Cashback

Who’d have thought you’d ever get paid for spending your own money? Well, it’s true. You can and here’s how. You can earn money by shopping both online and in store and is always worth checking to see if cashback is available before purchasing anything. Even insurance, phone contracts and much more.

Online Purchases

Earn cashback and save money when you shop at over 4600 retailers both online and in-store. Topcashback is the UK’s most generous cashback site and is totally FREE to join. I’ve put TCB at the top of my list as it’s my most favourite.

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To show how lucrative TopCashback can be I’ve added a snapshot of my account overview below. You can see that the total amount of Cash back I have earned to date is almost £800. That’s FREE money on purchases I was already going to make anyway.

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Halfords Christmas Club

We all know that Christmas can be an extremely stressful time financially. Halfords are offering a fantastic scheme to make purchasing one of the bigger common gifts a little bit easier. Better still, they’ll store it for you until nearer the big day.

A bike is an expensive purchase at Christmas but where do you store it? Halfords have this all worked out.

See a bike you like on the shelf? You can then pay a £10 deposit to reserve the bike and they will store it for you until an agreed collection date.

You can choose to pay the remainder of the balance on collection of the bike or pay by instalments which are suited to you.

CLICK HERE to find out more and choose the bike you want.

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Warm Home Discount 2018/19

Warm Home Discount Scheme – Applications Now Open

Warm Home discount scheme applications are now starting to open. Check with your energy supplier to see if you are eligible to apply.  

The Warm Home Discount scheme (WHDS) offers a one-off payment of £140 (inclusive of VAT) towards the energy bills of households that need it most in England, Scotland and Wales.

The scheme was introduced by the Government in April 2011 and administered by energy suppliers. The discount is provided to eligible customers as a payment credited to their energy account, or as a £140 credit on their prepayment card or key, during the winter.

I have a couple of Links below to the application pages of some energy suppliers but if yours is not listed please do make contact with them                    

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Ring Video Doorbell Review

About a month or so ago, I contacted Ring UK to ask if I could review their video doorbell device. They were extremely kind enough to send me a device and a chime doorbell in return for my honest review.  Below are my thoughts on the device based on what I have experienced so far. Please keep in mind that anything I review on this blog is given honest feedback both good & bad based on my experience. Here is my review on the Ring Video Doorbell.

I was sent the device and really couldn’t wait to start using it. I eagerly opened my parcel and pulled out all of the contents. On first glance, it all looked a bit overwhelming and I did wonder if I would actually be able to install all of this myself but in fact, it was all too easy.

Now, I have to say that Ring has scored additional bonus points with me….They have actually thought of EVERYTHING! Not only do they provide plates to mount your ring device on angels i.e if you live at the top of some stairs or on an angle, you can mount the device to the angled plates, they provide all the necessary screws but here’s where the bonus points come in….They provided me with the drill bit, a mini spirit level and a screwdriver! So you don’t need to go hunting in your garage or shed for the right tools! 10 brownie points for you Ring!!

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How to survive a UK Heatwave

In very rare occasions the UK will just sometimes have a heatwave! yes…. it’s true! i’m not kidding you. When the UK Heatwave hits it’s all out for us Brits, shorts on, tops off (for the males that is,  I’d hope!) sliders (and socks?!) flip-flops, paddling pools, beers, BBQ’s and salads! A UK heatwave is a pleasant […]

5 Ways to save the Earth …… Without it costing the Earth

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Plastic Straws Ditch the plastic straws! Plastic straws are usually only used once and then discarded to landfill, they have a very short lifespan. Like other plastics, they never biodegrade and take hundreds of years to break down. Plastic straws are one such item and are ending up in our oceans by the thousands They […]

Kidzania Review

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On Thursday 8th March I had the opportunity to visit Kidzania with my 7-year-old daughter. Kidzania is located inside of the Westfield shopping centre in London.

KidZania is a safe and secure space for your kids to independently explore and learn all about the real world and is designed for children aged between 4 – 14. Having watched other families visit and vlogging it on their YouTube channel it was a place that we were both excited to visit.

On arrival, we made our way to the top floor where the ‘check-in’ desk is located, this is where you deal with entry into the attraction. The ticket is designed to mimic a British Airways plane ticket and it really feels like you are inside an airport especially with the nose of a giant British Airways plane sticking out of the wall.

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Gett Taxi Review and why I won’t use Uber again.

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I was the biggest fan of Uber purely because of the ease of getting a Taxi using an app on your phone and I didn’t need to carry cash. Since Uber has been axed in London and as a frequent visitor to London I was on the lookout for a similar app/company. This is when I found out about Gett.

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