Wednesday, 3 September 2014

My top #ThriftyFamily tip

If you had to give just one thrifty tip for family living what would it be?  This is something that Scottish Friendly asked me.  They are currently encouraging people to share their #ThriftyFamily tips with them on twitter with the chance to win £100.

Scottish Friendly launched the #ThriftyFamily campaign with Louie Spence this week. Over the coming weeks Louie will demonstrate some of his favourite money saving tips with a series of videos. These videos will be posted daily via Scottish Friendly’s Vine, Instagram and YouTube accounts.

The best tip will be awarded with a £100 My Rewards card prize at a glittering online ceremony on 25th September (full Ts & Cs here).    

I thought long and hard about this and I have loads of thrifty family tips.  

One would be to always use cash.  
Another would be to always plan your purchases.
Meal planning was high on the list.
Never shopping when you are hungry would be in my top ten too.
Second hand is not second best - Buying preloved can save you a pretty penny. 

All these are great tips, which will save you money as a family, but what would my number one tip be?  Well you will have to watch this really short video to find that out (it is only 15 seconds)!

I would love to know what your top #thriftyfamily tip would be.  Leave it in the comments and I will do a blog post sharing them all in a few weeks.

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