The 60-year-old retired lorry driver met wife Deb over a Sun crossword more than 30 years ago and they’ve both continued to be fans of the paper.
With money tight, they are avid Sun Savers and make the most of our fantastic offers — and always enter codes for our £15k Raffle.
“Why wouldn’t anyone want to be a Sun Saver?” says Paul, from Tamworth, near Birmingham.
I heard it was Paul’s birthday so turned up at his home to surprise him with an Amazon Kindle, which I knew he had been saving up for as he wanted one to help keep his memory fresh after developing early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Paul then shared his top money-saving tips with me . . .
1) Stash ’n’ save: I build up my fivers month by month and put them towards my hobbies. Now you’ve bought me a Kindle, I’ll spend them on audio books instead.
2) DIY gifts: When I retired, I realised sitting around wasn’t good for me, so I went on YouTube and researched new hobbies. I discovered pyrography — burning pictures into wood. I bought the cheapest equipment I could and now I enjoy making gifts for people for birthdays and Christmas, which is cheaper than buying them.
3) Make the most of 2-for-1 deals: I love history and we have had a wonderful day out at Warwick Castle, as well as Alton Towers, thanks to Sun Savers Superdays.
4) Clean genius: For household tasks, I use cheaper items we already have. I clean mirrors with newspaper and vinegar, then smear a cucumber over to stop them steaming up.
5) Group together: I’ve got my daughter into Sun Savers and now, if my health isn’t permitting, she can go on the holidays from £9.50 with Deb. In the last 18 months my life has changed so dramatically. Where I used to think ahead, I’m taking it day at a time.
- See Paul’s surprise video on our Facebook page at facebook.com/thesunsavers.
- Are you a loyal Sun Saver? Keep sending us your tips and fivers comments and I could be turning up to hear from you first-hand.
How do I enter?
Entering The Sun Raffle is simple, just follow these three easy steps:
- Pick up The Sun newspaper.
- Join Sun Savers – download the app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk.
- Opt in to The Sun Raffle and enter your code printed daily inside the paper.
Every code entered equals one Raffle ticket. The more codes you enter, the more tickets you'll earn and the more chance you will have of winning!
Sign up here if you haven't already and start entering your codes to earn Raffle tickets!
Reader's saving tip
DONNA WRIGHT, of BRENTWOOD, ESSEX, says: “Save on buying pricey waterproofing and anti-stain spray for shoes by using hair spray instead.”
- Send tips to sunsavers.co.uk/tips and get 28 codes name and town.
- ALL prices on this page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers are subject to availability.
Shop & save
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Deal of the day
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My sun savers fiver
NORMAN MACKMAN, of SPALDING, LINCS says: “I’m saving my fivers to treat myself to a bottle of 12-year-old malt whisky at Christmas.”
- Send us your Savers fiver stories to sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.
Win 5k for Christmas
IT’S beginning to look a lot like Christmas – and you are probably wondering how on Earth you’re going to afford it all.
Well, fret not, Sun Savers is here to help.
We are giving THREE lucky readers £5,000 cash towards their Yuletide expenses in our latest competition.
Your festive period will be one to remember, as you will not need to worry about all the presents, the big food shop or decorations.
To enter, download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk.
Then, collect TEN Sun Savers codes from the 18 printed daily inside the paper between today and Tuesday, December 11. Today’s code is on page 20.
Then enter your codes on the Sun Savers app or website.
After entering the tenth code, head back to the “Win Christmas” page found in the “Offers” section and click “Enter” there.
Just make sure you enter before midnight on Monday, December 17, when the competition closes.
n Terms and conditions: Collect TEN Sun Savers codes from the 18 printed in The Sun between Saturday, November 24, and Tuesday, December 11, 2018. Last chance to join in is Sunday, December 2. Competition closes at 23:59pm on Monday, December 17.
Over-18s and residents of the UK only. One entry per person.
Winners will be selected at random from all valid entries. There will be THREE winners only.
Allow 28 days from entry closing for the draw to take place. Winner will then be notified within seven days. No cash alternative to prize in whole or in part.
Prize is non-transferable. Your information will only be used for the purposes of this competition. Promoter is News Group Newspapers Ltd. Not open to staff of the Promoter and any promotional partners or their families.
The winner will be required to participate in reasonable publicity relating to this competition. The Editor’s decision is final. T&Cs apply. For full terms and conditions see sunsavers.co.uk
Play now to win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle
JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle.
Every Sun Savers code you enter will earn you a ticket for our £15k monthly Raffle. And for every ten tickets you collect in a calendar month, you get a GOLDEN TICKET for our £80k Raffle, which takes place every three months, with the first one at the end of June.
Join thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers RaffleThere is no limit to how many tickets you can collect. So the more you enter, the better your chances.
To take part go to sunsavers.co.uk or open the Sun Savers app. Then opt in to each month’s Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the Sun Savers codes printed daily in the paper.
Every time you scan or enter a code into Sun Savers, you get a Raffle ticket in the £15k Raffle.
Not yet a Sun Savers member? Just go to sunsavers.co.uk or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.
- T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs at sunsavers.co.uk/faqs.
Fancy a free fiver?
YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.
Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.
Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have collected 28.
This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.
For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver. So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.
We are keeping it super-simple. You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.
Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at sunsavers.co.uk.
To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.
With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.
TO JOIN: Don’t worry, folks — joining takes just 30 seconds, in three steps.
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