5 Frugal Things post 11 – Building Up to Christmas




5 Frugal Things Post 11

December is a busy time for content for Mrs Mummypenny. Lots of brands are keen for coverage whilst everyone is madly rushing around finishing their Christmas Lists. I want to reassure everyone that I am extremely disorganised with Christmas. I still have pressies to buy for our friends who we are spending Christmas with, I need to get gifts for the hubby, also hubby and I need to do an audit of the pressies I have bought for the boys. So don’t feel bad if you are nowhere near being ready as I am there with you. #mustwritealist. Here are my 5 frugal things post 11

  1. I have at least started planning the food for Christmas day. We are having dinner at our friends down the road and it’s always great to have best mates living close by for drinking and no driving required. Money saving already as no spend on taxis or petrol on Christmas Day! We are both doing a meat each and we are preparing some veg dishes each. We are taking a load of booze that I was gifted by Aldi for some filming work. It’s a great way to save costs of the Christmas Day feast by splitting it with great friends.
  2. Poundstretcher asked me to go shopping with a theme in mind to see what I could get for £50. I managed to9-12-16-poundstretcher-haul-games get 8 Christmas presents for the boys. What a great haul of onesies, games, a puzzle and toys. Here is the post with all the details of my haul.
  3. I have been looking into 20Cogs for a few weeks now and this week posted my review. This is a fabulous money making site where you sign up to questionnaire sites, offer sites to make money. You get between £5 and £20 for every sign up. Just complete 20 activities then the cash you have generated is yours to withdraw. Take a read of my post and why not sign up yourself to make a quick £200.
  4. I have been doing a lot of promotional work to publicise my book. From interviews on the radio to pitches to national newspapers and appearances on other amazing writers blogs. Writing a book is a great form of passive income which will continue to generate income for Emma and I the authors long after the set-up costs have been covered. Is a tough decision to work out how much to invest in promotion for the book as it has to be worth its investment. We did a targeted Facebook Advertising test last week, spending £24. But no sales resulted. Test and learn. If you are thinking of blogging or want to improve your blog why not buy the book. Its a great value read full of great pieces of information to help you to take the steps to make your blog more successful.
  5. Hubby and my favourite food is party food. You know the cool food that comes out this time of year in beautiful packaging, crispy prawns, mini burgers, mini pies and hog roast canapes. I love it all and was most excited to find the Aldi range has now been released. And its so much cheaper than the Waitrose and M&S version it has copied. Today I got 12 mini burgers and mini toad in the holes. I can’t wait to try them and taste test to compare to the Waitrose goodies I would have bought in previous years.

I’m joining in with the #5frugalthings blog linky. If you’d like to join, or just want to check out other thrifty suggestions, hop on over to visit Cass at Diary of a Frugal Family, Becky at Family Budgeting and Emma at Emma’s Savvy Savings



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Lynn Beattie

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