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Dad Reveals How To Save £2,000 Per Year By Scanning Supermarket Receipts

Dad Reveals How To Save £2,000 Per Year By Scanning Supermarket Receipts

As New Year's Eve is fast approaching, many people are thinking about what their resolutions are going to be for 2020. If yours is saving more money, you're in luck.

Dad-of-three Peter Chatfield from Kent has revealed how he manages to save roughly £2,000 per year just by using several shopping apps that he checks on his lunch break.

According to The Daily Mail, the 39-year-old civil servant reckons he saves around £500 just by scanning receipts for bread, milk, yoghurt and chocolate into the apps and getting cashback for part of their cost.

Credit: Peter Chatfield
Credit: Peter Chatfield
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What's more, he recovers a further £1,500 thanks to special offers presented to him via the apps, which include Clicksnap, Checkoutsmart, Greenjinn and Shopmium.

Peter explained: "It will tell you which goods are on offer and then you go to the supermarket, buy the item, take it home and scan in the receipt. In the same day they send you the money."

And if you're worried that this'll take up a lot of your time, he added: "You're looking at a minute tops - it takes no time at all."

As well as giving him the option to shop across all the major supermarkets, including Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, ASDA and Waitrose, the apps sometimes have the same deal at the same time, meaning you can save twice as much on one purchase.

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He added: "Clicksnap and Checkoutsmart basically have the same offers where you can submit your receipts for both and then you get paid for both.

"The obvious items are usually free but sometimes about half price or a bit over - so you can end up in profit.

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"One time I got about 60p back on bread through an offer on both apps, so it made me a 20p profit plus free bread.

"If you're doing all the offers you could probably make £5 to £10 a week just from that. That's once you're getting your free stuff as well."

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Credit: Peter Chatfield
Credit: Peter Chatfield

But it's not just food where these deals apply, as Peter has made huge savings on things like NowTV subscriptions, broadband contracts and bank accounts.

The extra cash, which he started putting aside when his wife Sharon fell unexpectedly pregnant with their third child, has meant he can treat his family to holidays in places like Disneyland, Florida.

"It's something I enjoy but, you know, it's taken a lot of financial stress off us so we can relax a lot more," he said.

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"My wife is really impressed that I go through these apps, but sometimes rolls her eyes."

If you're interested in finding out more about how to stretch those pounds like Pete does, he's even launched a blog called Household Money Savings where he offers tips and tricks so you can save cash just like he does.

Disneyland Florida, here we come.

Featured Image Credit: Peter Chatfield

Topics: uk news, Finance

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]