How to Use Discounts Sensibly as a New Mum

Life as a new mum is expensive. There are many items you need to buy, including cots, changing tables and nappies. Discount coupons and codes are a great way to save money but you need to be sensible. It is possible to start spending more than you usually would and finding yourself out of pocket. Take care when shopping with discounts in mind and use the following steps to make sure you save money.

Is It Something You Would Usually Buy? The best way to save money with discount coupons or codes is by buying something you would usually buy; or buying something that you will need in the future. Deals on nappies tend to be worth snatching up as you will need plenty of them through your baby’s first couple of years. Discounts on high chairs, Moses baskets and clothes for older ages are also great.

Avoid items that you would not usually buy or may not need in the future. Not all babies will want a cot mobile above their bed. It may be worth finding out how your baby copes in his own bed before buying something to keep him entertained at night.

Do You Need to Spend That Amount? Many discounts offer the ability to save money when you spend a set amount of money or save by free shipping after spending a certain amount. Before looking around for products to take you over that amount, question whether you really need to spend that amount in the first place. Are you spending money for the sake of saving money? You will end up overspending in the long term.

Think about the items that you need. It may be possible to find products that you will need in the future and it makes sense to buy while there is a discount available. Be practical while shopping for your baby and remember that he will grow quickly.

There is a high risk of overspending and babies are already expensive. When using discount codes, make sure you need the items so that you avoid overspending or even wasting your money. If you are buying items in bulk, buy various sizes to make sure your little one does not grow out of the items before you get the chance to use them.

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Save with Birthday Freebies, Coupons and Giveaways

Life is getting tougher and tougher each day because the world economy is collapsing. What can we do to survive these tough economic times?

My family made some life-changing habits to survive. We limit the use of aircondition to just 4 hours, half of the usual 8 hours we kept it working. The combination of electric fan and insulation keep us comfortable the rest of the day. We always unplug and not just switch off appliances when not in use. Unplugging saves us a lot of electricity. We also cut our monthly spending on unnecessary things such as watching movies at the theater and/or dining in restaurants. I just cook something special during special occasions and celebrate at home. We get cheaper yet nutritious food without the VAT and service charge.

It was hard at first but when we saw our first bills after those changes, we were motivated to just carry on.  I can’t believe how much money we saved. It is almost 35% of our usual monthly household expenses. Yes, those small everyday sacrifices add up to significant savings. Well, not just that. I have these secrets to share with you. Read on and find out if these could work for you as well.

1. I learned to reap bargains and take advantage of coupons and in-store sales. Most of the time I get 25-50% off the regular price and get free stuff.  That’s a lot of savings.

2. When buying things that are little expensive, I do price check online and compare prices then purchase the item from the store with the best rates.

3. Lately, I got very busy joining online contests and sweepstakes. Yes, sometimes we need to use some extra cash in these hard economic times and try our luck. Sometimes it is not only money sweepstakes you will get from these online websites but birthday freebies as well. I know because I already won twice and got what I wanted for my birthday!

During these really difficult times even the smallest things could help us through. Even if there is improvement going on (I hope so) in our economy, don’t be over confident. Refurbish, join online contests, get freebies and save!