Simple tips & tricks to save you money!

Whether it’s for your weekly shop, the kids school clothes or a new gadget, here’s our simple tips and tricks to save you money.

Food Shopping

Shop Online Not everyone enjoys online shopping but it is a sure fire way to save money when it comes to grocery shopping. By shopping online you can set yourself a budget without going over it. You’re in complete control of what you put in the trolley and because you have a running total as you shop, there’s no chance you can go over it. If you aren’t super keen on food shopping online, just try a couple in between your usual trips to grocery shop and you’ll notice the difference in how much you save. Might just be enough to get you shopping online more!

Sale! Each supermarket has their own times of day when they restock shelves. Find out when the supermarket puts their, shorter sell by date items, on sale. You can save SO much money by shopping at these times of day.

Make a list If you visit the supermarket make sure you have a list that you have prepared earlier and aim to stick to it. This way you are less likely to impulse buy while going around the supermarket. It might seem like you haven’t got much in your trolley but just shopping randomly is a sure fire way to total up your food shopping bill.

Buying something new

Shop around It doesn’t matter what the product or item, we all want to find ways to save money and get the best value for our money. One of the best ways to do that is to shop around. Price comparison sites are a great way to do that online or take your time in visiting stores to make sure you get the most for your money.

Read Reviews How many times have you purchased something that goes wrong, breaks or you really don’t like. Reviews don’t help you after the fact and are a really great way of finding out if something is up to what it says it is. There will always be those who post bad reviews for many reasons, but if the majority are good then you know you are getting what you are paying for.

Avoid impulse buying Might seem a great idea at the time but impulse buying because you see something on offer or it just takes your fancy isn’t always the best thing to do. Giving it thought, considering how you will pay for it, reading reviews ad shopping around are a much better way to get something you want and importantly, that you won’t regret buying.

Managing your money better Saving regularly, tracking your spending, borrowing responsibly and budgeting, all contribute to overall managing your money better. If managing money seems overwhelming or you don’t know where to start, then begin with just one thing. You might decide to track your spending for a week or start saving a small amount regularly. Start small and notice the difference. Manage your money better and improve your financial wellbeing.

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