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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.

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!

Tips For Buying Birthday Gifts on A Budget

Giving your loved ones the perfect birthday gift always makes us feel good about ourselves. But while most of us are happy to go the extra mile for our loved ones on their special day, our wallets think otherwise!

When it comes to buying birthday gifts, it’s important to try and stick to a budget. With this in mind, here are three tips from PIWoP, low price shopping experts, on how you can keep your gift sentimental and affordable.

Plan Your Gift Budget

Before you set off to buy your loved ones birthday presents, it’s important to set a limit to prevent you from overspending. Many people splurge on birthday gifts without thinking about the damage to their bank account. By making a plan of what you’re going to buy and how much you’re willing to spend, you will be able to keep track of your spending and get the gift they truly want.

Resist Temptation

When it comes to buying gifts for our loved ones, it’s always tempting to splurge and spend everything we have to show them how much we appreciate them. But you must resist the temptation! According to The Daily Star, the average parent will spend nearly £5,000 on celebrating birthdays between the ages of 4 and 11. While it might be tempting to buy your children everything they desire for their birthdays, try to stick to the items you know they will continue to use. That way, you can stick to your budget and avoid wasting any money.

Try A Price Tracking Tool

From Xboxes to designer shoes, there is always a highly coveted item that’s simply too expensive. By using a price drop alert tool, you can keep track of the price of gifts you want to buy. You will receive an alert when it has dropped to a price you want to pay and from there you can purchase it.

At PIWoP, we specialise in providing customers with the tools to help them find discounted items online. Our price tracker app sends out a price drop alert when your chosen items have reached a price you want to pay. That way, you can continue to shop on a budget without the worry of overspending.

If you would like more information about our price alert services, check out our How It Works page and install PIWoP in your browser or download its app today, and start making savings!

How To Get Beach Body Ready Without Breaking The Bank

Fitness trends come and go. The latest fad? Spending way too much on gym memberships in the run up to your summer holiday. While hitting the gym is normally the answer to our beach body prayers, your bank balance might be saying otherwise.

As low price shopping experts, the team at PIWoP understand how expensive it can be to get in shape before a holiday. However, you don’t need to shell out a lot of cash to get fit! Here’s three money saving ideas that get your body, and your finances, healthy for holiday:

Movement is Exercise

Getting fit doesn’t always mean dripping in sweat at the gym while nursing a protein shake. Simple exercises such as walking the dog or dancing to your favourite song while you do the dishes are great ways to stay in shape. Plus, they’re completely free!

Find The Perfect Fitness App

Most of us have busy lives, which means finding the time to schedule fitness into our daily routine can be challenging. Fortunately, fitness apps are a great way to pick up the slack! Available for your phone, apps are great as they come with diet plans, recipe tips and weight trackers. Therefore, no gym is required, just your living room floor.

Shop Online For Exercise Equipment

Nothing is more motivational than having your own at-home gym. You can even shop online for cheaper versions of gym equipment such as bikes or skipping ropes to build your gym and lose weight. What’s more, is that you can continue to maintain your summer body at just a fraction of the price of a gym membership!

As proven above, getting beach body ready doesn’t have to be expensive. Finding gym equipment in your budget can be a great way to lose weight. However, finding items at a price you want to pay can be difficult.

At PIWoP, a revolutionary price tracking website, we provide a useful price tracking tool that tracks the price of your chosen items until they reach a price you want to pay. If you haven’t yet taken advantage of our price alert services, then sign up and find items (such as exercise equipment and clothing), set the price you want to pay and wait for your price alerts to come in! Good things come to those who wait!

Money Saving Tips for Furnishing Your First Home

You have saved for years and years, spent months stressing with solicitors and liaising with sales reps, but the time has finally come! You have finally bought your first home. However, when it comes to furnishing your home, it’s easy to get over excited and buy everything in sight. Although the cost can quickly add up and without looking for shopping deals, your bank account is likely to take a massive hit.

With this in mind, PIWoP - the low-price shopping experts, have provided five money saving tips so you can furnish your room with style, without breaking the bank.

Stick To Neutral Colours

Snakeskin and animal prints are all the rage at the moment, but will you still want that tiger print sofa in years to come? While it’s good to incorporate different colours and textures into your decoration, try to stick to neutral colouring when purchasing bigger items like sofas and wardrobes. That way, no matter how you change the decoration of your rooms, you won’t have to repurchase the furniture essentials again. Ultimately, saving you money in the long run!

Don’t Buy Cheap

When people try to save money, they often think buying cheap is the way to go. However, cheap and cheerful items are not always better. In fact, 43% of people later regret buying cheaper items as they have broken or not as useful later down the line. When it comes to furnishing your house, saving up and buying well-made furniture will ensure your items don’t fall apart as soon as you have bought them. As a result, you can save yourself from spending money replacing your broken furniture.

Seasonal Sales

We all love a good bargain! Seasonal sales are the perfect opportunity to get the furniture you love at a discounted price. If you find the perfect sofa for your home while browsing but think it’s a little out of your price range, why not try PIWoP’s price alert tool? At PIWoP, users are able to create lists of must have items on their account and set prices they are willing to pay. The tool will then track their chosen items and alert them when they have reached the chosen price.

If you would like more information about how our price tracking tool works, head over to our ‘How It Works’ page and start saving today.

Saving Money When Travelling The World

It’s no secret that travelling the world is at the top of a lot of people’s bucket lists and 2019 is the perfect time to start planning. However, whether it’s exploring a brand-new city for a weekend break or organising a 6-month round-trip to Asia, the costs can be high! Travelling requires equipment, planning and ultimately, unavoidable expenditure; keeping on top of your to-do list is essential if you hope to enjoy an affordable adventure.

To help you plan a holiday that doesn’t break the bank the experts here at PIWOP, a price drop alert tool, have put together a list of their top tips for saving money on your travel gear.

 

1. Buy Second-Hand Camping Gear

We all like the luxury of buying new items and if it’s your first time travelling, you’ll want to buy equipment that survives the whole trip. However, this doesn’t mean you need to opt for brand new, outrageously priced equipment; buying second hand from like-minded people who have already travelled is easily the best way to get discounted products. Think of travelling like a community, fellow travellers can not only give you tips and advice but they can also share their equipment with you.

Those advertising second-hand products will be looking to sell at a cut price which can hugely benefit you. Search around on apps and Facebook ‘buy and sell’ pages, you’ll be sure to pick up a bargain!

 

2. Use Price Tracking Tools

Organising your trip takes time and patience. We understand that the initial hype can leave you searching the internet 24 hours a day, finding the best shoes, backpacks and clothes. However, it’s important to play this down a little. You have time to plan ahead so take the time to be strategic with your shopping! Money saving alert tools like PIWoP are designed to help find discounted items online. Create lists of the items you like the most, set prices you’re willing to pay and let the tool do the rest by notifying you when any of the items are reduced to (or below!) your desired prices.


3. Visit thrift shops

It’s probably not the best idea to take your fanciest, best clothes with you as you travel through the mountains. Utilise thrift shops to find comfortable and relaxed clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. You can always find a hidden gem in these stores and more importantly, they’re crazy cheap.

Tops and bottoms need only set you back only a few pounds and charity shops are a great way to double up on items that you feel you’ll be wearing often. What’s even better is that thrift shops are constantly updating their stock as people donate their pre-loved items. This means you can visit several times in the lead up to your trip to help fill your travel wardrobe.

For more information on the price tracking tool PIWoP, please visit www.piwop.com.

How To Save Your Money: Designer Clothing For Less

In an age of ‘fast fashion’ and online shopping we, as a nation, are constantly buying new clothes. The Great British Wardrobe Report (2017) found that Brits spend £1042 per year on their wardrobes; women spending an average of £74 a month and men spending £100 in a month.

However, for those with a love for designer clothing, just one luxury piece is enough to break the bank for a month - or a year. If you’re looking to purchase quality clothing that doesn’t cost your life savings, the team at PIWoP have put together their moving saving ideas when buying designer clothing:

1. Create a Budget

The most important thing when trying to save on your wardrobe is to budget. Figuring out what’s important to you when it comes to clothing and how much you would expect to pay will help make that budget sustainable.

Think about your life and spending money on clothes on a per-season basis - rather than by week or month. Double your budget amount and divide by 12 to get your average monthly spend. Then, open a separate shopping account with your bank and transfer your monthly budget directly into there.

2. Sleep on it

When trying to reduce the amount you spend on clothes, try the “sleep on it” method. For example, if you’re shopping and see a dress you want to buy but aren’t sure whether you really need, put it on hold and go home. If you still want it the next morning, buy it if your budget allows.

3. Shop the sales

For statement pieces that never go out of fashion, try purchasing during the seasonal sales. If you see a pair of blue denim jeans or nude high heels that are just a little out of your budget, wait until they are put into the sales.

With PiWoP’s price tracking tool, you can set up lists that include items you’ve got your eye on, even on non-UK websites, set the price you’re willing to pay for each and if the selected product goes down to this price point or lower, you will be notified!

For more money saving tips on everything from holidays to toiletries, take a look at our blog.

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