Monday, 10 January 2011

New Year - Money Saving Tips

Here's a great Guest Post from Veena, the founder of brand new VIPregnancy. Do find time to check it out - you may see a snap of myself and Kidder on there somewhere. See if you can find it!

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Hello and welcome to one of my first blog posts! I’m a presenter, founder of www.VIPregnancy.com and mum to a very cheeky 20 month old!

So Christmas has finished, your credit cards have been exhausted and your little ones are still going to need tons of new things for this New Year! Here are my top 5 money saving tips that can really help you make the most out of your hard earned money.

1) January Sales
I LOVE them and this is the time you can stock up for the year. Buy clothes for the little one for the whole year e.g. buy a winter coat that your child will grow into, shorts for summer etc… you will save a lot of money.

2) Sign up ASAP!
Maybe you’ve just found out you are pregnant – Congratulations!
As soon as you know you’re pregnant, sign up to every single parent club that you can! Some of the best ones are Boots, Pampers, Cow & Gate, Sainsburys…. You’ll receive free gifts and money off coupons. Remember to set up another email address where all the baby company newsletters can go to, otherwise your inbox will get bombarded!

3) Sell clothes
Buy clothes from Next, Disney, Designer stores etc and sell on ebay or gumtree after your baby has grown out of them. Clothes from shops like Primark are great to have but if you want to make a little bit of money from them, people are unlikely to buy.

4) Second hand
There’s nothing wrong with receiving hand-me-downs from friends or relatives. Also buying from charity shops, especially in richer areas – you may pick up a very good bargain and good quality clothes.

5) Be a savvy shopper
Before you go and buy anything on the high street, see if there is a discount voucher first on a site like myvouchercodes.co.uk. Compare prices online on pricerunner.co.uk and moneysupermarket.com.


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