Local Money Saving Tips


Who doesn’t wish they had more money to spend on the things that they like? Modern life can be very expensive if you don’t keep an eye on what you are spending, so here are some of our best money saving tips for the people of Portpatrick.

Recycling and Upcycling

We all know what recycling is, but have you ever heard of upcycling? Basically it is when you take an old object that you would normally throw away, and turn it into something magnificent for the home and garden. This trend has become very popular lately, so instead of heading to the store every time you need an item for the home, why not try having a look around the house to see if there is anything that you can renovate to make into something brand new.

Saving at the Supermarket

If you visit the supermarket late in the day, they will often have items that they are so desperate to get rid of that they are almost giving them away. When best before dates expire on food products, the supermarket can no longer sell them, but this does not mean that there is anything wrong with it. They will lower prices dramatically to get rid of stock which will soon expire, so if you are there at the right time, you can pick it up for next to nothing.

There are also websites online which are dedicated to selling products which are near their best before date, so if you want to save some money, it is a great idea to consider.

Eating Out For Less

Eating out can be expensive, although websites like Groupon and Living Social sometimes have some great offers that can save you a fortune. Try registering at one or two of these sites and you will receive news about any such deals which some up in and around the Port Patrick area.

Use Those Promotional Codes

If you do buy things on the internet regularly, look out for ‘promo codes’ or ‘voucher codes’ as they are commonly known. These little codes that you enter before you pay for something can give you some top discounts on just about anything from clothes and jewellery to holidays or car insurance. Make sure that you read the terms and conditions careful though, because often they can only be use for a certain period of time, and if you are too late, you might miss out.

Early Bird Deals

Often if you a booking a hotel, buying flights or reserving tickets for an event, the price will be considerably lower if you do it early. Keep an eye out for these early bird deals and book as early as you can. it helps to plan in advance, as if you leave it nearer the time the prices can go through the roof.

On the flip side of this however, you can occasionally get very good last minute deals on flights and hotels, so if you do leave it late, all is not necessarily lost.

If you have any more money saving tips, please feel free to email then to us a team@portpatricklifeboat.co.uk, and if they are good we will add them to the list.