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Get the gifts they want, under the tree at the price you want

Once consumers have narrowed down what to get who, it is essential to search around for the best prices.

idealo compares prices from more than 23,000 online shops and ‘My Favourites’ keeps the shopping process simple, just mark interesting items and build up a virtual shopping list which can be shared with friends and family by email.

Taking a look at some of the Top Toys for Christmas 2014, The Kiddizoom Smart Watch retails at GBP 39.99, yet a quick look on idealo reveals that prices from major retailers can be as low as GBP 23.99.
Benny’s Spaceship from The Lego Movie retails at GBP 79.99, but is available for as little as GBP 53.99 by comparing prices.

The Price Alert feature enables users to plan ahead by setting their desired price for an item, and receiving a notification when a shop is offering the product at that price.

Cyber Monday – buy, but don’t buy blind

Cyber Monday (December 1st) is an important date in any bargain hunter’s diary, and there are certainly great deals to be had. However, consumers shouldn’t get so swept up in the shopping frenzy that they forget about voucher codes and common sense.

Not only can idealo compare the prices on most of the gifts you’ll be buying this Christmas, the integrated voucher code functionality and 90-day price history reassures consumers that they are paying the best price.

Christmas, delivered.

Online shopping brings power to the consumer, but it does require a certain amount of planning. Firstly, be sure to get orders in before the final delivery date. These vary across delivery services so it’s best to check.

Secondly, don’t get fleeced on delivery costs. Many UK retailers offer free delivery, but there is often a minimum spend required, so see if you can buy more than one present at once to meet it.

Hit the high street, but don’t forget the cavalry

The lure of the high street’s twinkling Christmas lights is normally enough to get many consumers into the shops, but don’t go unarmed. Take the idealo app (free on Android and iOS) to the shops and scan the barcodes of gifts you’re interested in. Find the barcode, scan and idealo will let you know if you're getting a good price and if not, where to get it cheaper on the internet.

idealo UK Communications Manager
Katy Phillips
katy.phillips@idealo.co.uk
Tel: +44 208 099 7250

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