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How to Date When You’re Trying to Save Money

We all know that feeling of wanting to go on fun dates and holidays with your partner but not being able to do it due to not having enough money. Unfortunately when it comes to relationships, there will always be the added pressure of costs – whether you earn more than your partner or one of you is trying to save money!

In fact, a study by the National Endowment for Financial Education found that 70% of people spend £600 or more annually on their partner. If you’re looking to save money and maintain your relationship, the team at PIWOP – the developers of a revolutionary price drop alert tool, have a list of top money saving tips for couples.

Keep on top of your finances

One way to stay happy and save money is to keep on track of your spending habits. You will need to use shopping deals and buy discount products to save in the sales when possible. We recommend creating a monthly spending budget and stick to it! This list could include the essentials for you and your partner like food deals and other necessities such as spending for date nights.

Plan your weeks

It’s known that planning ahead can save you lots of time and money. For example, if you have a date night planned for a few week’s time and know the costings, it’s a great time to put money aside each week in the run up to the big event. If you both have birthdays it’s a great excuse to do something together and set a limit to what you can buy – all whist keeping the costs low! You could even try searching for money saving ideas online to really find the way to saving some cash.

Be honest

It’s important to be honest with your partner. The most effective thing you can do to save money is to tell your partner and let them know if you are struggling with money. Plus, it’s important to tell them about your future plans so they can understand why you’re saving. For example, you could suggest an alternative, low-cost activity to do if things get a bit pricy.

Use vouchers

If you’re keen on enjoying experiences with your partner, you should research into exclusive discounts and offers for holidays and activities. Perhaps you want to visit someplace new, or you have always wanted to eat in a certain high-class restaurant, now is the time to find the cheapest vouchers. By using coupons and deals, you can enjoy fun dates with your partner while saving money.

Instead of rushing out last minute and spending over the odds on something your partner may not actually want, why not plan ahead and PIWoP things that they do want.
That way, you are notified of a price drop on one of the items, the present chooses itself! If you are interested in knowing how a price alert service can keep you and your partner happy whilst saving money this month then visit https://piwop.com/

How to manage your finances with a price tracker app

Have you ever had that unfortunate situation where you go to buy something, and it has gone up in price? You wouldn’t be alone! PIWoP is a revolutionary price tracker app available either in your browser and/or as an App.

So, what if there was a way you could check the prices of products from your favourite retailers and receive alerts when they were reduced? Now you can with PIWoP, a revolutionary price tracker app available as a browser extension and app.

What is PIWoP?

PIWoP automatically alerts you on price drops of items you want, but not price rises. However, if you have PIWoPed certain items you can easily check their current prices manually by clicking on said items in your "My PIWoPs" lists.

Whether you are interested in cheap appliances or electronic deals, you can monitor sales from companies as wide as John Lewis to Argos. There surely is something for everyone! Not only this but managing your finances has never been easier. Budgeting is a task that can be complicated and confusing, even for the most intelligent people! However, it’s helpful to know that you can get price drop alerts using PIWoP to help you save money on the products you love.

Below are some more important ways in which our price tracker app can help organise your finances.

Manage your budget ahead of special occasions.

It goes without doubt that a good price checker app can help organise and prepare your finances for all of those special occasions - whether that be a special birthday or Valentine's Day. After all, no one wants to blow their cash on a single gift. Instead, why not take advantage of being able to budget for that special someone with PiWoP’s price drop alert tool!

Save time and energy when things go wrong.

If you find yourself in a situation where one of your appliances broke suddenly, you may not have enough time in the day to search for the best deals on a new one. Therefore, you should utilise our price alert service which does all this for you! Without the need to look up the drop of prices in the latest low price TV or low price tablet, you can relax knowing you will be getting the best deals on the market. This means that you will have more time and money to spend on the things you actually - not vacuum cleaners or washing machines.

Get low prices no matter where you are.

Wherever you are in the world, PIWoP allows you to be updated on low price shopping deals. Our app checks the price of your chosen items every 6 hours and alerts you once it's lower than the price you want to pay! That way, you purchase that sofa you have been waiting months for at the click of a button. This enables you to save money in the run up to buying your wishlist.

For more information about our price drop alert tool, visit our ‘How It Works’ page.

Four Easy Ways To Save Money on Holiday Shopping

You have finally booked the holiday you needed all year round. Now it’s time to start holiday shopping! However, while we’re quick to look for shopping deals on locations and scrimp on the cost of flights, 90% of travellers admit to overspending on the luggage they take with them abroad.

As money saving experts and the developers of a revolutionary price drop alert tool, the team at PIWoP have provided four money saving tips that will help you stay in budget on your travels.

Take Advantage of Sales.

Before you rush out to purchase your holiday clothing straight away, take advantage of the seasonal sales. They are a great way to save money on your holiday shop, especially if you’re travelling during peak season. With plenty of retailers holding sales every season, there’s little reason why you shouldn’t find discounted items online.

Look For Free Shipping.

Another way to save money on your holiday shopping spree is to look out for websites that offer free shipping. Some clothing shops, such as Nordstrom and Zappos, offer free shipping all year round. Others may offer free shipping during holiday seasons so make sure to check before you click ‘purchase’.

Don’t Procrastinate, Make Plans.

Did you know that last minute holiday shoppers spent £250 more than those who planned ahead? When you race against the clock, you are far less conscious of what you’re spending. It also means you are more likely to pick up items you’re unlikely to use or wear during your trip. Instead, create an outfit plan to ensure you buy exactly what you need and prevent overspending.

Use Money-Saving Tools.

When it comes to holiday shopping, it can be difficult to find a price you want to pay for certain holiday essentials like suitcases and swimsuits. If you’re looking to save money on your holiday shopping purchases this summer, why not try PIWoP? PIWoP is a responsive price alert service which allows users to track the price of the products they want. PIWoP (via its app and/or email) will then send an alert once the product has fallen to the price you would be willing to pay so you can purchase it (or not!) at its new price (that may actually be lower than your target price!)

For more information about our price drop alert tool, visit our How It Works page.

How To Save Money on Luxury Beauty Products

It goes without saying that beauty products are expensive. In fact, a study by Groupon revealed that the typical British woman spends an average of £70,294 on their appearance in their lifetime. This includes everything from manicures and beauty products to gym memberships and cosmetic procedures.

With a grand total of £112.65 being spent on makeup each month, you may want to start cutting back on your spending and put that money towards something more valuable. Here are some ways you can save money on your favourite products:

Look into buying beauty products in bulk or family size.

When you’re purchasing your favourite shampoo or moisturiser, it’s important to look into buying products in bulk from places like Costco to save yourself some money. You will be surprised at how much you can save by purchasing your beauty products in bulk - plus, you will never run out of shampoo and conditioner!

Use all of the makeup you already have before buying more.

There are too many people who throw away makeup and toiletries before we even finish using them. This is not only bad for the environment but terrible for your savings. Therefore, we recommend using all of the products in your bathroom until they are completely empty before you buy new ones. You may even find old toothpaste hiding around that can still be used.

Hunt down online coupon codes and discounts.

Before checking out, make sure you look for online offers and discounts for the store. You will be surprised at the number of discounts big retailers offer and how much money you can save.

PIWoP Blog - Top 5 Money Saving Tips for Your Wedding Day

From professional photographers to the all-important dress, there is a lot to think about when it comes to planning a wedding. However, all of these wedding essentials come with a hefty price tag, making the cost of a wedding run into the thousands - even tens of thousands! In fact, a recent study by Hitched.co.uk - a popular wedding planning website, revealed that the average person ends up spending a total of £32,273 on their big day. 

With wedding season just a few months away, the team at PIWoP expect that couples will be in the throws of wedding planning. That’s why our money experts have put together a list of the very best money saving tips for your special day.

Set a budget and stick to it.

You may have heard it over and over again but there’s a reason people are telling you to set a budget. Couples often overlook setting a budget because it seems so easy to not go overboard when buying supplies. Yet soon enough every couple realises they have massively overspent on something like wedding flowers and cannot afford to spend extra money on a DJ or catering.

Therefore, it’s important to have a detailed list of what you want to spend on suppliers for your wedding day. Prioritise the most important aspects of your wedding day such as the venue and wedding dress as these will be where most of your budget goes. This will help to keep your wedding plans within your budget.

Try DIY-ing your own decorations.

Wedding decorations are a beautiful addition to your big day, helping you to transform the venue and make it your own. However, the cost of fresh flowers, candles and bunting can add up when bought from professional wedding suppliers. If you want to save money on these details, why not try DIY-ing your centrepieces and seating plan boards by looking for inspiration on websites like Pinterest and YouTube.

Search for deals and discounts online.

Would you ever consider purchasing your wedding dress online? Or have you thought about searching for discounts on wedding shoes and jewellery to save yourself a bit of cash? You will be surprised at the offers and discounts you could receive by shopping around online. Stores like Debenhams and John Lewis often have massive sales on their high-end clothing, meaning you could grab some designer shoes at a fraction of their original cost.

If you’re looking to save money on your online wedding purchases, why not utilise our price drop alert tool. Over the last few years, we have developed a responsive price alert service, which allows our users to keep an eye on the price of the products they want. Our app will then notify you when the product reaches the price you have set as being an ideal price. For more information about our price alert service, why not visit our ‘How it Works’ page!

 

How to Save Money on Your Summer Wardrobe

Summer is just around the corner and many of us are already eyeing up the latest collections ready to be featured on the rails of our wardrobes. According to Mintel, Britain spent almost £1 billion during the summer and many predict that this year will be no different.

Whether you’re in need of a new wardrobe, or simply need to update some key pieces, you might be wondering how to save your money. With this in mind, the experts at PIWoP have shared their top money saving tips for saving on your summer wardrobe.

Shop With Cash (Only!)

At some point in our lives, we’ve overspent on our credit cards just to have an extra treat. By shopping with cash, you’ll only be able to spend what you can afford. If you don’t have enough money to buy those £120 shoes, then you’ll simply have to save for them instead. Alternatively, find them online, set the price you are willing to pay for them using PIWoP and then all you have to do is wait for it to reach this reduced figure!

Hit The Outlet Stores

If you love designer clothes, but love low price shopping, even more, try shopping at outlet stores instead. Designer outlet stores like T.K Maxx and Gunwarf Quays are a great way to save money on your summer wardrobe but be careful, with so many bargains, it’s easy to load up your cart with non-essential items and rack up hundreds of pounds.

Shop Trends Carefully

That snakeskin dress might look nice now, but can you see yourself wearing it more than once? Some trends are destined to pass quickly and should be avoided by the budget-conscious. Instead of splashing the cash on fast fashion, invest in quality pieces that you can update all year round; not just for summer.

Look For Online Deals

Everyone loves a bargain! When it comes to saving money on your summer wardrobes, look out for discounts from online retailers. You can also sign up for email newsletters, to get exclusive coupons and deals as well as being the first to know when they have a sale on. However, if you cannot find the product you want at a price, you’re willing to pay, why not try PIWoP?

At PIWoP, we have created a revolutionary price drop alert tool that allows you to track the price of products you want until they have reached the price you want to pay. It’s safe and simple to use on both mobile and internet browser.

Start saving and register your interest today!

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