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Naomi’s top 5 sainsbury’s basics products

Naomi is a Miss Thrifty reader who blogs at Slender Means: a UK site dedicated to money-saving ideas and bargain alerts...

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Wishing you a happy & thrifty new year 2014

It’s January 3rd and I don’t know about you, but I’m spent out – in all senses of the word. In the town centre where I w..

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Five thrifty uses for a potato

You know all that talk about super foods? Well, forget the nutritional miracles supposedly wrought by expensive berries ..

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Coupon club, 11/03/14: tetley, starbucks & train tickets

Welcome to a new feature here on the Miss Thrifty blog: my weekly Coupon Club! I recently realised that although I’m si..

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This is why you need an emergency fund.

UH OH… The first thing to go wrong was the washing machine. I couldn’t do any laundry: every time I turned on the washi..

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Eye on a slow cooker? this post is for you.

According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, sales of slow cookers have been soaring, steadily. On Amazon, sales of slo..

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Money-saving tip for the week? if you like fish, try dab.

Dab is like sole and plaice: a flat fish. It tastes like them too with soft, sweet, milky flesh. The difference? The pri..

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Eight simple ways to reduce food waste

The average UK family is throwing away almost an entire meal daily, and wasting nearly £60 a month.  So if you are looki..

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Five more ways to save money on energy bills.

Ha! I’m getting the video bug now. Last week I popped up on ITV Tonight, sharing practical tips on how to save money on ..

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Thrifty deskfest #2: bread bhurji

 So what’s in today’s tiffin? Bread bhurji, with a nice cup of tea and a couple of satsumas for after: It is the b..

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A thrifty outing: heritage open days

Now that the wet and windy weather is closing in, are you wondering what to do this weekend? If you are, then look no fu..

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Coupon club, 18/03/14: debenhams, fairy liquid & free magazines

Thank you for all the great feedback last week. As for this week… well, there aren’t many supermarket coupons floating m..

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How to save on mother’s day flowers

Many florists hike their prices at this time of year – I’m sure I can’t be the only one who shudders when checking out t..

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Argan oil: the thrifty version!

Back in the pre-Thrifty days, I used to get argan oil from Selfridges Food Hall. On salads and as a dipping oil, it was ..

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How to make lemon curd in your slow cooker

I wasn’t going to post this recipe. Homemade lemon curd works out at a fraction of the price of shop-bought lemon curd ..

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How to make a fruit fly trap

If you have an empty jar or bottle to hand, you can make a fruit fly trap in less than two minutes. I made two fruit fly..

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Thrifty deskfest #5: porridge three ways

Well, I couldn’t really run a series on thrifty breakfasts without including porridge, could I? Not only are porridge oa..

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Thrifty deskfest #3: croissant & blueberry smoothie

I was in a rush and didn’t have enough honey to make the homemade granola I was planning. So for Thrifty Deskfest #3… ..

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