As you’re all aware, since coming back from our holiday to Florida, I’ve been blessed enough to have someone pay it forward for us by booking our flights back in September. It’s technically now less than 5 months until we go which means I have no breathing space between saving for one holiday and another. However, between then and now, I have my best friend’s birthday, father’s day, my mother’s birthday, my sister’s birthday and my nephew’s birthday on the day that we leave. So although I’ll be wanting to put away as much as possible, there are still some necessary splurges to consider.
Thankfully, I’ve been made aware of Beat My Price, a new online tool that combines the service of finding offers and deals with that of a personal shopper. I am no stranger to using discount and coupon websites to ensure I get the best deal when shopping online. These came in very handy for last Christmas when I was on a strict budget. However, Beat My Price is definitely a much more bespoke service.
Each day you’ll have five queries. By queries I mean items you can search for. On the page you simply paste in the link of what you have found online, such as a meal offer, toys, ornaments, dvds.. really the list is endless (within reason) and then you click “Beat My Price”. Within 24 hours you’ll receive an email update on each search and hopefully it will be fruitful.
Of course I had to try it as I’d rather do all my gift shopping now before I really have to start thinking about travel insurance, transport to the airport, hotels again so today I’m going to share my searches and the results from using Beat My Price with you all today;
Wimbledon Tour Day With Lunch £99 on John Lewis // £90.80 My Price Quote
Game of Thrones Season 4 DVD £25 on Amazon // £22.95 My Price Quote
Thomas Take n Play Pirate Cove £24.99 on Argos // Same Price
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle perfume 35ml £48.50 on John Lewis // £45.60 My Price Quote
As you can see, the service isn’t always able to beat the price, especially if something is already on offer such as the Thomas Take n Play Pirate Cove set which is already reduced £10. But it can find you further discounts that help you ensure you get the best price possible. I have to admit, the extra voucher codes are my favourite bit, I spend hours combing the net before purchasing something, so knowing there is a service now that is able to find them for you in less than 24 hours is definitely going to save me time and money.
Now if they could just extend this service so it applies to all the things you need to ensure you get the best deals possible when searching for stuff you need for a holiday, and I’ll be forever in their debt! You know me, always looking to save where I spend most.