8 Easy Ways to Save Money

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It’s sometimes a good idea to spend more money and invest in various things in life. However, there are also many easy ways to save money, that have nothing at all to do with living a frugal lifestyle. It’s easily possible to live a luxe life whilst also being savvy and saving money along the way.

8 methods to try in order to easily save money

1: Cancel expensive TV packages

Watch as many Youtube videos as you do TV shows? Prefer Netflix or always watch channels that come with basic TV packages? If you pay for an expensive TV package to have a large number of channels, ask yourself if you really need it.

2: Get a cheaper phone contract

Every time an upgrade for your phone contract becomes available, do you always take it? You may find that you’re spending way more money than you need to by doing this.

It can feel like you always need to keep up with the very latest technology, but the truth is you really don’t need to. Try holding onto your handset for a little longer and take out a cheap sim-only deal. Doing this can save you a pretty packet every month.

3: Buy fewer drinks and snacks on the go

When you go out anywhere, take some drinks and snacks with you. Some places can charge pretty high prices just for a couple of packets of crisps and bottled drinks, so it makes sense to take your own when you’re out and about for a few hours. Taking your favourite healthy snacks and a bottle of water is a great way to stop purchasing junk food and unhealthy drinks.

Reusable bottles such as Sistema bottles mean you can take a healthy drink with you wherever you go and help the environment at the same time.

4: Read cheaper and even free books

Love to read? If you own a Kindle, you can find so many cheap e-books to read, not to mention an array of free e-books available. This is a great way to discover new authors to follow.

5: Choose supermarket own brand products

There are many supermarket own brand products that are just as good, or even better, than their branded counterparts. It’s all about trying things and seeing what you prefer. A great deal of money can be saved over the years by buying cheaper versions of branded goods that are just as good.

6: Switch/don’t just pay renewal price

There is so much money to be saved in switching to a cheaper deal or even different supplier when it comes to insurance and utilities. When it’s time to renew, use comparison sites to view prices offered by other companies. Try phoning the company you use and ask if they’ll reduce the renewal quote – very often, just asking the question means they drop the price.

7: Use a cashback site

Using a cashback site is one of the easiest ways to save money when you’re buying things online. There are several cashback sites, but the one I always use is Topcashback. Once you’ve set up an account with them, if the website you want to order from has cashback available, you just click through to them via Topcashback and you earn money. There are plenty of options for receiving your cashback money, from a BACS transfer to Love2Shop vouchers.

8: Overpay your mortgage

This is a great option to look into, particularly as savings interest rates are currently so low. Although of course make sure you read the terms and conditions for your mortgage, as fixed rate mortgages may well have a limit on how much you can overpay without being charged. Making overpayments can really help to reduce the length of your mortgage and reduce the interest you have to pay.

These are 8 ways you can save some money without having the live frugally – give them a go today.

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  • Reply
    13th October 2017 at 15:20

    My parents used to shell out loooooads on a Sky TV package but they cancelled it a few months ago, they don’t really miss the television shows but they are happy to make such a big saving with simply a Netflix subscription instead! There were no value supermarkets within an accessible distance to me in my old university town but there’s now an ALDI within walking distance in Leicester which I love shopping at – own brand products all the way! Great post!

    Abbey ?

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      16th October 2017 at 11:49

      I know so many people who spend huge amounts of money on Sky packages – it’s just not worth it to me! How fab that there’s an Aldi close to you now; I find their products to be such great value. Thank you Abbey! x

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    13th October 2017 at 16:25

    Aldi’s is so awesome!

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      16th October 2017 at 11:53

      Definitely! Such good value x

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    13th October 2017 at 16:32

    You’ve listed some really helpful points here! Great suggestion to cancel expensive TV packages – especially when you may no longer even use/watch some of the channels anymore! Hope you have a lovely weekend 🙂

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      16th October 2017 at 11:54

      Thank you Gabrielle! I find our basic package has way more channels than we will ever watch x

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    Cora @ Tea Party Princess
    13th October 2017 at 16:51

    Fab tips!
    Have you ever tried Aldi’s premium prosecco? It’s organic and delicious, and even the bottle looks expensive, and it’s only £7.99.
    Cora ❤

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      16th October 2017 at 13:15

      Thank you! Yes I think we have tried it, but I’m not a big fan of prosecco, but I know other people who do like prosecco and they love Aldi’s x

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    14th October 2017 at 22:27

    I used to buy so many snacks (and coffee!) on the go, and whilst one coffee might not be expensive, it all adds up! I try to have coffee at home now and to always take a snack with me! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

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      16th October 2017 at 13:16

      Yes it really does add up doesn’t it – so much cheaper to make your own x

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    Abbie Chic
    15th October 2017 at 09:16

    Really great tips! It reminds me to check what standing orders I have as I tend to sign up to various services then I forget that I have!
    One thing that has intrigued me is the cash back sites. I think I will have a look further into them, as if there is a way to save money then I want to know!
    Lovely post! xx

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      16th October 2017 at 13:23

      Thank you! Cashback sites are so good for getting extra money from things you would buy anyway. I love Topcashback and lots of people use Quidco too xx

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    15th October 2017 at 10:35

    Love these tips! Love the own brand tip especially, I find that it all tastes the same! Aldi alcohol is just as good as any other too and you get so much more for your money! x

    Georgia Megan

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      16th October 2017 at 13:28

      Thank you! Yes so many things taste exactly the same don’t they! x

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    15th October 2017 at 15:12

    We cancelled our Sky TV package a few years ago. We have Freeview now and don’t miss Sky at all. Occasionally I might buy the odd box set but we’ve saved so much money overall and still get to watch everything we want to. I’d recommend it to anyone! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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      16th October 2017 at 13:32

      We’ve got Freeview too on the TV in our bedroom and we find there’s plenty of channels x

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    15th October 2017 at 17:47

    Taking a packed lunch to work rather than buying saves me loads. And I always take a drink when I do out so I don’t spend a stupid amount on a bottle of water.

    Corinne x

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      16th October 2017 at 13:40

      I always used to take a packed lunch to work too. So many of my colleagues must have spent a small fortune buying ready-made food every lunchtime x

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    16th October 2017 at 05:41

    These are good tips! My big go-to now I’m back at work is to pack my own lunch, so much more affordable! 🙂

    We’ve never really been TV people either so Netflix is as expensive as we get for entertainment, ha! Plus with two toddlers there’s no time for going out to movies, so we have to wait and watch them when they get on netflix, ha!

    Hope you have had great weekend! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

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      19th October 2017 at 11:24

      Thank you! Yes I always used to take my own lunch to work – so much cheaper! x

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    18th October 2017 at 08:51

    Sky is a real joke. We were paying through the nose so I called them and said we were cancelling as we couldnt afford it and they instantly knocked £65 a month off!
    elle x

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      19th October 2017 at 13:11

      Crikey that’s a huge amount! It just goes to show just how much they overcharge doesn’t it when you don’t question it x

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