How to Shop Around for the Best Deals

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How we shop has drastically changed over the years, there was a time when you’d purchase everything you needed in your local high street. Shopping then would be considered a full day out, stopping in at the butchers, the bakers and the greengrocers. These days things have changed, we have a lot more options of where we can buy the things we need. Businesses are constantly fighting to have cheaper prices over their competitors so that you buy their products instead.


The problem with this is knowing where to go to get the best deals. The options are endless from high street stores to online stores. Here are a few suggestions to get you started…

Price Comparison Sites

Price comparison sites are great because they do all of the hard work for you. You simply input what it is you need and they find the best deals for you. There are price comparison sites for almost everything these days from car insurance to supermarkets. 

Switching Suppliers

Shopping around for the best deals doesn’t have to just be restricted to products that you buy for your home you can also save up to £200 by switching energy suppliers. It’s also worth looking into switching other suppliers such as broadband and TV providers.   

Online Outlet Stores

Visiting a discount outlet at the weekends is a regular occurrence for a lot of families to snap up some bargains but did you know there are sites where you can now do this online from the comfort of your own home? A favourite of ours is the Outlet Discount Finders site by Money Saving Expert.

Discount Codes and Offers Websites

There are a plethora of online discount and offers websites bringing you all of the best shopping deals straight to your inbox. All you need to do is register with your email and start enjoying your savings.

Buy Directly from the Supplier

If you can always buy directly from the supplier, if you buy the product from anywhere else there will normally be a premium on it. Cut out the middle man by going straight to the supplier yourself.

Don’t be Afraid to Haggle

Haggling is common practise in a lot of European countries however us Brits are slightly more reserved when it comes to bartering. Be brave, there is no harm in asking the supplier if they can do you at deal. The worst that will happen is they say no.

2 thoughts on “How to Shop Around for the Best Deals

  1. This is really useful! I have managed to shop around when it comes to groceries, I now what local shops have the cheapest products. I do struggle with every thing else though, maybe I just need to be brave enough to haggle!

    1. I’m rubbish at haggling too the other half however is brilliant at it! I let him deal with that, he always get the best deals on everything. I think you’re either got the gift of the gab or not.

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