Shop until prices drop with our top tips for last minute Christmas deals

Shop until prices drop with our top tips for last minute Christmas deals

December 22, 2020

WITH Christmas Day almost here, most of us will be all prepared.

But there are bound to be some of you who have left things until the last minute.

To help, I have come up with some late deals and ideas to rescue your festive celebrations.

DON’T BE CHICKEN: With the mad rush for turkeys, supermarkets are often left with surplus chicken, and this will be discounted to shift ahead of Christmas Eve.

If you are trying to stay on budget and you have a large ­family to feed, it may be worth thinking about whether swapping to a chicken could mean a saving.

You could also buy a couple of discounted chickens and freeze them for meals in January.

VEG FOR LESS: Hit the reduced section of your supermarket every day in the run-up to Christmas as lots of extra stock can mean rock-bottom prices.

Last year, Aldi and Lidl slashed the prices of their veg to just 15p.

If you are happy to risk it and leave it until Christmas Eve, sometimes supermarkets will even give away surplus stock for free.

HAVE A CRACK AT IT: As well as ­discounting fresh food, supermarkets usually mark down other stock on Christmas Eve too, such as Christmas decorations and crackers — great if you haven’t already got some, but also handy to stash for next year too.

Last year I picked up a box of 12 Christmas crackers at Tesco for £1, reduced from £10.

STAY IN THE PRESENT: Store sales often start on Christmas Eve or even just before.

I’d suggest a browse in the clothing departments and toiletries aisle.

I got lots of half-price gift sets last year and stashed some away for birthday presents later in the year.

It’s a great way to save money in the long run.

  •  All prices on page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of day

THE sold-out £300 hot tub is now back in stock at B&M stores, but be quick – it’s bound to sell out again!

Cheap treat

JAFFA Cake fans should try the new Chocolate & Orange Melt In The Middle pudding from Morrisons for £6.

It’s perfect for Xmas.

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Top swap

INSTEAD of paying £2.50 for a 12-pack of fresh pigs in blankets at Sainsbury’s, get a pack of 12 at Iceland for £2.

SAVE: 50p

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GREGGS has teamed up with Heinz to give away 50,000 breakfasts until December 31 for new users of its Greggs Rewards app.

Each new member can bag a free breakfast roll and hot drink to take away.

Shop & save

APEROL is on offer for £12 a bottle (70cl), down from £15 at Tesco when you scan your Clubcard at the checkout.

SAVE: £3

Xmas shopping list

A PACK of ten Aunt Bessie’s Yorkshire puds is on offer for 98p, down from £1.55 at Asda.


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