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600 Freddo Frogs? 100 coffees? 75 Hot Wheels cars? 30 bottles of wine? 12 Barbie dolls?

If you saved $300 what would you treat the family or yourself to? What would be the first thing you would do?

Recently, I was given the opportunity to save some money on my car insurance with Australia Post Car Insurance, thanks to its 25 per cent off end of financial year online sale* (yes that’s right, the brand we know and trust does car insurance!) and it got me thinking… what would I do with the savings I made? Would I spend it on me, on my family or would I look further?

Well, my first thought was groceries, $300 could buy my family a week’s worth of groceries. Then I thought I could spend it on bills; it certainly would come in handy for the winter electricity bill I’m expecting. How about better pressies for the girls’ birthdays – they’re coming up quickly – I wonder if they’re still keen on Frozen items or if they’d be happier with Minions? Oh, wait, the girls room could certainly do with a mini-makeover and a few extra cushions never go astray in the lounge room (just don’t mention cushions to my husband!). I’d love some new crockery that isn’t chipped. Daycare fees aren’t cheap and the kids really could do with some extra winter clothing…. Maybe we could all go away for a night and spend some quality time together, that’s it, that’s what we will do!

But hang on, what about me? Why did I sort out the family first? Don’t I deserve to treat myself?

Ohhhh it’s SO indulgent to think about spending money on myself….. I am LOVING this train of thought. I could get three hour-long massages or book in three facials to simply RELAX (just looked up the definition of ‘relax’….), a night away by myself (wonder if I can get away with it?) sleeping in a big comfy hotel room bed ALL TO MYSELF, I can’t remember the last time I had a pedicure that wasn’t by a three year old and clothes, I always need new clothes!

But what about those less fortunate than me? There are plenty of people doing it tough at the moment – what could $300 do for someone else?

The Red Shield appeal? SIDS and Kids? The Dandelion Network? Children’s Hospitals? These are all charities that support people who are going through a tough time. They’re extremely worthy causes!

Decisions, decisions! It’s all food for thought isn’t it – what do you think you would do? I’m going to do a mixture of the above with the $300 I’ve saved, some to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, some towards groceries and then a nice little chocolate bar all to myself!

Written by Jacinta Campbell from the MoM Team.

 

*Australia Post Car Insurance is offering a 25% discount online ahead of EOFY (it literally takes five mins to get a quote), head over now and CLICK HERE to see how much you could save then come back and tell us what you’re going to SPEND your savings on!

  • For is it would go on food and bills.

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  • $300 would make or break my finances right about now. It would go entirely on rent and food.

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  • I didn’t even know Australia post did car insurance.

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  • $300 is peanuts to a lot of people, but it’s a decent amount to us. I like to think we would save it or put it to good use somehow

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  • For sure pay some of the bills.

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  • It would go so far could fill my pantry

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  • $300 would go towards paying off some of our bills

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  • just so good

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  • Being a Mum of 5, $ 300 would pay for a weeks groceries for my family and I. That would be marvellous !!

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  • I’d put it towards a family holiday we have only ever had one trip away

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  • $300 would do so much, difficult to choose what to spend it on. But eventually decided on groceries, a months worth for the two of us

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  • I’d give to a charity and claim the money back at tax time, any extra money that can help people in need is great!

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  • I would put it towards a holiday overseas. We have been planning it for a few years but every time the money gets spent on school fees or cars – repairs or rego, or bills. We would be one step closer.

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  • Our 2nd car (my husbands) has had one problem after another & we have finally decided after a lot of expense we will sell both cars & buy 1 new car. The $300 would go towards it!

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  • $300 could do my families grocery shopping for 2-3 months. It would be amazing! (Woot cheap shopping hahaha).

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