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Are you really going to get a bargain in the sales?

Are you really going to get a bargain in the sales?

The January and Boxing Day sales are dead. Long live the never-ending sales. But can you really make a saving? I've three tips to help you nab a bargain. As a kid I remember how we'd get on the train to Bromley in South London (this was pre-Westfield, Bluewater and...

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Five alternative gifts where the thought really does count

Five alternative gifts where the thought really does count

Still to buy some Christmas presents? Don't waste your money on duds. These gifts won't end up in the bin or regifted. I'm no Scrooge. I love Christmas; from the turkey dinner to festive jumpers it all makes for a fantastic month. But I do hate the amount of money...

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My rules if you’ve been given a gift card

My rules if you’ve been given a gift card

Ignore these simple rules and you could end up with a worthless voucher or gift card. I don't know about you, but most years I'll be given a voucher to spend instead of a present. If there's something I want I usually use it within a few weeks. But if there's nothing...

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Best TV streaming: Amazon Prime vs Netflix vs Now TV

Best TV streaming: Amazon Prime vs Netflix vs Now TV

If you're looking for something good to watch on the box, your best bet is often to head online. But how do you choose between NOW TV, Amazon Prime and Netflix? I still love "normal" TV, and there are great shows on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. But more...

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

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?

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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Energy price cap: Will you actually save money?

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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Budget 2018: What it means for you

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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