January is often a tough month when it comes to money.
That’s because the Christmas period could leave many of us strapped for cash in the New Year.
So if you’re in need of a good money-saving hack (we definitely are), then here’s something simple you could try.
One woman shared a handy trick for putting away money and all you need is a Smarties tube.
Posting on Facebook in the Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK group, she shared a photo of her chocolate treat.
And inside you’ll find a £2 coin fitting perfectly.
One tube fits a total of 83 coins, so if you do the math… that’s £166 once it’s full. Pretty handy right?
Let’s say you load up a couple of tubes with coins and leave it until the end of this year, you’re set for Christmas presents.
Alongside the two snaps, she wrote: “You may all know about this, but I thought I’d share after I saw the envelope trick.
“If you have any of these tubes at home, basically you can just save £2 coins in them over the year.
“And when it’s full you’ll have £166 towards Christmas.”
The Smarties hack was also shared on TikTok where commenters thought it was a grand idea.
One wrote: “So we need to spend our money on Smarties first? Sounds like a plan to me.”
While another added: “That’s a good idea.”
Of course the trick can be inconvenient if you don’t carry cash with you – because who still carries notes these days?
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Well in this instance, you could either do the same method by popping money into a savings pot, like Monzo.
Alternatively, you could try another money-saving hack to help you throughout the year.
Just yesterday we revealed how people can pocket up to £668 by the end of December with a simple challenge.
Starting with 1p, you add extra cash into a savings account and what you save increases by 1p with each new day.