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Win 2 flights and £2,440 with Wallapop

Are you wondering how you’re going to save up for this Summer?

You don’t need to keep on helping your dad doing annoying and muddy garden chores for a couple of miserable pounds. You don’t even have to think about doing extra hours in the office or working on weekends. Here’s the deal: you can take out your mobile phone and join the #Wallasummer competition.

Easy, right? This Summer holidays are on Wallapop.The competition is really simple; encourage one friend to join the app and, if you’re lucky, you can win two flights to your chosen destination. However, if you feel like you can do better (and we believe in you), bring ten friends to Wallapop and you will enter the competition to win two flights plus £2,440 … WOW!!!!!”

Wallapop is a fleamarket community on your mobile phone. Everything for sale on Wallapop is placed in order of how fast you can get to it. You are able to get in touch directly with the sellers and even meet them to see the item before you buy it. As we said, everything for sale on Wallapop is sorted by how close it is to your location. If you’ve been wondering what kind of vintage treasures you could discover in your local area, here’s your chance to find out.

But, in the end, do you know what’s the best bit? That you have already won. Even if the prize is yours or not, you can always start making some extra money on Wallapop selling whatever you don’t use anymore and get some nice holidays!

Go for it, you’ve earned it.

WallaSummer Competition

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ABOUT WALLAPOP
Wallapop is free to use for both sellers and buyers and available worldwide through
the App Store and Google Play in the Lifestyle category. Currently Wallapop is
available in four countries – United Kingdom, Spain, France and Portugal with hope
to add more countries in future, based on user demands.Wallapop was launched
five months ago and already has more than one million users.

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Travel North to save money when buying a used car

June 18th, Shropshire – JT Hughes, a chain of car dealerships in Shropshire and Powys, has recently conducted a study which looked at the price difference between used cars on sale in the north of the UK compared to used cars on sale in the South.

Here is a brief overview of their findings:

Used cars are, on average, £443 (8.49%) cheaper in Sheffield than they are in London and its surrounding areas.

  •           Moving further north, used cars in Newcastle are, on average, £239 (4.62%) cheaper than in London.
  •          The “sweet spot” for used car buying in the North is the Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield area (the North’s most populated region).
  •          Car prices begin to rise again north of this “sweet spot” due to scarcity, as seen in the price differences between Sheffield and Newcastle. A smaller population means less cars on sale and higher prices.

JT Hughes also looked and the North-South price divide from a practical point of view. Is it worthwhile for those from the South East to travel north to purchase a used car?

The best price found online for a train ticket from London Paddington to Sheffield, brought one week in advance, was £74.50.

  •          Driving the newly purchased car back to North London will cost around £35, assuming a 35-MPG fuel efficiency.
  •          Combined, these two costs equate to a total spend of just under £110.
  •          This means that traveling to the “sweet spot” to buy a car can result in worthwhile savings, even after factoring in travel costs.

The average price of used cars in each region was calculated by examining six popular hatchback models on used car portal Auto-Trader. These models were the Ford Fiesta Zetec, the Citroen C1, the VW Golf, the Peugeot 207, the Renault Clio and the Vauxhall Astra.

save money on used cars

Image Credit : www.toyota.co.uk

To ensure that the averages cited above were accurate, JT Hughes found 15 identical examples of each of the six models, 5 in each region. To make sure that these cars were of comparable value, all cars had to fit within a certain criteria:

  •          Same colour
  •          Same engine size
  •          Between 30,000 and 50,000 miles on the clock
  •          Either an ‘08 or ’09 registration
  •          Same number of doors
  •          Similar overall condition
  •          Between 9 and 12 months MOT
  •          Same “extras.” E.g. Air Conditioning, sound system, central locking etc.

Paul Tench, Group Sales Director at JT Hughes, gives a bit of insight into what the research means to consumers:

“All of the models we have evaluated have one thing in common, they are perfectly suited to younger drivers. Although saving a few hundred pounds might not be worth a day of traveling for someone with a career behind them, for many young drivers and people from low income families this small saving could make the difference between getting a car which is simply ‘ok’ and getting a dependable car that’s in good condition.

 “Not only is this good for the driver’s self-esteem, but could also lead to more people on our roads driving cars that are safer and more robust than the ones they might have brought without the saving.”

 - About JT Hughes –

 JT Hughes is one of the longest established motoring businesses in the Shropshire region, with nearly 40 years of retail experience under their belt. They pride themselves on understanding the needs of the modern motorist – that’s why they focus on delivering choice, quality, reliability, performance, style, value for money and above all, service. Their four dealerships offer more than just new and used car sales. Motability, parts, accessories, accident repair, MOT and servicing – they’re all available under one roof. JT Hughes also runs a successful commercial vehicle, fleet and contract hire operation.

For more information about the study, or to take a look at the raw Auto Trader data, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at the address below.

If you would like to feature this research but don’t feel like you have the time to write it up, please let us know. We have a team of writers who would be more than happy to write an original article for your publication.

 - Contact Information : http://www.jthughes.co.uk/

Direct any enquires to JT Hughes’ digital PR agency, AccuraCast, at: s.shelley@accuracast.com or +44 800 019 6813

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Water suppliers in London and in the UK

Contracts exchanged, house insured now it is high time to take care of my water suppliers..But how to choose?

How many water suppliers do we have in London?

There are 25 water suppliers currently covering England, Wales and Scotland. 2 out of them serve in London and around.

-  Affinity Water - with 3.5 million customers it is the largest water-only supplier in the UK. They were previously known as Veolia Water Central, Veolia Water East and Veolia Water Southeast.

Affinity Water servers :Northwest London and the Home Counties, including Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Surrey, the London Boroughs of Harrow and Hillingdon and parts of the London Boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Ealing and Enfield. They also supply water to the Tendring peninsula in Essex and the Folkestone and Dover areas in Kent.

- and Thames Water – which is a part of RWE, a leading water corporation in the UK, Germany, central Eastern Europe and US, providing water and sanitation for 70 million customers worldwide.

Thames Water supplies water and sewerage services in London, Thames Valley region  and Wales. Their water and sewerage prices can be found here.

Water Companies

Image Credit: www.ofwat.gov.uk

 Key

Under the current legislation household customers cant choose their water supplier or sewerage service provider…

The water or sewerage company that supplies your property will depend on where you live.

but you can always find some water saving tips which will minimise your water usage and therefore reduce your water bill, but this will be described in my next post…

* In 2002, the Government said that it won’t introduce competition for household customers. It was due to the fact that cost and complexity of the regulatory regime that would be required would outweigh any benefits (source: http://www.ofwat.gov.uk/)

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Save money on international calls with a new app from Tesco

Tesco has today announced the launch of an innovative new smartphone app that will help customers tackle the cost of calling internationally from both home and abroad.

Available in time for the World Cup and holiday season, the app is free and available now on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Holiday-makers or those heading to Brazil for the World Cup will be able to save on mobile roaming charges and expensive hotel phone rates by connecting to hotel Wi-Fi and using the app to make calls back to the UK for just 2p per minute, the same rate as they would be charged if they were making the same call at home.

·      For someone in Brazil, a 30-minute phone call back to the UK using the Tesco Calling Card would cost 60p. A leading hotel in Brazil* charges approximately £60.20 for the same call**

·      For someone holidaying in Spain, half an hour on the phone to someone in the UK using Tesco Calling Card would cost 30p. The same call using a hotel phone in the Costa Del Sol*** would cost £14.50

The app can also be used to call overseas from the UK from just 1p per minute, helping to reduce the cost for families and loved-ones to stay in touch.

A Tesco spokesperson says, “The new app offers an even more convenient and cost effective way to keep in touch with loved ones over the summer, whether that be from the sun lounger to back home, or from the sofa in the UK to family living overseas.”

The Tesco Calling Card app offers fuss-free, low cost international calls with a high quality phone line and a plenty of practical and money-saving features including;

·      £1 of free credit when the app is downloaded

·      Earn £2 free credit for referring friends****

•       The ability to make calls via the app without using bundled minutes

•       Free app to app calling and messaging

•       Automatic sync with existing phone contacts

•       Collecting Clubcard points when making calls

Tesco Calling Card also offers traditional calling cards, for those without a smartphone. These can be purchased at any Tesco store. App credit can be topped up by £5, £10 or £20 both via the App, in store and online.

A full list of rates can be found online at phone-shop.tesco.com/international-calling-cards

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