Some ideas on making your money go further

Trying to make ends meet is now a way of life for many people. The current economic situation is dire and many people are wondering if there is ever going to be that much sought after light at the end of the tunnel. There are however, tips that could help you make the most of the little spending money that you have, which could mean that you get to make cutbacks on things such as your weekly shopping and monthly utility outgoings.

Everyone has to eat which means it is often very difficult to reduce spending on your shopping bill. However, it is worthwhile knowing that there are a few small things that could make a big difference to the amount that you spend each week. Many supermarkets and high street stores offer loyalty card schemes, where you can build up points by shopping at the same place and buying your normal everyday things. If you sign up for a loyalty card the next time you do your supermarket shop, you’ll be able to start earning points straight away. Once you have accumulated a set number of points you will then realise that you can get money off certain products or you can make the points that you have gathered go even further by swapping them for coupons or rewards. In some cases you will be able to get money off going to the cinema or even a holiday away. It is the same with clothing retailers too, if you get on the website there will often be announcements on what bargains you can pick up. If you really want to keep a check on your finances, you will have to alternate where you shop and consider changing from the bigger named retailers to the smaller retailers. You will notice that there are fewer brand names on offer and isn’t as much choice but this isn’t a big deal when you have to save money. Eating out has now become a thing that you do when there is a special occasion and it shouldn’t be like that. There are also really big savings to be made if you head to the websites of various eateries. It’s worthwhile checking out the sites of Pizza Hut, Bella Pasta and others like that because they will announce offers and special discounts before you hear of it anywhere else.

The Daily Telegraph recently did an in-depth look into money saving ideas here –

It really is worthwhile shopping around, you could save a packet.