*Giffgaff Money Fit Challenge

On Saturday I dragged my lazy self out of bed and into Leeds in my gym gear (which hasn’t seen the light of day since I stopped going to dance months ago. Whoops) Why did I do this? Well, because Giffgaff had lured me in with the promise of free money in return for a little bit of a workout. And freelancers are generally skint so they had me at ‘cash’. Now, this isn’t quite as odd as it sounds. Giffgaff have launched Giffgaff Money, to help you to manage your finances. With helpful things like comparing insurance and energy prices, finding out if you’ll be approved for a credit card without taking lots of credit checks, and a free credit report (I’ve done mine, it’s VERY useful) and all sorts of new things planned too, you should definitely take a look. I’d actually done my Giffgaff free credit report way before the event, as Giffgaff are my mobile phone network and I’d seen through their website that they offered the report. Win.

Laura pouring a smoothie at the Giffgaff Money event

Our morning started with a very thorough warm up before we were taken to the treadmills. The plan was to burn as many calories as you could in a 20 minute period, and you’d be given 20p for every calorie burnt. I earned £24.80, mostly because I have joint issues and can’t run-so I walked, fast, on an incline. I was happy with my total calories burned in 20 minutes anyway. We then headed over for a smoothie (I went for a berry one which I got to make myself, and it was delicious) before chatting to the other bloggers and, more importantly, the Giffgaff Money team. We talked a little bit about improving your credit rating (effectively, don’t be late with payments, don’t have tons of credit available to you that you’re not using, make sure you’re on the electoral roll, use your credit card each month and pay it off each month, and don’t do lots of credit applications as these leave a trace on your file) and about the joys of working in a city centre and therefore close to Deliveroo!

I had a great morning with Giffgaff, and I’m thinking of spending my cash on a smoothie maker because of how much I enjoyed mine.

Have you heard of Giffgaff Money? Will you be having a look?

 

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4 Comments

  1. February 6, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    I need to look at my credit report as I suspect there are loads of old credit card accounts floating around out there that I never cancelled!

  2. February 7, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    Yesss Laura – loved seeing you there and well done on the challenge! Completely agree on the credit check front, I did mine today and it’s so interesting the little things you can do to increase your score. Great post as always x

  3. February 7, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    I really should check mine, I bet there’s all sorts on there that I can eliminate.

  4. February 8, 2018 / 7:27 am

    What a fun event. I’ll have a look at this as I’m all over making the most of our finances from now on going forward 🙂

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