Friday, 29 March 2013

10 Commandments of Saving

After posting about a competition I am part of with Money Supermarket I have picked my favourite 10 tips from the emails I received. I genuinely loved reading all the tips sent in! So below are the 10 tips I have picked and will be entered into the next part of the competition to win £100! Thank you to everyone who sent me saving tips, and thank you to the people whose tips are in the Commandments! 

Withdraw the maximum amount of money you can spend in a week from the cash point. If you pay by card you loose track of what you have spent. - Emma

Label a jar with what you are aiming for (e.g trip to Disney!) to motivate you to save money and fill up the jar with loose change. - Catrin

If you see something you want, wait a week - don't impulse buy. After a week if you still really want it then think about getting it (most the time you will have forgotten!) - Laura

Never take your debit/credit card with you on a night out! You are guaranteed to end up spending way more than you want too! Jess

Go food shopping nearer closing time! This means you will pick up all the bargain reduced items that are close to the end of their display date. Emeli

If you shop online then sign up to cashback websites like Quidco where you get money back on your orders. You usually get 10% back or discount codes. Becky

Buy multi purpose products where possible! For example your lipstick doubles up as a blush, plus it is obviously going to be the best colour match. Kimberly

Look for a temporary cheap option! If you want something expensive, look for a cheap dupe, you will then see how much use you will get out of it and if it's worth it. Tolly

When looking into buying something like insurance, always ring the companies. You will usually get a better deal than online and you can haggle! Faith

Set up a savings account or ISA. Put a set amount in every week/month. As little as £5 a week would soon add up. Make sure you hide the card though! Sarah

What do you think? Do you stick to any of these tips or will you now?


  1. Ahhh! Awesome!! Good Luck to everyone!! :-D

  2. Totally agree with the food shopping at closing time - plus there's naff all stock left so you don't end up buying so much! x

  3. This is such a great post! There are some very helpful tips - thanks for sharing them with us. :)


  4. Ah thanks for picking me!

  5. Thankyou for choosing mine!

  6. Aw thank you so much for choosing mine!:) xxx

  7. I agree with the drawing the money out comment. I give my bank card to my mum and she'll only give me it back if its for something essential. :)

    Maxine, xx

  8. Thank you for choosing mine! &All these other tips are great too:)
    Sarah xxx

  9. the insurance one is good- call ur car insurance people and tell them someone has offered you a better deal - even if they havent. if u have been with the same company for a couple of years they will most likely offer to reduce your bill to stop you going to this "other competitor"

  10. Thanks for choosing me! Picked up some other great tips, good luck to everyone xxx

  11. The tip about food shopping is brilliant; I know exactly when all my local supermarkets do their reducing, so I nip in there with all the other reduced section vultures (mostly old ladies) to bag some bargains!

  12. Great tips! I'm definitely doing the money jar!


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