We are at the half term point of the year and boy, my daughter is in need of a break. We have had an emotional week and I can see just how tired she is. We are heading to London for a break and I still haven’t actually decided a plan of action when we are there but I do want to take Erin to the Lego shop which will be a real treat for her!
Half term generally is an expensive time for families it often involves days out and treats galore! There are of course ways to manage these extra spends and my top tip is always to look for vouchers and special offers. I try never to pay full price for things!
Five Fabulously Frugal Things I’ve Done:
- The Kids Pass is a great way for parents and carers to save money on half term treats. You can try the pass for just £1 (click on the image below) and this entitles you to a whopping 40% of cinema visits and kids often eat for free in the high street.
- Another family friendly attraction is English Heritage who often put on hunts or activities in their properties. Again buying membership is often cost effective and can provide hours of entertainment for the whole family.
- This week I have also written about child trust funds and many of us with teenagers need to remember to action this otherwise our teenagers could lose out on up to £1000! Just think how annoyed your teen would be if they did not know about this cash that they are entitled too! This money could make a big difference and help teenagers get the first car or go some way to their university education.
- Another way I have saved money this week was by getting a supermarket meal deal for Valentines night rather than going out to a restaurant. My husband does not get home until later in the evening and going out is not practical but we still were able to have a good meal. These supermarket meal deals are great value.
- Finally, I also have saved money by not taking my purse on the school run! I would often pop into the shop to buy a treat or to grab something different or extra for dinner. By not taking my purse with me I am saving at least £20 a week. It has been an eye opener over how much money I fritter when I don’t need to!
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