PARENTS tell kids money doesn’t grow on trees.
But there is a way to plant the seed that will grow into a whopping £1MILLION while your little ones are still in nappies.
Making £1million is child’s play with deals and offers from Sun Savers[/caption]
The key is to make use of Government perks and not just rely on cash savings.
Here’s how you can kick-start your children’s savings.
- Save into a pension from birth. Opening a pension before your child can even walk or talk gives them a head start. You should look at a junior self-invested personal pension or stakeholder product.
- How much do you need to save? Up to £2,880 can be saved tax-free each year. The Government then tops this up by 25 per cent — transforming it to £3,600. This works out at £60 a week, or £260 a month, which is effectively boosted to £300 by the Government.
- How does this add up to £1million? If you invest this each month then the pension could be a hefty £1million at age 64, says investment provider Fidelity International. There is an assumed annual growth of five per cent, a 0.75 per cent annual management fee and 0.35 per cent platform charge. This also depends on the child continuing contributions once ownership transfers to them at age 18. Pensions can’t be accessed until a minimum age of 55, and this may change as people live longer.
Great ways to save
- Parents can save up to £4,128 per year into a Junior Isa.
- Get grandparents involved! Everyone has a £3,000 gift allowance which lets them give cash away without paying inheritance tax.
- Invest between £100 and £50,000 in Premium Bonds and enter a monthly prize draw to win £1million
A scent deal not to be sniffed at
SAVE BIG: Don’t turn your nose up at this offer.
Ralph Lauren Polo Blue eau de parfum 125ml, was £76, now £29.99 at Boots.
Offer ends November 2.
SAVE SMALL: Get a kick out of this saving.
Under Armour ClutchFit Force 3 FG junior football boots were £39.99, now £20, from Sports Direct.
Offer ends October 29.
Net cashback with web offer
YOU can get £99.75 cashback on Faster Fibre broadband with TalkTalk.
The 18-month contract is £25 per month and exclusive to topcashback.co.uk. Do a comparison and a speed test before switching to check it’s the right offer for you.
To take advantage of the offer, purchase through the topcashback site.
- PRICES correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.
Win £5,000 cash
WITH winter just around the corner and the autumn chill forcing us to put the heating on, now is the time of year our household bills start to increase.
But The Sun is here to help as we’re giving you the chance to win £5,000 to put toward your bills for a year.
The Sun is giving you the chance to win one of ten prizes of £5,000 to help pay those bills for a year[/caption]
TEN lucky winners will get £5,000 cash each.
To enter, simply join Sun Savers today. Then collect ten Sun Savers codes before Tuesday, October 31.
Today’s code and how to join Sun Savers is on further down. Once you have your ten codes, you will be prompted to enter. Make sure you enter by Monday, November 13.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Collect TEN Sun Savers codes from the 18 printed in The Sun between today, Saturday, October 14, and Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Last chance to join in is Sunday, October 22. Competition closes at 23:59 on Monday, November 13. Over-18s, residents of the UK only. One entry per person.
Winners will be selected at random from all valid entries. There will be TEN winners of £5,000 only. Allow 28 days from entry closing for the draw to take place. Winners will be notified within seven days. No cash alternative to prize in whole or in part. Prize is non-transferable. Your information will only be used for the purposes of this competition. Promoter is News Group Newspapers Ltd.
Not open to staff of the Promoter and promotional partner or their families. The winners will be required to participate in reasonable publicity relating to this competition. The Editor’s decision is final.
Fancy a free fiver?
YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.
Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.
Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have collected 28.
This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.
For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver. So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.
We are keeping it super-simple. You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.
Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at sunsavers.co.uk.
To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.
With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.
TO JOIN: Don’t worry, folks — joining takes just 30 seconds, in three steps.
All we’ll ask of you is your name, your date of birth and an email address to get you on the way to your first crisp fiver.
You can choose to save or cash out straight to your bank account or instantly with Paypal.
Don’t delay — join Sun Savers now!
Two free tickets for Madame Tussauds worth £70
SUN Superdays are back! Starting today, we are giving you the chance to claim two FREE tickets to Madame Tussauds London worth £70.
You can take selfies with all your favourite celebrities and characters – from Yoda to the Royal Family.
There are three fantastic new attractions for 2017.
Face your fears in the Alien: Escape experience, then explore the jungles of Skull Island and confront mighty King Kong.
Finally, it’s time to take the hot seat alongside Will.i.am in The Voice Experience.
Make sure you join Sun Savers to claim your two free tickets to Madame Tussauds London.
It’s the only way to get early access to booking and make sure you get your pick of the best dates.
Then, starting today, collect NINE Sun Savers codes – one each day – to unlock booking on Sunday, November 5.
We bust the myths about Sun Savers
1. It’s not real cash. It will just be vouchers or points.
WRONG – it IS real cash.
2. You have to enter the codes on consecutive days.
WRONG – each code is valid for FIVE weeks, enter them whenever you want.
3. It’s a one-off promotion.
WRONG – Sun Savers is for ever.
4. It’s just a joining offer.
WRONG – you will get a fiver for EVERY 28 codes you enter.
5. It’s not for me as I only buy the paper a couple of times a week.
WRONG – it doesn’t matter how long it takes you to get 28 codes, you’ll still get the fiver.
6. There will be lots of hoops to jump through and lots of catches.
WRONG – register with just your name, email and date of birth, start entering your codes and you are good to go.
7. It will take ages to receive the fiver.
WRONG – just link your bank account and the money will be in your account within three to five working days. Or do it via PayPal and get it instantly.
Our readers share their stories
The Sun Savers app is so easy to use… even for a technophobe like me
RETIRED old people’s home warden Kate Mee, 67, from Kegworth, Leics, will treat her granddaughter thanks to Sun Savers.
Kate, who is married to retired welder Alan, 70, has used the app for two months and has £10.
She says: “We have always bought The Sun. The app is so easy to use, even for a technophobe like me.
“I’m going to spend the money every month on my 18-month-old grand-daughter, Maisie-Rae.
“She’s my first and we spoil her rotten. She loves reading, so we’ll buy her books.
“There’s always going to be something to spend it on.”
I’ve saved codes loyally and I’m amazed I have already got £50 with no effort
SCHOOL receptionist Patricia Clement, 54, from Torrington, Devon, has £50 in her Sun Savers account for Christmas.
She says: “I’ve been loyally saving the codes and I’m amazed I’ve already saved £50 with virtually no effort.
“I like an early start, so I wake at 6am to get ready for work and have a coffee while I read the paper before leaving the house. I scan in the codes as I get to them and can even start reading the story on the next page while the app logs the digits. I’ll use the cash for presents – or perhaps wait until the sales and treat myself.”
I’ll save for a year and use the cash for Christmas. It’s like a free savings account
VAN driver, John Moss, 51, from Bradford, married Angela, 53, three months ago.
He loves how easy the app makes Sun Hols and plans to save his Sun Savers cash for Christmas.
He says: “I used to do Sun Holidays when you had to make your application, but you had no idea where you were going, or when, it was chosen for you.
“Now, with this app, I can choose the dates I want. It took five minutes to book and now we’ve got a holiday.
“I haven’t cashed out yet. I’ll carry on saving for a year and use it for Christmas. It’s like a free savings account.”
I’m going to cash out the money when I go on my Sun Holiday and treat my mates
CARER Nigel Laycock, 50, thinks the Sun Savers app is a great way to reward our loyal readers.
Nigel, from Sheffield, says: “I’ve been using the app since The Sun started giving away the £5 and I love it.
“It’s a great way of rewarding loyal Sun readers who buy the paper each day.
“I’m planning to use the Sun £9.50 Holidays to go away with my mates then cash out the Sun Savers app for spending money.
“How many times can you say you’ve had a completely free holiday? We don’t mind where we go, I’ll really enjoy treating my mates.”
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