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How Chloe is using AI to save hundreds on shopping

With the cost of living skyrocketing, many of us are looking for new ways to save money.

Chloe. Tips to save money.
The Sydneysider has saved on her shopping with the help of artificial intelligence. (Source: Instagram)

Aussies are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to help them save money on their shopping, as the cost of living soars.

Chloe recently started using a new online shopping tool from Little Birdie and she said it had already saved her hundreds of dollars.

Using AI, the Commonwealth-Bank-backed tool scours the internet while you shop and lets you know if you can get the exact product for cheaper.

“Just shop online how you normally would, then, when you find the product you’re after, Little Birdie will appear on your screen and let you know if you can get it cheaper elsewhere or confirm you have the best price,” Chloe told Yahoo Finance.

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“I had to buy a new Dyson vacuum so I used Little Birdie and found the exact one I wanted for nearly $300 cheaper than the one listed on the Dyson website.”

It’s not the only savvy thing Chloe has been doing to save money. The 26-year-old Sydneysider has started renting, rather than buying, her outfits for major events like birthdays and weddings.

Chloe. Tips to save money.
Chloe is also saves by renting instead of buying clothes, meal prepping and buying second-hand. (Source: Instagram)

"My friends and I love to rent our outfits rather than buy something that we would only wear once or twice. Doing this means we pay a fraction of the retail price, usually spending around $100 for a dress rather than $600 purchasing it,” she said.

To save on food and make her groceries go further, Chloe has also started meal prepping her work lunches at the start of each week.

“Rather than dropping $20 plus every day buying lunch out, it costs me roughly $5 per meal if I just whip it up at home. I’ve also found that this helps me cut back on food wastage, meaning I’m not throwing money away every time I clean out my fridge,” she said.

She also recently moved into a new apartment and has been scouring Facebook Marketplace for second-hand furniture. She and her housemate recently snapped up a near-new table for just $60, down from $350 brand new.

Saving money with AI

Little Birdie claims its new tool is a “retail game-changer” because it provides customers with an unbiased view of the best prices across multiple stores, which may not be the case with normal Google searches.

“We’re using new technology to innovate one of the last corners of the internet that is in desperate need of an aggregator that is on the side of the shopper - unlike Google, which prioritises advertising,” Little Birdie founder and CEO Jon Beros said.

“We’re putting powerful AI search tools at their fingertips and it’s really an exciting step forward for e-commerce.”

Little Birdie claims the free tool can save the average household hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year.

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