Resources And Recommendations For Frugal Living

Resources and recommendations for thrifty living and running a small business.

My recommendations, resources and referrals for frugal living.

Over the years, we’ve accumulated many habits that contribute to keeping up a frugal lifestyle, but there are also specific tools we use to help save us money. This page is a directory of services and resources that we recommend.

I use affiliate links on this site, so many of the links here will generate a commission for me, but will add absolutely no cost to you if you choose to use any of these services.

I’ve split them into household resources and blogger resources.


Household Resources


80-20 Investor – we are currently not in a position to invest, as we are using our savings for short-term goals. However, if you are in a position to invest and would like a helping hand for guidance on how to invest in the stock market, I recommend 80-20 Investor, brought to you by my fellow UK Money Bloggers at Money to the Masses.


Etsy – the marketplace for handmade items, where you can support artists and artisans, or even make money by selling your own items. Click this link to get selling for free with 40 free listings.


Faver – I’m a brand ambassador for a new social shopping site called Faver, which bills itself as a “Pinterest for products”. You can organise your shopping lists and share them with friends and family, and sell on Faver as well.


Giffgaff – we’ve been using giffgaff for several years now and spend no more than £5 a month each on our mobile phones.

Pay As U Gym – a way to use the gym for just the amount you need to, without being tied into a lengthy contract – or even to test whether a new gym is right for you.

Click here for 15% off any pass for any user, for the first month or for one pass only.

Click here for 20% off any Monthly+ pass (not including FITFIX10, FITFIX5 or Day Pass) for the first month only.


Quidco – a great cashback site which is our immediate go-to for home insurance. Quidco also powers Quidco ClickSnap, a cashback app for groceries.


Shopmium – a great cashback app to save you money on food, or get free food. My referral code is KHKCCFEQ.


Top Cashback – our favourite cashback site which can save you hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds per year. We receive cashback on most of our online purchases via TopCashback. Check out the latest new member offers here.


Zeek – the marketplace to buy and sell discounted gift cards. See my review of Zeek here and use this link to receive £5 to spend on gift cards.


Blogging Resources

Affiliate Window – if you have a website or blog that you would like to monetize, I recommend starting here for affiliate marketing. See this post for more.


Boardbooster – automate your Pinterest account with this scheduling app and improve traffic to your website/blog.


Fiverr – find cheap creative services for your business.


Go Daddy – web hosting and domain registration.


Recurpost – Recurpost is a fantastic alternative to more expensive social media scheduling tools like Meet Edgar or CoSchedule. The benefit it has over tools like Buffer and Hootsuite is that you can build up a content library of your links that don’t disappear once they’ve been posted!

Siteground – my own web hosting providers, who I highly recommend. Their plans start at £2.95 a month before VAT.


Snapfish – low cost photo printing and printed homewares – handy for branding items (this is where I ordered my mug). Click here to view all special offers.


Tailwind is a scheduling app for Pinterest and Instagram. This link gives you a $15 credit to try.


ValuedVoice is a network that connects social influencers and bloggers to paid opportunities.


I hope this page has been of some help; I’ll continue to add and update offers.