“Sales, Sales, Sales. Simply, shop in the sales. Whether this is for clothes or food, buying items at a reduced price will save you a lot in the long run!”
” Think about your books. When you start uni, you will be faced with a very long, very extensive reading list. Figure out which books you could get out from the library, borrow or buy at a reduced price before going to a book shop and buying everything on your list at an extortionate price.”
“Cook in bulk. Although the sound of takeaways and ready meals sound easy and tasty, don’t give in to the pressure all the time. Cook your meals in bulk. Got a favourite recipe? Cook enough for 6 people, freeze the extra portions and use when you’re having one of those days where you just can’t be bothered!”
“Shop smart. Whilst we’re on the subject of food, your weekly food shop is a great opportunity to save some money. Plan your meals and shop about. Noticed the local market stalls near your halls? Use them! They’re likely to be cheaper and you’ll be supporting a local business too. Unbranded food is just as good with a way lower price tag!”
“Check your bank account. now is a good time to start checking your bank account regularly. It’s really easy to get your student loan and just spend, spend,spend in the first week until you realise you have left yourself with nothing. Keep track on what you spend your money on!”
“Make your own coffee. Don’t fall into the trap of waking up late, crawling to lectures and buying food and drink out. Make your lunch the night before and put your morning coffee into a flask to bring with you and avoid the sky high prices of coffee shops!”
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