Hint of the Week Competition

Hi Guest,

We are now giving away one 12 month membership per week to the person who donates the best tip to the Savings Vault. Everyone can enter. If you are already a member you win an extra 12 months added on to your existing membership.

This week Emily Tattam has won 12 months membership to the Savings Vault with this great hint:

Credit card 'points' pay for kitchen renovation

We got married in April this year and when I changed my name we joined our bank accounts. We only use our credit card to make purchases so we get 'points' and in two months we have accrued enough points to redeem a $100 gift voucher, and by the end of the year, I can use these vouchers to start on my $500 kitchen renovation.

I can't afford a new kitchen but we CAN afford new paint for the three different surfaces, a cost of $200 for 'new look' timber, laminate and wall tiles. We'll use any leftover paint on the skirting boards throughout the house. We've found that Bunnings sell a granite look bench top kit for $195 to make-over our laminate benches. I am also going to add a large slide out drawer for my crockery as there is a lot of wasted space above that area now. The runners will cost about $40 online and we can whip up a box and add new door handles again $40.

I will have a fancy new kitchen by Christmas this year!

The best way to win a membership is to write helpful, interesting, unique and error free hints. You need to include how much money you saved, how you saved it, what you did and how much you paid. The more detail you provide the more likely you are to win a 12 month membership.

You do not have to answer all the questions to enter the competition. Each hint entered is judged separately. If you send 5 hints. They will be considered 5 separate entries. Which means you have a much higher chance of winning by entering one or two top quality hints than if you entered twenty brief, vague tips. Quality is everything!

If you do not have an answer to a question, or it does not apply to you, please leave it blank.

Thanks for giving it a go. Good luck!

Many grins,

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