Published on January 8th, 2012 | by Pete0
Saving with Stamps. How a Windfall can Sneak up on You
I hate shopping. I’m sure you’ve read some of my previous moans on this topic. However, I like eating, and it also has the dual benefit of keeping me alive. So, in summary, shopping is a necessary evil. It is also an opportunity to create some savings. The majority of the big stores (we’re Tescos people) have some sort of saving stamps scheme.
My wife and I like this as a way of saving. It only costs a quid for a stamp every week when we go shopping, which is a small amount we don’t really struggle to spare. The bonus is that this feels almost painless, and when it gets to the end of the year, we’ve got £50 saved up to spend around Christmas time. We normally use the money for a Christmas tree. Whatever you choose to spend it on, it’s a really good way to save a little every week, and without really feeling any ‘pinch’. I also enjoy buying my stamp at the end of the shopping, as it can take some of the sting out of just parting with money! I was trying to think of some clever stamp pun to end with, but I can’t.