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Byline: by MELANIE WRIGHT

pounds SAINSBURY'S are offering customers buying both buildings and contents insurance a 25 per cent discount plus 5 per cent off if they buy online, pounds 30 of shopping vouchers once cover is in place and a further pounds 30 worth of vouchers if they renew after 12 months. See www.sainsburysbank.co.uk pounds THE average couple claim to have reduced living costs by up to pounds 3,168 each in the past year. Research from Abbey Savings reveals that seven out of ten people have cut spending on food, saving on average pounds 17.10 a week, while half have changed holiday plans, saving pounds 229 each. Almost two-thirds have cut back on entertainment, saving pounds 19.47 a week.

pounds BRITS are losing more than pounds 10billion a year by only using two-thirds of their mobile phone tariff's monthly usage allowance, says Moneysupermarket.com. The comparison website says almost half of those with free minutes waste 122 minutes every month, equivalent to more than 24 hours a year.

pounds FIVE million Brits are planning to cut their insurance cover to save money over the next 12 months. A survey by insurer LV= found that home insurance policies look set to be the hardest hit, with more than four in ten people considering cancelling or reducing their cover. A further 37 per cent were considering downgrading their car insurance, while 22 per cent said they plan to cut or reduce travel cover.

pounds CONSUMERS really have lost trust in banks, according to latest research from Which?, with one in five saying they don't trust their bank to keep their money safe.

pounds WHILE big discounts mean it could be a great time to buy a used car, esure car insurance says motorists could be out of pocket if they don't research the best finance option. They found 68 per cent of motorists don't do any research at all.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 1, 2009
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