There are lots of ways of having fun without needing to break the bank. As you probably remember we're great advocates of having fun while still working towards the financial goal of getting that pesky mortgage gone! You can do all the scrimping and saving in the world, but the one thing you SHOULDN'T scrimp on are life experiences - don't be putting all those places you want to go and things you want to do off into the future, we none of us know what life has in store for us!
|Seafront Airshows - all yours for a few £'s in a bucket!|
Another good way of saving money on days out is using vouchers - T*sco Clubcard Rewards (now known as "Clubcard Boost") maximise the value of your ClubCard vouchers by giving back anything up to 4 x face value for a whole range of days out, experiences and even rail and ferry travel. We've visited Wildlife parks, Steam Railways, the Imperial War Museum and even the Good Food Show for a fraction of the normal price using these. Drive down the cost still further by taking a packed lunch and your own soft drinks for a picnic, or at the very least grab sandwiches from a supermarket on the way - not as cheap (or as tasty) as making your own from scratch, but sometimes more convenient, and still almost certainly cheaper than you will pay once inside your chosen attraction. If you travel long distances by train regularly a small flask will come into its own very quickly - piping hot tea or coffee made as YOU like it, and no nasty paper cups! At around £1.70 a cup for a drink at the station, the flask will pay for itself in next to no time!
|Raptor Foundation - visited using Clubcard Rewards Vouchers|