Trim down your bills for internet, TV and phones with our cash-saving tips

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PRICE hikes for our web, TV and phones should be broad-banned.

Virgin Media is just the latest company to announce increases in the cost of its services, which could add £54 a year to customers’ bills.

Trim down your bills for internet, TV and phones with our cash-saving tips

While Covid means we have never needed web access more, there are ways to trim those media bills.

HAGGLE IT OUT: If you have discovered your bill is going up, get on the phone, have a chat and see what your service provider can do for you. Loyal customers are very important.

CASH IN: If you are coming to the end of your contract anyway, check out the deals from other providers and sign up via topcashback.co.uk or quidco.com.

You can earn up to £125 in cashback. I’ve done this before and it covered at least two months’ services for me.

FREE FLIP: If a big monthly media bill is worrying you because you have added on TV channels, it is worth considering a Freesat box — if your television does not already have such a service built in.

For a one-off spend of as little as £49 at Currys, you can get one of the boxes which provides extra channels without a subscription service. It could save you around £485 a year alone.

EXTRA, EXTRA: Look for new internet deals that come with extra treats. Internet service provider Plusnet is currently offering broadband deals from £22.99 per month for 18 months, with a £70 Mastercard shopping reward card.

It can be spent online and in most high street stores that display the Mastercard symbol. That’ll help after Christmas.

  •  Prices on the page are correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

The Harris Spring traditional double mattress is now £13 at Dreams

THERE is up to 50 per cent off bed frames and mattresses at dreams.co.uk – the Harris Spring traditional double mattress is now £139, down from £279.

SAVE: 50 per cent

Cheap treat

Twinings Superblends Sleep Tea is only £1.35 at Sainsbury’s

DOZE off with Twinings Superblends Sleep Tea. A box of 20 bags is £1.35, reduced from £2.70 at Sainsbury’s.

Top swap

This ab wheel from Decathlon will set you back £5.99
Save £2.99 by opting for Poundland’s £3 version

INSTEAD of paying £5.99 for this ab wheel from decathlon.co.uk, buy this similar one from Poundland for £3. It does the job just as well.

SAVE: £2.99

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