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10/09/2018

Money Saving Monday: 3 Ways I Saved Money Last Week

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It’s Monday once again… time to reflect on three of the ways I managed to save money last week:

  1. My steam mop died a few months ago (I think it’s because I had been adding a few drops of Zoflora directly into the tank, which I’ve since read is a big no-no… oops). I have been keen to buy the Shark Klik ‘n’ Flip mop as a replacement, but couldn’t quite justify the price, even though it is gradually coming down as the months go by. Now, a steam mop isn’t something I would usually buy second hand, but I decided to have a quick look on Gumtree just in case and lo and behold, a lady 2 miles away was selling one which had never been used for only £45. It was clearly meant to be!
  2. Lauren, who has just turned 3, has started showing a real interest in reading (pointing to words and asking me what they say) so I did some research into which books I should be buying in order to help her begin to read. I eventually decided on the ‘Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper’ series. I took my own advice and followed my 3 steps for paying the lowest price for anything online – first I checked out eBay and found that once shipping was factored in, there were no bargains to be had. I then did a search on Hotukdeals which pointed me in the direction of The Book People who had the set of 33 books for £18. I noticed that they had free delivery if you spend £25, so I added a bundle of sticker books to bring the total to £28. We are going on holiday at the end of the month, so the sticker books will be much-needed on the flights. A quick Google search (for ‘the book people discount code’) revealed a 20% discount code so all in all I paid only £22.40 for 33 learn to read books and 10 sticker books – bargain!
  3. I noticed that I was running low on frozen food (I like to have plenty of frozen chicken and broccoli to hand so that I can make my current favourite meal – Keto Chinese Chicken Curry), and being slightly lazy I was tempted to do an online Iceland shop, which has free delivery if you spend over £35. Instead, I made the effort to drive to the actual shop, kids in tow, and do the shop in person. This meant that I spent less than £35 plus I also picked up a number of reduced bargains, including several packs of half price fresh sausages which I’ve added to the freezer.

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4 Comments

  • Crummy Mummy

    Doing a good shop with kids in tow is brave – I prefer to hide behind my computer! #MMBC

    10/09/2018 at 8:01 pm Reply
    • mumonabudget

      Haha, it’s amazing how quick you can fly round the aisles when you know a meltdown may occur at any minute! x

      11/09/2018 at 8:36 am Reply
  • Jessica - A Modern Mom's Life

    I love reading other people’s real life savings and planning moments. And do people really pay for shipping when you can just add another small thing to your cart and then check out without having to worry about the shipping cost??
    ~Jess
    #MMBC

    11/09/2018 at 2:36 am Reply
    • mumonabudget

      Totally agree – I hate paying for shipping! x

      11/09/2018 at 8:39 am Reply

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