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How to Save Your Money: Saving Money in the New Year!

Want to improve your finances in the new year? You aren’t alone! Financial resolutions are some of the most common; with people looking to get out of debt, save more money and clean up their spending habits.

 

However, just telling yourself to “stop spending” and “save more money” may not always work. Most new year’s resolutions are unsuccessful not through lack of trying but because people cannot stick to them! That’s why the money-saving experts at PIWoP - an easy-to-use price drop alert tool, have provided a list of small yet effective ways to save money in 2019:

 


1. Try to not spend a single penny one day a week.

You will be surprised at how much money you can save by choosing a single day per week to not spend money. For example, once a week make your own lunch for work, get creative with the food in your fridge and keep off ASOS. In the long run, you will see massive improvements in your spending habits and plus, you will have more money to spend on big treats like holidays and a new handbag.

 

2. Give up a daily habit.

Whether it’s popping into Starbucks for a latte or having a quick fag break at work, these small indulgences can add up in a year. For example, if you swapped an iced latte for a home alternative, you could save up to £767 a year - and quitting smoking could save you a total of £2,555!

 

3. Limit yourself to a weekly budget.

A great way to avoid overspending is to section off your salary into weekly cash limits each month. Withdraw your weekly allowance and put into envelopes - then give a family member or friend your debit card to hide!

 

4. Delete your credit cards from online shopping.

Before you do anything this year, remove all of your credit card information from your most used sites like Amazon. Then, the next time you go to make an impulsive purchase you will have to grab your credit card and hopefully, at that time, you have decided against buying.
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How to Save Your Money: Travelling on a Budget!

In recent years, the idea of exploring the world by backpack has grown in popularity - especially with young people. In fact, travelling was seen as more important than buying a house for 47 percent of young people between the ages of 18 and 34. And it’s easy to see why backpacking is so popular!

Travelling around the world is a great experience; allowing you to meet new friends, gain life experiences and try new things. However, as this section of tourism grows, it is becoming increasingly expensive to jet off to places like Australia and South America.

With an average trip costing anywhere between £5,000 - £10,000, the money saving experts at PIWoP - an easy-to-use price drop alert tool, have suggested their tips for saving money before your travels:

 

1. Keep your travelling money separate.

If you are serious about travelling, it’s important to work out exactly how much you need to save and open up a savings account. This way, you can set up a standing order to put small amounts of your paycheque into the savings account each month. It should also help you avoid spending your travel money on takeaways and clothing throughout the month.

 

2. Sell any unwanted belongings.

Say you have just finished University and you have a number of textbooks which you no longer need, why not sell them on? Websites such as eBay and Depop allow you to advertise your unwanted items and get cash to put towards your travelling fund.

 

3. Cancel any unnecessary Direct Debits.

We all have Netflix accounts or gym memberships we could do without. If you’re looking to save yourself a little bit of money ahead of your trip, why not cancel the Direct Debits you no longer need or use! Just think that £40 you spend on unused gym memberships could towards your quad biking experience through the jungle in Thailand.

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How To Save Your Money: Cheap Ways to Keep Fit Without The Gym

While your new year’s resolution may be hitting the gym, your bank balance might be saying otherwise. After all, a gym membership is a huge cash commitment, which could set you back £50 a month. That’s a total of £600 in an entire year - just think of all the yoga pants and trainers you could buy!

However, signing up to the gym isn’t the only way to get into shape. The money-saving experts at PIWoP - an easy-to-use price drop alert tool, have listed their favourite ways to get fit on a budget:

 

1. Try a workout DVD.

Long gone are the neon leotards and headbands of the 80s VHS tapes, exercise DVDs can be a fun way to get into shape from your living room! Everyone from Cher to Angela Lansbury has released a workout DVD so it won’t be hard to find one you like the look of on Amazon.

 

2. Download a fitness app.

There’s an app for everything these days! When it comes to health and fitness, there are millions. Apps like Sworkit and 7 Minute Workout are great for squeezing in a quick workout session in between a busy day. Plus, you don’t need anything but floorspace to complete their routines. You can also find free apps with diet plans, recipe tips and weight trackers to help monitor your progress and focus on your goal.

 

3. Embrace the great outdoors.

Whether it’s going for a jog or even just a stroll around your local area, getting outside and into the fresh air can do a whole load of good for your physical and mental health. Plus, you can even download apps that pay you for every step you make.

 

4. Purchase home exercise equipment.

Who needs to pay for a gym membership when you can have one at home? Except without all of the shiny, expensive bits of equipment! Shop online for cheaper versions of gym equipment such as a rowing exerciser and skipping ropes. This way, you can still burn the calories, just for a fraction of the price!

 

If you want to find out more information about how to save your money, check out all of our latest blogs.

Or if you haven’t already taken advantage of our price alert service yet, then sign up here. You can find all the best deals on exercise equipment and workout gear such as the latest price drops on designer trainers with our price tracker app today.

How to Save Your Money: Reduce Your Spending in 2019

This time of year is undoubtedly the most expensive time for everyone meaning that the New Year will spent sat indoors trying to recuperate your money. However, it can be difficult to save when the infamous January sales have absolute must-have bargains. This week, the money saving experts at PIWoP, price drop alert service, are here to show you how to save money in time for the New Year!


Sleep on it


You’ve probably heard this age-old saying before, however, 90 per cent of shoppers frequently buy items that aren’t on their shopping list. So, this timeless phrase may have some value. If you see an item and feel as though you need to take it home then and there, go home and sleep on it. If you wake up and either forgot about it or have fallen out of love, you may have just saved yourself an extra pound or two!


How many hours would you have to work?


If you’re instantly attracted to an impulse buy, take a step back and think about how long it would take you to earn it. If you’re looking to spend £150 on the latest pair of shoes but only earn £7 an hour, it would roughly take you 22 hours of work!


Sign up to a price drop alert service


If these tips don’t quite take your fancy, you can always sign up to a price drop alert service like PIWoP which takes care of all the bargain hunting for you! All you’ll have to do is make a list filled with all the items your interested in and wait for a notification from us to tell you when they’re discounted!


If you haven’t already taken advantage of our price drop alert service, then register on our site! Use PIWoP to be notified when items that you frequently purchase are on offer. Did you know that 70% of household purchases are repeated? So, install our panda browsing button and start saving today!

How to Save Your Money: Store Secrets

Christmas is now officially less than a month away which means there are only 3 real weeks left in order to get all your Christmas shopping completed and place your gifts under the tree ready for the big day. However, as enjoyable as traipsing through busy city centres, drinking hot chocolate and gazing at Christmas lights are, you’ll probably find you’ll be ending the day financially worse than what you started.


You don’t always need a receipt


There’s nothing worse purchasing a gift, wrapping it up for the receiver to politely say they don’t like it. You’re then left racking your brains trying to think where you put that particular receipt. Although, all this stress could be avoided as many stores accept other forms of proof of purchase like bank statements etc. It is also down to the shop staff to have the ability to override a receipt.


Don’t forget about outlets


There is often a stigma surrounding designer outlets with the idea that they just sell the previous seasons unwanted stock. However, what many people don’t realise that many designers specifically create garments exclusively for their outlets. So, you never know you may be able to bag yourself a bespoke top-quality bargain!


Sign up to a price drop alert service


Whether you shop online shopping or prefer going into stores and like saving time as well as money, consider downloading a price drop alert service like PIWoP which can take care of all the bargain hunting for you! Simply create lists of items you’d like to know about if reduced and wait for notifications from us!

If you haven’t already taken advantage of our price drop alert service, then register on our site! Use PIWoP to be notified when repeatedly purchased items (like laundry products from your local supermarket) are on offer and/or "one-off" items that you'd maybe purchase (like a dress or pair of shoes from a department store) but only if the were discounted below prices that you want to pay.

How to Save Your Money: Cut the Cost Online

When it comes to this time of year, shopping online seems like a cheaper, quicker and easier way to purchase your gifts. Although online shopping prevents impulse buys and allows you to cut the queues, you’re not always getting as large of a saving as what you think.

The experts at PIWoP, price drop alert service, are sharing our top money saving tips which help you slash your online spending.


Take advantage of search engines


If you know the exact product you’re searching for, we recommend searching for it on your favourite search engine. They then list all the relevant items related to your search. Make use of the filters present on the left-hand side and you can select your price and retailer in order to ensure that you find the cheapest deals.


Abandon your baskets


Some of the biggest retailers including ASOS and Tesco are well recognised for this trick. If you completely abandon your shopping basket for 24 hours, keep an eye on your inbox and you should receive a discount code to encourage you to purchase your shopping!


Let your app do the money saving for you


If you’re not keen on browsing search engines for hours on end or simply enjoy making your life that little bit easier, then you can sign up to a price drop alert service like PIWoP. By installing our PANDA browsing button, you simply populate a "Christmas'18" list, making sure everything you need is on there, then just wait for the notifications.

 

If you haven’t already taken advantage of our price drop alert service, then register on our site! Now you can make sure you’re up to date with the latest price drops on items that matter to you. 70% of household purchases are repeated, so use PIWoP for mundane stuff too.

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