A MONEY blogger has explained how shopping at Greggs, Boots and Primark can help knock money off your phone bill.
The savvy saver, who runs the money saving blog Pennies To Pounds, took to Instagram to explain three ways to save on your bill.
She said using cashback websites, comparison websites and special apps will help you save on your bill.
Firstly, she recommended using the app Airtime Rewards to get money off your phone bill every time you shop at certain high street stores and chains.
It is an app that monitors your spending and allows you to redeem the rewards as money off your phone bill.
It is free to download but you’ll need link up the Visa or Mastercard bank card that you use for most of your spending.
The app has joined up with 80 retailers including Primark, Greggs, Boots and Wilko, and will reward every purchase you make by taking money off your phone bill.
Only mobile users who are with Three, Vodafone, O2, EE or giffgaff are eligable for the rewards.
Secondly, she recommended using cashback websites including Quidco or TopCashback when taking out a new phone contract.
Cashback websites like TopCashback promise to earn you money on your shopping by agreeing offers with retailers which they pass onto customers.
When The Sun checked out these sites, we saw that TopCashback was offering up to £30 cashback if you took out a contract with giffgaff, or £60 if you took one out with BT.
While Quidco was offering up to £210 cashback if you order a phone through Tesco Mobile.
All you need to do is set up an account online at these sites, click on the deals and then set up your contract.
The blogger said she got £80 back in free cash just by using Quidco for her contract.
Finally, she said using comparison websites was a great way of finding what the best deals are so you can pay less on your phone.
The cheapest way to have a mobile is usually by owning your handset outright.
That means you only don’t have to pay a fee for your handset and you can therefore just search for SIM-only deals – which can lower your bill.
You can use a comparison website to find out if you can find a better deal than your current one and switch.
Or, you could try haggle with your existing provider to knock your bill down to match cheaper deals on the market.
She said: “Because of this amazing website, I have not paid full price for a contract in five years.”
Other ways to save on your bill
There are other ways you can save on your phone bill too.
Using a lot of data on your phone is one way that can drive your bill up.
Make sure to log onto WiFi in stores and shopping centres when you’re out and about.
You can also head to your settings and turn off “automatic app updates”.
Make sure your photos are only being “backed up over wifi” too, plus checking the individual app settings for any “auto-refreshing” could also help.
You can also save money by checking out the benefits and rewards providers offer to customers.
For example, you can get free food and drink at select retailers on certain days of the week if you’re an O2 Priority customer.
While you can get extra Tesco Clubcard points if you have taken a contract out with the supermarket for your phone.
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