3 ways to be thrifty this Christmas

Thrifty Christmas Ideas

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As the holiday season approaches, we look forward to spending time with our loved ones, long nights of eating and drinking, and awful board games you never take out the cupboard apart from on Christmas day to the sound of groans from the kids.

But there’s no denying the holiday season can be an expensive time of year, between presents, food and all the seasonal paraphernalia the costs soon add up and we often find ourselves looking to our credit cards till January’s pay check.

We’ve collated three simple tricks that can help you get through the holiday season, without breaking the bank.

Great booze deals (with yellow label prosecco for only £4)

Last week Asda launched a deal on its award-winning prosecco at £25 for six bottles – coming in £1 cheaper than usual at just above £4 a bottle. If you’re looking for a brand-name champagne, you can find Lanson Black Label at Tesco for only £22 – a saving of £10 down from the usual price of £32. But that’s not all, if you’re looking to have a particularly ‘merry’ Christmas you can get another 25% off if you buy six bottles, slashing the price to per bottle to only £16.50.

Christmas Trees from only £5

Take a trip to Ikea where you can find locally sourced, real Nobel fir, Nordman fir and Norway spruce trees from only £25 during the lead up to Christmas. However, buyers are provided with a £20 in-store voucher to spend following Christmas, slashing the cost to only £5. The main caveat being that the voucher must be used between the 5th of February 2018 and the 2nd Of April 2018.

B&Q are leading the way with their cheapest tree retailing at £12 while being slightly on the short side at 150-175cm. Their Nordman Fir tree standing taller at 240-270cm retails for £68. You can also pick up a 4ft real Christmas tree from Wyevale garden centres for only £25 and a 12ft tree for £150 (if you have that much room!).

Find your presents for the lowest price

Using comparison sites to find the best prices for your presents can be an extremely useful method of bringing your total spend down this season. There are even handy comparison programs like Invisible Hand that run in the background of your internet browser that automatically detects when you’re browsing a product and shows alternate pricing and products on different sites.

These are just a few little tricks to help you save money this Christmas. With a little know-how, it’s easy to be thrifty during one of the most expensive times of the year. Don’t forget to visit our website too and browse our range of vouchers.

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