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December 10, 2012

Top Tips to reduce your Christmas Shopping bill

Filed under: Hot tips — nspresources @ 12:48 pm
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Research for the charity Family Action says most UK families will spend between £530 and £682 on gifts, decorations, food and drink at Christmas. But in a time of austerity is the pressure to spend big at Christmas something we can ill afford?

xmas pigBelow are Piggy’s tips to help reduce your grocery spend but still have a very Merry Christmas feast!

1) It is claimed that a quarter of all food bought from UK supermarkets is thrown away.  Planning meals in advance and buying only what is needed for them is a very effective way to reduce waste.

2) Make sure you are aware of ‘2 for 1’ and similar offers on goods you use frequently.

3) Use a service such as my supermarket to find out which shop is the cheapest for the goods you usually buy but remember that a saving in the cost of goods may be lost in additional travel costs.

4) Avoid impulse buying! Don’t go food shopping on an empty stomach you are much more likely to buy more than you really need.

5) Buying on the Internet may be a good idea, especially if your normal ‘weekly shop’ involves driving and if you tend to buy on impulse.

 

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