Side hustles, freebies & working week savings

I’ve been a tad quiet on the blogging front over the last few weeks as I’ve just started a new job which will involve lots of UK travel. It’s all good so far and I’m enjoying it. I’ve been offered a 12 month maternity cover role so I have to make the most of the next 12 months and try and save as much money as possible to:

a) Pay off priority debts.

b) Start saving for our wedding – we’ve booked the venue for Dec 2016!

Exciting times! So I’m putting my thinking cap on as to how to save as much dough as possible.

So I’ve figured out a side hustle for tomorrow morning, it’s only a little one but every bit counts! This side hustle should land me £90 from Computer Exchange.  If you don’t know already – Computer Exchange (CX) are great for second hand electronics and they buy your unwanted electronics too.  You can get a price estimate on this website for any goods that you want to sell to them:

Tomorrow, I shall be saying adios to my old iPhone 4 and a Friends DVD Box set. CX do make their profit margins though – I should get £20 for my friends box set – they will sell it for around £40.  I should get £70 for my iPhone with the charger.  So an extra £90 will definitely come in handy.

side hussles


Next on my blogging list is the latest Glamour magazine freebies.  Ladies you need to check this one out – if you buy one copy of their latest December edition for £2, you will get a nail varnish freebie (Nailsinc London, Wigmore Street) which is definitely worth more than a few quid, a 20% discount card off H&M and effectively a free gift from The Body Shop. Enclosed in the magazine, is a ‘little card of Christmas wishes’ courtesy of The Body Shop and it’s worth at least £3, £15 or £100 off product. That’s a little stocking filler sorted right there. Sorted.


Lastly, before I bid you a wonderful weekend – I wanted to include a bit about trying to keep the costs down as much as possible during the working week – in terms of buying lunch and take out coffee etc.  In my new job, there’s literally coffee shops and cafe’s every where you turn, plus with travelling a lot – it’s tempting to head to the nearest convenience store for food.  I worked out today that I could easily blow nearly £1k in 12 months on take out coffee, lunches and bits and bobs of food here and there!  To avoid this, I will be making a concerted effort to drink home made take away coffee in my handy travel mug, make packed lunches, and bring in nuts/seeds etc into the office and generally healthy snacks to snack on when I’m out and about.  I’m going to allow myself a treat here and there but I really need to keep the food and drink costs under control, as £1k would put a big dent in one of my debts.

thrifty coffee


How do you keep the costs of your working week down? Do you have any latest freebie goodies to share/side hustle ideas to make some extra cash?

Have a lovely weekend x


One Comment Add yours

  1. Lynne Akkad says:

    Great ideas Sara. And good luck in your new job my lovely.

    Have a great weekend

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