Christmas can be expensive. As well as trying to put money aside for Christmas parties, food, cards and wrapping paper, there are the Christmas presents to think about. Shops now try and provide us with as many offers as possible to make it easier and cheaper to give people the gifts they want.
Understand Your Credit Card
There are a few ways you can save a bit of money when shopping for Christmas presents. One of these is Section 75. It is a piece of legislation that basically states that you should buy things with your credit card and not a debit card. With a credit card, you can get your money back for things you buy if they have broken or there is something wrong with them. It also guaranteed you get your money back if they don’t turn up. For example if you’re buying tickets for something and they don’t turn up or the show gets cancelled, you are entitled to your money back. It also works alongside issues such as if the retailer becomes out of business. It is a definite stress saver!
Find The Deals
A lot of websites that provide online shopping now also give a gift wrapping service. Sometimes it is thrown in as a free extra, other times you pay a small amount for it. In the long run it can save you a fortune in wrapping paper, bows, bags and boxes. It also means if you aren’t that great of a wrapper – you can count on it being professionally done! Bargain.
Supermarkets make the most of deals and provide us with many offers, so make sure you shop around. The supermarkets are all competing against each other, so finding the best deals for you is important. Often they do BOGOF (Buy one get one free) or Three for Two deals which are handy when making Christmas dinners as you need a lot of food. Look for things that can be frozen or saved so that you aren’t wasting the food. Wine and spirits often go on offer at Christmas which will save you money. Aldi sell a lot of unbranded alcohol that tasted just as good – it’s the best place to stock up if you are expecting a lot of guests.
How else do you shop for Christmas to find the deals?