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    • MrsTinks
    • By MrsTinks 27th Sep 17, 10:20 PM
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    Most unexpected money saving tip!
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    • 27th Sep 17, 10:20 PM
    Most unexpected money saving tip! 27th Sep 17 at 10:20 PM
    Today I was chatting to some of my work colleagues and we were chatting about money saving and bargains as you do... One of my co-workers was amazed that because I did a particular online course that I only paid about £15 I had qualified for an NUS card and now get student discounts for a year...

    Whilst not earth shattering then he was blown away by this (I'm slowly converting everyone to MSE hahaha!) - but I made me wonder what weird, unexpected and quirky money saving tips have you come across - or even what was SO obvious to you but blew someones head when you educated them

    I'd love to hear if people have quirky tips out there!
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    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 11th Oct 17, 2:07 PM
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    Is this just EE mobile, or does it apply to Broadband too?
    Originally posted by Katgrit
    Im not sure tbh, I only got the mobile on there - check out health service discounts - some really great savings
    • MSE Andrea
    • By MSE Andrea 11th Oct 17, 2:27 PM
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    Go have a browse around the world food section at the supermarket! Some brands are way cheaper than the ones you normally recognise and are just as tasty. Tinned tomatoes, noodles, sauces etc
    Originally posted by Fireflyaway
    Absolutely!

    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/deals/deals-hunter/2017/05/16/supermarket-world-foods-aisle-cheaper-same-product-different-section/

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    • EssexHebridean
    • By EssexHebridean 11th Oct 17, 2:32 PM
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    We were discussing money saving tips at work the other day, and a colleague said "a bottle of champagne weighs the same as a melon."

    Took me a moment to realise what she was on about.
    Originally posted by bearcat16
    Might be sensible to point out to her that shoplifting is shoplifting regardless if it's a melon or a bottle of champagne, then!

    Great tip about splitting the shopping - another one here it had simply never occurred to!
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    • EssexHebridean
    • By EssexHebridean 11th Oct 17, 2:35 PM
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    NHS staff can sign up to NHS discounts, NHS Staff Benefits and all armed forces, NHS & Emergency Services can sign up to the Blue Light Card - lot's of lovely discounts!

    Also just discovered the Yolt App - all your banking, spending habits in one place. Been using it for a few weeks now and am raving about it to anyone who will listen lol!

    HTH

    L Xx
    Originally posted by MrsLWW
    Those serving in the Forces have a discount scheme open to them as well - check out DiN for details.
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    • MrsTinks
    • By MrsTinks 16th Oct 17, 4:30 PM
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    Someone suggested a list for presents and who gave them so you can regift safely that seems quite a good idea to me!
    I’m a fan of regifting (although usually any unwanted presents are donated to school fairs )
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    • EssexHebridean
    • By EssexHebridean 17th Oct 17, 11:27 AM
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    For a keen reader without pretensions a box of charity shop paperbacks can be a very well received present.
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    • Happierdays
    • By Happierdays 17th Oct 17, 11:43 AM
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    I would LOVE that as a gift! Love books! (It would replace all the ones I got rid of after reading marI kondo tho! ) seriously, a good idea though for any bookworm
    • FatVonD
    • By FatVonD 17th Oct 17, 1:35 PM
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    For a keen reader without pretensions a box of charity shop paperbacks can be a very well received present.
    Originally posted by EssexHebridean
    I'll second this!

    I bought a pile of retired library books for my DS one Christmas when he was small, I think I paid about 30p each and you get much better titles, selected by someone with an actual interest in the subject rather than the same old, same old titles that seem to be stocked everywhere.
    Make £5 a day in December £54.94/£310 (November £322.28, October £288.52, September £374.30, August £223.95, July £71.45, June £251.22, May£119.33, April £236.24, March £106.74, Feb £40.99, Jan £98.54)
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