Be proactive – make your money go further!
There are plenty of good deals around to help you cut costs on everything from energy and finance to travel and entertainment, so it pays to do some research. Ask around, see what other people recommend.
Deals & Vouchers
You may no longer have a student card, but there are still plenty of ways to save cash whilst having fun:
For good offers in your local area, covering everything from food & drink to health, beauty & leisure:
Groupon TimeOut Wowcher
Eat out for less: Special Offers section of OpenTable
For cheap train travel, get a 16 – 25 Railcard or 26 – 30 Railcard, which will give you 1/3 off many journeys.
For travel promotions and days out: National Rail – Special Offers
Find out more:
Deals & Vouchers – Money Saving Expert
A wide range of deals, all checked by the MSE team
Internet Comparison Websites
Shopping around is easy with comparison sites, but do consult more than one, so you get a full picture of what’s on offer. These popular sites have a vast array of deals plus money saving tips and guides on how to reduce household bills, choosing and switching suppliers etc.
Couch to Financial Fitness – MoneyHelper
A step-by-step plan to build good financial habits & feel more confident about decisions
Tips, Tricks & Treats – Money Saving Expert
Take advantage of bargains, deals & loopholes
Money Makeover – Money Saving Expert
A plan to help cut bills
Other good sites for comparing the latest deals on energy, finance, insurance, broadband etc:
Travelling – Foreign Currency
Big banks and the Post Office don’t necessarily offer the best deals so do shop around. Check exchange rates and commission charges.
Avoid using your usual UK debit or credit card to exchange money or spend abroad – most give poor exchange rates and you may face extra charges; specialist travel credit cards usually offer a far better deal. But remember to pay back in full.
Don’t change currency at airports. Rates tend to be extremely uncompetitive!
If you are likely to travel again using the same currency, hold on to it rather than convert it back. Rates fluctuate and you lose each time you exchange.
Find out more:
Travel Money Max – Money Saving Expert
Compare the best rates for holiday funds