Win a grand by confessing your #savingshame

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"We’re looking for feats of miserly behaviour to astonish and amaze"
  • | by Kristian Dando


What depths would you go to in order to save some money? That’s the question we’re asking in our exciting #savingshame competition.

One massive tightwad stands a chance of winning a whopping £1,000 cash prize, with three runners up each getting a  John Lewis voucher worth £100.

We’re looking for feats of miserly behaviour to astonish and amaze. So, if you’re the sort of person who re-uses a teabag for far longer than is strictly hygienic, tactically breaks up with someone to avoid buying something for Valentine’s Day, or has 'recycled' an unwanted gift, we want to hear from you.

To be in with a chance of winning, here’s what you need to do…

1. FOLLOW @covered_mag on Twitter.

2. WRITE your confession on a piece of paper, with your Twitter handle and the hashtag ‘#savingshame’

3. TAKE A PICTURE of you holding your confession

4. TWEET it to @covered_mag before 15:00 BST on Friday, 27 June, 2014.

For the full terms and conditions, step this way.

To get you in the mood, here are a few confessions from our staff…
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"I steal toiletries from hotels"


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"I re-gift presents!"


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"I requested a child ticket on the bus... Until I was 21."


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"I plunder condiments from pubs."


Good luck, and happy shaming!