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Save Money With idealo This Christmas [AD]

October 8, 2019

Last updated on December 22nd, 2019 at 10:33 pm[Ad] October is here!  It is raining, cold and that can only mean one thing:  it’s nearly Christmas!  Ok, maybe you weren’t thinking quite that far ahead but now is the perfect time to start planning for the festive season.   One of the biggest costs of Christmas is gift-giving.  More and more people are searching for ways to reduce their expenditure this festive season.   Starting early is key to getting the best prices and idealo.co.uk is a great website to help you compare prices and get great deals.   Why should UK consumers be comparing prices when shopping? There is a simple answer to this: if you don’t, you are giving your money away.  The money that you have worked hard to earn and that you want to spend on your family and friends.   Plus, thanks to websites like…

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How To Make Money With UserTesting

September 12, 2019

Last updated on December 13th, 2019 at 10:29 amI came across UserTesting about a year ago, when I was on the hunt for side hustles that I could do once my children were asleep.  I looked at all sorts of options but UserTesting is one of the favourites.   If you’ve got a computer or phone then you can make money with this side hustle.  And my guide here will have you up and running in no time.   What is UserTesting? UserTesting is a website that companies use to get feedback on their websites or software.  They contact UserTesting to get people to try out their systems so they can make improvements or check that they work properly.   That is where you come in.  UserTesting then shares these “tests” with their “testers” (you!) and you provide the feedback that they need to get their products running efficiently.  …

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5 Ways You Can Boost Your Quidco Cashback [AD]

September 5, 2019
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My very first article on this blog was a beginner’s guide to Quidco.  I loved it then and I still love it now.  But the way I earn my cashback has evolved over the years.   When the concept of cashback first came into the world people would turn to websites like Quidco to earn money on big one-off purchases.  And you can still do this, but if that is all you are doing then you are not maximising what this site has to offer.   Therefore, I have compiled a list of my top five ways you can boost your cashback with Quidco.   Get signed up I’m putting this one right at the top because it is the most important.  There’s no point reading the rest of this post if you’ve not even signed up yet.   In case you don’t know Quidco is a way to earn…

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What Preparing To Travel Taught Me About My Spending Habits

August 8, 2019

Last updated on December 18th, 2019 at 10:00 pmI feel a bit like a broken record with this one, but we are about a month away from jetting off for a year of travel.  With the kids!   Now we haven’t even set off yet, but I’ve learnt a lot about how I think about my money and even more about how I spend it.   The process of review your savings, income and packing up your home makes you acutely aware of what money you have and how you have been spending in the past.   Luckily, I have always lived a frugal lifestyle and, of course, been savvy about money and budgeting.  Therefore, I enjoyed the challenge of deciding how much money would we need for our trip.   What I wasn’t prepared for was a change in how I spend and how I view the things I…

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SUMMER GIVEAWAY with UK Money Bloggers

August 1, 2019

Last updated on March 1st, 2020 at 03:07 pmI am so excited to be able to bring you another UK Money Bloggers Giveaway!  This time it is our Summer Giveaway and it is bigger and better than the last.   After the huge success of our Easter Giveaway, we decided that it would be great to offer something similar in the summer.  And what better time to do it!  The summer holidays can be expensive so you could bag yourself one of SIX awesome prizes.   With the competition closing at the end of August, if you win, you could find yourself in receipt of one of five prizes, just as the kids go back to school.  What a treat eh?  All that luxury to yourself!  Just make sure you hide the evidence from the kids.   All the details on how to enter are below.  Take a look at…

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Looking After Your Pennies is an eco-friendly personal finance blog written and managed by Charlotte Jessop.


I write on a variety of topics including frugal lifestyle, eco-friendly living, money making ideas and generally how to make your money go further.

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