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How to save nearly £2000 this Xmas by shopping on specific days between now and Dec 25th | The Sun
AVOID a financial meltdown this festive season by marking some key dates in your diary – and you could save around £1,800.
Households typically splash out £2,500 over Christmas, according to the Bank of England.
But as the nation continues to be clobbered by a crippling cost-of-living crisis, this year’s celebrations could be the most expensive ever.
Planning ahead means you can throw a very merry Christmas without breaking the bank.
LUCY ALDERSON, from The Sun’s Squeeze Team, has put together a handy savings calendar you can follow to get the best deals on booze, food, prezzies and more for a well-earned festive break
IT is the last day shoppers can make the most of Tesco’s half-price toy sale.
Clubcard members can get the biggest discounts, with some goodies costing as little as £7.50 for members.
You can get a Lego Friends Value pack reduced from £40 to £24, saving you £16, or a hy-pro football table for £12, down from £24,
That’s a saving of £12. If your child loves Sylvanian Families, save £28 on the Bluebell Cottage, which is £42 instead of £70.
Other retailers also hold big toy sales in the run-up to Christmas, so don’t worry if you miss Tesco’s.
Smyths Toys currently has Hot Wheels Playsets with £20 savings – £29.99 instead of £49.99 – while a Barbie Closet and Convertible set is £49.99, down from £79.99 – saving £30. Remember to compare prices before you buy.
THERE are 50 days until Christmas Day on this day, so why not start a festive money- saving challenge by putting cash away based on what date it is?
Today, you would start off by putting aside £5, then on November 6 you would stash £6, and so on and so on up until November 30 when you would set aside £30.
By the end of the month, you will have saved £455.
Then start over again for December.
That means you will have saved up £755 by the time it is December 25.
That might be a stretch if your budget is already tight, so you could swap pounds for 50p, for example.
Saving: up to £755
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