With the Christmas season slowly approaching, it’s time to start thinking of Christmas presents, and how exactly you’re going to afford them. Below are some tips and tricks on how to save for the Christmas period.
Spend a little, save a little
It’s an old trick, but a good one nonetheless. In the build up to Christmas, make sure you’re stockpiling money where you can. Small amounts of change really add up, and you never know, you might need to buy something last minute that the money can go towards.
Finance is a great option if you’re thinking of spending big money this year. Accounts like Very offer a no interest take three account, which means you split the cost of an expensive item over three months. So whether you’re splashing the cash on an engagement ring or something amazing in their tech section, you’ll actually be able to afford other gifts!
Plan in advance
This plan is great if you find yourself skint and stumped for gifts this year. Planning gifts for everyone means you have an idea of a price point, and means you won’t be caught with empty pockets this December.
Shop for deals
It might seem obvious, but shopping for the best deals is the easiest way to save the pennies. Always shop around, and make sure you check online as well as in store
Set spending goals
One way to save on overspending this year is to ensure you set spending goals. This is great if you easily go overboard with gift giving!
Don’t get caught out
Sometimes you can get caught out in Winter with hidden bills, tax, and other things such as fines. During the Christmas period, more drivers are caught driving dangerously on the roads. If you need to, contact the DVLA customer services department as you may be able to dispute a fine against you.
Guest post by Gina Kay Daniel
How will you save this Christmas? Do you have any super saving techniques to share?
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