The Ultimate List of Money Saving & Discount Sites 2017

The internet can be an incredible source of money saving tips, vouchers, special offers and so much more – but you have to know where to look! Lots of sites claim to be able to save your hard-earned money, but not all deliver on their promises. Take the guess work out of your hunt with our handy guide to the best sites and what you can expect to find when you visit!

Also, check out this post with some of the best money saving tips for 2017!


With Quidco you sign up with your name and address to get access to an enormous list of companies (almost 4,500!) When you shop with any of them through the site you’ll earn cashback – sometimes up to 10%. The site costs £5 each year for membership but don’t worry – instead of paying that upfront it’s taken from your money earned.

Great for: Online shoppers who browse and shop with lots of different retailers.

  1. Say No To 0870

This site gives you the chance to avoid the premium rate numbers some companies use for you to contact them. Enter the details of the company you’re trying to reach and they’ll let you know if there’s a cheaper or free alternative number to ring!

Perfect for: People looking to keep their phone bill down and anyone who gets free landline minutes with on their mobile tariff.


At mySupermarket you can enter your full shopping list – when you’ve done so the site then compares your shop at most of the major supermarket chains and lets you know the different costs – meaning you can relax knowing you’re getting the best deal without having to do lots of legwork! Not only does it compare costs, but it will offer you cheaper brands of the same product and even suggest healthier options should you wish. You can then either order your shop to be delivered or head for your chosen supermarket happy in the knowledge you’re saving some money!

Ideal if: You’re keen to get the best value from your supermarket shop.


If you shop online you’ve probably seen a box that says ‘discount code’ or ‘promo code’ as you’re about to part with your money. If you’ve ever like leaving that box empty is a money-saving opportunity missed then Dealslands is the site for you: Enter the name of the retailer you’re shopping with, hit search and it’ll return any voucher codes they have for that site. There’s usually a lot, so scroll through and pick out something that suits your basket.

Great for: Anyone who’s got a couple of extra minutes while shopping online to look for big discounts.


SuperCook is a clever service that lets you list everything in your household cupboards; it then instantly searches hundreds of thousands of recipe ideas from the most popular cooking sites and returns some great ideas for meals you can put together with your ingredients!

Ideal for: Anyone who’s keen to make their food go further with delicious recipes.


Wow 24/7 is a comprehensive site that lists interesting days out and attractions by location or type of day out you’re looking for. As well as being brilliant for ideas the site always lets you know about 2-for-1 entry offers, discounts, freebies and other great money saving opportunities.

Great for: People who still want to enjoy their free time while be careful with their finances.


This service is built on an interesting principle – generally when a website advertises a product they are paid a commission if you click on their advert and buy it. Instead of pocketing the money, Topcashback give that money to you. So if you’re planning on shopping online it’s worth looking through their list of partner retailers (there are thousands and thousands of big names) and looking at what you’ll earn if you purchase through the site.

Prefect for: Online shoppers who want to see their savings add up into cash.

  1. Give or Take

This is a cashback site with a difference – there are huge amounts of great deals and retailers and possible cashback rewards of up to £60 or 20% of the purchase value, but you can choose whether you take the money yourself or donate your rewards to one of 50 charities that are associated with the site.

Ideal for: People who are keen to give to important charities while still saving money.

  1. CamelCamelCamel

If you’ve ever bought something on Amazon and been frustrated by spotting the price cheaper a few days later then this is the site for you. You can enter products you’re interested in buying from Amazon and CamelCamelCamel tracks those prices – sending you notifications when prices drop and letting you double check that you’re not paying an increased price.

Great for: People who can wait to make sure they’re getting the very best price.


Got a printer and fed up of paying through the nose for things you could print at home? Whether it’s colouring books, craft, puzzles and games, invitations, calendars, birthday cards or many others, you’re likely to find what you’re looking for here. If you combine this with buying printer cartridges on a cashback site you’re being double-smart with the finances!

Ideal if: You’re sick of paying a fortune for things that can be done just as well at home!

  1. Energy Saving Trust

This really is a one-stop shop for everything relating to energy, being green and saving money. From simple tips of reducing bills – through to in-depth reviews of money saving methods such as insulation and green energy options. You can easily compare and swap energy providers and tariffs too, with the site claiming customer savings of £250+ per year.

Perfect if: You’re interested in seeing reductions in your gas and electricity bills.

  1. EntitledTo

It’s widely accepted that billions of pounds in benefit and allowance payments go unclaimed each year. EntitledTo gives you the chance to enter some details relating to your circumstances and seeing if you’re missing out on anything you should be claiming. It’s quite an in depth process but millions of people are missing you, so it’s well worth checking.

Great if: You’ve never considered all the possible allowances that might be available to you.

If any of these sound like they might be appealing, have a look! Your bank balance might just thank you for it.


How To Live On A Small Budget: Tips & Tricks

How To Live On A Small Budget: Tips & Tricks

Money is one of those things that we all wished that we had more of. However, many of us simply do not have the type of cash that we would like. Does this mean that we have to give up on all things that we love? The answer is most definitely no! There’s a tone of information out there that can help you budget easily and save money. For example, this post on the Top 10 Budgeting Tips for Low Income Families

We believe that with some careful budgeting and planning, you can lead a full and fun packed life, without having to break the bank each and every month. But how? Let us show you the way with our tips and tricks for enjoying life whilst keeping to a small and strict budget.

Enjoy some free entertainment

Stuck for things to do at the weekend or in the holidays? Not sure your wallet will manage a big family day out? Well, fear not, there are things that you can do without spending a penny. There are a variety of museums, galleries and educational centres spread across the UK, all of which are fascinating places to spend some time, and don’t cost you a penny!

Have a movie night at home

Fancy watching a movie, but not sure that you can face heading to the cinema? Why not make a cinema in your very own home? Find a film that you can all agree on (this could be the trickiest part) and cuddle up on the sofa with a variety of snacks. Not only is it a great (not to mention cheap) way to spend the evening, but it is also going to give you the chance to indulge in some quality family time.

Always make your own lunch

Eating out every day, or buying sandwiches from a shop can really see costs mount up. Save yourself some money and make your own lunch instead. Not only will you end up spending less, but you will be able to make everything just the way you like it!

Budget, budget, budget

It may be one of the most obvious tips to live well, but there is a reason why budgeting keeps coming up in the list. Having a budget in mind means that you are thinking about what you spend, and thinking about what you spend should mean that you make less frivolous purchases, saving yourself money in the long term.

Try the 30 day list

Feel that impulse shopping is your main problem? A 30 day list may just be the answer to this issue. If there is something that you feel that you just have to have, but it isn’t a necessity then pop it on the list. If, after 30 days, it is still something that you can’t live without, then make the purchase. You will be surprised how much this helps with impulse buying.

Join the library

Books can be expensive, even if you buy them second hand, not only this, but they also take up a lot of space in your home. Rather than buying books, why don’t you join your local library? Not only will you be helping keep a community service going, but you will also save yourself money on buying books. Just make sure that you take the books back otherwise you may be faced with a fine.

 Plan your meals

You will be surprised just how much money we spend on food around the UK. Not only does buying for dinner on the day cost us more money, but it can also contribute to the huge amounts of food wastage that we produce each and every year. A great way to save yourself some money, and feel better about your impact on the environment is to plan your meals in advance. You can look at what ingredients can be used two days in a row, and also do some meal prep in advance too, saving you time.

Get crafty

Not having anything to do on a rainy day isn’t good for anyone, so rather than heading out to a soft play centre and paying for the pleasure, why not indulge the kids in some crafty time at home. Let them do the things that you normally say are too messy, and not only will they have great fun, but you will save money too!

Shop around

There is always a bargain to be had. Whether it is on your groceries, your energy bill or that must have item, by taking the time to shop around and see what prices you can find, you are much more likely to get a good deal.

Try growing your own veg

Another way to cut back on how much you spend out on groceries is to think about ways that you can rely on yourself. Why not create a veggie patch in your garden? Not only is this great fun for all the family to do, but you will also save yourself money by not buying all those veggies! And you get to eat healthy too, which is such a huge bonus.

Fix things up

We have definitely developed a throwaway culture, whereby we are happier to throw things away then we are to make the effort to mend them. If you have some clothes that are otherwise fine apart from a hole, why not try to fix it? There are plenty of how to guides to get you going with sewing, and not only will it save you money from buying new clothes, but you will also have a great project to do too!

There are plenty of ways that you can save yourself money, and live a great life. All you need to do is think carefully about what you are spending out on, and take care of the money that you do have. That way, .when you want to have a splurge and do something as a family, you will be able to afford it!

Teaching Kids the Importance of Money

Financial education is crucial. The last thing we want to see is our kids growing up and needing debt help before they even get started in life. Unfortunately, we are not teaching our kids the importance of their finances early enough. This is something that needs to be addressed. After all, managing one’s finances is a fact of life. We have to prepare our children for that reality as early as possible.

Here are a couple of things parents can do to introduce the idea of financial responsibility to their children.

Teach them Early

In order for kids to understand the value of something, they have to experience it themselves. So, even at an early age give your kids the chance to pay for things. It can be as simple as a weekly treat. This is so that they understand that once you spend money, it’s gone.

Encourage them to Save

Give your child a chance to pick something they really want, and encourage them to save up for it. For older kids, consider letting them open a savings account of their own. This way, they will see the value of setting aside money for practical use.

These are just a few of the things parents can do to teach their children the importance of personal finances.

How to Effectively Save Money

It is everyone’s dream to have money set aside and tucked away into their little nest egg. This is unsurprising since saving money can help you accomplish a lot.

For instance, you can save up so that you can buy that car you’ve always wanted. Or maybe you are saving for a new home for your family. There are also some valuable money saving life hacks in this article that can also help you save money.

However, the problem is that most people are unable to do it. This article gives readers specific ways to save money.

Stick to a Budget

The best way to save money is by living within your means. You have to always be conscious of the income flow in your household. It is paramount that you do not go over it. Take time to review your spending habits in order to look for things you can cut back on.

Savings First, Spending Second

Most people the wrong approach to saving money and that is why they fail. For instance, come payday most people go on spending sprees. Whatever is left of their paycheck, they classify as ‘savings.’

However, if you want to effectively save, you need to do the opposite of that. You need to ensure that you set aside the money you want to save before you spend your money on anything.

These are just a few things you can do to effectively save money. So, always keep them in mind.