Prepare for the UK Summer with these Money Saving Tips

11 July 2018

The sun is out and it’s here to stay. It’s summer time! The kids are out of school for 6 weeks, people will be planning for holidays and overall, everyone is in a better mood at this time of the year!

What will make this summer even better is being able to save as much money as you can so you can use it for planning trips and experiences over the coming weeks.

Here are our top 3 money saving tips to help you prepare for the UK summer.

Use the Sun 

Before everything else, this is an amazing tip to save you money. Turn off your heating. This may seem obvious but by this, we don’t mean turn it down. We mean off. The money you save during the summer months can give you a free month’s worth of gas and electric when you really need during the winter time. 

Also, turn off that tumble dryer, take your clothes off your radiators and take your washing outside. In this warm weather, the sun can act as a natural source to dry off your clothes after washing. Hang them on the washing line or stick your clothes rack outside. Not only will you be saving money but also your clothes will smell fresher than ever! 

Ok, now let’s get into the good stuff. 

Tip 1. Save on Fashion

Summer fashion is one of our favourite’s. We get to wear our shorts without getting freezing cold and there is no need for jackets. 

The first tip is you should look to get some cheap plain t-shirts. White t-shirts are a must this summer. They go with everything and are a classic. 

There will be a lot of deals where you can get multipacks that will have at least two for under £10. Your wardrobe will get a good freshen up and at the same time, keeping up with the latest styles.

Plus, we get to wear some really awesome accessories.

Which brings us to our next tip: sunglasses.

When choosing a new pair, you should first think about how they actually protect your eyes rather than the label. Protecting your eyes is just as important as protecting your skin. 

There are plenty of options out there that be provide 100% UV protection that will not cost you over £100 to purchase. The bigger the lenses the better as they increase the coverage of your eyes. 

You will be able to find some great deals online for sunglasses that will save you a lot of money but also keep you looking sweet.

Tip 2. Save on Travel

If you’re planning on going away for the summer, it can end up being a really expensive experience. Here is how you can save on travel where possible:

First off, plan exactly where you are heading. Look for deals and coupons for hotels and accommodation, how you plan to get around while you’re there, etc. If you know what you’re dojng before you start, you will save a bunch of money.

When travelling abroad, try and get as much stuff into your hand luggage as you can. Checking in a bag can end up being a lot of money, especially for families. Each person that travels is entitled to their own hand luggage so share the load.

If you do have to check in luggage, squeeze as much as you can into as little bags as possible. It can end up costing you a lot more than you think.

Finally, download all music, TV shows and films on to your phone before you travel. Data can be expensive to stream regardless if you are in the UK or not and can be incredibly costly abroad! By having everything already downloaded onto your phone, you do not need to worry about any extra costs that will come with data streaming.

Tip 3. Look for what you can do at home

But what about if you don’t want to go anywhere? Don’t worry we have you covered.

You don’t have to go away this summer to have fun. There are always exciting activities being planned around your local community. I think the word to best describe it would be a ‘staycation’.

Visit the local museums, go on a bike ride or take a trip to a park or landscape that is near by that you’ve never been to before. The best things about these activities is that they are free and only require a bit of planning to make it into a fantastic time.

Another great activity you could do is go camping. It does not cost a lot to set up a tent, bring a few sleeping bags and pillows and camp underneath the night sky. The UK is blessed to have so many places where you can camp. One of the best places that comes to mind are national parks, where the scenery is just stunning and protected. Bring a picnic that you prepare at home such as a few sandwiches, some snacks, some water and you will be good to go. Just don’t leave any mess…


We hope you find these tips useful and really help you save money this summer. If you have any more, be sure to let us know!


Alice Lloyd: Copywriter

Alice Lloyd is a health and lifestyle writer for MyVoucherCodes. Alice has worked in the media for five years after receiving her Masters in Journalism at the University of Gloucestershire. After taking a year out to backpack across New Zealand and Australia, Alice now enjoys writing travel features and trend pieces for MyVoucherCodes. 

This is a guest post in collaboration with My Voucher Codes.

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