How to save money on shopping for Christmas

I am sorry to mention the “C” word in September, but it is just 94 days until the big day, although even I was very surprised when I walked into a local shop yesterday to see it full to bursting with Christmas decorations already. As a mother of 6, Christmas can be an expensive time of year, but I do have a few hints and tips to save money along the way. 1. Manage Expectations My top tip is to manage the kids expectations. We make more of a fuss of birthday’s rather than Christmas, so I allocate £50 to …

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Shopping

How to Score the Very Best Deals on Your Christmas Shopping

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and it’s also the time to get organized with your Christmas shopping. With so much to plan and do it can often get a little stressful trying to hunt for the perfect gifts and the best deals around. However, we’ve have some nifty little tricks from savvy shoppers that will help you to have a wallet-friendly Christmas. Get Organized Before you begin, it’s smart to get really organized with your Christmas shopping list. Start by noting down (on your mobile phone notes) all of the names of the people on your that you have …

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Smyths Catalogue

Christmas Shopping with Smyths Toys

It is officially October which means that I am allowed to mention the “C” word. Last weekend was BlogOn Conference, where companies got to showcase the toys that they think are going to be the most wanted for Christmas and us bloggers got in on the act and voted for our favourites in the BlogOn Toy Awards – check out the winners here. Of course, it’s the kids that actually decide what they want to ask Father Christmas for and one of the highlights for them is picking up the new Smyths Toys Catalogue and pouring through every page with a …

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