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How to re-cycle your Yoga Mat

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How to re-cycle your Yoga Mat

Do you have an old yoga mat gathering dust in the spare room?… Are you a regular yoga devotee and just replaced your tired old mat with the latest high tech one? Don’t send your old mat to the rubbish tip, there are plenty of ways you can re-cycle your mat to be useful again! Cut out shapes, letters, and numbers for kids to play with. Bath and pool toys, masks, costumes, craft items Cut a square for protecting the table from play doh or paint Cut under cat or dog bowl so they don’t slip Make a colourful bulletin board. Cut out easy-to-wipe...

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Join Money Saving MumsClub

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Join Money Saving MumsClub

Do you know, us mums are a fabulous bunch. In my mind, we’re awesome at new ideas for business, finding the drive to keep going and our suaveness when it comes to a good deal is second to none. That’s why we’ve created the Money Saving MumsClub to allow you all to share your top tips – and get that all important link back too. So submit your Money Savvy Tips right here and we’ll post them for you. Money Saving tips Money Saving tips If you are human, leave this field blank. Your name Your Money Saving tips: Your...

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Free protection for shopping

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Money Saving MumsClub | 0 comments

Free protection for shopping

Free protection for shopping! Did you know that there’s legislation that turns any credit card transaction into a financial self-defence? ‘Section 75’ of the Consumer Credit Act means your plastic must protect anything you buy for more than £100 for free, so if there’s a problem or the company goes bust, you can still get your money back. Although Section 75 doesn’t apply to debit cards, there is something else to fall back on if you’ve paid using a debit card, or used a credit card for a purchase under...

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Money saving the Little Pickles Way

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Money Saving MumsClub | 0 comments

Money saving the Little Pickles Way

According to figures put together by the Centre of Economic and Business Research (CEBR), the cost of raising a child and supporting them through university is a staggering £227, 226! Parents now spend an average of 28% of their household income on their children, with the biggest chunk – £73,803 – going on education, followed by childcare, which adds up to £66,113. These figures alone are enough to put anyone off wanting to start a family, but here’s some Little Pickles cost cutting solutions! – Buying nearly new Buying most...

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Save with coupons

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Save with coupons

There’s a MumsClub mum who is saving tons from couponing. She’s always posting successes she’s had so we asked her for her best tips, and what she did to get started.   Meet Money Savvy Mum, Pauline Adams, mum of 2 plus dog, juggling her day job of running her t-shirt printing business www.teesonline.co.uk         Pauline, tell us how you got started with coupons. Who doesn’t like to save money? I always think if you look after your pennies the pounds will look after themselves and this is me looking after my pennies. But I got started by...

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Money saving travel ideas for the holidays

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Money saving travel ideas for the holidays

    Our members can be a super savvy lot, here Rachel Fairhurst of www.rachelstoyshop.co.uk gives us her money saving ideas for the holidays.         Train travel ideas for the holidays Family railcards can be held in two adult names but they don’t need to be relatives or in the same household, so a mum could share one with a friend so it only costs £15 each for a year. In addition if you are travelling to London on Virgin trains with children and a family railcard you can get a discounted off peak return on ANY train e.g. I could get peak...

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Savvy sales searching

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Savvy sales searching

Large manufacturers and retailers plan strategically throughout the year, keep one step ahead and keep savvy saving all year round with this handy guide.               JANUARY So Christmas is over, these are the items to get in the sales, ready for next year: Christmas cards & wrapping paper Novelty stocking fillers (keep in mind small items that work for kids parties throughout the year) Household items are great in the sales too – grab some bargain new towels and linen. FEBRUARY Love is in the air! Post Valentines day will mean...

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Create your own logo on a tote

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Create your own logo on a tote

Welcome to the next instalment of how to do your own self promotion. This is possibly our favourite. Do you like the bag? We think this is lush and works out at about £3 per bag. Time and manual labour not included… Don’t forget when pricing things up to include how much time you spend  on it. We bought 10 plain tote bags from eBay, for less than £10. The more you buy, the cheaper it gets and should your business take off you could start sourcing suppliers and enjoy greater savings. But to start off, eBay is cool. We also bought...

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Getting media attention

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Getting media attention

Getting media attention If you’re already seeing our daily media alerts so make the most of them. But in addition, you can be using them to grow your own media contacts list and send you own practive press releases. Here’s a quick guide. The cardinal rule – get the right contact on the publication You can have a brilliant story or press release, but if it doesn’t reach the relevant person, you’ve fallen at the first fence and it may end up in the bin. Research the publications you’re aiming at and PHONE to get the name of...

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Cricut Christmas Cards (top tip)

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Cricut Christmas Cards (top tip)

Anyone even half crafty will reside within one of two categories – the ‘I have’ or the ‘I want’ a Cricut cutting machine. Here at MumsClub HQ we have acquired a most fabulous Cricut Explore, which in our opinion is the creme de la creme of cutting machines. We love this machine for a few reasons, one is that it will print as well as cut, but also that as well as satisfying that need for creating crafty stuff, you can realistically make a business out of it. We’ve been working on a few things to do with...

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