Cocktails in the Clouds without Sky High Prices

Would you pay £26 for these cocktails?

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Thrifty Clair’s Top Tips & Tricks!

This post contains lots of the little things I do to save money on a day to day basis. These little things have helped me change my spending habits, pay off debts and save to buy my first house. So if you want to start your debt free or saving journey, start by reading this post!

Thrifty Clair’s Top Tips & Tricks!

I have been inundated with questions about my money-saving since a few articles were shared online yesterday and in The Manchester Evening News and Daily Express today. I’ve decided to put together a mega post of all the thrifty things I do to save money so you can start saving to!

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 

Sauvignon Blanc for £3.18 a bottle…

Mountain Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc is usually £4.75 a bottle at Tesco; it is currently on offer for just £4.25. I’ve bought this wine a few times before and it’s  quite tasty and refreshing. I’m a sucker for a pretty bottle too and it certainly doesn’t look or taste like it’s a budget bottle.

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Tesco also have the ‘Buy 6 get 25% off’ deal on wine at the moment. This deal is only supposed to works on bottles priced over £4.35 each. For some reason this deal is still working on the discounted Mountain Vinyards Sauvignon Blanc. This takes the cost down to just £3.18 per bottle!

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The minimum spend for online grocery orders is £40 (less than that incurs a £4 charge). Delivery prices start at £1 or you can opt for free click and collect. You might be able to make further savings if you have any Clubcard vouchers available to use! I’m not sure if this would work in store but it might be worth a go. Don’t forget, if you order an item online and the store has run out, you will get a substitution of greater value so there is always a chance of ending up with an even better bargain.

You can also add a free box of Special K Nourish (£3.99) using the code: GRKLGY and a free loaf of  Hovis Wholemeal bread (£1) using the code: GRGMNL. Both items can be claimed by entering the code at the checkout; this is the same place you add Clubcard voucher codes.

Happy shopping,

 

Thrifty Clair x