Everyday essentials including energy, food, and fuel are becoming more expensive as a result of the cost of living crisis.

With the cost of living crisis continuing to effect those here in Nottingham, residents will have to manage their spending and save some money where and when they can.

There are so many ways to save money.

Here are different ways to save money during this crisis.

Transportation: If you would like to visit other cities getting a rail card or National express coach card saves money.

For example, if a train ticket is £50, a rail card will make it cost £15 less with a 30 per cent discount.

While Living in Nottingham you can get the NCT yearly or monthly bus pass. This is cheaper than buying a day pass each day.

Using heated blankets: This will save you some money.

Some heated blankets cost about 5p to run an hour especially if you compare it to the cost of keeping your central heating on for hours.

Cook more than you eat out: You can buy your groceries and meal prep during the weekend ahead of the week.

Make sure to write your grocery list so you don’t find yourself buying unnecessary things you do not need.

You can shop from cheap stores like, Asda, Lidl, Aldi, and Poundland.

Also take a packed lunch and avoid eating out during the day and week.

Make use of loyalty cards: You can get loyalty cards from places like Tesco, Sainsbury, Boots, Bodyshop and so on.

Ask for a loyalty card or discount in whatever store you go to there is always something for everyone no matter how little.

If you have these loyalty cards, you can get some of their products at a discounted rate and also get points that end up being cash and you can get it anything from their store.

Martin Lewis, a money expert also shares some tips of how to survive during the cost of living crisis. These include:

Using the weather to your advantage: According to the Energy Saving Trust, you can save approximately £28 a year on your energy bill by washing your laundry at 30 degrees and drying it outside rather than in a tumble dryer.

Making the most of a bright day is definitely worthwhile.

Keep an eye out for price reductions: Products that are nearing their best-before or use-by dates are less expensive at supermarkets.

Find out when your local store is most likely to label things with the yellow stickers, then go shopping at that time to score the best deals.

Related articles:

Hacks for staying vegan after Veganuary ends

Nottingham’s Valentine’s Gift Guide 2023: A gift or experience for every budget