Don’t forget about your rent this Christmas
The cost of Christmas can ruin the festive fun if you go over your budget, especially if you spend your rent money. With a little planning and creativity you can keep costs under control - read below for some handy hints and tips: Gifts
Stick to a budget. Don't be tempted by items which are not on your list.
Set a family spending limit. Why not set up a ‘Secret Santa’ this year?
Shop ahead online and save. Do your research early and look out for voucher codes.
Make your own presents. Save cash with homemade gifts.
Cover all bases. Remember to ask for gift receipts.
Join a Credit Union. Keep your savings and loans in check for the New Year.
Food and Drink
Plan meals ahead. Get frozen items in advance.
Don’t panic-buy. Shop smart when supermarkets reduce their prices.
Shop with friends. Save money by bulk-buying items and sharing discounts.
Leave the Turkey. Turkey is more expensive at Christmas - try chicken or other meats this year.