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SIX TRICKS SUPERMARKETS USE TO MAKE YOU SPEND MORE

 

 

You get to the supermarket checkout and you begin to wonder how one earth a trip for milk and a loaf of bread turned in to a £20 purchase!  If that’s you then read on because it happens all the time and it often has nothing to do with willpower – more like soft manipulation to get you to spend.

 

Supermarkets have years of incredible marketing expertise which they take full advantage of to get you to turn a one item purchase in to a many item purchases.  Of course, these marketing ‘tricks’ have been around for years but if you are on a budget or want to cut down on your grocery shop to save up for a holiday then it’s best to arm yourself with the knowledge to recognise what is happening and avoid falling in to the trap of spending more of your hard-earned cash than you wanted.

 

Below are some of the tricks supermarkets use to convince you to spend more…

 

Floral and Fresh Baked Goods

There are two smells that always welcome you in to a supermarket, one is freshly cut flowers, the other is freshly baked goods.  The look and smell is just wonderful, in fact they may even put a smile on your face with such a sensory overload.  The reason they are there?  These goods are often the highest price margin for the supermarket, put here when you enter as the smell often activates your salivary glands which in turn is more likely to make you impulse buy!

 

Essentials are hidden

Remember that pint of milk and bread you went in for?  Well, it is often hidden near the back or end of the store.  The reason for this is that the supermarket want you to walk through the whole store just to get them –tempting you to buy other items on offer as you make your way to the item you came in for.

 

Healthy versus junk

Fresh fruit and vegetables are often at the start of your shop.  The reason for this is that if you purchase these items at the start then you won’t feel as bad when you come to the junk food, so you will feel just fine purchasing biscuits because this balances with the fruit and vegetables you bought earlier.

 

Aisles

I don’t know about you but I find myself blindly walking up and down the aisles without deviating at all.  The supermarket counts on us doing this, which is why they often change where products are located – again to make us walk round more of the store to tempt us to buy.  The higher profit items are often placed at eye level – how often have you searched for a supermarket own brand of cereal only to find it at the bottom, hidden behind a pillar?  Now you know the reason for this.

 

Another one to watch out for in the aisles is the kid’s eye level.  Yes, they strategically place products aimed at kids at their level so they will often pester parents to buy them.

 

Music

In October (not close enough to Christmas yet) it gets on my nerves the Christmas music you hear in stores but supermarkets often play music, but have you noticed how slow it is?  The idea is that slow music makes you take your time wandering round the store, viewing more products, and ultimately buying more.  Research has also shown that playing classical music can lead people to buy more expensive items.

 

Loyalty Cards

While I love loyalty cards, I know deep down that the store is probably benefiting more than I am but who can resist a discount or money off?  So, while a loyalty card will give you money off the main reason a supermarket wants you to use it is so they can track your spending habits and learn more about what you buy and when.  Have you noticed that at times the till will spout out a money off voucher for toothpaste when you’re about to run out?  Well now you know how they keep you coming back to buy toothpaste!

 

 

So, know you know why a visit to the supermarket for milk and bread can turn in to a major shop.  If you want to avoid these manipulation traps you can try some of the following:

 

  • Pay with cash – just bring along a few pounds, that way you certainly won’t overspend. Having a debit or credit card can often be tempting so leave it at home.
  • Never shop on an empty stomach. When you’re hungry you will be tempted to buy all around you from savoury to sweet – try to avoid grocery shopping when hungry.
  • Write a list. Lists are great if you stick to it.  The more you work with the list system the easier it will become to avoid the tricks of supermarkets.

 

I hope that now you are armed with the knowledge and skills you can avoid supermarkets manipulating you in order to spend more than you had ever intended.

 

Happy grocery shopping.

 

Elf x

 

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5 TIPS FOR NEW BLOGGERS

 

So you have taken the step to set up a blog, read my HOW TO SET UP A BLOG TO MAKE MONEY post and are thinking what should I consider as I start writing and developing my blog?

 

Well, this post is for you.  I haven’t been blogging that long at all but on my journey I have made some great decisions, other times I have made some mistakes but above all I have learned a lot in a short space of time.  So below I have pulled together some tips which I believe as a new blogger it is important to consider.  This is by no means a definitive list but just a little guide to get you thinking.

 

Be Friendly & Make Friends

Blogging can be a lonely at times, especially when you sit in front of your computer or your journal and plan your schedule.  This is more true when you are just starting out which is why it is important to consider your support networks and all social media platforms to make it easier to network with others on Facebook and Twitter.  A great way of making new friends is to reading and comment on other blogs.  The strength of blogging lies with the wonderful community that has built up over a common interest – invest part of your time in this.

 

Social Media Linking

Having a blog is just awesome but you also need to link every post you write with other social media platforms to ensure your post gets out there to increase your readership.  So, at the end of each blog post ensure you have activated your social media icons so people can share your article but also make sure you promote it too – have a read of my blog post on promoting our blog posts on social media here – it will pay dividends.

 

Build up your Subscribers

I will be writing a longer post on this over the next few weeks but in the meantime a great tip is to make it easy for your readers to subscribe when a post goes live, there is nothing worse than having to click through many pages to figure out how to subscribe!  Make it easy for your readers – you want them to come back time and time again.

 

Reply to Comments

When people take time to read your post it is great, when people take time to read your post and comment – that is truly awesome!  Ensure you reply to comments in a timely fashion, it is a great way to make friends, gain new readers and interact with your audience.

 

Be Yourself

You may think this is a strange thing to say but it is true.  Being yourself means you are offering your readers something unique – your insight in to what you are blogging about.  It also ensures your blog posts have some personality to them, they are being written by a real person!  Above all, be yourself and have fun!

 

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WHY EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE AN EMERGENCY FUND

Today I have another fantastic post from George who runs the blog Retired Broker.  You can follow George here.

 

 

The word “emergency” originally comes from the Latin “emergere” meaning “appear”, in the case of an “emergency fund” it really does mean something that needs to appear pretty quick because you need to lay your hands on some cash straight away.

 

 

From the first time you are given pocket money as a kid, you are told to not spend it all at once, but to save some for use later. The phrase “save for a rainy day” is one I remember being bombarded with from my parents, it never made sense to me as we lived in the UK and pretty much every day was a rainy day. I learnt later that it wasn’t meant to be literal. Saving, however, is not easy – and never has been. The calls on your cash from everyday life are difficult enough to meet without adding further pressure on yourself by trying to save. But saving is worth it in the short, medium and long term. And here’s why…Something will go wrong in your life that will need cash to put right. Notice I said “will” and not “might”. This is because I really did mean “will”.

 

 

If you drive a car, then there are an almost infinite number of things that can go wrong with it, at virtually no notice either, from punctures to flat batteries and cracked windscreens to having to pay insurance excesses. All these mishaps will need immediate attention if you want to carry on with getting to work or taking the kids to school. And it will cost. If you own anything with a plug on it, then it can, and almost certainly will, go wrong. TV, computer, washing machine or Kirby trouser press; all of these essentials (ok, possibly not the trouser press..) will cost to replace or repair. If you have children, then the cost of unexpected school trips and unexpected damaged uniforms are actually to be expected. Got a dog? Can you guarantee that your canine friend won’t ever munch your favourite shoes? Got a house? Has it got guaranteed “non damageable ever under any circumstances” guttering? I thought not.

 

 

To meet these challenges of everyday life there are pretty much only two options. You take the necessary cost from savings or you hit the credit card or take a loan. By far, the first option is the cheapest. But how do you save? The simplest way is to treat saving as an essential bill. If you can get into the mindset whereby putting a little money away each payday is a bill you have to pay, then it becomes a bit easier. Most current account providers will happily arrange for a savings account to be set up side by side with your current account. Arranging an automatic transfer into the savings account on the day you get paid couldn’t be easier. If the account provider offers you a card so you can easily make withdrawals from it, say no! Make it a bit awkward for yourself to withdraw money from your savings account. You’ll be surprised how soon you’ll give up trying if you have to put some effort into getting the money out!

 

 

If you are the type who will go the extra mile to do things just that bit better, then you can look around at the various Monthly Savings Plans that the banks and building societies provide. Some of them even pay (by current standards) an almost acceptable rate of interest. Researching these accounts is really easy using any of the comparison sites available online and setting up a regular deposit into them is also very easy as well.

 

 

Having an emergency fund is a necessity, because emergencies will appear just when they are least expected. Wouldn’t it be great to feel just a bit smug for planning in advance rather than feeling miserable for not?

 

 

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HOW THIS SIMPLE STEP DOWN TRICK COULD SAVE YOU £000’s

 

 

‘Step-down’ is a process of identifying less expensive purchase alternatives.  Instead of cutting out an item (for example, eating out a restaurant or buying clothing), find a way to purchase it for less or get it for free.

 

You can think of spending as a descending staircase, with steps going down from the most expensive way to buy an item (top step) to the least expensive way to buy something (bottom step).  For example, if you consider clothing.  A five-step staircase might look something like this.

 

 

1st Step:  Expensive department stores or speciality shops

 

2nd Step: Mid-price department store or outlet

 

3rd Step: Discount department store

 

4th Step:  Second hand stores / Ebay / Car boot

 

5th Step:  fREE from sites such as Freegle / family / friends

 

 

 

I highly recommend you try this process out and see how much you could be saving.

 

Happy Saving!

 

Elf x

 

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THINGS YOU CAN SELL OR DO TO MAKE EXTRA CASH AFTER CHRISTMAS

 

 

Money can be tight when the festive season is over so below I have noted some of the things you can sell and where to make some extra cash or things you can do to make some cash.

 

  1. Old DVDs, Books and LPs

You can either flog them altogether on the likes of Music Magpie or you can list them on Ebay.  After all if you no longer use the items there is  no point in cluttering up your home.

 

  1. Make things to sell

If you are good at arts and crafts then get your creative juices going and make items you can sell.  To get some inspiration have a look at etsy and set up an account with them today to start selling your lovely handmade goods.

 

  1. Offering a Service

Do you like pets?  Are you good with figures?  You could become a pet sitter, a dog walker or offer your services as a book-keeper.  Why not register with People per Hour and start  applying for contracts.  You too can register here and start making extra money.

 

  1. Old/Vintage Clothes

Vintage clothing is so popular with some vintage dresses selling for over £30 per dress on Ebay.  Get hunting through your wardrobe, you mum’s wardrobe and your gran’s wardrobe!

 

  1. Turn your hobby in to cash

Keen photographer?  Start selling your photographs or advertise your photography service on Gumtree.  You can do this for any hobby.

 

  1. Start a Blog

I would encourage anyone and everyone to set up a blog.  The potential for making money is fantastic – although it will take a little time to get established but if you follow along with me as I post about how I am currently undertaking this, you will certainly do great!

 

The first step though is register with TSO Host to get your blog started.  Some articles that will help you out:

 

How to set up a blog to make money

How to monetize your blog

How to get free stuff in exchange for blog reviews

 

  1. Complete surveys

Prolific Academic is a survey site but with a difference, it is mainly used by researchers from universities so the surveys you complete are that little bit more interesting – in my opinion anyway!

You are paid in cash so get registering today and find out how much you can make during your lunch break!

 

  1. Mystery Shop

A great way to make extra cash is to mystery shop.  To find out about mystery shopping view my blog post here.

 

  1. Join ClickWorker

As well as completing surveys another way of making some extra cash when you have a few minutes is completing tasks through ClickWorker.

 

  1. Earn Vouchers

You can also earn vouchers as well with SwagBucks.  Swagbucks is a paid to click website which offers numerous tasks for you to do, some of these are surveys, daily polls and searching online.  Another great opportunity to save up vouchers for birthdays and Christmas.

 

Happy selling!

 

Elf x

 

 

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10 THINGS I’M DOING RIGHT NOW TO SAVE MONEY

 

As well as making extra cash I am also taking steps to cut down on my expenditure.  The cost of living continues to rise and with some wages not keeping pace with inflation coupled with rising costs it is important to overhaul spending too.

 

I’ve read so much about living a frugal lifestyle that it now appears to be so cool – that must be a first for me!

 

In my quest to be more frugal this is up I’m up to:

 

  1. Yellow sticker hunting. Yellow sticker hunting is when supermarkets reduce food with you’ve guessed it – yellow stickers!  These are often items that have best before the day you are shopping.  The best time for me to go is around 7pm when they reduce the items the most.  If you buy bread at this time, it’s a good idea to freeze it if you don’t intend using it all .  You really can get some excellent bargains. Why  not visit your local supermarket and see where they keep the reduced section.

 

  1. Buying second hand clothing. It’s not just something I have been doing recently, I have always done it.  I love vintage items so the best way to buy them is in charity shops or car boot sales. You don’t have to visit a charity shop if you feel a little weird about it – why not visit Ebay or your local Gumtree site?  Here you will also find people selling clothes including kids clothing – after all they grow so fast so why not save yourself a little money? These are fantastic ways to cut down on the cost of your wardrobe – call it going vintage!

 

  1. Never buy anything online unless I go through TopCashBack or Quidco. If you buy anything online don’t until you go through these two cashback websites.  I have saved so much the past year getting back over £200 just for going through these sites.   Cashback can be requested in to your PayPal account or your bank account – you decide.

 

  1. Take home extra condiments. This is probably classed as a bit extreme but each to their own I say!  If we do go for a treat and there are jam or sauce condiments left at the end of the meal I take these home.  They come in really handy if you run out of jam or sauce at home!

 

  1. Planning meals and Using Grocery Apps. We draw up a weekly menu to help cut back on our groceries, it means we only buy what we need when we go shopping.  This also helps us to reduce food waste.  We also use cashback grocery apps.  These are fantastic as some items end up being free.  I highly recommend reading my article on cashback apps:  How to get money off your grocery bill by using apps.

 

  1. Grow your own. I am not a great gardener it has to be said but I do try and have become successful at growing herbs and salad leaves.  They grow without much effort in pots just at the back door or on the windowsill.  If you fancy giving it a go buy some seeds from your local pound shop together with a few plant pots and give it a go.  You could also team up with family and friends to swap seeds.  Honestly it is so satisfying when you grow something that you put on your own plate!

 

  1. Go for supermarket own brands. I have to admit to doing this on a regular basis and for a number of years.  I never really could get used to being brand loyal when it came to things like beans!  In fact when we switched to own label brands we found that some items tasted much nicer.  During your next shop why not swap just a few items to see how it goes?

 

  1. Keep fit without joining a gym. I hate gyms, but I hate paying for gyms even more!  There was a time when I paid a monthly fee and didn’t bother going.  I might as well have thrown the money down the drain.  Why not try keeping fit for free?  There are so many couch to 5k clubs about or walking groups you could try.  Alternatively you could download an app that will take you through an exercise programme.  The key is to set yourself small challenges like walking the stairs instead of the escalator or getting off one bus stop early to walk the rest of the way.

 

  1. Use coupons and vouchers. I love shopping with vouchers / coupons.  By keeping your eyes peeled in newspapers or magazines or indeed product websites you can save yourself hundreds on items. By registering with TopCashBack or Quidco you can also search for coupons or vouchers there too!  Also remember to take advantage of store reward cards.

 

  1. Stop being a loyal customer. I hear it all the time, oh I would never leave (insert name here), I’ve been with them for years. I have to say this is one category where I have also saved a lot of money over the years and that’s switching providers for insurance, broadband, TV, mobile, gas and electric.  Don’t be loyal to one company – shop around.  Indeed you may find if you shop around and find a better deal then you go back to your current provider and explain you are ready to leave them for a better deal – more times than not they will match the deal!  Why  not visit Go Compare and find out how much money you could save by switching some of your providers?

 

These are the ways in which I am saving money at the moment.  Why not give them a go and let me know how you get on.

 

Happy saving!

 

Elf x

 

 

Also why not visit a few of my other posts on how to increase your income:

 

 

WANT TO KNOW HOW TO SET UP A BLOG TO MAKE MONEY IN 3 EASY STEPS?  VIEW THE POST HERE.

INTERESTED IN KNOWING HOW TO MONETIZE YOUR BLOG?  READ MY BLOG POST HERE.

WANT STUFF FOR FREE TO REVIEW ON YOUR BLOG?  READ MY POST HERE.

WANT TO MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR OLD RECEIPTS?  READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE.

WANT TO EARN GIFT VOUCHERS?  READ MY REVIEW OF SWAGBUCKS.  

INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT DOES AND HOW YOU CAN MAKE MONEY?  READ MORE HERE.  

WANT TO GET PAID FOR COMPLETING SURVEYS?  READ MY POST ABOUT PROLIFIC ACADEMIC HERE.

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5 THINGS I’M DOING RIGHT NOW TO MAKE EXTRA CASH

 

 

Just a little over a month ago, I decided that if my family and I were ever going to get to have a holiday then I needed to seriously look at my income and expenditure.  I continually re-evaluate our expenditure but I wanted ways to increase my income at the same time as holding down a full time job.

 

I eventually came up with several ways of increasing my income, these I am doing now and would encourage anyone who is looking to make extra cash to also consider doing some if not all of them.

 

Currently I am undertaking 5 things that I believe will eventually help me achieve my goal of taking my family on a holiday.

 

  1. Blogging

My love for blogging I hope is evident to you.  I would encourage anyone and everyone to set up a blog.  The potential for making money is fantastic – although it will take a little time to get established but if you follow along with me as I post about how I am currently undertaking this, you will certainly do great!

 

The first step though is register with TSO Host to get your blog started.  Some articles that will help you out:

 

How to set up a blog to make money

How to monetize your blog

How to get free stuff in exchange for blog reviews

 

 

  1. Working as a virtual assistant

A Virtual Assistant is someone who helps out a business or business owner remotely – which is why it is referred to as ‘virtual’.  The assistant aspect is quite straightforward – if you think of a project assistant or a personal assistant – you will get the idea.

 

I registered with People per Hour and have started applying for contracts.  You too can register here and start making extra money.

 

 

  1. Mystery Shopping

I adore mystery shopping but only if the mystery shop meets my criteria which is

 

 

  • Where is it? If it’s on my way great, if not would it cost too much in petrol to get to the location?
  • Is it something I can made use of like a jumper or piece of jewellery?
  • With restaurants, am I able to take someone with me or do I need to complete the assignment on my own?

 

 

To find out about mystery shopping view my blog post here.

 

 

  1. Joined ClickWorker

As well as completing surveys another way of making some extra cash when you have a few minutes is completing tasks through ClickWorker.

 

I highly recommend if you are wanting to increase your extra income that you diversify your income streams.  So joining ClickWorker is another great way of making extra income.

 

ClickWorker is an excellent site for making extra cash.  The jobs are diverse and varied which requires you to complete small jobs from writing tasks, reviews, surveys and proofreading assignments. It is a very varied site and it can be very rewarding.

 

 

  1. Answering surveys

Answering surveys is a great way of making extra cash and vouchers.

 

Prolific Academic is a survey site but with a difference, it is mainly used by researchers from universities so the surveys you complete are that little bit more interesting – in my opinion anyway!

 

You are paid in cash so get registering today and find out how much you can make during your lunch break!

 

You can also earn vouchers as well with SwagBucksSwagbucks is a paid to click website which offers numerous tasks for you to do, some of these are surveys, daily polls and searching online.  Another great opportunity to save up vouchers for birthdays and Christmas.

 

 

So that is what I am up to at the moment to make extra cash.  I do hope you find something that inspires you or helps you earn extra cash.

 

Happy Money Making!

 

Elf x

 

 

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WANT TO MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR OLD RECEIPTS?  READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE.

WANT TO EARN GIFT VOUCHERS?  READ MY REVIEW OF SWAGBUCKS.  

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EARN EXTRA MONEY FROM CLICKWORKER

 

As well as completing surveys another way of making some extra cash when you have some time is completing tasks through ClickWorker.

 

I highly recommend if you are wanting to increase your extra income that you do a number of things so joining ClickWorker is another great way of making extra income.

 

ClickWorker is an excellent site for making extra cash for a number of reasons.  The jobs are diverse and varied  where you are required to complete a variety of tasks from writing, writing reviews, completing surveys or proofreading assignments. It is a very varied site and it can be very rewarding.

 

You decide which jobs you want and choose those you are most interested in.

 

Payment for each job is displayed alongside the task that is required, although this is in Euros you can use a currency convertor to see how much it is in sterling but it really is up to you to decide which task you would like to complete.

 

There is a payment threshold of £5 for payment in to your PayPal account or £10 if you want it paid in to your bank account.

 

The sign up process is straightforward but does ask you to complete a number of assessments to qualify for jobs so it’s worth doing this as soon as you sign up.

 

I highly recommend you join ClickWorker now and start earning extra cash now.

 

Happy ClickWorking!

 

Elf x

 

 

WANT TO KNOW HOW TO SET UP A BLOG TO MAKE MONEY IN 3 EASY STEPS?  VIEW THE POST HERE.

INTERESTED IN KNOWING HOW TO MONETIZE YOUR BLOG?  READ MY BLOG POST HERE.

WANT STUFF FOR FREE TO REVIEW ON YOUR BLOG?  READ MY POST HERE.

WANT TO MAKE MONEY WITH YOUR OLD RECEIPTS?  READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE.

WANT TO EARN GIFT VOUCHERS?  READ MY REVIEW OF SWAGBUCKS.  

INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT A VIRTUAL ASSISTANT DOES AND HOW YOU CAN MAKE MONEY?  READ MORE HERE.  

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HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM SURVEY SITE PROLIFIC ACADEMIC

Prolific Academic is a survey site but with a difference, it is mainly used by researchers from universities so the surveys you complete are that little bit more interesting – in my opinion anyway!

 

What is also different about Prolific Academic is that after you answer some pre-screening questions at the very beginning of registration you then don’t get screened out of any other survey, you are then just given the surveys you are eligible for rather than like the other survey sites out there where you have to answer about 10 questions only to be told you are not eligible!

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PAYMENT

I earned £5.50 for a couple of surveys over the past few weeks and this very evening completed two more surveys for £1.50.  Payment is made via Paypal once you reach the threshold of £5.  Payment is made by your own request so you can build the pot up to when you need it.  After requesting payment of my £5.50, it was in my Paypal account within a day or so.

I have started again and I am hoping to save the money from the surveys for birthdays and Christmas 2017 – well you can never be too early saving for Christmas with two teenage boys!

 

HOW TO GET STARTED

I highly recommend signing up for Prolific Academic now, their studies are interesting, there is no screening out and the payment for the time taken is excellent.  The cashing out process is quick and easy and the staff are very helpful if you have any queries at all.

Why not register here and have a go?  Just remember you will need to check the site on a regular basis as they don’t email when new surveys are waiting.

 

Happy money making.

 

Elf x

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HOW TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR GROCERY SHOPPING

In my quest to not only increase my income to save for a family holiday I also have to look at my outgoings so I have researched and used cashback apps over the last 6-12 months and am going to share these with you now.

Today it is difficult learning how to budget your family income, especially if you are a newlywed or a first time mummy and have bills you never expected but I know with a little planning you can make your money go further – even on a small budget so you can save up and buy the things you really want!

Over the past while I have saved hundreds by using cashback apps, although it does take a little bit of planning before you go but trust me, it really is worth it.

 

How does cashback apps work?

Put quite simply they give you back money you spend on items that they have listed on their app.  The difference between the app as opposed to a coupon is that you need to buy the product first before getting your money back.

Each app has a different selection of products with some even offering 100% cashback – making the item free!

Alternatively sometimes you can combine the cashback with coupons which will give you an even bigger saving – I will be writing about coupons in a later post so keep checking the blog.

 

 

How do I get started?

First you need to download the app to your phone and register.

CheckoutSmart

First download the app from the link here.  The cashback offers can be valid for in-store and online but there are terms and conditions for each so check carefully.  There is also an expiry date on the purchase – again check this carefully.

First look at what offers are listed on the app, buy the product and then take a photo of the receipt, upload it and get the cashback credited to your account.  Once you reach the £5.00 minimum payment you can transfer the amount to either your Paypal account or your bank account.

 

ClickSnap / Quidco

In order to access ClickSnap you will need to sign up to Quidco, just click here.  Once you sign up to Quidco, download the ClickSnap app.  Once you enter the app you will see a selection of what is on offer.  You purchase the product, take a photo of your receipt, upload it and cashback is credited to your account.  You can withdraw your cash once you reach £1 and this can be paid either via your Paypal account or your bank account.

 

TopCashback Snap and Save

Again download the app from here and set up your account.  Buy the product you are looking to get cashback on, take a photo of your receipt, upload it and get the cashback credited to your account.

 

Shopitize

Download the app from here.  Each cashback offer can only be redeemed once per offer period.  They normally change each Tuesday.  Purchase any of the products you wish to have cashback on, scan the barcode (I would suggest doing this instore to make sure you have the correct product), take a photo of your receipt, upload it and get credited for the cashback amount.

Once you reach £4.00 you can transfer your cashback to either your Paypal account or your bank account.

 

Shopmium

Download the app and if you wish to sign up with my referral code KMHECCCP you’ll also get cashback for a FREE Green & Blacks Organic chocolate bar!  The site is straightforward, the products you can claim cashback for are listed, purchase the product, scan the barcode, take a photo of your receipt and upload, credit is normally within the hour and is automatically transferred to your bank or Paypal account each claim you make.

 

GreenJinn App (for iphones only)

Download the app, register, select what kind of coupons you are interested in and hey presto cashback options will appear on your phone.  Please note GreenJinn only works in Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

 

Happy money saving.

Elf x

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