#13
avons ok as long as you got lots of friends who will buy, in 9 week you aint got no time to build up a round really, im sure if you sort out the kids rooms and your drawers there will be something to sell, give it a try
#14
castortroy
sell the kids and don't drink beer ever again...... you'll save money, trust me:whistling:


great idea, buy two get one free! lol, and missing my usual night out saturday cos i cant afford it, local doing £1 bottles too! i was hammered on a fiver last time! yes im that skint!!
#15
I did avon once........ spent more than I earned lol!!
#16
sassie
avons ok as long as you got lots of friends who will buy, in 9 week you aint got no time to build up a round really, im sure if you sort out the kids rooms and your drawers there will be something to sell, give it a try


will have a turn out at the weekend :thumbsup:
#17
can you offer to babysit-childmind or something like that ?

or a few extra hours at work-but keep the money seperate-that often helps? It all adds up.
banned#18
loupomm
will have a turn out at the weekend :thumbsup:


like i said worth a nosey, if you looka t what people on the fs boards sell you will see one mans rubbish is another mans treasure, anything goes so get rooting:thumbsup:
#19
what about delivering leaflets/papers locally?

A friend of mine lost her job delivers 3 days a week and picks up £50
#20
gonna put the kids on packed lunches, they will be mortified but £29 a week is alot of money on that, one week of that will have to pay a deposit on a school trip then the boys need new trainers...grrrrr.....kinda wish id said no now and not booked the flights!!
#21
I reckon you could do upto 4 packed luches for about £5-£6 a week maybe less. Thats defo a good idea
#22
lucerysmum
can you offer to babysit-childmind or something like that ?

or a few extra hours at work-but keep the money seperate-that often helps? It all adds up.


not even getting my full hours at work atm, its really quiet which is why im struggling :-(

sassie
like i said worth a nosey, if you looka t what people on the fs boards sell you will see one mans rubbish is another mans treasure, anything goes so get rooting:thumbsup:


yeah i'll have to investigate the kids rooms if i dare!
#23
4lyons09
I reckon you could do upto 4 packed luches for about £5-£6 a week maybe less. Thats defo a good idea


you aint seen what my daughter can eat :w00t:

but yeah thats deffo one change im gonna make :thumbsup:
#24
loupomm
gonna put the kids on packed lunches, they will be mortified but £29 a week is alot of money on that, one week of that will have to pay a deposit on a school trip then the boys need new trainers...grrrrr.....kinda wish id said no now and not booked the flights!!


it'll be worth it when you go-you'll have a ball-make sure you get the kids trainers from somewhere like Soccer Direct - then they are named ones but not too expensive.
#25
lol

Another thing before I do shopping is I check the supermarkets websites, see whats on offer for the cheapest, make a list of what to get from where (but I am lucky as I have a fair few local, as I dont drive either)

Some stuff can be even cheaper than smart price/value in some cases :)
#26
some great ideas guys thank you :) keep em coming
#27
Do you have sky/virgin? Cut back on channels?

Maybe drop an internet package (if your provider has more than one?)
#28
4lyons09
Do you have sky/virgin? Cut back on channels?

Maybe drop an internet package (if your provider has more than one?)


thats a good idea actually, i will call tomorrow, as i only have 9 weeks it wont be much but hey every little helps
#29
I've got around £3 in my paypal if ya want it!! :lol:

Seriously though best tip I can give is Meal planning cut our food bill by about £100 a month if we're careful and buy chicken at the market!!!
#30
sassie;4688585
if you got stuff to sell wang it on here hun, worth a shot

wang lol CILLIT WANG AND THE SH!T IS GONE lol
#31
raptorcigs
wang lol CILLIT WANG AND THE SH!T IS GONE lol


Rappy you been snifin that glue again :lol:
#32
Definately worth looking and changing suppliers for gas/elec as chipstick suggests also see if you can change ur car and home insurance. Cashback site offer upto £70 for changing ur home insurance. Well worth a try. Good luck Happy holidays
#33
jennybubbles;4688954
Rappy you been snifin that glue again :lol:

never sniffed glue worst drug i ever had was tobacco
just thaught in april its 3 years no smoking
#34
4lyons09
lol

Another thing before I do shopping is I check the supermarkets websites, see whats on offer for the cheapest, make a list of what to get from where (but I am lucky as I have a fair few local, as I dont drive either)

Some stuff can be even cheaper than smart price/value in some cases :)


Good idea, you can compare ur weeks shop at Asda Tesco & Sainsburys to see which is cheaper at [url]www.mysupermarket.com[/url]

Sometimes if you can its worth shopping online and using codes. You can usually find a code that covers delivery costs. Make up your shopping list before you start and only buy what you need. Sometimes when you go to the supermarket you end up buying **** you dont need lol so worth trying online and see if it saves you anything
#35
raptorcigs
never sniffed glue worst drug i ever had was tobacco
just thaught in april its 3 years no smoking

I know hun was having a funny :oops:

Well done on the no smoking..... 3 years!!!! :-D
#36
have an ann summers party
#37
thank you guys, had an idea, im due an upgrade on my mobile but not long bought my new handset myself, should i get the upgrade and sell? once i get it thats ok to do yes?
#38
loupomm
thank you guys, had an idea, im due an upgrade on my mobile but not long bought my new handset myself, should i get the upgrade and sell? once i get it thats ok to do yes?


yep, it's your phone to do with what you please
#39
Tillboy
yep, it's your phone to do with what you please


thank you :-D

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