Sunday, 29 November 2020

Ways of saving money on your Christmas shop

 One of the reasons that Christmas costs so much every year is because of the food bill. People always go overboard on Christmas and spend a lot more then the ever age weekly shop. Here are a few tips to keep the cost down this year. 

1. See what you already have.  I am guilty of this one in regards to tinned foods such as cranberry sauce and gravy. I will decide what I usually have over the Christmas period and go out and buy it before checking if I already had some. 

2.  Make a list and stick to it. If you make a list you can go into a supermarket and buy only what you need. 

3. Start buying early. Every time you go to do your weekly shop buy a few items for Christmas. Things such as gravy and sauces have long dates and so can be brought beforehand. This will spread the cost. 

4. Don’t have a ‘as it’s Christmas’ attitude. Many people buy things they don’t need or buy in larger quantities then they need because it’s Christmas. I am guilty of buying larger jars because it’s Christmas but then they don’t get used!  

5. Shop around. I know it is time consuming and the shops will be particularly busy this time of year but have a look online and see what offers are available at your local supermarkets. You may save quite a bit of you split your shopping over 2 supermarkets. 

6. Don’t be afraid to try new brands. Sometimes the offers aren’t on the big brand items. You don’t have go for the own brands but many supermarkets will have a variety of products. 

Hope this helps you to save money on your supermarket shop this Christmas  


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