Would you like to cut down on your food shopping bill?  Below I have listed some amazing money saving apps to cut your grocery shopping.


I love all things vintage, and while I often think how wonderful it would be to go back to the 1950s, I know that it wasn’t all sweetness and light.  I have spent some of my time researching how families lived in the 1950s. During the Second World War family food budgets and family meals had to be adjusted or indeed scaled back as restrictions and shortages took their toll on how families lived.


While we are not in “war times”, it is still hard to make ends meet.  But there are apps that can help you cut down on your grocery bills.  These are extremely handy and very easy to use.


After all groceries are not a luxury but a necessity and can often take up a huge portion of your income.  However I had no doubt that the apps listed below will help you cut down the cost of your grocery shopping as well as get you some freebies along the way!


Whether you are a family, large or small or you grocery shop just for yourself, these apps will save you money.


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How does cashback apps work?

Put quite simply they give you back money you spend on items that they have listed on their app.  The difference between the app as opposed to a coupon is that you need to buy the product first before getting your money back.

Each app has a different selection of products with some even offering 100% cashback – making the item free!

Alternatively sometimes you can combine the cashback with coupons which will give you an even bigger saving – I will be writing about coupons in a later post so keep checking the blog.


How do I get started?

First you need to download the app to your phone and register.



First download the app from the link here.  The cashback offers can be valid for in-store and online but there are terms and conditions for each so check carefully.  There is also an expiry date on the purchase – again check this carefully.


First look at what offers are listed on the app, buy the product and then take a photo of the receipt, upload it and get the cashback credited to your account.  Once you reach the £5.00 minimum payment you can transfer the amount to either your Paypal account or your bank account.


money saving apps


ClickSnap / Quidco

In order to access ClickSnap you will need to sign up to Quidco, just click here.  Once you sign up to Quidco, download the ClickSnap app.  Once you enter the app you will see a selection of what is on offer.  You purchase the product, take a photo of your receipt, upload it and cashback is credited to your account.  You can withdraw your cash once you reach £1 and this can be paid either via your Paypal account or your bank account.


TopCashback Snap and Save

Again download the app from here and set up your account.  Buy the product you are looking to get cashback on, take a photo of your receipt, upload it and get the cashback credited to your account.




Download the app and if you wish to sign up with my referral code KMHECCCP you’ll also get cashback for a FREE Lindt chocolate bar!  The site is straightforward, the products you can claim cashback for are listed, purchase the product, scan the barcode, take a photo of your receipt and upload, credit is normally within the hour and is automatically transferred to your bank or Paypal account each claim you make.


Sign up to Shopmium with my referral code KMHECCCP you’ll also get cashback for a FREE Lindt chocolate bar!


Happy money saving.



These 4 amazing apps will help you and your family save money on grocery shopping. You will also get some free items and free chocolate if you sign up now!



A Vintage Idea: Using cloth napkins and giving paper towels the elbow!

I am forever researching vintage ways of life, vintage entertaining, vintage style  and other vintage inspiration.  It would be naive of me to think it was all wonderful in the past, but I do know that sometimes life was a lot less complicated and stressful.  So I got to thinking what small idea could I adopt that would be of benefit to me and my family.

While I was in my local charity shop recently I spotted some beautiful embroidered cloth napkins.  They were stunning so I decided to buy them.  It got me thinking about how much paper towels we as a family use.  If you are anything like me I use paper towels a lot from cleaning up food spills to shining the taps in the bathroom.  So to cut down our household budget but also in the name of being more eco-friendly I decided to try and go paperless in the kitchen.

When you think about it, it is a very vintage idea as families’ years ago didn’t have the option of having paper towels in their kitchen.  Of course as consumerism took over and convenience was the name of the game, disposable products because a mainstay of our everyday purchases.

So my little experiment has been working well.  I decided to purchase cloth napkins from a local charity shop costing me 20p each.  I purchased enough that would do four of us five times – leaving me time to put them in the washing machine ready again for use.  I also purchased a few table cloths and a few t-shirts which I cut up and have been using as cleaning cloths, for shining the taps in the bathroom and for making my vintage jewellery sparkle!

The most difficult part of the experiment was remembering to put the tea towels and napkins in a place where everyone knew where they would be but once I was in a routine it became second nature to do it.

I would encourage you to have a go, it will reduce your grocery shopping and you will be doing your bit for the environment.  I have put together some tips to help you:-

  • Visit your local charity shop and buy cheap cloth napkins, as most are vintage you will be able to buy some really stunning ones, purchase enough to do you to wash day.
  • Remember to put your items in easily accessible places and let your family know where to find them so they can join in.
  • Buy some cotton t-shirts at the charity shop for dusting and cleaning or better still if you have any at the bottom of a wardrobe gathering dust – use them!
  • If you don’t want to go full cold turkey – keep a spare roll of paper towels in the house but store them out of reach – just to be used in an emergency!

If I have inspired you to have a go at using cloth napkins let me know how you get on.  I have to say that new isn’t always better and if we can learn from times past then we need to embrace it with open arms.

Let me know how you get on.


Elf x