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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Bargain Hunting #14


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Has anyone noticed the date today?? Its under 6 months until Christmas!!!

Since the 1st of January I have to admit I have been preparing for Christmas and I have got so much already.

This year I have plans, my plans are:
  • Save competition wins to give away as presents
  • Complete surveys and forms and gain as many Amazon vouchers as possible
  • Join every reward club that is going and gain as many rewards/points as possible
  • Save as many coupons as possible to make my Christmas shop as low as possible
  • Not spend a penny!
In January I managed to purchase a Christmas tree, it was a bargain and I didn't want to have a tiny Christmas tree like we did last year, it cost £7 and is very large. I found buying it in January made it extremely cheap... I will not be spending £50 on a tree this year. 

I have been saving as many competition prizes as I possibly can. Instead of giving prizes away to family, I have been saving as many as possible and have been putting them in my Christmas wardrobe. My family so far only have little odd bits however I have already got a lot of bits for Maxwell which range from DVDS to wooden toys.


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Now and again I do surveys but most nights I sit down and fill in forms for companies. I normally am given 50p a form and get 2-3 a day which helps me save a lot of ££ towards my Christmas fund. So far I have managed to save over £40 in my amazon account, I have also managed to buy Maxwell many things using my amazon vouchers.

This year I have made sure I have joined as many reward clubs as possible. My favorite clubs include Tesco club card, Nectar and Boots. I especially love nectar as I am able to do surveys and watch videos to gain extra points. So far I have managed to accumulate £7.50... free money = free Christmas.

I am planning to save as many coupons as I can for the Christmas shop. Last year we spent the same amount as we normally spend in a week however we got no extras or "luxuries". I am hoping this will change this year and we will eat like royalty and pay a tiny price. 

My aim for Christmas 2013 is not to spend a penny!!

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6 comments

  1. Some good ideas there. I joined quidco and topcashback. now when I buy something that accumulates cash back I transfer the points to my tesco club card (they actually give you a bit more cashback for doing that) and will use those points during the Christmas club card exchange where they will be worth double! So far I had £29 with Tesco already and now £40 cash back so as it stands it's £138 in vouchers.

    What surveys do you do for amazon & nectar? I need more ideas!

    Well done on your savings so far :-)

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  6. Great ideas....I'm doing the same!! Saveing competition wins and saving up Amazon vouchers....Have you tried using Swagbucks....I average about £15/£20 of Amazon vouchers every 2/3 weeks with them :)

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