Do you already own a previous generation console? I have an Xbox 360 so all my gaming history is rather locked in to that ecosystem, meaning I’d pretty much have to buy an Xbox One if I were to get in on the current generation. However if this was my first console (or I’d skipped the previous generation or two) I think I’d go for the PS4, as it seems to have the better exclusives.
PS4 it is! If by previous console you’d accept the original PlayStation 1 then yes I have a previous console. Best console ever imo.
I’d go with PS4 just because their business model is about “sell you a console, sell you games, profit & repeat” where as Microsoft is getting more and more evil by turning to data collection & advertising (see the Windows 10 carnage).
Swagbucks? Dull and monotonous but isn’t a con unlike some
Yeah I used them before but for some reason I didn’t like them. I use e-Rewards. Been pretty good so far.
You tried prolific academic? They give out real cash instead of vouchers to complete academic surveys. Cash out with circle pay to avoid fees (over £20)
Has anyone every sustained a decent amount of money with surveys?
I’ve been doing YouGov surveys for about 2yrs maybe averaging one a week and not even got the initial £50 pay out yet. I don’t bother wasting too much time on them.
My collegeue made around 700£ one year
In a mixture of amazon surveys, vouchers and cash
Great future saving here for those of you with Welsh Student Finance . Knock £1,500 off your loan for basically paying back £5 before the repayments start.
One tip for those in London would be to sign up to Train Reeclaim - https://www.reeclaim.co.uk/
You connect your Oyster card to it and then it scans the journey history and automatically submits refund claims for (tube) delays of over 15 minutes.
I probably get around £10/month back in credit for delayed journey refunds. You can get this credit transferred to you as a cash payment into your bank or alternatively get the credit off the cost of any future ticket bought online on the TfL website.
Does this work if you use Apple Pay though?
Apparently it does according to their website, although as I tend to use an Oyster card I can’t personally confirm that.
I use a number of the tips already mentioned. Here are a few which I don’t think have been mentioned yet
https://www.joinpouch.com/ - Browser extension that alerts you to relevant voucher codes and deals as you visit online merchants. One annoyance - it pops up a deal for WeSwap when you visit community.monzo.com. Not sure why - perhaps a problem in their database.
https://rewards.microsoft.com/ - Get reward points for searching using Bing instead of Google. Points can be redeemded for various gift cards
https://www.commuterclub.co.uk/ - Get annual travel pass (cheaper than weekly or monthly) without paying upfront. Haven’t used myself but seems useful for people who can’t get this through company schemes.
Just beware Commuter Club was a pain in the arse to leave
If there any Audible users out here, go to the ‘Cancel your subscription’ page, and they will immediately offer you 3 months at half price.
This seems fairly standard with the majority of subscriptions (I did this with Graze ages ago and then left completely) as long as you’ve been with them for a few months before you try.
Limit fast food to once a week, and finish all your food in the kitchen before buying more
Nice to see you limit it to once a week rather than zero a week, got to treat yourself .
Regarding the use all your food (which is a great tip. Lots of money is wasted on throwing things away)… This site is handy for finding meals etc to create from random items you have left:
Just click the fridge icon and choose what you’ve got.
Shame it doesn’t work with an Overground ticket that has an oyster attached. I might need to look at changing my ticket up
Too Good To Go
Too Good To Go is the app letting you save food that is - you guessed it - too good to go! Instead of stores throwing away their delicious unsold food, you can use our app to be a waste warrior and rescue it at a great price. The best part? You’re also helping the environment! Simply order and pay through the app, then collect your food and enjoy.