Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the cost of living crisis will be over any time soon and there’s never been a more important time to save money. Here are 10 tried and tested money-saving hacks to help stretch the budget.

yellow sticker bargains
Thrifty shoppers swear by the yellow sticker bargains – discounted supermarket foods that are up to 80% cheaper as they near their best before date.

It’s still good to eat and can be frozen for a later date.

Morrisons worker Al Baker told Express.co.uk the best time is usually after 7pm – although it’s best to check with local supermarkets as times differ.

Welcoming a tenant or a foreign language student
The Rent A Room scheme means it’s possible to earn £7,500 a year tax free. People can advertise their room on sites like Spare Room or Gumtree or they can search for local language schools nearby.

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Abandon online shopping carts
Some retailers will email online shoppers with a discount if they put something in an online cart and don’t checkout.
Not all companies do this, but it might be worth a try.

Get free stuff

Most companies have an app, and some companies have specials from time to time, especially if it’s a birthday. Express.co.uk recently spoke to Deepak Tailor who runs LatestFreeStuff.co.uk. Mr. Tailor loves freebies and has great tips, including setting up a separate email address when signing up for offers. (“I love freebies!” The man explains how he made £1m from his side business.)

Exchange skills
Instead of paying for jobs like DIY, it might be possible to trade skills with someone from the local community.

Claim all “free” perks
In addition to getting a benefit check, people could also get help with free eyeglasses, dental care, and prescriptions.

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