Monday, 11 December 2017

Saving Money With E.ON

The New Year is often a time when people begin to think about ways to save money.  You might have a special occasion coming up such as a wedding or a big birthday, you might want to take an exciting holiday as a family or you might just want more flexibility with your cash-flow.

We definitely fall into that last category so when E.ON got in touch with me to share about their online tariff comparison, I was intrigued.  E.ON say that the Ofgem national average UK household could save up to £200 per year by switching to the E.ON Go Online Tariff.  You simply pop in your postcode and house number and away you go.

It's interesting that you could make such a significant saving (imagine what an extra £200 a year could get you!) and yet I bet that changing energy supplier is often bottom of the pile when it comes to looking at ways to save money.  I know if it was left to me, I would go for the easiest option and in my mind, having to change suppliers seem like a lot of effort.  Yet it really isn't.

Our energy bills are an expense we are used to paying out for, and it is something we definitely don't think about from month to month.  We have our direct debit set up, and that is that.  Yet when we put our details in, it churned out that we could save around £10 a month.  Although that doesn't seem a lot at first glance, it's actually £120 a year which could be put towards something.  For us, it would most likely go towards a family day (or two) out somewhere.

In all honesty, it would be nice to have money ready for a family day out without having to worry it was taking away from something else and as we are already used to paying more for our energy, we could simply pop that £10 a month straight into a savings account.  If you've ever costed up a trip to the zoo, or theme park, or even just a staycation...they can quickly add up in price once you've paid for entry, and food etc.  Having money ready to go would be a real financial blessing and would enable us to plan a couple of fun days out without any additional worry.

One thing to consider is the fact that the saving might seem pretty minimal from month to month but the point is that it adds up.  So even if you came out as saving only £5 a month, that is still £60 over the year.  As some of the other bloggers who were also asked pointed out, the little things can still make all the difference whether it's a couple of fancy coffees or a takeaway a few times a year!

So if you are looking at saving money in 2018, then I would highly recommend having a look at how much you could save with E.ON.  You might be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by E.ON, to help advertise their wide range of tariffs.  Although I was paid for this advertisement, all views are my own.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Have A Merry Christmas with Jet2!

There's nothing like having to do the school run or head out to work in the blistering cold to make you start dreaming of the summer sun, is there?!  I am a big fan of the colder months; when you can stay indoors and wrap yourself in a big blanket with a steaming mug of hot chocolate but I didn't feel quite so pleased when I was trying to scrape ice off my windscreen first thing this morning!

That said, when I received a hamper full of Christmas goodies from Jet2 earlier in the week, it definitely put me in a more festive frame of mind.  As you can see from my unboxing video, I do love a good surprise and this one definitely contains enough to keep us going throughout December as Meg and Eli (and let's be as well!) get more...and more...and more excited!

Better yet, if you are craving that summer sun then Jet2 are running a superb competition: every day from the 1st to the 26th December someone will win a Jet2 holiday!  All you have to do is correctly answer the holiday-themed question and you'll be in with a chance of winning.  Imagine if you could be popping that underneath your Christmas tree this year.

If you pre-register before tomorrow you also get an extra daily entry.

Thank you to Jet2 for sending me this lovely hamper.