My June Goals – Weekly Update 1

Complete at least one Swagbucks survey every day. So far, so good. No rewards yet, but getting closer. Sort another set of books and post off to Ziffit if accepted. The previous parcels I sent have now been processed and the money sent to my account which is great. I have packaged up the next lots of... Continue Reading →



If like me you have bookshelves full of books, DVDs and CDs you never watch then it might be time to check out I can certainly recommend this company. They have a handy phone app where you can scan the bar-codes of numerous items. It tells you straight away if they are willing to... Continue Reading →

My May Goals – Weekly Update 2

  Earn another £10 Amazon Gift Card by doing surveys on Swagbucks. Yey!! I've achieved this whoop whoop 😀 Earn £100 by selling electronic resources. This is still going ok. I'm at £73 and this has been completely passive as I've not done anything but check what has sold. Pay another £500 off Walt Disney World... Continue Reading →

Reviewing Bakerdays – Letterbox cake

Who doesn't love cake? I for one am extremely partial... it goes with everything from coffee to champagne. Now you can now have cake delivered to your door in a unique packaging system from Bakerdays. They provide a wide range of cakes suitable for birthdays, christenings, celebrations large or small and the best part is,... Continue Reading →

My May Goals – Weekly Update 1

 Well, that first week went quickly! I am now looking forward to the extra long bank holiday weekend! What do you all have planned? Earn another £10 Amazon Gift Card by doing surveys on Swagbucks. I've completed enough surveys to get about half the points I need. I have also completed an offer which should... Continue Reading →

Shop and Save – Tesco Soft Tissues

This week I swapped my popular big name brand tissue to a cheaper store brand - Tesco Soft Tissues. I bought these in the shop for 75p. My normal brand is £2 in store, although I buy in bulk (12 packets) from Amazon for £1 a box. Either way this will be a saving which will add up.... Continue Reading →

Council Tax

I pay my council tax monthly over 10 months of the year. This means that I have a lovely 2 months (February and March) where I don't have to pay. Out of all the bills I pay each month, this is the one that annoys me the most. It's the one bill I have to... Continue Reading →

My April Goals – Weekly Update 4

Wow. Where has April gone? I can't believe how quick the year is passing by. I feel it has been a successful month with regard to my targets. Yey! How have yours gone? 1.Increase monthly mortgage overpayment to £38. Achieved in week 1. 2.Earn £100 by selling electronic resources. Target increased to £250 in week... Continue Reading →

Simple Things & Positivity

In years gone by, a positive weekend would have involved a day out / a take away / big plans. This weekend has not included any of those things but I have had a lovely weekend. Straight after work on Friday I went into the front garden to start cutting back the hedges which were... Continue Reading →

My April Goals – Weekly Update 3

1.Increase monthly mortgage overpayment to £38. Achieved in week 1. 2.Earn £100 by selling electronic resources. Week 2 saw me achieve this target and aim to get another £100 before the end of the month. Wow I am completely amazed that I have now achieved this target also! Currently I'm at £210 and maybe £250... Continue Reading →

Shop and Save – Non-bio washing tablets

This week I swapped my washing tablets from big brand to store brand. I'm always cautious when changing washing products - what if they don't smell nice / fresh / clean? What if there is a reaction? But, it was time to try. When I bought it, I got 2 boxes of 20 tablets for special offer of £5 (normal price... Continue Reading →


The 30th March marked the start of the Easter Holidays. For me it also signifies the day I joined Swagbucks. It is a website I had heard of for a while but never really investigated. I'm now kicking myself for not exploring earlier. It was easy to register and get going. I have mainly been... Continue Reading →

Starting Small

What could you do today to get started? Before I started my blog I was keen to get started with my savings. To try and feel motivated and a sense of achievement I made this chart. I could then cross off the amounts as I added them to the money pot. To try and get... Continue Reading →

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