Last updated: 22 February 2015
Taking your kids out for the day does not have to be expensive; Museums are often free and can be a great day out for the family.
Unfortunately, not everything can be free, but there are ways of minimising costs.
When booking, try and book online – tickets are usually around 10% cheaper. Also, make use of cashback sites, which often list deals.
Here are some of other tops ways to reduce the costs:
||Tesco Clubcard Vouchers: If you are collecting Tesco Clubcard points, then you can use your vouchers towards money off UK attractions.You can usually get a third off the normal price of the entrance fee. The vouchers can be used in places such as Alton Towers, Thorpe park, and London Zoo – to name a few.
||2 for 1 offers in London and the South: If you travel by National Rail, you can often take advantage of 2 for 1 tickets at a number of attractions. To get the offer, you need a valid train ticket (worth buying even if you are not using National Rail) for the date of your visit. Go to National Rail’s Days Out Guide here to see what you can take advantage of – you will need to print off a voucher to present with your ticket.
||Nectar Points: If you are collecting sweet Nectar points, then you can spend your Nectar points to buy tickets for UK Attractions such as Legoland, The Dungeons, or even the cinema. You can find out what’s available on the Nectar site here.
Reduce your grocery bill by 70% this summer!
The kids are off school and they are going to be hungry – inevitably, the next few weeks will see the cost of your weekly shop shoot up.
To help families keep the costs of food shopping down, MMM put Approved Food to the test, which can help slash the cost of shopping by as much as 70%.
There is of course one catch – the food is past or close to its sell-by date, but perfectly safe.
With a £30 budget, MMM managed to bag a fair amount – cereals, tinned food, sweets and treats, drinks and even laundry detergent and dishwasher tablets – the sort of things where you can generally ignore the date stamped on the product.
If you’ve tried reducing the cost of the grub by switching brands or shopping at discount stores but think you can do better, then try Approved Food – you’ll be surprised at just how much you could save on some store cupboard essentials.
New products are available everyday and there are some real bargains. For example, Sprite Zero 330ml for just 29p or a 2kg Reeses Peanut jar for just £2.99. There’s even stuff for pets, at more than 50% off.
MMM was really pleased with service and surprised at just how at just how much £30 would buy (see pic above/ instagram).
Although we would like to see Approved Food cut down on the cardboard packaging, the items arrived well packed and in excellent condition.
So, if you’re looking to save a few more pounds on your groceries, take a look at Approved food – you’ll be surprised at just how good the bargains are.
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