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If you know Advance Auto Parts then you know they love to publish coupon codes that provide pretty big savings at lower prices at shop.advanceautoparts.com, but something seems to be happening as they are not publishing as many coupons lately, and we noticed their sales are also getting less frequent. This is probably due to the huge amount of discount code and coupon websites springing up lately that are taking advantage of this and getting commission.
We think that Advance Auto have become wise to this sudden influx in coupon codes and are not bring them out constantly any more. You must agree it wasn’t hard to find a lower price on the automobile parts in the USA, but there was some pretty big low prices after the coupon was applied.
If Advance Auto Parts are doing this, and lowering the amount of car part discount codes and vouchers they publish, you’ve got to admit that this is a good move and they are heading in the right direction to growing their company. Sadly they have fallen into the trap of always having discounts and coupons available, which could mean that stopping these all of a sudden could really harm their sales and take a long time to recover. Time will tell on this one.
There is a new discount code website on the block, and it’s looking to take things to a new level for people looking for vouchers! The site is called Discount Code Hunter and they do things a little differently than other voucher code sites, they send their visitors to the best codes that the voucher sites have.
UPDATE 07-02-2016: We’ve just been informed of another site doing this now and crawls and finds discount codes in a similar way to the main site in the article. It also show what’s trending for the retailer. Discount Coder is new but shows vouchers in a totally new way and promises to update their discount codes on a per hour basis. It scans for exclusives, checks expiring promo codes and makes voucher code sites a little more interesting.
It’s a bit of a strange business model (well, if they even have one) but it’s probably going to shake up the voucher code industry in a big way. They seem to look like any other discount code site on the market, and it would certainly appear that way until you dig a little deeper, but they have a few very big differences. They daily check all the best and most respectable discount code sites in the UK, put them all into one list, and then tell their visitors where they can find the best codes. They don’t make any money too, which is rather strange, as every other discount code website takes a commission for every deal you visit or every voucher you click.
Here’s how it works. Discount Code Hunter have a list of retailers, much like all the other voucher code sites on the web, but instead of hosting their own codes they keep an eye on the top voucher code sites (vouchercodes.co.uk, myvouchercodes.co.uk, vouchercloud.com and voucherbox.co.uk) and direct their visitors to these sites. So instead of 1 or 2 codes, they list as having 6 to 10+ but link to the voucher code sites instead of the retailer. This also means they are giving up commission and passing it along to the voucher code site that has the code in their system.
It’s a bit of a ingenious yet silly system because they are providing a great resource yet not taking any commission and passing the visitor to the other voucher code sites. It’s kind of like they are feeding their competition. We don’t know how long this website will last, but you must agree it’s a make or break kind of business plan.
Only time will tell!
Voucher code sites come and go, many don’t last the winter, but here are a quick selection of voucher sites that are simple and quick to use. We’ve all done it, you get an email from a voucher code website and you’re very tempted to buy that certain thing you’re after. You fill your shopping basket, get to the checkout page and try the discount code. It doesn’t work! Happy faces are now absent from this story.
But, what if we could give you a quick list of discount code sites that check their codes work each day and also update with more money saving offers? Would that restore faith in the smile department? I’m going to bet it would. Let’s get started with the list.
The first site on the list isn’t the best promotional code site out there for saving money, but it does the best it can with the resources it’s got. It’s a small site called Deals & Discount Codes DB which adds new codes on a daily basis and expires the codes that doesn’t work so you don’t get more of the sad face situation mentioned above. Yes it doesn’t look very appealing and work well on a mobile phone, but it’s quick and easy without all the filler content you get most of the time.
Next we have a very well known site which is probably the best on this list, and you’ve probably heard of it already. It’s a big site called Voucher Codes which is the market leader in vouchers, codes, deals and cashback offers that save you money time and time again. You can sign up to the email newsletter for all the latest codes and they even let you know about good deals on products now. They are awesome (oh yes!) at getting you exclusive voucher codes on your favourite stores so they are well worth checking out first when looking for a bargain.
If looking for a great selection of ladies fashion is more your thing, and you just love to shop for the perfect party dress, then head over to this Missguided voucher code page for the latest savings. It’s called the Missguided discount code section and they also update their codes often so you can save money and get the lowest prices on all the latest womens fashion, dresses, tops, skirts and all that.
Coming after this is another small site for you American people out there who just love coupons and all that glory. It’s called Coupon Code Alerts and, like the name would leave you to believe, allow you to sign-up to instant alerts on all your favourite sites and get coupon codes as soon as they are published. Really easy to use but sadly not that many retailers yet so a little limited in good content. If you buy from America then give this USA coupon code site a quick check to see how much money you can save.
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We’ve all been there, trying to convert different units into the nth different unit. Be it converting centimetres to inches, Euros into Pounds, kilometres to miles, whatever! It’s much easier to get a simple bunch of converter websites to do the hard work for you, or better still some converter applications.
Biggest problem you’ll find with currency converters is that the exchange rate may be a little out of date, which is a big deal if you’re looking to find the price of something in another country so you know you’re not spending too much in British Pounds. There are a number of websites that can help with this but here we’ll just name some of the better ones. First in the list of currency converters is one that is really quick and gets the latest exchange rate in Euros and Pounds. It’s called the Euro To Pound Converter and it lets you, yes you guessed it, quickly convert a euro to a pound using the current exchange rate. They update it every morning with the latest euro rate and the site is the quickest site we’ve seen. Doesn’t work that well on a mobile but they are working on that.
Next we need to tackle currency conversion for the United States Dollar. For this there is a site, again you’ve guessed it, called the US Dollar To Pound currency converter. Like with the other currency converters this one does an instant conversion while you type so makes it even faster for you. They get the latest USD to GBP rate every morning and use it throughout the day. The exchange rate is only updated once each morning but this is fine for basic holiday money and simple business exchange rate info. A very quick calculator that are developing an app soon I’m been told.
Ok lets get cracking with some of the distance and metric system converters that you can use. First in our list is converting inches to centimetres. Now this is always a little bit tricky because we don’t know if you to be that precise. A quick site is this inches to cm conversion site that lets you quickly and easily convert from your desktop, tablet and mobile phone. We don’t really need to go in to much more detail with these!
The next metric conversion website is one we could also use for our weight! It’s called the Kilos to Pounds weight converter and is really easy and fast to use so make sure you bookmark it on your phone or next to your weighing scales at home. It’s not as visually stunning as the rest but it quickly converts weight into Kilograms or Pounds so it does the job.
Do you have any you’d like us to add to our list? Please write a comment and we’ll take a look!
Currys always have deals on, I think they are a little obsessed to be honest with pushing voucher codes and sales to their customers, they do it every week! So why do some people not use these deals to save money on their shopping? Let’s cover the types of deals and codes that Currys publish each week and when is the best time to shop and save money at Currys.co.uk.
Most common discount codes you’ll find and when to find them
Currys always have a nice selection of discount codes on offer to save you money, sadly these aren’t always desirable for students. The most useful student offers are the ones that come in the forms of cashback or savings on Apple and PCs, and the software ones save you a little extra. With Currys you can often find good student deals of Macbooks, iPads etc and also the Office for Mac software that you’ll probably need. As for desktop PCs you will also get great deals on laptops that have Microsoft Office installed at a special student discount rate.
If you do shop in the store then be sure to visit the counter or information desk at Currys and ask about the student discounts they provide on tablets, computers and software. They also do a few deals on books and backup devices to keep your work safe.
Deals on Televisions, Fridges etc
Currys are a good place to pickup small fridges for your dorm room, kitchen that are cheap to run and have good energy ratings. They look like mini drink fridges but are perfect for keeping small amounts of food and the milk for your morning brew. You can easily pick these up (or ask your loving parents) for less than £100 so it’s pretty cheap as they’ll last you many years.
As for televisions then they have some really cheap 24+ inch TVs that are a good size for a small dorm room and you can also plug your laptop into them if you need to use them as a computer monitor. Really makes it easier on the eyes when you’re writing a huge essay that needs to be finished before tomorrow.
Cheap microwave for dorm room cooking
If you fancy doing a bit of student dorm room cooking then we recommend picking up a cheap microwave from Argos, Currys or some place where you get electrical goods quite cheap. You can get some bargains if you shop around, and the cheapest microwaves we seen start at around £35 and do the job just fine. Expect a low watt and small litre capacity but it’s perfect for the pot-noodle! There are a few places to get a low cost microwaves but we’ve found a cheapest microwave list to save you time and money. Here they list the microwaves by price and update the prices every day. Handy if you just want something that’s a bargain and works.
Thanks for this quick guide to saving money with Currys, you can also visit this Currys discount code site for the latest deals that are updated daily.
Everyone wants to make big savings in the run up to Christmas, what with all the presents to buy and party’s to attend, it can be an expensive time of year. So when it comes to deciding on a new dress or shoes or present for your uncle that you’ve not seen since last Christmas, it doesn’t need to be one or the other. If you shop wisely you can get both. Online shopping is now so popular that the best deals for Christmas can be found from the comfort of your own home. So no need to fight the crowds on the high street any more. But you have to know where to get these deals.
First off, you need to decided which store you’re going to get the gifts or gift from and look at delivery costs and any multi buy deals that they are running. Boots do some great deals and multi buy offers. You can take a look at a site called Voucher Share. They so all the latest Boots discount codes clearly and it’s so simple to use.
Shopping for shoes online is very tricky We all like to try on shoes, so the 1st thing I’d look for are Free Returns offers and deals. Clarks are a massive shoe retailer and you can order online, but exchange or even get a full refund in the store. Considering they have stores across the UK this is a good deal to look out for. Some a look at some great offers from Clarks, this Clarks Christmas voucher code site has some really good ones.
So if you’ve got the cosmetics covered and the new shoes are a perfect fit, then it’s just the big presents left to buy. One of the most popular Christmas gifts, and has been this way for some time, is a bike. Now this really does take some shopping around. The price of these items can vary massively from store to store. I find that the best savings and multi buy deals can come from this bestcyclediscountcodes.co.uk site. A lot of extras can be thrown in when getting a bike from these guys. Best Cycle Discount Codes have all the top cycle retailers on this really simple and easy to use website. There page on Evans Cycles will show you all the current running offers and is very easy to navigate.
So, don’t get all worked up about the cost of Christmas, and just remember to shop wisely and your money should go a lot further. So just enjoy the party.
We all know students LOVE saving money online, and they are no stranger to using discount codes to save as much money as possible with their online shopping, but many struggle to use them effectively each and every time. This is where some of the most recent discount code sites come in and help. They make it easier than opening a can of beans! If you’re new to vouchers then checkout this Wikipedia voucher page and also the Wikipedia coupon page.
If you’re just looking to save money and get discount codes for certain smaller retailers then dealfeed.co.uk should be at the top of your list. They offer a great site with price tracking, follow and lots of other retailer things.
Many discount code sites these days have lots of different features to remind you that there is often a code available to be used from the retailers you’re interested in. A popular choice is this discount codes from dealshare as they give you instant alerts for all the retailers you want to subscribe to. Sadly they don’t tell you the last day they are expiring but I think they’re working on it.
If you’re looking for great deals on fashion or some cheap clothing then you can check out this fashion discount codes site which have many great stores under their wings and post updates every day. Really easy to use, free and worth a quick browse before you start your online shopping for a good deal.
If you like to save money on sportswear and sports equipment then we have to include this site for quick sports direct voucher codes as they are a simple mobile friendly website with new voucher codes and deals updated every day. They aren’t as popular as some of the big boy voucher sites but they do try really hard to find some of the best Sports Direct codes and deals that are out there.
Have some more you’d like to share, please contact us and we’ll add them to the list. Discount codes have been around for a long time, so check on these sites each time you buy online. Could save you a nice 5% to 20%.
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