Best Price Comparison Websites
Whether you’re looking to save money on bills or find the best price for your next big purchase, comparison sites should always be part of the journey – and we’ve rounded up our top picks.
With hundreds, if not thousands, of companies competing for your hard-earned cash, it can sometimes be difficult to know where to turn.
But this is where comparison sites come in. They can show you a huge selection of offers all in one place, letting you filter out the rubbish and find the best deal for you.
We’ve put together a list of the very best comparison sites and split them up based on whether you’re looking to compare bills and other financial products, or just find deals for your shopping. And make sure to read on for our tips on how to use these websites – it really does pay to use them all!
07 best comparison sites
These are the best comparison sites:
1. Compare the Market
Probably best known for its collection of meerkat mascots, Aleksandr, Sergei, Oleg, and co., Compare the Market is one of the biggest and best comparison sites out there.
The website lets you compare deals across all the major products, including credit cards, and pretty much every type of insurance you could ever wish for.
To tempt you into choosing them over their rivals, Compare the Market also runs two promotional offers for its customers: which get you a year of two-for-one on cinema tickets and restaurant meals respectively.
Despite a strong focus on motoring – be that car finance or whatever else – Confused.com’s comparison tools extend to all of the usual bills and financial products that you’d expect to find on a site like this.
In a crowded marketplace, Confused.com’s cherry-on-top is its rewards scheme. It’s only available to customers who buy car, home, or van insurance through the site (we told you they had a focus on motoring!), but if you do, the offers are worth a look.
Where Compare the Market has meerkats, GoCompare has its own semi-annoying mascot: Gio Compario the opera singer.
Again, this comparison site covers all the bases – and as one of the major players, it’s certainly worth checking out their offers when you’re scouring the market.
While the perks offered by GoCompare aren’t quite as exciting as those offered by its competitors, they may well be among the most generous.
You may not have heard of Quotezone before, but that’s no reason not to give them a try – especially given our tips on how to use comparison sites.
Quotezone focuses on insurance – specifically car insurance – but again, they do offer a comparison on pretty much everything you’d expect.
And, unlike most of its competitors, Quotezone’s rewards scheme isn’t limited to those who actually buy a policy – it’s available to anyone who simply uses their service to get an insurance quote (car, home, van, bike, pet, travel, breakdown or bicycle).
5. Google Shopping
As part of its apparent quest to provide absolutely every tool you could ever wish to use online, Google has its own price comparison service too: Google Shopping.
As it’s Google, it has the usual simple, easy-to-use interface you’ve come to know, and it lets you compare prices for products across a huge range of websites.
It does, of course, list results from the biggies (Amazon and eBay), but there are plenty of lesser-known retailers on here too. These can offer lower prices, but just be wary of any websites that you’ve not heard of before – check the user reviews for each retailer to keep you and your money safe.
Like its competitors, Kelkoo compares prices for millions of products across thousands of websites.
Unlike Google Shopping and ideals, Kelkoo doesn’t feature user reviews for each shop. But it does claim to work with many retailers directly and even tells you when each price was last updated, so you should know exactly how much you’re set to spend.
Kelkoo’s most unique feature, though, is its eco-filter: Kelkoo Green. Search on this part of the site and you’ll only be shown products that are kind to the planet – ideal if you’re looking to buy an eco-friendly gift or you’re keen to reduce your carbon footprint.
7. Price Spy
Last, but by no means least, is PriceSpy.
It has a lot of the bells and whistles that you’ll find on other sites, like price history (stretching back over two years) and retailer reviews.
But PriceSpy also has a couple of features that many of its competitors don’t. For starters, you can directly compare products on PriceSpy (such as two pairs of trainers) to see how the price and other features stack up against each other.