Did you know that we are now spending on average up to five times more on fashion? It’s so hard not to respond to emails with discount codes and free shipping beckoning you to take a peek. When it comes to eating out, the choice we are now faced with is mind blowing, and the fact that we can get pretty much anything delivered straight to our front doors is not helping to curb our spending habits. Here’s why I’m writing about money saving tips and ideas for summer to make sure you are 100% sorted with some cash in your pocket. First up is finding wardrobe alternatives.
The first thing that comes to my mind when I need a new outfit but am tight on budget is a charity shop. My hometown in Ipswich has a trendy place called Zest, part of the St Elizabeth Hospice charity. Walking in you would not think that anything is second hand in there at all. The vibes are fresh, stylish and so easy to navigate, and these sorts of places are perfect to score a killer look for a fraction of the price.
One idea I had that you may not have thought about is asking a friend to help you out. Sharing wardrobes is such a smart way to shop without having to spend a penny. Just think of that one friend who has been dying to give you a makeover for years- I’m sure they will jump at the chance to get you ready for any event you have planned.
Another way to save money on your wardrobe is something I actually stumbled across while watching BBC Breakfast. I learnt about a company called Hire Street who bring you amazing outfits with prices starting at just £8! Instead of forking out over £50 for an outfit you probably only want to wear once, this option is by far the most affordable.
Moving onto food, I have a few tips for your weekly shop and for eating out as well. Have you ever wondered how to get great cashback deals online but aren’t quite sure how to go about finding them? Mamas and Dadas, look no further than Your Baby Club. This website has so many wonderful tricks that will help you start saving in no time. For example, I placed my weekly Asda grocery order, spent over £40 which I would do anyway, and within 14 days I had £15 in my online account. No fuss, no clauses, just £15 that I transferred into my bank account, making my £40 shop actually £25. You can find amazing deals just like this through other websites like Top Cashback but I can only vouch for Your Baby Club as a tried and tested source.
When it comes to eating out, it’s all about choosing the right time and planning ahead. Book your culinary destination based on what deals are on offer, and in most cases you can save up to 40% off your food bill if you dine out during Mondays to Thursdays. Another handy tip is try looking for newly opened restaurants or bars and go on opening night. They will no doubt have free drinks and lots of great deals for you during their first week of business.
If your ideas for summer have blown out the window due to unforseen circumstances, then finding a short-term loan might be something you are thinking of looking into. Cash Lady are a well-established and reputable short-term loan lender who care about their customers.
There is no charge for making an application, and your application is sent to around 15 lenders to help increase your chances of being accepted. Make sure you know all the information about committing to a short-term loan, and the best place to start your easy journey is with Cash Lady.
Thanks for reading my money saving tips and ideas for Summer. Do you have any handy hints you’d like to add to the conversation? Let me know how you are getting on in the comments below!
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