Picture the scene: you're reading GamesRadar+ and you've seen a game you want. Now, you could just run out of the door, into your local video games emporium, and buy it at full RRP. But hang fire, squire – you do realise you could save money by shopping around, right? What's that? It sounds like a load of hassle? You're absolutely right - your time is far too precious to spend trawling the web for the best deal. What if I told you there was someone else who was willing to do the legwork for you and could get you the very best deal? For free? How does potentially getting up to 12% off including delivery sound?*1 Thought you might be interested.
That's what bespoke offers’ www.beatmyprice.co.uk could do for you. It works really simply. All you have to do is browse the internet like normal, looking for something cool that you want to buy. Not just video games, but also toys, electronics, books, computing, films and TV box sets. Once you've found something you want to buy, DON'T click 'Buy'. Instead, copy the URL from the address bar and paste it into www.beatmyprice.co.uk. Fill in the short form (which you only need to do once) and then wait for an email containing your hand-picked deal*2.
Beat My Price, a service brought to you by Barclaycard’s bespoke offers will do all the legwork for you, exploring retail avenues and asking its partners to try and get you the best deal possible on thousands of products. Within 48 hours (but normally just a few), you'll receive your very own special offer. If you don't like it, you don’t have to buy anything. Just accept the deal within the allotted time (usually 12 hours) and your goodies will be sent straight to your door. You won't even have to get up… but you will have to pick up the package from the doormat. Beat My Price can't do that bit too. That would be weird. We asked Beat My Price to find a better deal on Batman Arkham Knight on PS4. After sending it a pretty low price to beat (£34.85) we had a reply the next day knocking £4 off. £30.85 for Batman? That's damn good.
After the first time you use the service, you can speed up the process by adding a button your browser, allowing you to 'Beat My Price' whenever you're looking at the store page of a game or gaming item you want to buy. Imagine the convenience: you're looking at something you'd like to buy, think the price is a bit steep, so you press the Beat My Price button and see if you can get it cheaper. Amazing. Anyone can use the service, and could save up to 12% on loads of amazing products. Just think how much cheaper Christmas could be… So remember. Next time you want to buy games, books, toys, DVDs, computing products or electronics: Find it, Paste It, Beat it!
*1 3 out of 4 times we find a better price than the one found by the consumer.
*2 Personalised discount emailed to you within 48 hours. Limited time period to use discount, usually 12 hours. Shoppers are currently able to make up to five requests a day on Beat My Price. Beat My Price is owned and operated by Barclaycard, whose conditions apply.