6 Must Read Tips For Cutting Your Spending This Christmas

From black Friday news to the latest deals cashback and offers, we’ve pulled together a blog packed full of hints and tips for saving some serious money this Christmas.

Tip No. 1 – Plan Your Timing! 

We’re talking pre Christmas sales! Over the past few years Black Friday (Nov 25th) has become a huge event here in the UK. Last year online sales were through the roof and this year word on the street is the annual sale will last ALL WEEK (24-28th Nov). If you do one thing the year make a note of those dates as bargains will be there for the taking!

Tip No. 2 – Use Voucher Websites!

Ok so voucher websites aren’t new and i’m sure you’ve used them in the past. This time of year is the perfect time to start looking on a daily basis. Chances are you’ll find something to save your precious pounds over the next few weeks. We like voucher codes.co.uk and myvouchercodes.co.uk

Tip No. 3 Sign up to Newsletters Now!

If you know you will be shopping in certain stores this Christmas now is the time to sign up to their newsletters. A good example of this is Joules, who often send out special percentage discounts (they’ve recently done a 25% off offer).

Tip No. 4 – Split The Cost!

We all know how hard Christmas can be on finances and even though we’d all like to save during the year it’s never that easy. Split the cost by buying presents through websites such as Very (their Take 3 service is 0%) and Next (annual APR may apply)

Tip No. 5 – Find The Latest Deals!

Websites and apps like Hot Deals showcase deals that are available either online or in high street stores. The great thing about services like these are they are updated by real people and rated by real people so you can see if a deal is “hot” i.e. worth it. Hot deals also has a very useful search function meaning targeted shopping at your fingertips.

Tip No. 6- Sign up for Cashback

If you haven’t already sign up for cashback sites like Quidco or Top Cashback. Payments from purchases can take a while to it your bank account but you’ll be pleased you set the foundations if you’re strapped for cash in the new year.

And one for luck…

Food – start stockpiling non-perishables now to help with that massive supermarket bill come December.