NEW year resolutions already out of the window?
Today, January 19, is the day most people cave in, a survey by fitness social network Strava finds.
But if saving more money was your aim, I shall not let you give up that easily. An easy way to stash cash is with a money-saving challenge.
Here are a few ideas . . .
1p challenge: This one is super-simple. You start out by saving 1p on the first day, 2p on the second, 3p on the third and so on. By day 366 — remember, 2020 is a leap year — you will be saving £3.66 for the day. It adds up to a total of £671.61 for the year.
Fiver challenge: I do like this one, because it is so flexible. Basically, you just set aside any leftover fivers in your purse or wallet. This will build up to quite a bit over the year.
£20 challenge: It is so easy to spend £20 a week on a takeaway or a few drinks down the pub, but this forces you to squirrel it away instead. By saving £20 every Friday, you will have £1,040 by the end of 2020.
52-week challenge: Put away £1 during week one, £2 over week two, £3 on week three . . . you can see where this is going. If you can afford to keep this up, you will be saving £52 by the final week of the year. Overall, you will end up with £1,378.
Loose-change challenge: Similar to the Fiver Challenge, but with coins. Every time you break into a note, put your change in a piggy bank. You will be surprised by how much it adds up to over 12 months.
Deal of the day
REBOOT with Boots this month, with up to 50 per cent off wellness products, such as 30 capsules of Wellwoman Original for £5.03, down from £6.29. And you can get three for the price of two. Bonus.
Save: up to 50 per cent
FOUR Graze cocoa & vanilla bars are half price at Tesco. Grab a box for £1.24, down from £2.49. They are great for a healthier snack.
My Sun Savers fiver
HARRIET Bartley, of Aylesbury, Bucks, says: “My Sun Savers Fivers paid for my two dogs’ annual boosters this month. Great after all the expenses of Christmas.”
- Share your Savers fiver stories at sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and get 28 codes worth £5 if yours is used. Include your name and town.
SALAD spinners are super- handy – but do not fork out for this one from John Lewis when you can get similar for just a couple of quid at Poundland.
Shop and save
SAVE a third on a Yankee Candle at Argos, including the large-jar honey, fig and jam scent for £9.24, down from £14.
Reader’s saving tip
KATHLEEN Bostock, of Ramsey, Cambs, says: “A cheap way to keep your washing machine clean – put a handful of soda crystals into the drum with every wash. It also helps with mildew in the door rubber.”
- Share tips at sunsavers.co.uk/tips and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if yours is used. Please include your name and town.
Britain’s favourite getaways are back
HOLIDAYS From £9.50 are back and 2020 sees us mark three decades of sending readers on bargain getaways.
The Sun is the nation’s biggest provider of short breaks, which have been enjoyed by more than 55 million people since 1990.
This time, you can choose from a massive 309 holiday parks to visit across the UK and Europe.
Fancy ticking off some new countries in Europe or visiting some areas of the UK you have never been to before?
If so, our getaways are the perfect bases from which to explore. Try Cornwall, Devon, or East Anglia — or venture to France, Spain or Croatia.
There is lots of inspiration and detail on the attractions near our holiday parks.
Plus check out all the holiday parks in today’s 60-page glossy brochure. There is a booking form in there, which you can also find at thesun.co.uk/holidays.
With breaks available from March all the way through to November, you will have the widest range of dates to choose from.
Book either a three-night weekend break — or those able to go Monday to Friday can take advantage of our midweek offer of four nights for the price of three.
Booking your holiday could not be easier.
Collect TEN tokens or codewords or TEN Sun Savers codes from the 25 that will be printed daily in the paper.
Once you have them, follow the steps in the table here to book your break.
- T&Cs: Price pp based on four sharing. Multiple token/code collect. Subject to availability. Terms, conditions and date restrictions apply. See thesun.co.uk/holidays.
Your paper could be worth £50,000
Every month YOU could win the super cash giveaway in our Sun Raffle just for reading this paper.
Entering could not be easier – simply download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk.
Then, opt in to each month’s Sun Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the codes printed daily inside the paper – scanning in the app or entering online.
With every code you enter you will earn a Raffle ticket into that month’s £50,000 Raffle.
There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect per month, so make sure to enter as many codes as you can to give yourself the best chance of winning. Remember, you have got to be in it to win it.
Not already a Sun Savers member? Join Sun Savers today.
It only takes a minute to sign up – just search “Sun Savers” in the app store and then download the app, or head to sunsavers.co.uk. To get started, all you need to do is enter a few details.
– T&Cs apply. For full T&Cs see sunsavers.co.uk.
Fancy a free fiver?
YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.
Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.
Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have collected 28.
This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.
For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver.
So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.
We are keeping it super-simple.
You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.
Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at sunsavers.co.uk.
To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.
With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.
TO JOIN: Don’t worry, folks — joining takes just 30 seconds, in three steps.
- PRICES correct at time of going to press. Deals/offers subject to availability.