How to Get More for Less
There’s no denying the fact that money doesn’t grow on trees, and trust me, if it did, I would have found that tree by now and bled it dry! Because of this rather sad state of affairs, we have to work damned hard for our treats, and whilst working hard and playing hard is a good motto to live by, you can still find ways to experience more for less money, if you’re a little careful and a little cheeky.
No, blagging isn’t lying, it’s a different twist, so don’t be worried about it! We’ve all heard about the girl who blagged her way into a posh club by pretending she was someone’s sister, or the guy who bagged himself a free trial of a new phone by pretending he used to work for Microsoft – you know the drill. What I’m basically getting at is you have to be cheeky, and if you’re asking for discount or something for free, you have to own the blag – you basically have to believe that you’re going to get it, and then hope for the best. If you don’t ask, you don’t get!
Make use of handy apps
The line that ‘there’s an app for that’ really does ring true in terms of saving money, especially when it comes to voucher code apps. My Voucher Codes is a great example of getting something for less money, and it’s really a case of checking the app for what deals there are on the day, before heading there and saving your hard-earned cash! Meals out, drinks, haircuts – you name it.
Trials are your friend
Sign up for free trials of gadgets and cosmetics to get something for free, and you might even get to keep the gadget or product at the end of the trial.
Beauty can be free (or at least cheaper)
If you have a local college which runs beauty courses then you will more than likely be able to go there and have a haircut, colour, or beauty treatment for a much discounted cost. Why? Well, basically the students are practising on you, but don’t worry, they’re not let loose on the general public until they know what they’re doing, so you’re in safe (and supervised) hands!
We’re still embracing e-Bay
Most websites have their day and are never heard from again, however e-Bay doesn’t seem to be falling into that category, which is great news for saving money! If you want to update your wardrobe, head online and find your ideal outfit for a hugely discounted price – one person’s junk is another person’s treasure!
There are endless ways to get more for less cash, and as you can see from these few suggestions, it’s really a case of thinking outside the box.
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