Liverpool news Top tips to save money in the 100 days until Christmas MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - With 100 days to go, here's now to save money for the festive season
Breaking News ! Christmas is just 100 days away, meaning the countdown to the festive season is officially on. Despite it looking like Christmas is going to be very different this year, there’s no doubt many will still be wanting a magical experience. However, this comes at a cost - but MoneySavingExpert.com says there is a way to avoid the financial stress and being skint in January. We’ve taken a look at MSE’s top tips for saving money in the remaining 100 days until Christmas. Ban unnecessary gifts Try not to overextend your gift giving this year, by not giving gifts to anyone other than family. If you’re uncomfortable with not buying gifts for friends or colleagues, why not suggest a Secret Santa with a price limit? It may not save a lot of money, but any little bit helps. Sign up to our Secret Elves Club newsletter to find out the best festive deals and things to do this Christmas. Sell unused items Selling items you’ve stopped using - or gifts you’ve never found the time to use - can add up if you sell them on via sites such as eBay or Facebook Marketplace. Marketplace is particularly useful as sales are often very quick and there are no fees. Find out which of your local restaurants are offering deals: Buy a cheap turkey There’s often a big fuss over getting the best turkey in top tier supermarkets ahead of Christmas, but why not try a cheaper version this year? According to MSE, Martin Lewis’ blind taste test proved many people actually preferred turkey from cheaper brands. Use supermarket stamps Supermarket saving stamp schemes encourage year-long saving for Christmas, but a loophole allows you to get a year's bonus in one day. Most shops pay it depending on how much you've saved by a specific day or month.
. Share your thoughts on what this Christmas will be like this year in our great big Christmas survey Set up a Christmas cupboard Put aside some space at home so you’ve got somewhere for your gifts to be stored and when you spot products at their cheapest snap them up. Get perfume at cheaper prices If someone you’re buying for this Christmas is a perfume lover, why not look out for cheaper versions this year? MSE has a whole blog dedicated to cheap perfume which you can find here. Find out what's on over the festive season by joining our Christmas in Liverpool Facebook page Compare prices Keep an eye on comparison sites so you don’t pay too much for gifts this year. Google Shopping is useful for finding the cheapest price, since it searches a wide range of retailers, including Amazon, Currys PC World, John Lewis and Tesco. Get cashback on gifts With cashback sites, you sign up for free, then click through them to buy something - and you can get some of the money back just for using them. You can find a list of tips on cashback sites here. Book train tickets in advance Since we don’t know what the rules will be on family gatherings this Christmas, many may be putting off booking trains home for now. However, MSE says booking train tickets around 10 to 12 weeks ahead of the date of travel can actually be cheaper. Try Secret Santa at home Secret Santa isn’t just for the office these days, so if your family are all looking to save some money this year, why not try it at home? Use a credit card if it’s over £100 It turns out that it's actually safer to use a credit card when spending more than £100. If a firm goes bust before your goods have arrived or they’re faulty, you can lose a lot of money. However, if you use a credit card to pay, even partly, for something costing between £100 and £30,000, the card company is jointly reliable for the whole amount.
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