Martin Lewis appeared on ITV’s Good Morning Britain today to discuss his top money saving deals of the week. On the programme, the Money Saving Expert discussed how Britons can benefit from a “ditch and switch” by switching broadband providers and getting half off their internet bills, as well as a “free” £175 bank switch bonus, £58 Euro tickets.
Save half on Broadband bills
Many Britons stay on the same broadband providers for years, despite being able to save hundreds on their broadband bills, according to Martin Lewis.
The Money Saving Expert revealed by midnight tonight many customers could save half on their broadband bills by switching to the cheapest deal in eight months.
He said: “Ending midnight tonight. Cheapest fibre broadband ’£15 per month’ from Post Office.
“There are 9million people out of contract who are likely massively overpaying on their broadband and line rental
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Marting Lewis: Get ‘Free’ £175 bank switch bonus and half off broadband costs – how?
Martin Lewis appeared on Good Morning Britain this morning to go through his top money saving deals of the week
“Some shell out a huge £45 per month, that’s £540 per year, for slow broadband, but you could boost speed to faster fibre deals while slashing costs,” the money saving expert revealed. How can you slash broadband costs?
According to Martin the secret to bagging a top broadband deal is to “pounce on hot, short-lived promos” and luckily according to Martin there are a couple of deals.
“There’s a couple [deals] available right now – but you’ll have to go quick as they end midnight tonight (Thursday).”
But as all broadband deals are postcode-dependent, to check whether you can get the use Martin’s ‘Broadband Unbundled’ tool.
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To get a great money-saving deal, Martin encouraged Britons to head to a comparison website.
“Go via comparison site Broadband Genie by 11:59pm tonight, and you can get 11Mb fibre broadband and line with the Post Office for equivalent £11.74 per month on a 12 month contract.
“You pay £15.90 per month (£190.80 over the 1yr contract), but you can claim a £50 Amazon voucher. So if you’d have spent that anyway, it’s equivalent to £11.74 per month.”
Alternatively, if a household is need of faster broadband speed there are alternative deals.
Martin revealed: “If you want faster speeds it has a similar deal with 38Mb fast fibre for equivalent £15.50 per month – it’s £21 per month but here you can claim a £65 Amazon voucher.
“If you want even fast speeds, then Plusnet (via a range of comparison sites) is giving 66Mb faster fibre for equivalent £21 per month. You pay £24.99 per month (£450 over the 18 month contract), plus you can claim a £75 cheque. Do that and it’s equivalent to £21 per month. This ends next Thursday 16 January,” he added.
Martin Lewis deals: Money Saving Expert revaeled Britons can get £175 ‘Free’ cash, half off broadband deals and £58 Eurostar tickets
Get “free” bank switch bonus – how?
According to Martin, bank bonuses are back and HSBC and First Direct are offering customers Triple-digit cash reward for switching accounts.
Martin said: “To kick start the New Year, two banks have relaunched their bonuses for switching accounts.
“New switchers to HSBC Advance account get £175. You need to switch a minimum of two direct debits and pay in at least £1,750 per month, for most that just means paying in a salary of around £25,900 per year.
“You also get access to a 2.75 percent linked regular saving account you can put up to £250 a month in. Alternatively First Direct – which topped my last customer service poll – is now giving £100 free bonus for switching – it was giving £50 last year.”
Martin Lewis also revealed that Britons can also save up to £300 a month with First Directs 2.75 percent linked regular savings account.
He said: “You can also save up to £300 a month with its 2.75 percent linked regular savings account, and most customers get a 0 percent £250 overdraft too.
“You need to pay in £1,000 in the first three months.”
£58 Eurostar tickets
According to Martin Lewis, customers can purchase a return Eurostar ticket to Paris, Lille, Calais or Brussels for only £58.
Martin said: “Go online at Eurostar from now till 20 January, and you could grab £58 return train tickets to Paris, Lille, Calais or Brussels from London St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International or Ashford International, for travel between Tuesday 21 January to 1 April.
“Normally return prices range from £58 to £319, so you could get a good deal here.”
However, the sale seats are randomly spread across all included dates on peak and off-peak trains, so it could be a bit of trial and error to find the cheap seat.