Food hacks, cheap broadband, passport alert

With inflation hitting its highest level since 1982, the harder the squeeze on our finances. But as always, we’re here to offer the best money-saving tips and tricks to help your budget go further. Let’s get straight to it…

How to save on your food shop with prices set to rise by £380, including how to find supermarket coupons
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The average food shop is expected to rise by £380 this year due to the impact of inflation, according to new figures from research firm Kantar. To help you avoid (or at least minimise) the pinch, check out The Money Edit’s top tips for cutting down your food bill.
Check out The Money Edit’s food shop hacks

Could you be paying less for your broadband? Use our new tool to find out
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If you’re out of contract with your current broadband provider, now is the perfect time to see if you can get a better deal. To help, Look After My Bills has launched a new broadband comparison service. Simply answer a couple of quick questions about your needs and our new tool will show you the best deals.

We’ve included some great deals we’ve spotted below. All links go to our new comparison tool.

Plusnet | 10Mb | £18.99/month, plus get a £70 reward card
Shell Energy Broadband | 38Mb | £19.99/month
Plusnet | 36Mb | £22.99 per month, plus £70 reward card

Use the filters in the tool to find the deals above.

Check out Look After My Bill’s broadband comparison tool

Should I fix now to beat the October energy price hikes that are predicted to rise even more?
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In case you missed it, we’re sharing this popular story with you again given how pertinent it is. With the price cap due to rise significantly in the autumn (with the forecasted hike up again, sadly), could fixing now and paying more for your energy between now and October, mean you pay less overall? For some people, this might be the case.
The Money Edit analyses the data.

 Full Story: The Money Edit (01 Apr.) 

How long does it take to get a passport given the delays? (And why some people should act urgently before the summer holidays)
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With the Passport Office facing an unprecedented influx of applications post-lockdown, it could take longer than you think to get or renew your passport. Good To explains how long it takes, how to fast-track your application and why you should have your valid passport in place before you book your holiday.
Check out Good To’s guide to getting a passport


Nationwide launches new account with 5% interest and a £100 switching bonus - but how does it compare to the best accounts around?
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Looking to make the most of your money? Now could be the time to consider switching bank accounts. The Money Edit explains how this deal from Nationwide, which includes 5% interest on balances up to £1,500 for the first 12 months, compares to the best accounts available right now.
See The Money Edit’s round up of the best bank accounts

Get Amazon Music Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited and Audible for nothing with these early Prime Day deals
Ahead of Amazon Prime Day, the mega retailer is releasing some early deals for its Prime members. Right now you can get a four month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited, and three-month subscriptions to both Kindle Unlimited and Audible for free.
Check out T3’s round up for all the details

How to make bank notes spendable again and why time is ticking on your old £20 and £50 notes
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With only a limited time left before paper £20 and £50 notes stop being legal tender, The Money Edit explains what you can do with old bank notes and coins to make them spendable again.
See The Money Edit’s bank note explainer


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