Well since we decided to cut back a bit more and relly make an effort with our mortgage the universe seems to have decided to give us a helping hand.
Today I phoned Sky and called movies and HD, skytalk anytime and Anonymous caller eject (which doesnt work anyway). They kindly also gave me 12 months free broadband band, half price line rental and a deal on the TV. Monthly charge was £80+, now £35. Wow.
Amended my mobile contract to reduce it by £6 a month (not much but its a start)
Came home to find second water bill since we moved to a water meter. Monthly charge reduced from £45 to £30 and I have a refund of £100 on its way.
My sons car insurance reduced from £81 per month to £47.
Letter from bank saying they accidentally over charged me £34 backed in 2007 and were refunding it with interest (Seriously!!)
I also submitted gas and electricity readings and think we can reduce that from an over enthusiastic £145 down to about £110, We are switching off everything not in use and minimising usage on everything else. In an extreme example of this we are not replacing the tumble dryer for the foreseeable future. Now there are only three of us I seem to be able to just about stay on top of the washing and drying.. Dishwasher and washing machine are already very efficient, fortunately. drinks fridge has been switched off until next summer.
Mum has found the demi johns I lent her and is giving them back to me tomorrow for the new wine making experience, too late to make my Christmas plonk I guess.
Thank you universe. Anything else good coming our way?