I started this year in a place where I felt like I was drowning - I was trapped in a cycle that I could not get myself out of and I dreaded payday. After I had paid my bills and rent and then paid money off my debt, I would often be left with as little as £10 for food, petrol and essentials. I would end up putting more items on my credit cards and I kept getting messages saying I was at my limit. Every payday I would be back in the same place. It was really demoralising and so stressful. In February, I reached out for help and FreeShop said that they would support me. I got an interest-free credit card and paid all my other cards off with that. I now pay a fixed amount each month, which is more manageable. I have stopped using credit cards and because I was being helped with my shopping, I was able to start saving and pay money off my debt. Having this support from FreeShop has benefited me in so many ways. I have changed my thinking about my spending, I have been able to eat a healthier diet and I now am hopeful of getting out of this situation for good. Without FreeShop, I would still be in the state I was in. I am so grateful for all they have done for me.