It’s all shop, shop, shop here while all systems go as I secretly start panicking about buying the last of the Christmas presents. There’s only a few more things to tick off my list so as always, I’ve been scouring the internet for the best deals and any special offers floating around. Even Christmas doesn’t escape my hard bargaining skills, quite the opposite actually, it’s when they’re tested out to the full.
I check the latest offers via The Money Saving Website which ping into my email inbox, then search out what the latest offerings are on the voucher code websites. Even if it’s just a saving on delivery, that’s more money in your pocket and often the tipping point when choosing between websites. (If you’re wondering what I’m on about, www.myfavouritevouchercodes.co.uk for example, is just one where you can find various offers in one place from the major retailers.
Once I’ve found my best deal it’s over to Quidco to see if I can claim any cash back, over the years I’ve totted up over £1500 here. There really is nothing better than knowing you’ve paid the best price possible for just a few minutes extra effort and web browsing . Think of it as your journey to the shops if you’re feeling precious about the time it take.
Lastly, if there’s nothing which floats my boat over on the voucher code websites, cash back or a search on the web, then I buy what I can second-hand. One man’s silver is another man’s gold after all.
Don’t think for one moment that this routine is only for pre christmas shopping, it’s just as effective once the big day is over and it’s on to the Boxing day sales. Don’t even think for one minute that you need to settle for the reduced price just because it’s already reduced. My shop savvy skills have been passed on to my kids too as they’ve learnt to check out voucher code websites and shop around before buying online.
I’m seriously thinking of changing our family motto to
There’s nearly always room to save a few more pennies.
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