The ultimate money saving honeymoon

DH spotted this story in today's Telegraph. A couple collected enough cans and bottles to pay for their honeymoon flight. They took them to a Tesco recycling centre and converted the club card points which they earned into air miles. This is truly impressive money saving.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3140821/Couple-scavenge-for-recycling-rubbish-to-pay-for-honeymoon-with-air-miles.html
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  • savemoney
    savemoney Posts: 18,127 Forumite
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    wow that's truly amazing
  • Cinny91
    Cinny91 Posts: 6,022 Forumite
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    Wow! Just goes to show really!
  • ashbart
    ashbart Posts: 465 Forumite
    Fantastic story!
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  • poorbutrich
    poorbutrich Posts: 1,349 Forumite
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    I've never seen one of these machines at any of the Tesco stores I've ever been to?! Anyone know where you might find one?
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  • I've just checked Tesco's website as I would most definitely use one these machines if it were near me (Reading) but unfortunately there isn't one locally!

    Here is the list of stores with Recycling Machines:

    Amersham
    Andover
    Baguley Extra
    Baldock Extra
    Basildon Extra
    Borehamwood Extra
    Gloucester Brockworth
    Burgess-Hill
    Cannock
    Cheshunt Brookfield Extra
    Chicester Extra
    Cirencester Extra
    Crawley Extra
    Crewe
    Gatwick Extra
    Harlow
    Hatfield Extra
    Havant Langstone Harbour
    Hayes Bulls Bridge Extra
    Greenford Hoover Building
    Bolton Horwich Extra
    Hucknall
    Ilkeston Extra
    Irlam Extra
    Lakeside Extra
    Lea Valley Extra
    Leicester Wigston
    Long Eaton Extra
    Loughborough Extra
    Meir
    Osterley Extra
    Pitsea Extra
    Portsmouth North Harbour
    Rainham Extra
    Romford Extra
    Royston Extra
    Shrewsbury Extra
    Southampton
    Southend Extra
    Stafford Extra
    :DBelly by name, JELLYBELLY by nature! :o
  • poorbutrich
    poorbutrich Posts: 1,349 Forumite
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    I've just checked Tesco's website as I would most definitely use one these machines if it were near me (Reading) but unfortunately there isn't one locally!

    Here is the list of stores with Recycling Machines:

    You are my star! :A Thanks for doing that! Funnily enough my local Tesco IS on that list - I must put my glasses on and look more closely next time I'm there!

    Thanks again :D - am off to collect cans!
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  • Cinny91
    Cinny91 Posts: 6,022 Forumite
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    On GMTV this morning there were a couple who got their wedding for free, they bartered and got the reception by the bride offering to work shifts and the groom promising free plumbing. I didn't watch it because I had to go to work but it looked good!
  • poorbutrich
    poorbutrich Posts: 1,349 Forumite
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    Funnily enough my local Tesco IS on that list - Thanks again!

    I spent a very pleasant half hour putting cans in the machine - very therapeutic! Quite a long way to go before I'm off to New York though!
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  • They should put more of those types of recycling machines at all main stores, as the incentive to get clubcard points or get them turned into holidays might make more people think about recycling ;) If I had one of those that gave me points then I'd think me and my dad would be there all the while. What a bargain on the honeymoon though.:rotfl:
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  • When you plan your honeymoon, start right at the outset. Make a list of what you want and don't want during your vacation. This will help avoid extra expenses, especially when looking into honeymoon packages.
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