Becoming a Homeowner – One Year On

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This time last year I was walking into the estate agents to collect the keys to our house. After years of saving and months of paperwork, the moment I collected the keys was actually a huge anticlimax. There were no party poppers or anyone ringing a bell, not even a shake of a hand… the lady simply handed me an envelope containing a key. Despite the lack of ceremony, I was elated that the wait was finally over.

Suddenly that year has flashed by and we have made the house our home. Looking back at the whole process has made me realise that I learnt a lot, so here are my tips for anyone saving to buy, or buying, their first house…

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Thrifty Clair’s Top Tricks and Tips!

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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!

Cashback Apps – Mythbusting

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I know lots of people are sceptical about cashback apps and I’ve heard so many opinions on them from people that have never used them. So I’ve busted five common myths about using cashback apps to hopefully convince you to download one and start saving!

An Absolut Bargain!

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I love a bit of deal stacking and these offers allow you to get a bottle of Absolut Vodka Juice Edition – Strawberry for just £6.50 rather than the usual price of £16! Here’s how…

Thrifty Thursday – How to Create a Gift Hamper for Less!

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This is a brilliant little hack that is perfect for creating a special gift for Mothers Day, birthdays or for Bridesmaid proposals. My Thrifty trick costs just 89p and looks brilliant…

DIY Wedding Flowers

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According to Hitched.com, the average cost of wedding flowers is £1200-£1500! To keep costs down I’ve decided to buy artificial and to make my own bouquet. My total cost for all our wedding flowers was a very Thrifty £70!

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

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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