There are so many ways to save money if you put in a bit of time and effort. You can still have fun and enjoy yourself even when you’re on a tight budget.


1. Use Cashback Sites

Sites like Quidco and Topcashback will give you money for using their link before you make a purchase. It doesn’t cost you anything extra and is essentially free cash for just a few seconds of ‘work’.


2. Get Reading

Reading is a wonderful hobby and just because you’re on a budget you don’t have to miss out. Make use out of your local library where you can not only check physical books out for free but can read free books and magazines online via apps such as Libby and Overdrive. All you need is a local library card and you’re good to go.



3. Learn Something New

One of the great things about the internet is the sheer amount of free information out there. You can learn practically anything nowadays by just Googling it or watching Youtube videos. There are also free and cheap courses available on websites such as Alison and Udemy so you can learn new skills that in turn, you can sell for cash!


4. Grab a Bargain

Look for discount codes before you purchase anything by just doing a quick Google search or using a browser extension such as Pouch. If you’re after something from a particular website check to see if they offer a discount code for signing up for their newsletter.



5. Free Trials

You can take out free trials for so many things now like NOW TV and Netflix for TV and films to Simply Cook for meal kits. Be sure to take note of the sign-up details and cancel before you get charged if you don’t want to continue paying for the service.


6. Save Money on Food

There are so many ways to save money on food. A great way is to use a discounted food app such as TooGoodTooGo. To avoid shops throwing away food at the end of the day they offer a bulk lot of food to customers for a big discount. You can’t often choose what you get but it’ll be a bargain.

7. Do You Need It?

Ask yourself if you really need something before you buy it. If you’re not sure consider taking a photo of it and coming back to it a few days later. If you do decide you want it make sure you get it for the best price by shopping around.


8. Make a Budget

By making a budget and sticking to it you will know exactly how much money you have available. Whether you are looking to spend some money on travel or just the weekly food shop when you know how much you have to work with you’ll be less likely to overspend.