Win £400 of Amazon vouchers with Whichoffshore

This competition is now closed!

The winner, as selected by the promoter, is Jbmumofone, – well done and please send me your email, phone and address so we can get your Amazon vouchers out asap!


Want to win £400 of Amazon vouchers? All you need to do is help me learn how to be thrifty!  (please)

Welcome to my fantastic launch competition in conjunction with Whichoffshore.

To find out why I started this brand new blog have a quick read of my about me page, but to celebrate its grand opening please get involved with an easy way to win £400 of Amazon vouchers.

You need to write….

All you need to do is tell me your top money saving tips or give me a top thrifty recipe in a blog post and give me one reason why I should be looking into an offshore pension, have a look at Whichoffshore for ideas and please include a link back to their site.


I will be rounding up all the entries into a blog post when the competition ends and I need lots of help in being thrifty so please don’t hold back on your tips!

The competition is live and will end on May 22nd at midnight GMT with the best thrifty tips as judged by Whichoffshore winning £400 in Amazon vouchers!

Quick reminder:

Blog posts must include a link to Whichoffshore and entries must be submitted in the comments on fromspendingtosaving, please tweet your links mentioning @whichoffshore and @janeblackmore and the hashtag #thriftytips

Full terms and conditions can be found here

Good luck!



  1. April 30, 2013 / 7:08 am

    Oooh exciting stuff new blog (most be something in the air!), there that was my positive spin on it!!! I am going to be enjoying this blog, same as you our life has changed massively and like you we take the choices for our kids because that is what great Mums do, right?!! x

    Unlike you I have never worn a suit, more likely to kill with killer heels than wear them ( a mosquito or something annoying!) and where and what exactly is Waitrose!!!

    Good luck with it all x x x

  2. iain maciver
    May 8, 2013 / 8:39 pm

    don’t spend any

  3. May 9, 2013 / 7:31 am

    Allways buy my clothes,when they have been reduced at the very end of the sales,when shops (especially M&S) want to clear them out.Im retired so can scour shops for bargains.

  4. donna davis
    May 9, 2013 / 12:02 pm

    Best money saving tip, dont buy what u dont need!!!! Amazing how much u save then wether its clothes shopping or food 🙂

  5. Roger Walter
    May 11, 2013 / 10:55 am

    Write down everything you spend, as you spend it. Seeing the list on paper will focus your attention on cutting down.

  6. Ali
    May 11, 2013 / 5:09 pm

    Best ever money saving tip has to be “but please Mum I saved all my pocket money and only need another £…..” only works until you are about 10 though 🙁 .
    Best recipe has to be the extended Sunday chicken roast. Cook extra veg, the oven is on anyway, make bubble and squeak, make stock from the carcass, salvage the odd bits of meat first and make coronation chicken mayo and curry paste stretch that out with a banana and a few raisins (it works) good filling for sarnies or a baguette if you are posh.
    While the stock is cooking chuck in a few whole veg, potato, carrot , leek, then strain out the bones keep the veg and blitz.
    Jazz up your meals with spices bought from ethnic supermarkets buy the seeds toast and grind them yourself. Sorry probably wont win as there are no “ingredients 50 g of so and so” xx

  7. Mr Keith Alfred Scrivener
    May 12, 2013 / 3:54 pm

    My thrifty tip is simple, grow your own vegetables from seed saved from the previous year.

  8. Lee Walsh
    May 19, 2013 / 11:00 pm

    Book your holidays early!!
    Low-cost airlines have created a market in holidays for people prepared to fly to any destination provided it’s cheap. You can benefit from this too. Just remember, only a few seats on each flight are sold at bargain-basement prices and once they’re sold, the prices will rise. So book early.

  9. Sara Goodman
    May 20, 2013 / 10:48 am

    My money saving tip is to always look for money off vouchers/codes before buying anything you have to buy. I always check for these, and more often than not I find something. Money saving websites are an amazing resource 😉 Wishing you lots of luck with your new venture.

  10. Alison
    May 20, 2013 / 7:10 pm

    My money saving tips are 1. stock up on non-perishable goods you use regularly when they are on special offer, rather than waiting to buy them when you are running out, e.g toiletries, household products, and 2. visit the supermarket mid-afternoon to get the fruit, veg and perishables that have been reduced due to their sell by date.

    A reason for chosing an offshore pension is that you can take 100% as a cash free lump sum, rather than the 25% allowed in the UK, as described here (this was news to me)

  11. Alison Macdonald
    May 22, 2013 / 8:38 am

    I always use the back of old envelopes/ scrap paper to write my shopping lists or for kids to write down their spellings etc. Saves wasting good paper and helps save trees too (win win situtation 🙂

  12. May 27, 2013 / 8:12 am

    Well Iu’ve missed the deadline for your competition, but what a fabulous idea. I meal plan and stick to it, it saves wasting food but also helps me stop spending money. The new addition to this plan is bulk buy my meat & fish at beginning of the month so I only need to head to shop for perishable items. This month is the first month doing the buying up front, but hoping it does save us pennies not making a daily dash to the supermarket.

  13. Frances hopkins
    June 10, 2013 / 7:04 am

    My money saving tip would be to always look out for a bargain in the supermarkets and recently I’ve started bartering in garden centres that seems to work too!!

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