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 …
Price comparison experts at uSwitch, explain how much you could save by simply switching bill supplier and save for Christmas 2020
According to the research, the savings from switching energy supplier could see you save up to £477 – equivalent to x17 Christmas meals for a family of 8 and switching broadband could save £193 – the same as x7 sets of Top Christmas Toy 2019, Bank Attack.
Move over Christmas 2019, building societies are already telling us to start saving for Christmas 2020! With the average household forking out at least £500 on presents and celebrations, according to the Bank of England, it’s a good idea to think about how you can save the pennies without having to cut back on the turkey.
According to uSwitch: “Many people think that saving money literally …
Damien’s Money MOT is a free personalised financial guidance tool, which basically helps to understand your current financial status and then get advice on how to improve it. You don’t give any information like how much you have in your savings accounts etc, but the guidance basically helps you to have a balanced “portfolio” from savings, to life insurance to retirement.
The service is really easy to use and the emails help to remind you of what you need to do or consider.
I have screenshotted the questions so you understand that they are not intrusive.
Its starts with simple questions, age, sex, marital status and number of children and employment status. The first serious question that pops up is do you have a will?
Next we have questions about the size of your estate …
On the face of it, major comparison sites provide consumers with all the information they need to quickly determine which company is offering the best value when it comes to utilities like energy and broadband. Here we look at whether these websites really do offer the best deal and if they are all they’re cracked up to be.
Big name providers, such as Confused.com and Compare the Market, only host half the available suppliers, meaning consumers are not being shown the best tariffs available. If we take energy as an example, the average comparison site hosts just 30 suppliers, when there are over 70 operating in the UK.
Comparison site giants give prominence in their search results to firms offering the biggest referral commission, pocketing vast sums of money and misleading consumers in the process …
Thousands of students will see their bank balance jump to four figures recently as the first instalment of their student loan lands. For many it’s likely to be the most money they’ve ever received so it’s important that they take steps to protect it. Students can easily find themselves a target to fraudsters and already HMRC has warned those beginning a new term to be on the lookout for suspicious emails. Tom Clementson, Director of Consumer at secure payments solution Shieldpay, shares his top tips on how students can keep their money safe.Read more
1. Cut down on cards on a night outYou aren’t going to need all your cards with you on a night out. Think about taking cash out or use a top-up card which can be loaded up with how much you…
Did you know that you are not restricted to buying your contact lenses from your optician? Instead, you can buy the same product online for a fraction of the cost and it’s no less safe than buying it from your optician.
How do I get these deals?
Consumers have the legal right to obtain their prescription from their optician, even if you don’t buy lenses from them. Using the contact lens prescription, you can buy the same lenses online.
Finding the right lens
Reputable online contact lens suppliers like Feel God Contacts will have a chart explaining the real names for your own white-labelled brand lenses. This means you can buy the same product but with the manufacturer’s name and packaging and at a cut-price. For example, if you buy lenses from Boots …
Many of us have nurtured the dream of starting an online retail business from home. If this is the case, why have so few actually followed through to the point when such a vision was ultimately realised?
While there are many answers to this question, one of the most common and seemingly insurmountable involves limited finances. The majority of would-be freelancers are still under the misconception that such ventures require a great deal of money. You will therefore be happy to learn that this is no longer the case. In fact, some have even created highly successful retail websites for the equivalent of what a daily cup of coffee would cost. If you are still somewhat incredulous, this is quite understandable. Let’s take a look at how times have changed as well as why financial …