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21/01/2019

Money Saving Monday: 3 Ways I Saved Money Last Week

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It’s Monday again, already? Doesn’t time fly… I must be having fun! Here’s three things I did last week to save money. Here are the previous posts in this series: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

  1. We bought a new mattress. OK, this part is not money saving but I’ll explain how I saved money in a moment. I try to be pretty frugal in most areas of life but when it comes to health, I don’t hold back. We had our old mattress for a number of years and when we bought it, we were broke so it really was the cheapest, creakiest mattress imaginable. My husband and I were both waking up with sore backs after a bad night’s sleep. Most nights it ends up that there are two adults, two toddlers and a dog sharing the mattress so we decided that it was about time that we upgraded! So whilst upgrading our mattress wasn’t cheap it was definitely necessary for our health and sanity. As I always do, I checked Topcashback to see if cashback was available at Mattress Online, which is where we found the lowest price for our chosen mattress. I was delighted to see that there was 7.35% cashback available so now I am just waiting for a sizable chunk of money to hit my bank account. P.S. the mattress is awesome.
  2. My kids really enjoy soup so I have had my eye on a soup maker for a while. I used to feel that these were pointless appliances, I had assumed they were just glorified slow cookers (which I have already) so I didn’t see the point in buying another huge appliance to take up space in my cupboard. However, recently, when I have heard of a few bloggers raving about them. What I hadn’t realise is that they also blend the vegetables, so all you have to do is throw in your ingredients, program it and wait. I identified the model I wanted – the Morphy Richards 501040 – but I didn’t fancy spending £40 on it. So what I did was have a look on Amazon Warehouse for one which had been returned – lo and behold I found one for only £33. It just arrived and it is genuinely untouched. I love Amazon Warehouse for finding bargains. I look forward to letting you know how I get on with it.soup maker
  3. My daughter loves eating ice lollies – even right now, in January! If I let her, she’d happily eat ice lollies all day every day. To be honest, I don’t really mind because – if you choose wisely – ice lollies are often lower in sugar than many treats, not to mention cheaper. However, there is always a way to make things healthier and less costly… I had a look in my junk drawer in my kitchen (everyone has a kitchen junk drawer, right?) and found a set of lolly moulds. I filled them up with 1/3 sugar free diluting juice to 2/3 water, and she absolutely loves them. It’s quite hard to find ice lolly moulds at this time of year but I spotted them in Ikea for only £2. A sugar free treat for only  a few pennies, hurrah.
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