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16 Outrageous, Funny & Unusual Ways to Save Money

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We all try to save money in different ways, from couponing mums to families taking the £5 a day challenge, sometimes, though, people go a little too far in their attempts to cut costs, with crazy saving hacks that are anything but conventional.  

16 outrageous funny unusual money saving ideas

If you aspire to be the next Scrooge McDuck, then these tips are surely going help you get there! We've searched the internet looking for some of the craziest ways people try to penny pinch and here's sixteen of our bizzare favourites.

 

Hide at Christmas

Tell your friends and family you're going away for Christmas and will exchange gifts when you get back. Then lay low, buy all of your presents in the January sales for way less money and have a lucrative New Year!

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Shave Your Head

This one I actually agree with, going to the hairdressers (for me) is a massive chore, I hate small talk and I'm way too busy to be sat there getting pampered, not to mention the astronomical costs associated with hair cuts.  

Eat Roadkill

Roadkill is not only free, it's lean, healthy, organic, fresh and in abundance up and down motorways throughout the UK.  Squashed Fox surprise for tea - Yum.

 

 

Take Extra Condiments

You always get offered sauces and other condiments when you eat at a restaurant or order fast-food. Don't throw them away, stock pile them up and you will never have to buy them again.

Bin Diving for Food

This makes me gag just thinking about it but hygiene issues aside, I don't think bin diving is even legal. Some supermarkets do donate unused foods to charities and food banks, but they might not take kindly to strangers picking through their rubbish at night. That said, free grub is free grub!

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Toilet Roll

You can separate your 2 ply toilet roll in half to make it last twice as long, or even ditch it altogether and use old newspapers, junk mail, bills or packaging. 

Take Tupperware to Parties

Fill those bad boys up with copious amounts of buffet food to take home, don’t be embarrassed of the other party goers thinking you're a peasant, they’re just jealous they didn’t think of it themselves. Plus there's always leftovers, right! 

DIY

Stop paying qualified professionals to fix your broken down home, electrical's and car - do it yourself. What could go wrong? I mean, they’ve only spent a good chunk of their life learning their craft. Simply watch a few Youtube videos, have a quick Google and you’ll be able to fix anything in no time - Jobs a good-un!

Re-Use Your Urine

Your bladder's loss is your garden's gain, because urine makes for a surprisingly great, eco-friendly fertiliser for your flower beds & vegetable patches. Best of all, it's free & we have a constant, year-round supply!

Re-use Water

When I was compiling this list I asked my facebook friends for suggestions and one said to re-use your dirty dishwater for COOKING!! Urgh - anyway bath and dish water can be used for less vomit worthy causes such as watering plants and flushing the toilet.

Shower Out

You can walk in in to pretty much any council run leisure centre or Gym without being confronted at the desk. Simply walk straight past, head for the showers and grab yourself a free wash...please refrain from shaving your nether regions though, because nobody needs to see that! 

 

 

Save Your Old Hair

I'm always pulling clumps of hair from the bath plug hole and from brushes, why not save it all up and use it to fill a cushion, it's soft, free and biodegradable.

Befriend that Annoying Neighbour

Even if you can't stand the sight of your next door neighbour, suck it up and be friendly with them, the rewards can be endless. You can borrow all sorts of stuff from them instead of buying it from food items to lawnmowers. Hey why not fill up your pools in the summer with their outdoor tap (while they're out) they won't mind, you're practically bessies!

Replace All Hobbies

Hobbies can be an expensive habit, giving them up could save you £1000s every year, but don't worry we have a great money saving idea to replace them with....sex! It's free and Fun win-win

Time Your Visits

Visit Family & Friends at meal times, make sure you tell them how hungry you are and how nice their cooking smells - it's a sure fire way to get your little hinting self a seat at the table.  My daughter knows this trick all too well.

Discuss Politics Openly

Make sure you're extremely vocal on Facebook & Twitter about your political views, this is a great way to lose family and friends via the "block" and "unfriend" buttons.  You will soon feel the benefits when you're not invited to social gatherings and don't have to buy them birthday gifts anymore.  

 

As always, if you have a crazy tip that we've missed then do give us a shout in the comments below or give us a shout-out on Twitter with the hashtag 

 

 

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