Yes. I am tight. You know when you drive past Next dead early and you see people queueing up outside at 6am? That's me that is. I get up. Jump in the car and am back home in time for breakfast with a vast amount of half price clothes. OK some might say my children do not really need 12 similar style tops but for gods sake. THEY WERE HALF PRICE!
I relish getting something cheap, something on offer or the dream of; cheap, on offer, 3 for 2, I can get some sort of points on my loyalty card AND I can use a £5 voucher. Ohhhh I'm excited just thinking about it! I get vouchers sent to my phone, in the post and I often have a sneaky look on-line for offers when I am (meant) to be watching the kids at soft play. You may think I am alone in such a venture. But no. Mother is the same. Together at Christmas and birthday times it almost becomes a 'special offer off'. "You see that, that cost £3 and should have been £29.99" we shout as people open their gifts. I believe it is highly irritating.
Mummy paid 2p for all of these (probably)
So here are my top ten bargain buster tips. And rules I live by in order to save money. Well in order to save money, to spend on other cheap crap.
- Join any kind of loyalty scheme going. Seriously any. They often send you fab vouchers and let you know about sales in advance.
- Some say it mad? I say it's genius. Queue up outside for the Next sale. Seriously. There are much better things on offer in store than on line. Do it once. It's liberating and weirdly a bit exciting.
- If you get coupons sent through. Always pop them in your purse. You never know when you might need them
- Annoying little leaflets that come through for supermarkets often have vouchers on the back.
- With said vouchers you can split your shopping up into different transactions and use a few for on the same shopping trip.
- Get birthday and Christmas presents when you see them throughout the year. Yes this is a ball ache. But see if nice in laws or rents will hide them for you.
- NEVER buy clothes full price in supermarket. Literally every three months? They do a 20% off sale. Seriously. They do!
- Don't be ashamed with using numerous vouchers as one time. I care not if there is a queue ten deep. Wait my friends whilst I try and save £6 on my shampoos.
- Think seasonal. I have clothes for my kids stored away I have got in sales pretty much till next summer.
- And finally. Ever so often buy something full price. And get a bit cross with yourself to help you remember buying stuff cheap is ace!
Go forth and save my children!