If you are anything like myself, I am rather last minute when it comes to getting all the Christmas presents together. Not to mention all the food that comes with it. However, other the years I have strived to find bargains and savings where possible. Who wants to pay more than they have to?
Moneysavingexpert is a fantastic website that gives you tons of tips and heads up on where you can save money. Currently it has a great post on predictions on who will be having certain offers this Christmas.
With the battle of the supermarkets this year, there are plenty of deals to be had if you are money savvy. If you aren’t, don’t worry. Here are a few deals you might want to scoop up.
Morrisons are offering 2 for £20 on selected beers and ales, £6.95 a kilo on turkey crowns and £25 for a bottle of taittinger Champagne.
Tesco’s have got a large joint of beef for half price – perfect if you aren’t one for a roast turkey!
Sainsbury’s are currently offering all sorts of little deals, from gravy to custard.
Amazon always has some sort of deal, so keep your eyes peeled! They have four more days on delivery before christmas…
Now I don’t know what your opinion on Black Friday was, but if you are like me I will only go so far for a bargain. Know what you are buying, and how much you are apparently saving. It seemed an awful lot of people were fooled into thinking they were going to get fantastic bargains, only to find out they were saving just a few pennies. For me, that’s not worth jumping out of bed and fighting the crowd for at 9am.
I do try and buy from local stores and independent shops. I am in the frame of mind, that if I am saving a few pounds in the super market, I can spend a bit more supporting my local café, hairdressers or retail shop. It is easy whilst you are saving to forget that most independent shops can’t afford to match these global monster businesses.
Bottom line is if you look around there are plenty of Christmas deals to be had, you just have to do a bit of planning before hand – something as an accountant I have to be good at, it just doesn’t always seem to continue into Christmas shopping often enough!
Posted December 15th, 2014 and filed under Savings.