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April update

I can’t believe it is April already! The first few months of 2017 have certainly been interesting and my plan to reduce debts as well as have a ‘free’ Christmas could have totally gone to pot. Luckily, it is starting to work out again and I can get back to saving, clearing debts and blogging. 

Christmas savings

I am saving well. So far I have:

  • £130 Love2Shop vouchers
  • £120 Asda vouchers
  • £19 Morrisons vouchers 

I also have money saved on my Nectar card and Advantage card but I’m not going to count those at the minute as they are minimal. 

I am really happy with these figures but I definitely need to work on the Morrisons vouchers, last year I had over £70. 

Debts

I’m still paying off my debts. I am currently working on one that started at £269 and it is now down to £160. I’m really happy with this as I am paying it off with money that I make on eBay. All I need to do now is work hard on selling things on eBay as I have become a bit slow about it since my job changed. My target to get it paid by 28th May is still very much on track. 

The plan for April

It’s simple. Get everything on eBay. Make money. Pay debts. And blog! 

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August Update

August has come and gone so time for another update!

So far I have:

Love2Shop vouchers – £185.89

Asda vouchers – £275

Compliments vouchers – £40

Morrisons vouchers – £55

Boots points – £12

Nectar points – £22

This month I should increase my Asda savings to the £300 mark – I really want around £400 for the Christmas shop. I am also due a £5 Morrisons More voucher this month and my Bounts are adding up even if I have had a rather lazy month!

Christmas present wise, my Niece’s is now complete, I have a good list going on of what else I need to get so now the kids are back at school its all go!
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July update

June has been a good month for saving. I feel like I am actually getting somewhere and Christmas is starting to not look quite so expensive!!

So far I have:

Love2Shop vouchers – £165.89

Asda vouchers – £205

Compliments vouchers – £40

Morrisons vouchers – £40

Boots points – £12

Nectar points – £21

 I’m in line this month to get another £5 Morrisons voucher through their ‘more card’ and enough points from Bounts for a £10 voucher. I just need to decided what voucher to get!

Christmas shopping has started so time to start those lists!!

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May update

It’s the start of another month so it’s time to take a look at how much I have saved for Christmas 2016 so far.

I’ve been working hard on surveys this month and have another £10 Compliments  voucher on its way to me. 

Saved for Christmas 2016 so far:

£125 Love2Shop vouchers

£30 compliments vouchers 

£25 Morrisons vouchers

£145 Asda gift card

£20 Nectar points

£12 Boots Advantage points

I’m really happy with these totals and next month will be even better!

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April update

It’s the start of another month so it’s time to take a look at how much I have saved for Christmas 2016 so far.
Again, I have been far too lazy when it comes to completing surveys. The plan is to do at least 5 a week this month to try and increase my vouchers.
Saved for Christmas 2016 so far:

£110 Love2Shop vouchers

£30 compliments vouchers (I marked these as Love2Shop vouchers last month. Oops!)

£20 Morrisons vouchers

£100 Asda gift card

£20 Nectar points

£12 Boots Advantage points

I’m really happy with these totals but I need to step it up this month!

Hopefully an update at the beginning of May will be awesome!

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March 1st Update

It’s the start of another month so it’s time to take a look at how much I have saved for Christmas 2016 so far.

It’s actually been a quiet month for things like surveys – mainly because I have been a bit lazy! I must get back on them! Points for exercising has been good though as I have done a lot of walking.

Saved for Christmas 2016 so far:

  • £125 Love2Shop vouchers
  • £15 Morrisons vouchers
  • £80 Asda gift card
  • £20 Nectar points
  • £12 Boots Advantage points

I’m really happy with these totals especially the Love2Shop which have come from surveys, cashback and I also save via Park Christmas Savings.

love2shop-vouchers

Hopefully an update at the beginning of April will be just as good!

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Apps and Websites I use

I’m all for earning money for free or minimal input. The more interesting the better too! Below is a list of some of the websites/apps that I am currently using to help me save/make money for Christmas 2016.

My Survey UK

This is a survey site where you complete surveys for points that can be redeemed for shopping vouchers or even actual products. I generally get invited to anywhere between 5 and 30 surveys a week, each earning me around 50-80 points. You are screened out of some early on in the process but I find I have a higher rate of completing surveys than other sites. 690 points can be redeemed for a £5 Compliments voucher. This is very easily achievable within a month.

Toluna

Another survey site who also has a pretty good app that you can download for free. Surveys generally earn you anything between 1000 and 3500 points and 10700 points is £20 in Love2Shop vouchers. I managed this in under three months.

IPOLL

This is predominantly an app that is free to download and you take on quick surveys whilst shopping to earn money. This can be redeemed for vouchers or a pre-paid Mastercard. You can even donate your earnings to charity. There are also survey invites direct to your inbox. I only complete the shopping challenges and I have already made £45 since October.

Bounts

Bounts is a brilliant way of earning points that can be redeemed for shopping vouchers by just walking or exercising. Their website and app are very easy to use and you simply connect your exercise apps such as Map My Walk, FitBit, Moves app, HealthKit, Jawbone and more. You can also earn points by attending a location within their directory such as gyms and leisure centres. If you use the referral code hill119 when you join, you will get an extra 100 points after your first logged activity.

PactApp

This is a free to download app where you make a ‘pact’ to exercise and/or eat healthy. I am currently set up for three sessions of exercise per week and 4 days logging my food. You can also log vegetable and fruit eaten to earn more. Every Wednesday you get paid for what you have achieved. Beware though, if you don’t complete your ‘pact’ you will be charged a minimum of $5 per missed session.

To join any of these sites, please click on their names and it will take you there. Dont forget the referral code for Bounts! Hill119

Next time will be how to make money from your shopping receipts!

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