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Top tip: Save money when you spend money

March 8th, 2012 No comments

We all like to get the most from our money. With these top tips you can genuinely get great deals online for less. I’ve personally received over £250 back in to my bank account in less than twelve months!

These sites are so popular they have millions of members in UK and, as a result, they get attract lucrative money saving offers to consumers from the big brands out there.

If you haven’t heard of them it can be quite hard to believe. Not surprisingly, they’ve been featured on many newspaper articles and consumer  radio and TV such as the BBC’s One Show and ITV’s DayBreak.
TopCashBack- UK's most generous cashback website
All you need to do is sign up with one or more of them for free and then start collecting the pounds.

WARNING: some require the first £5 you save in an annual subscription fee (Quidco.com), but others such as TopCashBack.co.uk are COMPLETELY FREE!

My personal recommendation is to join both. Surf the web as normal whilst you are selecting what you want to buy and then compare the best deals when your ready to actually purchase.

The secret to smart shopping

BOTTOM LINE: These sites really do save you money when you buy online, simply by giving you money back when you buy the stuff you would buy anyway from top UK Online retailers AND at their normal prices!

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Control, see or view another computer (family IT support!)

December 17th, 2010 No comments

We’ve all been there, Mum or Dad, brother or sister, mates or work colleagues struggling with their computer at home and they are on the phone asking for help. If only you could see what they are doing or could show them what to do whilst talking them through it – without getting in the car! Well there is a really simple FREE way for you to do just that from remote desktop support company, LogMeIn, called Join.Me.Join.Me logo

So what’s Join.Me, well it’s a slick browser-based solution to instantly provide invitations to collaborate, meet, train, demo or show-off stuff to someone else. The free version allows you to easily

  • screen share
  • chat
  • file transfer
  • remote control

Even better, you can swap who’s sharing which screen – just what’s required to provide remote IT support to your struggling family member, colleague or friends.

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Avoid 0870 and 0845 numbers using your free phone call allowance

December 6th, 2010 1 comment

Many low cost telephone and broadband packages in the UK have a free telephone call allowance as part of their monthly line rental costs. More often than not though, the free call allowance is limited to only local, 01 and 02 numbers. In the trade these are known as geographic numbers.

Unfortunately many large companies opt to advertise their telephone customer services only via 0870, 0871, 0845 and 0844 prefixed numbers – so called non-geographic numbers. Call to these 08** numbers can cost up to 11p/minute. Why you might ask? Well, guess what, those same companies make anything up to 1.5p/minute, even though these are supposedly not premium rate telephone lines. No wonder they like to keep you on hold for a few minutes “due to excessive call volume“!

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QR Code Innovative Christmas Greeting

December 2nd, 2010 No comments

When it comes to unusual and puzzling Christmas messages, why not send your friends and family season’s greetings in a high tech form this year.

You may have seen QR Codes on tickets at airlines, on packaging and parcels, but did you know they are dead easy to create yourself. And, industry experts reckon most modern camera phones are now compatible with the FREE downloadable software required to read the codes. So, there’s no excuse not to give it a try. In the tests I’ve done, there are certainly readers for all the common smartphone formats available such as the Apple iPhone, BlackBerry, Sony-Ericsson and Samsung mobiles in our household (and some of those are quite ancient models!).

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Sony Ericsson W910i – Internet connectivity problem on 3 network

August 26th, 2010 No comments

My now ageing Sony Ericsson W910i is not necessarily the most modern of mobile phones but does for me. One of the most useful features is it’s ability to occasionally connect to my web mail account and other sites such as BBC Sport and News. W910i Red Sony Ericson Mobile Phone

All was working fine until whenever I tried to access Planet 3 or the Internet and it wouldn’t do so and prompted me with the following error message ‘Data account does not exist. Check your settings’. The phone itself was fine for calls and text messages.

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