How to get free cinema tickets

A trip to the cinema is one of the most expensive leisure activities out there. Tickets, especially for new releases can be as much as £25 per ticket! Thankfully this post will be about how to get free cinema tickets, often for pre-released films! Now you can enjoy the cinema on the cheap.

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What is Free Cinema?

Free Cinema is a site which offers free viewings for new films. You get sent a newsletter through email and whenever they have a new film to view, they’ll send you a code. Last week I watched Fisherman’s Friends which is only being released on the 16th March!

Here’s a trailer of it if you’re interested; I really enjoyed it!

Is it a scam?

No, not at all! Continue reading “How to get free cinema tickets”

How to make £60 Amazon voucher a year by uploading receipts

I’ve recently discovered an amazing app, whereby you can make £60 a year by uploading receipts! How easy and simple is that? In this quick and easy guide, I’ll introduce you to SnapMyEats, how it works and how you can get earning! Let me know if you give it a try.

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What is SnapMyEats?

SnapMyEats is an app that asks you three questions and a picture of a receipt, in exchange for points towards Amazon vouchers.

How to make £60 Amazon voucher a year by uploading receipts

Is there a catch?

There is absolutely no catch, I got paid myself last month after trying it out for the first time ever!

Furthermore, they keep you updated on your progress before you upload a receipt, to show that they keep track and aren’t “scamming” you out of any. Invalid receipts mean anything that’s out of date. Continue reading “How to make £60 Amazon voucher a year by uploading receipts”

How to save money on your wedding day

If you’re engaged to be wed, wow congratulations! If you’re here just to be curious, hey I don’t blame you either (let’s face it, I’m not married).                    The cost of weddings can often put people off the idea, or make them wait longer than they have to. The truth is, this isn’t necessary and you don’t need to downsize either, you just need these tips on how to save money on your wedding day!

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The timing of your wedding

  • Consider a midweek wedding/ out of season

Upon doing research on this, I found that some couples saved up to £7000 hosting a wedding in winter instead of summer, or saving £1000 because it was a Wednesday instead of a Saturday.

Business is slower during the week and the colder seasons, so it’s always worth seeing where they offer better deals for that.

  • Get last minute deals if you can’t wait!

Sites such as Last Minute Weddings, allow you to see last minute cancellations or nearby dates at great prices. They have selected venues but you can find decently priced packages and without the 1-2 year waiting list.

Other websites that are similar include Cancelled Weddings and For Better For Worse.

The bigger details

  • The location

A lot of the time our dream wedding consists of a castle-looking splendour, but sometimes the smaller, more modest countryside locations can be an utter bargain.

Barns can be transformed into really beautiful locations, or even a friend’s farm. YouTubers “The Life of Riley,” actually made a video about what they did- their whole wedding was only £4000!

I often hear of a lot of places in Scotland being very budget friendly, one couple I spoke to on Facebook during my research hired their whole venue for only £700!

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Decluttering: My freebie collection

Thankfully, for once I’m “on trend.” I’ve caught the Marie Kondo, Tidying Up bug. Ever since opening my Help To Buy ISA account, I’ve been interested in homes, interior design and minimal living. I’ve had the same room for over 15 years and in that time I’ve accumulated a lot of stuff; not necessarily many objects, but a lot of sentimental items. It’s quite a big thing to me so I thought I’d start writing posts about it; today’s: decluttering my freebie collection. Enjoy!

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I had an utter obsession with collecting freebies in my young to mid-teens. The idea of getting products from expensive brands for free just seemed like a no brainer to me. Since then I have accumulated 2 shoe boxes full of items, from sticky notes, to protein to makeup. I figured that it’s not worth keeping all of them now and some may even be out of date so it’s time for a declutter.

Decluttering: My freebie collection

I’m going to give a quick summary of some of the contents and everything that I don’t keep and is still usable, I shall be giving to charity or a homeless shelter.

Benefit

If you go to Benefit counters, they often have samples to spare, especially when you try the item on yourself. I did exploit this at the time especially as I didn’t buy makeup myself.

Here are a few items I have.

  • Total Moisture facial cream
  • Triple Performing facial emulsion x2
  • Pore-fessional cream x2
  • Pore-fessional balm
  • It’s Potent eye cream x3
  • Air Patrol eye primer
  • They’re Real [makeup] remover
  • Hello Flawless foundation
  • So Radiant Refined Finish Facial Polish exfoliator

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Make over £20 a day with Prolific

The other day in the library I had an hour gap between my seminar and lecture so I decided to look on Prolific for any surveys. Low and behold there were actually two, so I managed to do them both. In that hour I earned £5.50! Because of this, I estimate you could make a lot more, but for generalisation’s sake- here’s how to make over £20 a day with Prolific. Good luck!

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What is Prolific?

Prolific is a survey site, to put it bluntly. However, I can safely say, that having tried to make money from surveys since the age of 14, this is the best and quickest-earner I have ever experienced.

This is the site on a mobile device, this was a good morning for surveys!

Make over £20 a day with Prolific

How do you get paid so much? Is it genuine?

Prolific is 100% genuine. The reason why you get so much and so quickly is for two reasons. Continue reading “Make over £20 a day with Prolific”

Cheaper Fitbit alternatives

A few days ago, my boyfriend’s dad took part in the World’s Toughest Tough Mudder in Atlanta, Georgia. That, and the fact that people are going to be getting more and more health conscious in the new year, I thought it’d be a good idea to talk about 5 cheaper Fitbit alternatives. Perhaps this might make a good gift too?

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I decided to look into Fitbits just out of curiosity and I didn’t realise how expensive they were! I was shocked to find out that some are over £250; total put-off to exercise in my opinion. So, to help you out, I’ve compiled this list below:

MiFit products

The different MiFit products by Xiaomi are a good place to turn to for a cheaper alternative.

 

This model, in particular, is the Mi Smart Band 2. It’s water-resistant as well as Bluetooth operated. It has similar functions to a FitBit such as detection of sleep quality, monitoring heart rate, showing steps etc. but it’s only a fraction of the price!

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