We all love a bargain, whether it is a discounted item of clothing or money-off at the supermarket checkout, making our cash go further can be a real buzz.

Traditionally, savvy-shoppers waited for the January sales to get the items on their wish list, these days competition is much fiercer and retailers have to work harder than ever to get shoppers to part with their money.

To help you, we have come up with a few tips for next time you are bargain hunting…

Make a list: Whether it is shopping for the home, for clothes or for the business, make a list of the items you need before you go shopping. You are much less likely to browse and get drawn into buying stuff you don’t need.

Set a budget: Before you set off, think about how much you can afford to spend on the items you want, be realistic but also be prepared to shop around to get things at the right price.

Do your homework: If you are after a large item, do some research online into all the different models and get a feel for what you can expect to pay, that way you will be able to recognise a real bargain when it comes along.

Fill up first: When it comes to shopping, never go hungry, you are much more likely to make impulse purchases.

Know your rights: Some retailers have a different policy for returning sale items, so be sure you know what it is before you buy.

Of course, if you are after high quality, professional grade construction equipment at competitive prices look no further than Red Band. Supplying a range of products from leading manufacturers such as Husqvarna, Clipper as well as our own British made Red Band range, we are ideally placed to offer informed advice and specialist product knowledge.

What’s more, with our range of clearance items you can get even better value for money! Here are our top three picks:

1. Husqvarna K1260 Petrol Power Cutter: Perfect for demanding jobs, the Husqvarna K1260 has a cutting depth of up to 125mm and a powerful 5.8 kW engine. Easy to use and fitted with Husqvarna’s Active Air Filtration system, the K1260 is a great addition to any toolbox. Also included is a high-performance 14” diameter Husqvarna diamond blade, suitable for cutting concrete and now the whole package has an extra £100 off the usual selling price!

2. Clipper CS1P13 14″ Floor Saw: Robust, powerful and capable of making light work of concrete and asphalt, the Clipper CS1P13 is industry renowned thanks to its high-performance capabilities. Featuring a high-capacity integral water tank, heavy duty steel construction and ergonomic design, it has a cutting depth of 115mm. For a limited time you can benefit from a discount of £600 off the usual selling price! Hurry though, when it’s gone, it’s gone!

3. Xpert M-2000 Wet & Dry Core Drill Motor: This three-speed diamond core drill offers great versatility; suitable for a wide range of wet and dry, rig mounted and hand held diamond core drilling projects. In the wet, it is capable of drilling holes up to 150mm in concrete and up to 200mm in brick and other lighter weight materials. Supplied in a heavy-duty protective carry case and with an ergonomically designed handle to offer greater levels of control, it is easy to use and with an inbuilt spirit level, it makes free hand drilling even easier! For more details on any of these products, or advice on choosing the right product for your needs, call the friendly Red Band team on 0116 260 2601.

For more details on any of these products, or advice on choosing the right product for your needs, call the friendly Red Band team on 0116 260 2601.