How Do You Save Money?

How Do You Save Money?

This year has been a frugal one; lots and lots of talk about austerity.  

Many moons ago I wrote about 'extreme couponing' and how we don't embrace it enough in this country. I've also been using a lot of the advice in my ever-popular money saving tips blog post just so that we can save a little bit of extra cash here and there.

Favourite exercises are to use cashback websites more often and save up my cashback amounts so that I have a bit of extra money towards the end of the year (I daren't mention Christmas the 'C' word just yet - we're only in June!).  I'm trying to be careful and I'm sharing my purchases out between in-store bargains and online offers.  I'm a huge fan of money-off round-up sites such as My Favourite Voucher Codes for saving on clothing and home supplies - especially for great Debenhams discount deals.

Another activity that I enjoy doing is searching for online competitions.  I love finding giveaways on blogs (and they are usually have low entry levels too which means more chances for me to win... ssshhh!). Bloggers usually request that you follow their blog or their twitter account as part of the qualifying conditions and sometimes they use a special entry application like Rafflecopter.  You can log in using your Facebook account which mean that you don't have to combat hundred of unwanted emails that usually accompany registering for competitions on branded websites.  Search for blogger's giveaways using Google search but add the words "UK blog" or, if you use Twitter then have a look on the #win or #giveaway search stream.

Let me know what your main money-saving tips are at the moment. What's you're best 'saving' technique? Do you have any discount code websites like the one I recommended for money off at Debenhams?  Let me know in the comments!

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