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Another fabulously frugal week here in the Money Saving Journeys Household.  From free food to cheap Sky TV, you can find us making the most of it.  Here's our Five Frugal Things: I’m linking up with Cass, Emma and Becky in this week’s ‘Five Fabulously Frugal things I’ve done this week linky. 1.Read More →

Saving, money saving, saving challenge, save change

As the saying goes – ‘look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves’ – this is my inspiration for my savings challenge.  I am going to save my change and see how much I have at the end of the year.Read More →

That’s right a saving of £200 on our car insurance!  What could you do with £200 right now?  You certainly wouldn’t hand it to your insurance company as a gift would you?  Except that is exactly what we would have been doing if we hadn’t taken the plunge into shoppingRead More →

It was half term last week and I had a couple of days off work.  We had a couple of things planned, one of which was to pick up some more ‘learning books’ as I call them.  You know the sort, the ones that are produced by CGP.  There areRead More →

Save Money - Pick Up Reduced Gift Packs NOW!

  Another great item to pick up in the sales is Gift Packs. You will find all sorts of gift packs from perfume, men’s fragrance, hair products, cooking, make-up etc. You can buy these now and either save for next Christmas or, what I like to do, save for comingRead More →

Hit the Sales - Buy These Things Now for Next Year

  Well, the big day is over for another year and lots of my family, friends and colleagues are just as excited about today - the start of the sales season! I’m excited too, but not in the same way.  I do not need or want any more clothes.  IRead More →

  This week I am NOT linking up with ,  and  in this week’s ‘Five Fabulously Frugal things I’ve done this week’ linky because I haven’t managed anything frugal this week AT ALL! So instead, to keep myself accountable when I look back, I will list the Five NOT FrugalRead More →

8 top tips to save money of gift wrapping, save, saving, save money, saving money, christmas, xmas, gift wrap, gift wrapping, wrapping paper

  You have purchased all your Christmas gifts, now you need to start wrapping them.  Every year I tell myself that I will wrap as I go along – but I don’t.  Every year I tell myself not to leave it until the last minute – but I do.  IRead More →

Five Frugal Things

  I am really enjoying writing these posts each week.  It really makes me see where we can and are saving money each week.  Before I started writing about these things, I would still have made the savings (either intentionally or unintentionally) but I wouldn’t have really been aware ofRead More →

This is not a sponsored post, just hints and tips on what we have learned through our love of going to the theatre and trying to save money whilst doing so. Saturday night saw us taking a trip to our local theatre .  We try to go to the theatre atRead More →

1.Cashback We went into town to do our Christmas shopping last weekend. I earned £2.47 in cashback on a purchase I made instore via Quidco. This is because I have my debit and credit cards registered with them, so whenever I go into a store that offers ‘instore’ cashback andRead More →

Welcome to my weekly update where I like to account for any successful money saving we managed, any money making ideas I tried, how many No Spend Days (NSDs) happened (which is a personal challenge) and any ‘Good Buys’ I made.  Although my ultimate goals are to save money andRead More →

This weekend I am off into town to start my Christmas gift buying.  I like to do this early as it gives me chance to look around for the best offers and ensures that any spending is kept within my budget.  Here are the tips I like follow: Tip 1Read More →

Five frugal things

Welcome to my weekly update where I like to account for any successful money saving we managed, any money making ideas I tried, how many No Spend Days (NSDs) happened (which is a personal challenge) and any ‘Good Buys’ I made.  Although my ultimate goals are to save money andRead More →

Well yesterday was a good moneysaving day - a trip out to a local country park. We took all our own food, including ice creams ( much cheaper from the supermarket and will last a couple of hours in a cool bag with a couple of ice packs) and apartRead More →