split-ticket on trains

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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

3 fun freebies for kids

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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

portable dvd player cheapest option

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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

chuggington national railway museum

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Recommended: a free day out at the National Railway Museum

We went to the National Railway Museum: a free day out in York, which is heaven for kids & big kids alike. Plus bonus tips to save money on parking & food. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 February 24, 2014

thrifty new year

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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 work, the streets and shops are so crowded with grim-faced sale shoppers that it … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 January 3, 2014

free bt wifi

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FREEBIE: WiFi courtesy of BT Wireless Hotspots

If you look for a cafe with WiFi when you are out and about, this freebie may interest you. Until 15 December 2013, you can claim an hour’s free WiFi. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 December 5, 2013

chartwell gardens

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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 further: Heritage Open Days are happening NOW and they are right on your doorstep. Take a … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 September 13, 2013

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Car Boot Sales: Three Home Truths

Uh-oh, Mum’s been car booting again! I set out with my trusty trestle table, found bargains aplenty – and learned three truths too (one of them the hard way). Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon… Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty14 August 23, 2013

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Yorkshire Weekends: Flowers, Tractors and Victory Rolls

When the weather warms up, Yorkshire comes into its own and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. It’s so pretty here, and there is so much to do for free or at low cost. This is what I have been getting up to on my thrifty weekends. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty2 June 20, 2013

free positive thoughts

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Free Positive Thoughts: Take One!

If you enjoy making other people smile as much as you enjoy free stuff, I have the perfect freebie for you. I was walking to work in Harrogate, when I came across this poster taped to a lamp-post: Free Positive … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty12 June 6, 2013

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Holed up at Frugal Grandma’s

With the May bank holiday looming, I’ve taken some time to recharge batteries this week. Thrifty Baby and I went to see Frugal Grandma and Frugal Grandad. We were completely spoilt, of course. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty8 May 3, 2013

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A Thrifty February Sunday

Cheer up! I know it’s damp and cold and windy, but the first snowdrops are here. At Fountains Abbey, the woods are carpeted with snowdrops. They always make me happy: among all the drabness, a sign that Spring is finally … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty5 February 19, 2013

Spamalot free tickets

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Get Free Tickets to Spamalot

Tickets to West End musicals don’t come cheap – unless you want to be sat at the back behind a pillar, that is. So I thought that the more adventurous among you would be interested to know that you can … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty1 February 1, 2013

Winter Driving

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Winter Driving: Get Your Car Ready in Seven Steps

When I lived in London and then Arizona, it never occurred to me that I should prepare my car for winter. Then I moved to North Yorkshire and quickly found that here, winter driving can be a hazardous and expensive … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty0 December 3, 2012

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Another thrifty baby shower: a 1950s tea party

Following my post about baby shower crafternoons, here’s another thrifty baby shower idea.  Remember Naiomi? This talented Miss Thrifty reader kitted out her baby’s beautiful nursery on a slashed budget. She also masterminded her own baby shower, in keeping with … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 October 31, 2012

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Baby Shower Crafternoons

I want to show you a couple of baby shower ideas this week. Last year when I was pregnant with Thrifty Baby, I didn’t have a baby shower. They aren’t really my bag; in fact, the baby shower is one … Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty7 October 24, 2012