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.

8 comments:

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

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  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

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  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.

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

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  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 :)

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

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  7. Great use of those tucked away coins.

    Darla

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

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