I’M not the only person whose hobby is telling the world how to save cash.
There are loads of bloggers offering tips for making your dosh go further — like Emma Drew, 31, who started blogging in 2010 with the aim of saving a tenner a day.
9 Emma Drew blogs about saving money
She says: “My husband and I plan to buy a house this year, so we’ve been saving towards our deposit.”Here is how she does it.
I listen to my mum. She taught me to keep a spending diary when I can’t figure out where my money is going. It helps me spot excessive spending and by being more aware of my purchases I naturally spend less.
I do my research. Years ago I discovered there is a market for very well worn shoes as a fetish item on eBay, so I wrote a guide to how to sell them while still staying safe. It’s a Marmite post — people love it or hate it, but it is my most popular by far.
I splash out to save. Last year, instead of spending £350 on a two-night break for our anniversary, we bought a Lay-Z-Spa hot tub, used it all summer and have just set it up for this year. The cost per use is very small and getting smaller with every dip.
I buy designer for less. I am really partial to a Kate Spade handbag, which obviously isn’t cheap, but by shopping in outlets I’ve often found 70 per cent off sales, with an extra ten per cent off.
I’m never loyal. We shop around as loyalty doesn’t pay. We have tried everywhere and found Ocado to offer great value because its produce doesn’t go off quickly like others do.
I buy in bulk. You can get really great deals on items such as loo roll.
Deal of the day
9 This is just £7.29 from Superdrug
PAMPER yourself for less with better-than-half-price deals on Nip + Fab goodies at Superdrug this week. I love the Glycolic Fix Jelly mask, now £7.29 down from £14.95.
9 These Calippo’s are just £1.50 at Sainsbury’s
COOL off with a Calippo Mini Ice Lolly, now £1.50 for a pack of six at Sainsbury’s, usually £2.20. Ends June 11.
My Sun Savers fiver
HEATHER GRETTON, from Hucknall, Notts, says: “I used Sun Savers fivers for the booking fees for Alton Towers and Thorpe Park – and put the others towards a Sun holiday.”
Send your Savers fiver stories to sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours. Please include your name and town.
9 This is a costly side table from Amara
9 But you can get a similar one for £30 from Matalan
MATALAN’S £30 coffee table looks far more expensive than it is. In fact, it’s almost identical to Amara’s pricey £119 piece.
Reader’s saving tip
CAROL COLLINS, from Romford in Essex, says: “When using fabric softener sheets for the tumble dryer, cut them in half. It works just as well and the box will last twice as long.”
Send your suggestions to sunsavers.co.uk/tips and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours here. Please include your name and town.
How do I get my FREE Shrek’s Adventure! London or London Dungeon tickets?
Simply download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk. Then click ‘Start Collecting’ on the ‘Shrek’s Adventure! London & the London Dungeon’ page found in the ‘Offers’ section.
9 Make your family day out one to remember, with SuperdaysCredit: © Mikael Buck / Shrek’s Adventure
Next, collect NINE Sun Savers codes from the 18 printed daily in The Sun newspaper between Saturday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 18.
Lastly enter your NINE Sun Savers codes on the Sun Savers app or website to unlock booking.
Once you click ‘Book’ you will receive an e-mail with a unique booking code and steps on how to book a date and time at your chosen attractions website.
Or you can book by collecting TEN differently numbered tokens from the 18 printed daily in The Sun between Saturday, June 1 and Tuesday, June 18.
Then post your tokens back to us along with the booking form found in paper on Saturday, June 1 or online at superdays.thesun.co.uk. We will then e-mail you a unique booking code and steps on how to book a date and time at your chosen attractions website.
But for those who choose to collect for their free tickets with Sun Savers, you will get the chance to book a day earlier than everyone else, meaning you will get the very best choice of dates and times.
Dates and times are available for Shrek’s Adventure! London or the London Dungeon between Sunday, June 9 and Thursday, October 31.
Plus, if you want to make your day out even bigger, you will also have the chance to purchase additional tickets to the Coca-Cola London Eye for £10.00.
Play now to win £50,000 on The Sun Raffle
Play now to win £50k in the Sun Raffle. JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Raffle today!
Every Sun Savers code you enter from the paper is your chance to win £50k every month! One code = one ticket.
There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect. So the more you enter, the better your chances.
To take part go to sunsavers.co.uk or open the Sun Savers app. Then opt in to each month’s Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the Sun Savers codes printed daily in the paper.
Not yet a Sun Savers member? Just go to sunsavers.co.uk or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.
Fancy a free fiver?
YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.
Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.
Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have collected 28.
This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.
For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver. So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.
We are keeping it super-simple. You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.
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To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.
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