Monday, 4 June 2012

Frugal Living

As a student I know I'm always trying to save money or stop myself from wanting to buy things that I don't necessarily need. I tell myself that I'm on a spending ban yet someone needs to reinforce the meaning to me or take my card away because when I don't want to spend money I always seem to buy things. I'm sure everyone else is the same.

I thought I'd start a new series of money saving tips (kinda like Martin Lewis, but worth less money) to try and stop me from saving and to help you save money too!

The first topic I'm going to cover is online shopping, this is the most difficult area for myself to save money as when I'm not at university I'm always browsing online shops, reading blogs and watching Youtube videos which makes me want to spend money even more. Maybe I should stop blogging and ban myself from my laptop!

1. Try to use student discount online; I use myunidays as it offers student discount online for a number of stores including ASOS, Schuh, Misguided and many more. All you have to do is use your student id to sign up for the website and it gives you a code to add in at the checkout. Also you get a unique URL which allows you to earn money each time you refer someone to the website, which is also great. So don't delay, sign up today!

2. Look for online codes/ offers; ASOS offers 20% and free next-day delivery quite often it seems so I always try to keep an eye out for this and to order the things I want which are more expensive, this way you can save money AND get the clothes you want. What more could you ask for? Also look out for offers on other websites, I check Myvouchercodes often to see what coupons they have on there which can be used online, today for example 15% off online at Urban Myvouchercodes also has offers on for restaurants.

3. Ebay; For both selling and purchasing, you can often get amazing deals on Ebay for false eyelashes in bulk, mobile phone cases, old mobile phones etc. I'm sure many of you already use Ebay but if you have clothes or anything that you don't want anymore, give a quick search and see how much things are going for, its better to put it up for sale if you don't want it because what are the odds that someone else wants to buy it. I use Ebay all the time and many of my friends do aswell.

4. Buy theme park tickets online; Many theme parks offer tickets online for cheaper, I know at this time of year people visit theme parks more but I know when I go I always try and use the 2 for 1 vouchers that come free with crisps etc at this time of year. If you can't find any you often save 10%? online and you can just pick them up on the day and don't have to queue.

If you can think of anymore tips for online sopping leave them below and I might add them to the post. I hope your all enjoying the jubilee weekend and having a few more days holiday, I'm going to get some Pimms and sit down and enjoy the concert. 



  1. ooh thanks for the site recommendations. My friend's boyfriend is amazing at finding discounts so he's inspired me to take a bit more time to save a few more pennies (: x

    1. I always try and google for vouchers online so I thought I may aswell share a few tips :)

  2. thanks for sharing these beautiful information specially for voucher saving these are good for online shopping discount


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