I like staying in hotels, but am considering a holiday apartment this year. I have done some digging and found a comparison of holiday apartment prices vs hotel room prices.
Dubrovnik, Cannes and Palma de Mallorca offer the biggest savings per night, with a one-bed apartment in Dubrovnik being on average £79 cheaper than a typical hotel room.
Apartments are appealing as they are bigger than hotel rooms, often come with kitchens and laundry facilities, have a separate room for kids and you can bring pets sometimes. However, the other side of me is saying, I can head down to the restaurant, there is room service and someone will clean my bathroom every day in a hotel. It’s a tough choice.
To help my decision making I’m using this holiday apartment Price Index that a company …
Are you like me and not going away this summer or going on holiday at the end of August? Well don’t despair, Mrs Bargain Hunter is here ;-). Here are some more ideas for you to fill the summer days.
Turn your living room into a cinema
Everyone loves a trip to the cinema on a rainy day, but let’s face it, the cost of a family ticket plus food isn’t exactly cheap! So why not try your hand at recreating the magic of the pictures at home with your loved ones this summer? Try blacking out your windows, grab some microwaveable popcorn and ice-cream, and spend the afternoon holding your own personal movie marathon!
Check what summer events your council is holding
People often forget that local council websites are handy for more than …
Just had to share my sale bargains from Oasis today. I got three dresses for £86 from £245.
The maxi was £40 from £95, the white laser cut skater dress was from £75 to £22 and the butterfly dress was from £75 to £24 – it’s 100% silk and they have it in black too.
It’s taken four years, but we finally have cupboard doors for one of our bedrooms.
Basically we have a in-built cupboard and needed doors to be made and fitted. We spoke to some carpenters and we looking at about £500 – £600 for a carcass and doors.
So I went online and looked for doors made to size. I found three sites and they were all very helpful giving me information on getting dimensions to them for a quote.
After my research, we had two options: build a carcass and doors or build a frame and doors. We decided on the latter and Mr BH measured up, bought some strip wood and made the frame himself. The wood cost about £20 from B&Q. It really wasn’t hard and I reckon I could have done …
While I am not desperate to wear designer all the time, I do like to buy some items that have recognisable name brands, such as Chanel, Radley, Berghaus, Northface and Birkenstock.
They all have high quality and high price associated with them, so I decided to do some digging into designer flash sales sites where branded items are sold for a fraction of their RRP and found Secret Sales.
I asked them some questions and this is what I got in response in my interview with the store:
1 – What is secretsales.com?
secretsales.com is a flash sales website and selling good quality clothing, accessories, cosmetics, lingerie, homeware and much more. With everything from the latest must have clutch bag from Alexander McQueen through to an iconic fragrance at Burberry or the softest suede shoes …