5 Ways to Save Money this Christmas
Christmas spending can go a little crazy at times, and it's easy to lose track of what you've spent, which is why we've rounded up some top tips on how to save money this Christmas.
- Earn while you spend
Use cashback sites, like Quidco, to get some of your money back when shopping online. You can save on all your family's favourite brands from Nike, Boots, M&S, UGGS, House of Fraser, Argos, New Look and many more!
- Use Kids Eat Free when eating out
The festive season can sometimes put a lot of dinner dates on your calendar, and that soon adds up! Save yourself some money when you take the kids and choose a restaurant with a deal on like 'Kids Eat Free' - there's heaps of these offers around, take a look at some here
- Browse the best wine deals
Whether it's you or your partner, one of you will be stocking up on alcoholic goods for the big day! Enough to call your home a bar for the day when each Auntie has a different spirit of choice! Lessen the blow and wise up online on where has the best deals on, ASDA are currently offering 6 bottles of wine for £25, which works out at about £4.10 each! All of the big supermarkets have different deals coming and going all the time so keep an eye out.
- Save on seeing a show
Everyone loves a good show at Christmas, particularly the kids, but if there aren't any last-minute deals on, the next best thing is a trip to the cinema. As a plus, loads of cinemas are showing screenings of your favourite Christmas movies. Certain Cineworld cinemas are showing The Muppet Christmas Carol! To save money this Christmas at the cinema use your Kids Pass and get 40% off your tickets.
- Make your last-minute presents!
Christmas is all about giving, and while it's easy to get Anne a John Lewis gift card, not a great deal of thought or love has gone behind it! Gifts shouldn't be measured by money, and at the end of the day they aren't. It's the creativity and meaning behind the gift that makes a person feel special, so if you're missing a few prezzies here and there save yourself some money (and the hassle of going to the dreaded shops again) and make something. You could get your children to craft Granny and Grandad a photo frame with a picture of themselves in, you could make your own chocolate truffles and pop them all in a box wrapped up with a bow and tag saying 'made with love', use your imagination! You'll find that little gifts like these will be more appreciated than any gift card or box of Quality Street.