Saving money and by paying yearly or monthly

@maximax8 (28547)
United Kingdom
October 15, 2012 8:48am CST
If I buy a years supply of contact lenses I get them for a lower price than if I get two boxes a month. It would cost be 19 pounds a pair per month if I get the years supply but 25 to 30 pounds per month if I get one pair given to me monthly. I have been working hard with sorting out my budget. I wish to pay for some things monthly but it was shocking to see the price of contact lenses per month. Do you buy a years supply or get what you need monthly? Why?
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@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
15 Oct 12
It's a good idea and a great way of saving, if you have the room and if the product has a long sell buy date. I tend to stockpile food when it's on offer, we have the room so we buy bulk, checking the dates. I just had my car tax renewal come through, 6 months or 12, I always pay for the 12, for 6 months it costs me £137.50 and for the year £250. So that is quite a saving. I also pay my car insurance yearly instead of instalments. In this damn recession you have watch every penny, so even if you save a few quid by paying yearly it soon mounts up!
@GemmaR (8526)
15 Oct 12
There are a lot of companies that allow you to save money in this way these days, and I do think that it is something worth considering because you can get much better deals. I was asked whether I would like to pay my gas bill quarterly instead of monthly a while back, and at first I wasn't keen, but then I found out that I would be able to save almost a third of the overall cost, so I chose to do it in this way. In the modern world, every penny counts, and this means that if there is anything that you can do to make your life a little bit more affordable then you should certainly consider doing it.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
15 Oct 12
Yes I do this here in Mexico with cable- interent service. if you pay for 3 months at a time they giv eyou 1 month free. A great way to save a few dollars.