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Saving money in 2022

woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,161 Disability Gamechanger
I'm sure we are all aware that rising prices and benefits not keeping pace with inflation will be a problem in 2022 there are two websites I use on a regular basis to save money: for nation/local deals, and online bargains posted by members.
Also YankeeBundles can be great for all sorts of bargains with p&p at just £!.

Happy bargain hunting in 2022. If any of you have any more suggestions it would be great if you could share them.
Be extra nice to new members.


  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,515 Disability Gamechanger
    I’m very keen on saving money and am always up for a bargain however…

    I would always ask yourself if you need something before buying it, regardless of whether it is a good price;

    something a family member says…If something has 50% off, and looks a great deal, ask yourself if you can save 100% by not buying it at all!!!
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,515 Disability Gamechanger
    I also recommend Top Cash Back.

    It was recommended to me by someone on here.

    I signed up to it this time last year and now have £30 in cash back.

    Never going to buy a car or a house with the proceeds but it’s £30 for buying what I’d buy anyway.

    Just make sure not to buy things you don’t need just to get cash back. They do like to bombard you with offers.
  • MarkM88
    MarkM88 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 2,954 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s a good start to the year to see if you can get any deals on utilities. 

    If you have unwanted gifts, you can try and return them or exchange them and whilst doing this it’s a good opportunity to declutter and get rid of old items you have in the house you no longer use. 
  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,873 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 1
    I just hope no one has borrowed to much to fund Christmas.  2022 is going to be tight money wise for most of us.
  • bg844
    bg844 Member Posts: 518 Pioneering
    I second @66Mustang

    TopCashback is a brilliant website I use it for nearly everything, even takeaways and clothes shopping. Good Luck to all of you in this tough year ahead.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,161 Disability Gamechanger
    I only used TCB once and i got £50 for swapping internet provider, I really must use it more this year.
    Another good way of making some extra cash is signing up to You Gov you get £50 for doing surveys and opinion polls usually takes me most of the year to earn the £50 but every penny counts.
    Be extra nice to new members.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,125 Disability Gamechanger
    I signed up to national office for statistics covid testing programme 

    You get tested every month and get £25 per test me and toby have done it for about 18 months now and with extra payment for first time and weekly tests we gave been paid over 1k 

    You have to be invited to participate I have done previous surveys for them which is why I think we were selected 

    It does make me think though of the cost of this to the government 
  • bg844
    bg844 Member Posts: 518 Pioneering
    It is costing too much and every extra restriction comes at a cost. I am and will probably be always wary of this virus but even with Omicron surging I feel we can’t impose any more restrictions. I’m boosted and I’m lucky enough to have family and very few friends- but the past 2 lockdowns I got taken in to a shell and had low mood. I don’t really go out anyway but the once a week Costa trip with my carer really helps.
  • lisathomas50
    lisathomas50 Member Posts: 5,498 Disability Gamechanger
    @janer1967 I declined when I was invited as I test four times a week lateral flow and twice a month pcr test