Things you can do now to save money for Christmas

With less than 50 days until the big day, we have some tips to help you save money this Christmas.

Start Planning

Think about who you really need to buy presents for and make a list.

If you have a lot of people to buy for, try talking to them about putting a price cap on how much you both spend on gifts.

Haven’t used something in a while?

If you notice that you have things lying around the house that you haven’t used in a long time, why not try selling them to make some extra cash for Christmas? It could be anything from unused clothes and shoes, to toys that the kids no longer use.

If you’re not sure on where to sell your unwanted things, read our blog to find out more.

Start a Christmas cupboard

Make the most of pre-Christmas offers by buying things early and putting them away. This also means you can spread the cost of your Christmas shopping by not doing it in one go.

Just remember what you have bought, otherwise you may end up buying more than you intended.

Buying Online

If you have spotted the perfect present for someone, don’t jump in and buy it straight away. Leave it in your basket for a couple of days. Most companies will recognise that you have something in your basket and email you a discount code to complete the sale.

Don’t forget to check for discount codes as you could get extra savings on your purchases.

Cashback Sites

If you do a lot of shopping online, make sure to sign up to cashback sites such as Topcashback. All you have to do is make a purchase through their website, and you can get money back for it. This can be kept in your account and withdrawn when you want it. It’s a great way of saving up some money.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Falling on November 26th and 29th it can be a great way to save some money, especially if your planning on buying anything electrical. Read our Black Friday blog to get the most for your money.

Sign up for companies’ newsletters.

You may not like the thought of receiving lots of emails from companies, but this can be a good way of finding out about any sales or special offers. Smyths Toys and The Entertainer usually have big toy sales around the middle of October, and will send you discount codes or vouchers via email.

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