Snoop sporting a new pair of sunglasses

Holiday spend, jeans and sunnies for less + Snoop Plus

Happy summer fellow Snoopers – I trust you are keeping well.

Here's a little download of what I have been up to in June…other than strawberries, cream and Pimm's.

I'll be going on holiday next month, so it was helpful to read Snoop's guide to the cheapest ways to spend overseas, in addition to the key things you need to know about car hire.

On that note, did you know that Santander is running a promotion where anyone who spends £500 abroad with a Santander Mastercard credit card gets 1% cashback until 18 September? The cashback is capped at £100 and paid out at the end of September – should you happen to bank with them, make sure you take your credit card with you on holiday this summer.

I also bought myself some nice new jeans (Levi's 50% off sale runs until 31/07) and sunnies (take a look at Ray Ban's clearance sale) to look the part. Thanks for the heads up, Snoop.

Talking of treating yourself, it's prime day on 12/13 July – check out Amazon for some great savings. I am still debating whether I should take advantage of the AirPods offer that have previously been priced at around £160 and are now on for £99.

What helps me budget even better is that I recently upgraded to Snoop Plus. It's just £31.99 for a year and offers a lot more functionality such as connecting offline accounts (the ones that aren’t supported by Snoop's Open Banking Technology), tracking refunds and set unlimited custom categories. It's also very helpful to separate your personal from your business spend (if you happen to be a contractor/ freelancer). Try it for free for 7 days, and see whether it's for you, I'd recommend it from my personal experience to date.

Have a good month everyone and speak to you soon.