Whether times are good or tough financially, everyone still loves an offer and the opportunity to save money or pick up a bargain.
Online there is now a vast range of offers to help you on your way, whether you want to gamble online, go to the gym or do your shopping, among many other activities.
Many of these offers will include bonuses in a bid to tempt you into signing up. But you should make sure you don’t just dive straight into the best offer as you should always read the terms and conditions so you know exactly how much you will be paying.
Here, we take a look at three different categories and the kinds of offers that are out there to be taken.
The reputation of playing bingo has changed markedly in recent years and it’s no longer the preserve of pensioners and an old-fashioned bingo caller at a bingo hall. The growth in playing bingo online has been rapid and the ease with which you can sign up for an account and then play has helped to raise its profile.
Whether you’re playing online bingo games at bgo.com, Gala Bingo or Sky Bingo, for example, you’ll find plenty of offers to get you started.
Many of the offers whether at bgo.com or the others will be broadly similar in that they will give you a certain percentage on top of your deposit so you can start playing.
Paying out for a gym membership which you’re never going to use is one of the biggest wastes of money you can have as you aren’t seeing any results for your outlay. It may be that the gym you’ve signed up for isn’t for you, so one way to try before you buy, and before you waste any more money, is to take advantage of a free pass offer.
At Fitness First, you can have a free three-day pass, while you can have a free seven-day pass with British Military Fitness.
Alternatively, you can also pay for a single visit to a gym to see if it will be worth your while investing in an annual membership. At Pure Gym, for example, you can pay £6 for a visit and at Easy Gym it is £7 a visit, while at the Gym Group, you can pay just £5 for a single visit.
The cost of your annual membership will also vary depending upon the gym and its location. At the Gym Group, you can pay from £10.99 a month, although a £20 joining fee may apply. At Fitness First, it costs £19 a month, but at LA Fitness, it’s £55 per month.
The ease with which you can do your weekly shop online can often lead to you making unwanted or unnecessary purchases. With so many offers available, there is great competition from supermarkets to try to get your business. One area they will try to draw you in is via their home delivery, which obviously comes at a cost.
The prices tend not to vary too much between suppliers, and it can depend on the time of day or week you want the delivery.
At Tesco, for example, you can pay £3 per month for six months for a midweek delivery, but it’s £6 per month for the same period for an anytime delivery. Asda is the same price for anytime delivery. Sainsbury’s, meanwhile, has different prices for delivery depending upon how much you’re going to spend.
To get you shopping with them in the first place, they will also offer deals for the first time you shop online. At Ocado, for example, you can get £20 off your first shop when you spend £80.
You also need to check out for when the supermarkets have offers on their delivery charges as they often offer 50% discounts.
And, as with all the above and any other areas where you’re looking to save money, using a price comparison website can give you a quick glimpse of the best deals.