How to get a discount on almost all your online and in store purchases
Let me introduce you to a way to save money on most of your shopping and how to make money on unwanted gift cards too. The site you need to start using is Zeek. By using this super simple site you can save a percentage by buying other people’s unwanted gift cards. You’ll find gift cards for all sorts of things from groceries, clothes, books to holidays and days out. Yep, you can even buy gift cards at a discount to save money on your holiday! We’ve just booked a holiday so I am going to keep an eye out to see if we can save some money using Zeek.
Here are four ways you can start saving money today with this amazing website:
As I type this you can save 16% at Pizza Express, 17% at Waterstones and 3% at Tesco. Well 3% might not immediately sound great, if you shop there weekly, like me, then that’s going to amount to a lot of money over time. We spend around £400 a month at Tesco, so a 3% saving would be £156 per year; that’s an extra £156 towards a holiday, Christmas or treat! If you start doing this with everything you purchase then it’s going to quickly add up.
Other great offers are to save 8% at Primark, 7% at Argos and 5% at Boots. You really can start to save some money on ALL your household shopping if you start to use Zeek!
Save on Gifts
Not only can you save on your own personal shopping, but you can buy vouchers as gifts for others at a discounted rate. Never buy a gift card as a present from a store again without first looking for it on Zeek! Your recipient will still get the face value of the card, but you could save say 20% yourself – win-win!
And, even better, you can make money!
If you receive a gift card that’s of no use to you, then you can sell it! Sure, they’ll charge a commission and you’ll be selling it for less than it’s worth, but if the card is of no use to you then surely some cash that you can spend on whatever you want is?
If you sign up with promo code 24EM5JCA you’ll get £5 off your first purchase and I’ll get £5 to spend too. Then you can share your own code with family and friends to do the same. This means not only will you save up to 25% off the value of the voucher you choose, but you will also get an additional £5 off.
I always get so excited when I discover a new natural skincare brand. Over the past five years I’ve totally overhauled my skincare and beauty regime to replace all nasty chemical laden products with natural earth friendly (and skin friendly) ones. It still amazes me how the HUGE companies can get away with putting so much unnecessary crap in their products. It’s also so sad how bad it is for the environment.
This is why I get even more excited when I find a brand that truly cares and isn’t just about mass producing the cheapest products possible to unknowing consumers in order to make the most profits. And I get even more excited (that’s like super-duper excited now) when they offer to send me products to review! After browsing their website I really didn’t need to hesitate. I was absolutely thrilled and delighted to be sent some 100% cruelty free, ethical, natural beauty products from Bloomtown to review on my blog.
Who are Bloomtown?
Bloomtown are a multi award winning family business based in Cornwall, UK. After witnessing first-hand the destruction of rainforests, and the likelihood of the extinction of orangutans in the next 5-10 years due to our ‘need’ for palm oil, Preyanka and Medwin were inspired to launch their own 100% truly cruelty free products.
Many other companies disguise palm oil under other ingredient names, but Bloomtown products do not contain any ingredient which uses palm oil, making their products totally cruelty free. Bloomtown do not test on animals and refuse to sell their products in countries where products must be tested on animals.
Their products contain no nasties and instead they fill their range with only ‘sustainable, ethically harvested ingredients.’ Plus they also donate 10% of profits to environmental and animal charities!
I’ll admit when I first received my Bloomtown box my heart sunk a little as I opened it up. I spied bubble wrap and what I thought were those horrid polystyrene peanuts which I instantly thought were not very eco-friendly at all. Little did I know these were actually biodegradable packing peanuts and even biodegradable eco-friendly bubblewrap!
PHEW! Bloomtown wins again as they ONLY use recycled/recyclable packaging and biodegradable packing materials, thus reducing their impact on the environment yet again.
I was in awe of the products as soon as I fished them out of the box. . . I tapped each bottle and jar one by one. Ching-ching. ‘Ben, that’s glass isn’t it? Ooooooh!’ There’s something ever so luxurious about glass bottled toiletries. They’re way more elegant than plastic and therefore ideal for gift giving.
Here’s what I’ve tried:
Exfoliating & Moisturising Sugar Scrub: The Grove (Blood Orange & Pink Grapefruit)
Organic Hand & Body Wash: The Hedgerow (Blackberry & Honeysuckle)
Roll-On Infused Oils: The Café (Vanilla & Hazelnut)
I am so impressed with all three products. The body wash is probably my favourite as I always love to find a satisfying smelling natural body wash that contains no yucky parabens or irritating detergents. It’s been brightening up my showers each morning with its fruity sweet aroma. The body wash (which can also be used as a hand wash) is filled with skin nourishing coconut and olive oils. Scrumptious! And I keep forgetting to say. . . it’s organic too.
As much as I bang on about how bad refined sugar is for you, I only mean when you ingest it, so I’m totally down with rubbing it all over your body in the form of an exfoliating sugar scrub. Yes please! The orange and grapefruit scent is delicious and if you don’t agree it’s the best sugar scrub you’ve ever tried, Bloomtown will give you your money back if you let them know within five days.
I’m loving roll on infused oils just now. I’m not sure how long they have been a thing, but I’ve only recently been introduced and this is my second experience. It’s a good experience too! This scent is quite sickly sweet at first roll on, but tapers off to a light sweet mouth-watering scent which pleases me every time I catch a whiff. The small roll on bottles are perfectly hand bag sized and mine has been everywhere with me so far. It’s a great little pick me up throughout the day. A little roll on each pulse point as the day begins to tire me and whoooosh I’m off again.
Bloomtown 20% OFF Discount Code
The very kind folk at Bloomtown have given me discount code LYLIA20 to share with you for a whopping 20% off your order!
Discover natural bodywash, soap,clay masks, bath oil, scrubs, lip balm, candles and plenty more at www.bloomtown.co.uk
Make extra cash easily from home with matched betting
Have you heard of Matched Betting? It’s a risk free way to earn some extra cash from home in your spare time, or some even make it into a full time tax free income! Wow!
Read on to see just how much I made in March 2017 and how I'm getting on.
March profit = £588.19
Total matched betting profit since 20th January 2017 = £1341.81
I’ve been matched betting since the 20th January and I’m pleased to report my total earnings in just over two months are £1341.81 – amazing!
This is tax free cash that I do not have to declare as it’s classed as ‘gambling’ money. But don’t be fooled by that word as I’m not technically gambling as I know exactly how much profit I’ll make before I place my bets thanks to Profit Accumulator who talk me through the entire matched betting process and make it really simple.
My profit for March is £588.19 which I’m very happy with.
I was still working my way through the beginners offers which look to be the most profitable. I only have three beginner’s offers left to do, but they aren’t so straightforward and having read the forums attached to them, I’m not sure I’ll attempt them. We’ll see.
The forums at Profit Accumulator provide a wealth of information and the members are super supportive. Everyone helps each other and you can ask questions if you are stuck or unsure.
I’ve started working my way through the casino offers, but I never have much luck with these. These are offers for free spins on slots mainly. I never win! I did win £40 on a free scratch card, but that’s been my only win like this so far. They are quite time consuming, but I’ll work my way through them all as it’s free money if I do win, so might as well try! There are screenshots from people in the forums who have won £200ish, so it can happen.
I’m also going to take a look at the bingo offers in April and have a go at the risk free ones.
Now I’m through the sportsbook sign up offers I need to get my head around the reload section. I’ve already been doing some of these (the easy ones I understand), but it’s not enough to make a good profit every month.
I need to learn to do the accas and horse racing to make good money ongoing it would seem. Luckily Profit Accumulator have reduced their monthly membership fee this month to only £17.99 a month AND they’ve included two bits of software in this package – Match Catcher and Acca Catcher – which find horse races and accas to bet on and do all the sums! Sounds easy! They were previously charging extra for each bit of software, so it’s amazing it’s all included.
Try Profit Accumulator for free for one whole month
At the time of writing this Profit Accumulator are letting you trial their membership for free for one whole month!
So you may as well have a go and start making some extra cash from home today! Sign up here!
Catch up on my previous blog posts about matched betting here:
One thing I’ve never thought of is having cycling insurance, but actually it totally makes sense. Roads are very scary places and I think we’re a pretty long way off having safer cycle paths on all streets and busy main roads. It’s scary as a driver in a protective car sometimes, so I can’t imagine what it must be like for people who cycle absolutely everywhere, especially down narrow country lanes where cars seem to think it’s acceptable to go 20 miles per hour above the speed limit. I can feel a rant coming on to join my many other rants about unsafe drivers I see every day.
Unfortunately those idiotic drivers may be the very reason you need to consider covering yourself in the event of an accident as a cyclist. Or perhaps you may have a terrible fall off your bike of your own accord. Being out of work and the health costs of an injury can amount to more than we might think. We all have car insurance and wouldn’t dream of driving around without any, but how many of you have insurance for you and your bicycle? If you’re a serious rider then you shouldn’t pedal anywhere without it.
So where do you get cycling insurance?
PedalSure offer competitive Cycling Insurance for You and Your Bike. They provide unrivalled personal accident cover up to £150,000 and the widest range of options.
Once you cover your Bike with Theft & Accidental damage you can then choose from the following bicycle insurance options:
30/60 Days Overseas Extension
Bike Box & Air Transit Cover
Dental & Physio
Competition Use (Sportive as Standard)
Up to £150k Personal Accident
50% Multi-Bike Discount
PedalSure was launched back in 2015 to address the issue that many cyclists are under insured themselves with little or no personal protection. Since then they have added many options to suit the cycling commuter and enthusiast as well as their bikes.
Save 25% on unique home accessories and gifts with Make Ruem
Make Ruem, the unique and elegant home accessories online shop, currently have a spring sale with 25% off absolutely everything. If you’re spring cleaning and want to freshen up your décor this sale will be perfect for you. Especially if you love home accessories that none of your friends will have, but they will all want. It’s also perfectly timed if you’re on the hunt for that perfect Mother’s Day gift.
If you’ve not read about my love for Make Ruem before then you need to check out my previous blog posts full of incredible home décor and gift idea picks:
If that’s not enough to fill you with inspiration (and want to change your décor in every room), here are my top four gift ideas for your mum this Mother’s Day from Make Ruem:
Is your mum a fan of stags? Stag décor is perfect for any rustic themed home or country cottage. Make Ruem have several stag and antler themed kitchen gifts which will be ideal. The antler handled slate trays are great for entertaining. From just £7.50 in the sale for the Stag Wine Bottle Stopper you’ll find something to suit your budget.
2. Cosy Throws
A good cosy throw always goes down well in our home. What mum doesn’t like to snuggle up under a luxurious soft blanket at the end of a long day? Pick from moss stitch, chunky knit, fine knit and brushed textures all with a generous 25% discount.
3. Decorative Crockery
These plates are the most unique I’ve seen. I would be a happy mama if someone got me one of these for Mother’s Day. Use around the home to store trinkets or as the coolest serving plates ever.
4. Geometric Squirrel
I couldn’t miss this chap out! How fab are these squirrels? In on trend grey and geometric design, these squirrels will brighten up your mum’s day. They’ll look great on a marble fireplace nibbling away.
What are your favourite items from Make Ruem? I hope this blog post has given you some inspiration for your Mother’s Day gift ideas