Win £300 in this Cash Giveaway!

10 Feb

Hey Skint pals,

Happy Sunday to you all! Hope this coming week is a good one. What would make it brilliant for you? Winning £300 maybe? You might just have hit lucky here then! This week, Skint in the City has worked together with fellow bloggers, The Savvy Scot and The Money Principle, to bring you a bonanza-tastic chance to win money – £300 cash no less, sponsored by! Yep, 300 smackers (more than $450) to spend on whatever takes your fancy.  Sadly, I’m barred from entering, but if I could I’d be planning to put the winnings towards a little Easter getaway.

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Not being the most organised type, my holiday planning generally kicks off around May, when many of the best bargains have gone. But this year I am smugness itself, having already booked my Easter hols. Admittedly I can take little of the credit for getting my finger out so promptly. You see, this year we are going away with a couple of pals and their families and it’s their get-up-and-go that galvanised me into action – otherwise I’d likely still be dithering over holiday websites till a week before take-off.

I’ve spoken before, here, about the many benefits – financial, social and others – of renting a villa with pals and this Easter we’re doing it. Six adults, six kids in a villa in Portugal. Chipping in this way really makes a massive difference in terms of cost – a six bedroom villa with a pool and great views, split three ways, is both cheaper and far more luxurious than any of us could have gone for on our own. And by buying and cooking food together, eating in round the table etc we’ll be saving money without trying too hard. The other massive benefit of this type of break I think is that children seem to magically disappear when they get together with others, banding together and generally steering clear of the adults all day. More fun for them and more chill-out time for the grown-ups too.

Wait up – serendipity alert! I’m writing this in a cafe and, as fate would have it, the people next to me are, at this very second, talking about Portugal. The guy is saying that his sister is thinking of buying somewhere in Portugal since prices are reasonable and the Portuguese people are lovely. So, there you have it – my holiday choice validated by a bit of impromptu eavesdropping! If you won the £300, what holiday destination or activity would you put it towards? Let me know by entering the competition.You can choose to just enter once or – by Liking, Tweeting etc – you can gain lots more chances to enter. Just click here to enter:

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Best of luck pals. Skint x

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27 Responses to “Win £300 in this Cash Giveaway!”

  1. Thomas @ Finance Inspired March 6, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    I’d buy a new snowboard, even though i’m skint, thats how irresponsible I actually am…pick me! :)

    • Skint in the City March 12, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

      Sorry you didn’t win this time Thomas, but I hope you get your snowboard soon anyway! Perfect weather for it in the UK right now too!

  2. Emma Gallagher February 27, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

    I would put it towards a family holiday in the UK possibly Center Parcs as I went years ago and it was fantastic

  3. samantha schofield February 24, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    id use it 2wards our summer hols would defo tak a lil stress off

  4. nic February 23, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    I would love to get a proper bookshelf in IKEA – I hate having to get rid of all the books because there’s nowhere to put them.

    • Skint in the City February 25, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

      I’m with you there Nic! I’ve got bags of books in the basement, all awaiting a new set of Ikea shelves!

  5. Shelley Jessup February 22, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    It would go towards the once in a lifetime holiday to Iveland or Norway we are planning for next year. This is a very exciting giveaway!

  6. Shelley Jessup February 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    It would defintely go towards the once in a lifetime trip we are trying to plan for either Norway or Iceland next year. This giveaway is so very exciting!

  7. Tarra Dwyer February 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    I would put it towards a family holiday in Bournemouth!

  8. fiona o'farrell February 21, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    I would put it toward going to Ireland to visit my mum who I havn’t seen for 3 years.

    • Skint in the City February 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

      Nice, Fiona. I have family in Ireland too and don’t visit as much as I should. Hope you get to see your mum soon.

  9. Jo Hopkins February 21, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

    I’d put the money on my family holiday where we go to Haven and have a great time. Will be our 2nd holiday and can’t wwait and the money from this competition would really help us out xxx

    • Skint in the City February 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

      Sounds great Jo. I did Eurocamp last year – similar – and loved that too. Best of luck.

  10. emma February 21, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    I would love to win because this would help buy me a new dishwasher which broke yesterday

    • Skint in the City February 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

      Oh, good luck Emma! I would give up a lot of things before my dishwasher – that’s a real pain for you. More competitions coming soon if you aren’t lucky this time round so you’ll hear about them here. All the best and thanks for entering. Skint x

  11. Fiona Matters February 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    I’d buy something nice for my other half. He got made redundant and is feeling blue.

    • Skint in the City February 21, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

      So sorry to hear that Fiona. Sadly, there’s a bit of a redundancy theme going on here. A sign of the times and not a good one. I do hope your husband gets a new job soon and that all will be well. Skint x

  12. Isabel O'Brien February 21, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    My friend moved to Missouri last year so I would put it towards visiting him, travelling to America is so expensive!

    • Skint in the City February 21, 2013 at 11:47 am #

      Yep, sometimes you need a bit of bonus money to be able to justify a big trip! Best of luck, Isabel. And if you don’t win this one there are some more competitions coming up on the site soon so keep checking in! Skint x

  13. Lisa Barker February 20, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

    If I won £300 I would treat my mum to something really nice for Mother’s Day – like a pamper spa break :-)

  14. Keith Daniels February 20, 2013 at 9:43 pm #

    Good luck all, redundancy is lousy Emma, I know the hard way too.

  15. jasmin holland February 20, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

    Right at this moment I would put it on a one way ticket to Australia! ;-)

  16. Emma February 17, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    I would love to win this and be able to put it towards a holiday but i was made redundant a week ago monday on the same day i found out i am pregnant! so would need money for baby stuff! Good luck to all x

    • Skint in the City February 19, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

      Oh Emma, what bad news re your redundancy. Wishing you the very best of luck with the giveaway – and for an exciting next chapter in your life!

  17. hazel rigazio February 15, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    amazing giveaway

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