Here are some top tips that will not only help you save money but to also save for a brighter future for your children – boost your kids’ savings today!
Planning big spends like home renovation, buying a car, booking travel or reviewing your utilities can be a real headache and take some of the excitement out of your new home, car or holiday! Take advantage of the latest KidStart offers and bonuses to boost your kids’ savings and feel excited about saving for your kids’ future.
1) Share KidStart and boost kids’ savings
Did you know you can add grandparents, godparents, aunties and uncles to your child’s KidStart account? That means whenever they shop online they can get that great feeling of saving for your kid’s future. Why not invite family to save for your child today?
You will also be rewarded if you get a friend to sign up
and start using KidStart with a boost of £5 into your kids’ savings – refer and earn £5 now!
2) Never forget to use KidStart
Download the KidStart Savings Prompt
– an online tool that alerts you if a retailer is offering savings while you are browsing in Google
Download the Kidstart App
– if you are on mobile, download the app and you can launch KidStart from your home screen.
3) Boost kids’ savings with Utilities
Did you know you can save up to £300 switching to Octopus Energy
and with Kidstart your child will get a top up to their savings from your monthly bill?
Check out all KidStart utility
(get up to £20 with Energylinx
) and broadband
(up to £50 at Broadbandchoices
Internet is your friend! There are great services like uSwitch
(up to £10 back) or Confused.com
(up to £46) that let you compare providers to find the best offer for your family.
Next time a bulb blows, switch to LED – BBC What to Buy
claim an average home can save £150 a year. Get your LED bulbs at Rapid Online
, John Lewis
or World Stores
and get up to 4% back for your kids’ savings.
4) Boost kids’ savings with Insurance
Check out KidStart savings on Insurance
including LV Life
(£70 savings), John Lewis Insurance
(£32 savings), Hiscox
(£80 savings), Churchill
(up to £50).
Many offer excellent introductory rates so it is worth getting a quote for switching and if your current provider can’t match it, switch, but be sure to bring across any no claims bonuses.
If you need different types of insurance i.e. car, pet and home, then using the same company for all can save you even more.
5) Boost kids’ savings with Office purchases
Do you have a home office or are you responsible for buying equipment on behalf of a business? Then check out the KidStart Business Hub
. Businesses can spend as much as £500 a year on office stationery and supplies! Save Money on Stationary at Ryman
– get up to 5% KidStart savings.
Save Money on computers and printers and get up to 5% for your child at PC World Business
. And you can re-stock your inks with Printerinks.com
and save up to 13% for your child. Or you can save on professional printing for Business Cards, posters and stationery etc. with Instaprint
(up to 6.5% savings) or MOO
(save £3 for your child with your first MOO order.
If you operate an online e-commerce business where you have to rely on international couriers, ship with Worldwide parcel services using KidStart and save 3% for your child. If you need to hire a van to transport equipment then Order from AnyVan (13% back) allows you to make savings of up to 75% compared to traditional alternatives.
6) Boost kids’ savings with Home improvements
Recently moved house or just fancy a spot of gardening and DIY? Check out our home and garden retailers and get up to 3% back for your kids, including Tooled-up.com
, B and Q
, Topps Tiles
, Electrical Discount
If it’s your garden that needs sprucing up, you can get up to 8% back at YouGarden
, Waitrose Garden
or Gardening Direct
Fancy a room make over? a lick of paint, feature wallpaper and some soft furnishings is all it takes! Get up to 7% back from Laura Ashley
, The Sofa Company
and Furniture Village
to name a few.
Sleep better with a new mattress from Dreams
or Bensons for Beds
and brighten your kids’ bedroom with up to 5% back from Great Little Trading Company
, Babies R Us
and Mamas and Papas
7) Boost kid’s savings with Car repairs
Time for your MOT? Get down to KwikFit (5% back)
and if you need to replace car parts use Euro Car Parts
or Car Parts 4 Less
and get 3% back for your kids.
Or if you decide to sell your car, don’t forget to use Autotrader
and get an extra 6.5% savings for yout kids.
8) Boost kids’ savings with Travel bookings
When you are planning your holidays
think about what’s included – childcare, meals, activities? And watch out for additional fees. There are retailers that offer all inclusive holidays catering especially for families, such as Thomas Cook
. Check out cheap deals with or Laterooms
or consider a home swap with Love Home Swap
and get up to 21% back for your kids.
9) Boost kids’ savings with a Mobile upgrade
Planning on upgrading your handset? Think about what you really need – sim only contract? Do you use all your available minutes and data each month?
Before switching, call your provider and see how they can thank you your loyalty – you could get a free upgrade! Get up to £60 back with KidStart at EE
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