2021-04-16 08:04Press release

Experts reveal where you can make the biggest savings this April

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As we enjoy more freedoms after a long winter of lockdowns, new research suggests that more than a third of Brits vow to manage their money more wisely as a result of the pandemic.

According to the ‘Understanding the 2021 Consumer’ report, the pandemic has helped people realise the importance of budgeting, saving, and understanding money. For many, it has been a major catalyst for financial change, with over a third (35%) focused on their budgeting.

If, like many, you are trying to cut back on spending and be more mindful of purchases, then PriceRunner is here to help.

Giving savers the inside track on the best buys and helping thousands of Brits save money every day, the expert team have put together their official April money saving guide. After an analysis on the 50,000 of the most popular products in the UK, we can reveal that April is the cheapest months to buy:

  • Shoes
  • Pressure washers
  • TVs
  • Tablets

Whilst it’s the most expensive to purchase:

  • Xbox One games
  • Nintendo Switch games
  • Board games
  • Hard drives
  • Lighting

PriceRunner’s Consumer Expert, Christine Gouldthorp said:

“The start of a new season is the natural time of spring cleaning, decluttering, and reassessing what in the house is looking tired and needs replacing. Our insights have shown that it is always best to price compare before you buy, as it will save you money in the long run. If it isn’t an urgent purchase, setting up price alerts and checking the price history of products will mean you’ll know for sure if a discount is really as good as it seems - making it all the more satisfying knowing you’ve got yourself a real bargain!”

Christine Gouldthorp, Consumer Expert

A shoe in

April is the cheapest month to buy shoes and it seems many Brits are set on online shopping when investing in a new pair. A new YouGov survey commissioned by PriceRunner found that 29% of Brits buy shoes online because it's easier to save money, whilst 88% say an affordable price is the most important factor when buying shoes online. However, nearly a quarter of Brits (23%) never or rarely compare prices on shoes before they buy online – meaning significant savings that could be made are being missed.

Christine said – “Whether it’s a pair of sliders for planned staycations, summer sandals made to last, or a new pair of trainers ready for a fresh start once gyms reopen, you’ll be happy you did your research with the savings you’ll make.”

Shoe brands with biggest savings in April:

  • Birkenstock, up to 30% off
  • Nike, up to 29% off, including Air Force 1 trainers
  • Adidas, up to 29% off, including Gazelle, Falcon, Adilette Cloudfoam Slides
  • UGG, up to 29% off, including classic short chestnut boots
  • Dr Martens, up to 27% off

Pressures on

“Made Insta-famous by the likes of cleaning influencer Mrs Hinch and her pal Stacey Solomon, there’s nothing more satisfying than pressure washing a patio or wooden decking. As we all look to make the most of seasonal good weather in the garden, April has been revealed as the time to invest in your first model or upgrade your current one. With savings of up to 30% on top brands including Kärcher and Bosch, you’ll have money to spare for plants and accessories to ensure your garden looks picture perfect.”

Pressure washers with biggest savings in Apri:

  • Kärcher, up to 30% off
  • Nilfisk, up to 30%
  • Bosch, up to 26%
  • Stiga, up to 25% off

Home cinema

“There’s no denying that streaming services and box sets have been a much-needed source of reliable entertainment during lockdown periods. Whether your TV has been part of the furniture for longer than you care to remember or your teen is desperate for one of their own in their room, if you buy in April you can save nearly 30% of popular leading brands, from Panasonic to Sony and Samsung.”

TVs with biggest savings in April:

  • Panasonic, up to 29% off
  • LG, up to 29% off
  • Hisense, up to 28% off
  • Sony, up to 28% off
  • Samsung, up to 27% off
  • Philips, up to 23% off

Portable entertainment

“Giving you access on the go to games, films, emails and more. As we’re able to venture out a little more, Tablets are a brilliant way to keep children occupied on car journeys. With a bigger screen than smartphones for better viewing, but less bulky than a laptop. If you’re looking to invest in a new device then April looks to be the month to do so, with nearly a third off top brands.”

Tablets with biggest savings in April:

  • Apple iPad, up to 29% off
  • Huawei Mediapad, up to 26% off
  • Lenovo Tab, up to 20% off

Browse and compare thousands of stylish and practical items for your garden and more. With the ability to set up price alerts and check price history, becoming a savvy shopper has never been so simple. Find out more at Pricerunner.com.

About PriceRunner

PriceRunner was founded in 1999 and is the UK’s largest comparison service with 2 million products from 5,200 retailers in 21 different countries, who all deliver to the UK. The company has 150 employees in Stockholm, Sweden and Nykøbing Falster, Denmark. Our services are used more than 2 million times every month by consumers who can compare products, prices, specifications, read professional product tests and consumer reviews of products and retailers. PriceRunner is a completely independent company. We are not owned by any manufacturers and are not dependent on them, retailers or other organisations with an interest in providing biased information. Our goal is to help consumers find the right products to the best prices. Every month, we help millions of consumers find better and cheaper products while saving money by using PriceRunner's services.