With Christmas just around the corner, many of us will be unfortunately be feeling the financial pinch of the festive season. If you’re anything like me, you’ll still have a large amount of Christmas shopping to do too. So that’s why I’ve been scouring the internet to see if I can find some top money saving ideas, and here’s what I found.
Using voucher codes
Although I’ve been using the internet to exercise a little retail therapy for a long time, I’ve never really bothered investigating voucher codes, but if there’s one thing I’ve found, it’s that voucher codes truly are the way forward when shopping online!
By simply Googling the product along with the words ‘voucher code’ we can all be well on our way to some nice savings – it might not be much, but even if you just save on postage it’s worth it, and if you’re stuck for present ideas, many sites such as 360 Voucher Codes have a comprehensive selection of high street stores that’ll provide a little online shopping inspiration.
Home savings ideas
We’ve all suffered some terrifying winter fuel bills in the past, and although we may well have another mild UK winter, you can never be too sure. This is why I’ve been reading up on this great article about simple measures that we can undertake in the home to limit our fuel use.
Key amongst the issues to tackle seem to be ways to eliminate those annoying and chilly draughts that can do much to make a home seem cold and unpleasant. The article also talks about old boilers, but I’m sick of replacing ancient boilers. Especially as there are now companies such as Verismart who provide a much more energy-efficient range of electric radiators, and even have a little article about how we can find out how much electricity an electric radiator uses – plus their site even features some voucher codes too!
Daily money saving activities
The use of modern technology such as electric radiators illustrates just how important it is to keep our appliances up-to-date. Much has been made of turning off plugs at wall sockets, but if you’ve got modern plugs then this shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
I think a big way to save money can be achieved simply by planning ahead and budgeting carefully. Anything such as the weekly supermarket visit can be made a lot less terrifying simply by planning the week’s meals and keeping tabs on how much the household is spending. This means that you should be able to save for the fun stuff – such as The Portable North Pole and some lovely gifts for your loved ones.
Do you have any favourite money saving tips?