PANIC-BUYING means we each blow our Christmas budgets by an average of £325.
To help avoid this, I’ve asked my favourite expert — Sun Savers’ own mum-of-two Holly Smith, aka couponing queen and vlogger @hollyvlogs — for tips. I then give my verdict on each.
STOCKING THRILLERS: Stores such as Home Bargains and B&M stock discontinued products from other high street shops. You get up to 80 per cent off, including on Harry Potter products. I recently bought a My Little Pony Stationery set for £2.49 (RRP is £14.99).
Giselle says: “Holly’s right, B&M has great bargains. If you filling a stocking for your partner, take a look at B&M’s new Arome fragrances. They are £4.99, compared to the similar £94 Jo Malone one.”
PRIZE PRESENT-HUNTING: I leave buying kids’ gifts until late because I never know what the playground trend will be. But I love the Love Island make-up bags at Superdrug, reduced to 50p.”
Giselle says: “A brilliant find, these bags. I have to buy lots of gifts this year, so might get four of these then add the Superdrug Zoella Snowella mini perfume set (now £10, down from £16) and pop a perfume in each bag. Four perfect gifts, each costing a total of £3.”
TOYS ARE US: “I love Disney and if you are looking for bargains, try Primark. But if you do not have a Primark store near you, check out uniqlo.com who often have Disney products on sale.
Giselle says: “This is a new one on me. Save a fiver on a Disney sweater at Uniqlo for £14.90, reduced from £19.90.”
JUMP TO IT: “I loved searching for the best Christmas jumpers, in my Facebook video for Sun Savers, but you could always make your own. Buy a plain Fruits Of The Loom sweater (£8, amazon.co.uk) then use T-shirt transfer paper to iron on your own printed-out designs.”
Giselle says: “This is genius — and there is no harm adding decorations from your Christmas tree with a needle and thread. Go mad with tinsel and mini baubles.”
Deal of day
BRIGHTEN those pearly whites with the Billion Dollar Smile Teeth Whitening Kit from Superdrug. Was £39.99, now £29.99.
TUCK into Tyrrells Ham & Cranberry festive crisps from starbargains.co.uk. Usually £1.85, now 85p.
KEEP cosy in Aldi knitted bed socks for £4.99 a cheaper alternative to The White Company’s pair for £32.
Reader’s saving tip
KELLY SHARPLES from Kidder-minster, Worcs, says: “A great way to clean blinds is to use tumble-dryer sheets – they grab all the dust.”
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ENJOY a festive tipple with Harveys Bristol Cream sherry, 75cl – on offer at selected Waitrose stores, down from £10.35 to £8.69.
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POP to the Slug & Lettuce for their 2-4-1 cocktail deal – and try their new Glitter Candy Fizz which is topped with candy floss.
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