Top 7 tips for saving online when you are Christmas shopping

Top 7 tips for saving online when you are Christmas shopping

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Christmas is a fun jolly time isn’t it – with booze, food, socials and presents, it is easy to get carried away with the festivities. Enjoy yourself, but watch out, it can get expensive. There’s no point ruining the rest of the year by going overboard on spending in December.

Below are some 7 sobering tips for saving online when you are Christmas shopping:

1. Switch bank accounts online and get up to £100 to spend on Xmas – Sometimes loyalty doesn’t pay, in fact quite the opposite when switching your bank account. Move to First Direct and get £100 cashback on joining.

2. Use ebay.com to find online deals – Often people will post items they’ve never opened at half the price. It is always worth looking on this site for hidden bargains before Christmas.

3. Use a 0% on purchaser only credit cards on up to a year of new spending – If times are tight and you need to use a credit card, make sure it is 0% on purchases. This way you can pay the amount back before the incoming fees. Top tip: Calculate the repayments per month first.

4. Get a cashback on presents you buy – You’re going to be spending lots of money during December, so make sure that you get rewarded for doing so. TopCashBack and Quidco are the two biggest players in paying you to do your shopping online. They direct you to retailers which pay them a portion of product you buy and act as a broker to get the cash back to you from the Retailer. If you are buying something anyway, it is an effortless way to top up your Xmas money.

5. Book train tickets in advance online – Book ahead on Trainline.co.uk and expect to save more than if you just turned up at the station. Other Top tips: Travel off-peak/ Visit a train company via cashback sites like TopCashBack and Quidco. If you buy your train ticket via a cashback website, you should get a small percentage of each purchase you make credited back into your account.

6. Use discount codes when shopping online. Avoid paying the full price, by searching for the product item or retailers name and adding the words “discount codes” on a Google search. Alternatively, download the Google Chrome plug-in ‘Honey’, this trawls through the web for discount codes and then messages you when there is one available for the retailer/item you are looking for.

7. Buy second-hand gifts and save – If your friends and family are not bothered about presents being sparkly new, check out bargain sites Gumtree and Freecycle.

Please share any saving tips below to help people have a happier Christmas. For the latest deals, go to https://www.greatdealsmadeeasy.com/latest-deals/

William Pointing

I enjoy watching comedy, learning about new digital marketing trends, helping people generally (including saving money) and completing sport challenges (This year I plan on cycling to Paris from London).

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William Pointing

I enjoy watching comedy, learning about new digital marketing trends, helping people generally (including saving money) and completing sport challenges (This year I plan on cycling to Paris from London).

All stories by:William Pointing
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