Well, I’m about halfway through my Christmas shopping now – and my thrifty plan to spend no more than £180 on gifts for 16 people is on track (punches air).
Unfortunately, because so many members of my family read this blog now, I can’t set out what I have bought and how without ruining all the surprises. But let’s just say that, buried in the middle of this list of the latest and greatest Christmas discounts and offers, are a few deals of which I have taken full and shameless advantage…
The Body Shop - the website can be a pain to use, but The Body Shop is really pushing its online delivery arm, with plenty of good offers at the moment.
- If you are a new customer, you’ll get a 25% discount code emailed to your inbox when you sign up.
- Enter the code SAVOO2040 at the checkout to get £10 off a spend of £20+.
- Enter the code SECRET for 35% off a spend of £5+.
- Fancy ‘hand caddies’ (those hand soap and hand lotion duos, in little stands) are half price, reduced from £18 to £9, if you enter the code CADDY at the checkout.
Argos - 2 toys for £15 when you follow this link. The stock levels suck though. I went to make a couple of purchases last week and abandoned my basket because so few of the items in it were in stock or in-store. It may have improved since then though.
Mothercare - You can save up to half price on infant toys by following this link. If you go for broke and spend £75 or more on toys, you can get a 20% discount by entering the code E4HD at the checkout. I like the Mothercare site because you can group sale items by price bracket, which saves time and effort when you are trying to stick to a strict Christmas budget.
Thorntons - a box of 50 chocolates is currently reduced from £19.99 to £9.99.
Marks & Spencer – large boxes of chocolates reduced from £10 to £5 (in-store).
Atterley Road is giving customers 20% off until 4 December – just enter the code FRIENDS20 in ‘My Bag’ to redeem.
Debenhams has discounted all women’s dresses, girls’ dresses and men’s suits by 25%.
I don’t want to bombard you with deals, but there are some great ones out there at the moment so I thought I’d squash them all together. I’ll compile another round-up next week. See: you don’t have to be super-organised and buy all your Christmas presents in March in order to get the best deals. There is hope for us all.
Image credit: George Eastman House.