Saturday, 24 August 2013

Raiding my piggy bank

Every year I save £2 coins and 20ps  to feed my Clarks habit.
I always try to save enough cash to buy a pair of boots and a pair of shoes.
This year I had managed to save £200 - enough for boots, work shoes and to replace my favourite leopard flats which are now down to about 0.5p a wear and showing signs that they won't last another season.

Each year towards the end of August Clarks always have a 20% off code for their new season shoes which means I saved......

......£16 on these £79.99 boots,

£7.00 on these £34.99 shoes,

and £11 on these £54.99 shoes.

The total cost of my shoe/boot haul was £134.97.

And I saved an extra £13.60 as I used the cashback site, Quidco to make the purchase which was offering 10% cashback for Clarks.

The extra £78.60 will go towards my winter wardrobe.

I am off to buy a new piggy bank for next year now.


  1. What a good idea - and better still to buy with 20% off!

  2. Well done you! What an excellent way to save! I do save my change, all change but use it towards our annual holiday, I much prefer your idea! x

  3. I also save coins and sometimes bank notes in my piggy bank. But not often enough, I only save about 50 EUR per year. I take the money for a special event. When I see your gorgeous shoes I think I should save more. Particularly the Mary Janes are exactly what I like. I look forward to seeing you wearing them.

  4. you got some great shoes! Good for you for saving up all year, and being smart about your spending!
    Chic on the Cheap

  5. Amazing, all three pairs are gorgeous! And a very clever way to save money, too; my husband does the same (not for shoes, though...) - I never get to keep the coins :)

  6. OMG - that is a genius idea! And great purchases too...I look forward to seeing you model them x

  7. Great use of those tucked away coins.


  8. This is a great idea - saving up for special shoes :)
    I adore the animal print flats... i need a pair.