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 Linda Biggs has won 12 months membership to the Savings Vault with this great hint:

40 years of free firewood

I have found over 40 years of marriage and surviving on middling salaries that you can't be too proud to take a bargain. For example, we have always had an approved wood fire. We have never paid for firewood, not even kindling. We have always kept an eye out for 'free firewood' signs, noted where they are and gone back to pick up the wood. Yes it involves some time, and some cutting and stacking (we used to do all this in one day) but it's free - beats electricity bills. Sometimes friends or neighbours would see us and we waved cheerfully, especially when we were looking over the hard rubbish collections we used to have. They were a gold (or should I say, a wood) mine. Old furniture, untreated wood, tree timber - it might take a number of trips but we got it for nothing except some hard work over one or two days. I estimate we've saved thousands over the years and that went into our savings for our retirement.

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,

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