Right now I’m bouncing off the walls because I have been shortlisted for Savoo’s Smartest Shopper 2014 title! I can’t believe I have been picked!
The annual competition is run by Savoo and there is a generous cash prize for thou who shalt be named ‘Smartest Shopper 2014’ as well as a yearlong partnership for a money-saving blog. Entrees were asked to answer a series of questions regarding their saving tips and explain how becoming a savvy shopper changed their life. Last year Ricky Willis, aka Skint Dad, was crowned with the impressive title and he inspired me to enter the competition this year. Ricky started Skint Dad around the same time as I started The Thrifty Magpies Nest and I have been following his journey since his 4th blog post and now he’s on the judging panel!
The other 9 finalists and I are heading down to London this Saturday for the last stage of the competition which involves an interview with the judging panel. It’s made up of Ricky Willis of Skint Dad, Marc ‘The Negotiator’ Lockley who writes for The Guardian, blogger Miss Thrifty and the General Manager of Savoo.co.uk, Simon Bird. I am so super excited for Saturday and still can’t believe I’ve made the finals.
Last year I didn’t enter the competition because I didn’t think I had a chance of winning. However, after a year of blogging and amazing support from readers of The Thrifty Magpies Nest I thought I would have a whirl at the questions. I’m so glad I did!
Thank you, so much, to all The Thrifty Magpies Nest readers who take the time to read my posts, leave lovely comments and as a result, gave me the confidence to enter.
Now to dig out that thrifty hat of mine to pack for Saturday!