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Here's our seven top tips to save cash for so you can take a summer holiday — plus how you can get a free fiver

DREAMING about travelling the world – but lacking the funds?

Globetrotter Tom Bourlet, who writes for the Spaghetti Traveller blog, says a few lifestyle changes can help change this.

Tom, 30, from Brighton, saves £600 a month over seven months, which totals £4,200, so he can splash out on one big trip a year. So far, he’s been to 30 countries, including a road trip across the USA.

Here he has seven ways to save.

  1. Keep a spreadsheet or diary to tot up what you spend. Work out which costs are necessary, such as bills, and which you can cut down on, like the weekly food shop, eating out or cinema visits.
    SAVED: £70 a month
  2. Review your spending each week so you can track progress and ensure you don’t overspend.
    SAVED: £30 a month
  3. Set up an automatic shopping list to avoid temptation while at the supermarket. Your chosen shop will add these items each week and then you can order straight away with no extra naughties.
    SAVED: £30 a month
  4. Plan your trip in advance. When buying essential travel items such as a backpack or sun cream, wait for special offers to land. HotUKDeals is a great website for spotting when a store has them.
    SAVED: £30
  5. Make money by selling your junk. I have done so at many car boot sales over the years.
    RAISED: £200 a visit
  6. Walk or cycle instead of taking public transport, and opt for a gym that lets you renew monthly — great if you have gaps between visits, or for when you go on holiday.
    SAVED: £60 a month
  7. Be open with family and friends. People will try to get you to go out for a drink but if you tell them why you are saving, they will normally be happy to consider a cheaper alternative. Have friends for a drink round yours as opposed to going to the pub.
    SAVED: £100 a month
  • Tom is the author of The Spaghetti Traveller Guide On How To Blog: From Blogger To Brand, which is available on amazon.co.uk.

Sun Savers is your key to treats, cash and prizes

SUN SAVERS is the best way to get a FREE fiver in cash – and so much more!

  • FANCY some free tickets to popular attractions in the UK?
  • Or exclusive access to competitions where you can win big cash prizes?
  • Or maybe, you want to get a great deal on your Christmas Hamper?
  • Join Sun Savers today! We’ll even throw in a free fiver!

Sign up here or enter your code here if you're already on the way to a free fiver!

Reader's saving tip

ALAN BURCHELL, of Bridgwater, Somerset, says: “Run out of caster sugar? Make it at home by blitzing granulated sugar in a food processor and mixing it. It’s cheaper too.”

Send us your money-saving tips to sunsavers.co.uk/tips and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.

Designer Double


STEP into summer in style with floral sliders from Pep & Co for £4 instead of a £225 Gucci pair.

SAVE: £221

Shop & Save

BUY a Star Wars T-shirt from IWOOT, and get a set of Stormtroopers or X-Wing fighter tumblers free. Use the code STARWARS at checkout.

SAVE: £9.99

Deal of day

SAVE a third on selected Revlon cosmetics at Boots, including the brand’s Super Lustrous lipstick. Was £7.99, now £5.33.

SAVE: £2.66

Save a fiver

COVER up in this Palm Springs embellished kaftan from Studio. Was £15, now £9.99.

SAVE: £5.01

Sophia's spending tip

TALKTALK is having a flash sale on two of its leading home broadband packages, saving you up to £8.50 a month. Valid until May 31. For more information visit talktalk.co.uk/shop/broadband.

  • Prices on this page correct at time of going to press.

Get FREE tickets to LEGOLAND!

FOR an awesome family day out, visit the LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort.

Whether earning your very first driving licence behind the wheel of a LEGO car at the LEGO City Driving School, or discovering the lost metropolis of Atlantis in a Submarine, you are in for a treat.

Plus, new for 2018, celebrate the Year of the Brick as you visit the heart of every LEGOLAND park, Miniland, and its models of global landmarks. With two brand new clusters, there’s more to explore than ever before – and you can even try to jump as high as the Empire State Building. To claim your tickets, head to “Offers” in the Sun Savers app or website and opt in to the Superdays promotion.

Next, collect NINE Sun Savers codes, printed daily until June 5. Then enter your codes in the Sun Savers app or website.

With Sun Savers you get peak summer availability and the chance to pick your date.

Not yet a Sun Savers member? Search “Sun Savers” in the app store or register online at sunsavers.co.uk.

You can still collect ten of the 18 printed tokens and claim by post using the booking form. But Sun Savers is the only way to get peak summer availability and pick your date! Token 4 is on the left.

Cheap treat

GET 30 per cent off selected lines at New Look, including this yellow cami. Was £2.99, now £2.09.

SAVE: 90p

Sun Savers is your key to treats, cash and prizes

SUN SAVERS is the best way to get a FREE fiver in cash – and so much more!

  • FANCY some free tickets to popular attractions in the UK?
  • Or exclusive access to competitions where you can win big cash prizes?
  • Or maybe, you want to get a great deal on your Christmas Hamper?
  • Join Sun Savers today! We’ll even throw in a free fiver!

Sign up here or enter your code here if you're already on the way to a free fiver!

Fancy a free fiver?

YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.

Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.

Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have ­collected 28.

This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.

For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver. So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.

We are keeping it super-simple. You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.

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