Stay thrifty post-lockdown with SMARTY

In a recent survey, we found that 80% of Brits admitted to wasting money on things they didn’t need pre-lockdown. If that sounds familiar, now’s the perfect time to make changes that’ll stick as you start to return to normal life.

40% of people said they had a gym membership they don’t plan on re-instating.

If you still fancy the gym, why not try a pay as you go membership with Hussle. These passes give you access to your chosen gym on a 1, 5, or 10 time basis.

40% of people want to commit to eating at home more than going out.

While we are looking forward to the restaurants reopening, we’re not planning on visiting them quite as much. So if you’re looking for a healthy alternative, check out our blog on the 8 apps to help you eat well.

26% of people said they’ll start taking a packed lunch to work.

If you’re looking for some healthy lunch box swaps, take a look at the NHS Change 4 Life website they have some handy tips and recipe suggestions.

40% of people want to continue going for walks and catching up in parks post-lockdown.

We think this is a great idea (and saves some pennies too). Find some outdoor inspiration in our blog Are you ready to walk this way?.

43% said they want to spend more time with the people that are important to them.

Find out when your mates are free with a Doodle poll. You can create Doodle polls for more than just meetings and scheduling; you can also use them for surveys, questionnaires or to book appointments.

Every penny counts

While we’re pledging to cut back on our spending, here are two SMARTY blogs that may help you get your finances in check. Explore our 10 favourite money saving apps and pick up some tips from our 2021 guide to getting finance fit.

A SIM plan that doesn’t break the bank

A great value SIM plan is also a fab way to look after your money (and stay in touch with the people you care about). In our recent survey, we found that what people really want from a SIM plan is plenty of data, unlimited calls and texts and no lengthy contracts. Lucky for everyone, SMARTY has it all. So take a look at our great value SIM plans and see which one is perfect for you.

This time next year we’ll be millionaires… fingers crossed.

  • SMARTY Team
  • May 23rd, 2021