A Christmas Cracker of a Tip

Miss Thrifty2 December 22, 2008

The Times has published its top 12 money-saving tips for Christmas. It’s as wickedy-wack as one would expect; I know I’m mean about these well-intentioned broadsheet round-ups, but come on! This time around, the top frugal tips include wrapping presents in brown paper from the Post Office (which, erm, works out more expensive than regular Christmas wrap), and decorating the Christmas tree with pine cones foraged from one’s garden and spray-painted gold (Pfffffff. See: Caitlin Moran).

Anyway, another one of the Times’ tips is to eschew Christmas crackers in favour of recycled, fill-your-own crackers from John Lewis (£5 for six). But one of the readers has replied with an even better idea, which I love:

> This year buy some recycled fill-your-own crackers, (John Lewis are selling a pack of six for £5)

If you want to do it cheaper, buy a pack of 12 from poundland, remove the junk and replace with something better. Why pay John Lewis £5 for six EMPTY crackers?

I like Martin.

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2 Responses to “A Christmas Cracker of a Tip

Holly says:

I really like wrapping things in brown paper and you can get a huge roll from Poundland for, you’ve guessed it, a pound!

The Post Office seems to be the most expensive place ever for stationary – I don’t know how anyone can afford to buy jiffy bags from there!

December 23, 2008 at 12:28 pm

admin says:

Holly, you are a genius. That is a beaut of a tip – I love it!

– Miss T.

December 23, 2008 at 4:34 pm

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