Thrifty Food

Peach iced tea in five minutes

This quick and easy peach iced tea recipe comes in at less than £1 a pitcher: what’s not to like? I adore it: chilled until it is super-cold, this recipe is as thirst-quenching as it is delicious. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 September 2, 2014

Thrifty Fashion

Upcycle a frumpy frock into a 1940s tea dress

Remember these floaty cotton dresses? Wouldn’t it be great if you could wave a magic wand and turn them into 1940s tea dresses? When you think about it, a needle is like a really small, shiny wand… Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty10 August 7, 2014

early train

Personal Finance

All change, all change…

A new job, a rebirth as a commuter – and a monthly season ticket, the price of which is a thorn in my tightwad soul. Plus some bloggy developments. Yep, it’s all change around here… Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty10 July 27, 2014

slow cooker camping recipes

Thrifty Food

Slow Cooker on Holiday: Four Camping Recipes

On our recent glamping holiday, my slow cooker came with us. It sounds weird; it turned out to be a great idea. Here are the cheap, simple & filling dishes I cooked (plus a boozy recipe). Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 July 18, 2014

miss thrifty deals

Deals & Bargains

Friday Bargains: handbags, lipstick, a free PC World giftcard & more

Here is a round-up of the bestest bargains out there. From a flash sale at Zatchels & cut-price Revlon make-up, to a free gift card for PC World, is there something here for you? Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 June 27, 2014

glamping on a budget

Thrifty Holidays

Four Tips for Glamping on a Budget

I am not overly keen on the term ‘glamping’, but I love glamping on a budget. It can be done! Here are my four top tips, from group travel to taking a certain kitchen item with you. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 June 26, 2014

split-ticket on trains

Thrifty Outings

Have you seen this new way to save money on train tickets?

Fed up with expensive train travel? ‘Split-ticketing’ is when you purchase multiple tickets, to save cash. A new website makes split-ticketing easier than ever. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty11 June 16, 2014

save water save money

Thrifty Home

Water, water-saving freebies everywhere

It is a simple fact: when you save water, you save money. So take advantage of the water-saving freebies currently being offered by utilities companies. Everyone’s a winner! Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 June 11, 2014



GIVEAWAY: win £100 in John Lewis vouchers

Drewberry Insurance would like feedback on a new tool, and has teamed up with Miss Thrifty for a giveaway. Would you like a £100 John Lewis voucher? Then read on… Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty157 June 6, 2014

3 fun freebies for kids

Thrifty Outings

Lego, guitar lessons & tractor rides: 3 freebies for kids

Come rain or shine, there are plenty of free ways to keep the kids entertained right now. Here are some of my favourites, starting with free build sessions at Lego stores. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 June 4, 2014

tomato soup recipe

Thrifty Food

The best tomato soup you’ll ever make

This homemade tomato soup is something else. It is fresh and full of flavour. This is a Frugal Grandma recipe, so it is as inexpensive and simple as it is delicious. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 May 23, 2014

portable dvd player cheapest option

Thrifty Outings

In-car DVD players: a thrifty workaround

I used to wonder at the popularity of portable DVD players, for use in cars. When a nightmare motorway journey led to an epiphany, this thrifty workaround did the job. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 May 21, 2014

get 2 pounds off fuel

Deals & Bargains

Get a £2 discount next time you fill the tank

A fuel deal has just kicked off and, if you drive, don’t miss it. From now until the end of the week, you can get £2 cashback next time you fill up. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 May 20, 2014

M&s gift card

Deals & Bargains

FREEBIE: snag a £5 Marks & Spencer gift card

The Miss Thrifty Blog has teamed up with Top Cashback for an exclusive reader freebie. Read on to find out how you can get a FREE £5 M&S eGift Card. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 May 7, 2014

how to clean patent leather shoes & bags

Thrifty Fashion

Some cleaning fixes for patent leather shoes & bags

How do you clean patent leather shoes and handbags? My advice: if you have a well-stocked kitchen cupboard, you don’t need to bother with commercial cleaners. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 April 27, 2014

Thrifty Food

Emma’s Top 5 Tesco Everyday Value Products

What are the best Tesco Everyday Value products? Emma from the Aldi to Harrods blog is a time-served Tesco shopping DEMON, who has kindly agreed to share her (ahem) Value-able secrets… Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty9 April 17, 2014