Today – Save money on travel, food, broadband and just about anything else by making the most of comparison shopping.
A few generations ago being thrifty and shopping around was a chore most people would expect to do but fast forward to the new millennium and many of us feel far too busy and stressed to spend the time researching what’s around. Luckily the rise of comparison shopping websites has come to our rescue and it’s now a lot quicker and easier to find a bargain online and then get right back to doing something much more fun. Check out some of these next time you want to save some cash.
Save money on travel
A family holiday will likely be your largest one time expense every year so it makes sense to make the most of your money. My top tip is using Sky Scanner to compare all the available flights from your choices of airports in a given month. It lets you see at a glance when are the cheaper times to travel and which destinations will be a bargain. Hotel comparison sites like Trivago and Hotels.com do the same for your accommodation.
Save money on food
Prices fluctuate across the major supermarkets daily with different offers coming and going so it can be really tricky to know where is best for what item. MySupermarket.co.uk gives you the opportunity to compare each item in your basket across the stores and you can then change to the cheapest or even think about splitting your shop across two stores if that’s the most efficient.
Save money on broadband
We’d all be lost without our broadband now but unlike a lot of utilities, the service and the cost varies hugely between providers so it’s an area where you’ll almost certainly find a saving if you’re with one of the ‘big’ providers. Check out the broadband deals on Cable to see what’s available.
Save money on energy bills
There are now so many energy suppliers, many you’ve probably never heard of, that it would be hard to check them all manually. USwitch gives an overview of suppliers large and small and also take account of any ‘dual fuel’ discounts available for taking gas and electricity from one supplier.
Save money on insurance
Compare the Market can help you compare insurance quotes for your car, home, life and travel policies so you can ensure you’ve got the right cover at the right price.
I hope that’s given you some ideas on how to save money on travel, utilities, broadband, insurance and food with comparison shopping. Do leave me a comment if you have somewhere else you’d recommend. Enjoy!