31st October 2017
Christmas is getting frighteningly close. Of course, if you think it’s the most wonderful time of the year, you’re probably getting excited. But there’s a lot to organise too so it can send you into a panic. If you didn’t start buying presents back in January, there’s still plenty of time to get all you need. But you don’t want to overspend because you’re in a rush. Consider these tips to save some money this Christmas.
Collect on All Your Loyalty Points
If you’ve got a few store loyalty cards that you never fail to swipe, now’s the time to collect on them. Many of us swipe our cards when we shop but forget to actually use the points we collect. You could have a good few points on different cards, and your Christmas purchases will often get you a few more.
Avoid the Urge to Splurge
You really want to impress with your presents, so it’s understandable you might want to spend, spend, spend. But the important thing to remember is that it’s the thought that counts and sometimes cheaper and even homemade presents can be most thoughtful.
Spread the Cost
If you’re worried about the expense of Christmas, spread the cost of it, instead of going on big shopping trips. You can use a credit card, benefit from “buy now, pay later” deals, or just buy everything slowly in the runup to Christmas.
Talk Your Way into a Good Deal
You might be surprised by how far some smooth talking will get you. Put on your best smile, and a little politeness could get you a long way.
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