Ten Valentines Dates for Under a Tenner!

Shane and I don’t really celebrate valentines day although we have done in the past. Instead, we use it as an excuse to eat some lovely food and drink a bit of wine. If you did want to mark the occasion but don’t want to fork out loads, here are ten things you can do for under £10!

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Back to Basics

I’ve been thinking about when I first started saving money back in 2010. I realised that maybe some of my money saving techniques – like bulk buying, cashback apps, Groupon deals and printing coupons – won’t work for everyone so I want to take it back to basics…

Wedding shoes for less than a tenner!

I bought my wedding shoes from Quiz back in November for £9.99 and rather than the traditional white or ivory colour, I’ve gone for a navy blue pair. If coloured shoes aren’t for you I have some fabulous alternatives that are even cheaper than my pretty pair!

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Tastecard trial + £5 Pizza Express gift card for just £1

I’ll keep this post short: you can get a Tastecard 2 month trial for just £1 and you’ll also get a FREE £5 Pizza Express gift card! It’s well worth getting but if you do DON’T FORGET TO CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION BEFORE THE END OF THE FREE TRIAL.

The gift card is sent with the Tastecard welcome pack. I ordered mine on Sunday and it arrived today. I will cancelling mine in the next few days as you’re still able to use the card until it expires. It’s a foolproof way to avoid being charged the thirty-something pounds that a normal membership costs!

If you want to get your own bargain Tastecard click HERE!

Happy Black Friday, 
Thrifty Clair x

Everything £5!

If you’ve never used everything5pounds then today is the day you should give it a go. New customers can get £5 off by following this link but don’t worry if you’re an existing customer you can still get further savings. If you use the code MSE5 you’ll get 5% off plus free delivery, that means your items wills £4.75 each delivered! The code expires on Monday though so be quick. 

Everything on e5p is leftover stock from some well known high street stores. I’ve had plenty of items that have come from Miss Selfridge, H&M, Primark, New Look and more. All the items have the labels cut out so it’s not always possible to tell where they have come from and some items are unbranded. It is possible to find out which retailer it’s come by checking the washing instructions label as they can’t cut those out for obvious reasons. Last year I bought a wool coat and had no idea where it was from until I checked if I could wash it. I found that it was a Red Herring coat from Debenhams, after that I did a bit of research online and found that the coat was originally sold for £90 and then in the sale for £25 so I’d got an absolute bargain! 

There can be some items that end up being poor quality or cheap material but you can return items for a refund. At £5 an item it’s definitely worth a gamble. I’ve ordered so many things over the years and have had loads of items that I love and only a few that I’ve been disappointed in. I find it’s great for workwear and handbags plus you can get some amazing one off items like dresses, coats and boots.

The way to get your hands on the best stock is to keep your eye on the everything 5 pounds Facebook page. Every day they add an album of the new arrivals that are going to be added to the website the next day. If there’s something you like it’s worth keeping your eye on the website the next day ready for the new arrivals going live. The best stuff goes really quickly so it’s worth being ready to order and checkout straight away. 

My most recent ordered was for a pair of charcoal jeans. I’ve never ordered jeans from there as I often struggle with sizing, I used the MSE5 code so thought it would be worth a gamble for £4.75. I really hope they fit, if not I’m sure one of my friends will inherit them. I think you should definitely have a look at what e5p has to offer, you can treat yourself without breaking the bank.
Happy Shopping, 
Thrifty Clair x 

Ladies that Lunch… on a budget!

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Home Decor on a Budget – Upcycling!

Everyone wants to have the perfect home with beautiful furniture and accessories. Unfortunately, it can cost thousands of pounds to get the looks you see on Instagram and Pinterest! I currently live in a rented house and have bought a few bits and pieces to try to make it feel more to my style. I’ve managed to do this on a budget by buying things second hand and upcycling them!