I’m not a huge shopper, we are an incredibly thrifty family and never buy anything without researching the cheapest place to buy first. We also try to live a minimalistic life so only ever buy something if we really need it.

I thought I’d share some of the places that we do buy products and would highly recommend. I’ve split the page into different categories depending on what you are after.

There are some *affiliate links below, but these are all products I highly recommend. I never promote anything that I haven’t verified and/or personally used

Here are some of my favourite products and websites that make my life easier…

Eco Stores 

Boobalou is a great online eco-store selling a range of reusable products for your home. I bought my reusable bread bag & my organic fruit & veg bags from Boobalou.

*Ethical Superstore is an online store selling a whole range of eco products including fair trade, organic and vegan items.

*Cheeky Wipes sell a whole range of reusable face and baby wipes. I bought and use their bamboo face wipes and I love them. I use them to remove my makeup and then wash them ready to use again.

Related Post: Homemade Reusable Face Wipes

Cheeky Wipes


*Etsy is an e-commerce website that focuses on handmade, unique and vintage items.

*Preloved UK is a second-hand selling site. You can buy and sell items. List for free in over 5000 categories. Find local bargains!

Bag a bargain and upgrade with a *years Full Membership for £3 using the code: FULLMAY17

Books That Have Had an Impact on my Life


*Why Mars & Venus Collide: Improve your Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress.

Read my review  – Book review

*Zero Waste Home: The Ulitmate Guide to Simplifying your Life

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*The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: Marie Kondo

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Money Saving Sites


Groupon is a deals and coupon site. I use *Groupon UK a lot, mainly for holidays, courses and shopping. I recently used it to buy an advanced social media course and also my holiday to Budapest.

It’s free to sign up and has a function where you can find local deals to you. They have vouchers and deals for hundreds of different things including Food & Drink, Things To Do, Beauty & Spas and Women’s Fashion. I never buy anything online these days without first checking to see if there is a deal on Groupon.

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Kidstart is an online cashback site that works with hundreds of top brands including John Lewis, Argos and Mothercare. It’s free to join and every time you buy through Kidstart you get money back on your shop. Each retailer offers a different cash back amount.  I use *Kidstart before I buy anything online and most of our cashback comes from Just Eat.

Read: How to use Kidstart for Free Cash Back for your Children

Savings for your children when you shop online


Zeek is a free app where you can buy or sell unwanted shopping vouchers. It’s really easy to use. I regularly use *Zeek before I shop and as a bonus, if you use my link to sign up you’ll get a £5 discount.

Read: Zeek App Review – Save Money on your Shopping

Save money when you shop with the Zeek app

I really hope that you have found this post useful and keep checking back as I will be adding new products and services as and when I test them.

Gina Caro


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