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5 tips to a champagne style on a beer budget Alisa Nyquist, Smart Mummy Saver

When Sara first asked me to write for Kid Magazine, well, she had me at ‘Hello’ - especially after telling me Kid Magazine was all about mums who like style, pretty things and looking after themselves and their families. I knew from this description that Smart Mummy Saver and Kid Magazine was going to be a great fit. A bit of about me and then it’s about you and how you can achieve champagne style on a beer budget.Firstly, as I’ve hinted, I love pretty things, however, paying pretty prices for pretty things - was never going to be my thing. So after working in television for a bit under 20 years (okay, that just made me feel old) I’ve turned my sights on saving mothers thousands. I’m all about lifting the lid on how to mix savings with style. Because, let’s be honest, the two seldom meet. I live a champagne life on a beer budget - THAT’S my thing. I believe whether you have a little or a lot, you can be savvy with what you’ve got. So here are my Top 5 tips on how you can keep style and reduce spend. Make a kid-free day out at your local markets or car boot sale. These tights here? New with tags for $1. No, that’s not a typo. They were purchased from a car boot sale (worth $80). A car boot sale is basically that, a market stall consisting of anything and everything that has come via the sellers car. These type of markets are probably the best

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bang for buck. I am yet to meet another that will beat it in price and variety. That’s why it was given prime position of being No.1 tip. * FYI The tips to follow are in no particular order or preference. Buy summer in winter, winter in summer for the lowest prices. This alpaca wool knit cost $20. I purchased this heavily reduced item at a mall, during the height of summer! It was such a hot day it was hard to even look at this knit, let alone try it on. But, of course, that’s why it was still on the rack - everyone felt like that. So even if you don’t feel like trying something on out of season, you may be glad you suffered in the change room for that minute and a half once the change of season. I sure was.

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