It Pays to Watch

Consumer affairs expert Martin Lewis continues to offer viewers essential money-saving advice. In the last instalment of the series, Martin gives advice on how to beat the credit crunch this festive season, and meets ‘The Apprentice’ contestant Raef Bjayou.

It Pays to Watch continues to show viewers how to make the most of their savings, get cheap weekend breaks, successfully tackle credit-card debt and dodge big fares on the rail network. The popular Money Saving News slot also makes a welcome return, as Martin tracks down the latest hot deals, offers, loopholes and freebies.

Martin is joined on the show by Five News correspondent Ruth Liptrot, who goes out onto the streets of Britain to meet ordinary people who have taken money-saving to the extreme. As well as covering big campaign stories, the series explains how to become a savvy consumer, with advice on reclaiming cash and cutting bills.

As the shops begin lining the shelves with mince pies and decking their halls with boughs of holly, the signs that Christmas is just around the corner are everywhere. This week, Martin shares his Scroogesque tips on how to stretch that festive budget, including a rundown of the best deals and vouchers that will ensure the season is a very merry one.

Also this week, Martin locks horns with ‘The Apprentice’ contestant Raef Bjayou in a battle of the wits. Hard-nosed businessman Raef claims to have never lost an argument. Will he see eye to eye with Martin when it comes to matters of finance? Also in this programme, Martin meets a wealthy woman who is not afraid to get down and dirty when negotiating for the best deal – no matter what she is buying.

Consumer affairs expert Martin Lewis continues to offer viewers essential money-saving advice. In this instalment, Martin shows how to snap up fantastic last-minute winter holidays at bargain prices. And a canny money saver from Glasgow reveals how he got a better deal on his mobilephone package by negotiating with his supplier.

It Pays to Watch continues to show viewers how to make the most of their savings, get cheap weekend breaks, successfully tackle credit-card debt and dodge big fares on the rail network. The popular Money Saving News slot also makes a welcome return, as Martin tracks down the latest hot deals, offers, loopholes and freebies.

Martin is joined on the show by Five News correspondent Ruth Liptrot, who goes out onto the streets of Britain to meet ordinary people who have taken money-saving to the extreme. As well as covering big campaign stories, the series explains how to become a savvy consumer, with advice on reclaiming cash and cutting bills.

This week, Martin looks at how to bag a top-value holiday. With winter looming and half-term around the corner, Martin offers viewers advice on how to grab a last-minute hotel getaway for peanuts. In particular, he shows how it is possible to get a fivestar hotel break at a one-star price.

Also this week, super saver Jim from Glasgow demonstrates how he slashed his mobile-phone bills by haggling with his service provider. Is there a lesson from Jim’s story that can be applied to consumers up and down the country?

Consumer affairs expert Martin Lewis continues a new run of the show that offers viewers essential money-saving advice. In this instalment, Martin demonstrates how to transfer debts and pay less interest on credit card accounts. And one canny saver reveals how she recovered £3,000 in insurance payments.

Martin is joined on the show by Five News correspondent Ruth Liptrot, who goes out onto the streets of Britain to meet ordinary people who have taken money-saving to the extreme. As well as covering big campaign stories, the series explains how to become a savvy consumer, with advice on reclaiming cash and cutting bills.

It Pays to Watch continues to show viewers how to make the most of their savings, get cheap weekend breaks, successfully tackle credit-card debt and dodge big fares on the rail network. The popular Money Saving News slot also makes a welcome return, as Martin tracks down the latest hot deals, offers, loopholes and freebies.

In this week’s programme, Martin uses his cunning to show how consumers’ existing credit cards can be used to transfer debt and pay less interest on the account.

Plus, Martin meets a woman who has recouped nearly £3,000 by claiming back unnecessary Personal Protection Insurance payments – and can now afford a new bathroom.

Consumer affairs expert Martin Lewis continues a new run of the show that offers viewers essential money-saving advice. In this instalment, Martin explores a variety of savings accounts and meets a canny customer who reclaimed a small fortune in council tax.

Martin is joined on the show by Five News correspondent Ruth Liptrot, who goes out onto the streets of Britain to meet ordinary people who have taken money-saving to the extreme. As well as covering big campaign stories, the series explains how to become a savvy consumer, with advice on reclaiming cash and cutting bills.

It Pays to Watch continues to show viewers how to make the most of their savings, get cheap weekend breaks, successfully tackle credit-card debt and dodge big fares on the rail network. The popular Money Saving News slot also makes a welcome return, as Martin tracks down the latest hot deals, offers, loopholes and freebies.

In this week’s programme, Martin focuses on ways to wake up people’s savings and make them work harder, exploring the best high-interest bank accounts available and comparing a variety of different saving schemes.

Elsewhere, Ruth and Martin meet a super-saver who has managed to reclaim more than £4,000 from her local authority, after learning that she had been consistently overcharged for her council tax.

Consumer affairs expert Martin Lewis returns for a new run of the show that offers viewers essential money-saving advice. In the first programme, Martin looks at a whole range of measures to help householders slash their bills and expenses in the wake of the credit crunch. Plus, one super saver explains how she has managed to put aside £9,000 a year by restructuring her finances.

Martin is joined on the show by Five News correspondent Ruth Liptrot, who goes out onto the streets of Britain to meet ordinary people who have taken money-saving to the extreme. As well as covering big campaign stories, the series explains how to become a savvy consumer, with advice on reclaiming cash and cutting bills.

It Pays to Watch also shows viewers how to make the most of their savings, get cheap weekend breaks, successfully tackle credit-card debt and dodge big fares on the rail network. The popular Money Saving News slot also makes a welcome return, as Martin tracks down the latest hot deals, offers, loopholes and freebies.

In this week’s programme, Martin gets to grips with the credit crunch, which has been dominating recent news headlines and taking a big bite out of the public’s collective wallet. He takes a look at inflation-busting measures designed to put cash back in people’s pockets. His advice for viewers centres on cutting the big bills that threaten to undermine consumers’ financial security – everything from mortgages and food to energy and petrol.

The show also catches up with one extraordinary money saver who has achieved a complete overhaul of her finances. This canny customer has been able to reduce her working hours and save £9,000 a year – making her a superb role model for savers everywhere. Plus, Martin goes head-to-head with another celebrity, issuing his guest a money-saving challenge and answering questions about spending issues close to their heart.

This week sees the final instalment of the magazine series in which Martin Lewis shares his money-saving expertise. In this programme, Martin turns his attention to the studio audience, before subjecting ‘Britain’s Bravest’ presenter Dermot Murnaghan to the wallet workout. Martin presents this series with Five News correspondent Ruth Liptrot. As well as covering big campaign stories, the show explains how to become a savvy consumer, with advice on reclaiming cash and cutting bills. Each week, Martin rifles through a celebrity’s wallet and tallies up the cash that could be saved in a year – a total which is added to the ‘celebrity wallet workout wall’. Meanwhile, reporter Ruth Liptrot goes out onto the streets of Britain to meet ordinary people who have taken money-saving to the extreme.

For the final show of the series, Martin performs his wallet workout on members of the studio audience, offering step-by-step instructions on how to save hundreds of pounds by changing credit and store cards. Martin then turns his attention to this week’s celebrity guest – newsreader and ‘Britain’s Bravest’ presenter Dermot Murnaghan. Will Martin have good news about how the journalist manages his finances? And who will finish top of the wallet workout wall?

Elsewhere this week, roving reporter Ruth Liptrot is initiated into the ways of an ardent freebie grabber; and Martin tracks down the latest hot deals, offers, loopholes and freebies in the final money-saving news.

Money-saving expert Martin Lewis continues to inspire viewers to take charge of their finances. In this instalment, Martin focuses on hidden money, exploring how members of the public can locate billions of pounds in unclaimed cash.

Martin presents this series with Five News correspondent Ruth Liptrot. As well as covering big campaign stories, the show explains how to become a savvy consumer, with advice on reclaiming cash and cutting bills. Each week, Martin rifles through a celebrity’s wallet and tallies up the cash that could be saved in a year – a total which is added to the Celebrity Wallet Workout Wall. Meanwhile, reporter Ruth Liptrot goes out onto the streets of Britain to meet ordinary people who have taken money-saving to the extreme.

This week, Martin explains how to track down hidden money, but he focuses on more than just the odd fiver discovered in an old pair of jeans, or a few coins stuffed down the back of a sofa. In the UK alone, there are billions of unclaimed pounds hidden in old payroll cheques, utility refunds, trust distributions, stocks, bank accounts, pensions, life assurance, investments and safety-deposit boxes. After meeting someone who has successfully tracked down hundreds of pounds from a dormant bank account, Martin offers a step-by-step guide to how to find hidden money.

As ever, there is also the weekly Money Saving News, in which Martin reveals the latest hot deals, offers, loopholes and freebies that are waiting to be claimed by the smart spender.

Money-saving expert Martin Lewis continues to
inspire viewers to take charge of their finances. In
this instalment, Martin offers advice on how to
save money on food, and gives Edwina Currie a full
wallet work-out. Plus, Ruth meets a money-saver
with a peerless knack for picking up freebies.
Martin presents this series with Five News
correspondent Ruth Liptrot. As well as covering
big campaign stories, the show explains how to
become a savvy consumer, with advice on
reclaiming cash and cutting bills. Each week,
Martin rifles through a celebrity’s wallet and tallies
up the cash that could be saved in a year – a total
which is added to the Celebrity Wallet Workout Wall. Meanwhile, reporter Ruth Liptrot goes out onto the streets of Britain to meet ordinary people who have taken money-saving to the extreme. The main money item of this week’s programme is food. According to the Office for National Statistics, British people spend over £150 billion on food and drink every year, so Martin has decided that it is time to share his tips on how to save cash on grocery bills. He explains that by changing from the higher-priced brands and supermarket luxury ranges to the varieties one step below, consumers can cut their bills without forfeiting quality.
Joining Martin for a full wallet work-out is former Conservative MP Edwina Currie – how much money will he be able to save her, just by rifling through her wallet?
Elsewhere, roving reporter Ruth Liptrot is initiated into the ways of an ardent ‘freebie grabber’ – someone with a unique eye for snatching giveaways and goodies at every available opportunity.
As ever, there is also the weekly Money Saving News, in which Martin reveals the latest hot deals, offers, loopholes and freebies that are waiting to be claimed by the smart spender.

Money-saving expert Martin Lewis continues to
inspire viewers to take charge of their finances. In
this instalment, Martin passes on some tips on
how to book flights and hotels for less; roving
reporter Ruth Liptrot meets a champion haggler;
and Martin presents his weekly roundup of the
latest deals, freebies and loopholes.
Martin presents this series with Five News
correspondent Ruth Liptrot. As well as covering
big campaign stories, the show explains how to
become a savvy consumer, with advice on
reclaiming cash and cutting bills. Each week,
Martin rifles through a celebrity’s wallet and tallies
up the cash that could be saved in a year – a total
which is added to the Celebrity Wallet Workout
Wall. Meanwhile, reporter Ruth Liptrot goes out
onto the streets of Britain to meet ordinary people
who have taken money-saving to the extreme.
This week, Martin has some invaluable tips to
make getting away from it all a little easier on the wallet. As well as providing advice on how to book and bag the best deals on flights, Martin also shows how to book hotels for less. With these simple steps, that much-needed spring break need not cost the earth.
Also this week, roving reporter Ruth Liptrot goes on the trail of a champion haggler. This creative money-saver excels in the art of persuasion, and never pays face value for anything – just haggles, haggles, haggles!
As ever, there is also the weekly Money Saving News, in which Martin reveals the latest hot deals, offers, loopholes and freebies.

Money-saving expert Martin Lewis continues to
inspire viewers to take charge of their finances. In
this instalment, Martin lifts the lid on the world of
cashback websites, which claim to allow users to
earn money and spend money at the same time.
Plus, Ruth picks up some handy old-fashioned
tips on how to keep her house clean and tidy.
Martin presents this series with Five News
correspondent Ruth Liptrot. As well as covering
big campaign stories, the show explains how to
become a savvy consumer, with advice on
reclaiming cash and cutting bills. Each week,
Martin rifles through a celebrity’s wallet and tallies
up the cash that could be saved in a year – a total
which is added to the Celebrity Wallet Workout
Wall. Meanwhile, reporter Ruth Liptrot goes out
onto the streets of Britain to meet ordinary people
who have taken money-saving to the extreme.
This week, Martin investigates cashback websites. This little-known sector of the internet offers users the chance to trouser free cash for transactions they already make. Cashback sites operate on a simple principle: once users register their details, they receive a small percentage of money every time they buy goods or services through companies linked to the site.
Savvy users can earn small amounts of cashback every time they buy products online, as long as those companies are affiliated to the site.
And users stand to make even more cash if they purchase more expensive services, such as insurance policies or loans – thus earning as they spend. If all this sounds too good to be true, Martin explains exactly how these websites make their money and how they pass on deals to their customers. He also reveals common pitfalls and
outlines how much money a clever user could actually make.
Also this week, Ruth turns back the clock in search of some decidedly retro housekeeping tips. Supermarkets today are brimming with pricey household products – but there was a time when consumers had to make do without such fripperies. Ruth follows one thrifty tipster and finds
out how to spruce up her house with just vinegar and bicarbonate of soda – a truly sparkling way to save money.

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