Our top tips for cutting the cost of sending Christmas cards this year — plus win £15,000 in our raffle

Our top tips for cutting the cost of sending Christmas cards this year — plus win £15,000 in our raffle

December 11, 2018

But sharing your festive greetings need not break the bank.

Here are some simple ways to cut the cost of card giving . . .

  • HUNT OUT BARGAINS: Got a long list of friends and family? Card ­Factory is selling boxes of 30 cards for just £1.99 in ­different luxury designs. That works out at just 7p a card. Meanwhile, at Paperchase, a box containing 30 cards in nine designs comes to £3.85 — that’s just under 13p each.
    SAVE: £1.86
  • GET CRAFTY: If you want your cards to look unique, perhaps with your baby’s handprint or drawing, buy some plain paper and envelopes and get creative. The Works has 14 plain white ­scalloped-edge cards for only £2 — about 14p per card. They come with envelopes and are perfect for ­decorating. Shop-bought hand-painted designs cost a hefty £2.66 at Etsy.
    SAVE: £2.52 per card
  • RECYCLE: Many of us save our cards from previous years. But if they’re taking up too much space, cut them in half so you just have the decorated front. Then cut out a festive shape, such as baubles or a Christmas tree, and write on the back. It looks cute and there is no need to buy new.
    SAVE: up to £2 on an individual Christmas card from Asda
  • PHOTO FUN: Sending a photo of the family is a great way to add a special touch to your Christmas cards. Vistaprint is offering ten folded cards with one photo on for £5.88, reduced from £14.70.
    We found a similar style on funkypigeon.com selling each card for £3.29.
    SAVE: £2.71 per card
  • ALL prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

GET 50 per cent off Goldsmiths’ Christmas Diamond Gift Set collection, including this silver knot set. Was £200, now £100.
SAVE: £100

Cheap treat

ENJOY a delicious dip with ChicP Houmous, made from “imperfect veg”, now two for £3 on Ocado. Usually £1.99 each. Offer ends at the end of this month.
SAVE: 98p

My Sun Savers fiver

ANN STEVENTON from Wellingborough, Northants, says: “My Savers fivers are helping towards Christmas presents for 15 grandchildren.”

  • Send us your Savers fiver story to sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours. Please include your name and town.


£15K to win for XMAS – how do I enter?

HAVE a Christmas to remember thanks to our latest sensational Sun Savers competition.

We’re giving THREE lucky readers £5,000 each towards their festive expenses.

Bag our prize and you won’t need to worry about all the presents, the big food shop or any decorations you want to put up.

To enter, download the Sun Savers app or sign up at ­sunsavers.co.uk. Then collect TEN Sun Savers codes from the 18 printed daily in the paper until Tuesday, December 11.

Enter the codes on the Sun Savers app or website. After your tenth code, head back to the “Win Christmas” page found in the “Offers” section and click “Enter” there.

Make sure you enter before midnight on Monday, December 17 when the competition closes.

Sun Savers is our fantastic rewards club which gives all readers the chance to take advantage of FREE cash, treats and prizes. If you’re not already a Sun Savers member then sign up today and get involved.

T&Cs apply – to read in full, see sunsavers.co.uk.


Top swap

KEEP winter dryness at bay with Crazy Rumors Hibiskiss tinted lip balm such as this shade in Coral, above. At less than a fiver, it is way cheaper than Clinique’s Heftiest Hibiscus Intense Moisturising Colour Balm.
SAVE: £13.51

Reader's saving tip

LINDA GLOVER from Bideford, Devon, says: “Recycle envelopes received in the post as scrap paper to use for writing notes and shopping lists.”

  • Post your ideas at sunsavers.co.uk/tips and get 28 codes, worth £5, if we print yours. Please include your name and town.

Shop & save

POP a bottle of the De Bortoli Woodfired Heathcote Sparkling Shiraz, from Sainsbury’s. Was £15, now £12. Offer ends January 1.
SAVE: £3

Hot right now

QUICK! B&M has a new party food range, which includes a 10-pack of duck spring rolls or tempura prawns for just £1 each.

Play now to win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle

JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle.

Every Sun Savers code you enter will earn you a ticket for our £15k monthly Raffle. And for every ten tickets you collect in a calendar month, you get a GOLDEN TICKET for our £80k Raffle, which takes place every three months, with the first one at the end of June.


There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect. So the more you enter, the better your chances.

To take part go to sunsavers.co.uk or open the Sun Savers app. Then opt in to each month’s Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the Sun Savers codes printed daily in the paper.

Every time you scan or enter a code into Sun Savers, you get a Raffle ticket in the £15k Raffle.

Not yet a Sun Savers member? Just go to sunsavers.co.uk or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.

  • T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs at sunsavers.co.uk/faqs.

Fancy a free fiver?

YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.

Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.

Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have ­collected 28.

This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.

For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver. So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.

We are keeping it super-simple. You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.

Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at sunsavers.co.uk.

To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.

With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.

TO JOIN: Don’t worry, folks — joining takes just 30 seconds, in three steps.

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