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 Thrifty6 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 Thrifty6 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 Thrifty18 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 Thrifty11 April 17, 2014

make candles last longer

Thrifty Home

HOW TO: make your candles last longer

I promised some tips for making your candles last longer, and here they are. You will need: nail clippers, a ruler, a stick of dry spaghetti and an eye on the clock. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty6 April 13, 2014

sell stuff online

Personal Finance

It’s not all about eBay! Other popular sites for selling second-hand items

If you want to make money from your old stuff, the buck doesn’t stop with eBay! Here are some other popular sites for selling your second-hand items online. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty16 April 3, 2014

win shopping vouchers


GIVEAWAY: Win a £200 Marks & Spencer voucher

This is a tip-top giveaway to win a £200 Marks & Spencer voucher. To enter, just join our group of canny bargain-hunters & answer one simple question. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty348 April 3, 2014

save money on diptyque candles

Thrifty Home

Love Diptyque candles? Try the thrifty version….

A decade after Diptyque came into vogue, I am still agog that people will pay £40 for a chuffing candle. Here is my thrifty alternative: just £6 a pop. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty3 April 1, 2014

save money mothers day flowers

Deals & Bargains

How to save on Mother’s Day flowers

Fortunately there are ways to say it with flowers on Mother’s Day and make your mum feel deservedly special, even when your budget is modest. Get the lowdown >>

Miss Thrifty4 March 27, 2014