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Take a look at all the blog posts Andy has written and find hundreds of tips and tricks to help you be Clever With Your Cash.


How to make the most from Amex Shop Small

One of my favourite deals is back! Get £5 back when you spend £10 at small shops during the American Express Shop Small event. Contents How to make the most of Amex Shop Small How to find out what shops are taking part How to get an American Express credit card...

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Changed your mind? Your refund rights

When you can get your money back, and when you can't. We’ve all made that impulse purchase that turns out to be not such a great idea. Sometimes we realise too late and we’re stuck with it. But if you know you don’t want or need something soon enough, then you might...

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Zeek Extra review: Get a 7% boost on your shopping

Get a 7% bonus when you top up on Zeek Extra, which you can put towards new gift cards including John Lewis, M&S and Argos. * 7/2/19 - it looks like Zeek is in financial trouble. I'd avoid using it until we know more * *4/3/19 - The company has gone bankrupt and...

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How easy is it to price match at John Lewis & Partners?

If you've never used the John Lewis "Never Knowingly Undersold" promise to price match your shopping, here's what you need to do to save money on your shopping. John Lewis & Partners shouts very loud about how it'll price match so you get the best price. And it's...

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My Black Friday Bootcamp – get yourself fighting fit

The things you should do BEFORE the Black Friday sales begin. Black Friday is nearly here. Most of the shopping is going to be done online, and we've not seen the violent scenes of a few years ago for a while now. But that doesn't mean you can't start getting ready...

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Energy price cap: Will you actually save money?

The energy regulator has taken action to save consumers money on their gas and electricity bills. But don't take it for granted that you'll now get the best price on your bills. From January 1st 2019 there's going to be a cap on how much energy companies can charge...

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Refer-a-friend: Get paid when your friends switch bank

If you bank with Nationwide or First Direct you can get up to £100 for every friend who signs up - and they get a bonus too. Contents How bank refer-a-friend schemes work First Direct - £50 for you, "Hello" offer for them Nationwide - £100 each Bank switching...

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Budget 2018: What it means for you

How you'll get to keep more of your wages before tax is taken away, and other announcements.This year's big financial statement from the Treasury was long. And boring. Oh so boring. I've reported on every Budget, Spring Statement and Autumn Statement since 2014 for...

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