Hint of the Week Competition

Hi Guest,

We are now giving away one 12 month membership per week to the person who donates the best tip to the Savings Vault. Everyone can enter. If you are already a member you win an extra 12 months added on to your existing membership.

This week Old and grey has won 12 months membership to the Savings Vault with this great hint:

Plenty of life in the old bag yet!

If you have an old handbag that is worn out and 'dying' and too embarrassing to use anymore, don't throw it out! There are still dozens of ways you can get more use out of it. By pulling it to bits you get free hardware (buckles, metal decorations and zips) for future projects. Some of the vinyl can even be used as well (I once used a piece of leather from an old handbag to patch the elbows of my husband's coat, giving it a few more years of use). The best thing I have found is that the lining and zips will pull out intact and these can be used as packing cubes! Packing cubes are expensive bags used to make packing your clothes into suitcases easier. Not only does doing this save you money on expensive shop-bought solutions, you also end up with matching cubes as the lining is the same throughout the handbag. I have retrieved and saved five matching packing cubes, a bit of hardware, some reusable vinyl and a large zip out of one discarded handbag alone!

The best way to win a membership is to write helpful, interesting, unique and error free hints. You need to include how much money you saved, how you saved it, what you did and how much you paid. The more detail you provide the more likely you are to win a 12 month membership.

You do not have to answer all the questions to enter the competition. Each hint entered is judged separately. If you send 5 hints. They will be considered 5 separate entries. Which means you have a much higher chance of winning by entering one or two top quality hints than if you entered twenty brief, vague tips. Quality is everything!

If you do not have an answer to a question, or it does not apply to you, please leave it blank.

Thanks for giving it a go. Good luck!

Many grins,
Fiona

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