Christmas 2015 on a budget: Save money without being a Scrooge!
Christmas is on its way and here are some ways to save cash and what is one of the most expensive times of the year.
This isn’t about being a Scrooge, simply making the most of your money during the festive period.
Start saving early
If your budget isn’t super tight, put a little money away each week in the run up to Christmas. £10-15 a week from September will leave you with more than £200 come the big day.
Use cashback websites like QuidCo to get money back online when buying gifts, food and other Xmas essentials.
A lot Christmas stuff you can buy months before the festivities began at a much cheaper price. If you want to start REALLY early, pick up bargains in the January sales from the previous year’s leftover Christmas stock that shops are trying to shift.
Travel on the cheap
Book in advance to get home on the cheap to see friends and family, and remember you can get train tickets for less than £1. Alternatively, try car sharing with the BlaBlaCar website or get the coach.
The £10 Christmas roast
Get a full Christmas dinner for less than a tenner with this ultimate student Christmas dinner recipe with chicken, veg and trimmings for 4-6 people at just over £9. A bargain!
Make home made decorations
Make decorations yourself: It’s creative and more fun, honest! Check out Pinterest for countless ideas
Get cheap (but awesome!) presents
If you’re stuck for gift ideas or have left it to the last minute, check our Christmas gift ideas for cheap but awesome inspiration.