William Shenstone might have said this in 1743, but it still rings true today. As incredible as London is, it can also be incredibly expensive if you don’t keep an eye on your spending. Here are some of the best ways to avoid splashing the cash.
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It's true, the simplest way to save money is to cook at home! There are plenty of inexpensive grocery stores to chose from such as Lidl, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Tesco. Even “higher-end” stores like Waitrose price match Tesco on many of its own items.
Try and avoid the smaller versions of these stores (Tesco Metro, Sainsbury's Local etc.), they tend to be more expensive, even though it's the same shop! Bigger is better when it comes to supermarkets.
If you can’t find the motivation to go food shopping by yourself, bring along your flatmate and take advantage of BOGOF (buy one get one free) and other deals that will make checking out easier on your wallet.
Whether you’re traveling to Europe or within the UK, there are many ways to find cheaper, or even discounted rates.
Although booking a flight every weekend to a new European destination sounds like the study abroad dream, it can also make your semester very costly. Instead, take the time to see what’s right on your doorstep!