Do your research and become a savvier shopper
ACCORDING to research from E.ON, 90% of us would describe ourselves as “savvy shoppers”.
But even if you think you’ve got an eagle eye for a bargain, is there more you could do?
Jasmine Birtles, who runs MoneyMagpie offers some tips:
TRY haggling online – get as far as the checkout, then simply log-off. Some online retailers will then contact you to see why you didn’t buy. You can say you felt it was too expensive, then haggle to get money off.
SEARCH the internet to see if there are any money-off codes you could use.
BUY in bulk. Even if you live on your own, you can make savings by getting together with friends and neighbours, buying goods in bulk and sharing them out. Look out for supermarket deals and sales bargains.
PLAN ahead and make purchases against the season, when they may be cheaper. Consider buying garden furniture in end-of-summer sales, and stock up on Christmas cards, presents and decorations in January.
SWITCH and save. Keep household bills down by switching suppliers, which could save some families hundreds of pounds over a year.
Buying in bulk could save you money