So whether you’re new to bargain hunting or an old hand, here is some useful terminology.
Bargain basements – the unwanted or faulty stock found at reduced prices.
Cashback – many shops or sites will offer cashback deals as alternative to discounts in an attempt to lure shoppers in. These can be some fantastic deals to take advantage of, but don’t be lured in for any old cashback!
Clearance – Often the unwanted stock offered at a reduced cost. Perfect for a bargain!
Codes – when it comes to online discounts, there are generally two types – codes and deals. The former is a code that must be redeemed to activate a deal and save some money. There are a number of voucher code sites including www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk
Coupons – often the American phrase used for …
Barclaycard has launched a new service which offers shoppers unique online discounts. Beat my price, from Barclaycard’s bespokeoffers.co.uk gives bargain hunters discounts of up to 15 per cent off the products they want, taking the hassle out of finding the best price online. Think Flubit and PWUL as other alternative similar services.
To use Beat my price, shoppers must sign up to bespokeoffers.co.uk – for free – but do not have to be a Barclaycard customer. All shoppers need to do is paste the website address of a product they want to buy into the Beat my price webpage on bespokeoffers.co.uk and, working with hundreds of UK businesses, the Beat my price team will try and find them a lower price. If successful, a personalised discount will then be emailed to the customer, …
I love my mum, she’s a little crazy but definitely makes me smile, and I hope that’s how my kids feel about me. So it’s that time of year to start thinking about nice things to get for your mum or the mother figure in your life. Here are some of my faves:
This neat modular handbag store comes complete with two different hanging hooks allowing for use inside the wardrobe or over a door and is the most effective handbag storage solution I’ve come across in many years. It’s from A Place for Everything (I bought a gorgeous shoe cabinet from them that still gets admiration a few years later), so they sell some nice stuff. The bag storage is £18.
Artificial flowers for £1
A 29 inch door frame is unfortunately not wide enough for today’s big fat sofas, so I’ve been trying to work out how to replace the two rather dated burgandy shenille sofas that sit proudly in my refurbishment project house.
I have looked at re-upolstery, but even for two small sofas, firms are quoting over a grand; I have looked at sofa beds and futons, but they don’t really project the look I want – I would like to maximise rental income, and futons won’t do that for the owners.
We have thought about removing a window to get the sofas through, but the timing of delivery would have to be really precise and we’d have to pay for the removal and return of the window. I have found some really nice sofa beds on …
It’s an exciting time for me at the moment, as I am doing a refurb project on the side, so as well as my day job and kids, I am updating a house for rental. The house has been neglected for about 30 years, so the decor is very dated and the furniture is falling apart.
The cost of the refurb is high as a lot of building work needs to be done. I am avoiding too many shortcuts, but have persuaded the builder to repaint the kitchen cupboard doors rather than fit new doors, so that’s saving a grand. Will post before and after pics when I have them.
We are also repainting the house, removing an old bar that the previous owners put in, plastering and retiling, among the many other tasks we …