Saving money this spring
by Housesimple on 3rd March 2017
Selling up and moving house isn't all costs and concerns, it's also an opportunity to source the best deals for goods and services. Get it right and your savings will last far beyond the spring, giving you the extra cash you need to turn your house into a home.
Save £400 on a new boiler
Central heating might not be at the top of your list in spring, but if you take advantage of the British Gas offer of £400 off a new boiler – plus a free five-year warranty – you could install a new, energy efficient model that will save money and worries when winter comes around.
18 months free broadband
Try out price comparison sites like uSwitch.com and Confused.com to help you compare phone and broadband deals in your area. The best offer we've found is 18 months free broadband from TalkTalk, available via ComparetheMarket.com.
Price comparison sites can help with gas and electricity costs too. However, the biggest savings this spring could come from 'collective switching', where you join a group of households to negotiate the best deal with an energy provider. Visit The Big Deal, Big Community Switch or Cheaper Energy Together to see what you could save.
If the last owners have taken all the light bulbs, head over to LED Hut to grab some bright, energy efficient LED bulbs, and save up to 15% with their latest voucher code. Your bills will be lighter in the long run too.
Half price homeware
Sometimes it’s those household bits and bobs that can cause costs to stack up. Source them all at the Robert Dyas 50% sale this spring and you could save a packet.
Cash for shopping
Purchasing items and services for your new home through cashback sites can also help you to keep your outgoings down. Quidco has a range of deals on homeware and furniture every day, and TopCashback even offers up to £40 cashback when you switch energy suppliers.
Credit card cashback
The best deal available right now is the American Express Platinum Cashback Credit Card, which offers 5% cashback on all spending for the first three months and 1.25% thereafter. That can mean a nice refund on large spends like bathrooms and kitchens, but it requires financial discipline to make it work. Miss a monthly repayment and you'll be hit with hefty 28.2% APR interest charge.
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