If you’re like me, and spend most of your time avoiding doing “real life”, you’ll take any excuse for a mini holiday.
So I’m not surprised that, upon finding out it would be cheaper to get home from Sheffield to Essex by flying to Berlin 18-year-old Jordan Cox decided to take on the detour. A currywurst sausage and the brandenburg gate beats the M1 anyway…
Posting his findings on MoneySavingExpert.com, Jordan – also known as the “coupon kid” for his frugal tactics – detailed how the round trip – including a sausage for lunch, was £8 cheaper than taking the train:
“I know that flying is not very environmentally friendly and I won’t do this every time I travel, however this was the cheapest way for me to get home and I got to enjoy a ‘free’ mini holiday to a city I’ve always wanted to visit.
“Even by my usual standards, I’ll admit this is a rather extreme way of saving money. I was teaching a class on couponing in Sheffield and I had booked a cheap train up there from Essex, but coming back home the cheapest one-way rail ticket was £47, so it needed some blue-sky thinking.”
Literally, it seems.
You can watch his journey here:
One things for sure, this guy is definitely not in his overdraft.