Five ways you can improve your finances today
1. Drop a brand
Say goodbye to the brand names at the supermarket and watch your weekly shopping bill drop.
2. Switch energy deals
Energy bill prices are on the up but by switching providers, opting for paperless bills and paying by direct debit, you can make significant savings.
3. Take advantage of freebies
Use websites such as vouchercloud.co.uk and vouchercodes.co.uk to download moneyoff coupons for shops and restaurants.
4. Get cashback
Shop through cashback websites such as quidco.com and topcashback.co.uk to make even more savings but don’t be tempted to shop for extras you don’t need.
5. Make your own
From packed lunches to home-cooked curry and pizza, ditch the takeaways and save a significant weekly sum
Rather than shopping online directly with a retailer, if you go to the retailer via a cashback website (you have to register as a member), when you make a purchase the cashback site gets a commission and rebates some – or all – of this back to you. The cash being paid back to you will vary wildly from site to site and even from product to product, so check you’re getting the best deal before you buy.