30 ways to save £1

30 ways to save £1

NOTE: This competition has now ended. Further entries will not be accepted.

What we're looking for

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the £1 coin, We asked the UK's most talented and creative bloggers - that's you, by the way - to give us as many money saving tips as they could. We wanted 1,000, to be precise!

We realised that asking everyone to give us 1,000 ways was demanding a little too much, so we set the challenge of reaching the magic figure by getting up to 30 money-saving tips from each blogger.

1,000 money-saving tips!


At the start of this campaign we challenged bloggers of the UK to send us their money saving tips. We thought we may have been a little greedy asking for 1,000 ways to save money but with the help of hundreds of frugal bloggers we managed to smash this target.

As a result, the original prize of £1,000 has now been doubled, so the lucky prize draw winner will receive £2,000!

But who is the lucky prize draw winner? Well we can announce that the random prize draw winner of 30 Ways to Save £1 is Lilinha from Lilinha Angel's World!

Thank you very much to everyone who took part in 30 Ways to Save £1. We really appreciate all the effort that has gone into your brilliant money-saving posts. We've had fun reading through the practical, surprising and ingenious ways to save money. We hope that everyone who took part in 30 Ways to Save £1 had fun doing so.


30th Anniversary of the £1 coin

On April 21st, 2013 our beloved one pound coin celebrates its 30 year anniversary. On this date in 1983 it officially replaced the Bank of England one pound note and has held its place in our pockets and wallets ever since. A whopping 1.5 billion £1 coins are now estimated to be in circulation and this figure is ever increasing.


Here are some other facts that you may not know about our nation's most famous coin:


• It is made from approximately 70% copper, 24.5% zinc and 5.5% nickel.
• It weighs 9.5g and has a diameter of 22.5mm.
• In terms of metal content a pound coin is worth about 4.18 pence.
• An estimated 2.86% of the 1.5 billion £1 coins in circulation are counterfeit.



As interesting as this is, where exactly do we come in to all this? MoneySupermarket are dedicated to helping you save as many of these £1 coins as possible. We are committed to saving you up to £1,000 on your household bills, including £400 by using us to purchase your car insurance, £200 each on your home insurance and credit card and up to £250 by switching your energy provider. That's a whole lot of coins!