Bank on your dad this Father’s Day with his money-saving advice

FATHER’S Day is here so time to get extra-appreciative of the father figures in our lives.

Dads tend to be full of good advice that we may, or may not, listen to throughout our younger years. But those one-liners tend to stick with us, even if at the back of our minds.

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So, for a bit of frugal fun and to celebrate all things “savvy dad”, I asked my Sun Savers on Facebook for the best pieces of money-saving advice from their fathers . . . 

Mark Simpson says: “Measure twice . . . cut once.”

Cathy McCann says: “My dad always said ‘It’s like Blackpool Illuminations in this house!’ Or ‘If you’re not in the room you don’t need a light on’, and ‘I may as well burn fivers!’

“They were statements I heard many times and now I understand where he is coming from!”

Kathleen Hodge says: “He would always say ‘Turn the fire off, there’s loads of us in here — it will soon warm up!’”

Nicky Pinnock says: “Live within your means.”

Lorraine Bushnell says: “If you can’t afford it, you can’t have it!”

Emma Elise Hearn says: “I was brought up to appreciate money — we earned our pocket money of £1 a week through doing the dishes. If we wanted it outside of Xmas or birthday we saved for it.

“Also when my dad quit smoking because I exclaimed I didn’t want him to die, he saved the money he would have otherwise spent on tobacco and spent it on theme parks etc for me and my brother — but he did always say to me ‘You can’t take it with you’, too!”

Fiona Stinton says: “Always shop around!”

Rachael Lewarne says: “Don’t get a credit card!”

Yvonne Bloore says: “Look after the pennies, the pounds look after themselves.”

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Cheap treat

Grab some fruit from Suntrail Farms at Tesco and save 50p

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SAVE: 50p

Top swap


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…when you could have a delicious one while spending £4 less at Aldi [/caption]

ARE you a fan of Domino’s garlic pizza bread at £4.99? Try Aldi’s new garlic pizza bread for just 99p. It tastes so similar.

SAVE: £4

Shop and save

Treat your kids to LOL Surprise! toys while saving £4

THERE are big savings on LOL Surprise! toys at The furniture pack salon with Diva is £10.99, down from £14.99.

SAVE: £4

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BUY a specially marked pack of malt loaf Soreen and you can burn off all those extra calories by claiming a free “have a go” sports session, from yoga to spin classes.

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My Sun Savers fiver

KENNETH THORP, from Leeds, says: “I’m saving my Sun Savers fivers to buy a fan to keep cool when we have our next heatwave.”

  • Send your Savers fiver stories to and you’ll get 28 codes worth £5 if yours is used. Please include your name and town.

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JOIN thousands of readers taking part in The Sun Raffle.

Every Sun Savers code you enter will earn you a ticket for our £15k monthly Raffle.

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There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect.

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To take part go to 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.

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Fancy a free fiver?

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Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone.

Or go online and enter your code at


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.

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