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Unforgettable Mother’s Day on a Budget

Mother’s Day is a beautiful celebration in the name of the matriarch of your family as well as a general honoring of motherhood and the influence of mothers in society. If you want to make this day extra special for the woman who raised you, but you’re worried about your budget, we got your back! […]

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Very Wallet Friendly Valentine’s

Are you looking forward to Valentine’s Day, but you’re worried about funds? You don’t have to compromise romance for money! This blog post will give you plenty of ideas on how to spend your Valentine’s Day in the sweetest way possible and not over-spend. Home Rendez-vous You can start by spoiling your partner with a […]

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10 best places in the UK to Watch The Fireworks on Bonfire Night

Put on your hat, gloves and grab some sparklers, it’s Bonfire night! Get ready for a mad night full of thrills and amazing fireworks. Where in the UK is the best place to spend it?  Here’s our pick of the 10 best Bonfire night celebrations in the UK.  Remember, remember!   The fifth of November… East […]

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20 Last Minute Cheap Halloween Costumes

Not got yourself sorted for Halloween yet? If you’re going to (or throwing) a costume party, you’ll need a fantastic outfit to make the hoards of spooky folk running around hideously jealous. You may also to need to dress up the kids for trick-or-treating. If you need to source a last minute costume, but don’t […]

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Your Guide To The Best Halloween Movies And TV Shows On Netflix

Halloween is just around the corner, so now’s the time to start scaring yourself silly with some of the best horror movies out there. Thankfully the days of having to venture out into the cold to rent movies are over – Netflix has filled that void, allowing you to find the best movies and shows […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Going To Oktoberfest This Year!

As you’re probably aware, Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival. It’s held in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, lasts at least 2 weeks, and attracts over 6 million people each year. For many of us, it’s a lifelong dream to go – what’s stopping you? Here’s everything you’ll need to know if you decide to take […]

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How To Avoid The Kids In The School Holidays

This summer has been unrelenting, and for those with fairer skin, spent mostly indoors. But now the haze of summer is drawing to a close, it’s safe to leave the house without risking sunburn. The trick is to avoid the swarms of children on holiday for the next month. For those of you without children, […]

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The Top Five UK Holidays This Summer!

Every family needs a break, but like most, you might be worried about being able to afford a holiday this summer. We say that’s hogwash! Don’t believe that a nice beach holiday is only possible abroad.  Here are five incredible destinations to visit in the UK that are well within budget! Bournemouth Did you know — Bournemouth beach has […]

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Father’s Day on a Fiver

Mother’s Day has been and gone, and now its time to panic buy your Dad a gift this Sunday! If you are still unsure when it is, it’s on Sunday 17th June this year. The problem is, you want to get your Dad something special, but you don’t want to get him yet another novelty […]

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Five Foolproof Ways To Get Into Festivals For Free!

Festivals are expensive. Most of the biggest festivals in the UK are around £200 for a weekend ticket, and that doesn’t even include the cost of accomodation, travel or food! According to research by MSN, the average British festival-goer will spend £405 a year attending festivals: a cost which is unaffordable for many. Luckily, there are some […]

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Five Ways To Keep Your Kids Entertained On A Budget This Easter

Having the kids home for the Easter holidays is a great opportunity to have some family fun time. Although days out and short breaks can quickly become expensive. But with this guide, you won’t need to borrow money to have a very hoppy Easter. Here are five ways to keep your kids and your pocket […]

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Top Ten Tips For Saving Money At Easter

Easter can be a fairly pricey time of year. As well as buying many guilt-free packs of Mini Eggs, there are often lots of activities and parties to attend, so Easter can quickly become costly. We’ve found that you don’t have to spend lots to fulfill your post-lent cravings, so check out our top 10 tips for […]

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Your Guide To The UK’s Best Music Festivals This Summer!

Despite the disappointing news that Glastonbury is taking a break this year, festival-goers are flocking to ticket sites and camping stores to prepare for the UK’s festival scene. We’ve been spoilt for choice so far with the lineups for the UK’s festival scene this year. If you’re planning on mucking in with the crowds to […]

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Forget The Flowers – Try These Alternative Mother’s Day Gifts!

Mother’s Day is coming a little earlier this year, so just in case it’s slipped your mind, March 11th 2018 is the date to remember. Flowers, though tried and tested, can be difficult to get in these colder weathers, and they’re not always suitable for mothers – especially those who suffer from hay fever or […]

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We All Know it’s Pancake Day, But What Actually is Shrove Tuesday?

Shrove Tuesday, or more mouth-wateringly known as Pancake Day, is on the 13th of February this year. We all know you have an excuse to gorge on delicious pancakes for one day, but what is the reasoning behind Shrove Tuesday? Shrove Tuesday is a Christian tradition where they ‘shrive’ themselves- which means to present yourself […]

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Ten Gifts for a Tenner: Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Christmas has come and gone, and now it’s time to forget about the year’s next gift-giving season: Valentine’s Day. Fortunately this time you don’t have to fret about buying thoughtless and secretly last minute presents from a petrol station on the way to visiting your distant family! February 14th is all about treating your dearly […]

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5 Alternative City Breaks You Should Consider

Christmas is over and now the January blues have kicked in, so now is the time to plan that long weekend away. Fortunately in Europe, we have an endless supply of city break destinations such as Barcelona, Amsterdam, Munich, Paris… the list goes on! But for a more affordable city break in a slightly less […]

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What Are The Last Dates For Sending Post This Christmas?

With Christmas just around the corner, Royal Mail have now published their recommended domestic and international last posting dates for Christmas 2018.   Sending cards and presents across the UK To ensure your loved ones receive their gifts on time for Christmas, you’ll need to send letters and packages at the latest: Saturday 22 December – […]

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Cheap DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

Presents made with love (and your own hands) are the best kind. DIY projects are not only a good way to save some money on buying presents, but is also a great way to show your love for your friends and family by putting in some time and effort on something handmade. Here’s some easy and […]

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Free Things to Do During the School Summer Holidays

The summer holidays are finally here and if you have children it can be difficult to keep them occupied until school rolls back around in September. Not only that, but it can actually be quite expensive with the cost of childcare and trying to find suitable events and places to visit that aren’t going to […]

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How to Get the Best Exchange Rate for Your Holiday Cash

As summer approaches some of us will be packing our sunglasses, sun cream and swimwear and heading for sunnier destinations abroad. You’ve got to be prepared though, and how do you guarantee that you’re getting the most holiday cash for your money? Here we take a look at a few tips on how to get […]

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How to Treat Your Loved One on Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day coming up tomorrow it is the perfect time to have a think about what you are going to do to make it a very special day for your loved one. Loads of romantics will push the boat out, putting them at risk financially as a result. There is no need to do […]

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Guy Fawkes Night Ideas

Bonfire night is just around the corner and with it coming so soon after Halloween it is often an issue of finding the right amount of cash to have a good night without it feeling cheap and not worth the hassle. Here are some options for Guy Fawkes Night on a budget. Have a Family […]

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Birthday Gifts that Show You Care

If you are feeling the pinch, or simply want to save for a rainy day, why not think about making your own gifts and cards for that special someone’s birthday this year? It will not only save a small fortune, but will also really show how much that you love them. It’s likely to be […]

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A City Break Weekend that Won’t Break the Bank

There can be little doubt that a weekend away in a fun city is one of the best ways to relax and recharge those batteries. The great news is that nowadays, you can do this for far less than you might think. Here we look at some tips that can help you to take a […]

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