I couldn’t do without the Internet. It’s hard to imagine a world without it now. As many of my friends will attest, I also love a bargain. In fact, I would go as far as to say I have a reputation for it. When a large group of us went to Pizza Express for my birthday, I had a 50% off voucher and people actually thought that’s why I’d chosen to go there. It wasn’t, it was for the love of Padana Romana, but I digress.
The Internet is brilliant because you can visit countless shops, compare prices and get money off vouchers without actually having to move anywhere. None of this cold weather for me, oh no. I can get inspiration, and then find a similar item (or even the same one) at a fraction of the price. I can choose whether we go and get it, or can have it delivered to me. I simply love it.
I’m not trying to advertise, I’m just giving my opinion, but these are my favourite sites for saving money – not just for DIY, this is in general…
I’ve mentioned this before, but the weekly emails are great and the forums are brilliant for finding money off codes and deals.
This is my go-to for voucher codes. If you buy anything online (and I mean anything), type the site into the box on the right hand side on the homepage and chances are, you can get some money off your purchase.
I had a bit of a falling-out with Quidco recently over non-payment of a mobile phone contract, but generally the premise is good. They give you cashback for clicking through their website to a partner site; it’s an affiliate scheme where you get the dough for the referral. Basically, money for nothing.
There are obviously others, but these are my top three. To this list, I also have to squeeze in a mention for eBay. We’ve sold or are selling everything that’s not nailed down: radiators; doors; kitchen units; sinks; even the loo! It’s a good way of getting rid of the stuff you don’t need and clawing back a bit of cash for it.
What are your best money-saving websites?