Five tips to cut your costs and save up to £1,500 a year
WITH the skyrocketing cost of living, many families are counting every penny.
We’ve all heard of price comparison websites for insurance and utility bills, but there are plenty of others designed to compare the cost of everything from groceries to flights.
Here are some coupons to help you reduce your expenses.
RACES: Compare prices on chariot.fr to see which one is cheaper in UK supermarkets. For example, it currently shows that Persil washing liquid is reduced to Â£6.45 at Waitrose, but Â£7.50 at Asda. You can also receive daily deals and price alerts, and create shopping lists to compare the total price of your products, with the site estimating your annual savings will be in the four figures.
TO SAVE: Â£1,000 per year
PURCHASES: To compare prices online, don’t just use Google Shopping, but also price finder, price spy and Idealo, as they cover different retailers and will help you find all the great deals. The cheapest option for an iPhone 13 Pro was Â£1,049 on Google Shopping, but Pricepy found a deal of Â£850.
TO SAVE: Â£199
FUEL: Petrolprices.com lists the cheapest gas stations near you. A search of nearby stations in Sevenoaks, Kent, found a Tesco charged 149.9p per liter for unleaded, compared to 150.9p at a Harvest Energy station â saving 60p on refill a 60 liter tank.
TO SAVE: Â£220 per year
FLIGHTS: Always use flight comparison sites rather than booking directly, as they include offers from online agents. The best are Kayak, Momondo, Google Flights and Skyscanner. Skyscanner says it can save you Â£300 with its ‘view by month’ calendar.
TO SAVE: Â£300
CASH BACK: At cashbackangel.com you can compare Cash Back and Air Miles rates from over 8,000 UK merchants. For Currys, it’s 2% Topcashback or one Avios point for every pound spent, on the British Airways eStore.
- Prices correct at time of going to press. Offers subject to availability.
The business of the day
The Soltan Family Essentials Pack is better than half the price at Â£10 today.
Online only at Boots.com.
TO SAVE: Â£12
BAG a breakfast bargain with Tesco’s Clubcard offer on Nutella chocolate spread, up to Â£2 from Â£2.90.
TO SAVE: 90p
MORRISONS has launched a Feed The Family offer for Â£10 at its cafes across the country.
It includes two adult dishes, two children’s dishes and four drinks, saving parents up to Â£13 on the usual cost of meals.
The deal is ongoing through the February semester.
Get ready for outdoor spring play with this premium Â£109.99 children’s mud kitchen, from Very, or swap it out for the Â£40 version from The Works.
TO SAVE: Â£69.99
Leah’s little helper
Shoppers will be able to buy Asda’s full range of cheaper groceries in all of its 581 stores by March 1.
More than 200 products are in its Smart Price and Farm Stores range â but only three-quarters are stocked in its stores.
The rollout follows pressure from food blogger Jack Monroe.
Buy and save
ICELAND has a 3 for Â£5 offer on Goodfella’s and Dr Oetker Ristorante pizzas, normally Â£2.50 each.
Offer ends today.
TO SAVE: Â£2.50
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