Thursday, 29 October 2009

I have just found a site called that I thought I would share with you.

The site has so many ideas for themed bedrooms for both boys and girls that you really need to have a look if you are thinking about redecorating any time soon. I know a lot of people redecorate before christmas so you might even be planning to redo the kids rooms in th enext couple of weeks.

They sell everything that you could possible need for the room and it is grouped together by item and also by room theme so its easy to find what you are looking for.

I have found some lovely bookcases for my little girls room but if I hadn't just redecorated, I could have bought everything I need from the one site. has given me loads of ideas and I will definately be back when I decorate my little boys room.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Swap your old mobile phone for concert tickets....

Ticketmaster have just launched a new website called Ticketmaster mobile where you can recycle your mobile phone and get a Ticketmaster Gift Card in exchange, which can be redeemed against anything on the ticketmaster website.

It looks like a really simple process, all you do is check the value of your mobile phone on their website and then trade it for a Ticketmaster Gift Card. You will not only be making some money for yourself and helping divert harmful waste from landfill, you will also be helping Ticketmaster's nominated charities as they will pay £1.00 for each phone that you recycle.

Check how much your phone is worth here.

They also accept Ipods, so if you have an Ipod you want to swap, follow the same link.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Half Price Home Insurance....

At the moment Tescos have a brilliant offer on at the moment for Home Insurance. They are offering new customers 50% off the annual cost of your policy.

Get a quote here.

I think that the quotes are valid for 90 days as well so you don't even have to buy the policy straight away to benefit from the savings.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Free Orange Sim card with £5 credit....

Affordable mobiles are giving away a free orange SIM card with £5.00 credit on it.

Even if you already have a SIM card, you could get this one and only use it for Orange Wednesdays at the cinema.

Free SIM

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Save £££'s on your mortgage....

We have only recently bought our new build house, we knew at the time that it was a really bad time to sell but we couldn't wait to get out of our old house. It had a leaky roof, mould on one of the downstairs walls due to the fact that the house was so poorly heated, electric storage heaters as we had no gas and loads more things that meant we could not wait to get out of there.

Anyway, we were able to part exchange and now we live in an area that I am happy to bring my kids up in and we have a house that I love coming home to every night.

The only problem with this is the fact that in order to move, we accepted a lower than expected offer on our old house and now have a higher mortgage that is fixed, so we haven't benefitted from the lowering interest rates.

We aren't in a negative equity situation at the moment and I hope that it won't come to that but just in case I want to start overpaying our mortgage as soon as we are in a position to do so. Which definately is not at the moment due to our other debt.

I can dream though can't I.... I like to look at this mortgage overpayment calculater and see how much quicker I could pay my mortgage off if I paid just £50.00 extra a month. I could save thousands in interest and reduce my mortgage term by about 3 years.

Have a look at how much you could save here, I think you will be surprised and I hope it motivates you to pay a bit extra each month.

Special Offer - Eurostar tickets to Brussels or Amsterdam....

The Daily Times are running a brilliant promotion at the moment - Return to Brussels - £90.00 for two and Return to Amsterdam - £130.00 for two tickets. You can travel between the 4th August and the 30th November this year.

In order to qualify for the special offer price, you need to have four passwords from the Daily Times or the Sunday Times. I know that yesterday's password was Explore and the Sunday Times published two passwords today, Destination and Connections. So all you need is one more password from tomorrow's newspaper. I will try and get one and let you know what it is if I do.

You can find more details about the special offer here.

Have a moneysaving break this summer!

EDIT: The remaining word that you need is chocolate.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

£5.00 off when you spend £15.00 at WHSmiths

WHSmiths have a printable voucher on their website at the moment for £5.00 off when you spend £15.00 on Kids books, arts and crafts or outdoor activities.

Valid next week so its just in time for the summer holidays....

Click here for voucher.

There's also one on the same link that gives you 20% off back to school stationery but its a bit early for me to be that organised.

Save Money - Pay by Direct Debit....

I pay all of my bills by Direct Debit as I am too forgetful to remember to pay everything on time but there is one other advantage if you choose to pay your bills this way - It actually saves you money.

In fact, according to research recently completed by Bacs Payment Schemes, if you opt to pay your utility, telephone and television bills by Direct Debit rather than other methods you could save up to £230 a year.
Their findings confirm that by using the same company for your gas and electricity and making your payments by Direct Debit, you will save almost £100.00 compared to someone using different companies for their energy and paying by a different method.

The same thing applies if you get your digital TV and broadband from the same company. If you do this and pay by Direct Debit you could save around £60.00.

By paying a landline phone bill by debit, you could get an £18 yearly saving and paying a magazine subscription by Direct debit could lead to savings of up to £16 a year.

Some mobile phone companies include an extra charge on your bill if you don't pay by Direct Debit which means that you couls save a further £36 by setting up a Direct Debit to pay this bill.

Direct Debits also help you to budget as they are generally taken monthly so you know exactly how much will be coming out of your account each month and it is easier to budget for the bills as you can spread the cost.

So not only will you be more organised, you will also save money.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Make some easy extra money....

I registered with a company called Saros a few months back and they have just sent me an e mail link to a survey that they asked me to fill in for them. It took me about 20 minutes and they have just deposited £5.00 in to my Pay pal account.

You need to register with them and you will get the occasional e mail asking you to complete a quick questionnaire, usually for a £5.00 payment.

They also register your details in case they have any focus groups taking place in your area, these involve a bit more time and the payments are between £30.00 and £100.00 for this.

You can register here.