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Sykes Cottages recognises that it’s the small changes that can make the biggest difference. Particularly when it comes to making savings and being shopping-savvy. Who doesn’t love finding a bargain, receiving money off items or even free gifts? We have compiled a list of five useful tips that will help you save money and experience more and who knows, you could save up enough for your next UK family holiday!

1. Switch energy supplier and save hundreds of pounds per year

uSwitch is the market leading comparison site for switching in the Home Utilities sector, saving UK customers £320m on UK energy bills in 2016 alone.

Between 1 June and 30 November 2016, at least 10% of people who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with saved £618 or more, so there’s potentially billions of pounds to be saved.

uSwitch can also assist you with communications such as broadband, mobile phones and other financial-based areas like credit cards, insurance and mortgages.

Using is easy and you can switch supplier in just a few minutes. They have a UK-based call centre with energy experts who can answer customer questions and queries.

uSwitch is accredited by the Ofgem Confidence Code, which means that their energy comparisons are conducted in a fair and impartial manner, ensuring accuracy when finding the best plan for customers.

For a limited time, Sykes Cottages customers who switch to any dual fuel energy deal with uSwitch will receive a FREE case of wine worth £60* from boutique wine seller Naked Wines.

See how much you can save >

* Sykes Cottages customer’s free case of wine is valid for dual fuel energy switches made before 25th August 2017 only.

2. Compare your list, switch and save on average 30% each grocery shop

MySupermarket is your one-stop shop for all UK online grocery stores. Completely independent, they compare 15 supermarkets to ensure shoppers get the best prices available.

With money saving tools to swap and save, switch stores and find top offers, it’s easy to get the best value and make every shop savvy. Plus, it comes highly recommended by Money Saving Expert’s Martin Lewis, who includes mySupermarket in his best tips for saving money in supermarkets. Find out how you could save up to £1500 on your yearly bill>

Already grocery shop online? You can import your favourites from any retailer instantly so you can save time as well as money. Import favourites now >

Or simply type your list into the Shopping List notepad and let mySupermarket fetch all the options on the items you need in an instant. Use Shopping List now >

Some great offers we have noticed recently include:

Up to 50% off in the price cut event at Tesco Groceries (ends 3rd July 2017)

Free Delivery on Orders Over £100 at Sainsbury’s (ends 30th September 2017)

Free delivery on orders over £50 at Marks & Spencer (ends 30th September 2017)

3. Join Kids Pass for big savings on family days out

Kids Pass allows you and your family to benefit from some fantastic attractions, restaurants and cinemas. Over half a million members are already saving between £500 and £1000 per year.

  • One Kids Pass covers the whole household
  • Up to 40% off at cinemas nationwide, including adult and child tickets, 7 days a week
  • Kids eat free at thousands of restaurants
  • Up to 57% off at thousands of family days out

Enjoy a 30-day trial for just £1 with Sykes Cottages – cancel within this time or enjoy a year’s subscription for just £39.99.

Join today for just £1

4. Join tastecard and get 50% off food or 2 for 1 meals at over 6,500 UK restaurants

Monthly membership is only £4.99 and annual membership £39.99. Enjoy a FREE month trial today and see how much you could save – if it’s not for you, simply cancel your membership at any time during your free trial to avoid charges.

Enjoy a FREE month trial



5. Use Sykes Cottages days out guide to discover totally free days out

Sykes Cottages blog features a dedicated ‘Days Out’ guide, full of content focussing on great day out ideas across the UK. It features plenty of free day out suggestions, for example in Devon you can make a splash at any of its glorious beaches, walk through its idyllic National Park, visit its Donkey Sanctuary and go on a fossil hunting adventure along the Jurassic Coast. In South Wales, look out for dolphins at Cardigan Bay, explore the Brecon Beacons, climb Caerphilly Mountain and explore Cardiff Castle. There are fantastic ideas for every budget across every prominent location in the UK.

Just think about what you could do with all the money you save…

Save £50 -A big day out or nice meal. Don’t forget your Kids Pass or Tastecard.

Save £100 – A Red Letter Day on your next holiday. Save up to 50% on experiences with Sykes.*

Save £200 – Upgrade your next Sykes holiday – add a little luxury with Hot Tubs and more.

Save £300 – Do more of what you love, treat yourself to new hiking, fishing, golf or cycling gear.

Save £500 – Book a holiday with hundreds of UK and Ireland properties under £500.

* Red letter day offer ends 16th August 2017.

*Statistics are based on Office for National Statistics Family Spending in the UK for the financial year ending March 2016. Average household expenditure by COICOP category and total household expenditure. Food and non-alcoholic drinks £56.80 per week. 30% saving would be £886 per year. Kids Pass members save on average £50 per month or £600 a year. uSwitch average savings are £357 per year.

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