About Ruth at Save the Student

Ruth Bushi is an editor at Save the Student, where she writes about saving money and puns a lot. She has degrees in English Literature from Lancaster and Durham Universities, and lives in the North of England.

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6 easy ways to get totally free stuff

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To tie-in with National Student Money Week, Ruth from Save the Student has written this great guest article about easy ways you can find free stuff. 

With the right strategy, you can save major money this year, and even make a little extra on the side – and it’s all about freebies.

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How to become a mystery shopper

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Today we’re mighty pleased to welcome guest blogger Ruth Bushi, editor at Save the Student! To MoneyAware. Save the Student is a much-loved hub of money know-know for struggling students everywhere. Over to you, Ruth – show us how to unravel the secrets of getting paid to shop!

Mystery shopping is a tasty part-time gig: you get paid to hit the high street, you work when and if you want, and there may even be freebies to boot!

Lots of big name retailers rely on mystery shoppers to give them an insight into a customer’s experience; what are they doing right? What do they need to work on? It’s the kind of intel that can save a retailer’s research department lots of money in the long run. When done shrewdly, it can have some considerable perks for you too.

There’s a fair glut of mystery shopper work out there, but – and the clue’s in the name, here – you won’t often hear about it. We show you how to get started.

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