Thursday, 28 August 2014

Learning To Spend Less


I go to Uni at the end of September, and as a result I've been scouring websites and trying to improve my spending habits in preparation. So far I've discovered a few helps tips online as well as finding I've created my own tips when out shopping. 

Know When The Offers End 

This may seem strange, but basically if you see an offer in a shop e.g Superdrug that's £4 off your favourite foundation then usually the sign will (in small print) tell you when the offer ends. If it ends after a time when you know you will be in a better monetary position then wait, wait until you know you have the money you can spend rather than impulsively buying 'because it's on offer'. 

Compare

If you're looking to buy your favourite mascara (Max Factor False Lash Effect for me) have a look in Boots, then pop into Superdrug if there's one close by to see if it's any cheaper in there. It may only be a couple of pounds different but in the long run it will save you those extra pennies.

Get All The Loyalty Cards 

I have many many cards which are really great for slowly using up points and then having something to spend either if you're in a pinch with money or if you fancy a bigger treat. Just to name a few I have cards from Boots, Superdrug, The Body Shop, Costa, Waterstones, Nectar Card...

The Repurchase Reminder

This is something Amelia Liana came up with and I think it's a great tip. If you run out of a product, set a reminder on your phone for 1 months time to see if you miss the product. If the reminder pops up and you had forgotten about it, you don't need it.

Do You Really Need It? 

Sometimes it is nice to treat yourself, but think, do you really need another pink lipstick? Or do you really need that eyeshadow when you have at least 3 palettes at home? It is hard to resist the urge of the pretty packaging or a great offer or a new release, but in the long run saving yourself money will mean you can treat yourself to something bigger or have a nice evening out with friends instead.

Just some basic tips, do you have any saving tips? 

8 comments :

  1. I'm good at not spending as I'm so used to not having much money so now I'm getting money (working full time) its strange actually having any money!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

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  2. These are such good tips - glad I read this. I really need to learn how to save money x

    FASHION TREEHOUSE | UK Fashion Blogger

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  3. I look back and can't imagine how I survived without my part time job now! x

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  4. Thanks Carla, glad it helped :) x

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  5. Charlotte Greenhalgh31 August 2014 at 22:31

    Fab post hun, such great tips :) I really like the repurchase reminder one - I will have to try this myself :)

    Charlee | CharmedCharlee xo

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  6. I like to see things as percentages. That mascara and eyeshadow may only be a tenner but thats 5% of a flight to Italy to see a friend. I'd rather have 5% towards that then something I don't actually need!
    Imogen's Typewriter. <3

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