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Monday, 30 December 2013

Blogging My Way To A Free Christmas 2014

2013 was a fairly cheap Christmas for me. Most of the present I gave to people were either won, were freebies, recycled or were cheap however I still think I could have done better and got Christmas for much less. 2014 I have set my target to get everything for Christmas under £100, the £100 which I am using for Christmas 2013 was won this year (December) through a competition so the Christmas will still be costing £0 of my own money IF I manage to stay in budget.


I am staying hopeful that I will reach my target and every month I will be writing a post to update my readers on how my Free Christmas 2014 is going. I plan to:
  • Collect as many reward points as possible - Tesco, Boots or Nectar... I will be making sure I get as many points as I possibly can.
  • Use websites such as Top Cashback  - When I make purchases on the Internet, I get a  % of money back through the purchase. Nearer Christmas or through out the year I have the option to swap the Cashback into cash or vouchers for me to spend in stores such as Boots.
  • Collect as many coupons as I can for food products to enable me to get lots of snacks/food in for free.
  • Win as many items as I can which will help me get Christmas for free. This includes gifts, vouchers to buy products with and even food items.
  • Use sites such as Instagc which reward me in vouchers for doing simple tasks such as watching videos and listening to the radio. Each month I am hoping to make at least £10+.
Overall I am aiming high. I am sure through out the year I will find other websites/ways to make a few pounds which I will use for Christmas and I am hoping to keep my readers updated on this.

I have already managed to get a few bargains which include 2 DVD's for Maxwell which cost me just 50p each which were on a supermarket glitch. The DVD'S will make perfect stocking fillers. 

Wish me luck and I hope you enjoy following my journey! Here's to Christmas 2014!

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12 comments

  1. We can do this! Monthly update posts, yes?x

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  2. Good luck helen! I know you can do this! Wish i could do the same but i just love spending money haha! xx

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  3. Looking forward to seeing your posts and how you are doing. xx

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  4. Love this!!! Will be checking in for your posts! Fab idea I've started too with some bargains :-)

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  5. I used a lot of comp wins too for Chistmas, it gets very addictive! Our Nectar points saved all year bought all the food goodies. Not heard of Instagc - off to look now, thank you. Looking forward to hearing about how you get on over the year. Sam.

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  6. This is my first year of comping to win a Christmas, my frugal Christmas just gone wasn't as frugal as I hoped, so looking forward to reading and learning :)

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  7. Good Luck Hun xx I'll be trying to spend less this year too so fingers crossed for you

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  8. look forward to your progress through the months

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  9. Good luck will b following :) x

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  10. I've already got a large storage box, which I plan to fill from free things (vouchers/wins etc) Done quite well this year, but I plan to do better next year! best of luck with this! x

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  11. Oh gosh I could do with this haha! Good luck :)

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  12. I also top my Tesco clubcard up when I go shopping as many people don't no you can add money to them as well as points x

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