6 Fab Ways To Cut Costs On Everyday Things
By Jessica Truss | Published February 13, 2020
For many of us, it seems like there’s more month left than money. As our belts get tighter, more and more people are looking for ways to slash monthly costs.
If you’re looking for some nifty ways to stretch your budget, we’ve found six new cost-cutting ideas that we think you’ll love.
1. Half off Your Grocery Bill With This Amazing App
I still remember my mom spending afternoons clipping coupons out of the local paper and flyers, to help make things easier on the food budget.
Coupons are a great way to slash costs on things you’d normally buy when you’re shopping but digging deals on your favourite foods out of those flyers can be time-consuming.
Well, MySupermarket has created a nifty way to slash your coupon-cutting time to just minutes with their app.
It allows you to compare the price of thousands of grocery products from all the top supermarkets. You can fill your online trolley, then see which supermarket works out cheapest and place your order.
2. Save hundreds on your energy bills in 60 seconds
Did you know that greedy energy companies are ripping us off to the tune of £300 or more every single year? With another round of price hikes just around the corner, it could be a brutal winter for millions of us.
For decades there were hardly any options as greedy energy suppliers raked in the cash. Then one company showed up on Dragons’ Den and is changing everything…
Look After My Bills co-founders went into the Den and wowed the Dragons - walking away with the BEST deal in the history of the popular TV show.
The concept of Look After My Bills is simple: you sign up just once, and the service finds you a great deal (and switches you to it) every year.
And the best part is, Look After My Bills is FREE! They are helping over 200,000 households avoid the energy rip-off this winter.
3. Get Up to 40% Cash Back on Everyday Items
Saving money and getting cash back on items you buy normally buy is great.
However, many of us have trouble remembering to take the necessary steps to participate in these deals. Life has become so busy for all of us, who could remember?
Well, thanks to Rakuten (previously Ebates) you can get cash back on everyday shopping as well as things like clothing, beauty, restaurants and more.
And, unlike some other cashback companies, with Rakuten, there’s no need to upload your receipts after purchase.
Instead, it sends simple push notifications to your phone alerting you when stores around you increase their cashback deals or have a big sale.
It’s a one-tap way to save up to 40% off at up to 2,500 stores and there are no fees to worry about and no points to collect.
4. Get Up to £185 Cashback on Groceries
Research suggests that on average, it’s about 325% more expensive to eat out than it is to prepare meals from home. And while it’s always fun to dine out, the money really adds up.
Instead of racking up the restaurant budget, why not save on more groceries instead?
TopCashback , as the name suggests, is a cashback site.
Basically, if you visit a retailer via a link from TopCashback’s site, and then spend money with that retailer, TopCashback gets paid a referral fee. They then pass on a big old chunk of that cash back to you in the form of cashback.
Deals are even on offer for all sorts of household bills, for example if you switch energy supplier or broadband firm.
With the app, you can enjoy cashback when you shop online .using your phone! What’s more, register your card with the app, and you can enjoy cashback when you shop in person at certain stores using that card
5. No-Fee Banking Too That Earns You Interest
Traditional banks love to squeeze every extra pound out of you that they can. Monthly service fees and even some hidden fees can really pile up and take a huge chunk out of your savings over time.
To address this problem EQ Bank offers banking without the everyday banking fees. That’s right.
There are no monthly service fees, unlimited withdrawals, and cheap international transfers. The hell, you say! It’s true.
But they didn’t stop there, because EQ Bank also pays you 2.45% interest, so you can earn money on your money.
6. Shop and Get Gift Cards You Actually Want
Always hunting for a good deal?
Whether you’re shopping in person or online, it’s a cracking idea to check a site like VoucherCodes to see if you can save a few quid, whether you’re shopping for a holiday or a pizza.
VoucherCodes has made it easier for you.
They have a nice app which can help you bag discounts all over the place, and includes a nifty little ‘nearby’ feature which allows you to see which shops and restaurants close to you are offering deals.
REMINDER: People are saving £300+ a year or more on their energy bills
Latest statistics show that at least 60% of households are getting ripped-off by their energy supplier.
Look After My Bills is putting a stop to that with their free service. You sign up just once, and they’ll switch you to a great deal every year - saving you £300+ in the process.
The service is rated “Excellent” on independent review website Trustpilot with 6,129 reviews.