Energy price cap date, Prime price hike & £100 coffee saving


Price cap announcements and rail strikes are some of the key dates you need to know this summer, but it’s not all doom and gloom. In today’s newsletter you can also get the latest supermarket discounts to help with the cost of living, tackle the Amazon Prime price hike, find out how to save more than £100 a year on your takeaway coffee and bag a better mobile phone deal.

How to beat the Amazon Prime price increase
(Getty images)
The internet retailer says it is the first time it has hiked prices in the UK since 2014, due to higher operating costs and inflation. We explain what the Amazon Prime price increases are and how you can beat them.
See The Money Edit’s four ways to beat the Amazon Prime price hike

Typical energy bills are predicted to go up by 65% this autumn - when will Ofgem announce the new price cap?
(Getty images)
The Money Edit got in touch with the energy regulator Ofgem to confirm when the next energy price cap will be announced and rounded up loads of useful money saving tips and advice on what you can do about surging energy prices.
The Money Edit confirms price cap announcement date

Apple text scam warning for iOS and Android users
(Getty images)
Users of both iPhone and Android devices have reported receiving this text message scam in recent days. We’ve got everything you need to know about this fraudulent message, including screenshots so you know exactly what to look out for. We don’t want you, your friends and your family to fall victim.
See The Money Edit’s Apple wallet text scam warning

Could you be paying less for your mobile? Use our new tool to find out
Could you be paying less for your mobile? Use our new tool to find out
(Getty images)

If you’re coming towards the end of your mobile contract, now is the perfect time to see if you can get a better deal. To help, Look After My Bills has launched a new mobile 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 found using the tool below.

Apple iPhone 11 64GB (refurbished)| 10 GB | £22/month, no upfront cost
Samsung Galaxy A12 64GB Blue | 30GB| £23/month, no upfront cost and £288 cashback
Smarty (SIM-only)| 12GB| £7 per month, rolling monthly contract

All of the above links go to the comparison tool, you can search for the right deal for you there.

Check out Look After My Bills’ mobile comparison tool


Money-saving tip: how to save more than £100 a year on your coffee habit
(Getty images)
Picking up a take away coffee may help kick start your morning commute but at £2 – £3 a time it can rapidly dent your bank balance. But The Money Edit can reveal clever ways to pay nothing for a coffee every week which could save you more than £100 a year.
See The Money Edit reveals how to get free coffee and save more than £100

When is the next rail strike and what are your refund rights if your travel plans are disrupted?
(Getty images)
With more strikes looming, The Money Edit has found all of the planned strike dates and explains your right to get your money back if you can’t travel. Many of this summer’s not to be missed events take place over the next few weeks, but rail strikes could derail your plans. Make sure they don’t leave you out of pocket too.
See The Money Edit’s guide to rail strikes and refunds

Our expert tips to get your money working harder for you with investments or reclaiming money rightfully yours
(Getty images)

Step into our money clinic. The latest figures show inflation is now at 9.4% and could even hit 11% by the end of this year. Get your finances fighting fit with our straightforward tips to combat the rising cost of living.

Three ways your money can beat inflation – The Money Edit’s Kalpana Fitzpatrick shares her three top tips to get your money beating inflation.

17 ways to boost your income – Money making advice from our friends at Good To, including selling old clothes and even getting paid to watch TV.

Get Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Amazon and Hollywood Bowl discounts
(SOPA Images / Getty images)
From ‘Kids eat for £1’ and ‘feed a family for a fiver’ to 25% off ten-pin bowling, we give you the rundown on all of the discounts you can use right now to save money and help with the rising cost of living as part of the government’s Help for Households scheme.
The Money Edit explains how help for households works and the discounts you can claim today

Deal of the day from T3: Save £60 on one of the best portable charcoal BBQs, was £129.99, now £69.99
Upgrade your grilling game. Make the most of your garden with an ‘outdoor dining’ space decked out with an upgraded BBQ. Our friends at T3 say this charcoal-powered BBQ is one of the best portable barbecues on the market, with a wide cooking area that can cook multiple quantities and food types at a time.
Save £60 on the George Foreman Portable Charcoal BBQ on T3.

In case you missed it: NS&I savings rates soar - but do they make the best buys?
(Getty images)
Long seen as the safest place to put your money, HM Treasury backed NS&I has increased its interest rates. We’ve rounded up a full list of the new interest rates your money can earn in its savings accounts, bonds and ISAs, and compared them to the rest of the market, to help you figure out if it’s the right option for you.
See the Money Edit’s update on NS&I interest rates


Was this answer helpful?