Friday, 15 July 2011

Saving Those Pennies

Anyone that knows me knows I’m the biggest penny pincher going if I can help it I won’t ever pay full price for anything. I will spend hours online looking for the best deal online and look for money off vouchers/Codes.  I’m always finding a bargain. I’m going to share some tips to save them pennies. I’m going to do a feature every week on how to save some pennies.

I’ve started to use cash back sites when I’m buying items online. I just cashed £37 worth of online shopping that I had done into my bank account not bad for items I was buying anyway. Here is the link for the cash back site I use, sign up its free.  

Another site for de-cluttering is Music magpie it allows you to turn your old CDs, DVDs and Games into cash instantly. Just enter the barcodes of your CDs, DVDs or Games and we will tell you how much they are worth. Every day thousands of people use musicMagpie to de-clutter their homes or make a little extra money for themselves. If you want to turn your old CDs, DVDs and Games into cash simply enter the first barcode in the box above to get started. It also free to send your items to them and they have a FREE musicMagpie app you can scan in your items quickly and easily.

I normally get great deals and money off vouchers from  It’s kept up to date and had daily deals and freebies too. They also have a Facebook page which is updated daily.

Then you have Gumtree or EBay to sell unwanted items on, I’ve been selling on EBay for about 7 years now but now it’s sometimes more hassle than its worth for the odd bits what sell, buy the time you take out listing fees/selling fees then PayPal fees. I always list on a FREE listing weekend so at least I save the listing fee. I’ve been looking to sell old clothes etc. on EBay then the bigger Items on Gumtree now as its free.

Free cycle is a fab website for free items too, they get snapped up quite quickly though. The worldwide Free cycle Network is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It's a grassroots movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Free cycle groups match people who have things they want to get rid of with people who can use them. There goal is to keep usable items out of landfills. By using what we already have on this earth, they reduce consumerism, manufacture fewer goods, and lessen the impact on the earth. Another benefit of using Free cycle is that it encourages us to get rid of junk that we no longer need.

One of my best friends always laughs at me and normally asks me if I’ve started my Christmas shopping about now time, as she can’t believe how organized I am, well its save to say I have. I got 80% of lexies presents already as the half price Mothercare sale was on and I’ve saved a whopping £65 plus I got it delivered free! Most online shops have a few sales though the year they also do free delivery or a free item if you spend a certain amount online so it’s worth looking out for them too.

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