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Asda is offering a small bonus to start your Christmas saving now. I was just wondering when you guys started saving ( For food and bits not presents) ?

wyal5
3 weeks ago
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eyeballkerry

I do not spend any extra money at Christmas. I stopped buying presents a few years back. I will have a Christmas dinner but not much different than a Sunday dinner. No stress, no debts, happy me.

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wyal5

eyeballkerry I bet it is a lot less stressful in your household 😊

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eyeballkerry

wyal5 It is so much better. Took family a while to understand, no presents means no presents and we got there in the end.

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tumblespots

I set some aside every month, starting in January. I also only receive my Tesco vouchers once a year in November which helps towards Christmas.

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wyal5

tumblespots I need to get more organised 🙈😂

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MrsCraig

I've already started. I start saving around about March/April. I save a bit every month for food and for presents. I save my survey vouchers throughout the year and it pays for our sons presents and usually my mums too. I don't go overboard with food at Christmas. I buy the food for the dinner and a dessert but that is it. My parents usually bring the drinks over. I don't see the point in going into debt for one day. We have the Christmas we can afford. We are lucky we can put aside money each month to save for it.

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wyal5

MrsCraig nice, stressless Christmas 🎄 😊

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MrsCraig

wyal5 I still get stressed with buying all the presents, getting everything wrapped, putting up the decorations and just finding time to do everything. But I am not stressing about money which definitely makes it easier.

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EmmaWright762

Unfortunately saving for Christmas is becoming a non option for more and more people as the cost of living crisis hasn't really gone away, the media are simply saying it has. Prices across the board have risen and income is simply not matching it. I'm seriously considering making Christmas presents this year based on favourite photo's of the people I love and our happiest times.

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wyal5

EmmaWright762 I agree. It is so different now. Homemade presents can usually be the favourite 😍

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slightfoot

EmmaWright762 go for it, most people appreciate a thoughtful homemade gift much more than the usual smelly set ect, every year for the last 10 years or so I make everyone a floral/foliage table Dec from foraged greenery and a hamper of homemade jams/chutney/pickled onions and Christmas cake, I did a poll last year,asked everyone do you want the homemade goodies or "proper" presents, it was unanimous, all voted for homemade goodies, I like your photo idea, I may borrow that, 😆

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HEDGEHOGS

I have never saved for Christmas but tend to pick up bits and pieces throughout the year when I find a good offer /deal. This has always worked for me aand have gifts aside for Birthdays too.

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Jerseydrew

I put what i can aside. I don't go silly and get bits on sale. We do secret santa for my siblings it's better

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martinlufc5637

I save all my vouchers and add to Amazon account to use for Christmas, my wife does Asda rewards ect..

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slightfoot

I have already added £20 to my Asda rewards Xmas cashpot, I will also be saving any vouchers from game,step, shopping receipt, and survey apps from now, for the next 6months, I've worked out I should be able to get around £200 in Tesco vouchers, £50asda, and £50 Amazon in total from all my different apps and loyalty schemes ect, my aim is to have a "free" Christmas just using vouchers and not spend any actual monay, we don't go crazy with presents but we do like to indulge with the food a little,lol

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Jerseydrew

Thanks to this post I've prompted my family to sort secret santa. I'd forgotten to start it. I like to get bits early just to spread the cost. Just got the kids to start a wish list

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