Tag Archives: Frugal

Everything5Pounds | A Super Frugal Fashion Review

/ May 25, 2019

Everything5Pounds.com is a primary fashion based e-commerce website where everything is just £5. I recently purchased from them to give you the low-down on what you’re actually getting for your fiver.

5 Ways to Buy Discounted Train Tickets

/ January 26, 2019

If, like me, you have friends up and down the country or travel a lot for work, it can something end up rather expensive. Below are my best tried and tested ways to buy discounted train tickets. Give some a go this year and start saving on rail travel. #1. Buying Off-Peak We will start off with a tip I…

My Money-Saving Lunchbox

/ July 25, 2018

Back in May I posted about my money-saving lunchbox on my Instagram (Click here!) and it had such an amazing positive response that I thought I would write it up in a post for those who don’t follow me on Instagram (which you should as I daily post frugal lifestyle tips!) My lunchbox has saved me so much money over…

21 Absolutely Free Summer Activities

/ June 20, 2018

Tomorrow is officially the first day of Summer and with that comes lot’s of opportunities to spend however with the advent of us buying a house and planning our wedding, we are interested in making this summer as free as possible! Did you know that over 37,000 people gather at Stonehenge to see sun rise on the day of the…

15 Easy Rules for a Thrifty Kitchen

/ June 13, 2018

My kitchen is my sanctuary. It’s where I feed the ones I love and de-stress after a long day. Every room in my house could be at the breaking point of desperately needing a spring clean but as long as my hob, fridge and freezer are scrubbed, organised and neat then I can sleep at night. When I started saving…

How To Be Honest About Your Finances

/ June 6, 2018

The great thing about your bank account is that it is 100% private and it is your decision with whom you share that information. In this modern social media driven world, everyone knows everything about each other. In one of the novellas, Sherlock Holmes was able to conclude the wealth of a man by his hat. Nowadays, the richest of…

5 Ways to Deal with the Strain of Saving

/ May 5, 2018

I’ve recently been feeling rather drained with almost 12 months of no holidays or treats and I’m honestly hitting a wall. My mental health is extremely important to me so I’ve been thinking of ways to reset my mindset to deal with the strain of saving. Below are 5 methods I use whenever I feel this and I’m sharing them…

10 Mystery Shopping Companies & Apps

/ May 2, 2018

I’ve worked in retail for nearly 15 years and have dealt with mystery shoppers many times – not that you know you’re dealing with them when they’re in your store! I remember feeling terrified finding out that we had just had a mystery shopper in and freaking out at what they were going to report back about me. Thankfully, I…

How to Frugally Fine Dine with a Tasting Menu

/ April 29, 2018

Sometimes eating is a social event and sometimes it’s to see how many calories you can get for £1 to sustain you the longest. Often I find that people who have frugal tendencies pick the second option – if they’re going to go out for a meal, they’re going to get as much food as they can for the lowest…

8 Frugal Flying Tips

/ April 6, 2018

It’s no secret that buying a flight is often as much luck as it is skill. I’ve travelled a lot in my 25 years and I’ve yet to have conclusive evidence of how to why airlines price the way they do. Unfortunately they do whatever the hell they like and that doesn’t seem to be changing soon. So below are my researched top tips for ensuring you get your flight as cheap as possible…

How to Find Cheap Holidays | By ‘Mattress to Maison’

/ March 28, 2018

Bryony Jane Hill from the money saving blog ‘mattresstomaison’ recently wrote this amazing guide on how she finds budget holidays. If you’re already following her Instagram, you were probably been wondering how she does it! So read this post below and save yourself some money on your next vacation.

11 Ways to Get Discounted Theatre Tickets

/ March 28, 2018

I have always liked live theatre and especially loved musical theatre. To date I’ve only paid full price a handful of times as I’ve built up knowledge of discounted tickets and offers. Here’s 11 ways to buy thrifty theatre tickets…

How To Make A Little Extra Money This Month

/ December 6, 2017

Christmas can be very expensive! Besides setting a budget (and sticking to it), some of us need a little bit extra money to cope with Christmas. Below are my pro tips for making some pounds in December…

7 Ways to Get the Most From Your Food Shop

/ November 22, 2017

The difference between buying a food shop once a month and a couple times a week will make a very noticeable to your bank account. You can also make healthier choices, as you’ll be pre-planning your budget (and calories). Check out the tips below to ensure you’re doing everything possible to have a affordable but healthy and home-cooked lifestyle…

How to Climb Out of Debt | An Interview With A Recovered Debtor

/ November 3, 2017

Getting into debt is a long downward spiral that can seemingly have no end. One of my closest friends Mike fell deep into this spiral whilst we lived together in London. I witnessed him spend money he didn’t have, max out credit cards and borrow payday loans. But I also saw him bounce back, pay off all his loans and begin a…

50 Inexpensive Date Ideas

/ October 24, 2017

Dating doesn’t have to be expensive. Here’s 50 ideas for your dating life that won’t cost you the bank…

7 Sneaky Supermarket Tricks | And How to Avoid Them

/ October 19, 2017

Supermarkets have been around for a very long time and you don’t get to be that old without being wise. They spend billions on learning how customers think and feel when they’re shopping. We are all familiar with some of the basic tricks like putting enticing colourful flowers near the front or playing music that will make you spend more time in store but did you know about these tricks…?