A woman took to TikTok to demonstrate how easy it is to save £166 – and all you’ll need to get started is an empty Smarties tube. Try it for yourself and see what you think
With Christmas just around the corner, we’ll all be looking for ways to save money.
But if you struggle to put money aside for the big occasion, one woman has a trick for you.
Chantelle explained that all you need is an empty Smarties tube to start your money-saving journey – or more than one if you’re up for the challenge.
She demonstrated the hack in a TikTok video, where she’s known as @chantelleef .
It was captioned: “This is your sign to collect Smarties tubes and £2 coins.”
In the clip, which has amassed 140,000 views, Chantelle revealed that the chocolate packaging is the perfect size to fit £2 coins.
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When filled to the top, the tube can hold £166 – and you wouldn’t even realise it.
Since being posted, the video has racked up more than 14,000 likes and hundreds of comments from people praising the idea.
One person said: “That’s such a good idea omg.”
Another tagged their friend and wrote: “We should do this so we have money saved for each other for Christmas and for your birthday too.”
A third commented: “This is quite smart actually.”
Someone else joked: “If it doesn’t have a massive alarm system and have traps on it, it won’t even last a day.”
However another user admitted that they only ever get a £2 coin “every few months”, so it would take them ages to be able to save 83 of them.
Looking for other ways to save money?
A couple has revealed how they managed to save £20,000 in just 10 months by making a few simple changes to their everyday lives.
Abby Dunsmure and her partner are aiming to save £90,000 in just three years in the hopes of buying their forever home. But to do that they knew they had to knuckle down and start saving.
Abby shared her and her partner’s spending habits on her TikTok account @abbydunsmere, where she also addressed a lot of comments about her lifestyle and how much she earns.
Her tips and tricks were praised in the comments as people said she gave them something to think about.
Take a look at how they saved the money here.
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