Surviving the Summer Without Breaking the Bank

It happens every year, for 11 long months you work away quietly, taking the odd break here and there to maintain your sanity, in the hope that it’ll all pay off in the end, and it almost always does.

December finally rolls around, and you indulge. You buy gifts, spoil yourself and your friends, take a trip, and generally embrace the spirit of the festive season.  But, in the back of your mind you know it’s coming, marching along slowly with nothing in its way to stop it; January. And along with it the cost of all those good times.

We’ve put together a survival guide of sorts to help see you through to the end of the month without emptying your savings account.

One of the biggest expenses that we all have to carry is transport. From home to work, to the shops, to school, and wherever else it’s unavoidable. But there is a way to cut down; make fewer trips.

The easiest ways to do that is to do all your shopping in one spot. Better yet, do all your shopping, exercise, and self-care in place – The Point Mall! Between the first two floors, you’ll find all your shopping needs satisfied, from groceries to electronics, and everything in between.

Head to the third floor for your wellness kick, where you’ll find fitness classes, yoga, Pilates, physiotherapy and several other options to choose from.

Now that you’re where you need to be, shop smart. The outlets at The Point want to help you as much as we do, you need to look in the right places.

Checkers is running a range of promotions over the season including excellent back to school specials that have kept over 100 products at 2018’s prices, and their weekend savings which give you R20 back for every R200 you spend – they’re putting money back into your pocket! Dischem is running supplement specials and a cosmetics sale until the middle of the month, and Sportsmans Warehouse is running their biggest sale of the year.

On the fitness front, get more for less at select studios. Wild Thing Yoga & Body Conditioning offer a week’s free classes as does Living Life Pilates.

Yemaya Spa & Hair has a range of specials to choose from and let’s not forget about Bootlegger’s coffee loyalty app, get one free coffee for every ten you buy.

Surviving January doesn’t have to be all that hard, you’ve just got to be smart, plan, and keep an eye open for those amazing deals!

Until next time,

The Point Team

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