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I hope that you found the Virgin Money Living Live event in Glasgow useful.

Below are links to the websites and calculators that I mentioned in The Art of the Haggle talk.

The Money Advice Service gives great advice on how to get the most out of comparison websites, so be sure to read it before you start comparing.

Comparison sites

Some commonly used comparison sites are Confused.com, MoneySupermarket, GoCompare, Compare the Market.

These haggling scripts from Which? will also be useful when it comes to haggling the price of your car insurance, home insurance, mobile phone, broadband and second hand cars.  They also have some great real-life success stories, which should help to motivate you to want to achieve the same success.

Mobile phones

When comparing deals for mobile phones you might also find Mobile Phone Checker and Mobiles.co.uk useful, alongside this handy haggling guide from Money Saving Expert.  Billmonitor is also a really useful site to check before comparing phone contracts, as it will allow you to work out what your ideal mobile phone contract is.

Energy Savings

Money Saving Expert’s Cheap Energy Club is a great place to find a good deal on energy, and will send you email alerts when you can make a saving on your current contract.

 

reduce your costs Overpayment calculators – how much could you save?

To see how much you could save by overpaying your mortgage use this calculator.  If you would like to see how much of a difference you could make to any credit card debts, by increasing your payments, then please use this calculator. 

Some cheaper TV options

Andy from Be Clever With Your Cash has some fantastic ideas, which are well worth checking our if you would like to cut the cost of your TV viewing.  He also has a whole host of other useful information on there, so be sure to bookmark his page.

Getting good value

Use Google Shopping, Idealo or PriceSpy to make sure you are getting any item you buy at that best possible price.  Idealo and PriceSpy both have apps, and both allow you to set price alerts for items that you want to buy.

Stocard is a fantastic app, which allows you to keep all your loyalty cards on your phone, meaning that you can easily collect points, without having a purse full of cards.

Discounts

teachers and money 3Paying insurance policies in one payment is a great way of saving money.  If you find saving difficult, then you might want to check out this post about saving money without even noticing. 

Pouch is a browser extension which searches for all the discount codes, and notifies you if there is one available for the site you are shopping on.  A mobile version is being launched in 2018

Vouchercodes.co.uk is a great site for helping you to find discount vouchers.  It also has app, which makes it easy to search for discount codes when you are out and about.

To benefit from the massive list of discounts which are available to students, check out Andy’s guide about how to get a cheap student discount card, even when you are not a student.

TopCashback and Quidco are just fantastic sites, which allow you to get cashback from a huge range of stores.  Examples of cashback available today are £115 for O2 mobile contract, £100 for npower, 12% at JD Sports, and 36% on airport parking.  Make sure that you compare prices first, then check to see if you can also get cashback from that company.

Zeek is the online marketplace for gift cards, and you can buy and sell discounted cards here, making it a great place to check out before you checkout!

Support

If you would like support with keeping your motivation up, then feel free to pop along and join my Your Money Sorted Facebook group.  It’s a women only group, where we chat about money related issues, and I run free challenges every month, to help you to make the most of your money. Men are welcome to check out my Facebook page,where I share tips and suggestions.

Why not follow me on Twitter and check out my Pinterest too?

I would love to hear about any savings that you make, so why not tweet me using #virginmoneyhaggle and keep me updated?

 

Eileen x

 

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