Five tricks to cut your costs and save up to £1,500 a year

WITH the cost of living going through the roof, many families are counting every penny spent.

We’ve all heard of price comparison websites for insurance and utility bills, but there are many others designed to compare the cost of everything from groceries to flights.

Here are some good ones to help slash your outgoings.

GROCERIES: Compare prices on trolley.co.uk to see which is cheapest across UK supermarkets. For example, it currently shows Persil washing liquid is reduced to £6.45 in Waitrose, but £7.50 in Asda. You can also get daily offers and price alerts, and can create shopping lists to compare the total price of your goods, with the site reckoning your annual savings will be in four figures.

SAVE: £1,000 a year

SHOPPING: To compare prices online don’t just use Google Shopping, but also Pricesearcher, Pricespy and Idealo, as they cover different retailers and will help you find all the bargains. The cheapest option for an iPhone 13 Pro was £1,049 on Google Shopping, but Pricespy found an £850 deal.

SAVE: £199

FUEL: Petrolprices.com lists the cheapest petrol stations near you. A search for nearby stations in Sevenoaks, Kent, revealed a Tesco one charging £149.9p per litre for unleaded, compared to 150.9p at a Harvest Energy station — a 60p saving when filling a 60-litre tank.

SAVE: £220 a year

FLIGHTS: Always use flight comparison sites rather than booking direct, as they include online agents’ deals. Best are Kayak, Momondo, Google Flights and Skyscanner. Skyscanner says it can save you £300 with its “month view” calendar.

SAVE: £300

CASHBACK: On cashbackangel.com you can compare the cashback and Air Miles rates of more than 8,000 UK merchants. For Currys it’s two per cent from Topcashback or one Avios point for every £1 spent, from the British Airways eStore.

  • Prices correct at time of going to press. Deals subject to availability.

Deal of the day

THE Soltan Family Essentials Pack is better than half price at £10 today.

Online only at Boots.com.

SAVE: £12

Cheap treat

BAG a breakfast bargain with Tesco’s Clubcard offer on Nutella chocolate spread, down to £2 from £2.90.

SAVE: 90p

Top tips

MORRISONS has launched a Feed The Family For £10 offer in its cafés nationwide.

It includes two adult mains, two kids’ mains and four drinks, saving parents up to £13 compared to the usual cost of the meals.

The deal is running throughout the February half term.

Top swap


GET ready for springtime play outdoors with this premium kids’ mud kitchen £109.99, from Very, or switch it for The Works’ £40 version.

SAVE: £69.99

Leah’s little helper

SHOPPERS will be able to bag Asda’s full range of cheaper ­groceries across all its 581 stores by March 1.

More than 200 products are in its Smart Price and Farm Stores range – but only three quarters are stocked at its stores.

The rollout follows pressure from food blogger Jack Monroe.

Shop & save

ICELAND has a 3 for £5 deal on Goodfella’s and Dr Oetker Ristorante pizzas, normally £2.50 each.

Offer ends today.

SAVE: £2.50

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