Mum's the Word - Creative Mother's Day Shopping Tips to Save Money

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

LONDON, March 23, 2011 - Showing Mum how special she is doesn't have to be expensive., a part of Experian, announces its list of smart
Mother's Day shopping techniques to help shoppers express their love for Mum
without emptying their bank accounts.

    - Cut the cost of sweet treats - Make homemade chocolates, cupcakes or
      biscuits instead of buying gourmet chocolate truffles.
    - Comparison-shop for gifts - Comparison-shop for Mother's Day
      gifts like perfume, clothing, accessories and books on sites like (, which can help
      Save consumers an average of 20 percent to 30 percent.
    - Presentation is everything - Take the time to decorate gifts with
      ribbon and stylish tissue paper. Chic gift-wrap accessories can help an
      inexpensive gift look more luxurious.
    - Card creativity - Make your own Mother's Day card, or use a free e-card
      Website to tell Mum just how special she is. Homemade cards are more
      personal and are guaranteed a special place on her shelf.
    - Avoid restaurant lunch mayhem - Cook a special Mother's Day lunch at
      home, away from the crowds and inflated restaurant prices. There's no
      need to worry about a reservation when dining at home.
    - Set a price alert - allows consumers to set a
      price alert ( that sends them an email
      notification when the item drops to their desired price. This is
      especially helpful for big-ticket Mother's Day gifts like electronics
    - Check for coupons online - PriceGrabber's coupon category
      ( helps shoppers find
      increased discounts on their favorite Mother's Day gifts by allowing
      them to search coupons by category.
    - Gifts from the heart, not from the purse - Tell mum how much she
      means with a poem or heartfelt note. Print or handwrite it on elegant
      paper and place it in a handsome frame so she can cherish it forever.

About, a part of Experian, is a leading online shopping site
where savvy shoppers can instantly find and compare millions of unique
products and services across 20 categories with thousands of merchants.
Compare products side by side to find the right retailers at the best prices
within popular categories, such as Digital Cameras, Electronics, Computers,
Clothing, Books, TVs and more. provides shoppers with the
right product from the right merchant at the best price anytime, anywhere.
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About Experian

Experian(R) is the leading global information services company, providing
data and analytical tools to clients in more than 90 countries. The company
helps businesses to manage credit risk
(, prevent
fraud (, target
marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps
individuals to check their credit report ( and
credit score
and protect against identity theft

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a
constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31,
, was $3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40
countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with
operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São
Paulo, Brazil.

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Lisa Balliache of The PR Network, +44-07768-264132, lisa.balliache at; or Sharon Banfield of PriceGrabber, +1-323-601-1223, sbanfield at

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