Why are coupon websites so rubbish?!

I just wanted to rant, really. I have tried Honey before anyone asks, but that never works for me either. I can’t seem to find any decent discount codes, because they are always expired or not ever active. It’s hard to know what the truth of the matter is.

I was looking for discounts for my new Emma mattress just now. I tried Honey but it seemed to think I was in Germany, and didn’t work properly. I tried turning to Google, with the usual culprits like Daily Mail Discount Codes with literally just junk offers. It isn’t even run by the Daily Mail, it’s just a third-party service using their name.

And then I tried another website called Mattresscodes. They claim to only show coupons for websites about mattresses. Did it work? Yes. But this involved going down to the second page of Google and nobody ever goes there. In fact studies show that less than 5% of users go to the 2nd page in Google results now. It is supposedly the best place online to bury a dead body.

Surviving the COVID meltdown

Aargh! I am starting to go mad, but I guess we are all in the same boat. But I don’t eat at McDonalds so that’s some small grace.

Not like this small child I read about – what a BRAT!

The four-year-old, from Chelmsford, Essex, burst into tears when it dawned on her that she’d have to survive on her mum’s cooking alone.

Luckily, Layla-Rae’s mum Joanne found the whole thing hilarious and filmed her “drama queen” daughter’s meltdown to share with family and friends.

In the video, Joanna lists all the takeaways that have had to shut down – including KFC, Nando’s, and McDonald’s – while Layla-Rae cries in horror.

Struggling to compose herself, the four-year-old then meekly asked her mum: “Are Chinese closed too?”

Firstly what is the name Layla-Rae about and can we expect this kind of bhaviour from other similar brats?!

“Then she kept on crying as she does like McDonald’s – but doesn’t eat it all the time.

“Afterwards she just cuddled me and then went upstairs to bed and called her nana.”

Although she found the whole thing hilarious, Joanne says she always thought her daughter liked her cooking – and that four-year-old Layla-Rae isn’t always the easiest to cater for. She added: “She can be very hard to cook for because she says ‘no I don’t want that’, but she can be very easily persuaded as she’s tried different meals.

“When she was going to a childminder she was eating a variety of food, but when she came home she would say ‘I don’t like sweetcorn’ and I said ‘you ate it earlier’ and she said ‘I don’t like it now and I don’t like it here…That’s just a four-year-old trying to make their stance really.”

Why is this woman excusing the behaviour of her child, instead she should be focussing on herself trying to find out why her child is so spoiled!!

I have found a way to save money though, and it involves using voucher codes. I found a working 10% off AO.com code here.

The money situation

Soooo, about the cash/money. Firstly, I am going to lose about £1m in  trade from my business receipts. Then there’s the hefty question of fan compensation. This is a force majeure, no doubt, but there are going to be a lot of my suppliers fearing for their jobs right now, so getting a refund on a product they didn’t get full use out of is going to be a top, top priority.

I fully expect returns and refunds to rocket when I go back to work too.

Loads of good signs though to stay positive!! Google are paying their contractors. Most are resisting layoffs (he says after week one). They are all keen to take a stand that keeps their businesses intact / doesn’t leave them hate figures when all this settles down.That is a huge question. We’re not in great shape as it is financially, so how we deal with this will be interesting.

Our mortgage repayments are going to go down at least, but only by a tiny percent. Thanks Rishi!?