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Frugal Finds [ 20/08/2021 ]

by InvisiblyMe
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Just a few frugal finds today with discount codes & freebies to help you save the pennies.

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Boots Hair & Skin Gummies – £10 + 3for2 + Free Click&Collect

I came across a Boots own brand of beauty gummies the other day described as being a “glowing blend with selenium, biotin and zinc for healthy hair, skin and nails.”

I compared them against one of the most popular brands that cost £20 for 60 gummies. They appear to contain the same amounts of each vitamin and mineral! The difference is that the Boots gummies for 60 only cost £10.

They also offer 3 for 2 across their supplements range. That essentially means you can get 3 x 60 gummies (180 gummies) for £20, the same price one tub of the pricier ones. Bargain! I’ve just ordered some of these to give them a try but I’ll be mixing and matching the 3for2 offer so I can stock up on more magnesium supplements, too.

For a limited time, they’re also offering free click & collect on any amount (usually £15). Free home delivery for orders over £25.

This is in addition to a range of other offers on the site, like £10 off a £20 spend on No7 products.

Check out the Boots Beauty Blueberry Vitamin Gummies here (£10 and 3for2)

The stock image from Boots for their Beauty Vitamin Gummies. It's a plastic jar with green lid and colourful label filled with blackcurrant gummies.

Free Health & Wellness Support Groups & TalkHealth Plus Membership

The TalkHealth Partnership is a great company offering a range of support groups for different health conditions, online health clinics where you can ask specialists your questions, articles, blogs & more on their website. I actually blog for TalkHealth on occasion, and I’ve participated in several of the support programmes, all of which I’ve found to be fab.

They more recently launched the TalkHealth Plus membership for access to more content, which they’re currently offering for free.

Check out TalkHealth here, where you can sign up for a free account & free TalkHealth Plus membership.

A promotional ad from TalkHealth showing a list of their free support programmes, including ones for hair loss, wellbeing, eczema for children, psoriasis, rosacea, IBS, wounds and dry skin.

Posability Magazine

This isn’t strictly a frugal find, but it’s a well priced magazine subscription with a difference. The Posability magazine is for the disabled and chronically ill community, providing a range of content from lifestyle, personal stories, discussion on poignant topics, competitions and more. For disabled and families with disabled children, this magazine serves those who’ve mostly been left out from mass media and magazines, and they’ve been doing so for about 10 years.

The magazine subscription is £15 per year, which supports this company to continue doing such great stuff. Various articles can also be found on the website.

Check out Posability & magazine subscription here.

Get Frugal With Your Mobile Bills (UK)

If you have a contract phone or PAYG, when was the last time you shopped around to check you’re getting the best value for your needs? It might be a good time to see what’s out there so you’re not paying more than necessary.

I’ve used GiffGaff for, shock horror, about 10 years now. Of course prices have gone up in that time as all network providers have hiked fees, but they still seem to be better value for money in many ways. Their PAYG rates are lower than the big brands I’ve compared them to, and their Goodybags offer great value at a range of different price points. What I like about the Goodybags is that they’re just for 30 days so there’s no contract to be tied in to.

For instance, a £6 p/month Goodybag gives you unlimited calls, unlimited texts and 500MB of data. You can roll the contract each month or just buy a Goodybag as and when you think you’ll get use from it. When a Goodybag isn’t in use, you can just use pay as you go credit. I find the website and the app are both pretty decent to navigate, making it convenient to check your balance or top-up.

GiffGaff also sell new & refurbed phones, sometimes at a discount to what they’re priced at elsewhere. You also get free GiffGaff to GiffGaff calls and texts providing you top-up credit or buy a Goodybag within that 3 months period.

Wherever in the world you are, it might be worth seeing what you get for your money with your current provider and whether there are others out there that could save you some pennies.

Check out GiffGaff & order your free SIM card here.

A bird's eye view of a white iPhone against a white background. The screen is on and we can see lots of online social media apps and messages with notifications.

Free Craft Creations & Crafts Beautiful Downloads

Arts & crafts can be beneficial for anyone, and those in the chronic illness/pain community can find it a source of stress relief, a distraction, helpful with pacing, a way to get a sense of achievement and to allow for the flexing of creativity muscles.

Craft Creations was the UK’s first cardmaking, crafty magazine and it was in publication between 1996 to 2016. While it’s sadly no longer in print, all of their magazines have been made free for download. You can get lots of crafting ideas, tips, sewing templates and more all for free.

Check out the Craft Creations downloads here.

Another site is Crafts Beautiful, that offers a range of free craft downloads and card making ideas/templates.

Check out the Crafts Beautiful free downloads here.

Cheap Pocket Sized 7 Day Pill Box

Safe and Sound do a cute mini pill box organiser, pocket-size for use at home or when out & about. These are only £1.09!

Check out the Safe and Sound 7 Day Pill Organiser here.

Free Kindle Books & Comics

Free Sherlock Holmes On Kindle

For a limited time, you can get The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes – the illustrated edition – FREE for Kindle on Amazon.

Free ‘Body In The Woods’ Thriller

Body In The Woods is a British thriller by Dawn Brookes, earning an average 4.5 star rating on Amazon. It’s currently free on Kindle (hardcover is £16.99).

Free ‘Wind In The Willows’ eBook

At the moment, the annotated version of Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame is free on Kindle. This is a classic for the little ones.

Free Comic Book Day Marvel Comics

For Comic Book Day 2021, you can get two free Marvel comics for Kindle download on Amazon. The first is Avengers/Hulk, the second is Spiderman/Venom #1. Great for superhero fans & comic book lovers of any age. **Offer Expired**

99p Sale Kindle Crime Thriller Books

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Any Frugal Finds here that take your fancy?

Caz  ♥

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Sandee August 20, 2021 - 3:35 pm

Such great finds. There are lots of deals out there and you did a great job finding them for the rest of us.

Have a fabulous day and weekend, Caz. ♥

InvisiblyMe August 22, 2021 - 3:58 pm

Thanks very much, Sandee. I hope they can be of use for someone ???? I hope the weekend is treating you kindly! xx

Ashley L. Peterson August 20, 2021 - 3:54 pm

TalkHealth sounds like a cool platform!

InvisiblyMe August 22, 2021 - 4:01 pm

It is, it has some really great content all in one place ????

Kymber August 20, 2021 - 4:14 pm

You always know where the deals are, Caz! 😀 Thanks for sharing the knowledge. xoxo

InvisiblyMe August 22, 2021 - 4:03 pm

I do love me a good deal! I know a lot of folks, including those who’ve lost work to chronic illness, find money tight and any ways to save or get freebies is worth looking into. Thanks, Kymber! ???? xx

The Oceanside Animals August 20, 2021 - 4:40 pm

Lulu: “Ooh, our Dada is always on the lookout for free books! He says that once a month, Tor gives away an science fiction or fantasy ebook, you just have to go and sign up for it and they’ll email you when there’s a new freebie.”
Charlee: “He also gets a free pre-release ebook once a month from Amazon for being a Prime member, but apparently even though they let you choose from four or five books, some months, they don’t have anything that seems worth reading so he skips it.”
Chaplin: “Wow, Dada sure is picky.”
Charlee: “Mmm. Something about life being too short to read bad books, including free ones.”

InvisiblyMe August 22, 2021 - 5:04 pm

I’ve not used Tor before but it’s great you can get freebie ebooks through them. The Amazon releases are worth a browse too but I agree, the free choices are limited. And yes, life IS too short for bad books. I used to be the type of person that persevered to the end of books I knew from the first chapter I wouldn’t like. These days I’ll ditch them and not feel too guilty. Why read stuff you don’t like when there’s so much awesome content out there that you might love? ????

capost2k August 20, 2021 - 8:49 pm

“A penny saved is a penny earned ???? … a dollar saved is a big temptation!” ????

InvisiblyMe August 22, 2021 - 5:06 pm

Absolutely, 100% ????

Despite Pain August 21, 2021 - 12:08 pm

More great finds, Caz. Thank you.
I hadn’t heard of Talk Health before. Just going to check it out now.

InvisiblyMe August 22, 2021 - 5:42 pm

I hope you can find something of interest here. TalkHealth is a great platform with lots of variety, from the blogs for personal accounts to the online clinics where you can ask specialists questions. ???? xx

James Viscosi August 21, 2021 - 6:38 pm

The item about the mobile bill reminds me of the time I was checking our T-Mobile usage to make sure we weren’t going over the data cap and I noticed that the website said we could either have 1GB or 2GB of data per month, for the exact same price, not a trial period or anything, just 1GB or 2GB. And we had 1GB. I was like, uh, why is this even an option? And of course I switched us to the 2GB. You never know what lurks in the fine print I guess!

InvisiblyMe August 22, 2021 - 5:47 pm

Good spot! It’s cheeky though, isn’t it? The option is there, but likely overlooked entirely by the majority of customers. I’ve seen similar before with something else, and sometimes even with offers in supermarkets. You need to look twice sometimes. x

Molly August 21, 2021 - 6:39 pm

Thanks for the round up. I should have read this before I upgraded my phone! 🙂

InvisiblyMe August 22, 2021 - 5:50 pm

Hahah maybe next time ???? Thanks for reading & the comment, Molly – have a great week ahead! x

Carolyn Page August 22, 2021 - 12:25 am

Great finds, Caz… I’ve switched brands on some vitamins too. Seems many have the same quality and amounts, yet so different in price!
Sending hugs

InvisiblyMe August 22, 2021 - 5:51 pm

Glad you liked the frugal finds, Carolyn. It’s pretty naughty with how different brands can charge upwards of 100% more for the same thing, isn’t it? A little further investigation and comparing between products can save quite a bit of money. xx

Digital Empire August 22, 2021 - 1:43 am

Free Marvel Comic Book Day! That is so cool!

InvisiblyMe August 22, 2021 - 5:52 pm

I know, right? Very cool! ????

Masha August 22, 2021 - 8:34 pm

I’m one of those people that can’t pass up a good deal, especially I’m a sucker for books LOL, great deals Caz have a wonderful day xo

InvisiblyMe August 22, 2021 - 11:01 pm

Hurrah, a fellow deal lover ???? I think there will be many folks that enjoy discounts & freebies, and saving the pennies is all the more important when times are tough financially, like they are for many here with chronic illness and such. I hope you can get yourself some cheap/free ebooks to enjoy soon, Masha. I find most things are usually better when they’re free ???? Have a great week ahead lovely xx

Cassie Creley August 23, 2021 - 8:15 pm

Thank you for sharing these! I’m excited to check out the crafting resources.

InvisiblyMe August 25, 2021 - 3:57 pm

You’re very welcome, thank you for commenting. Freebies are awesome – I hope you find something you can use! ????


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