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- Use a slowcooker for cooking stews
View tipUsing a slow cooker to make a stew is both easier - you can leave it to stew while you're at work all day - and cheaper. It costs around 10.5p to use a slow cooker for around eight hours, while using an oven will cost far more at 30p for one hour.
G. Wright - Glasgow
- Don't buy bottled water
View tipfill up a re-usable bottle with tap water. Not only is buying bottled water bad for the environment, it is also expensive. Lobby group Tapwater.org claims that the average UK consumer gulps their way through £25,000 of bottled water in a lifetime. Furthermore, an estimated 30% of supermarket bottled water is tap water anyway.
H. Firr - Surrey
- Follow retailers on social networking sites like Twitter
View tipAmazon, Asos, eBay and Debenhams are some of the retailers who tweet about their latest deals or sales on their website and in store.
K. Feller - Didcot
- Make your own drinks
View tipMaking your own juices and smoothies with a blender or juicer will save you the expense of buying these drinks in the shops.
L. Edwards - Huddersfield
Money Saving Tip of the Day
Wait for the sales
Do you have your eye on a must have item which is a little bit out of your budget range? Wait for the sales. So often items we desire are reduced by at least 30% when stores offer seasonal sales so if you want to save money, be patient.
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