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Price Alert Service: Patience Always Pays Off In The End

It’s something we’ve been taught since we were at school, one of Aesop’s fables, remember? The tortoise and the hare? PIWoP is a price alert service whose effectiveness increases the more patient you are. In short, the longer you wait, the more money you’ll likely save. We’ve had a think in the office, and come up with a few instances, both historically and today, when patience was/is paramount. We think patience is a virtue that you should try and implement when you use our price drop alert tool!

The Second Punic War

Cast your mind back a couple of thousand years to the war between Carthage and Rome (we all know the story, right?..) Having previously suffered large-scale defeats at the hands of the Romans, the Carthaginian general Hannibal decided to sit back and commit to guerrilla-style tactics against the Romans. Attacking little and often, the Carthaginians baited the Romans into launching a large-scale attack in which approximately 70,000 Romans lost their lives. This was one of the worst Roman defeats ever and was mainly down to impatience! Now we’re not advocating warfare, we’re offering money saving advice, but the take-home message is the same, be patient!

Cooking!

Ok, so this one is a little less dramatic perhaps, but still true! Flavour is unlocked with time. Ingredients are going to cook at the rate they cook, whether you like it or not. There’s a whole style of cooking moulded around the conceit of patience, slow cooking. Hours in the slow cooker can elevate a dish from merely ok, to sublime.

Another example of patience in cooking is letting food rest, steak and other meats. Resting your meat allows the juices within to redistribute. This keeps the meat moist and flavourful. Using PIWoP is essentially letting the product rest, letting its value slowly trickle down to the price you want to pay. PIWoP may not be as flavoursome as a medium-rare steak, but it certainly should be considered when thinking of how to save your money!

Don’t Rush The Writing…

Many writers feel the need to rush, and write worse material as a result. They confuse patience and thinking time with being unproductive, when, in reality, many writers’ best ideas come to them when they’re not thinking about writing, whatsoever!

Why not try your hand at some writing yourself?! You’ll probably only be a few pages into your best-selling novel before you get a PIWoP notification telling you your wanted item is now within your budget! Who says we’re not full of creative money saving advice here at PIWoP!

Patience is PIWoP’s virtue, and if you want a tip to top all the other money saving tips, it’s that you should wait that little bit longer than you think. If you want to find out more about PIWoP’s price drop alert service, then visit our website and click on the ‘How To Use PIWoP’ page!

How To Save Your Money In The New Year

The New Year often comes as both a blessing and a curse, financially speaking. On one hand your bank account has usually taken a fairly substantial hit from Christmas. On the other hand, however, some of the year’s best deals often come about in January. Electronic deals are particularly prevalent at this time of year and are worth going in on.

Look For Coupons And Deals Where Possible

January is coupon central; eateries and shops are well-aware of how stretched the budget can be just after Christmas so often they’ll compensate accordingly by offering good deals.
There are plenty of good shopping deal apps where you can find a wide range of vouchers. Groupon and Wowcher are amongst the best, and will have particularly good coupons and deals that month. Most retail outlets will have deals and discounts, when there are so many to keep an eye on, PIWoP can come in very handy. It’s much easier to have specific products that you want in the back of your mind, use PIWoP, and then bank on the fact that, because it’s January the price will almost certainly drop to what you’re able to pay; better that than trying to continually keep an eye on everything, and end up getting nothing at all, as a result.

Electronic Deals Are Everywhere In The New Year

With the speed at which technology updates and evolves, an incredibly powerful computer, can become outdated incredibly quickly. However, this is very useful when it comes to electronic deals in January. You’ll find that even ‘cheap electronics’ are still usually much more powerful and advanced than you could ever really have need for. It’s just that relative to the very latest technology these discount appliances might have a marginally smaller processing power.

Keep An Eye Out For Second-Hand Items

January is also the time that people will flog items they received at Christmas that they don’t particularly like. With a quick crawl of Ebay, Facebook Marketplace, or even Amazon, you can find products that are as good as new for a much cheaper price. These discount products will most likely have been used once, if that. It is often pride that gets in the way of buying second-hand products, but if you’re looking for money saving advice, then it’s the way to go.

If you’d like more money saving advice or more information about PIWoP, then get in touch with our team or visit our ‘How It Works’ page today!

Reasons Why A Price Drop Alert Tool Offers You Peace Of Mind

Using a lowest price checker is all very well if the lowest price that you find on the item you
want happens to fall within your budget. But what if it doesn’t? There are obviously going to
be situations where the purchasing of an item becomes time critical. But for the most part
there’s no need to act so hurriedly.

Using a price drop alert tool enables you to monitor the item that you want in a more
passive way. This frees up your time to focus on the things in your life that matter to you.


An Increasingly Concerned Conscience


With the state of the world’s climate rapidly reaching the point of no return, shoppers are
trying to purchase more ethically or sustainably. What does that actually mean in practice,
however? Well, often it means going for second hand products as opposed to brand new
ones (reuse being one of the three Rs, of course; reduce, reuse and recycle).

With the advent of things like Facebook Marketplace, for example, people are increasingly
going for the well-loved option. Slightly damaged goods, returns and trade-ins are
everywhere. Like a car’s value depreciates as soon as it leaves the factory, so too will these
goods’ value. By placing a price drop alert on it, you’ll be able to get what you want on your
financial terms. Generally, though, the more patient you are the better value you’ll get.


Fashion Seasons Come And Go, But Value’s Here To Stay.


Why should some high-brow designer in their ivory tower dictate how you get to dress? Just
because it’s no longer one of the season’s hottest trends doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go for
it. Shoes are especially prone to large discounts once they fall out of season. Using a price
drop alert tool means you’ll be able to find the best discounted shoes online.

The resurgence of vintage clothing often ties in with second-hand or discount prices through
the very nature of its age. Finding the best deals on vintage clothing is almost as time
consuming as sorting through a vintage kilo sale! You can cut this out by simply biding your
time and using a price drop alert tool, rather than compromising on the item you end up
purchasing!


The Price I Want To Pay, You Say?


PIWoP help to provide you with the latest price drop alerts with zero fuss involved. Not only
that, but price drop alert tools are starting to truly put the power into the hands of the
consumer. Traditionally, we’ve been at the beck and call of the big brands; but now, with
more information and tools at our disposal, the tables have well and truly turned.

If you want to find out more about PIWoP, get in touch with our team or visit our ‘How It
Works’ page today!

Low Price Watches: Keeping Time Whilst Keeping A Budget

We all need to know the time; it goes without saying. Despite technology’s best efforts to make redundant the humble timepiece, watches are as fashionable and trendy as ever. It can be a minefield online when looking for low price watches; knowing where to find the best discount products whilst retaining quality is one of the biggest challenges that the savvy shopper faces. Fortunately, there are means and ways of getting a top-quality watch for a price that you wouldn’t believe, if only you go about it the right way.

Consider A Digital Watch For Better Electronic Deals

The analogue watch has punched well above its weight over the past few decades, especially given the technological onslaught it has faced, and manages to remain remarkably popular, even today. However, the computing power that can now be implemented into digital and smart watches is truly staggering. As a result, these electronic watches may be the option to opt for.

Electronic products tend to face steeper discounts than traditional analogue products, purely due to the nature in which anything digital becomes outdated quicker. But that is no reason not to go for them as they’re outdated only to those who work in the industry whose job it is to constantly upgrade, even if those upgrades are relatively minute.

Black Friday is now very much upon us, and whilst the savage nature it seems to bring out in some shoppers leaves a lot to be desired, the deals you can get, particularly electronic deals, are incredibly appealing. Budgeting by when the biggest sales are likely to occur is a good way of making sure you get the watch you want.

Use A Price Drop Alert Tool

If there’s a certain watch that you love the look of, but that’s tantalisingly beyond your budget, then fear not. Using a price alert service such as PIWoP (price I want to pay) is a simple and effective way of passively monitoring a product you like the look of but that might currently be out of your price range. You’ll get alerted if (and usually when) it drops to within your budget and that’s that!

With a new decade approaching and our lives busier than ever, keeping track of time has never been as important; getting the right watch for you doesn’t have to be a fantasy nor a chore thanks to PIWoP. If you’d like more information about our price drop alert tool, visit our ‘How It Works’ page or get in touch with our team today

Money Saving Tips: How To Do Christmas On A Budget

Christmas, the most joyous time of the year, right? Well, in an ideal world Christmas would indeed be the pinnacle of contentment. However, the festivities can also bring a great deal of stress, too. Christmas is a stressful enough time of the year before you even start to think of the finances. Perfectly roasting the turkey, getting the decorations up on time, and acting as family mediator to prevent any potential bust-ups will all take their toll; when you pile the expenses and financial anxiety on top of that, what was meant to be a celebration can quickly turn into a nightmare.

Festive Money Saving Ideas

Don’t worry though, here at PIWoP we’ve got a few tips and tricks up our sleeves to help. Unless you’re particularly well-organised, planning things in advance can be tedious, to say the least. However, preparing in advance of Christmas is one of the best things you can do in terms of how to save your money. For instance, the closer you get to Christmas day, the higher that supermarkets will inevitably squeeze the prices on “Christmas dinner essentials”. By buying early and freezing your food, you’ll save money and time. Other simple things you can do include recycling where possible – using newspapers as wrapping paper is a cheap way to save on the shop-bought equivalent, giving your gifts a quirky look in the process! Finally, don’t be afraid to embrace the arts and crafts, especially where your children are concerned; making your own decorations such as paper chains and snowflakes are an easy way to make your home feel festive without breaking the bank.

Making The Most Of Coupons And Deals

It only takes a quick Google search online to see the countless thousands of coupons and deals that are easily available to you and your family. Black Friday for instance, is a fantastic time to buy any gifts as well as things you might need for the cooking on Christmas day. There’ll often be discount kitchen appliances and homeware items available at a drastically-reduced price, but most people miss these as they are drawn to the big-ticket items like TVs instead.

Patience is a virtue and often being patient can save you money as well. By making use of our price drop alert tool, you can keep an eye on something that you want without feeling the need to make an impulse purchase, as the chances are the price will drop to within your budget, you need to have the patience.

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

Money Saving Tips for the Winter


As the cold, and potentially snowy, months draw nearer there are certain expenses that rear their ugly head. Whether we’re spending because we have to, or just for pleasure, the money leaving our pockets is never a nice feeling. Especially when we feel like we’re paying more than we should be, which is often the case.

There are plenty of things to pay for in the winter months. Christmas is an obvious one but there are a great deal of other things that can cause our bank balance to plummet. Here is some insight and advice on how to save your money and avoid these hefty expenditures:

A Winter Ready Car

Upgrading your vehicle in preparation for the harsh change in weather may feel like an unnecessary waste of cash at first. But, getting your car ready for the worst is certainly preferable to getting in a nasty accident due to the various dangers that winter offers to the average driver.

Spending a little time performing some basic checks on the lights, screenwash, oil levels, coolant levels, tyres and windscreen wipers is likely to cost you very little, or maybe nothing at all. Any other payments you make to prepare your car for winter will definitely be well spent, and a lot cheaper than the costs of repairing a damaged car.

Research Energy Suppliers

Energy consumption is at its highest over the winter months, and you’re going to need to switch to the cheapest supplier in your area to really see the savings building up this season. It’s easy to assume you’re getting the best deal possible when the warmer months go by without any drastic cash-loss, but come winter you’re likely to see a change.

Switching to the cheapest energy supplier in your area can help you save hundreds of pounds throughout the year, and leave you with more money to spend on the festivities of the season, or to sensibly put away in your savings.

Energy saving tricks

As already stated, your energy bill will be highest over the winter months, but there are several easy to tricks worth remembering to keep your energy-spending to a minimum. Rather than relying on your heating, time your radiators to heat up for a few hours when you wake up, and again in the evening. In the meantime, wrap up warm with jumpers, blankets and thick socks. Not only will this save you money, it will also leave you feeling quite festive in preparation for Christmas!

Some other simple pieces of energy-saving advice are to make sure to turn off any lights, heaters or electrical appliances left on in empty rooms. Also, turning down your thermostat by just 1 degree can help reduce your heating bill by 10%!

Try a price tracking tool!

There are plenty of other things to drain our bank accounts over the winter months, like Christmas shopping, winter sports and thick coats. A price tracking tool can help you save a lot of money when looking to invest in any of these things, and a lot more!

By using PIWoP’s price tracking tool, you will be able to save money whilst getting the best shopping deals there is. You can easily keep track of all the items you’re interested in, and when any of them drop to a price you want to pay you will receive a price drop alert and can purchase your discounted items online from there.

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

 

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