Being a gamer can definitely be one of the most expensive hobbies one can have.
From the exclusively sought-after PlayStation Five to the premium prices of most games these days, gaming isn’t as easy as it used to be.
And with the current rising cost of living crisis continuing to grip the nation, maintaining the hobby of gambling has become even more expensive for some.
That’s exactly why, like so many things these days, it can be helpful to know some handy shopping tips and tricks to help you keep up with your hobbies without breaking the bank.
And Tom Church of the popular money-saving website LatestDeals.co.uk is here to help you do just that.
The money-saving expert has revealed five little-known hacks that can help players find lower prices, get freebies, and access exclusive deals and offers.
With some new games selling for around £80, the five handy tips can help gamers save money on high-end video games and consoles.
Church said: “No one wants to pay top dollar for games if they can avoid it, and the good news is you never have to again if you do your research and buy smart.
“There are several portals and tools that combine the best deals and the lowest prices – here are my top picks.”
Create a wishlist of games
If you don’t want to pay top dollar for a game you really want, then the expert suggests wishlisting on Steam. Account users can set up notifications to know when their favorite game goes on sale.
The gaming community boasts nearly 30,000 games for a range of popular consoles and regularly hosts seasonal sales, Free Weekends and Midweek Madness.
Use price tracking tools
Buyers can use the IsThereAnyDeal website which will allow them to track the sales history of a particular game you want to get and determine the best price you will find online.
The features of this tool also allow you to view price history so you can predict if it is likely to be reduced again in the future, bookmark it so you can wait for a better price and to access vouchers for particular sites for money. Plus, you can search for bundles, read reviews, and browse similar games while you evaluate your purchase.
To verify for all gifts
GG.Deals is a great tool that can let you try out new games completely free of charge. This lets you try it out before you part with your cash, just in case it’s not for you.
They also offer previews of games that will be free on portals like the Epic Games Store, so you can plan ahead and make the most of your economical playtime.
You can search for the free trials by scrolling down the news section and hovering over the “gifts” section.
Reddit forums such as r/GameDeals can be a great place for gamers to connect with like-minded people who may have access to bundles, coupon codes, promotions, and discounts.
Look for lower prices online
CDKeys is a popular site for those looking for lower prices for their favorite games. The company buys download codes in bulk and sells them at low prices, passing the discounts on to the consumer.
The money-saving expert claims gamers can save up to 90% on a range of popular consoles including Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, PC, Wii U and 3DS.
Diapers should keep in mind, however, that now that the UK has left the EU and EEC, Valve may geo-block EU Steam codes – so UK gamers may not be able to get them. exchange on the service.
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