GIFFGAFF - SPEND OR SAVE EVENT


A few weeks ago I attended GiffGaff's #SpendOrSave event which was held at the quirky, circus themed bar; Cuckoo in Leeds!

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As I walked into the venue, I was taking in all of the bold colours and the bright lights and reminisced with my good friend Sarah. Once the drinks started to flow, we were then sat down and the reason as to why we were there was soon explained to us. We had a brief introduction to the brand whilst they shared a few tips on how to be wise when it comes to spending as well as saving. Admittedly this is something which I need help with, (especially the saving part!) 

  Photography by Matt Chappell

Photography by Matt Chappell

  Photography by Matt Chappell

Photography by Matt Chappell

GiffGaff had created a fun board game designed to test our spending and saving skills where each player gets £1,000 as they pass PayDay! and depending on where they land, a player could earn a fair amount of money such as Freelance Job which of course ties in nicely with us bloggers, or equally, a player could lose out on quite a lot of money such as landing on an Electric Bill. There were also opportunities for the players to invest their money in big 'life goals' such as marriage and mortgages in the hope of doubling their chances of winning.

However, once these large sums of money towards a life goal had been paid, this would then mean that if a player lands on a nasty smaller bill, but didn't have the correct funds for it, then they would have to skip a turn! As each round had passed, the player ages by 5 years and at the end of the game, the player with the most amount of money before hitting retirement, wins! 

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For me personally, I swear the game had been rigged because I was losing out on more money far quicker than everyone else around me... Having said that, I could just be a sore loser with terrible dice rolls? Yeah, probably the latter... Overall, I learnt a few tips on how to save and have since found myself questioning on whether or not that bottle of fragrance worth over £100 is worth it, or would it be better saved towards a deposit for a flat! I also had a wonderful time meeting new bloggers and making new connections, and the 3 winners of this game also donated their winning prize money to their chosen charities. A good cause all round!

  Photography by Matt Chappell

Photography by Matt Chappell

If you are a blogger from Birmingham and would like the chance to play this fun game in July, then get in touch with them via their Twitter or Facebook. Enjoy! Also, why not take a free credit check here!

Have you heard of this Game by GiffGaff? Would you want the chance to play it? Does it sound like something you'd like to know more about? Do you need help when it comes to spending or saving your money? Do let me know your thoughts below as I would love to hear from you, and don't forget to click that 'like' button below!


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