It’s hard to know when to stop buying when it comes to Christmas dinner. With it being the main event you want to make it special, which you can still do without breaking the bank.
We’ve put together some tips on how you can save money on your Christmas food shop without making your Christmas dinner any less special.
Write a list
And don’t sway from it. It’s so easy to get carried away but write a list and stick to it. Only get the things you need and don’t go OTT on snacks and extra bits that end up going off or getting lost at the back of the cupboard and forgotten about.
Swap to own-brand
It’s Christmas which means people (us included) tend to opt for premium brands as a treat. Often you can’t taste the difference between those luxury items to a supermarket’s own-brand products. In an article by The Sun Iceland’s own Irish Cream Liqueur beat Baileys in a taste test. So this year swap out the branded items and give your supermarket’s own products a try. You can also get up to £2 back if you order with Sainsbury’s.
Do your Christmas food shop online and keep an eye out for vouchers and offers to help you save money. Supermarkets will be running a lot offers over the festive period so take advantage of them when working through your shopping list.
We had to include ourselves in this but use KidStart to get money back on all of your shopping this Christmas. As mentioned above you can earn up to £2 back with Sainsbury’s as well as money back with other supermarkets too. This money you earn will be used to top up your little one’s savings account.
Loads of supermarkets offer wonky veg now which is a great way to buy fresh produce cheap. All veg looks and tastes the same once it’s been cooked so don’t worry if the carrots are misshapen.