Saving money: five ways to enjoy life without breaking the bank

Saving money: five ways to enjoy life without breaking the bank

We all get stressed over financial issues at times. Whether you’ve been paid late at work or have had to fork out money for general repairs, a lack of funds can cause conflict in your life. But there are a number of ways to avoid money troubles – whether that’s by simply cutting back on spending or bulk-buying certain items on the cheap. Here are five of our favourite methods to ensure you have extra moola in your pocket.

Take advantage of promotions and offers when playing online games

Nowadays, people love playing online games. Accessibility and deals have helped to attract players in recent times and technological advancements have made these games much more appealing to the masses. To get the most out of your virtual experience, take advantage of offers and promotions – for example Gr8Scatchcard have plenty of free scratch card games  to choose from.  Ultimately, this will help you to cut back on spending but also allow you to continue playing your favourite games and socialising with your online friends. 

Buy 'reduced' food and freeze as much as possible

In most supermarkets, you will find the ‘reduced’ section begin to fill up throughout the day. While most of these items probably won’t be your cup of tea, some of them are well worth the investment. The big supermarkets often sell meat, pizzas and other items that are on the verge of going past their sell-by-date and you can save a few quid by purchasing these. Simply put your goods in the freezer for a short while and they will still be fine when you come to cook them. If nothing else, this can help reduce your weekly shop by at least £10. A decent sum when all is said and done...

" Green shopping cart. " ( CC BY 2.0 ) by  Polycar

Check out '10 ways to save money as a student' on Facebook

One of the best ways to save cash is by following pages on Facebook. 10 ways is just one of the many groups  that tries to help people to spend less by promoting the latest deals and offers on various goods. From feather dusters to chocolate milkshake, you will find yourself engrossed in some of the best offers on the internet. While most won’t apply to your needs, you may still find a bargain or two that just cannot be missed.

Use discount tickets for all social events

While Orange Wednesday no longer exists, there are still a number of ways to secure discount tickets to the cinema and other social events. If you want to invite your friends round for a pizza, take advantage of Dominos’ online offers – such as their 50% off when you spend over £40 promotion. In addition, ten-pin bowling fans can get five games of bowling for just £5 at LA Bowl; and there are plenty of other exciting promotions available if you shop around.

" bowling with friends was definitely awes " ( CC BY-SA 2.0 ) by  jennifer*clare

Scour the web for cheap flights abroad

Everybody needs a holiday from time to time but a trip away doesn’t need to come at a significant cost. With cheap travel, you can book a return flight to a number of locations across Europe for less than £80 – and then there are various websites that can help you to find low-cost accommodation. With budget airlines offering cheaper flights, it is now more cost effective to go abroad than to remain in the United Kingdom so get looking and get booking!

 

 

 

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