Money has been tight recently and it’s even worse now the car needs a service and MOT… I’ve been trying to budget for the essentials and decorate our home. However, I am also attempting to leave us with that little bit extra to treat ourselves too – but it hasn’t proven easy.
With the addition of Rainbow, we now have two children in nappies (have you seen how expensive they are?); an extra child to clothe; formula to buy and not to mention the extra fuel spent on hospital trips.
With all of this, I need to learn how to become a savvy shopper in just a few steps.
Use a search engine
I have been making the most of the myriad of discount codes available on the World Wide Web. It certainly makes essential shops that much cheaper. Most Supermarkets offer some sort of discount for first time orders – sometimes it’s £10 off your first shop or even free delivery. You can even get discount codes to make that takeaway treat a little cheaper.
Read your emails
Frequently, I get money off vouchers through to my email account. Generally, they are from companies I haven’t used in a while that are trying to entice me back. If I need whatever they offer I happily use the coupon.
Use discount sites
I recently bought a 9-in-1 steam mop for £30 off a discount site. I also got 200 6×4 photo prints for £2. Not to mention the 100 page hardback photobook for just £19 delivered. There are plenty around you just need to look.
I knew I would be giving ‘The Boy’s Room’ an overhaul so I started planning ahead. Looking for great deals lying around on the internet just waiting to be taken advantage of. I found plenty of vouchers but the Habitat discount code was my greatest find with 25% off my order saving me £50 in total.
It’ll take time for me to completely change my ways but I’m making a good start, don’t you think?