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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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