Iceland is giving its Bonus Card holders an extra bonus of £1 cash to spend in store for every £10 they load on the card for the next two weeks to help them with their Christmas shopping.
The Iceland Bonus Card allows shoppers to load money to the card in order to spread the cost of special occasions, such as Christmas, and get excellent ‘bonuses’ from Iceland.
‘Save for Christmas’ is available in addition to already excellent rewards shoppers can get from the standard Bonus Card rewards – a £1 bonus for every £20 loaded on the card.
Card-holders can make good money in the next two weeks:
- If a customer loads £20 of savings to their Bonus Card between 16th to 29th October, they will get a £3 bonus (that’s the usual £1
This was the topic of a session at finance bloggers event The Shomos a couple of weeks ago. A panel discussion included a representative from James from Vanguard, Mike from 7 Circles, Mrs Mummypenny, Lynne James and Faith Archer from Much more with Less.
Scarely, 1/4 of adults have less than £100 savings, unlike most money bloggers who have emergency fund, pensions and some have stocks and shares.
The reasons why people are not saving include poor interest rates, the global financial crisis and some debt that needs to be paid off, which takes priority.
The chap from Vanguard tried to offer an alternative, but said that barriers to entry to saving via investing include perceived complexity and the cost of investment. Vanguard offers index trackers and wants to lower the …
I went to the money saving bloggers event last week and met the team from Yolt, an app that helps consumers to benefit from open banking and aims to change our attitude to money. It’s bank agnostic and provides one view of financials.
Money is the root of all evil, apparently. Unfortunately, most of us in the UK, don’t have savings to cover three month emergency period. Some people don’t have the income to allow them to save, and others are simply not interested in saving.
Sometimes we’re irrational when it comes to money, and don’t really know the true value of products/services we buy. There’s this thing called anchoring you see. It’s used by restaurants for example, where there is a high price of wine or dish, and basically when you see the price, …
As a recipient of financial help from my parents for our children, I liked this research so thought I’d share it.
At a time when estate agents are warning that house price affordability is reaching a crisis point it seems that more people are turning to their grandparents in order to get a foot on the property ladder. The Bank of Gran and Grandad has donated a total of over £37bn in funds to their grandchildren and one in ten grandparents say this money was to be spent on a deposit for a house.
The generous donations look set to continue as the research from Saga shows that a further third of grandparents are still considering or intending to give a financial gift and one in ten are considering lending money to grandchildren. The typical …
Hotter than a British summer heatwave, the Nectar Summer Rewards offer in partnership with Sainsbury’s is running till 8 August, giving cardholders the chance to enjoy two pizzas at PizzaExpress or two cinema tickets for Vue for just £5-worth* of Nectar points (1,000 points).
Cardholders can make the most of the Nectar Summer Rewards offer to treat themselves to some of this year’s most anticipated movie releases, including Spider-Man: Homecoming and Cars 3, or tuck into a freshly baked pizza from PizzaExpress’ extensive menu.
Turning points into a trip to the cinema or a delicious meal couldn’t be easier – simply go into the nearest Sainsbury’s superstore to exchange 1,000 points* for a Nectar Summer Rewards voucher. Those with the Nectar app can also redeem this offer simply by tapping whilst on the move. …
I bought my car because it gives out low carbon emissions, but to my horror it’s a diesel and now they are not great in terms of air pollution, so I am very interested in eco-driving as it can save the environment and us all money – both in terms of fuel consumption and wear and tear to our cars. According to a study by Fiat (which included 5,700 drivers in five countries), eco-driving saves an average of 15% of fuel costs and greatly reduces maintenance expenses.
There could be enormous benefits to the environment too, as air pollution in the form of emissions could be reduced significantly. The European Climate Change Programme calculated a reduction potential of at least 50 million tons of CO2-emissions in Europe, which could save as much as 20 billion …
I am a massive fan of the sharing economy. I love JustPark and AirBnB for instance.
We could all do with that bit of extra cash in our pocket. Whether you’re saving for a holiday, attire for all those summer weddings you’ve been invited to, or simply looking for a bit of extra cash to put aside for a rainy day, you’ll be pleased to know there are simple ways to make extra money off things you already own.
The sharing economy is a great way to earn money by ‘sharing’ things you already own. You can rent out your spare room, hire out your car to others or even rent out your bike. Graeme Risby, CEO and founder of HiyaCar explains how rather than watching your car slowly reduce in value or mount up …
With a whole host of fantastic eateries in the UK providing an abundance of delicious cuisines right on our doorstep, is it any wonder that the average Brit now eats out twice a week¹?
Matt Turner, Founder and CEO of tastecard, the UK’s largest dining club, shares his top tips on the best ways to save money when eating out:
Do your research when it comes to discount cards
If you’re feeling extra thrifty, do your research and find out about nifty dining discount cards such as a tastecard, which eases the strain on your wallet and makes regular dining out affordable.
A tastecard offers members 50% off or 2 for 1 off the total food bill, meaning it should most definitely take pride of place in your purse or wallet.
New restaurant openings …
We installed our solar panels back at the end of 2015, but even though the Feed In Tariff has reduced, having panels can save you money long term, so I asked solar lighting specialist, The Solar Centre, to discuss how harnessing solar power throughout your home could mean huge long-term savings.
Whilst there are many ways that you can save money on day-to-day bills, consumers are, understandably, always on the lookout for long-term ways to make substantial savings. One way of doing this, while also being more environmentally responsible, is through solar power.
How does it work?
Solar panels work by capturing energy from the sun using photovoltaic cells. The cells convert sunlight into electricity, which can be used for home appliances and lighting, thus substantially reducing household bills. Once you have paid the …
While I love saving money, I absolutely hate searching for voucher codes.
We’ve all been there before. You are on the checkout page of a website, just about to enter in your card details, when you see the section that says ‘Do you have a voucher code?’.
So what do you do? If you are anything like me, you open up a new tab and then Google search for a voucher code for that site. Then, you are presented with an endless list of search results from voucher code websites all claiming to have amazing discounts.
Except, so much of the time when I try to redeem those voucher codes, they are ‘expired’ or ‘invalid’ or ‘not applicable to my basket’. It is super frustrating. I end up wasting so much time, and don’t even …