Tuesday, 11 November 2014

43 DAYS TO CHRISTMAS!



43 days to Christmas- that's 43 days to save £43! You've got to be able to save/make a pound a day! Not much perhaps - but actually better than nothing!
It'll buy you some Christmas food, pay off a bill in January or add to your savings in the brand new year.
But how? Well, money not spent is the best way. Spend half an hour looking at your bank statement NOW! Cancel any old subscriptions to magazines or gym memberships that you no longer use.
Walk or scrounge a lift instead of taking the bus/car if it's at all possible. Take a packed lunch and never, never buy takeaway coffee until you know you're a millionaire! 
Don't start celebrating too early - work Christmas lunches or after work drinks will suck away your money quicker than you can knock back that pre Christmas Bailey's!
Sell anything useless that's laying around your house/garden/wardrobe - particularly if you have any festive items like Christmas jumpers, unwanted gifts, party wear, shoes - and do it NOW! You still have time to list it, sell it, post it and get the cash.
Cut back on food treats now - both your wallet and your waist will thank you. Give the chocolate buying a rest, stop sending out for pizza and don't buy those choccy biscs! Leave buying (and eating) those mince pies until at least Christmas eve!
Use any points you have on loyalty cards to either buy groceries, necessities or Christmas gifts/food. 
Do online surveys - not quick money but you may just scrape up enough for an e voucher for Amazon, Marks & Spencers, John Lewis etc. Try valuedopinions.co.uk. Make sure you go through a cashback website for all your online purchases and use a credit card that will also give you points/cashback.
None of this will make you exceptionally rich - but you'll be better off than if you hadn't done it! 
Happy Frugal Christmas!
Need crafty Christmas gift inspiration? Take a look at Free Christmas knitting patterns and Free Christmas crochet patterns!

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