When 28-year-old Annie Stevenson spotted a pricing error on boxes of Pampers Active Fit nappies at Tesco, she didn’t hesitate in stocking up and taking advantage of the glitch.
The superstore had a promotion on the nappies, offering two boxes for £22, but a glitch in its computer system meant that Annie could bag two boxes for just £12.
As soon as she realised what a fantastic deal it was, penny-wise Annie filled her garage with two years’ worth of nappies.
“My son was only a few weeks old, so it was perfect timing. I saw the glitch on a money saving forum and knew that I had to rush out to my local Tesco and clear the shelf. I then sent my husband to another store and he filled up his trolley too,” she said.
Extreme coupon hoarding
Cut any useful vouchers and coupons out of newspapers and magazines, and keep an eye out for top picks on voucher code websites.
Once you’ve invested in some cheap voucher folders you can then organise coupons into folders, categorising them using dividers, colour coding and sticky notes.
This may seem slightly excessive, but it will save you time at the tills as you won’t be frantically sorting through hundreds of vouchers stashed away willy-nilly in your purse – and you will find yourself making more and more savings every day.
Get in touch with companies
Most people only get in touch with firms when they have a complaint to make – but why not go the other way and get in contact to pay them a compliment?
If you particularly like a product, why not write the company that manufactures it an email, or even a handwritten letter? Brand loyalty being of the utmost importance, companies may well write back, tucking a surprise (and very welcome) voucher within the folds of the letter.
“I wrote to Gillete telling them that my husband was a fan of their products and I got sent a voucher for £15 off,” says Annie – proving the success of this innovative money-saving technique.
If budgeting has not helped your financial situation and you are teetering on the verge of a financial emergency, payday advances could help so long as you are sure you can repay them quickly.