Household energy usage is soaring with everyone at home during the lockdown meaning higher bills are on their way. But anyone who has not switched their energy provider in the last 12 months is likely to be able to make big savings by switching to a better deal.
A comparison site may give you some good information on what options are available, but you still have to choose which new tariff you think is best for you and then make the switch yourself – which is not much fun and takes time.
So, if you want to save but can’t fact the hassle or confusion of trying to do it yourself, go to www.flipper.co.uk and subscribe to their energy auto-switching service.
It’s a simple process and free to sign up. Flipper search the market for …
Sell your tech from home – musicMagpie launches free contactless home collection and NHS charity scheme
musicMagpie has expanded its free home collection service so that our customers no longer have to leave the house to sell their unwanted tech, CDs, DVDs, games and books.
These courier collections are safe and contact free, with a minimum social distance of 2m, and the service is now available for those selling tech valued under £200 and at least five media items. The company has launched this expanded service to allow customers to make money from the comfort of their own homes.
musicMagpie is a UK based tech business founded by entrepreneurs Steve Oliver and Walter Gleeson, in 2007 in Stockport, UK. It has recently become the first company in the world to pass ten million in eBay feedback (with 7.9m reviews in the UK and 2.1m reviews in the US) as well as …
During this Covid-19 period many of us are stuck at home with time on our hands. Can we use this time productively and make a little extra cash? Here are some suggestions:
Shift some books
For book lovers losing any book is difficult. Be pragmatic: review your bookshelves and decide which books you’ll re-read or pass on to friends or family. If you’re honest, the rest are simply decoration and you can sell them. Amazon is the obvious place to register as a seller. Ensure you can post what you are offering for sale or get everything ready for when you can. https://sellercentral.amazon.co.uk/sw/SSR/R2Lv2/step/SellerInformation
Whether you want to create with yarn, wood, paper or recycled materials that you have at …
NHS staff to teachers and supermarket workers, these are just a few of the key people who are keeping our country running at the moment. I have been looking around to see if I can find any freebies for them, so do share with any you know along with everyone’s thanks.
UBER is giving away 300,000 free rides and Uber Eats meals to NHS staff to say thanks during the coronavirus crisis
Overall, the heroes of the frontline can claim 200,000 free trips worth up to £15 each and 100,000 meals worth £10 for free. TO claim the freebies, you’ll need to to create an Uber or Uber Eats account linked to your NHS or HSC email address. To get a free ride, you then tap “wallet” on the Uber app, add the relevant promo …
With gyms closed and people asked to stay at home, a lot of us will be looking for alternative methods of getting or keeping fit.
Here’s a round up of online keep fit that’s free. If you do sign up for stuff that’s free for a fixed number of days, eg 30 days, then set a reminder to cancel or if you can cancel straight away if the service allows you to do that and still use it!
YouTube is awash with home workout videos. One channel that is currently getting a lot of attention on social media sites in The Body Coach. Owner Joe Wicks is hosting daily PE lessons live-streamed from 9 am.
Below are a few recommendations for some of the more popular channels available across the site, but there are …
Broadband providers are to relax prices and lift data caps to keep the nation online during the coronavirus pandemic.Read more
All data allowance caps on current fixed broadband services will be removed in a deal struck by the government and telecommunications providers and this will help vulnerable people stay connected.
Companies such as BT/EE, Openreach, Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk, O2, Vodafone, Three, Hyperoptic, Gigaclear, and KCOM have pledged that anyone who is struggling to pay their bill due to the pandemic will be treated fairly and appropriately supported.
The firms have also agreed to offer generous new mobile and landline packages to ensure people are connected and the most vulnerable continue to be supported. These could put users in line for packages featuring data boosts at low prices and free calls from their landline or mobile.…
This weekend I have done a lot of online shopping as I am not feeling great and have a few birthdays to sort out.
Anyway, while I was buying mugs, t-shirts, cards etc I thought I’d share the four ways I have saved money today:
1. Use a cashback site
I use Topcashback and over £1,100 in my pocket explains exactly why! See my account overview below. It’s so easy to use, just type in the online retailer and see if they are listed. If there are make sure you click through from the cashback site and they log your visit and when you spend and keep the item, they will give you cash.
2. Look for voucher codes
Just type in the retailer and month you are shopping in and the word voucher and …
Feed Your Family for £20 a Week is an exciting new cookery brand that will help families to make delicious, home-cooked food on a budget.
Lorna Cooper is the author and a mother of three and a step-mother of two, so she knows how difficult it is to provide a healthy, balanced diet for the whole family without breaking the bank. But when Lorna didn’t qualify for sick pay after a medical emergency, she found herself with a budget of only £20 a week to feed the whole family – and her blog was born. Now, Fyf20quid is one of the UK’s most popular destinations for low-cost, family-friendly recipes and savvy shopping ideas. Over half a million people have learned how to meal plan, budget and cook for their families for just £20 a week.…
Is it time to stop insuring each car in your household separately? Multi-car insurance has increased in popularity over recent years and there are some decent deals around at the moment.
Not only is it more convenient, but it also has the potential to deliver strong cost savings for your annual premiums.
What is multi-car insurance?
Rather than insuring each car in your household separately, you can choose to cover every vehicle under one policy. As long as the car is registered at that address, it can be included. The car owner doesn’t have to be a family member.
What’s so great about multi-car insurance?
The first benefit is convenience. Once you get it set up, everything is in one place. All you have to do is fill in one application and you’re good to …
You’ve probably heard about cashback sites they’ve been around for quite a while (you know the ones, the websites that pay you back for shopping). What you don’t often see is the appearance of a brand-new site, especially with the two largest ones dominating the cashback space. My Money Pocket is that brand new site, so here are some reasons that you might want to give it ago when compared with the others.
1. Modern Design – One of the first things you may notice about My Money Pocket compared to older cashback sites like Quidco and TopCashback is the design. My Money Pocket has a bright, vibrant, and modern design, which feels like a breath of fresh air compared to the dated and dull older cashback sites. On top of the aesthetics, the site …