Share your money-saving tips!


(Nick) #81

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.


(Dan) #82

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.


(Andre Borie) #83

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).


#84

Swagbucks? Dull and monotonous but isn’t a con unlike some


(Dan) #85

Yeah I used them before but for some reason I didn’t like them. I use e-Rewards. Been pretty good so far.


#86

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)


(Phil) #87

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.


#88

My collegeue made around 700£ one year

In a mixture of amazon surveys, vouchers and cash


(Jack) #89

Great future saving here for those of you with Welsh Student Finance :woman_student::man_student:. Knock £1,500 off your loan for basically paying back £5 before the repayments start.


(Sacha) #90

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.


(Starling Guru) #91

Does this work if you use Apple Pay though?


(Sacha) #92

Apparently it does according to their website, although as I tend to use an Oyster card I can’t personally confirm that.


#93

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.


(Matt ) #94

Just beware Commuter Club was a pain in the arse to leave


(Ben) #95

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.


(Peter Shillito) #96

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.


(Simmy) #97

Limit fast food to once a week, and finish all your food in the kitchen before buying more


(Jack) #98

Nice to see you limit it to once a week rather than zero a week, got to treat yourself :yum:.

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.


(Tom is my hero. Not that one. ) #99

Shame it doesn’t work with an Overground ticket that has an oyster attached. I might need to look at changing my ticket up :smiley:


#100

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.

https://toogoodtogo.co.uk