There are so many ways to cut costs at this time of year. Setting your budget and shopping carefully are the most important. There are other tips that will help trim the cost of the festive season.
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1. The price you pay on the High Street for high-value items such as perfume are not the prices you would pay online. By planning in advance, you can reduce costs by purchasing online. The internet is your friend at Christmas.
2. Use price-comparison sites to make sure you are getting the lowest price for something, whether online or on the High Street. These sites are extremely useful when it comes to saving money, as it all adds up when you are being careful.
3. If you have to borrow a little this year, make sure that you are using a card with 0% APR, and make sure that you know when the term runs out so you will have paid it off before charges come into effect.
4. As well as selling items to make room for Christmas, you can buy second-hand items through a market website. This will save you a fortune in presents, especially children’s toys. If buying in bulk from someone, use a man and van in Reading such as uk-tdl.com.
5. Create magic for your children by posting their Christmas lists or sending them a personalised message from Santa. These services offer a fantastic way of enchanting children with little or no cost.
6. Got family abroad? Use free online chatting services to cut the cost of phone calls abroad. There are many free web-based video chat services available for phones as well as tablets – just download the app.
7. Start saving for next year by buying the reduced Christmas decorations and crackers in January. You will be glad you started early.
8. If you know you’ll be spending lots of money, why not use cashback websites and get something back from your purchases? Put the money back into your account, where you need it most.
9. Are you a great baker? Why not use your talents to create special gifts for loved ones? Gift a batch of mince pies or home-made chocolates this year.
10. Make your own decorations at home – it’s a fantastic way to keep the kids busy!