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How To Save Money… In Time For Christmas

We know it’s only September, but Christmas will be upon us in no time and the sooner you organise your finances the better. As much as we love mince pies and Michael Bublé on repeat, Christmas is the most stressful and expensive time of year for families. It was revealed by the Bank of England that households in the UK spend over £2,000 each month but around December, they spend an extra £500.

This doesn’t come as a surprise given the increased amount of time spent going out, eating food and drinking alcohol. Then there is also the money we spend on buying gifts for our friends and family. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. PIWoP, low price shopping experts, reveals three ways you can save money just in time for Christmas.

Use Loyalty Cards

We use our loyalty cards all year round but are quick to forget them when Christmas comes around. Whether it’s a Boots Advantage card or a Tesco Club card, make sure to save up your points all year. That way, you will have a decent amount to spend when you begin your Christmas shopping.

Voucher Codes

Christmas is the time of year for endless socialising with family and friends. Unfortunately, that also means continuously reaching for your purse until it's practically empty. By planning ahead, you’ll be able to score a few voucher codes to help save you money on dinner and gift items to ensure you are well prepared for the upcoming festivities.

Start Shopping Now

It might seem early to start shopping for gifts in September but making those all-important purchases between now and the actual Christmas shopping season will ensure you keep on top of your finances. When it comes to finding a price you want to pay, why not try a price tracking app like PIWoP?

By using a price drop alert service, you will be able to track the price of the item you want. Once it reaches a price you want to pay, you will then receive an alert from us to purchase your item from the retailer.

At PIWoP, we provide an expert price tracking tool to ensure you always pay the price you want. From electronics and makeup to clothes and toys, our price drop alert tool will help you save money just in time for Christmas. If you would like more information about our price drop app, visit our How It Works page or get in touch with our team today.

How To Save Money on Your Wedding

In the UK, weddings are becoming increasingly expensive. According to MoneySavingExpert, the average wedding is estimated to cost a heartbreaking £30,000. While it can be difficult to save money and stick to a budget when planning your special day, there are ways you can cut back on your spending.

With this in mind, PIWoP, low price shopping experts, reveals how you can say ‘I Do’ to saving money on your wedding day.

Something Old

When it comes to engagement rings, most people are expected to spend at least three months salary. However, family heirlooms can be much more meaningful than a new ring. If your considering proposing to your significant other, or starting to look at engagement rings, why not ask family members if they have ones tucked away for the special occasion.

Something Borrowed

For catering, suits and even cakes, there are a million possibilities to save money. For suits, you can reuse one from a previous event to cut down the overall cost. Instead of paying over the odds for the venue to cater your guests, why not outsource to a catering company to create a menu that fits your budget. You can even ask a talented family member to help create the wedding cake of your dreams; without the hefty price tag.

Something New

There are some things that simply can’t be borrowed. When it comes to making those important wedding purchases, it’s vital not to overspend. That’s why PIWoP have provided an effective price tracking tool to help you plan your big day. By using our price alert tool, you and your partner will be able to track the price of your coveted wedding items and receive alerts once they have reached a price you want to pay.

When it comes to your special day, our price drop alert tool is the best way to track the price of wedding dresses, favours, shoes and suits. If you would like more information about our price drop app, visit our How It Works page or get in touch with our team today.

How To Save Money on ‘Back To School’ Products

Back to School shopping is incredibly expensive for parents. Last year, Tes News revealed that parents spend an average of £244 per child on school essentials in the new year. While it’s no secret that shopping for September comes at an eye watering price, it doesn’t have to be this way.

With this in mind, here are three ways parents can save money on back to school products with the money-saving app, PIWoP.

Avoid Buying Unnecessary Items

You wouldn’t replace your children’s shoes unnecessarily at any other time of the year, so why do this at the start of every school year. According to The Mirror, parents spend £36.50 on new school shoes every school year to avoid being seen as the ‘bad parent’. However, the reality is buying your child new shoes when they don’t need them is a waste of money. Instead, you should save the money you normally spend on shoe shopping and put it towards your savings instead!

Avoid Uniform Shops

Many parents are quick to head to the local uniform shop to stock up on expensive school wear without considering the overall cost. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Thanks to discounted uniforms at local supermarkets, parents are able to buy quality items at a fraction of alternative prices.

Price Tracking Tool

When it comes to finding the best deals on back to school supplies, using a price tracker app can be a great way to find the supplies you want as a price you want to pay. By using a price tracking tool, you will be able to track the price of your chosen item and receive alerts once it’s been reduced.

At PIWoP, we provide an expert price alert service to ensure you never miss out on low prices again. Our price drop alert tool tracks the price of school shoes, uniforms and even stationary to ensure you pay the price you want. If you would like more information about our price drop app, get in touch with our team or visit our How It Works page today.

3 Key Ways to Save The Pennies on Electronic Items

Following the recent leak about the new Samsung phone release, many people are excited to splurge on the latest technology that Samsung has to offer. However, new electronics come at a price and according to the Telegraph, parents were spending £3 billion on tech gadgets in 2014, with this number predicted to have skyrocketed in the last four years.

As the amount we spend on electronics continues to increase, many are wondering if there is a way to save money on electronics without missing out on the next big product release. With this in mind, PIWoP, shopping deal experts, reveal the top three ways you can purchase your favourite gadgets, without breaking the bank.

Buy Refurbished Models

As a society, we often feel a drive to buy brand new electronics straight from the store. But did you know that many stores such as Apple, offer the latest electronics at a discounted rate? This is because these models have been returned and fixed by the company to be sold on at a cheaper rate. If you’re looking to buy new discounted electronics, make sure to check the refurbished section before you buy brand new!

Check The Sales

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Boxing Day are just three of the best sales to find your coveted gadgets at a discounted rate. There are also plenty of sales throughout the year; summer sales, especially during September, are a good time to buy discounted electronics as brands will want to get rid of last year’s stock before Christmas.

Price Tracker Apps

When it comes to finding the best deals on electronics, using a price tracker app is a great way to find the latest gadget at a price you want to pay. Price tracking tools are able to track the item of your choice by monitoring well-known retailers and alerting you of when it changes to the price you want to pay.

Here at PIWoP, we provide a bespoke price drop alert tool that tracks the price of your favourite electronics so you can pay the price you want to pay. If you would like more information about PIWoP, get in touch with our team today via our contact form.

Four Ways To Save Money With Friends

How many times have you gone out with friends, only to realise you have spent more than you originally intended? Organising your finances is important as it helps you budget for the future and saves your money for more important purchases.

With this in mind, here are four money-saving tips from the PIWoP team on how you can save money with friends.

Don’t Throw Change Away

While it might seem like nothing throwing away unused pennies, it’s important to save them. According to Finder, Brits waste £100 million each year throwing away spare change, with 14% of us throwing them in the bin. By looking after your pennies, the pounds will look after themselves; saving you a lot of money in the long run.

Avoid Peak Times

Spending time with our friends is important, but the pounds spent can quickly add up. From travelling by train to eating at a restaurant, avoiding peak times can help you save a substantial amount of money. If you’re able to be flexible with your travelling times, try catching the train after 10AM, to avoid paying hefty peak time charges when you travel.

Dining out doesn’t have to be expensive either. In fact, eating at any time other than Friday or Saturday can actually save you money. Restaurants are more likely to run promotions during their slowest times to try and entice customers to visit.

Don’t Impulse Buy

We all have that friend that encourages us to buy products we don’t actually need. Before making a purchase, try waiting 30 days before buying something. You’ll quickly realise how many impulsive purchases you will have avoided and save yourself some money in the long run.

Price Tracking Tools

When planning a night out with our friends, we often want to make makeup repurchases or find the dress to impress. By using a price tracking tool, you will be able to save money on coveted items by paying a price you want to pay.

Saving money with friends has never been so easy. At PIWoP, low price shopping experts, we provide a price alert tool that tracks the price of the item you want. We scour hundreds of online retailers every 6 hours to help you find the price you want to pay and save you money.

If you would like more information about PIWoP, get in touch with our team or visit our How It Works page today!

How A Price Alert Tool Can Help New Parents

You have passed the 12-week mark and now it’s time for the excitement to begin; you’re going to be parents! When it comes to new babies, mums and dads spend around £1,000 preparing for their bundle of joy. In fact, according to The Guardian, one in 20 new parents spend more than £3,000 on baby essentials.

Thanks to Instagram and the rise in influencer marketing, new mums are being encouraged to splash the cash on their newborns. However, you don’t need to break the bank to bring a baby in the world. With this in mind, PIWoP, low price shopping experts, reveal how a price alert tool can help new parents cut the cost of preparing for a baby.

Save Money on Repurchases

It goes without saying that there are lots of baby products you will need to repurchase in the first few months. Whether it’s nappies, baby bottles or dummies, finding the best price for these can help cut down your spending and save you money. A good way to find cheap baby essentials is using a price drop alert tool like PIWOP. Using the tool, you can save the products you frequently buy and get alerted when they drop to a price you are happy to pay.

Find The Best Deals

It’s no secret that babies are expensive. Therefore, getting a good deal on cots, prams and other baby essentials is a must! However, shopping around for them can be incredibly time consuming, especially when you have got a baby on the way. Price drop alert tools are a great way to find the best deals on coveted items without spending hours searching for a price you want to pay.

Price I Want To Pay

At PIWoP, we understand the pressure many new parents feel to give their baby the best in life. That’s why we provide a price tracking tool to help them shop on a budget without the worry of overspending. Our price tracking app sends out a price drop alert when the pram, cot or nappy bundle you love has reached a price you want to pay.

If you would like more information about our price alert tool, head over to our ‘How It Works’ page. To start saving money, install PIWoP in your browser or download the app today!

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