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Supermarket prices are rising everyday so to help you out with your weekly shop I have a £50 Tesco gift card to give away to one lucky reader! Whether you keep it to put towards your next food shop, by the kids some new clothes or give it away as a gift I'm sure you will find something to spend it on. All you need to do to be in with the chance of winning is enter via the Rafflecopter below it's as simple as that.

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248 comments

  1. use newspaper to shine up your window glass so you dont have chemicals around your house

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  2. Use comparison sites to find the cheapest supermarket prices. I use Mysupermarket.co.uk each week to decide where I do my main grocery shop (luckily I have a large Sainsburys, Asda, Morrisons and Tesco close by to compare)

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  3. Buy thinks in bulk if u can and have room for it. I try and stock pile when I can

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  4. I am terrible with money saving, the only thing that I actually do that saves a bit of money is meal plan each week xx

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  5. Buy things in the sales ready for Christmas then Christmas time won't be so expensive or such a dash.

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  6. always shop around and only buy what you need

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  7. Plan your meals ahead so you can make a shopping list & stick to it :)

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  8. I guess to stop spending haha! On a serious note, I think my best saving tip is to plan things out and write them all down

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  9. put your pennies in a money box xx

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  10. Give up smoking - it also has great health benefits !

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  11. Buy groceries half an hour before the supermarket is due to close - when perishable goods are heavily discounted - sometimes 90% off. Most foods can be put in the freezer or fridge until needed

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  12. Justine Hughes1 April 2016 at 15:22

    Use sites like Money Saving Expert and HUKD to look for the best deals.

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  13. Look out for your favourite brands discounted in places like TK Maxx, start Christmas shopping early, don't go food shopping when you are hungry and make use of coupons and discount cards. Also remember to use your nectar/club card & advantage cards!

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  14. Make your own meals instead of buying ready made things. and shop around for the best buys on those ingredients.

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  15. Write a shopping list and stick to it

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  16. Always see if you can find a discount code before you buy something.

    Kelly Glen

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  17. Shop for groceries online, so you don't get tempted to overspend!

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  18. Save all your odd change at the end of each day/week. It soon mounts up!

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  19. My money saving tip is to always write a list and stick to it when you go to the shops.

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  20. Check what you already have in the house before doing a food shop.

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  21. stop smoking/drinking and also try to by unbranded products some are just fancy packaging anyways xx

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  22. Meal plans and shopping lists help you avoid impulse shopping which can run away with your money. Just remember to stick to them :D

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  23. leave the credit cards at home!

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  24. Never buy anything full price, but also never buy anything you don't really need (so don't buy something just because it's a "bargain" at 50% off or "3 for 2")! Always shop around and never auto-renew on insurance, energy bills, Internet/phone/TV etc. (haggle if you need to!)

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  25. Meal plan each week, and stick to your list! We've recently started doing it, and we're saving a fortune on grocery shopping!

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  26. To buy in bulk and when buying food check price per kg

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  27. compare prices and stick to a shopping list

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  28. Do your grocery shop online - far less temptation to impulse buy or to buy junk food. Rafflecopter entries are in my real name NIKKI HAYES, thanks for the lovely giveaway :o)

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  29. I record all my weekly expenses on a spread sheet and try to stick to a budget! Also plan meals and measure food portions cuts down on a lot of wasted food!

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  30. Remember - LOYALTY rarely pays so shop around! don't be worried about changing suppliers

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  31. Work out what you need, rather than what you want.

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  32. Grow you own fruit and veg. It tastes better and gardening saves you pounds on wasted gym membership.

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  33. Use topcashback when making any purchase online! Money for nothing, I don't know why more people don't use it!

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  34. if you are travelling a short distance then walk instead of driving - it saves money on petrol and keeps you fit

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  35. Don't buy more than you know you can eat and look for special offers.

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  36. Never pay full price and when you do buy at discount, put the money you have 'saved' into a savings account.

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  37. look for voucher codes online

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  38. Don't fall for the supermarket 'deals' just buy what you need :)

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  39. When shopping online take a look to see if you go to the store via a cashback site to save some money.

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  40. I always use cashback sites and never buy anything without looking for an online voucher code first.x

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  41. buy in bulk as much as you can & meal plan

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  42. I always plan meals in advance and freeze down any extras.

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  43. If you see veg marked down its perfect to go in the freezer, and a handy back up to if your fridge is a bit bare!

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  44. Pay in cash, that way you will stick with your budget

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  45. Don't buy anything you don't really need.

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  46. Try using supermarkets own brands it can really save you alot of money

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  47. Shop every day and only buy what you need

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  48. make up meals an freeze into portions

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  49. Stick to a list when shopping

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  50. Take a list to the supermarket and stick to it! Join a cashback site and shop as normal.

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  51. putting all loose change no matter the size into a £1 sealed tin

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  52. Write a list and stick to it.

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  53. always search online for discount codes or do your grocery shopping online to stop impulse buys!

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  54. Don't buy any thing on credit, save up and if you can't afford it - don't buy it

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  55. Shop around to get the best prices and look out for coupons and discounts.

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  56. Do your food shop online so you arent tempted by offers

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  57. Use a shopping list so you only buy what you need

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  58. Bulk buy meat for the month, divide and freeze.

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  59. Remember, a bargain isn't a bargain if it ends up unused.

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  60. Shop in the evening when the supermarkets reduce the goods & then freeze

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  61. Look around for the best offers and only buy bargains if they are actually on your list x

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  62. I take out the ash i need for 1 week and stick to that budget & then let the money build in the bank

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  63. make a list particularly around birthdays and Christmas stick to a budget and always ask yourself do you need it and can I get it cheaper

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  64. Download vouchercloud, keep an eye on Groupon. So many deals to be had for restaurants and days out. sometimes places you'd never think of trying.

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  65. Collect vouchers for your shopping

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  66. Do your grocery shopping online. It is easier to buy just what you need x

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  67. Always bulk buy - but still be smart about it, check the price per item to ensure the bigger packs really offer the better value.

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  68. Meal Planner is a must and save all your loose change in a pot.

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  69. Don't shop when you are hungry

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  70. buy only supermarket own brands!

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  71. Plan your meals for the week so you don't over buy food

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  72. Meal plan every week and stock take your freezer and cupboards and use up what you have before buying more food

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  73. Meal plan! I also shop at the reduced section for little extras, yesterday I got a big pack of king prawns for 1.50 instead of £4, so they're in the freezer for days when we've no food to eat, it's really handy :)

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  74. Buy non-perishable items when on special offer

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  75. my motto is if you cant afford it, you cant have it x

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  76. i like to plan our meals i shop online its much better seeing it add up in front of you that way you can keep track

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  77. Clean your own car

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  78. Meal planning, definitely helps to keep costs down by not buying unnecessary things and cuts down on food waste

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  79. Use reward cards!

    Ashleigh

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  80. Take your own coffee to work and that saves a lot! And also buy own brand products for most items, that saves a lot! xx

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  81. always look for vouchers/discount codes before buying anything

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  82. Always shop around for bargains and to get things cheaper!

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  83. Put all your pennies in a jar and watch the pounds mount up!

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  84. Use cashback websites for online shopping :-)

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  85. Only buy something if you need it

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  86. I am rubbish at saving - but this year I bought a sealed money tin and I put spare £2 coins in there.

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  87. My top money saving tip is to try and only buy what is on the shopping list! x

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  88. Cash back sites are great when you need to buy something for the house!

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  89. Every payday I put everything I've got left over in my purse or bank account in a seperate account or piggy bank :)

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  90. Get coupons from supersavvyme and be a savvy shopper. Also buy in bulk and don't go shopping when you are hungry.

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  91. Shop close to closing time at supermarkets. They often reduce items to 10 or 20p. Most of these items can be frozen to be eaten another day.

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  92. Always take drinks and food out with you so you dont end up buying them from the shop. It all adds up x

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  93. Plan shopping of all kinds and look for vouchers and cash back schemes

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  94. Top tip is to always have a bit of space in the freezer, so if there's some reduced meat etc available you can buy it! x

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  95. When you buy something that is on sale or reduced put the money you saved into a jar and it will soon mount up..you would have paid the full price anyway!

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  96. look out for the offers! or a cheaper alternative when in the supermarket, usually found on the lower shelves! x

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  97. Barbara Knight2 April 2016 at 20:32

    Don't waste food - use up every scrap of leftovers or freeze for another day.

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  98. Take a packed lunch to work instead of buying it from the shops - the money you save over a month is amazing!

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  99. Meal plan 7 days, do it Sunday evening, it will save you loads :)

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  100. Always check for discount codes before i shop

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  101. When cleaning your windows, use water with a drop of vinegar in it, then wipe windows dry with newspaper, gives the windows a shine without smudges

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  102. Research! I do a fair amount of research for things I'm after then hold out for voucher codes or deals before buying.

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  103. Uses cashback sites such as quidco for big purchases such as car insurance

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  104. Save £1 a day and don't spend any of it. By christmas (if you start on the first day of january) you'll have £365 pounds to spend!

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  105. I use topcash back, nectar points and boots and save them all year round and I also do the Jar money pot... for example week one you put £ 1 in and so on until you get to 52 weeks however I can't afford this so I do it up to 20 weeks and then start again and by the time christmas comes I have just under £500 to spend. It works for me :)

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  106. Always compare prices online before buying!

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  107. Stock up on items that are on sale, but ONLY if u know you'll use them!

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  108. Take food with you on day outs, that way you don't spend money on food while out.

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  109. Take packed punches to work :)

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  110. Check out the value range at the supermarket as some have more or less the same ingredients as the more expensive ranges

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  111. Rosie Holloway3 April 2016 at 13:31

    Only buy what you need and don't get tempted by offers, make a meal plan for the week and stick to it. Also shop in Poundland, Wilkos for cleaning products.

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  112. Online shopping - no temptation to pick up offers or tasty looking treats you may spot whilst in the supermarket!

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  113. Saving Jar! I like the ones that you cant open or see without breaking them etc as its always a suprise to see how much I have saved. Just put your loose change or pennys in at the end of each day and you will be surprised how much they accumulate too! x

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  114. At the end of the week, put all of your spare change in a big tub and don't touch it. You will have hundreds! It's crazy the amount my partner and I had in our pockets and purse after a few months. EJ Dunn

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  115. Use sites like Money Saving Expert to look for the best deals.

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  116. Take only the cash you need and no cards - it's hard to keep track of spending on cards and having a limited amount of cash will stop you buying things you don't need. As my Dad always says, A bargain is only a bargain if you need it.

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  117. Make a list and stick to it and only take cash as its so easy to forget what you've spent when using cards

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  118. Plan your meals ahead so you can make a shopping list. Don't shop on an empty stomach!!

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  119. Stock up on bulk buys when groceries are on roll back and plan meals in advance.

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  120. Don't buy stuff you don't need!

    I need help with the hidden word thing! I see an advert, not an image. I click it and I get taken to that webpage within the same tab/window and there's just the website for Audible etc and no hidden word. Your page is replaced so there's no reveal. Is that what's supposed to happen? I'm just going to claim them because I am clicking on the advert, it's just not revealing anything....

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  121. Grow your own herbs. Keeping pots of herbs in your kitchen can save you money on having to repeat purchase packs of herbs.

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  122. set up monthly limit for each big spending group (groceries, clothes, etc), shop online and use the different vouchers wisely

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  123. set up monthly limit for each big spending group (groceries, clothes, etc), shop online and use the different vouchers wisely

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  124. Don't go window shopping! You will end up wanting stuff and then spending :)

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  125. direct debit a monthly amount into a separate savings account/ISA

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  126. i always shop around to find the best prices!

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  127. I like to buy in bulk when offers are on the products I regularly buy :)

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  128. Always check price comparison websites before making any big purchase

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  129. i do my food shopping daily, i then eat what i fancy on that day and dont usually waste money on things i dont eat or waste food !

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  130. Cashback Sites & Voucher Codes

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  131. Shop around for the best deals

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  132. I think sticking to a budget and finding the cheapest you can get on the internet for everything is the way to go!

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  133. Shop around and look out for discount codes

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  134. Don't go grocery shopping when you're hungry! I find that I end up spending more money if I do! Also, take a list when you go grocery shopping and only go down the aisles you need things in.

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  135. go to Aldi's and try the non brand names

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  136. Only buy things you really need and that way the money will be stretched further.

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  137. Don't buy things you have no intention of using

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  138. Have a money box that you can only open once, with a tin opener and then put at least one or two spare pound coins in there each week

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  139. Use your washing powder as a general cleaner...it really cuts through dirt, grime and grease...very good on shower trays, baths and sinks too...put some down the loo and watch the stains disappear...no need for other high priced cleaners.

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  140. Use Quidco when buying things online

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  141. put your pennies in to a bag and exchange them for shopping voucher in the coin machine

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  142. WRITE A LIST BEFORE SHOPPING TO SAVE MONEY SO YOU ONLY BUY WHAT YOU NEED

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  143. Put half your loaf of bread in the freezer and any fruit that is about to turn. Bread can be quickly defrosted and frozen fruit is lovely in milky shakes

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  144. Check the labels, price per item or price per gram is a good indicater. Bulk is not always cheaper!

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  145. Shop around especially for bigger items and also haggle - I was amazed why my father-in-law saved £50 on a washing machine recently just because he asked!

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  146. Buy what is on offer at the supermarket and make meals out of it

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  147. I plan my meals for the week ahead and just buy the things on my shopping list, this has definitely saved me money

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  148. When foid shopping check all sell by dates so you are not wasting food.

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  149. I'm a make up addict so I'm not good at savings but I do recommend on always having a search for discounts before buying anything either online or in-store.

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  150. Always shop around and look for bargains

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  151. I have a sealed tin and save all my 20 pences throughout the year till Christmas, it's amazing how much it adds up to and hardly noticeable :-)

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  152. If you think you must have that dress or top etc, walk away and come back an hour later, meantime ask yourself if you really need it!

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  153. dont buy bottles of water when you're out and about, fill one up and take it with you! xx

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  154. Batch cook! Saves on food and money waste

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  155. Budget and Plan ahead makes money saving easier! Use cashback sites when making any online purchase as it all adds up.

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  156. I buy bit by bit throughout the year for Christmas. Its saves a fortune in December

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  157. have a change jar that you cant open

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  158. Never renew policies, always shop round for a new one or call them to ask for a reduction.

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  159. Budgeting and properly planning.

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  160. Compare prices on different websites/in different shops to make sure you're getting the best bargain possible!

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  161. budget for the month and stick to it!

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  162. Don't go shopping without a list and then stick to the list.

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  163. dont take the kids with you they want all the things that arnt on your list

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  164. Freeze all leftovers to make meals go further

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  165. Don't go shopping when you're hungry

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  166. Never waste food, you can always make something out of nothing. Dice and freeze peppers, use cheese and eggs for omlettes, leftover veg goes great with some boiled eggs in a jar of curry sauce, etc.

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  167. Keep a jar and regularly empty your purse/pockets of loose change. It's amazing how quickly the total adds up.

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  168. Look around online for coupons and deals before going shopping

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  169. Some store cupboard products I buy go on regular rotation for a heavy discount, I use an ap to keep track of whose discounting then buy in bulk. Another advantage of it is you also can cut down on some of the weekly routine too, although your cupboards do get a bit rammed!

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  170. Have regular session eating down the fridge/freezer/stock cupboard. You may have some unusual meals but it is amazing how many can be created from what you have bought just in case or simply to make a single recipe. Doesn't just stop food being wasted but saves on shopping trips, too.

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  171. I bulk buy the expensive soap powder toothpaste etc when it's on offer often at 50% off. If I buy a six months supply I save quite a lot of money and these offers come around about every six months. I also start my Christmas shopping in January with cards and wrapping paper in the sales.

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  172. Before buying anything... ask yourself do I Love It, Do I Need It, Will I Use It, and if in doubt walk away and ask the same questions again in 15/20 minutes... usually sense and practicality take over and the answer is NOOOO !!!

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  173. Shopping list and sticking to it :)

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  174. Food menu for the week so no waste

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  175. Buy household essentials in bulk whenever they are on special offer

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  176. Try basic ranges at the supermarket, they aren't all great but some may surprise you.

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  177. I tend to buy in bulk on good offers

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  178. Buy and cook in bulk. Freeze the extra and you have healthy home-made food for another meal when you are busy

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  179. go to supermarkets about 20 minutes before close to get all the foods with use by dates that day as they are really cheap and you can freeze them

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  180. I buy Christmas pressies in sales throughout the year its not such a big expense then and you can save loads

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  181. negotiate on your gas and electricity

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  182. Don't impulse buy - always take a step backwards and see if you really need it

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  183. Check 'Best Before' and 'Use By' dates regularly so as not to waste food.

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  184. I always try and buy everything on offer and not fancy about which brands I buy and will buy lots if a good deal

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  185. make a list before going shopping and stick to it, you will save money x

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  186. always search around for the best price, especially if buying something back, and check websites for discount codes or free delivery codes.x

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  187. Bridget Willard9 April 2016 at 11:02

    I always search for the best prices and deals before I purchase anything

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  188. shop around for the best deal for everything and always check for a voucher code if buying on line

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  189. put your change in a jar- its amazing how quickly the money grows

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  190. The Reduced fridge buy and freeze meat

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  191. When the children ask you to by them something make them wait 2 weeks and then if they still want it buy it.....9 times out of 10 they don't want it anyway

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  192. Learn what time the supermarket reduces prices. I find that at about 6:30 to 7:00pm bread and cakes are often reducved to about 10p and the reduced shelf gets the real reductions as well.

    Try own brands, some taste as good or better. Even if you only end up switching to a few own branded items it is still a few more pennies in your pocket instead of the shops.

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  193. Make a list of the things you need, ONLY go to the shops when you HAVE TO and stick to your list!

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  194. don't join xmas clubs put the money in building society. at xmas you will have interest on your money aand choice of products, rather than over price produce you might not want. Michael carter mikecarter10@mail.com

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  195. Plan your meals in advance, then use this to make a shopping list before you go to the supermarket. That way you'll only buy what you need

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