How To Become A Mystery Shopper

How To Become A Mystery Shopper

Becoming a Mystery Shopper is a great way to earn a bit of extra money and get free products.

It’s easy to do and you can schedule in visits to fit around your everyday life.

Since I started I’ve had so many free products and meals, plus earned a little bit of extra cash. Most mystery shops are quick and easy to complete. You’ll be provided with a full brief which you need to follow carefully, then complete a report afterwards detailing your experience.

I’m registered as a Mystery Shopper with several UK companies: read more

How To Survive Christmas On A Budget

Christmas is my favourite time of year and even though I’m on tight budget I don’t let that affect my celebrations. I’m actually normally a lot more organised and would have finished most of my shopping by now. This year has been a bit more hectic with a baby to take care of, but there’s┬ástill time to grab a few bargains and cut the cost of Christmas.


Decide how much you can realistically afford to spend and stick to that budget. If money is a bit tight, consider buying fewer presents – do you really need a gift for your kid’s teacher or the lady down the road? Set a spend limit with family or agree to only buy presents for the kids. read more

How To Boost Your Loyalty Points

I am a huge fan of loyalty schemes. If a company has one, you can bet I’m signed up to it. They are a great way of getting a little something back for shopping you would be doing anyway.

Some schemes can take a loooooong time accrue anything worth spending, but there are ways to boost your loyalty points and make your cards work for you.

Boost your Nectar Points:

Canvass is Nectar’s survey website. You’re rewarded with Nectar points for every survey you complete, and 2 points for every one you get screened out of. Personally I haven’t earned that many points as I do tend to get screened out of quite a few, which can be frustrating, but it’s worth giving it a go. read more

How To Start Managing Money Like A Pro

So you need to take control of your finances but don’t know where to start. If you’re struggling with money it can all be a bit overwhelming. The main thing is you’ve recognised that you need to make a change.

To take control of your finances you first need to know exactly what you’ve got coming in and going out every month. Write down everything, and I mean EVERYTHING you spend money on. Include your mortgage/rent, bills, shopping, petrol, food, nights out, even the chocolate bar you bought on the way to work. read more