About Me

cheap day out with alpacasHello, I’m Collette – welcome to my money-saving blog! I love freebies, comping and making extra pennies through surveys and mystery shopping.

What inspired me to start this blog?

I’ve read and taken inspiration from a lot of amazing money-saving blogs over the past few years.

So I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring as a young ‘millennial’ who actually enjoys saving money.

We get a lot of stick in the press for buying too much coffee and eating all the avocados, but we’re not all like that, you know!

My friends and family have always asked me about how they can get something cheaper, how to sell something on eBay, or what current account has the best switch deal.

However, it wasn’t until I was spouting off about how to get a free hotel upgrade at dinner one night, that my other half’s dad said ‘you should write a book on this stuff!’ So I finally took the plunge and Cashback Collette was born!

Where did I learn about all this money saving stuff?

Following in my thrifty mother’s footsteps, I learned a lot about how to make your pound stretch further from a young age.

She has always been a pro at finding little gems in charity shops and hunting down a good bargain!

When I got my first job at 16, I was buzzing when I got my first wage at the end of the month.

I was determined to find ways to keep hold of as much of my money as possible.

cheap days out - a coastal hike I¬†carried this obsession with me to uni. It was then I discovered the wonderful world of coupons and discount codes, the yellow sticker aisle, eBay and freebies, and I’ve never paid full price for anything ever since.

My penny-pinching ways were seriously put to the test when two years ago I moved to a rural Surrey village with my other half and we decided to get our first foot on the property ladder.

I’m going to share with you all the ways we saved enough to purchase our first property in one of the most expensive areas of the country, all before the age of 25.

It was hard work but we managed to do it and you can too!

I want to show you that you don’t have to give up life’s little luxurious and there are ways to save money and still enjoy your life.

What you’ll find on my blog

My goal is to share some of my thrifty secrets with you, so you’ll find:

  • Easy ways to save and make extra money today
  • DIY on a budget – if I can do it, anyone can!
  • My favourite money-saving apps and websites
  • Freebies, competitions and giveaways

and loads more tips and tricks to help you boost your budget.

If you have anything you’d like to contribute or would just like to say hello, please get in touch.