10 alternative websites to slash your Christmas shopping bill
1. camelcamelcamel.com can plot a graph of the 90 day price history for any product that Amazon sells. You can see if the price has recently gone up or if it is on its way down, which might indicate that an even better price is imminent. In addition, you can sign up to receive email alerts for when the price drops on your desired item.
2. GiftCardGranny.co.uk allows you to buy high street gift vouchers at a discount. This site is very popular in the US and has now come to the UK. Essentially the site alerts you to people selling their unwanted gift cards at a discount through the likes of ebay. The seller of a discounted gift card gets cash to spend where they please while the buyer gets the vouchers at a discount to its face value. For example, as I write this you can buy £40 M&S voucher for £30. A saving of £10.
3. Find-Book.co.uk – can find you the lowest price on books from the major retailers, including Amazon, WHSmith, Blackwell's, The Book Depository and many more).
4. Flubit.com is a shopping website that is not just a comparison site but one where they will go to suppliers, on your behalf, with details of your desired product and ask them to 'give you their best deal'. The site is very simple to use, you just post a link to your desired product and Flubit.com promise to email you back with the best offer within 48 hours. You are not obliged to purchase anything, but if you want to make a transaction it is all done through Flubit.com, with no cost to the customer, and purchases must be done within a specified period (typically 24hrs).
5. Cheap Perfume Expert – quite simply finds you the cheapest place to buy aftershave and perfume. This website compares the perfume prices across lots of stores so you can make sure you are getting the best deal. It also has great voucher codes that you can use to get money off perfume at Boots, Scentsational and many other online stores.
6. Magazinesubscription.co.uk - allows you to compare magazine subscription prices from online retailers.
7. Quaffersoffers.co.uk - the site allows you to find the best wine deals on offer at supermarkets for wine deals, this site allows you to search the current offers at the supermarkets as well as specialist wine merchants.
8. Offeroftheday.co.uk - brings you constantly updated information on the latest and best offers from Britain's leading retailers including the likes of B&Q, Marks and Spencer, Argos as well as the supermarket chains. Be it garden, computers, baby stuff, toys to DIY it is all here. And you can even search by the level of price reduction. Genius.
9. Foundem.co.uk - Foundem is a price comparison website which is more of a specialist than the likes of Kelkoo. It's great for those looking for the best price on specific electrical goods.
10. Find-DVD.co.uk - not only with the site allow to read reviews and watch trailers but it will also allow you to compare prices of DVDs and Blue-ray from all major retailers.
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