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Shopping deals for your garden: Are free standing awnings worth the cost?

Posted on May 1, 2021 at 9:54 am


Free standing awnings are very popular in UK gardens. Think about it, since lockdown we’ve all been spending more time at home, and that means that even on those hot days, we need a tranquil place. But when the day is too hot or it’s raining heavily, you need protection, and a freestanding awning is a good solution. Purchasing a freestanding awning does not have to be that expensive, probably around £300 or less if you want a budget option. The awning is very easy to install in your garden since all the poles are included and most of them have wheels for easy transportation. There’s no more need to hire someone to help you with installation, or pay extra money for it; simply purchase one and set it up... Read More »

Five Best Online Eco Shops

Posted on April 18, 2021 at 10:06 am


When shopping for yourself or others, your priority may be sustainability and eco-friendly options. Well if this is the case, there are some fantastic online shops out there that help bring these earth-friendly products to you! Five Best Online Eco Shops 1. Ethical Superstore- have a LARGE variety of products from groceries to clothes, not all our zero-waste but have some ethical quality to them 2. Green Alternatives- are a zero-waste, eco-friendly site based in Bristol that have some incredible gifts, outdoor items and kitchenware 3. Peace with the Wild- is another zero-waste supplier of hygiene products and skin care 4. Boobalou- offers a range of reusable household items such as reusable bin liners to help reduce waste 5. Rapanui- is a zero-waste, affordable and ethical clothing retailer that promotes... Read More »

High Street Recovery News

Posted on February 28, 2021 at 11:08 am


It is being said that next month an announcement on a High Street COVID recovery fund will be announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak who wants to “get the tills ringing again” for high street businesses. It is being said that this grant scheme entails a total £5bn going into shops and pubs that could be worth up to £18,000 for a single business. Around 700,000 businesses will be eligible for this grant but many believe this amount just doesn’t go far enough. The Institute of Public Policy Research has said this proposed amount is only worth about 2% of the value of the entire UK economy pre-pandemic. Because of this, some are suggesting a more robust amount of £190bn, which would be equivalent to 8.6% of the value of the... Read More »

Is it Time to Start Thinking About Christmas Shopping?

Posted on August 23, 2020 at 10:04 am


Are you sick of being broke in December and the following January because of Christmas? So many people wait until the last few weeks, before Christmas, to start their shopping and this is a big mistake! You should be considering Christmas shopping now or at least start planning so you can keep an eye out for sales, scheduling these items into your budget and getting the best deals, instead of panic buying at the last minute. What you can be doing now: 1. Make a list of who you want to buy for. 2. Decide how much you want to spend for each person. 3. Check what your budget will allow for from now until Christmas. 4. Create the list of items you intend to buy, check around multiple shops... Read More »

Saving money with cashback accounts

Posted on May 12, 2020 at 12:41 pm


If you love to shop online, setting up a cashback account could be a great option to help you save money whilst you shop. Cashback websites work with other brands and companies to save you money while you shop with them. Setting up an account is simple and quick, so you can start saving in a matter of minutes. All you are required to do is purchase your items via the link within the cashback site, and then once processed you will receive your money into your cashback account. This money can then be withdrawn later down the line. Cashback sites include purchases of car and home insurance, something you will do yearly without thinking, well save while you do with a simple link from the cashback site. Simple savings... Read More »