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YOUR LOCAL MONEY-SAVING BLOG

May 22, 2020

A huge demand for medicines during the coronavirus pandemic has pushed many pharmacies to breaking point with few having room to take on extra online orders for NHS prescriptions.

Lloyds, Boots, Superdrug and family run chemists across the country are under huge pressure as requests for medication have reached a level never seen before because hundreds of thousands of people have been told to shield and get their prescriptions...

May 20, 2020

Welcome back to Broke in Bristol – & beyond the blog that helps you save money, make money and invest in your future. Lots of us are struggling to make ends meet at the moment due to the coronavirus pandemic and for those of us with savings it can feel like our hard work has been for nothing. I asked Bristol-based property investor Agata Gwizdala to share her top three tips on how to still make money from savings now that inte...

May 15, 2020

Welcome back to Broke in Bristol – & beyond the blog that helps you save money, make money and invest in your future. I don't know about you but I really fancy a takeaway tonight! Lockdown hasn't exactly been good for the waistline, or the pocket, has it?

Anyone who knows me knows that I don't like paying full price for anything, however I do like to support local businesses when I can. So imagine my excitement when I disc...

May 11, 2020

More than 6.5 million people could lose their jobs due to Covid-19 according to the latest statistics from the Institute for Social and Economic Research.

The worst hit sectors will be accommodation and food with almost 75 per cent of the workforce potentially laid off but unfortunately the pandemic will have a knock on effect for most other industries too.

To help people who've lost their income I'll be publishing a jobs r...

May 1, 2020

Good afternoon Bristol and welcome back to Broke in Bristol – & beyond, the blog that helps you save money, make money and invest in your future. As today is Freebie Friday, I'm going to tell you al about a great freebie you can take advantage of as soon as lockdown is over.

BrewDog is giving everyone a free beer when all this is over – whether you live in Bristol, the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany or the USA! BrewDog in...

April 28, 2020

If you, or someone you know, is still struggling to get a supermarket food delivery slot, this box of bits and bobs from Home Bargains might just be a lifeline.


This box of food, which costs £23.99 including delivery, has quite a few staple items inside and could be just the trick for vulnerable people who can't get to the shops during the UK lockdown.

Home Bargains is the latest in a line of retailers to launch their...

April 21, 2020

 Photo credit: Marcus Ahmad photography.

Securing an online delivery food shop for yourself, or a vulnerable person isolating due to the Coronavirus pandemic, has proven virtually impossible over the last few weeks.

Well that was until two very clever people Jason and Sabrina came up with Shopping Slot – a search engine that scrawls Asda, Tesco, Iceland and Waitrose for the next available delivery slot according to you...

April 17, 2020

Budget supermarket Aldi has finally bowed to consumer pressure and is launching an online food delivery service from today (Friday April 17). 

The delivery service has been launched for its most vulnerable customers and at the moment is limited to a parcel costing £24.99 including delivery.

You can order one parcel per customer at aldi.co.uk/food-parcels and the packages include hand sanitiser, toilet rolls, semi skimmed milk, c...

April 14, 2020

Good morning Bristol and welcome back to Broke in Bristol – & beyond the blog that helps you save money, make money and invest in your future. Today, I'd like to talk about how it's really important to ask for a payment holiday on your mortgage and a freeze on any credit card or loan payments if your finances have been affected by Covid-19.

Before the Coronavirus pandemic changed everything, I was doing pretty OK with...

April 13, 2020

Good afternoon Bristol and welcome back to your local money-saving blog – the place to save money, make money and invest in your future. Right now, a lot of people are either looking for a new job or an extra income because they've been made redundant, are on a zero hours contract or will need to make up the other 20% of their wages if they are being furloughed on 80%.

This list is by no means exclusive, but I thought read...

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Jackie Annett and I've lived in this wonderful city for many years. I'm a single mum to twelve-year-old Little Miss Diva and for the last 20 years I've been working as a journalist, magazine editor and blogger.

 

Saving money hasn't always come naturally to me – in fact most bloggers who write about saving money have been in debt themselves. In my late 20s, my ex-husband and I were in £16,000 worth of debt. We worked hard, partied hard and shopped hard! I’ve always loved a bargain, but I had more ‘bargain’ outfits than one young woman could possibly need. I continually went over my overdraft and got into trouble with the banks and credit card companies as a result.

 

It was finding out that I was pregnant that proved to be my wake up call. I remember thinking “how the hell am I going to live off £100 a week maternity pay?” as I was used to earning and spending so much more. But we tightened our belts, stopped going out and we managed OK. When I started earning decent money again, I put all my wages away. We lived off a strict budget and I came up with a plan for dealing with our debts. After a couple of years, we’d paid it all off. It was a fantastic feeling!

 

I made a promise to myself that I would never get into debt again and I’ve stuck to it. Paying less for everything has enabled me to go from drowning in debt to owning my own house — despite being a single parent and without any financial help from my family. I really enjoy helping others save money so Broke in Bristol (& beyond) is my way of sharing local offers and updates on all the fabulous deals, discounts and days out taking place in Bristol. Please join me on my money-saving journey:

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