This time last year I entered a competition run by the online voucher site Savoo. The competition was to find the UK’s Smartest Shopper and the winner would collect a life-changing £10,000 (yes you heard me correctly) and the chance to work with Savoo to create your own money saving blog.
Well I can tell you that I did enter, I did win, and my life changed forever.
It was a late October’s day and I was just kicking around and surfing on Twitter when I saw @MSE_Forum talking about how one of their forum members win £20,000 in a competition. I struck up a conversation about how great it would be to win that amount of money and then another Twitter user mentioned the Smartest Shopper competition.
The rest, as they say, is history…
So now 12 months on and Savoo are looking for their next Smartest Shopper. The competition is open now and runs until midnight on the 24 October 2014 when they will pick their top 10 entries. These finalists will travel to London on the 8 November travel to be interviewed by three judges who are the award winning blogger Miss Thrifty, The Guardian’s Marc Lockley and yours truly, Skint Dad.
How to enter
Entering the competition is quite straightforward. You are tasked with answering the following questions which can be done all at once or you may return and complete (or even tweak) them right up to the closing date.
All the answers have a 150 word maximum so be precise:
- What are your tips for finding the best deals?
- How do you save money on your weekly shop?
- What are your tips for living stylishly on a budget?
- What has been your greatest ever saving?
- List 3 simple things you do on a daily basis in order to save money.
The final question is to write a blog entry entitled: “How has being a savvy shopper changed your life?”
You don’t have to write it up and can also be in the form of a YouTube video link if you like.
Simple hey 😉
Tips from the Smartest Shopper
I think the main piece of advice I can give when answering the questions is be yourself. Each question has a maximum of 150 words so don’t beat around the bush but get to the point and make it personal.
Everyone is different and we each have our own story. When I entered the competition last year I told my story through the answers. Do that and there could be a good chance on the 8 November that we get to meet.
Click here to enter and good luck!
Ricky Willis is the original Skint Dad. A money-making enthusiast, father, and husband to Naomi. He is always looking for unique ways to earn a little extra.