I’m sure you think you’re tired of hearing it, but I’m back to whittle away at your Christmas bills some more. You see, there are actual toy sales going on right now that can cut down your Christmas bills by a significant amount. So why not read on and find out more about saving money on the costliest of recipients this holiday season? Save money on your kids, your friends’ kids, and your younger family members – it could make an amazing difference to your bottom line and, as you’ll already know if you’ve been following my Christmas series, buying now will relieve the pressure on your wallet when you get closer to the big day and start the frantic last-minute shopping rush.
Toys R Us provides a veritable toy wonderland for young and old. What child doesn’t love Geoffrey the Giraffe, and who doesn’t secretly love picking through the giant pile of soft toys? For Christmas shopping, they can’t be beaten; while other shops, online and three-dimensional, can frequently beat them in price they carry a huge variety and allow you to take your kids through the shop and watch what they seem to be into before sneakily coming back and buying it for them. At the moment, their website has a very nice deal on allowing you to get a £15 coupon for every £100 you spend – handy for those last-minute presents – and offering free standard delivery as long as you spend over £50. They also offer some very good ideas for Christmas presents, allowing you to find the right present no matter which kid you’re buying for.
Littlewoods has also got a toy sale on. And a big one, too – up to half price off selected toys! If you have worries about affording Christmas this year, you can of course take the credit option and you’re able to take out 0% interest credit over the course of a year (at most). But be careful not to exceed the weekly payments you’re able to afford as this is a quick way for debts to spiral out of control. Stick to a single catalogue if you do elect to buy things on tick, and don’t be tempted to expand on Christmas until you reach the very edges of affordability – and beyond. This type of debt seems innocuous enough when you first notice the interest-free credit, but late fees and negative credit scores can really affect your future.
Tesco.com has a wonderful toy sale on that allows you to order your toys home with free delivery for any order over £30! Of course you can choose to go in-store, but with such a low minimum it’s hard to see why you’d bother when you can simply get everything brought straight to your door. With a huge selection and some very cool prices, this sale really isn’t to be missed.
It can knock a huge hole into your Christmas spending and allow you to make much more of your budget. If you remember not to be too silly, this means you can buy more presents for less money, letting you set the remainder aside to cover last-minute expenses and the post-Christmas financial slump many families face. Alternatively you can expand your Christmas without expanding your wallet!
It’s a wonderful thing when you get closer to Christmas and realise you’ve already purchased the majority of your big necessities. Don’t let the stress pile up; take advantage of these great pre-Christmas toy sales and relax in the knowledge that you’ve saved money and gotten prepared well in advance! Your focus can now be on all the little bits that are often left by the wayside; why not look up a gingerbread recipe and get ready to help your kids build their own house, or look into making your own mincemeat?