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Martin Lewis has offered up some advice on how to save money on your Sky bill.
And one of his tips related to broadband and TV providers after one woman revealed one of her biggest bills is her Sky package.
Asking how to cut costs down, Martin said: “What would I suggest you do, well the first thing is get yourself onto a price comparison site to see what packages are available.
“The biggest problem with Sky is are you locked into any of those TV channels, are there any of the TV channels that you use that you couldn’t get elsewhere?”
When the woman shook her head, he went on to suggest switching to a standard freeview and a broadband and line package.
“My guess is if you were to drop the Sky package and you were to switch elsewhere without the TV… factoring in the incentives they offer you on price comparison sites, you’d probably be paying somewhere around £18 per month.”
But Martin’s tips didn’t end there, as he also suggested calling Sky and asking to get a cheaper deal.
He continued: “If they won’t give it to you cheaper, then you go through to disconnections, because the disconnection department at most firms is internally called ‘customer retention’.
“Their job is to keep you and that’s where you get the best deals. And if they won’t give you a better deal, then leave and do the switch that we’re talking about.”
Saving twenty or more quid a month - especially with the recent spike in energy bills - adds up.
In fact, one customer wrote in to the show to say he saved £41 a month on his Sky package thanks to Lewis’ advice, resulting in £492 savings across the year.
Last month, the Money Saving Expert spoke on the BBC's Sunday Morning to lament rising prices, where he said he’s ‘virtually out of tools’ to help people make their money go further.
He explained: “I’ve been Money Saving Expert since 2000. I’ve been through the financial crash, I’ve been through Covid which was mitigated by some of the measures the Chancellor put in place.
“This is the worst – where we are right now, this is the worst.”
Addressing the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak directly, he added: “As the Money Saving Expert who’s been known for this – I am virtually out of tools to help people now.
“It’s not something money management can fix. It’s not something for those in the lowest incomes, telling them to cut their bills will work. We need political intervention.”
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