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What a couple of weeks! 

Oh my days. It has been a fortnight and a half! From being ridiculously happy I had paid another chunk of my debt off, to then being told my job no longer exists, to starting a new role (albeit in the same company) it has been a bit of a rollercoaster of emotions!

Work wise – the new job could be amazing, I miss my spreadsheets already but maybe it was the push I needed to do something new. 

Debt wise – I paid off another £47 since my last post. Money made from using TopCashBack and eBay. 

This brings the next debt down to £125 when due on 28th May. I’ve got a nice little countdown app on my phone that shows how long left until my deadline for the next three debts and also how much it was when I started it in January. 

Having a quick peek at it keeps me motivated. The past events page is the best though!

eBay sales were rather rubbish this weekend, it seems suit jackets are quite hard to sell! But onwards and upwards for next week. Even if I only pay off another £5 from my debt I’ll be happy. 

I will be debt free regardless of what life throws at me!!!


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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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I just love a bargain!

I know it is already nearly the end of February but I thought I would put down on my blog how a January sales bargain ended up as moneysavemum.

I am slightly addicted to counting the number of steps I do in a day. As I have an iPhone I was using an app called Moves as well as the HealthKit app already installed. The biggest problem was I kept forgetting to have my phone with me, especially in the office, and would miss out on loads of steps per day. This also meant that I was losing out on Bounts points! (An app & website that gives you points for exercising to exchange for shopping vouchers. Interested? Use referral code hill119 to get an extra 100 points.)

So I decided to treat myself in the January sales to a Jawbone. I originally wanted a FitBit but couldn’t justify the cost.

jawbone-up24-

After researching online I found that Boots had a JawboneUP24 in red reduced from £99 down to £29.99. I have a discount card for Boots so that brought the cost down to £26.25. As I have been saving my Advantage Card points for a ‘rainy day’ I used those too which brought the cost down to £0.00.

But this is where it gets really fun! I went through the website TopCashBack (Click to go to the site) to order this product and they gave me £2.12 in cashback!

So my JawboneUP24 which originally cost £99 actually paid me to buy it. One step tracker and £2.12 extra in the bank. Result!

Not to mention all of the extra points from Bounts that I would have missed out on now that my Jawbone is always on my wrist!

Realising I can do this more than once, it inspired me to set up moneysavemum and even if I only help one person save money then it was worth it!

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How to make receipts work for you

Every time we go shopping we end up with a wallet or bag full of receipts. So here are a few ways to make those receipts work for you and earn you extra money.

Simply click on the names to be taken to the site to register.

Receipt Hog

Receipt Hog is a free app to download where you simply take photos of your receipts and let the app do the rest. Receipts from places such as Asda, Boots, Poundland, Wilko, Toys R Us, earn you ‘coins’. The amount depends on the value of your receipt. You also get a sweepstakes entry.

Other stores such as Currys, Ikea, Primark, Waterstones, earn you spins on the Hog Slots where you can win more coins.

There are also extra incentives such as taking photos of receipts every week for a month for extra coins and the longer you use the app the more incentives you can earn.

You can redeem the coins for Amazon vouchers or have a deposit into your PayPal account. 1000 coins is a £3 Amazon voucher.

Use code sass6354 when you sign up for five free spins!

Shopitize

There are a few apps that will gove you cashback on purchases but I find this one is the best on as you can get 25p for buying milk and you only have to earn £4 to be able to ‘cashout’.

CheckoutSmart

This is very similar to Shopitize however you can scan any receipt to be in with a chance of winning £100. You can generally enter 20 times a month. There are also cashback offers on groceries.

TopCashBack

I also use TopCashBack not only for my online purchases but you can also get cashback on some of your groceries.

Everyone has there own preferences on which cashback sites and apps to use, I have just found these to be pretty good for me.

*This is not a paid post, all opinions are my own.