Every week I share five frugal things that I’ve done during that week just to show you that the small things you do all add up to a great frugal lifestyle where you can learn to live a fabulously frugal life.
1) You know how I always say that I buy at least one Christmas present a year using my Boots Advantage Points? Well, this is one of the ways I bump up my points balances…
A couple of times a year, I get a little letter from Boots with a stack of vouchers giving me extra points for various bits and bobs. I won’t buy something for the sake of buying it but often, there are vouchers for things I’d buy anyway so I pop them in my purse and use them when I can.
2) I bought a lovely candle from the reduced section in Tesco which I bought mainly for the little pink clay pot it was in (which was a good job as there was actually zero scent to it as it burned) so when the candle was done, I cleaned out the candle jar and it’s now sat on Miss Frugal’s desk as a pen pot.
I did write about how to clean out a used candle jar here but it’s super simple and all you need is boiling water!
3) Did you catch my post on Tuesday about my weekend selling adventures on Vinted? I had a really successful weekend of selling clothes that either don’t fit me anymore (yeay) or that I just haven’t worn in ages and for a couple of hours work, I’ve made over £50 so far with some items still for sale so more to come hopefully!
4) I have finally got the hang of using Apple Wallet and have my most used loyalty cards in there so I never find myself in Tesco without my Clubcard anymore. Honestly, I forgot it a while ago and didn’t realise until I was about to pay and ended up paying more than I would have done if I’d have had my card with me thanks to all those Tesco Clubcard deals around the shop.
5) I’ve just submitted my monthly meter readings to Bulb who I’m with for my energy.
It literally takes two minutes to do and then I know that my monthly bill is as accurate as possible so there are no surprises when it comes to my payments. they’re bad enough as it is without relying on estimated bills. You could either be paying too little and have a nasty shock of a big bill when they do finally get the reading from you or too much, in which case you could reduce your payments and have more money each month.
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