To win this iPad 2 I have to write a blog post about ways to save money. I saw this competition and thought this relates to me so much and I have such great tips to share with you all.I’m trying to win an iPad 2 in the iSave, iWrite, iPad competition from PlayPennies.com!
You see, I love holidays. Going abroad to beaches, sun, amazing sights and just far far away from British weather. Its all I look forward to the whole year.
But like many ladies and men alike, I love shoes, bags and just SHOPPING!
So I have two simple rules I follow so I can have the best of both worlds; holidays every year and some delicious heels.
(1) Weekends are the only days of the week when we go out, have some me/us time, but often people end up going shopping as a 'day out' and willingly let complete strangers take their hard-earned whole week's wages. So the key tip I will give you is go out and enjoy your weekend, but find new places with NO shopping required. Take fixed spending money or create a budget for your day out. For example with £15 my other half and I, on one hot summer's day, went to a corn maize maze (and got very lost) as well as had lunch of jacket potatoes and ice cream. All within our £15 budget. Remember shopping trips are never purchase free, so rule number one is...
DONT GO SHOPPING FOR THE SAKE OF A DAY OUT
(2) A second way to save money is buy only what you need. It sounds very unoriginal but its the oldest trick in the book. And it works! Buying bargains that might come into use later or just because its cheap is no way to save money. Make a shopping list- add perhaps one want but stay within a reasonable budget. Therefore the last rule is..
GO SHOPPING WHEN YOU NEED SOMETHING, NOT WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING
So there you go. When your saving up for something special, whether its a new baby, car, house, an exotic holiday, a pair of Loubs or a Fendi bag, follow the two simple rules and let the dream purhases come to you.
Good Luck watching you pennies