As Christmas is coming up. this is usually the time of year that people worry about money. If there’s a way to save some money when you have presents to buy, then you’re going to want to try it. Whether you’re cutting back on certain luxuries, or finding cheaper alternatives of your favourite items, every penny counts. I’ve written a list of the presents that I want to get for everyone and now I’m worried. I want to get the best presents I can, but I’m definitely going to have to curb my spending for a bit. Here’s how I plan on saving some money.

There’s often so many different bills coming out that we have to pay for and can’t avoid over Christmas. From paying for your rent and your electricity bill to having to pay for your own staff uniforms. Some things are just unavoidable. There are plenty of different ways for you to save some money in the run up to Christmas though..

Cashback sites

Okay, I definitely can’t stop shopping online – I have presents to buy! But if I can shop online and get cashback then that’s great! My favourite cashback website is Quidco. I have been signed up for years and have made so much money from them, just by spending as I usually would. I make sure that I go through Quidco for everything. Whether it’s train tickets, ASOS hauls or concert tickets. I definitely recommend that you sign up.

Voucher codes and student discount

Before I make any sort of purchase, I do two things. First of all, I see if I can go through Quidco and secondly, I see if there are any voucher codes around. If the site doesn’t do student discount, then I will use a website like Vouchercodes to see if there’s anything else. This is particularly good for places like The Body Shop who don’t do student discount but always seem to have 35% off.

Cutting back

I can’t help spending money when I’m in town. Whether it’s a sausage roll from Greggs or a hazelnut latte from Costa and it all seems to add up so quickly! At this time of year, I try to cut back on buying things that I don’t need. I’ll have a coffee at home and make sure I eat my lunch before I leave. This really helps. You can also save money o your bills at home by conserving energy and water. Cash Lady have a great guide on how to conserve water at home and it’s worth checking out.

Online surveys

A good way to save money is to participate in online surveys. In my experience, online surveys can take quite a while to reach payout, but it’s worth persisting. I currently use YouGov and have been a member for years. You get paid for taking surveys, most of them are worth 50 points (or 50p) and payout is at £50. I have had around £350 from YouGov in the last few years. I find that when you actually do the surveys, you get more. At the moment I am getting surveys sent to my inb0x daily.

How are you going to save money for Christmas?



  1. November 13, 2018 / 7:41 pm

    These are all such good, practical tips, especially in the lead up to Christmas. I’m especially guilty spending lots of little bits in town!

  2. November 13, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    Loving these tips, especially the cashback sites because I ALWAYS seem to forget about them when it comes time for festive shopping (and I do most of it online so no excuse really). I need to take notice of the cutting back too!!

  3. November 13, 2018 / 11:21 pm

    I also do surveys on YouGov, it’s a great way to earn money.

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