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Baking Soda - Sent From the Gods to Save you Money!

Baking Soda BrushBaking soda or Sodium bicarbonate as it is more commonly known appears as a fine white powder and for years has been widely used for many different purposes. We’ve brought you the best ways that you can use this 'wonder powder' in every day life to save you money over buying expensive alternatives!

Top 10 Cheap Veggie Meals

Vegetarian Lasagne

It is estimated that around 1.2million people are vegetarian in the UK and many more now just choosing to 'go green' with their meals. People are even trying ‘meat free Mondays’ to reduce the cost of their food shop. So we’ve brought you 10 of our favourite vegetarian meals which are great on a budget.

 

Haggling the Right way - 18 tips

HaggleThe British are known for being pros at bargaining when they travel overseas. So, why does that fire seem to disappear as soon as we’re back home?

Did you know that it’s perfectly legal to bargain in big retail stores? It’s a right protected by law! And honestly, what is there to lose? Someone might say no, but as the ol' rhyme says, words can't hurt you... But there are a few things to keep in mind when you’re haggling - here are our tips.

Police Auctions – Why and how?

Police Auction GoodsWant to know a little secret? You can buy stolen things, and no, not on the black market. You can get everything you’ve ever dreamed of buying, from jewelry to televisions, at a huge discount. And you can do it all from the safety of your own home, and with the complete endorsement of the police department.

Buying Tips for eBay

Ebay  Buying TipsOver the past decade or so, it’s become more and more popular to be thrifty. There’s really nothing quite like getting a good bargain and it's why BB4BM is here!  We love eBay, but we are always suprised how many people don't know the tricks of the trade that help make sure you’re getting the best deal - so if you are not 'in the know', see our top tips!

Cheaper Alternatives you Should Consider

Engagement RingWe often buy the things that we think we are supposed to - which leads to the tendency to overspend. If it’s a difficult or emotional situation then this tendency to overspend increases. We’ve brought you some tips on how you can save money if you are willing to at least consider the cheaper alternatives.

Toddlers - The REAL Essentials

Toddler SleepWe previously brought you an article on ‘Saving Money on Baby Essentials’ so we thought it would be helpful to follow on with essential items you will need if you’ve got a toddler. This may also come in handy if you want to buy your friends a really useful gift if they’ve got toddlers!

Know Your Delivery Rights to get What you Deserve!

Parcel and moneyWe’ve all been there. You order something or schedule a service, and you’re told you need to wait at home. It could be for an entire day or just a few hours, but no matter how long you’re told to wait, it can still completely disrupts your day..

The only thing that can make it worse is if the delivery or service installation is late. Worse still, they don’t show up at all!  Don't be the victim, here is what you should do...

Bargain Shopping Month by Month – Our Guide

Monthly Bargains

Retailers operate on a need-demand basis, which means when the need is low, so are the prices. While this makes sense in theory, it can be a bit hard to adjust your shopping around this 'low demand' time, especially if you have no idea when it is. So if if you’re planning to make any big purchases in the near future, you might want to refer to this handy guide beforehand. Waiting a few weeks could save you hundreds of pounds.

Making a First Birthday Special - But on a Budget!

Baby Present Your little one may not remember all the special details of his/her 1st birthday, but you will! And so will your guests. Memories may fade, but the pictures will last a lifetime, so you will want to make this event extra special. On a budget? No worries. You can add personal, homemade detail that will make this 1st birthday party an event to remember. Here are the 10 easiest ways to make a 1st birthday special while sticking to your budget.

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