Top 20 money-saving websites
This website lists alternative geographic numbers instead of expensive 0870 numbers for well-known companies.
Many people miss out on financial help available, from state benefits to tax credits. This website, powered by entitledto.co.uk, provides a free benefits checker to help you work out what you could claim.
If you’re something of a book worm, then this website is for you. Acting as a free second-hand book exchange, it enables you to swap books you've read for new books, recycle books and get rid of used ones.
Alternatively, bookbrain.co.uk allows you to search to find the cheapest bookshop for your chosen read.
The TV advert for this site is pretty irritating, but you can’t argue with the concept. Rather than bin your old phone, see how much money you could get for it. Alternatively, websites such as Omio.com, mobilephonerecycling.co.uk and comparemymobile.com have links to the main recyclers.
Remember, selling your old handset won’t just give you some extra money in your pocket – you will also be playing your part in helping the environment.
Voip (voice over internet protocol) allows you to make free phone calls via your computer all over the world. Several companies offer Voip services, but the best known is Skype - it has over 100 million accounts worldwide.
All you need to use Skype is an internet connection and access to a microphone and headphones – then, simply download free Skype software and you’re ready to go.
If the person you are calling also has Skype, then your call won’t cost either of you a penny. You can speak as long as you like, whenever you like, wherever you like.
This website sells lost property that's handed in to the police and not claimed after a month, as well as seized and shop-lifted goods.
From the X Factor auditions to comedy tours, this website offers thousands of free televison and radio audience tickets.
Most of us have used eBay at one point or another to see if we can bag a bargain, but it’s not the only auction website out there.
Auctionfire.com allows you to search for items across different auction and classified website, enabling you to find the best deals the web has to offer.
Fans of boffer.co.uk say it’s changed their lives – or, at least, changed their daily schedules.
Each night at 11:59pm, one deal will be put online with an attention-grabbing price tag. This offer will either last until 11:59 the next night, or until it has sold out.
The site buys up bankrupt, overstock, clearance and closeout consumer electronics products, and then sells it to you.
The real draw is when the site holds a ‘Boffer Off’ – this means that as soon as an item sells out, it will be replaced instantly for up to 72 hours or until the stock runs out.
This website promises to save you £120 or more on your grocery bill by ‘ferreting’ out the best supermarket offers and discounts. You do have to pay to benefit – but it's not overly expensive.
Quaffersoffers.co.uk, meanwhile, searches current supermarket and off-licence wine offers before they happen.
Alternatively, compare prices and shop at Tesco, Asda, Sainbury’s and Ocado through mysupermarket.co.uk.
This website will find the lowest petrol price in your area – all you need to do is enter your postcode, and it will reveal the cheapest forecourts to fill up your vehicle. There’s also a lively discussion board and lots of information about how to cut your motoring costs.
The Freecycle Network is made up of many individual groups of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own area. Sign up to your local newsletter and you can not only give away unwanted item to a good home but also pick up stuff you need yourself.
There seems to be an endless number of websites offering you free samples. Searchfreebies.co.uk enables you to search by item or to simply browse the different freebie websites. Free-stuff.co.uk is also a good freebie and discount code website.
There is an estimated £300 to £400 million in forgotten bank and savings accounts. Mylostaccount.org.uk is a free service powered by the British Bankers’ Association, the Building Societies Association and National Savings & Investments.
Enter your information and it will see if you’ve got money in a forgotten account.
This leading online travel and leisure retailer boosts 1.65 million visitors per week. And with fantastic deals on theatre tickets, meals out and flights (to name but a few), it’s little wonder.
If you’re frustrated by the cost of downloading music online then this is the site for you. You can compare the cost of millions of music tracks from the best download websites.
There are no end of voucher websites online where you can download vouchers or find online codes to receive discounts. Vouchercodes.co.uk is one of Moneywise’s favourite sites, as it is really easy to use and allows you the search by date, popularity or store.
However, in order to find the best discounts, you should always look around. Myvouchercodes.co.uk and hotukdeals.com are also worth checking out.
Kelkoo.co.uk describes itself as a “one-stop shopping service” – basically, it’s a retail price comparison website and can help find you the cheapest products. You can search by brand, retailer or category.
If you want to sell your house, but don’t want to pay for an estate agent, then the good news is the internet is home to dozens of websites that facilitate private sales. You can find independent reviews and summaries of around 40 private sale websites at private-house-sales.info.
This free search engine allows you to find sites based on star rating or the cost. Many websites will advertise your property on other websites, in order to gain more exposure, although you will usually have to pay a premium for this.
Last but not least, Moneywise.co.uk exists to help you save and grow your money. As well as features and guides on financial products, we offer you tips and advice on staying safe online, beating rip-offs and making the most of your cash.
Also on our site you can download discount vouchers in your local area, compare interest rates on savings accounts, cash ISAs, credit cards and mortgages and get free quotes for a range of insurance products.
Most recently, we’ve introduced an energy switching service - it’s free to use so why not see if you could save money off your household bills?
Everything you own: all your assets (property, cars, investments, savings, insurance payouts, artwork, furniture etc) minus any liabilities (debts, current bills, payments still owed on assets like cars and houses, credit card balances and other outstanding loans). When you’re alive this is called your wealth; when you’re dead, it becomes your estate.