Man saved money by travelling from Sheffield to Essex via Berlin

Jordon Cox found a cheaper way to get home - and got a mini holiday in the process

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Blogger saves money by travelling home to Essex via Berlin

A bargain hunter saved money by flying to Berlin as part of his journey home rather than take a train trip within the UK.

Jordon Cox, a blogger for MoneySavingExpert.com – where he goes by the name The Coupon Kid – saved £7.72 by travelling from Sheffield to Essex via Berlin.

And he's the first to admit it sounds crazy.

Jordon Cox – I'm about to do one of the CRAZIEST things I... | Facebook

Writing on MSE he said: "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 always wanted to visit."

See also: UK's biggest fare dodger costs rail company £23k

His journey started in his home at Essex and he booked a cheap train up to Sheffield where he was teaching a class on couponing. (What else?)

But his journey home – Sheffield to Essex – was coming in a bit too pricey for the thrifty 18-year-old at £51.79.

See also: Ten of the silliest excuses for fare dodging

"It needed some blue-sky thinking," said Cox who then realised he could add on international travel to make his journey cheaper.

Here's how...

Snappa graphic explaining how Jordan Cox travelled via Berlin to get a cheap deal rather than take the train

He figured out that by leaving Sheffield, heading to Derby and on to East Midlands Airport he could benefit from Ryanair's cheap fights, picking up two single journeys in and out of the UK.

And obviously, he got that Berlin experience too. Here's what Jordon got up to during his afternoon city tour.

Could you get such a bargain and a mini city break at the same time? See what Jordon says on the MSE blog.

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