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Organising a Halloween party on a budget.

It’s the most spooktacular time of the year. Halloween is right around the corner and for many, that means a party! But organising doesn’t come cheap. According to The Metro, the UK spends a whopping £320 million on Halloween annually.

Spending money on Halloween doesn’t have to be scary. With this in mind, PIWoP, low price shopping experts, reveals how you can organise a Halloween party on a budget.

Hold a costume competition.
If there's one way to keep the cost down and still have fun, it’s a costume competition! Halloween is all about dressing up and DIY costumes are a great way to cut the cost. You could even make or buy cheap prizes to give away to wearers of the best and worst costumes of the night.

Keep it simple.
There’s a tendency to overspend, especially when there’s a party to organise! But whilst many of us are quick to go wild on decorations, one way to save money is to just keep it simple. A simple colour scheme can work wonders for setting the mood. Choosing an orange and black decor can give your party the spooky feel it needs, without breaking the bank.

Use a price tracking tool.
Price tracking websites aren’t just amazing for your regular purchases. They’re also handy for party planning too! Whether it’s a creepy costume or pumpkin decoration kits, price tracking tools are great for tracking the price of the item you want, across a variety of well-known retailers.

Here at PIWoP, we provide a price tracker app that scours the web every six hours until your item reaches a lower price. Once it’s reached how much you want to pay, it sends an alert straight to you, so you can save wisely.

If you would like more information about our price alert tool, visit our ‘How It Works’ page or download the app 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.

Five Easy Yet Ingenious Money Saving Tips from The Experts at PIWoP

There is nothing more frustrating than realising you have unnecessarily given away your hard-earned money. Yet most of us are guilty of throwing money at unwanted Netflix subscriptions and clothing you didn’t need because you have failed to organise your finances. However, when you spend a couple of hours fixing your finances, you can dramatically increase the amount of money you have to spend on the necessary yet fun things in life - like holidays or a new car!

Here at PIWoP - a price drop alert tool that allows you to watch the prices of items you want, our experts have provided their top five money saving tips for quick financial fixes:

 

1. Eat in restaurants during their ‘off-peak’ times.

No matter where you go, restaurants are typically busiest on Friday and Saturday because people are meeting up with their friends and family for the weekend. However, if you’re flexible, you could save a huge amount of money by going during the week or on a Sunday. This is because restaurants offer special offers and discounts to entice customers to visit their establishment during their slowest times.

 

2. Stick to the 30-day rule.

The most important rule of personal finance is avoiding the instant gratification you get from purchasing. In order to do this, you need to wait at least 30 days before making a purchase. You will find that after a few weeks the urge to purchase has passed and you will save yourself some money by not making an impulsive purchase. If you were on the fence about buying the product anyway, giving yourself some time will help give you a better perspective on whether it’s worth your money. PIWoP can help with this if you PIWoP something you can go back to your lists to check if the items you did "want" you still do! Added to the fact that you get notified if they are reduced!

 

3. Repair and repurpose clothing - don’t throw away!

Don’t just chuck away a new shirt because a button has popped off - instead sew on a new one with some thread. You will find yourself saving lots of money when you decide to fix it yourself, instead of buying new clothing. However, if you lack the basic sewing skills necessary to fix your clothing, why not repurpose your old clothing into items for around the house? You can find plenty of inspiration online; from shirt pillowcases to denim draft stoppers.

 

4. Switch off your television.

Did you know turning off the TV can drastically cut down on your spending? Not only are you less exposed to spend-inducing adverts but a lower electric bill (and sometimes a lower TV package if you decide to downgrade your subscription) will give you more time to focus on other things in life. For example, putting down the TV remote means you can spend more time improving and marketing your side business, meaning you can make money rather than losing it.

 

5. Use price comparison websites. 

There are many price comparison websites out there - and for good reasons. They help you as a customer to find the product you want at the cheapest available price. Whether you’re looking to find the best deals on electronics or discounted designer shoes, it’s worth utilising these websites to find the best offers. Price tracking tools like PIWoP are different. They tell you when items you want, get reduced in the future to lower levels than a price comparison site will show you, as they just look at current prices.


To find out more information about PIWoP, why not get in touch with our team or visit our ‘How it Works’ page!

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