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Important Christmas & New Year Dates

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Last Postage Dates

Royal Mail last recommended posting dates for UK and international letters and parcels.

For worldwide and HM Forces postal dates, visit the Royal Mail website

Tax Credits Payments

Attendance Allowance, State Pension, Carer’s Allowance, DLA, ESA, JSA, PIP, Pension Credit

Universal Credit

Child Benefit

Most Child Benefit payments are paid on a Monday or Tuesday and with Christmas day being Wednesday this year, most Child Benefit payments will not be affected. For clarity, I have included a table of payment dates below.

Win 1 of 8 Christmas hampers with the UK Money Bloggers!

December is here and it’s totally OK to talk everything Christmas now and what better way to start December than with the UKMB 3rd collaborative ve Giveaway. SavvyMumUK has teamed up with 79 other UK money bloggers to take part in our biggest ever giveaway. With a huge prize fund of £400 and 8 chances to win a prize! Shere are eight Christmas Afternoon Treats with Flowers M&S hampers up for grabs, worth £50 each. That means eight lucky winners will receive a hamper in time for Christmas! Read more

17,000 Followers!

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I can’t believe i’m writing this and I write it with tears of happiness.

Today, 5th November 2019 I reached another milestone of 17,000 followers on my Facebook Page SavvyMumUK.

That’s 17,000 individual people. wow! I remember when I hit my first 100 then first 1000 and I was extremely overwhelmed at that. Then I reached a huge milestone of 5000 and that took the wind out of my sails so you can only imagine how I am feeling right now.

A huge thank you has to go out to you. My readers. My followers. Especially those who have followed me and supported me from day 1. Day 1 being 14th September 2015 for the SMUK facebook page.

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TopCashback Trick or Treat Giveaway 2019 – Clue Answers

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It’s that time of the year for TopCashback Trick or Treat Giveaway 2019 just in time for Halloween.

The first thing you will need is a Topcashback account. If you don’t have one don’t worry. You can quickly register HERE. It takes just a few minutes. Once you are registered you will be able to start entering the giveaway plus you can start earning cashback on your future purchases.

You’ll soon be on your way to earning £100’s of cashback on any future purchases and with Christmas on the approach, there is no better time to register. You’ll kick yourself when you soon realise how much cashback you could have earned before……but let’s not dwell on that.

You can even earn cashback on insurance policies and tv/broadband/phone subscriptions too.

So, you’re registered! Let’s get winning ..

For Halloween 2019, TopCashback has launched its Trick or Treat giveaway. There is £10,000 to be won which is broken down into over 35,000 instant win cash prizes of up to £100 and then a fantastic £1,300 for one lucky winner.

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Win 1 of 5 M&S afternoon Tea hampers worth £50 each & more!!

A huge welcome to our Epic summer giveaway. I have teamed up with a number of other bloggers from the money blogging community to bring you a fantastic competition. Below is all the information you need. It would be lovely if one of my readers won one of the fantastic prizes available. There are SO many ways to enter the competition and multiple opportunities to win. Remember, the more you take part in the better chance of winning you have.

This summer, some of the UK Money Bloggers have come together to offer you the chance to win one of six M&S hampers. We have five hampers worth £50 each plus one £20 hamper to give away. Keep reading to find out how you can enter.

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About

As a busy mum of two, I know first hand how difficult it can be to juggle finances and the daily struggle to make ends meet. My mission is to seek out the best money saving and money making techniques and pass them on to you. You might think the odd coupon or discount code is hardly likely to break the bank but you would be surprised – My money has noticeably gone a lot further since I adopted new money-saving habits. Everything I know and learn is available for you to read on this blog. This blog is a great platform for me to share all of this information with you.

I am a 34-year-old mum to Amy-Olivia who is 8 and Jenson who is 14. Being a mum to a teenager brings daily challenges and the need for the latest sports gear, game or piece of technology is ever growing. My 8-year-old is not in this phase yet and so I still enjoy buying her the lovely girly outfits and hair accessories but I am sure the time will come that she too will be asking for the latest trends. We don’t often get much time together as a family. Day trips and family holidays are rare but with the money making techniques I am learning I am hopeful these can be but towards some family treats.

As well as this blog I have a fantastic Facebook Group where you can interact and take part in the many conversations and activities. You can find the group HERE. You can also find me on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram.

IMPORTANT: This blog or the information within is for guidance only and should never be taken as professional advice. You should always seek professional financial advice or that of a professional organisation if you are in any kind of financial difficulty or hardship.

Why I love to enter competitions and have I ever won?

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Almost 2 years ago I came across a video on YouTube from a certain lady called Di Coke. It was a prize unboxing video. Intriegued, I continued to watch the video and was amazed by the amount of prizes she was winning from her hobby of entering competitions.

I’d entered the odd competition in the past but as a pessimist I always thought they were a bit of a con and only a small percentage of competitions were genuine and had legitimate winners. In particular ever since OFCOM fined both ITV and BBC for unfair conduct when running competitions. I generally thought if they were cheating people out of winning at competitions then anyone can.

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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 […]

Flagship Housing: Incompetence & Lack of compassion

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On Friday 20th October 2017 our family received the devastating news that my uncle (mums brother) passed away at his home in Newmarket. He was found by a close friend late on Thursday 19th October. The police were called to the property and of course, it was their duty to inform his family in Coventry.

Tony moved away from his hometown in Coventry many years ago to pursue his career as a professional Jockey. All of his relatives still reside in Coventry, almost 100 miles away. The hardest thing I’ve ever had to witness is my mother and uncle (Tony’s brother) having to wake my grandmother up early Friday morning and break this awful news to her.

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