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Can You Still Save Money Doing a Booze Cruise to France?

The so-called booze cruise, whereby British people make a short trip to France to stock up on alcohol, is still very much in operation. Of course, the major factor that affects the amount of people doing booze cruises is the relative strength of the Euro compared with the pound. A year to 18 months ago, there was a mini surge in the booze cruise phenomenon, mostly down to the Eurozone

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Can Laser Eye Surgery Save You Money?

In the UK, an estimated 68 per cent of the population wears some form of corrective lenses, whether these are glasses or contact lenses. Between recommended annual eye exams and the price of updating prescriptions, the cost of corrective lenses adds up.…

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Buying Kitchen Appliances on a Budget

Buying your kitchen appliances on a budget might seem as easy as seeking appliances at the best prices, but this isn’t always the best way of doing things. To truly run your kitchen appliances on a budget, it’s best to look at the long term cost of the appliances you’re buying.

By seeking appliances with the best energy ratings, you can save yourself money in the long run; less efficient …

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Redecorating on a Tight Budget

If your home is starting to feel a little stale, maybe it’s time to consider redecorating, to spruce things up a bit. If you’re considering redecorating and are worried about the cost spiralling out of control, here are a few handy tips of how to redecorate on a budget.…

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Five Money-Spinning Ways to Recycle Clothes

Many of us have huge money stores just waiting to be tapped into. All we have to do to access them is walk upstairs and throw open our wardrobes. Hanging before us is likely to be a stash of garments we once loved and some we never even wore. They cost money, plenty of money, but they are also worth something. And if you know how to move them on, …

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Rip Off Britain Look at Printer Ink

The BBC’s Rip off Britain is a good watch (if you happen to be watching TV at 9 in the morning on a weekday) for money savers. Ninja money savers like you and me might find it a bit basic but its worth a watch. This weeks programme had some interesting items including a pretty good look at comparison sites, which basically came to a similar conclusion as us about …

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Deal Zippy ( – Money Saving Site of the Week

In the first of our new weekly features showcasing the best UK money saving websites the spotlight is on daily deals comparison site Deal Zippy.

Daily deals can be a great way to save money if you use them to buy things which you would have brought anyway (rather than just for splurging on luxuries!) but one of my biggest annoyances with Deal sites like Groupon is the excessive …

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Tips for Saving Money on Your Home Renovation

Whether you need more living space and are looking to convert a cellar or attic, your existing bathroom or kitchen are long past their best, you’ve decided to embrace open-plan living and transform two rooms into one, or you simply want to give your home a thorough modernisation and makeover, it’s possible to save money on your home renovation by following a few simple rules and making the odd (but …

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Do cheap flights really exist these days?

In the golden age of cheap flights in the early noughties where new low cost carriers were popping up all over the place, desperate to get a foothold on the lucrative pan-european air travel market you could regularly find yourself flying to some unpronounceable, ex-soviet bolt hole for a weekend break for the spare change in your pocket.…

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How Much Does it Cost to Move House?

Not withstanding the extortionate cost of buying a new home in the UK, how much is the actual process of moving house going to cost?…

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