M&S free foodie goodies and Quidco
Had to go to Tunbridge Wells today and ended up walking from one end of the town to the other, had sore feet by the end.
I use an M&S credit card for absolutely everything, to collect the points, making sure I pay it off in full every month. Then every now and then, I get some lovely M&S food, that I otherwise wouldn’t buy, using the points. So as kind of a reward for my sore feet, today was one of those days.
I got a huge pizza, some lovely salad leaves to go with it. A lemon tart to follow, and some lovely super fresh strawberries and blueberries. Lovely! Would show you a picture, but forgot until after we had eaten it for tea!
I get Martin Lewis’ email each week, as thousands of other people do. This week, amongst other things, he was talking about current accounts. I have been thinking of changing the account I use for bill paying as it is a Cahoot one that is in just my name, and needs to be joint names really. If one of us was run over by the proverbial bus, it would be very difficult to have any accounts in a single name. But you can’t open new Cahoot accounts, and I can’t change it to joint.
So a new account it is. The Santander 123 account costs £2 a month, which I would never normally even think about. But seeing as Martin recommended it, I did the sums and it works out very well. It pays a % into the account on council tax, water and energy bills, and any credit balance. So before I went off to TW, I did the application. By the time I got back I had an email saying it was all set up and the transfer was underway – brilliant.
I also thought it was about time I started to use Quidco, so I went through the site and I also had an email to say that it had tracked and the cash back was £35 – woohoo!
I set up the Quidco account this week and tried it the first time when renewing the car insurance, also M&S. But no email for that, so don’t know if that worked or not yet. They are very slow apparently, M&S that is, so we’ll see.
Do you use Quidco, does it track ok for you?
Take care of your family and your budget
Before putting together the meal planners, Lesley surveyed what was needed. Of the existing 14 budget meal plans, most are cheap meals for 2 people so can be sized up or down. Others are cheap family meals for 4 people, or meals for one