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London Meet MealPal and Get a Week’s Worth of Lunches for Free

Super popular American lunch app – MealPal – has launched in London. Through the app, you can reserve quick pickup lunches for less than £5 per meal at a time and place convenient for you. But before you get all excited about that, check out this opportunity to give the app spin with a week’s worth of free lunches with no obligation to continue after that. Continue reading

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CookeryBox: Online Low-Cost Recipe Cookbook from Voucherbox

Voucherbox has published a free online cookbook featuring “22 scrumptious low-cost recipes from your favourite bloggers,” including one from me. Continue reading

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Leetchi.com | What’s in Your Money Pot? Thanks!

Thanks for reading my series about Leetchi.com and how the platform offers a safe and easy way to raise money online for a wide range of events and activities. Continue reading

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Leetchi.com | What’s in Your Money Pot? Birthday Party!

Raising funds for a big party or a special gift? Leetchi.com is the ideal platform for group giving. With Leetchi, collecting money online has never been easier, safer or more manageable. Happy birthday? You betcha! Continue reading

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Leetchi.com | What’s in Your Money Pot? A Good Cause.

Looking for a way to raise funds for your favourite nonprofit, community project or charity? Leetchi.com is a smart, safe and easy way to collect money online for your worthy cause. Continue reading

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Leetchi.com | What’s in Your Money Pot? Group Holiday!

One smart idea for putting Leetchi to work for you is to use the platform to raise money for a group trip. With Leetchi as your interface you can avoid pesky IOU situations while monitoring progress, encouraging participation and sharing motivation about the good times to come. Continue reading

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Infographic: When is the Best Time to Book a Flight?

The travel wise folks at Opodo have dipped into their 2016 average flight price database on return flights from the UK to answer to the age old question: when is the best time to book your flight? Continue reading

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Leetchi.com | What’s in Your Money Pot?

Leetchi money pots offer an easy and secure way to collect money for groups. Over the next few weeks, I’ll share a few of the most popular reasons people are coming together for crowdfunding and how Leetchi helps them save time and energy while making the process fun and engaging. Continue reading

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Best of the Best of 2016

I hope you enjoyed reading my Best of 2016 series and that the posts may assist you in having more fun, saving more money and making more of your time than you would have otherwise. Continue reading

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Best Cheap Eats in London of 2016

No joke. It is still possible (if slightly less likely than this time last year) to eat well with only a fiver to spend. And not only in the hinterland! Three of the six establishments listed below as my preferred cheap eats are in Zone 1 and extremely easy to access. The other three? Hello Waltham Forest, you big gorgeous borough full of yummy East London treats of reasonable price and generous proportion. Continue reading

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Crossing a Border for a Bargain (Going Places)

If you’re thinking about taking such a cross-border trip, make sure you’re aware of any limits on quantity of purchases or outright restrictions on buying certain things. Continue reading

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Catching Up: What Does Brexit Mean for Your Future Travel Plans? (Going Places)

Whatever comes of this and however you might feel about the decision, one thing’s still for sure: Brexit might be bad for international relations … but it’s been undeniably generous to American travelers looking to get more bang for their buck. Continue reading

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The Best Foreign Cities for Every Kind of Shopper (Miles Away)

For your next vacation, why not merge your shopping list with your bucket list? Plan your next trip abroad to one of the world’s best cities for shopping. Continue reading

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How to Plan an Affordable Destination Wedding (Going Places)

When it comes down to tying the knot, cost is always a major factor. Throw in the fantasy of having a destination wedding, and couples may have to face a bloated wedding budget. But does saying “I do” in a beautiful locale have to be out of reach? Continue reading

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4 Secrets to a Cheaper European Summer Vacation (Going Places)

If you’re gearing up for a last minute trip (or thinking about next year’s travel plans), have a look at this quartet of tips on how to make the most of a summer vacation in Europe…while spending the least amount of money. Continue reading

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Most Affordable Places to Visit Each Month of the Year (Miles Away)

From January to December, we’ve got your travel destinations covered. A few of these recommendations may actually surprise you! Continue reading

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More Fizz, Fewer Bottles with SodaStream

SodaStream invited me to take the Plastic Bottle Challenge and use one of its automatic sparkling water makers in an effort to cut back on buying bottle water. The results so far have been a sparkling success! I grew up … Continue reading

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How To Save Money On Food When You Are On The Go

When we say travelling the first thing that comes to our mind is food. What are we going to eat? Where are we going to eat? Will the food taste good? Ahaaa… the list is endless! Yes, we have a number of questions. But something that strikes our mind frequently is will the food cost us more? People cannot afford to pay more on food, especially when travelling. Continue reading

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How to See the World’s Most Expensive City for Just $50 a Day (Miles Away)

The tiny Southeast Asian city-state of Singapore has just been named the world’s most expensive city in a new report. Ouch? Definitely not! It might be costly to live there, but for out-of-towners, Singapore can be a very affordable destination. Continue reading

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#TravelexTourist for a Day

Travelex, the foreign currency experts, got in touch recently to see if I’d like one of its Multi-Currency Cash Passport cards pre-loaded with $150 for a day out in London. Continue reading

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Best of the Best of 2015

I hope that in some small way my 2015 blogging helped you have more fun, discover something amazing, save some money or otherwise make more of your time than you might have otherwise. Continue reading

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Best Cheap Eats in London of 2015

A good (or even mediocre) meal for £5 or under is becoming less and less likely these days – but it still can be found. Here’s a look at five of London’s tastiest cheap eats priced at or less than a fi Continue reading

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L&Q Round Table: Is Shared Ownership a Viable Option?

Is shared ownership ideal or the perfect solution for anyone’s housing needs? No. But neither is the London housing market ideal, and everybody’s got a different story when it comes to making a living and finding a home. Obviously, loads of research needs to go into any search for housing – no matter what you’re situation is or your hopes may be. But don’t gloss over anything you come across related to shared ownership, it might turn out to be just right for you or someone you know. Continue reading

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Infographic: European Food Guide

Hungry? You will be after having a look at this super nifty infographic put together by the folks at CurrencyFair, the world’s first online person-to-person foreign exchange marketplace, to help you decide what delicacies you should spend your money on … Continue reading

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Holiday Like a Local in London (Urban Travel Blog)

A video posted by Chris Osburn (@chrisosburn) on Aug 21, 2015 at 5:27am PDT Urban Travel Blog and Skrill online payment system have teamed up to show folks how to “Holiday Like a Local” in some of the world’s most … Continue reading

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1 Way to Save Big While Visiting Lisbon (OneTravel)

Not my first time exploring Portugal’s steeply sloped and indubitably sunny riverside capital and I sincerely hope it won’t be my last – but a recent weekend break in Lisbon turned out to be a brilliant way to spend a … Continue reading

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Jason Manford on Call Centre Frustrations #TodayIwill

Barclaycard has created five videos featuring snippets from the stand-up routine of the comedian Jason Manford sharing hilarious observations about all those pesky money/payment situations we find ourselves in too often these days. Continue reading

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You’re Saving When You Shop Online with VoucherBin, Right?

I wish I’d known about VoucherBin ages ago – for all the renovations we’ve undertaken but also for all sorts of other more every day sorts of situations. Better late than never I suppose. I’m certainly glad I’m now in the know about the site. Continue reading

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Spending Too Much on London Public Transport? Save with CommuterClub!

More than two million Londoners pay too much for their commutes. Sure, annual travelcards might offer descent discounts, yet they can cost thousands of pounds upfront, and are thus still beyond the reach of many people. But check it out! I’ve discovered an affordable way to tap into annual travelcard savings with minimal commitment and minus the pain of paying for it all at once. Keep reading to find out about the substantial savings offered by CommuterClub and the special discount promo code exclusively available to my readers. Continue reading

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You’ll Probably Never Need the FSCS. But What If … ?

What if something beyond your control happened to your savings? The FSCS has enlisted top celebrities such as Marvin Humes to help spread the word about Protecting Your Future. Continue reading

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Transport for London Goes Contactless (OneTravel)

From the 16th of September, passengers of public transport in London can use their contactless payment cards to pay for travel on buses, tram, DLR, London Overground, most local National Rail services and the Tube. For some time now, London … Continue reading

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XE Currency App Even Comes in Handy When You’re Offline (OneTravel)

The XE currency app enables travelers to “convert every currency on-the-go” by offering “live proprietary exchange rates and historical charts” to make calculating prices and exchange rates fast and hassle free. The app has seen more than 25 million downloads … Continue reading

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Have You Heard about New Jobs Board City Calling?

Job bored or job boards? City Calling offers an new way to connect employers and jobseekers online. I reckon it’s at least worth checking out whatever your job situation is at the moment. This innovative new online jobs board provides … Continue reading

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Flat Sharing Tips + a £100 Discount from Myrooms

The average price of private rental in London is more than double what you’d pay anywhere else in the UK. London house prices are more than 60% higher than the national average and twice the average price compared to houses in the North East. According to Myrooms – one of the fastest growing accommodation providers in London with properties in Zones 1 and 2 – if you want to live in London and enjoy all it has to offer, flat sharing is one of your best options when it comes to achieving your dreams. Some 670,000 households in London live in the private rented sector, a higher proportion than the national average of 14.2%. So as someone seeking shared residence in the capital, you’re hardly alone! Still finding the perfect flat share situation for you can seem a daunting task. Here are some tips from Myrooms to get you moving in the right direction along with a voucher code worth £100 offer your first month’s rent. Continue reading

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USA to the UK? Tips for Future Expats.

Tapping into the worldly wisdom of all these globetrotters and hoping to give a little something back to people who use their services (or might need to in the near future), HiFX has recently asked expats who blog (and there seems to be quite a lot of us out there doing just that) to contribute some advice to their new Expat Tips page. Honestly, I’m not sure if I’d qualify as any sort of expert or not, but I certainly have my opinions about being from one country and living in another. I was happy to pitch in with some thoughts for US citizens contemplating a move to the UK when asked if I’d like to participate.” Continue reading

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